Faculty of Science
Scientists call on public to report tohorā sightings
15 July 2020
Conservation of tohorā, the southern right whales, has been remarkable. But scientists need to know more about these gentle giants and want the NZ public to help.
Fixing Auckland's water crisis
15 July 2020
Opinion: Can we avoid the angst and embarrassment of another water crisis in Auckland like the current one? Anthony Fowler takes a look.
Making up is hard to do, new study finds
14 July 2020
The fun of making up is the theme of countless songs, movies but a new study has found that ‘make-up sex’ is less common and a good deal less exciting than popular culture would have us believe.
Scientists argue for single list of the world’s species
8 July 2020
Scientists frustrated at the number of different scientific lists for the world’s organisms say it’s time to agree on a model that would see all the world’s species on a single list.
Taking stock 40 years after marine reserve created
6 July 2020
Total biomass within the Leigh Marine Reserve is five times higher than it was 40 years ago when the Reserve was first established, a new study shows.
HRC funding for two Faculty of Science projects
30 June 2020
Two science research projects have been awarded more than $2.5 million from the Health Research Council’s Project and Programmes funding rounds for 2020.
Laser physicist wins Emerging Scientist Award
30 June 2020
Dr Miro Erkintalo from the University of Auckland’s Department of Physics has won the Emerging Scientist Award at this year’s Prime Minister’s Science Prizes.
Take care with tech used to fight Covid
26 June 2020
Opinion: Machine learning is being used to research Covid-19, but social implications of the work must be considered and diverse voices heard, writes Daniel Wilson.
Toothpaste created by chemistry student a winner
24 June 2020
There are key aspects of formulating a new toothpaste that are challenging for the novice chemist - the correct amount of foaming and that all-important fresh after-taste are two that are difficult to get just right.
Potential breakthrough for eating disorder sufferers
18 June 2020
Anorexia and other eating disorders may be linked to a nervous system experiencing inflammation caused by stress, according to an international review co-authored by a University of Auckland researcher.
Exercise, work productivity and well-being
16 June 2020
Many fitness programmes and other well-being initiatives associated with the workplace came to a full stop during lockdown but as things get back to normal, researchers are keen to find out whether people did more or less exercise during and after the pandemic.
Excellence awards reflect vital role research plays
11 June 2020
Research Excellence Award winners exemplify success in bringing ideas to life for the public good.