Faculty of Science
Worrying trend on vaccination – new study
10 June 2020
Anti-vaccination attitudes in New Zealand are becoming more entrenched among almost a third of the population and the trend is a worrying one, researchers say.
Science Faculty staff named in Queen’s Birthday Honours
4 June 2020
An internationally renowned pioneering A pioneering mathematician and a professor of psychology who has worked for more than 30 years to help improve the youth justice system have been named in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Ancient CO2 mystery solved at East Africa
4 June 2020
Around 90 percent of the Earth’s carbon is locked deep beneath the surface but a team of scientists has provided new understanding of how carbon accumulated under ancient continents can find its way to the surface as CO2.
On the sounds of ice cracking, and designing for a better future
4 June 2020
To mark World Environment Day we talk to Marco de Kretser, who is studying for a conjoint degree in Environmental Science and Design, about the sounds of Antarctica and designing for a greener future.
Lockdown gave us an experience of Mason Durie’s Te Pae Māhutonga
3 June 2020
Opinion: Professor Robin Kearns from the University of Auckland's School of Environment reminisces about our enforced slowdown through lockdown.
First in-depth study of mental health issues in Cook Islands
27 May 2020
A study investigating mental health in the Cook Islands is the first of its kind and will provide better understanding of how the Islands are being impacted by mental health issues.
Dip in biodiversity at equator may pre-date fossil fuel industrial age
26 May 2020
New research shows that instead of marine biodiversity being highest at the equator as widely expected, it actually dips there.
Are you sure that’s the right way? – whales surprise researchers
25 May 2020
Satellite tracking of whales migrating from Australia and New Zealand to summer feeding grounds shows some southern right whales or tohorā are travelling in the opposite direction to what scientists expected.
Double check on climate change models with matauranga Māori
24 May 2020
Māori were skilled ocean voyagers. Their ancient knowledge of clouds could inform the accuracy of contemporary climate change models.
Covid-19 and the privacy trade-off
22 May 2020
Opinion: NZ has launched its app to help Covid-19 contract tracing. How does this compare with apps overseas and how can privacy be protected? Rizwan Asghar explains.
Uncovering the migration secrets of whales
20 May 2020
Genetic analysis of skin samples from southern right whales at feeding grounds in the southwest Atlantic Ocean shows the whales that gather there are more closely related to those in South America than to those in South Africa, scientists say.
Innovative Faculty projects attract health funding
15 May 2020
Could we use new drugs to replace ventilators which damage the lungs in critically ill patients? Could co-design and augmented reality be the answer to motivating older adults to exercise for stroke rehabilitation?