Faculty of Science
Artificial intelligence: should we fear it or love it?
24 July 2019
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is currently generating high expectations and intense debate over issues such as the future of work, inherent bias and military application.
Extinction of a native freshwater fish – will history repeat?
23 July 2019
It is the only known New Zealand freshwater fish to have gone extinct but the speed at which upokororo disappeared forever has remained something of a puzzle.
World Brain Day: NZ at leading edge of migraine research
22 July 2019
This year’s World Brain Day today is dedicated to one of the most complex of all neurological disorders that affects millions of people worldwide: migraine.
New data science programme welcomes students from China
18 July 2019
Fifty-five students from Southwest University (SWU) in Chongqing, China are being welcomed at the University of Auckland this week to begin studying under a new agreement between the two universities.
Pacific atolls can adapt to rising seas and extreme storms – new study
16 July 2019
Low-lying Pacific islands in atoll archipelagos such as Tuvalu, Tokelau and Kiribati are likely to adapt to the effects of climate change rather than simply sink beneath the waves.
Auckland student takes lawn bowls to millions
15 July 2019
No one would have anticipated a lawn bowls tournament to be the next success story to emerge from the University of Auckland’s entrepreneurship hub. Except, that is, for PhD student Rebecca Jelley.
12 July 2019
What happens when you combine some of New Zealand’s best and brightest scientists with primary age children who have a thirst for learning and an innate love for the physical and natural world?
VR game simulates quake to help children stay safe
11 July 2019
A virtual reality game that could save lives during an earthquake has won the education category of the University of Auckland’s 2019 Velocity Challenge.
Tiny rings of crystal used to change the colour of laser light
9 July 2019
A breakthrough could pave the way for low-cost and energy efficient sources of widely-tuneable laser light.
When did NZ fall so behind on plastic?
9 July 2019
Opinion: Leave plastic packaging at the checkout for the supermarket to deal with. One idea for Plastic Free July from Emily Joy Frost and Michael Harvey.
How common is dementia, really?
5 July 2019
There are said to be more than 60,000 people living with dementia here in New Zealand. But did you know that this number is only an estimate, based on statistics from other countries?
Mātauranga Māori essential in dealing with sexual violence issues
4 July 2019
Opinion: Dr Jade Le Grice says traditional Māori knowledge and processes are the key to addressing issues of sexual violence in communities.