Faculty of Science
NZ among global marine life hotspots
17 April 2020
Scientists have identified the world’s ocean hotspots where the widest variety of marine life can be found and say their work provides a roadmap to meeting long-held conservation goals.
Modern political differences linked to human evolution
15 April 2020
What determines our views on taxation, welfare, crime, healthcare, military spending and climate change?
Why the birds are back - and how to keep them here
13 April 2020
Opinion: Reduced noise, light and air pollution of lockdown means we can see and hear more birds and other wildlife. Margaret Stanley explains how to keep it this way.
University scientists date ancient tree at 28,000 years
8 April 2020
Radiocarbon dating has estimated that fragments of a tree recovered from a City Rail Link construction site are 28,000 years old – a time when moa, woolly mammoths and sabre tooth tigers still roamed the planet.
Protecting your relationship under lockdown
8 April 2020
Opinion: Jessica Maxwell, Nickola Overall and the REACH group offer advice on how to maintain your wellbeing and relationships under extreme conditions.
Sexually deceptive orchids and a duped wasp
7 April 2020
Falling for the sex-deception techniques of orchids could be a costly business for male parasitoid wasps according to a new study looking at the ‘economics of sperm’ as a vital part of long-term survival.
Healthy brains in isolated times
7 April 2020
Opinion: As we adapt to a new way of living, David Moreau offers five easy tips to help minimise the impact of social distancing and self-isolation on our brains.
Surviving lockdown with young children
25 March 2020
Opinion: Child development expert Annette Henderson has some tips for working parents to cope at home while caring for school-age children.
Scientists sequence ship rat genome for first time
23 March 2020
A New Zealand – Australia collaboration has produced the first full genome sequence of Rattus rattus (ship or black rat).
Brain tissue increases after giving birth - study
19 March 2020
A new study has found that grey matter in women’s brains increases after they give birth.
Multi-million dollar collaboration in cyber security
17 March 2020
The University of Auckland will host a major multi-million dollar trans-Tasman collaboration in cyber security aimed at ensuring both countries have the best possible solutions to existing and future cyber-enabled threats.
Student creates start-up while recovering from car crash
16 March 2020
Annabelle Collins reckons a car accident on Auckland’s northern motorway was one of the best things that ever happened to her.