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.
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.
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.
Education researcher receives Chinese Government PhD Student Award
8 July 2019
Di (Allen) Wu, a PhD student from the Faculty of Education and Social Work, recently received the Chinese Government Outstanding Self-financing PhD Student Award 2018.
Survey shows Kiwis want abortion law changed
2 July 2019
Opinion: Legislators must catch up with public opinion and change New Zealand’s outdated abortion laws, writes Yansha Huang and Associate Professor Danny Osborne.
Rediscovered images of Māori life are precious taonga
2 July 2019
Recently retrieved documentary footage, images and documents of Māori life in the early 20th century are a treasure trove for future generations.
Kiwis pilot maggot farm in India to process waste
26 June 2019
A Kiwi venture which uses maggots to process waste into fertiliser and chicken feed has set up its first treatment plant in India.
Young ecologists discover fearsome predator of NZ’s tiniest bird
25 June 2019
Two University of Auckland PhD students have discovered New Zealand’s smallest bird has a fearsome predator, the long-tailed cuckoo, something scientists hadn’t known until now.
Nationwide survey finds widespread support for legal abortion
21 June 2019
New Zealanders’ show strong support for legal abortion, particularly if a woman’s life is in danger, according to a new study from the University of Auckland.
Now everyone can read subtitles, whenever they want
19 June 2019
A new technology developed by ABI researchers allows the hearing-impaired to watch a movie at whatever cinema they like, whenever they want to.