The Goldilocks Effect and a snapshot of death – our Research Showcase winners
19 October 2021
An archaeological skull, a new forensic body fluid identification method, a brain hormone model and a unique exploration of home gardening took out the top prizes in the SGS Research Showcase 2021.
Kea behave as if the virtual and real worlds are continuous
29 September 2021
Kea parrots treat virtual and real-world environments as continuous and equivalent, a new study by the University of Auckland published in Biology Letters shows.
Kiwis quite keen on the idea of eating insects
23 September 2021
A majority of New Zealanders would be happy to try eating an insect even if they have never tasted one before, preliminary findings from a new study show.
Using augmented reality to revisit ‘first contact’
3 September 2021
Mairi Gunn, PhD candidate with the ABI and the Design Programme, talks about Haptic Hongi, one of over 20 installations from New Zealand to feature in Garden Aotearoa, as part of Ars Electronica.
'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' moment for 3MT winner
10 August 2021
Thirteen postgraduate students captivated a sold-out audience at the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Final on Friday, with Business School PhD candidate Sam Mackay taking out the ultimate title: doctoral winner.
Jin Russell: 'Let's have a conversation about child development'
2 August 2021
Dr Jin Russell is working at the coalface of children’s health and says poverty has a major effect on childhood development as well as contributing to illness.
Teacher burnout study gets significant results
30 July 2021
Last year was particularly tough on teachers, who had to rapidly adapt to new technology and manage increased workloads, all while running their own lives from home.
Postgraduate students prepare for battle against the clock
30 July 2021
Thirteen postgraduate students will take on the ultimate battle against the clock at the highly anticipated Three Minute Thesis Final on Friday 6 August.
Doctoral student’s award-winning publication paves way for early detection of pancreatic cancer
30 July 2021
Dr Jaelim Cho's original research identified the links between diabetes mellitus and pancreatic cancer.
Devices distract parents
26 July 2021
Parents who turn off the audible notifications on their mobile phones have the best chance of expanding their child’s vocabulary.
It's Moth Week!
20 July 2021
For the first time New Zealand is joining international Moth Week, a week that celebrates all things moth.
Pākehā identity in changing times
19 July 2021
In parts of the world, including New Zealand, a series of major social movements are confronting racism and challenging the sense that being white is normal and preferred.