The secret life of our aquifers
21 April 2020
What is the impact of nitrogen pollution on our aquifers providing drinking water for 40 percent of New Zealanders?
Modern political differences linked to human evolution
15 April 2020
What determines our views on taxation, welfare, crime, healthcare, military spending and climate change?
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.
Graduate's challenge: let's reimagine education in Aotearoa
6 March 2020
When Maia Hetaraka walked across the stage yesterday at the University of Auckland’s Tai Tokerau graduation, she was completing a long and challenging journey.
New doctoral programme addresses demand for indigenous education research
5 March 2020
The Faculty of Education and Social Work has launched a new Doctor of Education (EdD) theme to grow indigenous scholarship and increase doctoral completion rates among indigenous people in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Smarter than we thought: Kea reason about probability
4 March 2020
Kea make smart predictions when reasoning about uncertain events, behaving similarly to humans when faced with statistical reasoning tasks, according to a new study from the School of Psychology.
Māori and Pacific babies bigger and leaner, Asian babies ‘thin-fat’
4 March 2020
The facts and fictions of baby fat have been revealed in the first-ever study of Aotearoa New Zealand newborns’ body composition, including a surprise that could refocus early healthcare.
Ihumātao’s heritage listing win - what does it mean?
28 February 2020
Opinion: Giving Ihumātao the highest heritage listing available is a strong signal for the Government and Auckland Council, write Nicola Short and Dr Frances Hancock.
Stanford and MIT beckon for young health researchers
26 February 2020
An emerging expert on the nocebo effect and a promising young heart researcher have won prestigious scholarships, funded by entrepreneur Andrew Bagnall, to study at Stanford and MIT.
Double scholarships will take Kiwi researcher to MIT
26 February 2020
Emily Lam Po Tang, a researcher at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI), has been awarded two scholarships, which she will use to fund a short-term placement at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the USA.
The profits of porn: how can we keep children safer?
18 February 2020
Governments have backed away from regulating the powerful online porn industry, which puts the onus on the individual to stay safe, says Dr Caroline Keen.
Yawning difference between us and dogs
12 February 2020
In a bitter disappointment for dog lovers everywhere, scientists have found dogs don’t yawn at the same time we do because of any special human-canine bond.