Faculty of Science
Do crows plan ahead just like humans playing chess?
8 February 2019
A new study shows crows have the ability to plan three behaviours ahead towards achieving a goal in a way that may be similar to the way humans plan future moves in chess.
Keeping a low profile is for the birds
31 January 2019
It has long been assumed that colourful plumage puts birds at higher risk of being spotted by a predator but a new study has a surprising finding – being dull and brown doesn’t necessarily increase the chances of survival.
Educator and philanthropist awarded Honorary Doctorate
23 January 2019
German-born scientist and education philanthropist Dr Beate Schuler will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of Auckland.
Urgent action to save marine beds
17 January 2019
Opinion: Shellfish beds are our most endangered marine habitats. Urgent action to save these vital ecosystem must be a priority, writes Professor Simon Thrush.
1080 debate: time to face reality
17 January 2019
Opinion: We can't leave our vulnerable native species to fend for themselves while we debate the rights and wrongs of 1080, explains Dr Cate Macinnis-Ng.
Distinguished Professor becomes a Dame
16 January 2019
Named a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year Honours capped off an outstanding 12 months for Dame Professor Margaret Brimble of the University of Auckland.
The SPCA’s inconvenient truth
14 January 2019
Opinion: Instead of shooting the messenger, let’s consider what the SPCA says about 1080 and explore innovations for predator control, writes Dr Marie McEntee.
Staff welcome 2019 with New Year Honours
3 January 2019
Congratulations to staff across our faculties who were recognised in the New Year Honours List 2019.
Māui’s dolphin: going, going, gone?
1 January 2019
Opinion: Clean, green New Zealand? Not when we may cause extinction of the world's smallest dolphin, writes Veronica Rotman.
Men with hostile sexist beliefs feel less powerful in relationships
4 December 2018
Heterosexual men with hostile sexist attitudes are more likely to think they lack power in a relationship rather than seeing themselves as powerful.
Kathleen Curtis Atrium naming ceremony
30 November 2018
The Faculty of Science proudly renames the plaza atrium of the Science Centre after prestigious alumna Kathleen Curtis to commemorate 125 years of Women’s Suffrage in New Zealand.
Kiwi sperm selection company acquired by global corporate
21 November 2018
A cell-sorting startup with considerable significance for the trillion-dollar global livestock market has been bought by a global corporate that already has significant existing operations in New Zealand.