Tools of ancient hunters find their place in outer space
19 July 2021
Space might be the final frontier, but, like all frontiers it’s strewn with junk. Luckily, Professor Guglielmo Aglietti, director of the Auckland Space Institute has a plan
Deciphering the decline
30 June 2021
From the rise of social media to dramatic change in the education system, many reasons are offered to explain New Zealand’s decline in international iteracy assessments. Stuart McNaughton says a single cause is very unlikely.
Inside the Reading Wars
30 June 2021
There is a national debate about how best to teach children to read and write against the backdrop of international comparisons that show a decline in our children’s literacy.
Literacy needs a life course revolution
30 June 2021
Professor Stuart McNaughton on how a life course approach to literacy and learning would support our children to be confident readers, writers and critical thinkers.
Dr Disaster and the schools of tomorrow
31 May 2021
Carol Mutch says schools need more recognition and resoures for their roles in the aftermath of increasingly common major disasters.
The 150-year-old mystery disease killing two New Zealanders a week
29 April 2021
New Zealand has one of the world’s worst rates of a fatal brain disease. Now, scientists hunting rogue genes hope to unravel the 150-year-old mystery of what triggers the disease and how to find a cure.
A super model for the team of 5 million
15 April 2021
The nation's Covid-19 response has relied heavily on contagion modelling. Dion O'Neale is leading work to build a unique model that mirrors the myriad connections of the entire population of New Zealand.
Covid and the virtual lung
31 March 2021
Professor Merryn Tawhai's work on the virtual lung has led to a vital new tool for medical staff caring for patients hospitalised with serious Covid-related illness.
New and ancient lens for healthy rivers
24 February 2021
Researchers have articulated a way to look at and look after our fresh waterways founded on Matauranga Māori.
The economics of happiness and well-being
17 February 2021
New Zealand has its own world expert on the economics of happiness. Professor Robert MacCulloch says the pandemic is an opportunity to show how we could do a lot better.
The insidious return of 'slavery'
16 February 2021
International business researcher Christina Stringer has lifted the lid on migrant workers facing serious exploitation in New Zealand
The Covid time machine
12 January 2021
In the Infection and Immunity Laboratory at the University of Auckland, a team led by Nikki Moreland has built a Covid-19 time machine.