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Department for International Trade: Life Sciences at the Heart of UK Economy

19-Jul-2018 8:32 AM
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Government will today (Wednesday 18 July) host the second in a series of roundtables with stakeholders from key life science businesses, demonstrating the importance of the sector to the UK economy.   T

University of Auckland

Sir Peter Gluckman to lead new global council for sciences

05-Jul-2018 3:32 PM
University of Auckland Distinguished Professor Sir Peter Gluckman has been picked to head a new international body of influential science institutions.

University of Auckland

Data science can tell us which political party is dominating

04-Jul-2018 11:46 AM
Young scientists from the University of Auckland and Victoria University of Wellington have come up with a novel way to figure out which party or parties in New Zealand’s Parliament are dominating any particular political debate or discourse.

University of Auckland

NZ’s ‘rocket man’ to give public lecture at University of Auckland

27-Jun-2018 7:19 AM
Rocket Lab founder and CEO Peter Beck will give a free public lecture at the University of Auckland next week to share the company’s story so far and his thoughts on the future of New Zealand’s fledgling space industry.

University of Auckland

Matauranga and science join forces in a new Te Punaha Matatini research programme

14-Jun-2018 10:38 AM
The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) recently announced that it has awarded $100,000 in funding towards a project that aims to improve the way in which scientists work with and engage with Maori.

Business Wire Australia and New Zealand

Indee Labs Closes $2.6M in Seed Funding From Founders Fund’s FF Science and Main Sequence Ventures

18-May-2018 9:44 AM
Patients should not need to wait four months for these life-saving therapies   Image of a bonded wafer containing an array of µVS devices at the University of South Australia's Future Industries Institute. Credit: South Aus

University of Auckland

Growing Up in New Zealand welcomes funding announcement

15-May-2018 7:28 AM
Growing Up in New Zealand has welcomed today’s announcement from the Minister for Social Development, the Honourable Carmel Sepuloni, that it will restore funding of more than $1.9 million to the child development study.

University of Auckland

First-ever NZ woman elected Fellow of Royal Society

10-May-2018 8:30 AM
In a career of exceptional scientific achievement, Distinguished Professor Margaret Brimble of the University of Auckland has achieved yet another first - as the only New Zealand woman ever elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London.

University of Auckland

No sex means longer life

07-May-2018 7:05 AM
Promiscuity is a bad idea for female stick insects, in fact their smartest option is to have no sex at all.

University of Auckland

Coasts in crisis

01-May-2018 9:34 AM
Coastal populations around the world have exploded in recent decades but our enthusiasm for living by the sea coincides with a projected rise in risk to the coastal environment including extreme weather events, sea level rise, and the impact of human activities.

University of Auckland

Robots everywhere: Robotics in industry and at home

23-Apr-2018 7:29 AM
Despite daily news coverage of robotic technology and the wide range of tasks and actions robots are being programmed to perform, most people have only a vague idea of how this technology is evolving and what the future might hold.

University of Auckland

Auckland leads on international education conference 2021

29-Mar-2018 8:49 AM
More than 2,000 international educators from around the world will be listening and learning in Auckland in 2021 at the Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) conference hosted by the University of Auckland.

University of Auckland

Infants as young as 17 months expect fairness and equity

27-Mar-2018 7:02 AM
Children as young as 17 months recognise whether resources are being shared fairly, the first time researchers have found evidence that infants so young are sensitive to principles of “distributive justice”.

Business Wire Australia and New Zealand

Five Teams Advance to Final Round of $1.75M Water Abundance XPRIZE

23-Mar-2018 9:23 AM
Teams from U.S., India, U.K. and Australia Move Forward in Competition Aimed at Tackling Global Water Scarcity LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, in honor of World Water Day, XPRIZE – the world’s leader in designing and o

University of Auckland

Study raises questions over role of intensive agriculture in early cultures

20-Mar-2018 6:46 AM
Scientists have long debated what drove the establishment of complex human societies. Was it the rise of agriculture and intensive farming or less tangible factors such as social structure?

University of Auckland

EMBARGO: 5am 13 March, 20-18 Tracking the spread of early hunter-gatherers through language

12-Mar-2018 7:45 AM
Scientists have further evidence that an ancient family of languages spread across most of the Australian continent over the last 6000 years, rapidly replacing pre-existing languages.

University of Auckland

Tracking the spread of early hunter-gatherers through language

12-Mar-2018 6:56 AM
Scientists have further evidence that an ancient family of languages spread across most of the Australian continent over the last 6000 years, rapidly replacing pre-existing languages.

Business Wire Australia and New Zealand

Nine Teams Advance to Final Round of the $7M Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE

08-Mar-2018 8:58 AM
Teams from Seven Countries Move Forward in Competition to Accelerate Rapid and Unmanned Ocean Exploration and Discovery LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--XPRIZE, the world’s leader in designing and managing incentive competitions to solv

University of Auckland

Record number of women enrol in engineering at University of Auckland

08-Mar-2018 7:27 AM
A record number of women have enrolled to study engineering at the University of Auckland with women making up 27% of first-year students for 2018.

University of Auckland

Leading mother and baby experts meet in Auckland

06-Mar-2018 12:53 PM
Potential breakthrough treatments for premature babies – including an artificial womb made of plastic – and healthcare advances in other common pregnancy and newborn complications will be shared by leading international and national experts in Auckland this month.