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Young New Zealand film-maker bringing international attention to plight of bees
Friday, 21 September 2018
A new approach in the fight against American foulbrood – a disease effecting beehives across the world – is the topic of a New Zealand-made film shortlisted in the International Jackson Hole Science Media Awards being held in Boston, USA, this week (26-28 September NZT).

New book investigates why some humans want to kill themselves
Friday, 21 September 2018
University of Otago research psychologist Jesse Bering has explored the dark experiences of being suicidal, in his new book: A very human ending, how suicide haunts our species.

Kiwi teenagers less fit than a generation ago, Otago research reveals

Friday, 21 September 2018
New Zealand teenagers are less fit and weigh more than their parents were at the same age, new University of Otago research reveals.

Sustained levels of moderate warming could melt the East Antarctic Ice Sheet
Thursday, 20 September 2018
The East Antarctic Ice Sheet melted during extended warm periods in the past when temperatures were similar to those predicted for the coming century, a new study published in Nature has shown.

No increased risk of lung infections among infants using popular anti-reflux medicines
Tuesday, 18 September 2018
New University of Otago research shows infants using popular anti-reflux medicines like omeprazole are not at increased risk of pneumonia or other lower respiratory tract infections, contrary to findings from other international studies.

Otago scientists secure almost $1.6 million for heart research
Monday, 17 September 2018
Otago scientists secure almost $1.6 million for heart research

University of Otago academic scoops top teaching award
Friday, 14 September 2018
For the sixth time in seven years, the University of Otago has the top tertiary teacher in New Zealand.

University of Otago to construct new $150 million building in Christchurch
Friday, 14 September 2018
The University of Otago has announced plans to construct a new state-of-the-art building to expand its Christchurch campus, making an important contribution to the Health Precinct as part of the city’s rebuild.

Otago scientists awarded major funding for innovative research
Thursday, 13 September 2018
University of Otago research leader Professor Richard Blaikie has received almost $1 million in Government funding to develop a cost-effective solution for large-scale production of hydrogen gas, a potential source of energy as an alternative to fossil fuel.

GREEN Grid project releases unique household electricity demand dataset for public use
Thursday, 13 September 2018
“How much electricity do heat pumps really use? When is hot water heated and are the lights kept on all day in winter?” These and other questions can now be answered thanks to the release of anonymised electricity power demand data from a sample of 45 New Zealand households.


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