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Otago announces Professorial promotions for 2022

Monday, 22 November 2021 10:28am

Twenty-eight University of Otago academics are being promoted to the position of professor this year.

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Should NZ limit heading in youth football?

Thursday, 2 September 2021 10:52am

New Zealand should introduce guidelines to limit youth heading in football similar to those introduced internationally, a University of Otago researcher suggests.

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Underwater learning on the Yellow Submarine

Monday, 30 August 2021 8:57am

Aimee Clark grew up by the beach in Napier and spent her time exploring the natural world, whether it was in real-life or on TV. 

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Winners of the 90-second Science film competition announced

Monday, 19 July 2021 11:02am

Two students from the Centre for Science Communication have scooped the top two awards for the 90-second video competition. 

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Sisters in Science

Thursday, 3 June 2021 9:43am

Between them, Dr Cathy Cole and Dr Rosie Cole have clocked up three research expeditions to polar seas, forty ascents of Mount Tongariro, thousands of hours in a Scottish coral culture lab, and organised a ton of wax to mimic an eruption.

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Abortion opposition related to beliefs about fetal pain perception

Thursday, 13 May 2021 10:07am

A person’s stance on abortion is linked to their, often inaccurate, belief about when a fetus can feel pain, a University of Otago study has found.

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Otago study examines attitudes toward climate change risk

Thursday, 4 February 2021 11:39am

A University of Otago study explored factors which influence Americans’ levels of concern over climate change, providing discussion on how those factors could impact mitigation efforts.

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Doctorate research explores Science’s human stories

Wednesday, 28 October 2020 9:37am

While studying orangutans in Spain Alba Suarez Garcia realised that for her it's the stories behind the science that hold the most meaning and wonder.