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Videogame loot boxes similar to gambling

Published: Tue 19 Jun 2018 10:42 AM
Adolescents playing video games that offer randomised rewards to increase competitive advantage could be being exposed to mechanisms that are psychologically similar to gambling, according to new research just published in Nature Human Behaviour . Read more...

Almost $19 million awarded to Otago researchers

Published: Mon 18 Jun 2018 02:47 PM
A new study investigating for the first time the health of occupants of leaky homes in New Zealand is one of many University of Otago-led projects being funded this year by the Health Research Council to the tune of almost $19 million. Read more...

Name that pest – Using AI to rapidly ID pest species

Published: Mon 18 Jun 2018 01:45 PM
Ever been fined $400 at the border for a forgotten banana and wondered about the strict biosecurity rules in New Zealand? A University of Canterbury academic is working to make it possible to instantly identify suspect insects, plants and fungi from ... Read more...

How species live together in climate change

Published: Mon 18 Jun 2018 01:24 PM
Understanding how species live together in changing ecosystems has been a difficult subject for scientists to attack. Read more...

A wet start to the week

Published: Mon 18 Jun 2018 01:02 PM
This week gets off to a stormy start with heavy rain and thunderstorms for most parts of the North Island today. A complex low pressure system with several embedded fronts moves southeast across central New Zealand today bringing wet weather through to ... Read more...

SMC: Antarctic ice sheets, youth offending

Published: Fri 15 Jun 2018 03:14 PM
New Chief Science Advisor Professor Juliet Gerrard will replace Sir Peter Gluckman as the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor on July 1, it was announced this week . MacDiarmid Institute A biochemist, Prof Gerrard is the Associate Dean of Research ... Read more...

Nitrogen-reducing plantain recognised with Fieldays Award

Published: Fri 15 Jun 2018 03:09 PM
A plantain that started life as a common weed has been recognised for its contribution to the future of farming with an Innovation Award from Fieldays. Read more...

New Zealand Researcher Receives International Award

Published: Fri 15 Jun 2018 09:41 AM
Renowned tobacco control researcher Dr. Marewa Glover today was the recipient of the INNCO Professional Advocate of the Year Award for her support of tobacco harm reduction at the Global Forum on Nicotine in Warsaw, Poland. Read more...

Mātauranga and science join forces in new research

Published: Thu 14 Jun 2018 12:52 PM
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 Māori. The Ministry of Business, Innovation ... Read more...

Waves trigger Antarctic ice shelf collapse

Published: Thu 14 Jun 2018 12:24 PM
Ocean waves following sea ice loss trigger Antarctic ice shelf collapse Storm-driven ocean swells have triggered the catastrophic disintegration of Antarctic ice shelves in recent decades, according to new research published in Nature today. Read more...
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