Science

Female dolphins enjoy sex, and their clitorises aren’t that different from ours

Do female dolphins enjoy having sex? American researchers decided to find out by looking at the clitorises of female dolphins. 

Scientists know that dolphins are highly social.…

NZ has the highest trust in scientists out of 12 countries including the US, UK, and Australia…

This means as a country we are more compliant with Covid-19 precaution measures.

80% of future jobs will require maths and sciences, skills NZ is lacking

A projected 80 percent of future jobs will require maths and science skills. And NZ is not ready.

Why wearing a mask can help stop Delta spreading

Masks in places open for essential services during level 4 will be mandatory from tonight.

Parts of the Amazon now emitting more carbon than they absorb

Some regions of the Amazon rainforest are now emitting more carbon dioxide than they absorb.

Reclamation - He Kākano Ahau: Wawatatia, Series 2 | Episode 2:

In episode two, we meet three people working to revive and reclaim mātauranga Māori.

Checking your phone at work just makes you more bored, study finds

When you're bored at work, do you aimlessly scroll through your phone?

Folic acid will now be added to bread to help prevent birth defects

Folic acid is proven to prevent birth defects such as spina bifida and other neural tube defects.

New Zealand is sending two satellites to Mars

New Zealand is going to Mars…

A scientist tells us where to find NZ’s secret glaciers

Did you know Te Ika-a-Māui / the North Island has its own glaciers?

Māori may have been exploring Antarctica as far back as the seventh century

New research shows Māori and other Polynesian voyagers have been navigating Antarctica for a long time, despite the dominant narrative in the past 200 years focused…

NZ’s glaciers are melting seven times faster than they used to

Researchers at the University of Toulouse, France, analysed half a million satellite stereo images to study mass changes of glaciers worldwide.

Globally they estimate glaciers lost 267…

The sex helmet that tried to save kākāpō

Sirocco the kākāpō wouldn’t stop shagging people’s heads. So one clever DOC worker came up with a potential solution...

After being raised by humans, Sirocco the kākāpō…

You could probably outwalk a T-rex

A study found the T. rex’ preferred walking speed is estimated at 4.6 km per hour - similar to the natural walking speed of humans, horses,…

Māori scientists feel pressured to educate colleagues for free

New research highlights how Māori scientists are expected to raise the cultural capacity of their organisations without dedicated time or pay. 

The research, published this month in…

Welcome the cyborg turtle: NZ researcher designs prosthetic fin for turtles

A New Zealand researcher has designed a prosthetic fin for sea turtles to help the endangered species recover after their fins are damaged.

All seven species of…

Pill testing doesn’t make you any more likely to take drugs, research finds

New research has found pill-testing services do not result in people taking MDMA if they had not used the drug before.

The research also found that pill…

The conservationist merging tikanga Māori and western science

Conservationist Tame Malcolm dedicates his time to protecting and caring for our ngāhere.

He's merging mātauranga Māori and western science to achieve the best results and create…

What you need to know about the Climate Commission report

Here are the major points from the Climate Commission report.

The best ever cup of coffee, as proven by science

A team of physicists, mathematicians and baristas have reached a verdict ☕

Silence for Science

What's an electronically clean environment? It's a place with no light pollution, no atmospheric pollution and no radio transmissions. There is such a place in Antarctica,…

PrEP - the revolutionary drug for people at-risk HIV

As of March 1, Aotearoa becomes one of the first countries to publicly fund PrEP - an HIV prevention drug that greatly reduces the risk of…

What happened to the western world's dirtiest river?

The Manawatu is home to one of the western world's dirtiest rivers 😬what's being done to turn this brown awa back to a blue one?

Since posting,…

We are not victims, we are warriors.

Brianna is a warrior against climate change, travelling the globe to raise awareness and save not just her mighty Pacific home, but the world!

How satellites help us understand climate change

The satellites orbitting Earth provide scientists with a deluge of information about the Earth every single day. So how do we translate so much data into…

Voyager - a love note in space

The mission was to photograph all of our solar system's planets, but there were a few more surprises for NASA's Voyager - including a 70s mix…

Brekfist: Death ft. Saraid's mum

Sit down for Brekfist as Saraid and Johanna chat about death, but it's not all doom and gloom! We also meet Saraid's mum, who tells us…

Earthquake Country

On Aotearoa's West Coast, an exposed faultline lets you see a glimpse of the inner workings of Papatuanuku. Last rupturing 300 years ago, is time ticking…