Why improving air quality is key to preventing Covid outbreaks in schools

Better ventilation in classrooms has all kinds of benefits for kids – but the responsibility shouldn't fall on already overburdened teachers.

We managed to toilet train cows, and they learned faster than a toddler

Training cows to urinate in a certain spot could make a big difference to the fight against climate change and the amount of nitrogen in our waterways.

How electronic noses could help us sniff our way out of the Covid crisis

The big challenge: finding the 'breathprint'.

New tactics against predators and pests promise to be more effective and humane

New Zealand is ready to think outside the trap-box when it comes to getting rid of pests.

Science Archive

Why did we not see the Auckland floods coming?

Was the sheer intensity of torrential rainfall that flooded parts of Auckland last week just too difficult to predict?

The truth about ivermectin

Begin by asking yourself: Am I a cow? Am I a horse?

Siouxsie Wiles & Toby Morris: How the world sped to the Covid vaccine summit

It's not about compromising safety. It's about riding the super highway.

Clearing the air on aerosol transmission and mask use

We've gained a lot of knowledge about aerosols over the past year. Now we need to use it.

How vulnerable are children to Covid-19, and can they develop long Covid?

Increasing proportions of children are among those testing positive for Covid-19. Here's what the research tells us.

Siouxsie Wiles: Ignore the uninformed windbags. Lockdowns really do work

To nail delta, we can't afford to loosen our grip.

Siouxsie Wiles: What we know about Covid vaccines, effectiveness and boosters

The latest research on vaccinated people and infectiousness.

The free camp that encourages Māori and Pacific students to consider careers in science

DiscoveryCamp is continuing to help groups of young Māori and Pacific Island students to realise their potential in science

All the locations of interest in NZ’s delta outbreak on one interactive map

An interactive map of locations of interest in the current delta outbreak.

Sleep scientists answer your most burning sleep questions

The group of sleep geniuses from the Sleep/Wake Research Centre answer their most frequently-asked questions about catching Zzz’s.

Siouxsie Wiles & Toby Morris: The hunt for the missing link in NZ’s delta outbreak

The good news: we're closing in on the missing link. The bad news: there's a real chance of superspreading events.

Five reasons vaccines remain a critical weapon against gatecrashing delta

If enough of us get vaccinated we can kick this obnoxious party guest out of our home for good.