John Gibb

Museum reports leaks

Several leaks have "opened up'' at the Otago Museum after a recent run of wet weather.

Mission to Mars Nasa’s new frontier (+ video)

Mission to Mars Nasa’s new frontier (+ video)

Nasa deputy administrator Dava Newman, previously a professor of astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,was in Dunedin this week and spoke to reporter John Gibb about Nasa's plans for a manned landing on Mars by 2039.

Mars mission will be 'global' (+ video)

Mars mission will be 'global' (+ video)

NASA is seeking wide international support for its plan for astronauts to get their "boots on Mars'' by 2039.

Possible win-win for car park

Possible win-win for car park

Parking issues, and the probable need for a new parking building, are looming large as talks begin over plans to build a new Otago Regional Council headquarters in Dowling St.

Concepts brought to life in shows (+ video)

Concepts brought to life in shows (+ video)

"Anyone else for Mapping the Universe?''

Funding help for neurological work

Funding help for neurological work

Research into using a neuroprotective protein to counter Alzheimer's disease is among many University of Otago research projects boosted by $912,0000 in latest Neurological Foundation grants.

Sighting of beaked whale a first

Sighting of beaked whale a first

University of Otago-led researchers have spotted the mysterious Shepherd's beaked whale off the Dunedin coast - the first confirmed sighting of this "rare and elusive'' whale in New Zealand waters.

Otago team to share chemistry fun in Taiwan

Otago team to share chemistry fun in Taiwan

Days after exploding a nitrogen "bomb''in a "great big science class'', Dr Dave Warren will take a "leap into the unknown'' by bringing his Dunedin chemistry outreach work to Taiwan and Malaysia.

Marine scientists win new medal

University of Otago marine biologists Profs Steve Dawson and Liz Slooten have received a national award marking their "outstanding contributions'' to marine conservation and sustainability.

Experiment almost bombs out (+ video)

Experiment almost bombs out (+ video)

For several minutes, it seemed an innovative "great big science class'' would end not with a bang but a whimper in Dunedin yesterday, when a liquid nitrogen "bomb'' failed to explode.