John Gibb

Chance to see the Southern Lights tonight

Chance to see the Southern Lights tonight

A memorable display of the Southern Lights seen in the skies over Dunedin last week could be repeated as early as this evening, scientists say.

Linking up for brain awareness

Linking up for brain awareness

The University of Otago Brain Health Research Centre has joined forces with the Otago Museum to offer a ''Brain Awareness Week'' at the museum, starting on March 10.

Interest in textbook

Interest in textbook

An innovative electronic textbook project, led by University of Otago academic Dr Erika Pearson, has sparked interest from people in a dozen countries.

Museum to re-enact ghost ship mystery

Adults wanting to try something a little different during their next trip to the Otago Museum can learn more this week about one of the world's most baffling maritime mysteries.

Talks boost museum's profile

A series of talks by Otago Museum director Dr Ian Griffin is boosting the museum's public profile.

System crash an 'opportunity'

System crash an 'opportunity'

This week's failure of the Southern District Health Board's computer system is ''an opportunity disguised as a disaster'', which the whole New Zealand health system can learn from, Associate Prof Hank Wolfe says.

Narrowing focus on prostate cancer

Narrowing focus on prostate cancer

Powerful new diagnostic tests for early identification of prostate cancer will be available within three to four years, University of Otago researcher Dr Elspeth Gold predicts.

Tradition of printed books still in demand

Tradition of printed books still in demand

Books are still very much alive and well, judging from the hundreds of people who swarmed into the Dunedin Public Libraries' latest bargain sale yesterday.

Focus on quake origins through study of ice

Focus on quake origins through study of ice

By studying the microstructure of ice, University of Otago scientists hope to gain new insights into the origin of earthquakes, deep below the Southern Alps.

Children to learn about colonial farm

Children to learn about colonial farm

Three hundred primary school children will soon learn more about a colonial era subsistence farm, thanks to a pilot scheme backed by the Dunedin Amenities Society.