Four senior Otago secondary school pupils have been selected to take part in a "Powering Potential'' science event in Wellington next month.
An international Buddhist research centre has opened in Dunedin, enabling academic links with the University of Otago to be further developed.
Small changes in exercise can make a big difference in protecting brain health against the adverse effects of physical inactivity, Associate Prof Liana Machado says.
Gaininge a further $17.6 million will help Healthier Lives researchers, hosted by the University of Otago, to improve health research and counter the obesity epidemic, Prof Jim Mann says.
In tackling major climate change challenges, New Zealand can learn positive lessons from the widely destructive 1918 flu pandemic, two academics said in Dunedin yesterday.
Leading University of Otago scientist Prof Warren Tate has been awarded the Marsden Medal for services to science, an honour earlier won by his late brother, Dr Kevin Tate.
Imagine you're playing in a Bledisloe Cup clash against Australia but as you dive for the try, you find yourself holding a Scrabble dictionary and not a rugby ball.
The latest Otago Embroiderers' Guild exhibition has gained ''very positive feedback'' from the public, guild president Brenda Burton said yesterday.
University of Otago molecular microbiologist Associate Prof Peter Fineran has won a top international science prize for outstanding early career research.
A 19th-century steam locomotive with a colourful history is still returning to Dunedin, but its arrival is likely to be delayed until next year.
Cellphones are often ''scorned as devices of distraction'', but a University of Otago study has found they can also support mindfulness apps and improve mental health.
The possible threats posed by ''space weather'' to New Zealand's electrical grids, and to satellites, were highlighted in a talk in Auckland by two Dunedin scientists last night.
After taking a break from a lengthy musical career, 90-year-old veteran Dunedin jazz drummer and singer Jack Allpress is delighted to be singing again.
Moves to create a "virtual campus" for rural health training would also improve health services in New Zealand’s rural towns, including those in Otago, Dr Garry Nixon says.
Many more people flocked to an Outram dairy farm open day at the weekend than had visited last year, farmer Duncan Wells said yesterday.
University of Otago public health researcher Tony Blakely has been awarded this year’s Chaffer Medal for distinguished performance in health research.
Toitu Otago Settlers Museum staff have been making "strong progress" in adding previously unrecorded artefacts to the museum’s electronic catalogue, acting director Cam McCracken says.
If older people give up driving too soon, they can face possible "serious consequences", including increased risk of isolation and depression, Dr Rebecca Brookland says.
A just-released University of Otago study highlights the need for stronger Government action over sugary drinks, to counter New Zealand's obesity epidemic.
University of Otago researchers are celebrating after gaining $28.5million in the latest Marsden Fund round.