New Zealand must foster the next generation of young scientists and ensure they are supported by sound career structures, award-winning Wellington novelist and science writer Bernard Beckett says.
California-based biochemist Dr Jilly Evans remains strongly positive about life and about science careers for women but sometimes has mixed feelings about recommending such careers in New Zealand.
Science enthusiasts, put up your hands.
Liquid nitrogen with your ice cream, anyone?
Misinterpreted brain research is being used to justify damaging gender stereotypes, academic psychologist Dr Cordelia Fine warns.
Early intervention is crucial to safeguard children and to protect society from criminal psychopaths who have been damaged by a dysfunctional upbringing, clinical psychologist and author Nigel Latta said yesterday.
The Otago Settlers Museum plans to more than double the size of its popular "Walk Dunedin" guided walk programme, and is training more volunteer guides to provide the extra staff required.
A Discovery by University of Otago scientists of a previously unknown role for antibodies in enhancing the body's immune response could pave the way for improved vaccines.
A major New Zealand research expedition to the Ross Sea will shed new light on the area's unique ecosystem and deepen understanding of the Antarctic toothfish, Niwa scientist Dr Matt Pinkerton said.
The University of Otago and its two fellow South Island universities, Canterbury and Lincoln, have joined forces - backed by a $3 million grant - to boost technology-based innovation.
University of Otago scientist Dr Cushla McKinney is worried she may soon be forced to give up her research into genetic risk factors underlying rheumatoid arthritis and type 1 diabetes.
University of Otago doctoral student Damian Scarf has gained a joint Fulbright and New Zealand Government award valued about $30,000 to study pigeons in New York.
A Dunedin private book dealer says he will not now be selling overseas a long-lost journal of Edward Jerningham Wakefield, one of New Zealand's best-known early colonists.
New Zealand's best interests could suffer if our leaders were merely "tied to the chariot wheel of public opinion", Dr Lance Beath, a former Foreign Affairs senior manager, warned during the weekend.
The foreign currency sent back home by citizens now working in other countries has become increasingly important for Pacific Island nations, Dr Alumita Durutalo, a Fiji-based researcher, says.
Successfully protecting nations against the threat of terrorism is as difficult as fighting cancer, award-winning American political scientist Emeritus Prof Ole Holsti says.
A higher-than-expected public interest in foreign affairs and strongly positive attitudes towards Australia were among the initial findings of a national opinion poll released in Dunedin yesterday.
A strongly nuclear-free stance has given New Zealand credibility during talks aimed at encouraging North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons programme, Foreign Minister Winston Peters said yesterday.
Seventy University of Otago staff and about 240 students are being moved out of the university's St David II Building after an engineering report raised concerns about the building's structural safety in the event of an earthquake.
Free public access to the opening session, and live video links with the United States are among several developments at the University of Otago's latest Foreign Policy School.