Otago Museum representatives have rejected the latest moves by Te Papa to exercise increased control over more than 350 Oldman collection artefacts which have been held in the South for decades.
University of Otago student Darnell Kennedy is striving to develop a new method to track down violent offenders through distinctive bacteria left in bite marks on skin.
Construction of the $8.6 million first stage of the long-awaited Otago Settlers Museum redevelopment project will begin next month.
Moves to stage an Otago-wide careers month next May are gathering momentum, after a meeting hosted by the Community Trust of Otago in Dunedin yesterday.
Kidney disease poses a serious threat to the health of New Zealanders, leading United States kidney researcher Prof Jeff Sands says.
University of Otago graduate Jono Paulin will fly to Boston next month to study using exercise to counter chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension.
Some findings of evolutionary psychology are scientifically suspect and promote gender stereotypes, award-winning Wellington science writer and novelist Bernard Beckett says.
The return of gas-producing equipment after a 20-year absence is a major step forward for the Dunedin Gasworks Museum, organisers say.
Student organisers are hoping a colourful International Cultural Concert, held at the Dunedin Town Hall this week, will become an annual fixture.
Tax changes affecting many ACC clients and attendant carers have meant a nightmare for families already burdened by looking after "catastrophically injured" people, Wellington lawyer John Miller says.
University of Otago scientists have gained four grants totalling more than $553,000 to investigate innovative therapies against Alzheimer's disease and to undertake other neurological research.
University of Otago researchers have been granted $9.9 million to develop new Star Trek-like testing devices which could revolutionise medical diagnosis and eventually generate a high-tech export industry valued at more than $2 billion.
New Zealanders were "living in an age of anxiety" about energy issues, Radio New Zealand host Kim Hill said yesterday.
Wind power will become the "new oil" in New Zealand, with smaller and smarter wind turbines countering threats posed by soaring oil prices, wind power specialist Geoff Henderson predicts.
Three months after having a stroke and being critically ill in Dunedin Hospital, University of Otago graduate John Kaye is enjoying good health again and is once more able to sharpen his ancient Greek language skills.
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.
Liquid nitrogen with your ice cream, anyone?