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.
Misinterpreted brain research is being used to justify damaging gender stereotypes, academic psychologist Dr Cordelia Fine warns.
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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.
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.
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.
New Zealanders were "living in an age of anxiety" about energy issues, Radio New Zealand host Kim Hill said yesterday.
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.
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.
Student organisers are hoping a colourful International Cultural Concert, held at the Dunedin Town Hall this week, will become an annual fixture.
The return of gas-producing equipment after a 20-year absence is a major step forward for the Dunedin Gasworks Museum, organisers say.
Some findings of evolutionary psychology are scientifically suspect and promote gender stereotypes, award-winning Wellington science writer and novelist Bernard Beckett says.
Dunedin ACC campaigner Denise Powell is calling for a ministerial inquiry to resolve problems with apparent double payments for tax in some ACC reimbursement cases.
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.
Kidney disease poses a serious threat to the health of New Zealanders, leading United States kidney researcher Prof Jeff Sands says.
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.
Construction of the $8.6 million first stage of the long-awaited Otago Settlers Museum redevelopment project will begin next month.