Synthetic chemistry: How are molecules made? ▶

Synthetic chemistry: How are molecules made? ▶

The synthesis and study of molecules is at the heart of chemical research. One of the most challenging aspects is the development of methods to synthesise molecules for the first time. In this talk Professor David Barker will describe how taking up the challenge to...
Will volcanic eruptions increase? 🔊

Will volcanic eruptions increase? 🔊

In December an unexpected volcanic eruption on White Island in New Zealand killed twenty-one people, while in the Philippines, the eruption of Taal Volcano caused thousands of people to flee the area. With Climate Change, will volcanic eruptions become more frequent...
Q+A: Are we living in a climate of ignorance?

Q+A: Are we living in a climate of ignorance?

After a prominent New Zealand radio host claimed that the science of man-made climate change was not yet settled – and used dodgy sources to do so – Joel Rindelaub, research fellow at the University of Auckland issued a rebuttal titled ‘Why Sources Matter in a Climate...
How do we measure pain, anyway?

How do we measure pain, anyway?

By Jeremy Delahanty Imagine you have been asked to define pain by your doctor. They might have asked for a rating on a scale from zero, no pain, to ten, unbearable pain. Or you chose from a selection of faces ranging from happy to tearful. Maybe you answer with your...