Victoria University

Pain makes people more charitable

( —A study involving Victoria University researchers supports the longstanding theory that taking part in extreme, painful rituals increases prosocial behaviours and attitudes including making people more charitable.

dateJul 17, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Acidic oceans could aid photosynthesis

( -- Groundbreaking Victoria University research shows that ocean acidification may have no negative effect on tropical corals and local sea anemones - in fact it may improve photosynthesis.

dateMay 18, 2009 in Ecology
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New weapons to battle bacterium behind ulcers

Helicobacter pylori is a bacteria that lives in the gut of more than 50 per cent of the world's population, and is the most common bacterial infection worldwide. It is responsible for most peptic ulcers and is a significant ...

dateNov 24, 2015 in Biochemistry
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Exotic invaders dominating native species

Until relatively recently, New Zealand ecosystems were dominated by native plants, but a study by Associate Professor Kevin Burns has shown that the balance has now tipped in favour of exotic species.

dateSep 21, 2015 in Ecology
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3D design putting golfers above par

Master of Design Innovation student James Irvine has developed a design process that takes data from a player's swing and deciphers where their sweet spot is—the area of the club the player hits the ball with most.

dateSep 16, 2015 in Engineering
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