Volcanologists have eye on the sky

(PhysOrg.com) -- Volcanologists from Massey University and the University of Hamburg in Germany will soon be able to record every explosive burst out of Mt Ruapehu in rain or shine, day or night, with a new high-speed Doppler ...

Promiscuous proteins key to antibiotic resistance

(PhysOrg.com) -- The research, by molecular biologist Dr Wayne Patrick and two doctoral students, focuses on the role protein promiscuity plays in the adaptation of species to new environments – the crux of all life, ...

Truth revealed in rare disaster theory

(PhysOrg.com) -- Research that supports a theory that investors need to account for rare disasters when making decisions on the stockmarket has been accepted for publication in the international top journal in finance.

Vocabulary on decline due to fewer books

Young people are reading less and failing to build vocabulary amid a sea of text messaging and cyber chat, says literacy and child development specialist Professor Tom Nicholson.

Researchers find rare hourglass dolphin

A rare hourglass dolphin underwent a post-mortem on Friday at Massey's Coastal-Marine Pathology Unit at Albany. It is one of only a handful of carcasses of the species ever examined by scientists.

World traveling godwits keep a strict schedule

New research has shown bar-tailed godwits are hard-wired to keep to tight schedules for their extraordinary annual 30,000km return journey between New Zealand and Alaska.

Sheep study finds young mothers have more lambs

(PhysOrg.com) -- New research suggests that being a young mother is not a bad thing for a sheep and may mean ewes have more lambs that are just as healthy than those that are older when first bred.

Breakthrough in plant-fungi relationship

(PhysOrg.com) -- Massey biologists have uncovered for the first time the complete set of gene messages that define the symbiotic interaction between a fungal endophyte and its grass host.

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