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Study on motivations of non-Māori to learn te reo

A study on the motivations of non-Māori to learn te reo Māori suggests Pākehā identity is increasingly tied to acquiring a deeper knowledge of, and ability to speak, the indigenous language.

How the pandemic is harming the oil and gas industry

In August, Exxon Mobil, once the largest publicly traded company in the world, was dropped from the Dow Jones industrial average after 92 years. Exxon's removal is emblematic of the changing profiles of energy companies. ...

Neandertals have adopted male sex chromosome from modern humans

In 1997, the very first Neandertal DNA sequence—just a small part of the mitochondrial genome—was determined from an individual discovered in the Neander Valley, Germany, in 1856. Since then, improvements in molecular ...

COVID-19 shapes political approval ratings

Approval ratings of political leaders surged in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Researchers examine COVID-19 impact on manufacturing

Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas have examined how manufacturers are—or aren't—pivoting successfully in response to major manufacturing disruptions as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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