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Modelling volcanoes that “collapse without warning”

Modelling volcanoes that “collapse without warning”

A new joint-research project from Massey University, University of Canterbury and GNS Science is looking to forecast, for the first time, the hazards associated with collapsing volcanoes, that could save infrastructure and lives.

Videogame loot boxes similar to gambling

Videogame loot boxes similar to gambling

Adolescents playing video games that offer randomised rewards to increase competitive advantage could be being exposed to mechanisms that are psychologically similar to gambling, according to new research just published in Nature Human Behaviour.

More than $1m secured in HRC funding to reduce burden of leptospirosis

More than $1m secured in HRC funding to reduce burden of leptospirosis

A Massey-led study has been awarded $1,199,841 from the latest Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) funding round to undertake a nationwide case-control study of the disease leptospirosis.

Renewed calls for sugar, tobacco and alcohol taxes

Renewed calls for sugar, tobacco and alcohol taxes

A Massey University professor is among an international group drawn from academia and international agencies, calling for taxes on sugar, tobacco and alcohol.

Modelling volcanoes that “collapse without warning”

Modelling volcanoes that “collapse without warning”

A new joint-research project from Massey University, University of Canterbury and GNS Science is looking to forecast, for the first time, the hazards associated with collapsing volcanoes, that could save infrastructure and lives.

What does gluten-free really mean?

What does gluten-free really mean?

When you Google gluten-free you are inundated with memes about gluten-free haircuts, gluten-free water and how the rest of the world is sick of hearing about it.

Road rules for gene transfer are written in DNA

Road rules for gene transfer are written in DNA

A new discovery suggests that bacteria's ability to transfer genes, like those associated with antibiotic resistance, are governed by a previously unknown set of rules that are written in the DNA of the recipient.

New Zealanders’ exposure to environmental chemicals

New Zealanders’ exposure to environmental chemicals

New research from the Centre for Public Health Research shows for the first time the levels of certain environmental chemicals in the New Zealand population.

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University News

Students receive international PR insights

Students receive international PR insights

The students in Massey University's Master of Professional Public Relations programme covered a lot of ground during this year's international study tour.

Children’s book faces shame and pain of Vietnam War

Children’s book faces shame and pain of Vietnam War

War historian Professor Glyn Harper has written a number of well-loved children's books about the Anzacs and First and Second World War themes. His new children's book is on the Vietnam War of the 1960s - a conflict less venerated or discussed.

Campus innovation project celebrated

Campus innovation project celebrated

The three-year Living Lab innovation project, Pukeahu ki Tua on the Wellington campus, may have closed but the mauri (life force) of the project has been passed back to the campus to ensure the work continues.

Meat alternatives at Fieldays

Meat alternatives at Fieldays

A good curry could be made with chicken, beef, tofu or even meat-like alternatives from plant proteins like Sunfed Meats, but Massey's stand at National Fieldays will give crowds a taste for another option.

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Awards and Appointments

Politics and psychology researchers awarded

Politics and psychology researchers awarded

Health and ageing in Aotearoa, and how to give voice to minorities in politics are the specialist projects of staff recognised at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences' Distinction in Research Awards.

Alumni team wins international award for student cards

Alumni team wins international award for student cards

Massey University has been named as a bronze winner in an international awards programme for an innovative student engagement initiative.

More than $1m secured in HRC funding to reduce burden of leptospirosis

More than $1m secured in HRC funding to reduce burden of leptospirosis

A Massey-led study has been awarded $1,199,841 from the latest Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) funding round to undertake a nationwide case-control study of the disease leptospirosis.

Ambassador’s award for Japanese language student

Ambassador’s award for Japanese language student

Learning another language not only teaches you how to communicate with people of another culture but makes you more tolerant and understanding of cultural differences generally, says Asian languages student Chelsea Higgins.

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Opinion and Features

Opinion: Where wisdom meets technology

Opinion: Where wisdom meets technology

Some of the world's smartest people have warned us about unchecked technological development, so we need wisdom guide the development of information systems.

Drama sheds spotlight on Japanese law and order

Drama sheds spotlight on Japanese law and order

A deep drama depicting the fears of a modern-day society, next month's Japanese film portrays the distress of the family of a juvenile criminal and the conflicts of the detective ordered to protect them.

Is there substance behind Trump-Kim accord?

Is there substance behind Trump-Kim accord?

This week's watershed summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was a mixed success, top-heavy with imagery and 'smile diplomacy' but light on concrete initiatives and promises, says Asia politics specialist Dr Marc Lanteigne.

Beyond a joke - why humour matters (LOL)

Beyond a joke - why humour matters (LOL)

Researching humour is not just a laughing matter for cultural studies lecturer Dr Nick Holm. He specialises in studying its multiple forms - from satire to deadpan - to understand how humour can make us chuckle and think more seriously about social and political issues.

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