What if the sun had a voice and could tell us?
Astrophysicist Dr Karen Pollard can picture the fear on the faces of primary schoolers as she explained how stars are born and die. Then she delivered the news the sun, like all stars, would expand and die one day, taking the earth, the internet and everything else with it. Science can be daunting, even terrifying. But does that mean we should shy away from perplexing matters like the evolution and structure of stars? University of Canterbury's Dr Pollard thinks not.Read More
What if cycling was safer than driving?
Envisage a futuristic eco-city untroubled by traffic, environmental pollution or disturbing health woes. In this city, cycling reigns supreme and it's part of the city's identity. It's possible this city is Christchurch, circa 2065. It's possible research fresh out of UC's College of Science in 2012 was exactly the evidence city planners and policy makers needed to make it happen. University of Canterbury's Professor Simon Kingham thinks so.Read More
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Researcher says GM a failing biotechnology
19 June 2013 UC researchers have found that the biotechnologies used in north American staple crop production are lowering yields and increasing pesticide use compared to western Europe. (read article)
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Science, Maori and Indigenous Knowledge
The Maori and Indigenous worldviews and the "scientific world view" have often been thought to be mutually exclusive but, upon closer scrutiny, it is evident that they are not. (more)
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The Graduate Certificate in Science, Innovation and Entrepreneurship has been designed to create graduates who will be innovative and entrepreneurial. (more)