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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.

C-Dax pasture metre robot at Fieldays

C-Dax pasture metre robot at Fieldays

Does the future of farming have autonomous robots in our fields? Massey researchers think it does, and they are showcasing the future of farming at the C-Dax stand at National Fieldays.

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.

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.

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University News

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.

Health important to ‘future farming’ at Fieldays

Health important to ‘future farming’ at Fieldays

The 'future of farming' theme at this year's National Fieldays is about more than just technology to change industries, it is also about the knowledge to lead healthier lives.

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Awards and Appointments

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.

Massey Assistant Vice-Chancellor appointed to regional fund

Massey Assistant Vice-Chancellor appointed to regional fund

Massey University's Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori and Pasifika has been appointed to the Provincial Growth Fund's Independent Advisory Panel that has been established by the Government to boost investment in the regions.

Sir Richard Taylor appointed honorary professor

Sir Richard Taylor appointed honorary professor

Design and effects wizard Sir Richard Taylor has been appointed an Honorary Professor of Massey University, in recognition of his contribution to New Zealand's creative industries and the long-standing relationship he enjoys with Massey's College of Creative Arts.

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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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