Posts written by Rodrigo Salvador

Last week, a new Assassin’s Creed game mode was released which vividly brings ancient Egypt to our living rooms. Science researcher Rodrigo Salvador explains how this game can educate as well as entertain, and dives into our own Ancient Egyptian collections. Egyptomania No ancient civilization has captured the public’s imagination more than Egypt. The pyramids, sphinxes, animal-headed deities, hieroglyphs, and the… Read more »

New Zealand’s Pokémon: a real monster from the deep

  • A map showing the exclusive Pokémon for each region of the globe.  Image by Carlo P. Gómez, used with permission.
  • A fossil of Undina penicillata from the Göteborgs Naturhistoriska museum, Sweden. Photograph by Gunnar Creutz.  CC BY SA 4.0
  • Fish on display at a museum
  • A fossil of Undina penicillata from the Göteborgs Naturhistoriska museum, Sweden. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Did you know New Zealand has its own Pokémon? It’s called Relicanth and our science researcher Rodrigo Salvador has been speculating on why this creature was chosen to represent Aotearoa. The launch of the “Generation III” monsters for Pokémon GO in 2016 had a surprise in store for everyone. New Zealanders discovered their country now has its own exclusive Pokémon called… Read more »