Discovery of bacteria capable of killing one of the most hard-to-treat superbugs.
When Dolly died her cells revealed she had prematurely aged, but her clones, aged nine, are still going strong.
Mythical tale of a "Dragon Hole" in the sea sparks the discovery of a huge underwater abyss.
The 'thrifty' gene is common in Samoa but rare in the rest of the world, and could have a bearing on weight gain.
As humanity realises what it has done to Earth it will want to colonise Mars and do the same again.
Bob Brockie believes that bastion of science, the Royal Society, should not be funding the humanities.
A scientist is working to help middle-aged and older people out of their armchairs and into activity.
For the first time in history, a plane has gone round the world without using a drop of fuel.
The government is planning to eradicate the country of all pests threatening native birds by 2050.
Research reveals the 'red triad' of personality traits that make an aggressive person become violent.
From cassette tapes and snail mail to capturing Canterbury at high resolution, GeoNet has come a long way.
New Zealand's geohazard monitoring system, GeoNet, has much to celebrate as it marks 15 years in existence.
COMMENT: Niwa's choice of a built-up, urban site to show Christchurch temperatures are rising was strange.
Take a trip on the Sofia observatory to see the stars with astronomer Dr Ian Griffin.
A cooling phase in Antarctica doesn't mean global warming has stopped, says an expert.
The plumage colour of nearly 6000 bird species has been analysed in a study.
Once fast-warming, Antarctica is now getting colder - but chill may not last long.
New discoveries could assist in the study of autism, schizophrenia, dementia and epilepsy.
First it was a meteor, then it was space station debris. Now astronomers think Tuesday night's "fireball" was a dead satellite or old rocket.
Should we panic when spaceship fragments hurtle over NZ? Here are the answers.
The "meteor" that exploded over the South Island was in fact debris from an International Space Station delivery, astronomer says.
She changed the way the world sees the universe.
Unmanned SpaceX rocket blasts off with food and an astronaut docking port for the International Space Station.
Roxanne El Hady wants to inspire other young female scientists.
Amazing pictures of southern lights snapped from flying observatory high above NZ.
What out for the "dark triad" of personality traits - narcissism, machiavellianism and psychopathic tendencies.
The predicted accuracy of Galileo compared to GPS has some of the powers-that-be worried.
It's 42 years since Dunedin had a damaging local earthquake. What lies beneath the southern city?
Your gut waste contains millions of bacteria, fungi and methane, according to the experts.
A Kiwi astronomer has helped discover a dwarf planet half the size of Britain, which is floating around the outer solar system.