Now that the International Space Station has a 3-D printer, engineers can design tools on the ground then beam them to space.
Alaska is recording temperatures nearly 10 degrees Celsius above average, affecting people and animals.
Once again science has debunked a possible sighting of a mythical creature - this time it's a taniwha.
A PhD student is hoping he can get robots to see and recognise the world around them.
US space agency spent millions building a huge testing tower it knew it would never use.
The massive tar-coloured dunes of Saturn's moon Titan are the product of long-term weather cycles, scientists say.
Nasa's Curiosity rover has detected methane on the red planet, which is mostly produced by living things.
Cancer patients are giving mice their own tumours to find treatments that work on their specific cancer.
The audacity of the project to drill through the South Island's most hazardous fault is breathtaking.
Clash between top two emitters of greenhouse gas, China and US, threatens deal.
Maurice Wilkins was a "caricature of a scientist", but the Nobel Prize-winner saved millions of lives.
The first estimate of plastic afloat on the global oceans is a "conservative" 5.25 trillion pieces.
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is launching an "industrial-scale" effort to understand the basic building block of all living things.
Astronauts in the International Space Station are a tiny bit younger than if they'd remained on Earth.
Scientific journals left red-faced after accepting study by Maggie Simpson and Edna Krabappel.
Scientists in a lab used a powerful laser to re-create what might have been the original spark of life on Earth.
Millions of years ago, a lake once filled a 154km-wide crater being explored by Nasa's Mars rover Curiosity.
A relationship between selenium concentration and depression has emerged in new Kiwi research.
A US probe has come out of a nine-year hibernation and will soon begin exploring Pluto near the outer reaches of our solar system.
The United Nations had predicted seas could rise by a maximum of 1 metre - but that may be an underestimate.
The lives of almost 800 million people without access to clean drinking water could change.
This year is on track to be the hottest year on record, the UN's World Meteorological Organization says.
Etchings found on a clam shell in Indonesia in the 1890s are 500,000 years old.
A Japanese space probe has set off on a six-year round trip to an asteroid for samples that scientists hope will help reveal the origins of life.
The prime minister liked housing "warrants of fitness" enough to award the research his annual science prize - but he's yet to be convinced to use them.
Humans have enjoyed the effects of fermentation for long, long before we learned how to make alcohol.
Early Friday, Nasa will attempt to launch the Orion spacecraft into an altitude of 5800 km above the surface of the Earth.
A teenager's curiosity about endangered NZ plants has made him $50,000 richer.
Rapid evolution of the human immunodeficiency virus is slowing its ability to cause Aids, a study indicates.
The New Horizon probe should "wake up" this weekend in preparation for its encounter with Pluto in July.