Scientists are nearly doubling the amount of energy that will smash protons together in the Large Hadron Collider.
More public money is spent subsidising fossil fuel companies than goes on healthcare, according to a global estimate.
More than 220 institutions - including Wellington's Victoria University - have committed to divesting from fossil fuels since a campaign started in 2012.
A chillier than average June is being predicted for New Zealand, as the El Nino climate system continues to strengthen.
Seven endangered sawfish conceived without sex or male sperm, researchers say.
The Dusky Antechinus already faces extinction. Its proclivity for ferocious, suicidal sex frenzies isn't helping.
A huge cancer trial will sort patients into treatment groups based on genetic mutations in their tumours, rather than by cancer type.
A strong, shallow magnitude 4.7 earthquake rocked parts of the South Island on Monday night.
A free exhibit of more than 150 birth control methods, old and new, on display.
Locals express concerns about a significant drop in Taputeranga reserve enforcement.
The most ferocious storms are on the increase and a new Category 6 may be needed.
Thousands are expected to gather in the city's vast streets on Friday night to witness "Manhattanhenge".
A potential new hominin has been discovered, giving the first indication that the human family was full of variety long before our own genus came along.
Before eating its prey alive, the ampulex dementor wasp paralyses its prey not by locking up its muscles but by stealing its free will.
The natural world is "incredibly intricate and amazing", says scientist and inventor Murray Bloom.
Archaeologists painstakingly piece together pre-Neanderthal skull to find the earliest known evidence of murder.
When Isla Robinson was born, her parents banked her cord blood. Now they're glad they did.
USAR was 'a joke' until the Christchurch quake, when they worked 37 hours straight. Now they save lives the world over.
Victoria University's Colin Wilson has spent much of his career studying supervolcanoes.
The disappearance of whales from an Antarctic island has left experts puzzled.
NASA scientists have captured the closest images yet of the mysterious bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres.
An award-winning film combating climate change sceptics to hit screens worldwide
Mummified remains of a Tainui child among four sets returned after more than a century overseas.
Mother nature's rare double lights up skies and waters in Australia.
Evidence of a massive 15th century earthquake on a subduction zone under Cook Strait could tie in with an event recorded in Maori oral history.
Evidence a 3.3m tsunami swept more than 360m inland is proof we could be ticking down to a "megathrust" quake.
The proof may be there about "megathrust" earthquakes, but Wellington planners aren't rushing to change their quake plans.
A cheap over-the-counter vitamin appears to reduce the recurrence of some common skin cancers.
Living with Stephen made me suicidal but I do still love him.
Meteorologists say the Pacific is heading for an El Nino event. How do they know?