Nasa recruits to spend a year in dome in barren part of Hawaii to simulate life on Mars.
Sixteen finalists have been announced for annual prestigious Waikato science awards.
Rainfall could drop by 15 per cent in some parts of the country, climate scientists say.
New study suggests how easy it can be to shake people's confidence in their memories.
New research looks at mysterious link between activity in the front of the brain and depression.
Hikers up to Mt Ruapehu's crater lake are being warned of small geyser-like eruptions.
A glacier that has just shed a massive chunk of ice alone holds back enough ice for a significant sea level rise.
They're cute, knee-high, they bray like donkeys and are a tourist attraction near Cape Town.
The cleanup of the Rena wreck in the Bay of Plenty has cost hundreds of millions of dollars but long-term environmental damage is slight, scientists say.
Famous polar bear died from a disease never before found in animals, and only first discovered in 2007.
From the 1940s through to the 1970s Bernard Lovell was one of the leading radio astronomers in the world and certainly the best known in Britain.
Dating scene can be tough when you've been asleep for five months.
Hundreds of entries were received for this year's science fair.
Study adds to concerns that women with noninvasive cancer are being treated too aggressively.
Victoria University students hope to take back title of best automated robot at international competition.
America's space agency says there's "not one shred of evidence" that a huge asteroid will hit Earth near Puerto Rico next month.
White bread and cereals get blame for childhood obesity in new study.
Spiders that can glide between trees and steer themselves are more agile than cats.
Nasa's balloon team is planning to return to Wanaka next year to launch another research balloon.
Kiwi filmmaker Anthony Powell has created a two-minute time-lapse video showing 24 hours of daylight in Antarctica.
Viral video shows how rats can escape sewer pipes and enter private homes.
How ancient civilisations turned the human hand into the basis for modern timekeeping.
A visiting photographer has captured a stunning and rare photo of Aurora Australis from Himatangi Beach.
It grows up to 40 metres long and its worshippers believe it created the universe.
It may have been icy cold in NZ, but July was the hottest ever and 2015 is heating up to break records.
What's got eight legs and is right behind you? If you're a shrimp, then you better hope it's not this guy.
A leopard seal spotted on Banks Peninsula is the first to visit Canterbury this season.
Star Wars-like planets proving to be more common than we'd ever thought possible.
The Earth would be a very different place if it did not tilt on its spin axis.
Futurist Richard Hickson has a comforting projection: New Zealand will continue to do good science.