Arachnophobes: Be on alert. Researchers have found spiders can sail across water like creepy, eight-legged ships.
The successes and failures of people's attempts to bring forth light inspired a public lecture series.
Exhaustive genetic probe of bygone Ice Age giants shows how they adapted and thrived for eons in the cold.
A remote Canterbury paddock could launch New Zealand into the space race.
Ocean temperatures could mean a repeat of the infamous summer of 1997-98.
Star-spotters were treated to a sight of two bright stars on Tuesday evening - but they were actually Venus and Jupiter.
Footage shows the magnitude of the sun storm that caused stunning auroras on earth.
There's no need to send Bruce Willis; any asteroids big enough to cause Armageddon have already been found.
Cats are touchy things at the best of times. But now science has worked out how best to stroke them.
A picture taken from a satellite looks down the barrel of a volcano soon after it erupted violently.
The South Island proved the place to be to catch a rare glimpse of Pluto.
Leap years come round like clockwork, but leap seconds are a bit unpredictable, and can cause trouble online.
SpaceX officials will meet daily with Nasa and the air force in hopes of quickly learning what caused rocket bound for space station to disintegrate.
Sixteen teams from 13 countries have 6 months to secure a ride to the moon and Google's $44m prize.
Giant wild goldfish turning up in Canadian waterways are alarming wildlife agencies.
A huge vortex 'capable of sucking in a full-sized boat' forms on a lake in the United States.
A rocket carrying supplies for the space station has blown up, in the latest in a string of mishaps.
"They keep telling me it will not replace me," one oncologist says. "But I am pretty sure it will replace me."
Killer whales have been tracked on a 4900km journey from Antarctica to Northland.
Researchers are unravelling how poppies produce morphine - which could lead to traffickers producing "home brew" opiates.
Is the cutting-edge brain science behind hit movie Inside Out all it's cracked up to be?
Space movies, health effects and zero-gravity toilets - all is revealed by Nasa astronaut Wendy Lawrence.
A pair of Microsoft's augmented reality headsets to be delivered to the International Space Station this weekend.
If Tuesday morning is set to be chilly, spare a thought for scientists gathered near Alexandra preparing for a brief glimpse of Pluto.
Solar storms this week have power grids in the United States and Europe on high alert, though New Zealand will likely avoid those effects.
A solar storm this week has led to fantastic views of the Aurora Australis around the country.
It was a creature so strange that experts literally could not make heads nor tails of it.
Power grids across North America and Europe have been on high alert all week as two massive solar storms batter Earth.
Conservation group blames fishing, but seafood industry says disease is main factor.
It's beneficial for some medical conditions but not for others - could lead to an increased risk of psychosis, research shows.