See the Milky Way in technicolour video

A view of the Murchison telescope in outback Western Australia. The Milky Way is visible as a band across the sky and ...

Kiwi astrophysicists helped build a radio-wave space map showing distant galaxies normally invisible to the human eye.

SETI search of weird dimming star

Green Bank Observatory in rural West Virginia - the world's largest fully steerable radio telescope - is being used in ...

World's highest-powered search for aliens focusing on strange star which sparked "alien megastructure" theory.

Don't let quakes run your life

Will more information about small earthquakes - which could precede large quakes - help the public?

Should we be told more about small quakes to prepare for the risk of a big one? Only if it doesn't amount to living in fear, say experts.

The millipede with 414 legs

The illacme tobini packs quite an array of curious anatomy.

A blind, cave-dwelling critter has been discovered to own 207 pairs of legs and four penises.

Climate woes picked 100 years ago

An early climate change story which ran in the Rodney and Otamatea Times in 1912 has caused a stir online.

Century-old snippet on climate change from a local newspaper has caused consternation.

Kawau Bay seabed survey to get under way

Sonar mapping by Discovery Marine has previously been used to show seabed detail at the Goat Is marine reserve at Leigh.

Increased water traffic and bigger boats are behind a new seabed sonar survey in Kawau Bay.

'Exciting' breast cancer find

Home and Away star Ray Meagher (Alf) kicked off Auckland's Pink Star Walk earlier this month, where more than 2500 ...

Researchers may have found a new way to attack some aggressive breast cancers.

A nonsense of a paper

Associate professor Christoph Bartneck has studied flags but is no expert in nuclear physics.

Using a fake ID, Canterbury academic wrote a nuclear physics paper using his phone's auto-complete.

Scientist killed in Antarctica

Gordon Hamilton was killed in Antarctica.

"Pioneer" researcher's snowmobile hit a crevasse and he fell 30 metres.

Greenie scaremongering

Greenie Luddites so put the wind up the New Zealand government that it passed ludicrous restrictions on harmless GE ...

Greenie alarmists have long spread misinformation and lies, says Bob Brockie.

'Startling' male pill breakthrough

The proposed male contraceptive would turn off sperm's ability to swim.

New male contraceptive could be taken minutes before sex and work for days.

Relief for beer drinkers video

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The new Zealand Beer Festival gets underway down at The Cloud on Auckland's Queens ...

'No beersies for you' could be a thing of the past for thirsty gluten-intolerant drinkers.

iOS writes NZ scientist's paper

Your iPhone is now equipped to write a full scientific paper on nuclear and atomic physics.

The fact a NZ researcher knew nothing about atomic physics didn't stop him writing a paper on the topic.

Kiwi's solar system revelation

Could a theorised Planet Nine be affecting a distant world with a remarkably elongated orbit?

Kiwi scientist's revelation there's a strange orbiting object in our solar system sends star-gazers into Planet Nine fervour.

The whale geologist and the radio astronomer

On their annual migrations, humpback whales navigate with astonishing accuracy.

Two scientists speaking at TEDxChristchurch 2016 next Saturday are tackling big data problems.

Kiwi biologist's small wonder

A PhD candidate at New York University on weekdays, Sally Warring spends her weekends revealing the surprising life ...

This Kiwi has amassed 41,400 Instagram followers with her images of microscopic life taken in and around New York.

Planet Nine 'wobbles' solar system video

An artist's rendering shows the distant view from "Planet Nine" back towards the sun.

Astronomers can't see "Planet Nine." But it makes its presence known - by twisting our entire solar system.

What happened to Mars probe? video

An artist's impression shows  the separation of the ExoMars 2016 entry, descent and landing demonstrator module, named ...

Thruster fault on landing probe leaves scientists uncertain whether it touched down safely or broke apart.

Big new Aussie dinosaur

Study author Dr Stephen Poropat - from the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History - with  back vertebrae ...

It was a dinosaur journey - from South America to Australia, via Antarctica.

Animals of Central Asia

Saiga antelope with a baby grazes next to carcasses of dead antelopes in Kazakhstan.

Central Asian animals have been forced to adapt to one of the world's harshest environments.

Digging deep to save the world

2016 Diploma of Global Humanitarian Engineering students - Quinn Hornblow, Madeline Furness (face partially obscured),  ...

Accessing groundwater after a disaster poses particular challenges for communities around the world.

Do we give more if we think we're being watched?

Although we care about our reputation, the notion we're being watched hasn't been found to influence the amount we ...

The false perception we're being watched doesn't influence online giving, a study from Auckland University has found.

How to cut your emissions with one email

Massey University mathematics lecturer Robert McLachlan has seen big gains to his environmental impact from taking some ...

The everyday steps you can take to reduce carbon use.

Study of NZ: 5000 children cut video

Associate Social Development Minister Jo Goodhew has confirmed the size of the study has been slashed.

Fears millions invested in data for NZ's biggest long-term research project will be meaningless.

Brockie's World of Science

Brockie's view of peopling the world.

Climate change more than 100,000 years ago helped our ancestors spread across the world.

Ready to land on Mars

A hostile environment has not deterred US President Barack Obama from pledging to send people to the planet by the 2030s.

Mars lander the Schiaparelli is due to leave its mothership and head toward the red planet's surface.

Breakthrough lets paralysed man feel

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center researcher Robert Gaunt touches the finger of a robotic arm, causing Nathan ...

In medical first paralysed man experiences sense of touch through use of mind-controlled robotic arm.

Quake 'Christchurch on steroids'

Geologists have indicated another big quake on the Alpine Fault is due.

An Alpine Fault rupture would "change life in NZ", a Civil Defence conference has heard.

Universe contains 'two billion galaxies'

Astronomers estimate there are two trillion galaxies, ten times more than previously thought.

Astronomers have revised their estimate of the number of galaxies in the universe - and it's many more than previously thought.

Here's why you should get an early night

Brain sections made of cogs and gears representing intelligence and psychological mental ...

The brain's frontal lobe, the part responsible for our memory, starts to switch off when we're sleepy.

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