Science-lover goes international video

Bethany Langton, 18, is one of six  kiwis chosen to go to CERN and the London International Youth Science Forum in July.

Lectures from top London scientists and a visit to a site where the secrets of the universe are investigated are on the cards.

Mt John Observatory faces uncertain future

Mt John Observatory has a bright past but is facing uncertainty as funding dries up.

Potential Hamilton fault found

Cracks and soil layer movements in a construction site in northeast Hamilton got scientists wondering about a fault.

Waikato scientists believe they have uncovered a fault line running through Hamilton and are applying for funding to find out more.

'Passionate love of environment'

Udo Benecke

Udo Benecke foresaw many of today's global ecological problems well ahead of his time.

Scientists mourn Messenger

A NASA planetary exploration mission came to a planned, but nonetheless dramatic, end Thursday when it slammed into Mercury’s surface at about 8,750 mph and created a new crater on the planet’s surface.

It's official: NASA's Messenger spacecraft has ended its mission to Mercury with a bang.

Pushing species to extinction

Critically endangered Baw Baw frogs may be among the species facing even tougher conditions as the planet warms.

Climate change could drive up to a sixth of animals and plants on Earth to extinction.

Nelson finalists in Research Awards

Scientists in Nelson have been recognised for the research that has gone into developing speciality hops and pure marine toxins.

Spacecraft crashes into Mercury

An artist's impression of the Messenger above Mercury.

Nasa's pioneering Messenger spacecraft, has crashed into Mercury at more than 14,000kmh.

New weapons in biocontrol battle

Honshu white admiral butterflies have been released in Waikato to see if they will help control Japanese honeysuckle.

New weapons in the biocontrol battle against weeds and pests

Bat-like dinosaur discovered in China video

The first bat-like dinosaur has been uncovered in China.

You don't need feathers to fly: just look at bats and planes...and now, dinosaurs.

Surprising results in quake study

Upper South Island and Wellington rattled by quake.

A new detailed map of Kapiti's earthquake risks is set to reveal surprising information on the district's liquefaction risks.

Russian spaceship spins out of control video

Docked at the International Space Station earlier in April.

Russia calls off mission to resupply International Space Station, as one of its spacecraft continues to tumble uncontrollably through space.

PET/CT scans valuable in cancer fight

Magnetic resonance imaging provides the best picture of primary prostate cancer, but to give the optimum view of the tumor, ordinary MRI scans, left, must be enhanced with diffusion-weighted technology, center, or dynamic contrast-enhanced technology, right. Such approaches are also useful for cancers of the brain, liver and pancreas. Illustrates IMAGING (category a), by Jonathan Kolatch, special to The Washington Post. Moved Tuesday, April 28, 2015. (MUST CREDIT: Courtesy of Oguz Akin, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)

The emerging technology of molecular imaging is having a major impact on cancer treatment.

Chomping Chernobyl apples

'Bionerd' chows down on an apple which grew at Chernobyl.

Known as a "Bionerd," she ventures into Chernobyl 29 years after its nuclear meltdown.

Kiwi helps design 3-D computer

Former Timaru man Dr Jason Alexander presents his 3-D computer to the BBC.

A former Timaru man helped create computer where 3D images actually come out of the screen.

Nasa balloon flight ends

The Nasa super pressure balloon when it lifted off off from Wanaka Airport.

Just a month after it launched from Wanaka, Nasa's super pressure balloon's flight is over.

DNA secrets revealed

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Illustration / graphic  DNA double helix

Some people have natural genetic health benefits that could be used to use to treat others

Giant turtle may be left to rot gallery

Te Kopi Bay resident Mark Pengelly found the 2.3-metre long leatherback turtle on Saturday

A rare two-metre long turtle that washed ashore in Marlborough may be left to rot.

Parasite gets vaccine comeuppance

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A Wellington researcher is trying to find a vaccine for hookworm.

Research on post-quake Anzac Day

The cenotaph in Christchurch's Cathedral Square, a popular spot to commemorate Anzac Day, was off-limits after the earthquakes hit.

Researchers are surveying Anzac Day's meaning, especially to those hit by the Christchurch quakes

A view of the southern sky in May

Saturn with Titan, the largest moon of Saturn.

Tekapo-based astronomer Freidl Hale looks at what the night sky will offer in May.

Let's get physical

Onslow College students Matthew Randle and Catherine Pot, both 16, have been spending lunchtimes in the physics lab preparing since being selected to compete for New Zealand at the Physics World Cup.

Five high-school students are looking to bring back an unusual World Cup gold medal.

'Evil twin' had bone, hair and teeth

Yamini Karanam: A strange connection with her twin.

Yamini Karanam's problem lay deep within her brain. It was her sister.

Science unlocks teenage brain

A neuroscientist who studies the adolescent mindset has provocative new insights on the teenage brain.

A neuroscientist who studies the adolescent mindset has provocative new insights.

Watch: Earthquakes animation

Quakes animated

Watch an animated history of earthquakes to see how today's shake compares.

Quakes would isolate West Coast

The Alpine Fault runs across the South Island.

Alpine Fault earthquake could isolate the West Coast for six weeks, a geologist says.

New frog looks like Kermit

A newly discovered glassfrog looks a lot like Kermit the Frog.

Kermit the Frog is alive and living in the tropical rainforests of Costa Rica.

Portable MRI 'hi-tech portaloo' video


One day, it could scan wounded soldiers on a battlefield or patients in an ambulance.

Japan eyes 2018 moon landing

Japan's space agency is considering an unmanned mission to the moon by 2018.

Most accurate atomic clock ever

Strontium lattice atomic clock means no more excuses for being late.

A record-setting strontium atomic clock could "tick" for 15 billion years.

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