The 19.4-metre wave - higher than a five-storey building - was recorded south of New Zealand at the weekend.
The world's seed supply back-up's been flooded by melting permafrost - which scientists didn't expect to happen.
A scientist says the Biblical flood isn't a fairy tale - and ice melting like it is now caused it.
A professor who has a potential new genetic pest control is finally being listened to.
At the white continent's northern edge, banks of moss spread rapidly across the ice.
It is hoped, when the electric car market moves into top gear, the money will start flowing.
First research suggests planet orbiting the closest star to the sun could hold water.
Dr Kristal Cain is working to unlock the secrets of one of New Zealand's most recognised native birds.
For the first time ever, US researchers successfully implanted artificial ovaries in a mouse, which went on to give birth to healthy pups.
The size of the asteroid or the scale of its blast didn't doom the dinosaurs. Its timing did, scientists say.
Hint: They worked for the Forest Service
Experts say we don't fully develop the ability to think of the consequences until we're older.
Risk of heart attack 17 times higher in week after a serious respiratory infection, research finds.
The words doctors use to describe medical procedures can actually heighten or reduce pain.
Giant sea creature that created a frenzy when it washed up with tusks on an Indonesia beach identified.
American astronauts overcome equipment glitch to complete a breathtaking 200th ISS spacewalk.
There are 10 more human senses that need to be recognised, leading psychologist claims.
"Citizen scientists" wandering the British countryside find gut-churning bug in unexpected places.
Roger Hanson only narrowly missed a career in nuclear energy.
A scientist says there are limits to bringing extinct animals back to life.
Scientists in the Antarctic have been treated to a rare and dazzling sight - a phenomenon that freezes water into ice scales.
Natural processes in the Pacific Ocean have been slowing global warming. That's likely about to change.
Weta are mysterious and "cute", says a researcher who has discovered seven new species of them.
It was more of a leg buster, but scientists name spike dinosaur after movie monster.
A couple of introduced species have combined to further threaten one of New Zealand's endemic species.
The oldest fossil evidence of life on land has been discovered in Australia.
Wanaka's balloon has sunk into in a secret subterranean world below the Pacific seas.
More than 20 years after gracing the cover of National Geographic, fossil now has a place in the dinosaur family tree.
OPINION: Sorry, the smart money is going into synthetic food start-ups.
The future of New Zealand's agriculture industry is secure, buried deep under rock in the Arctic.