The strongest el nino weather system in 18 years is raising the risk of a stormy cold spring and an east coast summer drought.
Could life in the solar system exist on Europa?
Nasa's controversial engine can get from Earth to Pluto in just 18 months, and a German scientist says it may actually work.
New Horizons mission shows the public is still fascinated by space as Nasa pleads to expand space exploration.
Thirteen new species of spider have been discovered on Queensland's Cape York peninsula.
Elon Musk and Steve Wozniak lead a team of Artificial Intelligence experts who want the UN to ban killer robots.
If you have any questions in your brain about Artificial Intelligence, you can now ask Stephen Hawking himself.
US scientists use a wireless controller to direct the path of laboratory mice with a combo of drugs and lights.
Pluto gets a landmark named after our great mountaineer as new images are revealed.
Take a look at the stunning photo taken in Tauranga which was chosen as a Nasa favourite.
Distinguished professor Margaret Brimble won the Women of Influence in science and innovation award in 2014.
So if it were possible to move to Earth 2.0, what would be banned at the interstellar border?
The Len Lye Centre has spectacularly achieved its goal of being eye catching but some are asking if it might be too dazzling.
Scientists find a planet beyond the solar system that is a close match to ours.
Nasa's Kepler space telescope spots a dozen planets that could be like ours.
Soyuz capsule carrying a three-man crew has docked with the International Space Station after a two-month delay.
A Waikato astronomer is excited about developments in the search for extraterrestrial intelligent life.
New genetic research has pinpointed some of the adaptations kiwi developed to live nocturnally.
Neil Armstrong's moonwalk suit is looking a little tired, and the Smithsonian needs help restoring it.
Kenyan spiders which are "highly specialised mosquito assassins" have been discovered by Canterbury researchers.
Earth gets is first full selfie in decades after a satellite sends back a gorgeous shot of our blue planet.
Global temperatures last month were the highest in 136 years of record-keeping.
Even 14,000 years ago people had cavities. But treatment back then sounds fairly awful.
Physicist kicks off $135m, ten-year mission to discover whether we are alone in the universe.
Fly-over footage of Pluto shows the frozen plains of its 'heart'.
Besides killing and starving natives, wasps cost NZ's economy $75m each year.
We are fascinated by sharks, shrouding them in misinformation and mythology. But with a creature this majestic, the reality is just as interesting.
Can 250-year-old hairs reveal why the Maori dog disappeared?
Auckland professor accused of misrepresenting data around planet's discovery claims vindication.
Now that it's passed Pluto, Nasa's New Horizons probe is heading out of our solar system. Should it have a message for aliens?