How do you steer a 2500 tonne ship safely through thick Antarctic ice?
A man with a keen interest in the final frontier has launched his own space centre which aims to educate others on life outside of Earth.
We've been listening to the stars since 1960, and they haven't spoken. Is it time to shout into space?
Warkworth's observatory has pinpointed a supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy.
Researchers on board the Niwa research ship Tangaroa are pulling an array of strange creatures out of icy Antarctic waters as they investigate the health of the foodweb supporting the prized commercial species toothfish.
Will the sun last forever? Experts estimate how long our big star has left.
Check out some of our commonest spider species in this new guide.
Has it been yonks since you had a stubby in the wop wops?
An echosounder will sit deep under the water off the coast of Antarctica for 200 days in a bid to learn more about a key species in the area's food chain.
New technology uses tiny amounts of DNA to computer-generate illustration of a criminal suspect's face.
Calm down or you might have a heart attack, research has found.
Victoria University researchers explain why the most honest and uncontrollable expression of emotion occurs.
Nasa releases spectacular photo of NZ - while dissing our weather and mangling our geography.
First-year science students Zach and Blake are on the adventure of a lifetime in Antarctica.
It's well-known that smoking marijuana causes an appetite for junk food. But why?
These stunning photos and time-lapse video were sent from the Niwa research vessel Tangaroa, which is cruising through Antarctica's Ross Sea.
A Wellington student hopes his 3D printed skin will help trainee doctors perfect their stitches.
New findings push back scientists' understanding of when life on our planet was widespread.
An Iranian migrant living in Auckland reaches the final selection stage for a planned mission to Mars.
Waikato student Ashleigh Weatherall has been attaching radio transmitters to bees.
A rare Antarctic blue whale has taken a shine to a Niwa research vessel, tracking it across the Southern Ocean.
A panel of experts is calling for tests to find ways to combat global warming.
For the superstitious, 2015 is shaping up to be a stressful year - there are three Friday 13ths on the calendar.
New study reveals each year about 8.8 million tons of plastic ends up in the world oceans, a quantity much higher than previous estimates.
French researchers didn't take for granted how a simple kernel of corn can metamorphose into a fluffy treat.
The deep-space observatory, which had been in storage for years, will alert people on Earth of potentially dangerous solar activity.
Dunedin is set to get a new $3.25 million science centre.
Scientists are making headway in the fight against a disease which is killing off kauri.
When Neil Armstrong's widow, Carol, was rummaging around in his closet she made quite the discovery.
The cloning of Dolly the sheep brought hope of bringing back a woolly mammoth. But there's one big problem.