A flock of New Zealand sheep has led to a world-first scientific breakthrough for sick children.
Chinese firm Shanghai Pengxin will launch a balloon into "near space" from South Island to test whether it could be used to deliver broadband.
If you've ever longed to defy gravity by scurrying up a high-rise like a superhero, science thanks you for sticking with it.
These spiders - more than 300 different species of them - have evolved to mimic ants.
Before Philae fell asleep on comet 67P, it transmitted evidence of organic molecules, scientists say.
A five-year, fast-track battle against HIV could end the global threat of the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
Doctors say there's a way to survive an infection with Ebola - but it involves lots of willpower.
Seals are increasingly forcing penguins into sex and occasionally killing them once they get their sexual release.
It's one of the hardest things to predict - just how close to sea-level snow is going to fall.
Scientists to have a rest after working for days around the clock since the lander Philae touched down on a comet.
Struggling with low batteries, Europe's deep-space robot lab Philae has managed to drill into a comet and upload some data.
AUT scientists will track a Japanese satellite as it heads to rendezvous with asteroid in deep space.
Baby Chacma baboons are not alone in facing their greatest threat from within.
It bounced 1km off the surface and landed in a shadow - but still managed to send back a picture.
The chase is over. For the first time a spacecraft has landed on a comet, but will it stick?
The culmination of a 10-year mission will unfold live tonight, 480 million km from Earth.
A University of Otago study has revealed why men are from Mars, and women are from Venus.
And in a study of 90 people, 40 had it. Doh!
A Tekapo photographer captured spectacular images of two rare events above the South Canterbury town.
Technology and vermin could be the answer to improving rescue efforts at disaster sites.
Scientists think they know why snakes get two penises and people only get one.
Scientists have developed a cute and fluffy robot designed to monitor skittish penguins without causing them stress.
Food fads such as the paleo diet are ignoring 12,000 years of progress, an evolutionary biologist says
Climate change is happening, it's almost entirely man's fault, and the fix is drastic, report says.
New Zealand’s magnificent marine ecosystems are on display in a new six-part Natural History New Zealand (NHNZ) documentary series that begins on TVOne on Sunday night.
For some of China's wealthy, the terrestrial trappings are worthless compared to bounty from outer space.
Pope Francis backs the evolution theory but says there was no Big Bang without God.
A paralysed man can walk again after receiving revolutionary treatment which one of the British scientists responsible hailed as a breakthrough "more impressive than a man walking on the Moon" - although others urged caution.
Stumbling across the South American Goliath birdeater was a dream come true for entomologist Piotr Naskrecki.
The kangaroos' ancient relatives had legs made for walking, and that's just what they did.