Nine years after leaving Earth, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is drawing towards Pluto and is expected to start shooting photos.
Sea turtles return to the place they were born to give birth - how?
Forget traditional signs of puberty, it's the complex biological changes 7 to 9-year-olds are facing scientists say we need to focus on.
Male praying mantis like big, bright butts, and it ain't no lie, according to Australian scientists.
NASA has released its highest quality image ever; boasting 1000 times the resolution of a regular high-definition picture.
Eerie fluorescence off Hong Kong's seashore is magnificent, disturbing and potentially toxic.
Citing unchecked climate change and the ongoing threat of nuclear weapons, scientists have moved the hands of the Doomsday Clock two minutes closer to midnight.
Curious science buffs can find out about several weird and wonderful newly discovered creatures at a new exhibition at Te Papa.
It's got 47 rows of teeth, grows two metres and is found 400 metres underwater - or in a Taiwanese fish market.
A $65-million laboratory for the Ministry for Primary Industries is under construction in Upper Hutt.
Stone the pukeko! Iconic New Zealand bird has ties to Australia.
Scientists turning to online fundraising to help bring their hi-tech inventions, such as rocket thrusters and cancer cures, to life.
Record-sized game fish are being caught in warm New Zealand waters - a sharp warning of the impact of climate change, scientists say.
For the third time in a decade, the globe sizzled to the hottest year on record, scientists say.
Scientist offers grim warning after study attempted to gauge the breaking points in the natural world.
A device that tricks the brain into thinking the stomach is full has been approved in the US.
Studying the way cells behave in zero gravity on the ISS could help researchers with treating age-related illnesses.
Beekeeper Frank Lindsay answered questions and busted myths about bees and wasps.
How did the zebra get its stripes? This burning question has us scratching our heads for decades.
Nelson's Sam Drew is one of a team of research chemists in Canberra who have made a breakthrough that could lead to easier and cheaper ways to mass-produce rare drugs.
You may think you know where water from Greenland's melting ice sheet is going, but new research suggests you may be wrong.
Patterns on Martian rock resemble fossils from primitive microbial life on Earth.
A project set to drill 1.3 kilometres into the Alpine Fault has been called off 400 metres shy of the finish line.
Nasa celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope with new shot of iconic image.
"We are now closer than we've ever been to finding a twin for the Earth around another star," says Nasa scientist Fergal Mullally.
Bowhead whales are said to live for more than 200 years with low rates of disease. Published in the journal Cell Reports, the research could offer new insight into how animals and humans could achieve a long and healthy life.
A last-minute technical glitch forces SpaceX to cancel their latest rocket launch, delaying a landmark attempt to fly the discarded booster back to Earth.
An image of a coronal hole on the sun hundreds of times larger than our planet has been captured by Nasa.
SpaceX is developing rockets that could be reused, rather than burn up on re-entry to Earth's atmosphere.
Pope Francis appears to be embracing the notion of a God who created a universe that follows laws that can be scientifically discerned.