Amazing sight above NZ

Rockets which launch spacecraft for the International Space Station tend to fall into the ocean east of New Zealand.

Bright lights were reported in the sky overnight, along with a boom or a bang.

Bees learn to play football

Scientists trained 50 bees on how to play the game by incentivising them with sweet treats.

After scientists successfully trained a first group, others in the colony picked up the game in just 30 minutes.

Parkinson's breakthrough

The breakthrough in the understanding of how Parkinson's spreads through the brain will lead to better treatment options ...

Auckland scientists reveal for the first time how Parkinson's disease develops.

Penguins waddled with dinos

The ancient penguin was much larger than Happy Feet, the emperor penguin who came ashore in New Zealand.

The remains of an ancient, human-sized penguin found in a Canterbury river suggest penguins waddled the earth alongside dinosaurs.

What Nasa's found out there video

This illustration shows the possible surface of Trappist-1f, one of the newly discovered planets in the Trappist-1 system.

Prospect of distant life as scientists find a nearby solar system with seven Earth-sized planets.

Live chat: Seven new worlds

The possible surface of Trappist-1f, one of the newly discovered planets in the Trappist-1 system.

Wondering what newly discovered planets mean for us or aliens? Ask our astrophysicist.

Sister solar system found

The seven planets orbit a distant star.

Rocky Earth-sized planets with surface temperatures between 0 and 100C found.

Carpet's other benefits

AgResearch senior scientist Steve McNeil studies carpets and their properties.

For many, we just walk on it, but carpet can affect mobility, sound and absorb contaminants.

Quake swarm near Taupo

Location of earthquakes in the swarm under way northwest of Turangi.

The recent tremors - almost 300 in total - are down to "stretching" of the Taupo Volcanic Zone, GNS believes.

5000km show tour comes to close

David Klein performed Tour de Science at Rosmini College with hopes of sparking curiosity.

David Klein has performed Tour de Science all over the country, cycling between towns.

Astronomical poo problem solved

Hugh McCarroll was thrilled to have his design acknowledged.

The dark side of the moon walk needed a solution and Hugh McCarroll had one.

Nasa teases solar system discovery

Science journal Nature will publish the currently-embargoed findings when the press conference starts.

Space agency to reveal 'new findings' regarding planets that orbit other stars.

Cannibalism 'perfectly natural'

Cannibalism: It is more common than we realise and not black and white.

When siblings eat siblings, strangers eat strangers, children eat parents and mates eat mates. It's the science of cannibalism.

SpaceX launch: 'Baby came back' video

SpaceX and Boeing are scheduled to begin flying crews to the International Space Station by the end of 2018.

Tesla billionaire Elon Musk celebrates as rocket launches and successfully returns nine minutes later.

Wave clouds are simply stunning

Wave-like clouds photographed over Palmerston North.

Beautiful clouds roll and break like waves in the sea over Palmerston North.

Hope for PTSD cure

Could erasing memories of distressing events help with PTSD? Scientists think so.

Memories could be erased to cure veterans of post-traumatic stress disorder, scientists say.

What went wrong in Elephant Man drug trial?

David Oakley, originally from Christchurch, had volunteered for the trial to help pay for his wedding and mortgage but ...

New documentary set to revisit drug trial that left six people, including a Kiwi, seriously ill.

Millennia-old discovery

Huge crystals in the Naica caves, Mexico.

In cave system so hot that it is called hell, scientists discover life that could be 50,000 years old.

Ancient murder victim revealed

Forensic anthropologist Dame Sue Black described the man's appearance as "striking".

The "striking young man" met a brutal death 1400 years ago. Now we can look into his eyes.

Mammoths making a comeback?

Scientists say the long-extinct woolly mammoth could roam again, thanks to DNA advances.

Taking a leaf from Jurassic Park, scientists could soon revive the long-extinct woolly mammoth. But should they?

New research helping gut health

Alicia Barnett holds a flask containing culture material ready for for incubation.

A new laboratory method could help scientists learn how to make specifically tailored food and medicine.

NZ is actually a continent video

Zealandia is large and separate enough to be considered an actual continent.

It turns out New Zealand isn't just two islands at the bottom of the world. We are much bigger than that.

Live chat: Our new continent

Zealandia is large and separate enough to be considered an actual continent.

It turns out NZ isn't just two islands at the bottom of the world. We are part of a continent - Zealandia.

Bleak lesson from ebola outbreak

Health workers carry the body of an ebola victim for burial at a cemetery in Sierra Leone during the 2014 West African ...

Deadly ebola outbreaks are a higher risk where deforestation changes jungle habitats, a Kiwi scientist has found.

What mining can offer dairy science

The science of mining can be applied to developing dairy products.

The dairy industry is getting help from some unusual quarters in its drive to make more from value-add products.

Women in science scholarship

An example of a female scientist, Dr Victoria Metcalfe, conducting research which has taken her to Antarctica, pictured ...

Scholarship aims to support women who are "significantly under-represented" in sciences.

114 new planets discovered

An artist's impression of hot super-Earth, Gliese 411b.

Astronomers scanned 1600 stars over a 20-year period. This is what they found.

Pukeko cull an opportunity to learn

Pukeko can have an impact on native ducklings and chicks.

600 Pukeko were culled from Tawharanui, but they did not go to waste.

Problems with the Doomsday Clock

The Doomsday Clock metaphor may have fitted the prospects of a sudden nuclear war but does not fit slow motion problems ...

Range of world threats now includes climate change, flus, transgenic plants, hackers, giant asteroids and so forth.

Hawaiian fish ponds fed a dense population

It''s believed there were 488 fish ponds in Hawaii before Capt Cook arrived in 1778. Just 14 remain, including this one ...

Polynesian ingenuity studied

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