Inspired by the invincible insects, scientists built a machine to navigate through rubble to find survivors after natural disasters or bombings.
As he washed his face during his lunch break, he became the first person in modern recorded history to be struck dead.
Technology is bringing new biological weapons to the battle against illnesses like Zika.
If you can read this message, it's because your brain is doing some "incredible" decoding.
Where do you find rockets, explosions and grown men? At National Rocket Day.
His work on black holes has earned a scientist from a small Otago town a share of $1 million.
The global spread of a honeybee-killing virus was caused by humans, a study has found.
Here is the latest on what you need to know about the Zika virus, sex, and blood donations.
An Apollo 13 astronaut and a leader from the Mars mission talk about space travel.
The modern wildebeest had a weird cousin far up the family tree whose bizarre nose gave it powers of communication.
The world of science is changing and two Churchill Park School teachers are determined to ensure education keeps up.
Dr Matt Driller will be at this weekend's NRL Auckland Nines investigating the physiological demands of the tournament.
They don't have laser beams attached to their heads, but these sharks are living in an active volcano.
British scientists get official backing to genetically modify human embryos.
Physicists at the University of Otago are aiming to model the potential effects of a once-in-a-century solar storm.
Smoking a lot of weed can potentially do permanent damage to something you really need.
Scientists have been lousy at catching elusive yellow octopus. Now they hope to outsmart it.
Could the simple act of swiping some on change the delicate ecosystem beneath our pits?
You thought they were quintessentially Kiwi, but our little blue penguins are actually from 'Straya, mate.
NZ seismographs reported quakes that never happened today. There's a reason for that.
Scientists still struggling to understand how the moon got to where it is.
Britain gives scientist the go-ahead for controversial technique to genetically modify human embryos, worrying critics.
Scientists make breakthrough discovery that could restore normal brain activity in autistic babies.
Giant cloud is on a collision course with our galaxy, travelling at 1.1m kmh.
"My first thought was - good, the Earth is actually round," says returning astronaut.
It's tough doing science experiments in a shipping container in Antarctica, but fun too, one scientist says.
Discovering what triggers schizophrenia has scientists "almost giddy about findings".
Search for underwater volcanoes finds island split in half.
Astronauts on the International Space Station may have invented a new sport: water ping pong.
Breakthrough drug has potential to wipe out tuberculosis and gonorrhoea.