The sky over Pluto may not be sunny but it's undoubtedly blue.
Researchers use stem cells to create a human "mini-kidney" in a dish.
Cawthron Institute turnover up from $18m to $23m in last three years, new economic report shows.
Becoming bilingual can grow cognitive skills such as problem solving, mental flexibility, attention control, inhibitory control and task switching.
A "runaway train of extinction" is threatening the earth's reptiles and amphibians.
An Australian grandmother has won her fight - a breast cancer gene will not be patented.
Scientists from NIWA have put forward their best photos of the year.
The now extinct Maori kuri dog has been found to have Indonesia cousins, new research has found.
Tsunamis 10 metres high or more could hit Wellington's south coast after landslides in undersea canyons.
Antarctic scientists' excessive drinking has led to fights, arriving at work drunk and indecent exposure.
Mapua professor Todd Kjellstrom says climate change could drive a major global economic decline.
In the aftermath of an asteroid strike that wiped out the dinosaurs, a beaver was thriving.
Improved planning and private investment among key points of national science strategy.
After testing about 35,000 participants, research reveals that genetic has nothing to do with what we find beautiful.
Southland man says he saw two orange objects in sky before a "boom" and a bright glow from the distance.
It seems the asteroid blamed for wiping out dinosaurs may have had an accomplice.
OPINION: It's easy to get your nose out of joint when the flavour of the day (pandas, flags) gets more funding than essential and important science, as SARAH-JANE O-CONNOR explains.
What if you were offered thousands to stay there 70 days straight? That's what NASA did to study astronauts' health.
Ancient Britons may have mummified their dead by putting them in peat bogs.
"Maps" of our brains correspond with education, income, IQ and life-satisfaction.
Biochemist Peter Molan, best known for his work on manuka honey, has died.
OPINION: Water on Mars isn't half as mysterious as life on Earth.
AUT's Warkworth Observatory has joined with radio telescopes around the world in efforts to figure out what the Rosetta missions 'rubber duck' comet is made of.
Scientists planning practice run of saving the Earth by trying to bump an asteroid off course.
NASA's announcement of signs of water on Mars may spark renewed interest in Antarctica.
What's bright red and green, looks like a spaceship and can swim?
The Martian director Ridley Scott says he was shown images of water on Mars two months ago - but it was too late to change the plot.
NASA Mars rover can't get its feet wet for fear on the red planet for fear of contamination.
Take a look at 13 of the most astounding pictures from beyond the Earth.
A comet that looks like a rubber ducky is flying through space.