World's first "mini-stomachs", made from stem cells, could spur research into cancer, ulcers and diabetes.
It's better than a bird, better than a plane — maybe even better than Superman. It's a flying car.
Professor clarifies statement on creation of humans after misinterpretation spreads.
A commercial space station supply ship rocket has exploded after lift-off at Virginia launch site.
Pope Francis backs the evolution theory but says there was no Big Bang without God.
Defrosting ancient poo could reintroduce some age-old bugs to the modern world, scientists say.
Cook Strait faults may be further from rupturing after last year's big Marlborough earthquakes.
Hamilton Zoo's hefty herd of white rhino are now being kept warmer and drier with a cosy new pad.
The moa was doomed the moment humans landed in NZ, new research suggests.
Infection with the virus that causes cold sores significantly increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease, a new study indicates.
A paralysed man can walk again after a revolutionary treatment hailed as "more impressive than walking on the moon".
Ever wondered what the deepest, darkest corners of space sound like? Nasa has the answer.
Globally, last month was the hottest September in 135 years of record keeping, as the Earth continues to warm.
Gisborne is currently experiencing a large earthquake - not that you'll feel it.
A machine that sends magnetic pulses into a patient’s brain has become the new frontier of depression treatment.
Thanks to their size, women are, on average, cheaper to launch and fly than men.
Ebola's not transmitted by the air, the US Center for Disease Control says. Fear and ignorance are transmitted by the air.
Scientists have revealed the origins of sex, discovering that it wasn't always performed like we do it today.
Sinkholes form when earth and rock fall into a cavity below the ground's surface.
Claims a nuclear fusion power source small enough to fit on a truck will be ready in a decade.
Fecal transplants just got easier to swallow for those infected with C.diff bacteria.
Kiwis were in one of the best positions in the world to see last night's rare Blood Moon.
A large fault line discovered under Wellington Harbour last shook 6200 years ago.
Truly wondrous: a large-scale study of 2060 people shows patients experience real events after their heart stops beating.
New Zealanders will get front row seats for tonight's total lunar eclipse, also known as a blood moon.
Planning on photographing the blood moon? "Astrophotographer" Mark Gee shares his tips.
ARIANA EUNJUNG CHA AND FRED BARBASHThree scientists get coveted award for deciphering the mechanism in the brain that allows us to find our way around.
Scientists drill 1.3km into Alpine Fault in hope of learning more about earthquakes.
Accurate weather predictions a year in advance could be commonplace in as little as a decade.
Scientists are assessing lab-grown penises for safety, function and durability.
Wellington scientists have patented a ground-breaking vaccine for asthma.
In a medical first, a woman in Sweden has given birth after receiving a womb transplant.
Pluto, a celestial snowball 3.6bn miles from the sun, might be back into the solar system fraternity.
StuffIndia has published the first global view of Mars taken by the country's spacecraft orbiting the red planet, and the image shows a dust storm brewing.
A sudden, unexpected eruption - like the one that killed 31 people in Japan on Saturday - could happen here.
ReutersWatch out Harry Potter, you are not the only wizard with an invisibility cloak.
Niwa ecologists spot an estimated 60-100 endangered southern right whales.
Scientists broke into wild cheers in New Delhi as the orbiter braked successfully and entered orbit.
JOSH DICKEYApp-based journey through strange solar systems from Christopher Nolan's latest film.
With NASA’s Maven spacecraft safely in orbit around Mars, the spotlight shifts to India’s first mission to the red planet.
OPINION: Disaster experts are meeting in Wellington, the ideal location to discuss natural hazards and how to mitigate the risks.
A gynaecologist performed a sterilisation operation on an "unusual patient" - a 25-year-old ape.
NASA is back on Mars after a 700 million kilometre journey that began nearly a year ago.
NASA's Maven spacecraft is on track to reach Mars following a journey spanning 10 months and 711 million kilometres.
Demonstrations around the world as greenhouse gas emissions surge to the highest levels in human history.
Nasa's Maven orbital explorer will slip into Mars orbit tomorrow, to study the red planet's atmosphere.
Bad weather has delayed a SpaceX cargo run to the International Space Station for NASA.
Researchers say the stranding of a rare porpoise on a Dunedin beach does have an upside.
He may be a murderer, but whatever else you think of him, King Richard III was no coward.
Simple, non-invasive urine tests offer an alternative to cervical smears, researchers say.
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