Scientists develop new method to produce hydrogen in effort that could see the cost of its production fall.
Offspring of mice taught to fear smell of cherry blossom also fear it, as do their own offspring.
Pair believed clear of HIV after stem cell transplants have their hopes dashed as AIDS causing pathogen returns.
A fine sediment clay within the Japan Trench plate boundary megathrust fault was a key factor in the March 2011 tsunami.
Oldest human DNA sequenced yet reveals unknown ancestor from at least 300,000 years ago.
NASA is planning to plant a garden on the moon. Really.
Not many people can say they spend their day watching killers at work.
Stunning photographs of a once in a decade Grand Canyon cloud inversion have emerged.
India's Mars orbiter mission has left the Earth's orbit on its way to the red planet.
The launch of an unmanned rocket was aborted one minute before liftoff due to an unexplained technical issue.
Notice a distinct scent at your grandparents' home? It's not just in your head. Old person smell exists.
It appears the ISON comet didn't survive its close encounter with the sizzling sun.
The skeleton of a diplodocus dinosaur has been sold for $800,000 at an auction in Britain.
An experimental device is letting paralysed people drive wheelchairs with tongue studs.
The 2009 H1N1 epidemic killed up to 203,000 people across the globe - a death toll 10 times greater than initially estimated.
People with autism experience a more extreme version of the world than the rest of us.
Archaeological dig at a Nepalese pilgrimage site provides new evidence for the time of Buddha's birth.
Nation will land its first probe on the moon in early December and deploy a buggy to explore its surface.
It's a spectacle that easily could be part of Burning Man, but this gathering is even more mind-blowing than anything you might find at the New Age festival.
Comet teasing the solar system as it dances with the sun.
Future large quakes could cause same kind of powerful aftershocks as Canterbury continues to experience, research shows.
Canterbury's unusual rock structure meant the 2011 quakes produced some of the strongest vertical ground accelerations ever seen.
Canterbury University unveils designs for $212m science hub to replace 60-year-old buildings.
Space Exploration Technologies' first unmanned rocket launch for a commercial satellite delayed.
US government regulators have ordered a genetic-testing startup funded by Google to halt sales of its product.
New study demonstrates why anti-inflammatory drugs appear to suppress marijuana's effects on cognition.
The TJCubeSat is the first satellite designed and built by high school students to be sent into space
Nelson teenager Mitchell Chandler is journeying south into the great unknown this summer.
One of the oldest and largest wine cellars in the world uncovered, dating back to approximately 3700 years ago.
The USA is spewing 50 per cent more methane than the government estimates, a new scientific study says.
Nasa wants to know how gardening would go on the earth's largest natural satellite.
A team of archaeologists has uncovered remains of stone-tipped throwing spears from 280,000 years ago.
Where and how are high-energy cosmic rays generated?
Students who cheated on a simple task were more likely to want government jobs, researchers have found in a new study.
Boredom isn't just boring. It can be dangerous, either for the person who is bored or for the people around him.
Earth's magnetic field reversal, thought overdue and possible in about 500 years, is the subject of a new satellite probe.
Rich full of mineral resources, asteroids may be mined not for wealth on Earth but for outer space voyages.
For months, all eyes in the sky have pointed at the comet that's zooming toward a blisteringly close encounter with the sun.
Astronomers call it the monster. The biggest cosmic explosion ever seen. Had it been closer, Earth would've been toast.
A volcanic eruption has raised an island in the seas to the far south of Tokyo.
Diet of sugary drinks linked to changes in the brain that have been linked to cancer and Alzheimer's disease.
Finding something to eat in the afterlife may not have been easy for Egyptians, so they took food with them.
UN secretary general urges governments to do more to cut emissions as "current pledges are simply inadequate".
NASA's newest robotic explorer, Maven, is on its way to Mars.
What is the planet's most famous astronaut going to do with the rest of his life?
A strain of bird flu that scientists thought could not infect people has shown up in a Taiwanese woman, doctors say.
Five terrifying facts from the World Diabetes Atlas.
Typhoon Haiyan was a historic storm. Why did it happen? Can we expect more of the same?
The South Island brown teal is lost forever and more New Zealand birds are on the way out, audit shows.
One of the most threatened mammals on earth is caught on camera in Vietnam for the first time in 15 years.
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