Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected.
Way in which egg and sperm recognise and bond with each other discovered, paving way for contraception and fertilisation research.
Impeccably preserved fossilised remains of a shark that lived 325 million years ago discovered in the US.
Kakapo chick from a crushed and mended egg beats the odds to boost endangered population.
Kiwi stargazers treated to stunning phenomenon as Moon turns a coppery hue.
A team of British scientists claims to have created red blood cells suitable for transfusion into humans.
Married couples able to avoid fights if they eat chocolate, study using voodoo dolls finds.
US$800 million mission, known as OSIRIS-Rex, is targeted for launch in September 2016.
Plan B in the fight against climate change: cooling the planet by sucking heat-trapping CO2 from the air.
Canterbury University geologists to test theory about best way to avoid flying volcanic rocks.
Kiwi have a chance to see a total lunar eclipse, but doomsayers predict the blood moon spells trouble.
Male tuatara can expect lonely love lives as the climate warms - before they eventually become extinct.
New findings have implications for improving the understanding of how bacteria evolve, including the spread of antibiotic resistance genes.
Nasa releases spectacular footage of a mid-level solar flare from a few days ago.
Damaging earthquakes that have shaken central New Zealand strongly in the past year appear linked to a puzzling, creeping phenomenon under the lower North Island.
The chances of this happening are "much less likely than winning the lottery three times in a row".
Scientists have uncovered a vast ocean beneath the icy surface of Saturn's little moon Enceladus.
A four-year global study has started to unlock the mystery of why human cells act differently.
Small waves to keep hitting NZ for hours more after 8.2 Chile quake that scientist say wasn't the big one they're still expecting.
Top research group says that missing out on $20m in funding will put NZ's agriculture, horticulture and forestry at risk.
A microbe that spewed humongous amounts of methane into Earth's atmosphere triggered a global catastrophe 252 million years ago.
Haruko Obokata's groundbreaking research was hailed as a major breakthrough in stem cell research. There was just one problem.
It took 80kg of gear, a helicopter and exact timing to shoot the Milky Way over Wairarapa.
Ancient Egyptians really loved their dogs and cats - not to mention their snakes, crocodiles and birds.
Three kilometres under the sea where teams are looking for debris from the missing Malaysian jet, the ocean floor is cold, dark, covered in a squishy muck of dead plankton.
If you have already read "12 Pieces of Practical Advice from Housecats," now you can move on to "8 Reasons to Worry about Global Warming."
A new device made by a Wellington design student is allowing fish to drive.
The spotting of ocean debris by satellites during the search for the lost Malaysia Airline plane has drawn attention to those orbiting platforms. A primer on what's in orbit, with help from Nicholas Johnson, Nasa's recently retired chief scientist for orbital debris:
NZ is facing a huge wasp problem made even worse by the recent arrival of another invader.
Sydney researchers discover damage done to the body by cocaine use can be treated with an an antioxidant drug.
The US and Russia haven't allowed their disagreements over Ukraine get in the way of their joint mission in space.
Scientists in 10 years may be able to use satellites to predict seismic activity.
Newly discovered dinosaur had a toothless beak, crested skull, sharp claws, long legs and probably feathers.
Solar blasts that could have caused US$2.4 trillion in damage narrowly missed Earth, researchers say.
Alpine Fault may have generated more large quakes than previously thought.
The oldest complete example of a human with cancer may offer new clues about the disease.
Alive in the days of Attila the Hun, the moss looked lifeless but grew again when watered.
The tail end of ex-Cyclone Lusi and twilight combined to create this "trippy" phenomenon.
Half of all cars kept off the road to combat worst pollution in years.
Maps show Mercury has shrunk more due to cooling than scientists thought.
Astronomers find their holy grail: echoes of the expansion of the universe after the big bang.
Earth's industrial societies poised to collapse in rush for unsustainable resources, according to Nasa.
Fertility expert, theatre director, TV presenter and a peer to boot . . . Robert Winston talks to Adam Dudding about the power of science.
Images of a spectacular solar flare have been captured by Nasa.
Dunedin's Dr Ian Griffin has been invited to sit on the panel to select the winning tender for the Shanghai planetarium.
We are among the only species to have sex for fun, not just for reproduction. For some other species, though, sex is far from fun.
A law that explains how hybrid species such as the broccoflower survive has been discovered by Massey scientists.
Network of Chilean caves offers valuable clues as to how the continents were formed.
Caves found in Patagonia may unlock secrets of how continents have formed.
When it comes to identifying New Zealand drywood termites, it pays to know your excrement.
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