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.
A 9-month-old baby who was born with the HIV virus in the US may have been cured, medical researchers say.
Scientists studying the large, active geothermal system under Lake Rotomahana near Rotorua have found two areas of high heat flow on the lake bed.
In Europe 150 million years ago, this dude was the biggest, baddest bully in town.
An asteroid will shoot past Earth closer than the moon this morning, Nasa says.
Translucent fish hauled up off the coast of New Zealand have proved that no fish at all live in the deepest one-quarter of the world's oceans.
US president's plan to spend NZ$4.6 trillion includes money for robot mission to moon of Jupiter.
Up early and seeing something glowing in the east? It's source is just 100 million kilometres away.
Parts of the North Island are having their second dry summer in a row, but for a different reason than 2013.
Blink for a 2.5 billionth of a second and you'd miss this. Until now, we have.
Our galaxy's looking far more crowded with Nasa confirming 715 newly discovered planets.
Vacuum cleaner drying the spacesuit of near-drowning survivor could have resulted in space station fire.
The next time you start shaking your finger and shouting "Shame on you!" because your dog chewed up your favorite fuzzy slippers, just remember that no matter how guilty your dog looks, it doesn't know what your rant is about.
Biggest solar flare of the year erupts, travelling about 2000 kilometres per second.
Women's best bet to reduce risk of ovarian cancer to have healthy ovaries removed at 35, experts say.
North Korea is a dark place to live - literally as well as figuratively, the latest Nasa pictures show.
Moon has a new crater after a 400kg meteorite hits, creating a flash seen from Earth.
Zircon crystal dating back 4.4 billion years suggests life may have existed on Earth soon after.
Volcanoes dimming sunlight with sulphur emissions impacting global warming rate, study finds.
People more alert at night to sounds have better capacity to remember dreams, study finds.
A new study broadens a notion that periods of higher temperatures are likely to produce more crime.
The European Space Agency plans to launch a satellite to hunt for planets outside our solar system by 2024.
A sunfish specimen in this good condition is extremely rare. Preserved, it could last 300 years.
Gas that gives town its rotten-egg smell is cleared of messing with the heads of residents.
An asteroid due to pass Earth at 3pm today has been described as "potentially hazardous".
Some animals, like humans, can sense and respond to a musical beat, scientists say.
US Secretary of State compares those who deny existence of climate change to flat-earthers.
If a crocodile is chasing you, RUN! But maybe not up a tree - researchers report the reptiles can climb them.
New research shows longer sentences and more complex language build babies brains.
China's troubled moon rover has come back to life, but engineers are still working to fix its fault.
Thousands of mirrors pointing at boilers mounted on towers generate enough power for 140,000 homes.
Efforts to create new, cheap and clean energy source reach significant milestones, scientists say.
Are we nearing the end of science? That is, are we running out of answerable questions?
They were a British family on a day out — almost a million years ago.
Flower power may have meant the difference between life and death for some of the the woolly mammoth and others.
Astronomers using data from the planet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope have found a wild card of a world.
Poetic farewell from China's first lunar rover as it prepares to meet the endless night.
An unusual debate drew crowds to the Creation Museum in the US Bible belt this week.
Countries with market-liberal policies see faster rises in BMI, researchers say.
There's more to icicles' fleeting beauty. They're one of the unsolved mysteries of physics.
Do women dream differently than men? Yes.
More than 400 dead dolphins were found last month on Pacific Ocean beaches.
Young adults suffering cancerous bone tumours in New Zealand are less likely to survive the disease than their peers overseas.
At 1200m, the southern hemisphere's deepest cave has been found here in NZ.
Over a year ago we were mesmerised by a grainy speck spinning down to earth. Now here's a better video of it.
Advances in technology make surgery and chemotherapy viable options for pets.
It may be the last thing anyone with ophidiophobia would want to hear: some snakes fly.
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