DNA from our Neanderthal ancestors is much more influential on modern humans than previously thought.
Plants collected in NZ in 1769-70 still exist and tell stories.
Revolutionary device, which begins human trials next year, could enable paralysed patients to walk again.
A snake breeder in Australia did a double take after one of his eggs hatched.
Albert Einstein has been said to be a lazy child who hated school.
The celebrity biologist and atheist suffered a minor stroke, forcing him to cancel his trip to New Zealand.
It's the icing on the cake for Einstein's theory of gravity - but how do mere mortals go about understanding a scientific smoking gun?
Ever wondering what two black holes colliding sounds like? Wonder no more.
A spectacular lightning show is captured by an orbiting astronaut.
Seas could be 52 metres higher than they are now if we let climate change rip, scientists say.
'I can get out and mow the damn lawn and not feel stuffed at the end of it,' says a client.
Large areas of Antarctic ice sheets could melt away into the ocean if ice shelves continue to disappear.
Inspired by the invincible insects, scientists built a machine to navigate through rubble to find survivors after natural disasters or bombings.
As he washed his face during his lunch break, he became the first person in modern recorded history to be struck dead.
Technology is bringing new biological weapons to the battle against illnesses like Zika.
If you can read this message, it's because your brain is doing some "incredible" decoding.
Where do you find rockets, explosions and grown men? At National Rocket Day.
His work on black holes has earned a scientist from a small Otago town a share of $1 million.
The global spread of a honeybee-killing virus was caused by humans, a study has found.
Here is the latest on what you need to know about the Zika virus, sex, and blood donations.
An Apollo 13 astronaut and a leader from the Mars mission talk about space travel.
The modern wildebeest had a weird cousin far up the family tree whose bizarre nose gave it powers of communication.
The world of science is changing and two Churchill Park School teachers are determined to ensure education keeps up.
Dr Matt Driller will be at this weekend's NRL Auckland Nines investigating the physiological demands of the tournament.
They don't have laser beams attached to their heads, but these sharks are living in an active volcano.
British scientists get official backing to genetically modify human embryos.
Physicists at the University of Otago are aiming to model the potential effects of a once-in-a-century solar storm.
Smoking a lot of weed can potentially do permanent damage to something you really need.
Scientists have been lousy at catching elusive yellow octopus. Now they hope to outsmart it.
Could the simple act of swiping some on change the delicate ecosystem beneath our pits?