Nasa lit up the desert as it tested a rocket booster that it hopes will one day help carry astronauts to Mars.
Climate change, water and wind have put the heat on NZ, and no cold snap will be big enough to change it.
In his lifetime Leith Robertson wants to create something that will change the life of everyday people.
A flood of objections has seen the end of the sale of an historic road intended as a part of a major new walking and cycling trail between Matakana and Pakiri.
Scientists have sent a letter to Australian officials calling for action to save the world's reefs.
The East Coast is in the grip of an earthquake that's been rumbling silently for a week. Did you feel it? Us neither.
Scorching hot beverages may heighten the effect of other cancer-causing irritants, such as alcohol.
Beneath three glass bell jars, in a locked vault in the basement of a highly secure facility outside Paris, sits the world's most important kilogram.
All those red, brown and grey wrigglers are a sure sign of a healthy patch.
Pat Suggate was an old school geoscientist who never went anywhere without his geologist's hammer and lens.
The twins ask how dad died, and why. "We were unlucky," mum says, fearful for her girls.
Jupiter is huge and an extremely hostile planet, spinning rapidly and pulsing with radiation.
Scientists never dreamed Venus' "electric wind" was strong enough to suck part of its atmosphere into space.
Two worlds, born around separate stars, and each just a few million years old - could help us unlock the secrets of planets.
Access to space is becoming ever easier. It's time for New Zealand to get into the game.
Bob Brockie rails against New Zealand's "Byzantine" anti-GE research rules.
How will environmental and international-trade challenges affect the massively revamped Panama Canal?
On a secret island, five cats are set among the kiwi. And the kiwi - at least grown ones - hold their own.
Nasa's 1976 Viking mission to Mars did everything right - except find life.
Tim Peakes spent 6 months in space, where he ran a marathon. The return to earth was intense.
It's not how much we're eating - but what texture our food is.
We thought the moon was our only satellite, but it turns out another rock been earth's companion for more than 100 years.
A vent in a crater formed during the deadly 1886 Tarawera eruption has reactivated.
"With so many coming in now, there needs to be a process to deal with them," beachgoers say.
Lake snot now in our southern lakes could spread elsewhere and affect our economic future.
The phenomenon occurs when two black holes collide and then merge with each other, and is the second time ever to be detected.
No mention of infrastructure support in Government's organ-donation plan, says industry expert.
The first maps to track the global expansion of HIV over the past 50 years paint a fascinating picture.
New centre could put Marlborough at the forefront of wine research, creating highly paid and skilled jobs.
What happens when you spark a fire in space? Scientists are about to find out.