Thousands are expected to gather in the city's vast streets on Friday night to witness "Manhattanhenge".
A potential new hominin has been discovered, giving the first indication that the human family was full of variety long before our own genus came along.
Before eating its prey alive, the ampulex dementor wasp paralyses its prey not by locking up its muscles but by stealing its free will.
The natural world is "incredibly intricate and amazing", says scientist and inventor Murray Bloom.
Archaeologists painstakingly piece together pre-Neanderthal skull to find the earliest known evidence of murder.
When Isla Robinson was born, her parents banked her cord blood. Now they're glad they did.
USAR was 'a joke' until the Christchurch quake, when they worked 37 hours straight. Now they save lives the world over.
The disappearance of whales from an Antarctic island has left experts puzzled.
NASA scientists have captured the closest images yet of the mysterious bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres.
An award-winning film combating climate change sceptics to hit screens worldwide
Mummified remains of a Tainui child among four sets returned after more than a century overseas.
Mother nature's rare double lights up skies and waters in Australia.
Evidence of a massive 15th century earthquake on a subduction zone under Cook Strait could tie in with an event recorded in Maori oral history.
Evidence a 3.3m tsunami swept more than 360m inland is proof we could be ticking down to a "megathrust" quake.
The proof may be there about "megathrust" earthquakes, but Wellington planners aren't rushing to change their quake plans.
A cheap over-the-counter vitamin appears to reduce the recurrence of some common skin cancers.
Living with Stephen made me suicidal but I do still love him.
Meteorologists say the Pacific is heading for an El Nino event. How do they know?
As sea levels rise, so too does the risk of flooding along the Coromandel coast, Niwa says.
Scientific successes just keep on coming for top Waikato students.
Deep in the ocean, scientists have found the first known example of a fish with warm blood.
No, this isn't a trailer for a new disaster film, it just looks like it.
The $1.6m Nasa balloon that was launched from Wanaka in March which later crashed in Australia will be recovered tomorrow.
Doctors urged to stay aware of symptoms, as cases continue to crop up each year.
Giving smokers $1075 to quit is far more effective than normal cessation programs.
This giant squid's body revealed a terrifying story: It had been attacked by an even-bigger beast.
It's been a busy week for giant scientific balloons landing in the Queensland outback.
Kiwi students have been selected to attend Space Camp in Alabama in July.
This winter is likely to be cooler than usual and the spring stormier, with scientists confirming El Nino is here.
A team of scientists has created a "dino-chicken", figuring out how to replicate dinosaur snouts on chicken embryos in a lab.