Mt John Observatory has a bright past but is facing uncertainty as funding dries up.
Waikato scientists believe they have uncovered a fault line running through Hamilton and are applying for funding to find out more.
Udo Benecke foresaw many of today's global ecological problems well ahead of his time.
It's official: NASA's Messenger spacecraft has ended its mission to Mercury with a bang.
Climate change could drive up to a sixth of animals and plants on Earth to extinction.
Scientists in Nelson have been recognised for the research that has gone into developing speciality hops and pure marine toxins.
Nasa's pioneering Messenger spacecraft, has crashed into Mercury at more than 14,000kmh.
New weapons in the biocontrol battle against weeds and pests
You don't need feathers to fly: just look at bats and planes...and now, dinosaurs.
A new detailed map of Kapiti's earthquake risks is set to reveal surprising information on the district's liquefaction risks.
Russia calls off mission to resupply International Space Station, as one of its spacecraft continues to tumble uncontrollably through space.
The emerging technology of molecular imaging is having a major impact on cancer treatment.
Known as a "Bionerd," she ventures into Chernobyl 29 years after its nuclear meltdown.
A former Timaru man helped create computer where 3D images actually come out of the screen.
Just a month after it launched from Wanaka, Nasa's super pressure balloon's flight is over.
Some people have natural genetic health benefits that could be used to use to treat others
A rare two-metre long turtle that washed ashore in Marlborough may be left to rot.
A Wellington researcher is trying to find a vaccine for hookworm.
Researchers are surveying Anzac Day's meaning, especially to those hit by the Christchurch quakes
Tekapo-based astronomer Freidl Hale looks at what the night sky will offer in May.
Five high-school students are looking to bring back an unusual World Cup gold medal.
Yamini Karanam's problem lay deep within her brain. It was her sister.
A neuroscientist who studies the adolescent mindset has provocative new insights.
Watch an animated history of earthquakes to see how today's shake compares.
Alpine Fault earthquake could isolate the West Coast for six weeks, a geologist says.
Kermit the Frog is alive and living in the tropical rainforests of Costa Rica.
One day, it could scan wounded soldiers on a battlefield or patients in an ambulance.
Japan's space agency is considering an unmanned mission to the moon by 2018.
A record-setting strontium atomic clock could "tick" for 15 billion years.
Are aliens trying to make contact with humans from the dwarf planet of Ceres?