We should count ourselves lucky the Dracula ant is not the size of a crocodile.
Nasa reveals mosaic selfie, taken by the organisation's new Mars lander on the red planet.
The spacecraft Osiris-Rex hooked up with the tiny asteroid Bennu and it found some surprises.
After 41 years in space, Nasa's Voyager 2 has become the second human-made object to reach the space between the stars.
With December 25 a fortnight away, what are the chances of a summery Christmas Day?
The latest climate change report is 560 pages long; a Kiwi scientist has distilled it in a poem.
A rare "marine heatwave" played a part in last year's record summer and might be happening again.
Clever detective work by school children and adults solved a mystery plaguing the beaches of Taranaki.
OPINION: I have to find the money to pay salaries and buy petri-dishes.
Rain running off Dunedin's hills is one of the biggest issues behind South Dunedin's flooding problems.
Scientists know what killed most life on Earth 250m years ago and say we're on the same path.
Successful tests on baboons raise hopes that pig hearts could soon be tested in humans.
More factors than usual may have been at play in producing the grey mud that flowed across parts of Christchurch after the earthquakes.
Sections of the South Island's majestic mountain range are disappearing into thin air.
Roger Hanson goes back in time to when countries like Iraq led the world.
'It was a crazy moment': Dinosaur discovered in Australian town amongst bag of rough gem offcuts.
Readings from the Avon-Heathcote Estuary may improve understanding of future flooding risks from storm surges, high tides and extreme weather.
Extreme weather frequency is creating "here we go again" fatigue, concerning forecasters.
Woman born without a uterus successfully gives birth, after transplant from fatal stroke victim.
National hydro-power generation could increase as a result of climate change. Our grapes may benefit too.
Four in five students enter high school without the science skills they need, study finds.
NZ officials need to get their heads out of the clouds on climate change, academic says.
After a two-year chase, Nasa spacecraft catches asteroid that could hold secrets from the beginning of our solar system.
Canterbury's persistent shroud of drizzle and low cloud is expected to dissolve overnight.
OPINION: He claims he wants to rid the world of disease, but he deserves our contempt - not our respect.
Export-only devices get far less scrutiny than devices sold in the US.
In a galaxy far, far away, scientists spot a cosmic vampire - and watch it explode.
Our sandy, forested estuaries have been swallowed by thick layers of oozing mud. Is it too late to save them?
Condensing steam and rain are raising the level of White Island's crater lake, which could overflow next year.
Five dynamite shots will be detonated in boreholes between Gisborne and Whakatāne to generate seismic energy.