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If winter and spring sea surface temperatures around New Zealand are below average, chances are it's going to rain in the south-west United States (SWUS) in three months' time.
Mt Taranaki is considered the New Zealand volcano probably with the highest risk of a major eruption in the next 50 years, but there's still plenty of uncertainty about when - and how big - the next event will be.
At least since 2014, the news has been dire: The West Antarctic ice sheet is losing ice, and its retreat may be unstoppable.
On the 18th April a new space telescope was launched by NASA - the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS).
Taranaki civil defence authorities have begun training an army of 500 volunteers for when, not if, Mt Taranaki erupts, and for major weather events.
A Marlborough company may have struck gold with its own modern-day philosopher's stone, turning waste sawdust into valuable graphite.
Nasa's flying telescope will capture a rare eclipse-like event from its winter base in Christchurch.
I wrote about clever sparrows a couple of weeks ago, but have since discovered that researchers at Waikato University have been on to these birds for some time.
Flying cars. Cures for death. And now ... space catapults. Bless you, California, for not letting reality get you down.
OPINION: In the 1950s the Super Constellation four engine piston driven propeller aircraft had a 30 per cent chance of a single engine stoppage during a trans-Atlantic flight.
A deadly disease has ravaged the little spotted kiwi population in an Auckland sanctuary, killing more than 10 per cent of the endangered birds at the park.
OPINION: A couple of weeks ago, the Prime Minister's chief science advisor, Sir Peter Gluckman, debunked the idea that traces of methamphetamine are a health hazard. He says there is absolutely no scientific evidence to support the idea.
Making New Zealand predator free by 2050 sounds a crazy ambition. But maybe some crazy technology could achieve that. JOHN McCRONE reports on the Cacophony Project.
New Mars discoveries are advancing the case for possible life on the red planet, past or even present.