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Several more warm years could be on the way, if a new statistical temperature forecasting system turns out to be accurate.
An Auckland astronomer was able to capture photos of the moment a Nasa rocket launched in the United States passed over New Zealand.
A massive earthquake off Peru 150 years ago ruptured 600km of seafloor, causing a tsunami that churned across the Pacific Ocean, crashing into the Chatham Islands and causing a 10 metre-high wave that killed maybe 20 people.
Last June, I wrote about clever sparrows stealing sugar sachets from cafes in Auckland and Hamilton, and asked readers if they could report on other sparrows acting smartly. From Whangarei to Dunedin, over 30 readers have responded.
Blue diamonds are among the rarest and most valuable gems on Earth, but scientists know little about them.
Pounding one alcoholic drink after another is bad for your health. Things get murkier when it comes to "moderate" drinking. What's the limit? Can a health-conscious person serenely order a second round?
In a gleaming laboratory hidden from the highway by a Hampton Inn and a Denny's restaurant, a researcher in Minnesota, US with the biotech firm Calyxt works the controls of a boxy robot.
A Nasa spacecraft is rocketing toward the sun on an unprecedented quest to get closer to our star than anything ever sent before.
A rare set of teeth from a prehistoric shark that was more than twice the size of the ferocious great white shark has been unearthed on Australia's coastline.
Nearly everybody has enjoyed a period of their lives when they were at their best. Whether in gambling, love, business, playing the stock market, in the arts or sciences, there is a period when a person's performance is far better than his or her previous or subsequent performance.
An American master's student and his partner exploring a remote area of Otago discovered a new species in 2016.
Researchers at GNS Science have thrown doubt on work that suggests the remains of part of the Pink and White Terraces could be buried on land next to Lake Rotomahana.
The sediment under a lake in Mexico contains some of the long-sought answers to the mystery of the Mayans' demise.
Wellington's Te Papa museum has commissioned an independent review into the future care of its natural history collections.
OPINION: Gerald Bull, a Canadian aeronautical engineer, was willing to do almost anything to realise his goal.
Shark Week, the Discovery Channel's annual bonanza of shark documentaries, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. That longevity has given it a prime role in understanding of shark science. But its legacy is a mixed bag.
It's one thing to play God within one's own environment. But what happens if your experiment spreads across borders, into places that can't object? What if New Zealand, with good intentions, causes an international ecological incident?