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    Super blood wolf moon appears over Northern Hemisphere

    Super blood wolf moon appears over Northern Hemisphere


    Skygazers across the Northern Hemisphere have been treated to the astronomical spectacle of a "super blood wolf...

    Skygazers across the Northern Hemisphere have been treated to the astronomical spectacle of a "super blood wolf moon".
    Speaker Trevor Mallard's turbulent Twitter exchange with WeatherWatch boss

    Speaker Trevor Mallard's turbulent Twitter exchange with WeatherWatch boss


    WeatherWatch boss Philip Duncan has quit Twitter after what he says were inappropriate and "distressing" messages from Speaker of the House Trevor...

    WeatherWatch boss Philip Duncan has quit Twitter after what he says were inappropriate and "distressing" messages from Speaker of the House Trevor Mallard.
    Kids, screen time and potatoes: New study reveals important point to researchers

    Kids, screen time and potatoes: New study reveals important point to researchers


    OPINION: Ah, January. The time of year when anyone with school-age children wonders how they are going to manage the weeks until the new term starts. Just how much time should our kids be spending on digital...

    OPINION: Ah, January. The time of year when anyone with school-age children wonders how they are going to manage the weeks until the new term starts. Just how much time should our kids be spending on digital devices?
    Japan satellite to stage 'shows' of artificial shooting stars from 2020

    Japan satellite to stage 'shows' of artificial shooting stars from 2020


    A Japanese company plans to stage the world's first artificial meteor shower after a rocket carrying its technology was launched into...

    A Japanese company plans to stage the world's first artificial meteor shower after a rocket carrying its technology was launched into space.
    Saturn spent billions of years without its rings

    Saturn spent billions of years without its rings


    Saturn may have flown solo for billions of years - almost its entire existence - before getting its stunning set of rings, a new study...

    Saturn may have flown solo for billions of years - almost its entire existence - before getting its stunning set of rings, a new study suggests.
    Canterbury's summer a likely factor behind the lack of house flies

    Canterbury's summer a likely factor behind the lack of house flies


    Missing the sleepy buzz of the blowfly, the annoying house fly that keeps landing on you, the satisfying "click" of the towel as you aim for that fly on the kitchen...

    Missing the sleepy buzz of the blowfly, the annoying house fly that keeps landing on you, the satisfying "click" of the towel as you aim for that fly on the kitchen ceiling?
    What does marine heatwave mean for future of New Zealand's fish?

    What does marine heatwave mean for future of New Zealand's fish?


    A rare marine heatwave is under way in places around New Zealand, with fish and other marine life likely to spend the next couple of months swimming south to find cooler...

    A rare marine heatwave is under way in places around New Zealand, with fish and other marine life likely to spend the next couple of months swimming south to find cooler water.
    Climate change is slowing down Antarctic starfish, Otago scientists find

    Climate change is slowing down Antarctic starfish, Otago scientists find


    A sturdy, resilient starfish from Antarctica is giving Kiwi scientists insight into how climate change can affect the life cycles of sea...

    A sturdy, resilient starfish from Antarctica is giving Kiwi scientists insight into how climate change can affect the life cycles of sea creatures.
    The Gift of Life: Making use of your body and brain after you die

    The Gift of Life: Making use of your body and brain after you die


    Each year thousands New Zealanders give part of themselves away for nothing in return. In Stuff's five-part series, Hannah Martin spoke to those who give and receive everything from organs to sperm about the lifesaving and life-changing effects of their...

    Each year thousands New Zealanders give part of themselves away for nothing in return. In Stuff's five-part series, Hannah Martin spoke to those who give and receive everything from organs to sperm about the lifesaving and life-changing effects of their actions.
    The North Pole is moving, and the shutdown means we aren't keeping up

    The North Pole is moving, and the shutdown means we aren't keeping up


    ​A storm is raging in the centre of the Earth. Nearly 2,000 miles beneath our feet, in the swirling, spinning ball of liquid iron that constitutes our planet's core and generates its magnetic field, a jet has formed, roiling the molten material beneath...

    ​A storm is raging in the centre of the Earth. Nearly 2,000 miles beneath our feet, in the swirling, spinning ball of liquid iron that constitutes our planet's core and generates its magnetic field, a jet has formed, roiling the molten material beneath the Arctic.
    Diet: Less beef, more beans. Experts say the world needs to move away from meat

    Diet: Less beef, more beans. Experts say the world needs to move away from meat


    A hamburger a week, but no more - that's about as much red meat people should eat to do what's best for their health and the planet, according to a report seeking to overhaul the world's...

    A hamburger a week, but no more - that's about as much red meat people should eat to do what's best for their health and the planet, according to a report seeking to overhaul the world's diet.
    CERN plans huge new $15 billion particle collider

    CERN plans huge new $15 billion particle collider


    Scientists behind the world's largest atom smasher have laid out their multibillion-euro vision to build an even bigger one, in hopes of unlocking even more secrets of matter and the universe in the coming...

    Scientists behind the world's largest atom smasher have laid out their multibillion-euro vision to build an even bigger one, in hopes of unlocking even more secrets of matter and the universe in the coming decades.
    Dead bluebottle jellyfish unlikely to be start of an Aussie invasion - expert

    Dead bluebottle jellyfish unlikely to be start of an Aussie invasion - expert


    Bluebottles have been gathering along the Queensland coast and stinging thousands of beachgoers, but jellyfish washed up on a Christchurch beach are unlikely to be the first of...

    Bluebottles have been gathering along the Queensland coast and stinging thousands of beachgoers, but jellyfish washed up on a Christchurch beach are unlikely to be the first of an invasion.
    The link between the simple match and a disgusting medical condition

    The link between the simple match and a disgusting medical condition


    When the surgeons had examined the chain of horribly ulcerated openings running from ear to ear along the patient's face, they decided the only course of action was for the removal of his...

    When the surgeons had examined the chain of horribly ulcerated openings running from ear to ear along the patient's face, they decided the only course of action was for the removal of his jaw.