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The next fortnight will be a real treat for stargazers - there are five planets to see in the evening sky, Mars is looking the best weâve seen in 15 years, and on the morning of July 28 there will be a total lunar eclipse.
Millions of irreplaceable and invaluable natural history specimens could be lost if Te Papa Tongarewa goes ahead with the its proposed job cuts, scientists fear.
OPINION: In December, China started building a research station on Inexpressible Island, 350 kilometres north of New Zealand's Scott Base.
In 1911, an American research scientist Peyton Rous, whilst working at the Rockefeller Institute in New York, found that by transplanting bits of a malignant tumour from one hen into other hens, they too produced malignant tumours.
When the sun was young and faint and the Earth was barely formed, a gigantic black hole in a distant, brilliant galaxy spat out a powerful jet of radiation.
Over the next two months, Kiwis will be treated to Mars appearing bigger and brighter in the night sky.
Six location across Wellington are being drilled to find out how they would hold up in a major earthquake.
Rocket Lab, a orbital launch provider based in the United States, has confirmed plans to expand its launch capability.
Researchers are building a clearer picture of the human impact on New Zealand's wildlife, using a technique that enables them to examine DNA from otherwise unidentifiable fossil bone fragments.
After a long, distinguished career as a practicing psychologist and medical specialist, Hans Asperger, professor of psychology at Vienna University, died in 1980.
Researchers are taking the final step in their search for New Zealand's lost natural wonders, the pink and white terraces.
A $US15 million ($NZ22.2m) project to drill into the Brothers submarine volcano found the underwater feature's magma and volcanic rock is unusually rich in metals such as copper and gold.
Cannabis' medical benefits have suffered a serious blow, with a major study finding it does almost nothing to help people with chronic pain.
Rising waters in White Island's crater lake means Kiwis could soon see steam columns shooting into the air, as well as hydrothermal eruptions.