Strong quake barely shakes

Earthquake generic

Gisborne is currently experiencing a large earthquake - not that you'll feel it.

Magnetic pulses battle the blues

magnet strap

A machine that sends magnetic pulses into a patient’s brain has become the new frontier of depression treatment.

Why women should go to Mars first

Thanks to their size, women are, on average, cheaper to launch and fly than men.

Trying to quell Ebola fears


Ebola's not transmitted by the air, the US Center for Disease Control says. Fear and ignorance are transmitted by the air.

The sideways origin of sex


Scientists have revealed the origins of sex, discovering that it wasn't always performed like we do it today.

What is a sinkhole?

Sinkholes form when earth and rock fall into a cavity below the ground's surface.

Fusion energy breakthrough

Claims a nuclear fusion power source small enough to fit on a truck will be ready in a decade.

Study vindicates poo pills

Fecal transplants just got easier to swallow for those infected with C.diff bacteria.

Blood Moon shines down over NZ

Blood moon

Kiwis were in one of the best positions in the world to see last night's rare Blood Moon.

Long time since fault shook


A large fault line discovered under Wellington Harbour last shook 6200 years ago.

Dead - but still aware


Truly wondrous: a large-scale study of 2060 people shows patients experience real events after their heart stops beating.

Lunar eclipse on tonight

Lunar eclipse

New Zealanders will get front row seats for tonight's total lunar eclipse, also known as a blood moon.

Hoping the clouds part

Mark Gee

Planning on photographing the blood moon? "Astrophotographer" Mark Gee shares his tips.

Nobel prize for medicine


Three scientists get coveted award for deciphering the mechanism in the brain that allows us to find our way around.

Quake secrets being unlocked

Alpine Fault drill

Scientists drill 1.3km into Alpine Fault in hope of learning more about earthquakes.

And next year's forecast is...

Student Jack Wynne

Accurate weather predictions a year in advance could be commonplace in as little as a decade.

Testing on engineered penises

Cancer testing, medical testing, laboratory

Scientists are assessing lab-grown penises for safety, function and durability.

Asthma vaccine hope


Wellington scientists have patented a ground-breaking vaccine for asthma.

Baby born from womb transplant

In a medical first, a woman in Sweden has given birth after receiving a womb transplant.

Wait, what? Is Pluto a planet again?


Pluto, a celestial snowball 3.6bn miles from the sun, might be back into the solar system fraternity.

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