'Meditating' mummy found in Mongolia

The mummified remains of a meditating man have been found in Mongolia.

Going south: scientists seeking whales

Scientists are about to set off on a 3000km journey to the Southern Ocean in search of blue and humpbacks whales.


Learn all about a six-week journey to Antarctica in search of more information about whales.

Science students learn on the job

While many people are taking trips to the beach, a trio of young people have spent their summer learning more about science.

Asteroid comes unusually close to Earth

The planet is being skimmed by a large asteroid, passing merely 1 million kilometres from Earth.

Craft in range for Pluto's first close ups

Nine years after leaving Earth, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is drawing towards Pluto and is expected to start shooting photos.

Sea turtle's amazing homing instinct

Sea turtles return to the place they were born to give birth - how?

Puberty kicking in from age 7

Forget traditional signs of puberty, it's the complex biological changes 7 to 9-year-olds are facing scientists say we need to focus on.

These bugs like big butts

Male praying mantis like big, bright butts, and it ain't no lie, according to Australian scientists.

Space like you've never seen it before

NASA has released its highest quality image ever; boasting 1000 times the resolution of a regular high-definition picture.

Natural glow is partly our fault

Eerie fluorescence off Hong Kong's seashore is magnificent, disturbing and potentially toxic.

Doomsday clock: It's 3 minutes to midnight

Citing unchecked climate change and the ongoing threat of nuclear weapons, scientists have moved the hands of the Doomsday Clock two minutes closer to midnight.

Weird and wonderful creatures at Te Papa

Curious science buffs can find out about several weird and wonderful newly discovered creatures at a new exhibition at Te Papa.

'Horrific' shark caught

It's got 47 rows of teeth, grows two metres and is found 400 metres underwater - or in a Taiwanese fish market.

MPI's new state-of-the-art lab

A $65-million laboratory for the Ministry for Primary Industries is under construction in Upper Hutt.

A pukeko in a gum tree?

Stone the pukeko! Iconic New Zealand bird has ties to Australia.

Crowdfunding propels science

Scientists turning to online fundraising to help bring their hi-tech inventions, such as rocket thrusters and cancer cures, to life.

Climate catch as giant fish arrive

Record-sized game fish are being caught in warm New Zealand waters - a sharp warning of the impact of climate change, scientists say.

2014 hottest year recorded on Earth - scientists

For the third time in a decade, the globe sizzled to the hottest year on record, scientists say.

Earth may cease to be 'safe space' for humans

Scientist offers grim warning after study attempted to gauge the breaking points in the natural world.

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