Million-year-old clam found 2.4km beneath rapidly warming Arctic Ocean.
From TV-watching marmosets to pretend baby penguins, the weekly scientific journal Nature has picked its cutest animal stories in science from the past year.
Gassy cows could soon be far more pleasant to be around - especially for the environment.
Now that the International Space Station has a 3-D printer, engineers can design tools on the ground then beam them to space.
Alaska is recording temperatures nearly 10 degrees Celsius above average, affecting people and animals.
Once again science has debunked a possible sighting of a mythical creature - this time it's a taniwha.
A PhD student is hoping he can get robots to see and recognise the world around them.
US space agency spent millions building a huge testing tower it knew it would never use.
The massive tar-coloured dunes of Saturn's moon Titan are the product of long-term weather cycles, scientists say.
Nasa's Curiosity rover has detected methane on the red planet, which is mostly produced by living things.
Cancer patients are giving mice their own tumours to find treatments that work on their specific cancer.
The audacity of the project to drill through the South Island's most hazardous fault is breathtaking.
Clash between top two emitters of greenhouse gas, China and US, threatens deal.
Kiwi anti-war bomb creator a 'very queer fish'
Maurice Wilkins was a "caricature of a scientist", but the Nobel Prize-winner saved millions of lives.
The first estimate of plastic afloat on the global oceans is a "conservative" 5.25 trillion pieces.
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is launching an "industrial-scale" effort to understand the basic building block of all living things.
Astronauts in the International Space Station are a tiny bit younger than if they'd remained on Earth.
Scientific journals left red-faced after accepting study by Maggie Simpson and Edna Krabappel.
Scientists in a lab used a powerful laser to re-create what might have been the original spark of life on Earth.
Millions of years ago, a lake once filled a 154km-wide crater being explored by Nasa's Mars rover Curiosity.
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