The moa was doomed the moment humans landed in NZ, new research suggests.
Infection with the virus that causes cold sores significantly increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease, a new study indicates.
Infection with the common herpes simplex virus significantly increases odds of developing dementia, researchers say.
A paralysed man can walk again after a revolutionary treatment hailed as "more impressive than walking on the moon".
Ever wondered what the deepest, darkest corners of space sound like? Nasa has the answer.
Globally, last month was the hottest September in 135 years of record keeping, as the Earth continues to warm.
Gisborne is currently experiencing a large earthquake - not that you'll feel it.
A machine that sends magnetic pulses into a patientâs brain has become the new frontier of depression treatment.
Thanks to their size, women are, on average, cheaper to launch and fly than men.
Ebola's not transmitted by the air, the US Center for Disease Control says. Fear and ignorance are transmitted by the air.
Scientists have revealed the origins of sex, discovering that it wasn't always performed like we do it today.
Sinkholes form when earth and rock fall into a cavity below the ground's surface.
Claims a nuclear fusion power source small enough to fit on a truck will be ready in a decade.
Fecal transplants just got easier to swallow for those infected with C.diff bacteria.
Kiwis were in one of the best positions in the world to see last night's rare Blood Moon.
A large fault line discovered under Wellington Harbour last shook 6200 years ago.
Truly wondrous: a large-scale study of 2060 people shows patients experience real events after their heart stops beating.
New Zealanders will get front row seats for tonight's total lunar eclipse, also known as a blood moon.
Planning on photographing the blood moon? "Astrophotographer" Mark Gee shares his tips.
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Three scientists get coveted award for deciphering the mechanism in the brain that allows us to find our way around.
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