Men who recover from Ebola are being told to stay celibate by world health officials.
A limestone statuette of a shapely woman some 23,000 years old has been discovered in northern France.
Sea levels are rising and major floods becoming more frequent. How will we cope? Environment Commissioner Jan Wright answers your questions live from midday.
Flying spiders could pose another risk to our landscape as a dry summer increases the risk of fire.
The graves of six people in Poland reveal historic burial protocol for suspected vampires.
GlaxoSmithKline's experimental vaccine produced an immune response in all 20 healthy volunteers.
A $300,000 grant to a Cawthron Institute scientist could help to find answers to questions around how climate change will affect marine species.
Scientists release brief recording of sound probe made when it first to landed on comet.
A flock of New Zealand sheep has led to a world-first scientific breakthrough for sick children.
Chinese firm Shanghai Pengxin will launch a balloon into "near space" from South Island to test whether it could be used to deliver broadband.
Ever longed to defy gravity like a superhero? Science thanks you for sticking with it.
These spiders - more than 300 different species of them - have evolved to mimic ants.
An ancient, eight metre toothless whale that lived in seas which once covered the Otago hinterland has been discovered by Kiwi scientists.
Before Philae fell asleep on comet 67P, it transmitted evidence of organic molecules, scientists say.
A five-year, fast-track battle against HIV could end the global threat of the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
Doctors say there's a way to survive an infection with Ebola - but it involves lots of willpower.
Seals are increasingly forcing penguins into sex and occasionally killing them once they get their sexual release.
It's one of the hardest things to predict - just how close to sea-level snow is going to fall.
It's one of the hardest things to predict in the weather forecasting business - just how close to sea-level snow is going to fall.
Scientists to have a rest after working for days around the clock since the lander Philae touched down on a comet.
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