Thud from Philae's comet

Scientists release brief recording of sound probe made when it first to landed on comet.

Woolly thinking a real life-saver

A flock of New Zealand sheep has led to a world-first scientific breakthrough for sick children.

Space balloon for broadband?

Chinese firm Shanghai Pengxin will launch a balloon into "near space" from South Island to test whether it could be used to deliver broadband.

Wall crawl like Spidey

Ever longed to defy gravity like a superhero? Science thanks you for sticking with it.

Hundreds of spiders are living a lie

These spiders - more than 300 different species of them - have evolved to mimic ants.

Dawn whale discovery

An ancient, eight metre toothless whale that lived in seas which once covered the Otago hinterland has been discovered by Kiwi scientists.

Comet probe found organics

Before Philae fell asleep on comet 67P, it transmitted evidence of organic molecules, scientists say.

AIDS threat 'can end' by 2030

A five-year, fast-track battle against HIV could end the global threat of the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

How to survive Ebola

Doctors say there's a way to survive an infection with Ebola - but it involves lots of willpower.

Seal-penguin rape 'increasing'

Seals are increasingly forcing penguins into sex and occasionally killing them once they get their sexual release.

How to predict snowfall?

It's one of the hardest things to predict - just how close to sea-level snow is going to fall.

How do forecasters predict snowfall?

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.

Comet scientists take a break

Scientists to have a rest after working for days around the clock since the lander Philae touched down on a comet.

Comet probe's returns data

Struggling with low batteries, Europe's deep-space robot lab Philae has managed to drill into a comet and upload some data.

NZ observatory to track probe

AUT scientists will track a Japanese satellite as it heads to rendezvous with asteroid in deep space.

Males killing their own

Baby Chacma baboons are not alone in facing their greatest threat from within.

What went wrong on that comet

It bounced 1km off the surface and landed in a shadow - but still managed to send back a picture.

Rosetta, we might have a problem

The chase is over. For the first time a spacecraft has landed on a comet, but will it stick?

Space probe to land on comet

The culmination of a 10-year mission will unfold live tonight, 480 million km from Earth.

'Master-switch' triggers hormone surge

A University of Otago study has revealed why men are from Mars, and women are from Venus.

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