NASA is back on Mars after a 700 million kilometre journey that began nearly a year ago.
NASA's Maven spacecraft is on track to reach Mars following a journey spanning 10 months and 711 million kilometres.
Demonstrations around the world as greenhouse gas emissions surge to the highest levels in human history.
Nasa's Maven orbital explorer will slip into Mars orbit tomorrow, to study the red planet's atmosphere.
Bad weather has delayed a SpaceX cargo run to the International Space Station for NASA.
Researchers say the stranding of a rare porpoise on a Dunedin beach does have an upside.
He may be a murderer, but whatever else you think of him, King Richard III was no coward.
Simple, non-invasive urine tests offer an alternative to cervical smears, researchers say.
So you want to find alien life? Nasa can help, with tips for going about your search in in the right way.
Laying around for hours at a time, day after day, doesn't prevent early deliveries - and it puts a strain on the rest of the family.
It's a girl - not the latest royal-baby-to-be, but Te Papa's new colossal squid, and it had a lot to teach us.
The South Island could get a spectacular light show across the skies tonight - but it could also be rained out.
Otago University researchers have identified a protein that could be targeted by anti-influenza drugs.
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Animal very similar to James Cameron's CGI mountain banshee actually existed here on Earth long ago.
Turns out spinosaurus was a very weird, semi-aquatic predator that was bigger than T Rex.
"Time is not on our side," the UN weather agency chief says as agency finds big bump in carbon dioxide levels.
New Zealand will be in the box seat when a newly-discovered asteroid passes super close to Earth on Monday morning.
Five geckos tasked with reproducing in zero gravity failed the mission, but sex did happen in space.
Iceland's more-pronounceable volcano is continuing to put on quite a show.
Science has uncovered sheep, not dairy cows, as culprits for some sediment problems in Southland estuaries.
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