What makes us tick?
Guys, when your sweetheart says "No thanks" to sex, do you knock back a few stiff drinks to feel better? Turns out fruit flies do pretty much the same thing.
Those in the south of New Zealand should be able to see spectacular aurora lights tonight as the largest solar flare in five years reaches Earth.
The world of science was upended last year when an experiment appeared to show one of Einstein's fundamental theories was wrong - but now the lab behind it says the result could have been caused by a loose cable.
It was an Ice Age squirrel's treasure chamber, a burrow containing fruit and seeds that had been stuck in the Siberian permafrost for over 30,000 years.
That old moon might not be as antique as we thought, some scientist think. They say it's possible that it isn't a day over 4.4 billion years old.
New Zealand scientists, part of a team which includes researchers at prestigious US university Stanford, today unveiled two advances in the fight against cancer.
In a spectacle that might have beguiled poets, lovers and songwriters if only they had been around to see it, Earth once had two moons, astronomers now think. But the smaller one smashed into the other in what is being called the "big splat."
Public speakers can sometimes experience such a severe case of nerves they wish they could just disappear.
Canadian Daryl Copeland, an advocate of "guerrilla diplomacy" - which seeks to resolve international issues by non-traditional means - will be among the leading speakers at the University of Otago's latest Foreign Policy School.
International climate scientists from New Zealand, the United States, Europe, Japan and the United Kingdom are meeting in Queenstown this week to discuss implementing a state-of-the-art global network to improve the quality of measurements of upper air climate variables.
The commercial harvesting of seaweed has been condemned by a Dunedin marine scientist.
Counting worms and pulling weeds at Kaikorai Valley College has helped the New Zealand International Science Festival and the Department of Conservation reach the final of the prestigious 2010 Stockholm Challenge Awards.
University of Otago scientists Dr John Reynolds and Dr Ashton Bradley have both gained prestigious Rutherford Discovery Fellowships of up to $1 million each.
A University of Otago scientist, Associate Prof Tony Poole, has been awarded a prestigious James Cook Research Fellowship to pursue research which could ultimately lead to better diagnosis and "solutions" for kidney disease.
University of Otago scientists are the first in the world to consistently isolate and capture a single atom - and the first to take its photograph.
A three-strong team of "Mind Wizards" from Taieri College emerged as the overall winner after an unusual mental challenge to determine who were Otago's "Kids of Steel".
A Dunedin environmental scientist and two colleagues have won a top international science prize for developing a simple test which measures arsenic levels in drinking water.
Police are welcoming enhancements to crime-fighting technology which will allow them to take more DNA samples from suspected criminals - including youths.
Tom McCowan shows his photograph Paua re-seeding in Tory Channel, which won the Otago School of Medical Sciences' Science as Art 2010 Photography Competition.