There's a reason domestic robots are cute. It makes them appear vulnerable and in need of protection - and that makes us forget that they have unprecedented access to our personal data.
As the leaders of New Zealand's two major parties enter coalition talks with minor parties, a reluctance to cross ideological boundaries could limit their options.
One of the distinguishing features of New Zealand English is how much it borrows from the indigenous Māori, with consequences for both languages.
New Zealanders have given the centre-right National Party a fourth consecutive term in office, despite a strong showing from Labour's Jacinda Ardern.
As New Zealanders go to the polls, they may look back on the election campaign as a turning point in the country's politics, regardless of the outcome.
Surrogacy is fraught with uncertainties. Proposed regulation, inspired by the way the caring professions are regulated, would protect the surrogate and provide certainty about legal parentage.
New Zealand's health service provides universal and free access to health care, but inequities remain stubbornly high.
It's still possible to hit the more ambitious of the two Paris global warming goals, according to a new estimate of the global carbon budget. But it sure won't be easy, and we need to start now.
We have better maps of the moon than Earth's newest continent, Zealandia. That's about to change as an international expedition probes the vast undersea plateau of continental crust.
The treason charges against Cambodia's opposition leader Kem Sokha are another step towards autocracy in the kingdom of wonder.
The drone market is booming, with some unwanted consequences for wildlife. A new study argues that threatened species might need extra protections.
As New Zealand heads into a general election in less than three weeks, its seven Māori seats are a focus of debate.
New Zealand’s fisheries are considered among the best managed in the world, but this perception doesn't match the facts.
The medieval Byzantine Empire might hold some lessons about tolerance and same-sex marriage.
We are witnessing dramatic advances in the deployment of autonomous systems, but are we designing robots that can be trusted?
New research shows that women are paid 16% less than their male colleagues for making a contribution of the same value to their employer.
The story behind the marathon is more complicated than it seems.
Analysis of 12,000-year-old Antarctic ice reveals that methane leaks from fossil fuel extraction play a larger role than previously thought.
The latest census data confirm it's become more difficult for New Zealanders living in Australia to become citizens.
When artists and scientists get together, they fuel each other's creativity and inquiry.