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.
The campaign against Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya is so extreme and violent with the intent of eliminating them from the country that it meets the criteria for genocide.
As New Zealand heads into a general election in less than three weeks, its seven Māori seats are a focus of debate.
Social connectedness is at least as good for your health as quitting smoking or exercise. So what is it and how can you get some of it?
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.
Taking inspiration from the spread of world religions, Quentin Atkinson and Shaun Hendy argue scientists need to do more to signal commitment to ideas they want to spread.
Reports of North Korea's capability of firing nuclear weapons are not the only serious threat to global security. North Korea has also become an aggressive cyber power.
The use of nicotine in sports is on the rise, but there is little research investigating whether it has any effect on performance or could pose a health risk.
Once online, our healthcare data could be used for research long after we're gone.
A new study suggests climate change will cause changes to patterns of ground-level ozone and smog – two deadly pollutants set to increase deaths by about 260,000 worldwide by the end of the century.