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Food from what region on earth thought to combat depression?

Researchers in Melbourne have the only centre in the world investigating the link between mental health and diet.

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The research has led to discoveries which could see the value of manuka grow.

Scientists team up with school kids to unlock secrets of the manuka tree

The research has led to discoveries which could see the value of manuka grow.

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Tara Jackson of the New Zealand Anti Vivisection Society says animals should not be treated like "disposable pieces of lab equipment".

Those testing on animals should have to care for them afterwards, advocates say

NZ organisations used about 300,000 animals for research, testing and teaching in 2015, and about 88,000 of them died during or after testing.

This undated photo provided by the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation shows visitors examining dinosaur tracks at the Red Fleet State Park east of Salt Lake City. The site, lined with hundreds of prehistoric raptor tracks, has been heavily damaged in the past six months. Visitors have been dislodging dinosaur tracks imprinted in sandstone and throwing the pieces into a nearby lake, officials said.  (Utah Division of Parks and Recreation via AP)

Dinosaur tracks at Utah park dislodged, thrown into lake

Site lined with prehistoric raptor tracks has been heavily damaged in the last six months.

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The Body Worlds exhibition has been seen by 45 million people worldwide.

Confronting new exhibition gives Kiwis a chance to see beneath the skin of real human beings

The Body Worlds exhibition has been seen by 45 million people worldwide.

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They've been waiting for it to 'glitch' for years.

Kiwi scientists have witnessed a one-of-a-kind stellar event as Vela Pulsar star glitches

The event only occurs when the core of the star grabs the crust and causes the rotation to speed up.

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It is estimated the damage is costing $130m a year.

Scientist wants controversial genetic modification used to virtually wipe non native wasps from New Zealand

Professor Phil Lester of Victoria University says wasps are attacking honey bees and beech forests and costing the country millions.

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Christchurch infrastructure company Fulton Hogan came up with the innovative concept four years ago.

Mountain of un-recyclable plastic turned into roading product 'Plastiphalt'

Christchurch infrastructure company Fulton Hogan came up with the innovative concept four years ago.

'We read Sherlock Holmes stories to him to keep his spirits up' - Kiwi physicist remembers comforting Stephen Hawking in UK hospital 30 years ago

University of Canterbury Professor David Wiltshire has paid tribute to the renowned physicist who died yesterday.

2016 flashback: 'How will the world end?' Stephen Hawking warns most threats to humanity will come from science and technology

Stephen Hawking made his remarks while recording the BBC's annual Reith Lectures in early 2016.

Have you got time for this? The 90-second melanoma test that could save your life

A simple new online test has been developed by Australian researchers.

New Zealand glaciers looking 'pretty pathetic' before annual aerial snowline survey, says NIWA

Scientists are set to measure NZ's glaciers after the hot summer.

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Otago University scientists have discovered what makes them glow, and that they could be useful in biomedical research.

Scientists make illuminating discovery about Kiwi glowworms

Scientists have discovered just what it is that makes the tails of New Zealand glow worms light up.

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There are multiple theories as to exactly what the creature is.

Mystery fish found near Wellington has marine experts stumped

There are multiple theories as to exactly what the creature is.

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Sarah Johns received the Prime Minister’s Science Teachers Prize.

Nelson teacher inspiring young women to achieve in science wins $100k award for school

Today Sarah Johns received the 2017 Prime Minister's Science Teacher Prize.

The fossil dig site at St Bathans, New Zealand, where the holotype of Vulcanops was found.

Giant burrowing bat fossils unearthed in Central Otago

The remains, which are millions of years old, were found by a team of international scientists.

Video: Fighter pilots observe UFO in newly-obtained US Navy footage - 'There's a whole fleet of them'

The New York Times has lifted the lid on a clandestine US program which investigates UFO reports.

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Te Papa vertebrate curator Alan Tennyson says New Zealand is already famous for giant birds and this identification adds to that reputation.

Scientists discover fossil of colossal human-size penguin in New Zealand

The penguin - called kumimanu - would have been taller than a man and weigh about 100kg.

Timelapse video of Tonga island's creation helping scientists gain better understanding of Mars

The volcanic island exploded out of the Pacific Ocean in 2015 and the video shows how its shape has evolved.

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Rocket Lab successfully launched the rocket into space today after a long period of waiting.

Rocket Lab to re-attempt launch today after space traffic halted attempt

If the Electron successfully makes it to orbit, it will release three small satellites into orbit.

medical marijuana concept

Scientists call on US to allow research on cannabis meds for pets

People anxious to relieve suffering in their pets are increasingly turning to products that a non-psychoactive component of cannabis.

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DOC says the new technology could result in a pest-free mainland.

NZ playing key role in US military's research into controlling rats

The study would see rat DNA being "edited" to control breeding.

A group of scientists say taking antibiotics longer than necessary is adding to the problem of superbugs.

NZ study first in world to find common herbicides cause antibiotic resistance

The active ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, was one identified, and is widely used on NZ parks and reserves.

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