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  • World's first test tube burger

    This is the world's first beef patty, grown entirely in a lab.Would you eat it?It was made from stem cells taken from the shoulder of a calf, assembled fibre by fibre, then mixed with breadcrumbs, beetroot juice and saffron to give it colour.The two...

    August 7, 11:57 am
  • Royal baby - you can bet on it

    Royal baby fever is running higher than ever, and the Brits are getting pretty caught up in it all.Prince William and Duchess Catherine have not confirmed an official due date of the wee one, but it is suspected to arrive mid-July.That’s only two we...

    July 1, 5:34 pm
  • Capital quake press conference

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    July 1, 12:07 pm
  • Base jumper escapes death after parachute fails

    A base jumper who has performed more than 180 successful jumps is lucky to be alive.Matthew Gough's latest conquest would have been a 1,000 foot cliff at Lake Garda in Italy, had his parachute not been twisted when he deployed it.Instead, Gough went...

    May 22, 9:08 am
  • Soldier gets sucked out of plane

    This video captures the split-second moment a US soldier is sucked out of a plane.When his parachute ripcord is triggered as he crouches on the open ramp of a military plane, it takes just over a second for the parachute to expand and rip him into t...

    May 10, 8:59 am
  • 'Frankenfish' that can live out of water

    Environmental officials are set to conduct a survey of a Central Park lake for the northern snakehead, an invasive predator fish that can live out of water for days.According to NBCNewYork.com, New York's Dept. of Environmental Conservation is askin...

    May 1, 7:31 pm
  • Bag snatcher stopped by karma

    This video showcases karma at its finest.A bag snatcher in Australia attempts to make a quick getaway after committing his crime.He ends up running full speed through a glass door - which understandably stops him in his tracks.CCTV footage captures ...

    April 8, 7:58 pm
  • You got what stuck where?

    Not too sure what’s worse – swallowing your engagement ring or getting proposed to at Wendy’s.One woman didn’t have a choice and had to endure both.In this video, an ER physician talks about some of the wackiest objects people have ingested or inser...

    March 25, 12:17 pm
  • The man who could be Pope

    Cardinals Angelo Scola of Milan and Odilo Scherer of Sao Paulo are the two most often-mentioned frontrunners in the conclave to elect the next Roman Catholic pope that opens on Tuesday.But about a dozen names of "papabile" (possible popes) are circu...

    March 12, 1:42 pm
  • TOP10: What you clicked on (Jan 28 - Feb 3)

    1. Sir Paul Holmes dies after a public life"Top-rating radio and television broadcaster Sir Paul Holmes has died. Family were gathered around him when he died at his home in Hawke's Bay aged 62."2. Girl who performed for Obama shot dead"A 15-year-ol...

    February 5, 9:12 am
  • TOP10: What you clicked on Jan 21-27

    1. Sir Paul Holmes back in hospital"The veteran broadcaster is in Hawke's Bay Hospital in a stable condition."2. Heartfelt message to lost son"The parents of a teenager who went missing three years ago today have written a heartfelt message to their...

    January 29, 10:25 am
  • TOP10: What you clicked on 14-20 January

    1. Paul Holmes knighted"Poor health didn't stop broadcaster Sir Paul Holmes from enjoying every minute of the knighthood ceremony held in his honour at his Hawke's Bay home on Wednesday."2. Magnitude 4.7 quake shakes Chch"A magnitude 4.7 earthquake ...

    January 22, 1:57 pm
  • TOP10: January 7-11

    1. US boy found 19 years after being abducted"A boy who was abducted 19 years ago by his paternal grandparents has been found living in Minnesota under a different name."2. Waihi stabbing arrest"Police have made an arrest in the fatal stabbing of a ...

    January 14, 6:25 pm
  • TOP10: Holiday Special

    1. Skinny dipping world record broken in Gisborne"A world record has been broken at a Midway Beach in Gisborne this afternoon, in a successful bid to break the world record for skinny dippers."2. Severe thunderstorm alerts issued"The MetService has ...

    January 8, 8:33 am
  • TOP10: What you clicked on (Dec 17-21)

    1. Severe weather warning as 'deep low' tracks closer"The remains of what was Tropical Cyclone Evan which left several dead in Samoa and a trail of destruction there and in Fiji are expected to arrive in northern and eastern New Zealand late tomorro...

    December 24, 1:27 pm
  • TOP10: What you clicked on (Dec 10-16)

    Man dies doing Gangnam Style at office party"A man has died doing a Gangnam Style dance at an office Christmas party."Royal prank nurse left suicide note for family"It's been revealed the nurse who took her own life after the 2Day FM royal prank pho...

    December 17, 9:06 am
  • Top10: What you clicked on (Dec 3 - 9)

    Royal sorrow over nurse's death"Three days after being duped by Australian radio presenters during a royal phone prank, a London nurse is dead."Three confirmed dead after Akl tornado"Three people are dead and seven are being treated in hospital afte...

    December 10, 1:29 pm
  • TOP10: What you clicked on (26th Nov - 2nd Dec)

    Boys meet through friends, find out they are brothers"Two boys in the United States received the surprise of a lifetime while visiting their neighbourhood swimming pool in June."$20.5m Lotto winner comes forward"The winner of Saturday's $20.5 millio...

    December 3, 3:06 pm
  • The Hobbit: an unexpected protest?

    One day out from The Hobbit premiere in Wellington and apparently only 18 per cent of us care about it.If that was a survey on how many of us care about the way animals are treated on film sets, it would be a more impressive result.In saying that, i...

    November 27, 5:17 pm
  • TOP10: What you clicked on (19/11 - 25/11)

    1. More Tongariro eruptions forecast"There's no way of knowing when Mt Tongariro will next erupt, but another eruption of a similar size could happen at any time over the next few weeks, scientists say."2. $20m Lotto Powerball struck"One ticket has ...

    November 26, 8:30 am

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