From dusk till dawn: Interactive map lets you see sunrises and sunsets around the world on Instagram in real-time

All Our Yesterdays map lets you see sunrise and sunset on Instagram in real time

The global map, created by New York designer Michelle Chandra, places a marker for Instagram users' #sunrise and #sunset tags from the past 24 hours. The larger the bright dot on the zoomable map, the closer to the moment of the actual event. A search bar in the upper right corner can look up a certain location and users can also zoom in on photographs taken of a city or landmark. Users can then hover over the dots to see the photograph captured.

Move over Lassie: IQ tests reveal pigs can outsmart dogs and chimpanzees

Scientists at Emory University in Atlanta are hoping the results will make people think differently about animals that are traditionally seen as meat.

The robo-squid with a laser weapon that could blast its way through ice to find alien life in Europa's underground oceans

Abstract Body: Project VALKYRIE (Very-deep Autonomous Laser-powered Kilowatt-class Yo-yoing Robotic Ice Explorer) seeks to significantly extend knowledge in the field of autonomous cryobot systems (self-contained ice penetrators capable of delivering science payloads through outer planet ice caps, Martian polar ice, and terrestrial ice sheets). The ultimate objective of VALKYRIE is a full-scale South Pole Lake cryobot sample return. This will be a dress rehearsal for a Europa lander mission. If successful, VALKYRIE makes possible direct access to sub-glacial Antarctic lakes without the multi-year environmental protection process and complicated, heavy on-site sterilization equipment: the vehicle can be sterilized to internationally accepted planetary protection levels prior to deployment and the melt path freezes behind the vehicle, thus preventing forward contamination. The presentation will discuss research currently underway under ASTEP funding. We are investigating novel means of

The robotic 'cryobot' is designed to tunnel down through thick ice caps and penetrate subterranean seas, and is undergoing tests on the Matanuska glacier in Alaska.

The price of fame: Incredibly rare - and cute - Chinese Pika facing extinction because people are trying to capture them and keep them as pets

Li Weidong, who discovered the ili pika in Jinghe County in 1983, says he has been asked to capture and breed the animal to sell as pets, but warns that captivity would likely kill the pikas.

One more reason to order takeout: Adding salt to a high fat diet can help you LOSE weight, claims study

Scientists at the University of Iowa discovered that giving an increased level of salt to mice on a high-fat diet caused them to put on less weight over a period of 16 weeks.

Step into a universe far, far away: Lucasfilm reveals virtual reality of new Star Wars film

Step into a universe far, far away: Lucasfilm reveals virtual reality of new Star Wars

Lucasfilm has revealed it is developing a virtual reality system to allow viewers of the Force awakens to step into the Star Wars universe. It is developing two systems, one using headsets and one using iPads and projectors to create an augmented reality room based on the scenes from the film.

Is a drop of a hat faster than the blink of an eye? Table reveals the TRUE speeds of popular and clichéd sayings

The list was compiled at the University Campus Suffolk. It compared speeds of clichés such as 'lightning fast' and 'a bat out of hell'. Top place went to the speed of light, at 300,000,000 metres p/s.

Beauty sleep DOES exist: Losing just one night's slumber causes your body to age prematurely - and could put you at risk of disease

Participants in Los Angeles underwent experimental partial sleep deprivation over four nights. Blood samples were then taken to assess gene expression in cells linked with ageing.

Apple continues to rip off 'Treasure Island' Britain: Music service is set to cost DOUBLE in the UK than America

The standard price for individuals in the UK for Apple Music (pictured) will be £9.99 a month for access to 30 million songs, live radio and an artist-led social media platform.

Breast tissue grown in a LAB may yield breakthrough cancer treatments: Cells could unlock clues about the regenerative powers of mammary glands

Researchers at Helmholtz Centre for Health and Environmental Research in Munich grew a new mammary gland network (illustrated) to understand how the glands regenerate.

YouTube goes after gamers with dedicated app and site to take on Amazon's Twitch

This photo provided by YouTube shows YouTube Gaming, a new app and site specifically aimed at gamers launching this summer.  YouTube announced the new app and site Friday, June 12, 2015, ahead of 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo. The expo runs June 16-18, 2015, in Los Angeles. (YouTube via AP)

YouTube is seeking to win over gamers with a new dedicated site an app, announced ahead of next week's Electronic Entertainment Expo.

The moment an idea is 'filed' in the brain: Scans pinpoint where we store new information - and it could let scientists read our minds

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University scanned the brains of participants (pictured) as they learnt about the diet and habitat of eight different animals.

Grisly images show polar bears eating DOLPHINS for the first time - and scientists say global warming may be to blame

Polar bears eating DOLPHINS and global warming may be to blame

Polar bears feed mainly on seals, so Jon Aars at the Norwegian Polar Institute was shocked to see dolphins being devoured by a bear. The strange behaviour, seen in the Norwegian Arctic, may be due warmer waters causing the dolphins to find their way north earlier in the year. In the photos a visibly skinny old male bear devours one of the dolphins and appeared to have stored a second one under snow for later (inset) - something which scientist had never seen before.


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Full speed ahead: Video shows Bloodhound SSC pilot testing the supersonic car's parachute on a speeding Jaguar

Supersonic car Bloodhound SSC's parachute tested on a Jaguar

World land speed record holder Andy Green tested Bloodhound SSC's parachute system on a Jaguar F-TYPE R Coupé driven on a track at a former RAF base in Bentwaters, Suffolk. The vital high-speed parachute tests are part of the preparation for a unique engineering adventure - creating a car that can cover a mile in just 3.6 seconds. To test this system ahead of the car's first run, Jaguar, a technical partner to the project, fitted it to an F-TYPE R Coupé and ran it on a former military runway to over 180mph (289km/h) before firing the parachute (pictured).

Are YOU a Frank Underwood? Take the test to find out if you have the newly found 'sixth personality trait' for manipulative behaviour

Scientists at Carnegie Melon University in Pennsylvania say there is a sixth dimension to personality - honesty and humility - which, until now, has gone untested by psychologists.

Camping on the MOON: Inflatable habitat will give future lunar astronauts a place to sleep overnight while exploring

The concept was devised by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It was designed to give astronauts more time on the surface. The tent could let them 'camp' overnight (shown) and explore.

Dogs snub people who are mean to their owners - and even reject their treats

Researchers at Kyoto University in Japan tested three groups of 18 dogs using role plays to explore how they would react to people being helpful and unhelpful to their owners.

World's first penis transplant patient is set to become a FATHER after announcing his girlfriend is pregnant

Surgeons at Stellenbosch University, who carried out the procedure in December last year, said the news of the pregnancy is proof the operation was successful and the organ is functioning.

The alien planet with a 'SUNSCREEN' layer: Earth-like stratosphere detected around the hottest world ever found 

Nasa scientists in Maryland studied the exoplanet Wasp-33b (shown). They found that it had a stratosphere high in its atmosphere, where the temperature gets hotter as the altitude increases.

Can Android give the kiss of life to Blackberry? Firm building phone with Google's software in bid to stay alive

BlackBerry Chief Executive Officer Thorsten Heins speaks in front of a display of one of the new Blackberry 10 smartphones at the BlackBerry 10 launch event by Research in Motion at Pier 36 in Manhattan in New York City, America.
The new smartphone and mobile operating system is being launched simultaneously in six cities.  
BlackBerry has announced plans to slash its workforce by 40 percent  affecting 4,500 employees September 20, 2013. 

FILE - SEPTEMBER 20, 2013: 
(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

BlackBerry will probably use Android on a slider phone to be released this autumn, two sources told Reuters. The move is seen as an acknowledgement its own handsets failed to win mass appeal.

Jurassic Park is simply 'a dumb monster movie': Paleontologists slam Hollywood blockbuster for its glaring errors

Palaeontologists argue that while the film has helped renew interest in dinosaurs, the plot provides a bizarre notion of how creatures lived in the Jurassic era.

Does cannibalism hold the key to Alzheimer's? Tribe that feasted on human brains developed resistance to degenerative brain disorders

The Fore People in Papua New Guinea used to be cannibals (file photo shown), eating the brains and flesh of the dead. This caused an epidemic, but may have also made them resistance to kuru.

Have we found Philae? New images reveal bright object glinting on surface of Rosetta's comet 67P after probe landed

Philae may have been found in these new images of comet 67P

The European Space Agency revealed their best candidate for Philae. Images in December show a bright object that wasn't there weeks earlier (shown) which could be the probe. Philae landed on comet 67P on 12 November but bounced twice. The probe is now in hibernation and scientists have been trying to locate it.

Could Facebook or Twitter help you quit smoking? Using social media to kick the habit means you're 'TWICE as likely to succeed'

After three months of using a social media-based campaign, 32 per cent of smokers quit, compared to 14 per cent using more traditional methods, Canadian researchers found.

Apple under investigation over the battle for Taylor Swift: Probe into whether tech giant pressurized star and others into snubbing Spotify 

Critics claim that Apple put pressure on Taylor Swift (pictured) among other stars, to ditch other music-streaming services such as Spotify and YouTube in favour of it's own, which launched on Monday.

Life on Earth is as powerful as a billion trillion supercomputers - and the genetic material would fill a billion shipping containers

Experts at the University of Edinburgh made their calculations by multiplying number of organisms on Earth by the number of cells containing one or more DNA molecules.

Twitter stock bounces as boss Dick Costolo quits and co-founder Jack Dorsey is named interim CEO

The Twitter logo is displayed on a mobile device as the company announced it's initial public offering and debut on the New York Stock Exchange on November 7, 2013 in London, England. 
Twitter went public on the NYSE opening at USD 26 per share, valuing the company's worth at an estimated USD 18 billion.  

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 07:  In this photo illustration, 
(Photo by Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is stepping down from his role beginning July 1, and Twitter co-founder and current Square CEO, Jack Dorsey, will take over as Interim CEO, it has been revealed.

Twitter to remove 140-character limit from Direct Messages next month

The change was announced on Twitter's developer community, but the site insisted it wouldn't impact public tweets. It is expected to launch in July, but an exact date hasn't been revealed.

What happens if you have sex in space? Pornhub wants to find out by filming the first ever adult movie in orbit next year

Dubbed 'Sexplorations', the film will star porn actors Eva Lovia and Johnny Sins, who will receive 'six months of rigorous training' prior to launch, according to the California-based site.

Yolo Juliet, Macbeth's #killingit: Academics horrified at 'dumbing down' of Shakespeare as the Bard's greatest works are retold in EMOJI 

The OMG Shakespeare series, branded 'absolutely disastrous' by academics, takes the Bard's original prose and replaces it with slang, text speak and emoticons.

Columbus' map reveals more secrets: Scans uncover new locations and written passages on Martellus Atlas

Christopher Columbus' Martellus map reveals more secrets

Researchers at Yale University used a technique called multispectral imaging to uncover the hidden information that Columbus (pictured inset) had at his fingertips. So far they have revealed hundreds of place names and more than 60 written passages. One example is information about Japan, which is marked in the wrong place on the 15th century map (main image).

Theme parks of the future will be VIRTUAL: VR headsets and robots will let users explore digital zoos, rides and shops

The zoo (illustrated) and theme park could open in China as soon as 2017 and would also include a virtual museum and aquarium, which would also use virtual reality technology.

Why are we so fascinated by Auschwitz? 'Dark tourism' to 'death sites' helps us deal with our mortality, study reveals

The study was led by Jeffrey Podoshen from Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania. He believes people visit sites to prepare themselves for a dystopian future.

The battery that STRETCHES: Breakthrough cell inspired by pop-up-style cards could revolutionise the smartwatch

Scientists at Arizona State University believe their design could be used to replace rigid and bulky batteries which have limited the development of compact wearable devices.

The secret to our strong teeth revealed: Nanostructures within dentine make pearly whites crack-resistant

German scientists studying the structure of dentine (illustrated) - the layer beneath a tooth's enamel - have found that nanostructures in it stop teeth from cracking.

How Satan went viral: Interactive map shows where the Salem witch trials spread - and pinpoints the source of hysteria to a local reverend

The map, by Benjamin Ray, a professor at the University of Virginia, plots the geography and timing of each accusation and reveals just how rapidly hysteria built from a small community to a state.

Bring me sunshine for a long life: Leading dermatologist says regular exposure is good for us 

Richard Weller, an Edinburgh University dermatologist, says that far from being something to be scared of, regular exposure to the sun is good for us.

Microsoft's giant 84inch touchscreen TV to go on sale in September - and will set you back $20,000

Today is a big day for us. Three years ago, we set out to build a completely new kind of experience ? a collaboration device designed from the ground up with group productivity in mind. Today marks a milestone on the journey. With the announcement that we?ll begin taking orders for Surface Hub on July 1, we are one step closer to bringing a new way of working to our business customers and delivering a tool that will bring teams together in more efficient and engaging ways.

Surface Hub is the result of several teams across the company thinking holistically across hardware, software and cloud services to design a new kind of productivity experience to meet the needs of today?s modern workforce. What struck us is that while there have been a number of devices designed to improve our productivity as individuals ? from the PC to the smartphone to bands and watches ? there has yet to be a device truly optimized for a group of people to use together. We decided to take on that challenge. Ju

Microsoft has revealed its giant 84 inch touchscreen TV will go on sale in September. The giant screen will run Windows 10, and will cost $20,000.

Is your iCloud password at risk? Serious iOS bug lets hackers create fake login screens to steal Apple credentials

The bug in the Mail client in iOS was first spotted by Prague-based researcher jansoucek in January. However, after Apple failed to fix the flaw he published the 'proof-of-concept' code.

Staring into Hell: Intrepid adventurer captures incredible images of the world's most active lava lakes using drones and a suit that can withstand 3,000F heat 

Sam Cossman takes pictures of active lava lakes with drones and heat-proof suit

This incredible photos were taken by filmmaker Sam Cossmann and his team and shows his harrowing journey into the Marum crater, which is one of only seven lava lakes on the planet, located on the remote island of Ambrym, in the Republic of Vanuatu. Cossmann and his team used high tech drones, virtual reality cameras, and biometric wearable sensors to learn more about the geology of such an extreme environment.

Lost in space: Nasa reveals 'loneliest galaxy' floating in a 150 million light year-wide abyss

Perched on the cusp of an area known as the 'local void', the NGC 6503 galaxy is thought to be around 18,000 light years away from Earth and about a third of the size of the Milky Way.

Could an algorithm help you lose WEIGHT? Researchers analyse gut bacteria with computer model to create personalised diets

The study was carried out by scientists from the Weizmann Institute in Israel. Some participants could eat ice cream and bread rather than salad (stock image shown) and still lose weight.

Is Jott replacing Snapchat and Instagram among teens? Messaging app doesn't require users to have a phone plan to work - and already has 500,000 users in US schools 

Called Jott, a new app allows users to send messages without having to have a mobile phone plan. Instead, it uses wifi to create its own mini network - blanketing schools.

Apple now lets you watch videos on the tiny screen of its Watch - but would you want to?

The update forms part of watchOS 2, the next-generation software unveiled at this week's Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco. The Vine app is pictured.

Saturn's biggest ring just got BIGGER: New image reveals it is 20 times larger than any other ring in the solar system

Researchers from the University of Maryland took infrared images of Saturn and studied its outer Phoebe ring (shown), and found it extends 10 million miles (16 million km).

Should you take a book to spin class? Researchers say multitasking can boost the benefits of exercise by 25%

A woman in a spinning class on an exercycle in a gym / health club.

Researcher discovered people cycled around 25 per cent faster when doing easy cognitive tasks at the same time. They say the discovery could even help those averse to the gym exercise more effectively.

Keep calm and carry on: Scientists say how we cope with stress can determine how long we'll live - especially for women

Scientists at Pennsylvania State University found that reacting badly to everyday challenges can weaken the immune system and cause chronic inflammation.

Check out my nice rack! Women scientists mock 'sexist' Nobel Prize winner with hilarious pictures showing just how #distractinglysexy they can be

Female scientists react to sexism with pictures showing how #distractinglysexy they can be

With unflattering lab coats and enormous goggles (top left and bottom left picture) to catch their tears (main picture), Twitter was awash with women scientists telling leading biochemist Sir Tim Hunt they were #distractinglysexy. Sir Tim, a Royal Society fellow, was roundly criticised over his claim women are a distraction in the laboratory. At a conference of science journalists, he provoked outrage by saying: 'Let me tell you about my trouble with girls. Three things happen when they are in the lab: you fall in love with them, they fall in love with you, and when you criticise them, they cry.'

Are you having a laugh? Videos reveal chimps smile like humans (but don't have to worry about crow's feet)

Researchers from the University of Portsmouth filmed 46 chimpanzees in Zambia using ChimpFACS - a facial action coding system designed for chimps - to measure facial movements.

Why return journeys always feel shorter: Travellers are so relaxed on the way home from a trip they think less about the time

The University of Kyoto researchers said that simply knowing we are on the homeward leg of a trip may make it seem shorter, when looking back.

The gadget that makes Taylor Swift sound pitch perfect: $129 Aumeo analyses your hearing to personalise how music is played

The Hong Kong entrepreneurs behind Aumeo (app and device pictured) are seeking $40,000 (£26,000) on Indiegogo to pay for the mass manufacture of the product.

Forget salt and pepper, enhance food with a dash of MUSIC: 'Sonically seasoning' using tunes that match a cuisine boosts flavour

Professor Charles Spence, a psychologist at Oxford University, says dishes should be 'sonically seasoned' by the music of their country of origin (stock images of flamenco and paella pictured).

How your birth month determines if you will get sick: Researchers reveal the ailments you are most at risk from

The study by Columbia University in the US indicated that babies born in April are at highest risk of angina, while those born in November have a higher risk of suffering bronchitis and ADHD.

Bring the weather INDOORS: Tempescope simulates rain, clouds and even lightning to reveal forecasts anywhere in the world

Tempescope's 'ambient weather display' (pictured) was designed by Japan-based Ken Kawamoto. It obtains tomorrow's forecast from online sources and simulates the weather, hour-by-hour.

Is this the most hi-tech car EVER? BMW's 7 series boasts a cinema, massage seats and James Bond-style remote driving - and it lets you control the dash using gestures

BMW's 7 series boasts a cinema, massage seats and James Bond's remote driving

The German automaker's new 7 Series is designed to balance luxury with technology, including a gesture control interface (pictured left) and remote control parking (bottom right). The car has a sleek carbon fibre body that makes it 190 lbs lighter than its predecessor, hiding a more efficient V-8 engine generating 445 horsepower as well as a luxurious interior with TVs and other creature comforts (top right).

The world WON'T end in September: Nasa forced to address radical claims a giant asteroid will soon destroy humanity

According to the radical rumours, the asteroid would strike near Puerto Rico triggering earthquakes and tsunamis sometime between between 22 to 28 September this year.

How well can YOU remember colours? Take the test that reveals just how bad the brain is at distinguishing different hues

Try to remember the colour of paint you see in this image. Now click on the story to see if you can pick out the exact shade. According to a recent study, you may find it harder than you expect.

A recipe for disaster? $999 Chef-e fridge-oven chills AND cooks your meals

The makers of the gadget, based in Atlanta Georgia, claim it's 'the most important kitchen appliance since the microwave'.

Are signs of life on Mars hiding in GLASS? Deposits found in impact craters on the red planet may contain organic material

Researchers from Brown University used satellite data to detect the deposits of glass within impact craters on Mars. They might provide a window into the possibility of past life on the red planet.

Revealed: How British users of taxi app Uber are charged 27 per cent MORE than in the United States - up to £7.75 for a three mile ride in London 

Passengers in London, Manchester, Newcastle and Leeds are paying significantly more for journeys in and around places like Sydney, Amsterdam, Paris, Dubai and Los Angeles.

The mystery of Apple's car solved: Firm admits it is creating a Street View rival to take on Google - and has even published where it's cameras will be driven

Apple has finally solved the mystery of its fleet of cars. The tech giant said that it is cruising streets in specially equipped cars to gather pictures and other data for its free online mapping service.

Usain Bolt could outrun a T-Rex and yes, those velociraptors in Jurassic World should have feathers: 10 facts you didn't know about dinosaurs

Usain Bolt could outrun a T-Rex and yes, those velociraptors in Jurassic World should have

Dinosaurs inhabited Earth between 230 and 66 million years ago. During that time many different strange and wonderful creatures lived. The first ever recorded dinosaur bone discovery was in Oxford in 1677. Some dinosaurs lived to 300, while others laid eggs 18 inches long. The velociraptors in Jurassic World are also thought to have feathers (top right), while there may have been two extinction events (bottom right). It also appears that Usain Bolt would have been able to outrun a T-rex (illustrated left).

Move over Tesla: Mercedes-Benz takes on Powerwall with a home battery of its own

German car manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz, has unveiled a personal energy cell that, like Tesla's Powerwall, uses batteries to charge up during off-peak hours.

The grave of Sleeping Beauty: 2,000-year-old Ethiopian site reveals 'beautiful and adored' woman seemingly asleep on her side - and staring into a mirror

The ancient grave was found in a six-week excavation of the city of Aksum in northern Ethiopa alongside 'extraordinary' artefacts dating from the first and second centuries.

Apple gives back gigabytes: iOS 9 'app thinning' feature will finally give your phone's storage a boost

'App thinning' will be supported on Apple's iOS 9 and later models. It ensures apps use the lowest amount of storage space by 'slicing' it to work on individual handsets (illustrated).

Take a flight around Ceres: Dawn spacecraft offers close-up video tour of the pockmarked dwarf planet

Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California has used 80 images taken by its Dawn spacecraft as it has orbited the dwarf planet Ceres to create a spectacular flyover video.

I'm right and I know it! Chimpanzees display human trait of confidence when they think they are correct

Chimps were tested at Georgia State University. If the answer was correct, they received a reward. When the chimp was confident it was correct, it would move to the room faster.

Russia's forgotten space agency: Haunting images reveal two abandoned Soviet shuttles rotting in giant derelict hangar

Photographer Ralph Mirebs visited an abandoned hangar near the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It houses two shuttles (shown) that were part of the ill-fated Buran shuttle programme.

The prosthetic that simulates TOUCH: Nerve endings wired to sensors create the 'feeling' of a real limb

When the wearer applies pressure, sensors send signals to the brain - and researchers from the University of Linz said the breakthrough could also fight phantom pain often experienced by amputees.

Fossils reveal a whale inside a whale, eaten by a shark: Grave of 40-million-year-old marine creatures found in Egypt 

The 60 ft (18 metre) long basilosaurus skeleton, discovered in Wadi al-Hitan, Egypt, known as the Valley of Whales, is the only one to be found intact.

Gym selfies, talking about babies and checking phones at dinner... How many of the top tech pet peeves are YOU guilty of? 

How many of the top tech pet peeves are YOU guilty of? 

eBay surveyed 1,000 people across five continents, including Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America about tech habits. The research revealed that Europeans are the most put out by posts about pets or children - with 38 per cent of participants finding it annoying. North Americans hate people take selfies in the mirror more than any other region, on 69%. Meanwhile, people in Asia will tolerate a lot of behaviour but were the most annoyed by people checking their phones during dinner. Almost half of participants across America and Europe get frustrated by gym selfies (pictured).

The Oculus Rift is here! Facebook shows off its $1,500 virtual reality headset that will work with Xbox and hit stores next year 


Oculus, the VR firm bought by Facebook, is finally revealing the details of its groundbreaking virtual reality headset at a San Francisco launch event.

Mapping 90 years of UFO sightings: Fireballs are most commonly seen, while egg-shaped craft are rarer - and Maine is a hotspot

John Nelson combined census data with statistics compiled between 1925 and 2014 by the Washington-based National UFO Reporting Centre to make his maps.

Facebook Messenger games are here! Doodle Draw lets friends take turns penning pictures - and more could be coming soon

Doodle Draw (pictured) is the first game to launch within Facebook's Messenger platform, which was first opened up to developers in April at the f8 conference in California.

Where are all the aliens? Video explores the Fermi paradox that questions why we haven't made contact with other civilisations despite the size of the universe

Italian physicist Enrico Fermi posed a troubling question in 1950. He asked, if life was so abundant, why has no one made contact with us? A video took a look at the paradox (image shown).

I know what you did last edit.... Chrome extension lets anyone see every change you've made to Google documents

The Draftback extension, created by New York-based developer James Somers, works by putting a button in Chrome that plays back your writing history in a Google Doc.

Can scientists spot a pedophile? Study claims they are more likely to have physical deformities and be left-handed

Scientists from the University of Windsor in Canada found pedophiles were also more likely to have non-detached earlobes and a high palate, among other physical irregularities.

Are giant seaplanes the future of flight? Blended wing design can carry 2,000 passengers at once - without the need for an airport

Aviation could take to the seas to ease pressure on airports, suggests study

The world is experiencing growth in global air traffic and in order to cater for the growing market, the aviation industry is seeking to expand major airports, allowing for the development of bigger, faster, and more efficient aircraft.  However, concerns over environmental degradation and noise pollution pose a barrier to the expansion of many already heavily constrained major airports. 

Researchers from Imperial?s Department of Aeronautics have developed a design concept for a medium to long-range seaplane, which they say may reduce the pressure on inland airports.

The design takes its inspiration from the flying boat aeroplanes of the 1940s, which had a V shape hull, giving the plane buoyancy and navigability when landing and taking off from the water. The seaplane has a ?blended wing body? configuration, where its hull slopes upwards to blend seamlessly into the underside of the aircrafts? wide wings,

Experts at Imperial College have revealed a radical 'single wing' seaplane that could carry upto 2,000 passengers on trips across the ocean.

Samsung's smart MIRROR shows weather, traffic information and even Facebook notifications as you brush your teeth

The Mirror Display (pictured) and Transparent Display were unveiled at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Both displays are powered by Intel's Real Sense technology.

Now THAT'S a close up: Gravity from giant galaxy distorts light to provide most detailed view of stars being formed

Astronomers at the Alma Observatory in Chile took advantage of gravitational lensing effect to capture their closest ever view of a galaxy called SDP.81 that is 12 billion light years away.

Will Hyperloop replace the subway? Study into Elon Musk's design reveals it could create transport loops for major cities

A whitepaper by UCLA's Suprastudio provides ideas for routes, station design and capsule design. One proposed route travels California's high-speed rail network via Las Vegas.

Apple app helps Android users switch: 'Move to iOS' securely transfers contacts, photo and songs

Move to iOS (pictured) is a free app built into Apple's iOS 9 software, unveiled at its Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco yesterday.

Samsung's smart MIRROR shows weather, traffic information and even Facebook notifications as you brush your teeth

The Mirror Display (pictured) and Transparent Display were unveiled at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Both displays are powered by Intel's Real Sense technology.

Ignorance really IS bliss: Being unaware gives people more freedom and boosts their creativity, claims psychologist

Lead researcher Michael Smithson, from the Australian National University said scientists, artists and entrepreneurs all capitalise on the creativity sparked by ignorance.

SpaceX prepares to 'build the internet in space': Elon Musk files proposal to test vast fleet of satellites that will provide cheap global web coverage

SpaceX's office in Seattle is seeking to test its space-based Internet. It will ultimately send more than 4,000 satellites (illustrated) to orbit. These will provide cheap coverage to everyone in the world.

It's official! Caitlyn Jenner does NOT look like Jessica Lange: 'Twins or Not' tool reveals how much you look like family, friends - and even celebs 

Twins or Not is powered by Microsoft's Project Oxford Face API. It helps developers add image recognition tools to sites or apps. Caitlyn Jenner (left) and Jessica Lange (right) are shown.

Rise of the robo-brain: Tiny flexible electronics are injected into the brains of mice to mesh with cells

A team of experts from Harvard University and the National Centre for Nanoscience and Technology in Beijing used mesh electronics (pictured) to monitor brain activity in mice.

Take the reading test that shows you what it's like to be dyslexic: Font recreates the frustration felt by those with the condition

Daniel Britton, a 25-year-old designer from Hartley in Kent, created the 'Dyslexia' font to convey the emotion behind having the condition to those who find it difficult to understand.

Do YOU suffer from password rage? A third of people have thrown a tantrum after forgetting login details

A survey by password management firm Centrify has found a quarter of people forget a password at least once a day, leading many to scream, cry and even bang their heads on a desk.

Pluto's moons throw a wobbly: Researchers find they are tumbling through space 'chaotically' - and are as white as SAND

If you lived on one of Pluto?s moons, you might have a hard time determining when, or from which direction, the sun will rise each day. Comprehensive analysis of data from NASA?s Hubble Space Telescope shows that two of Pluto?s moons, Nix and Hydra, wobble unpredictably.

?Hubble has provided a new view of Pluto and its moons revealing a cosmic dance with a chaotic rhythm,? said John Grunsfeld, associate administrator of NASA?s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. ?When the New Horizons spacecraft flies through the Pluto system in July we?ll get a chance to see what these moons look like up close and personal.?

Pluto?s moon Nix
This set of computer modeling illustrations of Pluto?s moon Nix shows how the orientation of the moon changes unpredictably as it orbits the ?double planet? Pluto-Charon.
Credits: NASA/ESA/M. Showalter (SETI)/G. Bacon (STScI)
The moons wobble because they?re embedded in a gravitational field that shifts constantly. This shift is created by the double pla

A University of Maryland study has revealed the characteristics of Pluto and its moons (shown). Most of them appear to have chaotic, tumbling rotations and surfaces that are as bright as sand.

Is Game of Thrones about CLIMATE CHANGE? TV show highlights ignorance towards global warming, study claims

CONTAINS SPOILERS: An article for Vox in Washington examined the show's climate links. It said that the White Walkers (still from latest episode shown) could be substituted for global warming.

Blood and skin cells found on 75-million-year-old dinosaur bones: Tissue was extracted from fossils left in storage for a century

Scientists at Imperial College London found red blood cells and collagen-like fibres (pictured) on eight fossils that had been left in storage at the Natural History Museum in London for 100 years.

The wearable that could revolutionise your sex life: Intimate gadget tracks activity between the sheets and even gives you tips

Named Lovely, the sex toy links up with your smartphone and uses your data to recommend new 120 different sex positions and ways to improve your technique.

Giant plasma tubes found in SPACE: Huge structures spotted circling Earth filled with charged particles from the sun

The discovery was made by a student at the University of Sydney. She found that plasma was being trapped in Earth's magnetic field lines and created a 3D view of the tubes (shown).

Letting children use phones before school is damaging and homework on computers should be banned, claims psychologist

Clinical psychologist Linda Blair said children coming to her clinic with suspected (ADHD) would generally see some improvement if they practised 'screen management'.

Is it a little green man? Mysterious turquoise light shaped like a UFO appears in the sky over Holland 

Nature blogger Harry Perton was snapping pictures of a storm in Groningen in the Netherlands, when he captured a shot of what appears to be a UFO floating across the sky.

Why the sun scorches: Researchers reveal millions of 'dynamos' combine to create incredible heat in the star's corona

The discovery by French researchers goes some way to explaining why the corona - a hazy layer of gas around the sun - is around 200 times the temperature of the surface of the sun itself.

World's first BIOLIMB created: Dead arm 'brought back to life' in the lab could allow amputees to grow replacement limbs

The research was carried out by the Massachusetts General Hospital. Researchers stripped a dead arm of all of its cells. They then injected it with blood vessels and muscle cells (shown).

Would you fight a robot SAMURAI? Blade-wielding machine takes on Japanese sword master in a real-life Fruit Ninja test

The Yaskawa Electric Company in Japan has trained one of its Motorman industrial robots to use a katana sword, which then competed against a master swordsman Isao Machii.

The force is strong with this one! £450 Star Wars-style 'holobox' creates virtual 3D worlds and lets you make hologram calls

A team of computer scientists in Vancouver Canada, created the Holus, which they say can convert any digital content from a computer, tablet or phone into a 3D image.

Modern Europe was formed by milk-drinking Russians: Mass migration brought new genetic make-up to continent 5,000 years ago 

Researchers at the Natural History Museum of Denmark found that the Yamnaya people from southern Russia spread their ideas and DNA to northern Europe during a mass migration period.

How to build the perfect fire: Structures should be as wide as they are tall to generate the best flow of heat and air 

Professor Adrian Bejan from Duke University, said that, all other variables being equal, the best fires are roughly as tall as they are wide to offer the most efficient air and heat flow. Stock image shown.

Spotting a solar storm 24 hours in advance: Breakthrough tool could help prevent energy blowouts and blackouts on Earth

Details of the technique - developed by a team led Imperial College London and a space scientist at Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Centre - were published in the journal Space Weather.

Scientists solve mystery of the milky rain: Strange phenomenon in Pacific Northwest was caused by dust

US National Weather Service Spokane Washington

The rain left a trail of powdery residue across a nearly 200-mile (322-km) stretch of eastern parts of Oregon and Washington state earlier this year.

Does the future affect the PAST? Physicists demonstrate how time can seem to run BACKWARDS

Physicists at the Australian National University conducted an experiment using lasers that showed whether an atom would appear as a particle or a wave could be determined by an event later in time.

A REAL Welsh dragon! Fossil of meat-eating dinosaur that terrorised Wales 200 million years ago unearthed

Described as the 'find of a life-time' the bones (pictured) of the 100 million-year-old theopod dinosaur were discovered on Lavernock beach near Penarth in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales.

Apple declares war on Spotify and Tidal with $9.99 per month music streaming service - and will even launch Android and Windows versions of new app

Apple has unveiled its new $9.99 per month streaming music service and a 24 hour online radio station called Beats One to take on Spotify and Tidal, Jay Z's service.

Creepy 'Charlie Charlie Challenge' spreads across Twitter as children urge each other to 'summon Mexican demon'

The Charlie Charlie Challenge is a Mexican supernatural ritual that allegedly makes it possible to contact a ghost by writing 'Yes' and 'No' twice on a sheet of paper and asking questions.

Star Wars speeder bikes come a step closer to reality: 'Personal skytrike' takes to the skies in first ever manned test flight

The prototype was created in a year by Bay Zoltan Non-profit in Hungary. The test flight saw the vehicle hover several metres above the ground for 30 seconds.

Apple will put smart news on every iPhone: App will pick personalised news stories for users

Apple is set to include the news app with every copy of its latest iOS software, the firm said today - and it will learn the kind of stories the user likes over time.

Mystery of the Texas 'earthworm herds' that formed a perfect line on roads: Scientists baffled by strange behaviour since storms

In Einsenhower State Park, rangers have spotted clumps of what they thought was discarded spaghetti sitting in the middle of the road. The 'pasta' turned out to be worms behaving oddly.

Can you solve the mystery of the bright spots on Ceres? Latest images reveal the phenomena in its best detail yet

Nasa scientists in California have revealed Dawn's best images yet. One image (shown) reveals there are numerous bright spots in a crater, but their origin remains unknown.

Counting crows! Birds can make calculations like humans by using 'number neurons'

Researchers from the University of Tübingen trained crows to discriminate between groups of dots (pictured) to show they 'count' like humans.

What REALLY lives on the hands of an eight-year-old: Microbiologist grows cultures found on her son's palms

The photo was captured by Tasha Sturm, a microbiologist in California, who took a handprint from her eight-year-old son after he had been playing outside.

From curious pandas to roaring cheetahs and mustachioed monkeys, stunning shots capture the wild beauty of animals kept in captivity

The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) announced the winners at an award ceremony hosted by Woburn Safari Park.