Could Martian GEMS contain fossilised aliens? Scientists say opal may hold the key to proving life existed on the red planet

Scientists say martian GEMS may hold the key to proving life existed on the red planet

A University of Glasgow team has identified traces of the gem known on Earth as 'fire opal' (bottom right) within a Martian meteorite known as Nakhla (top right). Opal is an intriguing find, not only because it can preserve fossils, but because it often has a high water content. The find could help future exploration missions decide where to look for evidence of Martian life. The image on the left shows a hydrated mineral that scientists suspect may be opal on Mars.

The Star Trek phone: $150 replica of Communicator can act as a bluetooth headset and even replay sounds from the show

Star Trek The Original Series Communicator Bluetooth Handset

Star Trek Communicator Bluetooth handset gets unveiled at Comic-Con

Star Trek fans rejoice! You're now going to have the chance to own an exact replica of the sci-fi show's Communicator device, and it's fully-functioning to boot. Sadly, the Communicator won't let call up to the Enterprise, but it will work as Bluetooth handset and speaker for your smartphone. The device is built by The Wand Company, and will be officially shown off for the first time at San Diego Comic-Con this week. You can even pre-order one now for $150 on the official Star Trek web store, however it won't be shipping until January.

As you can see from the photos, the Communicator has been carefully detailed, with The Wand Company saying they used "structured-light 3D scanning" to match every line and curve of the original device. The handset is made from die-cast aluminum, and it comes with the magnetic stand seen here, charging the Communicator wirel

The replica was built using 3D scans of the original prop from the TV series. It can act as a bluetooth headset to make and receive calls, play audio clips from the show and act as a speaker.

Desperate to date a celebrity? Tinder launches verified profiles for users

Tinder introduces verified accounts

Lindsey Lohan, Katy Perry and Josh Groban have all admitted to using the service, and will now be able to have a blue tick next to their name.

Brain scans can reveal if teens are likely to develop drink problems and have risky sex

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Researchers say the test could help predict how people will act in response to stress - and could even lead to new ways to detect depression, anxiety, and addiction.

Apple Watch is a FLOP: Sales of the gadget have fallen by 90% since April, report claims

Apple is now selling less than 20,000 watches a day in the U.S. since the Watch's opening week, according to a report by California-based Slice Intelligence.

Catching crimes the moment they happen: Small company capable of filming cities 24/7 could be the Big Brother future of American surveillance

A persistent surveillance system launches from Forward Operating Base Khilegay, Afghanistan, on Dec. 30, 2010.  The persistent surveillance system consists of an aerostat, also called a blimp, and mounted camera equipment capable of high-resolution imagery and high-quality video that provides instant situational awareness throughout the region.  DoD photo by Chief Petty Officer Matthew J. Thomas, U.S. Navy.  (Released)

Kestrel Persistent Surveillance Systems (PSS), A small private firm in the US, has developed a surveillance system that could potentially capture every crime the moment it happens.

The 'sin-free' social network: Facegloria monitored by morality police is launched by Brazilian Evangelical Christians

The social network for Brazilian Evangelicals has attracted 100,000 users in its first month and was set up as a morally superior alternative to Facebook.

Would YOU share your home with Buddy? Housekeeper robot that even plays hide and seek with the kids to launch in 2016

Buddy the companion robot connects, protects and interacts with family

A family companion robot named Buddy, which can structure you day, monitor your home security and even play hide and seek with your kids, could be all yours by 2016. Currently under construction in France, Blue Frog Robotics hope to have the product ready for sale by November 2016.

Apple makes ANOTHER U-turn: Firm reveals it is working to have Home Sharing on iOS 9 after feature vanished during recent update

Home Sharing lets people share music over a Wi-Fi network, but it vanished during the iOS 8.4 update. Apple's Eddy Cue has now said the firm is working on solving the problem (pictured).

Take a peek inside the iPhone 6S: Leaked image reveals clues about the inner workings of Apple's next-generation device

The leaked image was analysed by experts at fan site 9to5Mac and tech firm Chipworks. They claim the new NFC processor, used to make contactless Apple Pay payments, will add a secure element.

Plankton are eating PLASTIC: Feasting on ocean litter could devastate marine ecosystems, scientists warn

Biologists at Plymouth Marine Laboratory have captured copepods ingesting flourescent plastic debris (pictured) on video and say it appears to interfere with the rate they feed on algae.

Teaching young criminals to recognise other people's emotions can cut serious crime, study claims

Cardiff University psychologists recorded a 44 per cent drop in the severity of crimes committed by persistent reoffenders after they took an emotional awareness course.

Tinder goes hands-free: Watch app uses heart monitor to reveal who sends your pulse racing

When a user looks at a Tinder profile using the Austin-built app, the watch's built-in monitor starts recording heart rate. If it increases, the profile is liked (pictured), or rejected if the rate drops.

Experts warn Apple and Google's in car technology raises 'serious public safety questions'

Apple?s CarPlay.


Car firms and phone companies want bigger, more interactive dashboards - but experts say they could be too distracting for drivers.

Our cosmic junkyard: Stuff in Space tracks thousands of satellites, spent rockets and debris as they orbit the Earth in real time

Stuff in Space tracks thousands of satellites, rockets and debris orbiting Earth

Computer engineering student James Yoder, from the University of Texas in Austin, has created a web tool that allows users to track all the known pieces of space debris in orbit around our planet. It uses tracking data to show where satellites, the International Space Station and pieces of debris larger than 10cm (4 inches) at any given moment. Most of the debris is clustered in a low orbit around the Earth but the junk stretches out up to 100,000 miles from our planet's surface (as can be seen in the image top right). In the image on the left the red dots represent old rockets, blue are satellites and grey are other pieces of debris. The image on the bottom right shows the orbits Ariane rocket satellite adapters.


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Is this the ultimate selfie? Ohio man snaps stunning picture posing in front of active volcano, the moon and the Milky Way

Ohio man Shane Black poses in front of active volcano, the moon and Milky Way

Photographer Shane Black captured the phenomenal image near the summit of Mauna Kea, on Hawaii, after stitching together 23 individual frames. In the selfie he can be seen staring down into an active volcano while the moon and Milky Way illuminate the night sky. The 26-year-old said the image reminds him 'how small I am.' The professional photographer has travelled America taking pictures of the stars.

Apple Pay set for UK launch on 14 July: Leaked memos suggest contactless payment service will go live next week

The leaked memos were spotted by fan site 9to5Mac. One is said to be an internal memo sent to Apple staff, while the other is taken from a handout produced by Berkshire-based retailer Waitrose.

Could playing TETRIS banish bad memories? Retro Nintendo game 'reduces the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder'

Researchers from the Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge studied 52 traumatised people who had played Tetris, and those who hadn't.

Are electric cars damaging YOUR region? Maps reveal how EVs can be WORSE for the environment than gas-guzzling vehicles

U the east of the US, the impact of charging EVs does more harm to the environment than gas cars, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Are SHRUBS causing global warming? Arctic plant growth is changing how heat from the sun is reflected back into space

A team of scientists led by researchers at the University of Edinburgh found shrubs in the Arctic tundra, like the willow pictured, are spreading, disrupting how snow reflects heat from the sun.

The air conditioner for your PHONE: Chevy adds 'cooling pocket' to its cars to help boost the battery life of handsets

The feature is called 'Active Phone Cooling' and it directs air from the car's air conditioning unit to a wireless charging vent. It will feature on Detroit-based car manufacturer's 2016 Impala and Malibu.

Is web security putting us in DANGER? Criminals and terrorists will communicate with impunity if encryption becomes too sophisticated, FBI warns

Director of the FBI James Comey (pictured) said anti-surveillance measures being deployed by Apple and Google will 'inexorably affect my ability to do that job' if they continue to expand.

Could you tell if a story was written by a robot? Students at Dartmouth to discover if authors and musicians will be replaced by machines

Judges won't know whether songs played are computer-generated or composed by students. The competitions are variations of the 'Turing Test', named after British scientist Alan Turing, left.

Rise of the SUPER SOLDIER: Liquid armour, indestructible exoskeletons and weapons that never miss revealed as the future of warfare

Exoskeletons and weapons that can't miss revealed as super soldiers of tomorrow

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Super Soldiers: How Tech Is Transforming The Future Of Warfare is in the latest issue of How It Works Magazine on sale now. It details how soldiers of the future will be trained using virtual reality headsets and their bodies will be protected with self-healing armour and smart wetsuits. Elsewhere, the US military has developed a bullet that changes course on way to its target, and microdrones will help soldiers explore battlefields from a distance. A soldier testing a smart grenade launcher is pictured left, a virtual reality training exercise is pictured top right. In the bottom right image, a US soldier is shown using a fully-immersive virtual reality training system called Dismounted soldier Training System, and inset is Darpa's smart 'wetsuit' Warrior Web.

Why women really are the stronger sex: Men have shorter lives because they are more prone to heart disease, claims study

A review of global data by the University of Southern California has found heart disease to be behind most of the excess deaths documented in adult men.

Get MOW-tivated! £3,000 pedal-powered lawnmower helps you keep fit while cutting your grass 

London based designers Seymourpowell based the carbon fibre Grazor (pictured) on a tricycle with mower blades attached to the front. They say it could come with a £3,000 ($4,630) price tag.

Why we get crow's feet: Scientists reveal how wrinkles look deeper around the eyes

Researchers in Japan have found that differences in the number of oil-secreting glands in the skin explain why wrinkles are shallower in the forehead than in the outer eye area.

Have YOU got old before your time? Study finds dramatic differences in the way we age

A Happy senior old elderly lady receives a cup of tea from carer companion

Duke researchers analysed medical data from almost a thousand 38 year olds. While some appeared medically in their late 20s, some seemed almost 60.

Google launches its own 'Uber': RideWith uses its Waze app to let commuters carpool with others


The new application, called RideWith, uses Waze's
navigation system to learn the routes drivers most frequently take to work and match them up with people looking for a ride in
the same direction.

Nasa reveals new images of Pluto's four 'alien black spots' as it says New Horizons probe is back in action

Nasa reveals new image of Pluto's four 'alien black spots'

Nasa scientists say they have fixed a glitch that saw them lose contact with the New Horizon's space probe just days before its close encounter with Pluto - and released a new image of four unknown 'black spots' on the dwarf planet. The space agency says the spots have 'captured the imagination of the world.'

Toddlers cared for by their families have stronger language skills...but those left in crèches are better with their hands

Researchers at Maynooth University showed language skills are the only area in which children who are cared for by their own extended family outperformed others by the age of three.

Mystery of the colour-shifting seaweed solved: Irish moss changes hue because of plate-like structures - and the finding could lead to waterproof sunblock

Researchers at the Natural History Museum in London and the University of Cambridge have unraveled what causes the strange blue colours on the tips of the seaweed Irish moss (pictured).

Is 'GG1' the next version of Google Glass? Files show the firm is testing a device with the mystery moniker

Filed by Google last month, the papers reveal the it has successfully tested a mystery device, and rumours suggest its 'GG1' label stands for Google Glass (original headset pictured.)

Pluto mission will NOT be harmed by glitch: Nasa insists spacecraft will be ready for flyby with planet after entering 'safe mode'

Nasa scientists Johns Hopkins University in Laurel, Maryland, insist the space probe will be fully operational again by 7 July well in advance of its fly past of Pluto in a week's time.

Which Facebook friend has DELETED you? App reveals times and dates people removed you from their profile

The app was created by Exeter-based developer Anthony Kuske. It reveals which Facebook friends have deleted you, since the app was installed, as well as accounts that have been deactivated.

Quadriplegic former Indy Racing driver takes to the wheel again: Modified Corvette enables him to steer using his head and brake by 'sipping' on a straw

Modified Corvette enables Quadriplegic Indy Racing's Sam Schmid to drive

Sam Schmidt (pictured right), who was paralysed from the neck down after crashing during testing in Orlando in 2000, used the car (top left) to navigate the famous twists and turns of Long Beach Grand Prix road course track at 80 mph (129km/h). He drove almost two laps of the 11-turn circuit in the modified 2014 Corvette C7 Stingray, in April, describing the experience as 'unbelievable' and steered by turning his head (bottom left).

Apple predicts the company's future in 1987: Video correctly forecasts Siri, but is over-optimistic about smart glasses

The company's top executives, including co-founder Steve Wozniak, made a humorous video in 1987 predicting meteoric growth rate and 'AppleVista' smart glasses (illustrated).

Ants can be spongers too! 'Lazy' insects found in colonies that spend half their time inactive while others work around them

Scientists at the University of Arizona found some workers are consistently idle, doing about half as much work as others in a colony. They marked ants with coloured spots (pictured) to track them.

Elon Musk takes on killer robots: Entrepreneur spends $10 million on new projects to control artificial intelligence

The Tesla-founder has revealed he is funding 37 research projects to make sure humans can control future robotic systems. He has previously claimed AI could spell the end of humanity.

Anxiety is HEREDITARY: Brain scans reveal anxious parents are more likely to have nervous and depressed children

The study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison reveals how a brain circuit linked with anxiety, involving three specific brain areas, is inherited by studying 600 young rhesus monkeys.

Could pigs, chickens and fish save thousands of lives? 'Psychic' animals are recruited to help Chinese scientists predict deadly earthquakes

Researchers in Nanjing city in east China have built seven new observation sites to examine animal behaviour, in the hope that any unusual activity will help them predict quakes.

Watch a movie projected onto CLOUDS: Lasers fitted to a plane beam a galloping horse into the sky

Inspired by Eadweard Muybridge's Zoopraxiscope, designers used lasers to beam images onto a cloud (pictured). The research was presented at Leeds Museum at the weekend.

Is the universe EMPTIER than we thought? Simulations suggest there could be 100 times fewer galaxies than predicted

The simulations were led by Michigan State University. They showed that the distant universe could have ten to 100 times less galaxies than thought (Hubble image shown).

Apple's iPhone 6s will come in PINK: New color and screen for phone revealed


The firm was believed to be developing a rose gold handset to be revealed in September - but has now switched to an aluminium pink one with a white face, according to the Wall Street Journal .

Incredible racing simulator lets you drive a virtual car complete with realistic vibrations, stomach-churning turns and G-FORCE

The panoramic racing simulator (pictured) is part of a range of game simulators built by Czech company Elsaco. It has four moving legs and three 27-inch 2D LED displays to give a panoramic view plus an accelerator, brake and clutch pedal. The simulator uses data about the position of the car, speed and G-force directly from the game and it moves the cockpit to match these data points.

Scientists publish first genetic map of the woolly mammoth and admit it is 'inevitable' one will be brought back to life

A group of woolly mammoths, the huge Ice Age mammals that lived and roamed the frigid tundra steppes of northern Asia, Europe and North America, are seen in this undated illustration provided courtesy of Giant Screen Films.   An exhaustive genetic analysis of these bygone Ice Age giants and their living cousins, Asian and African elephants, has revealed a series of genetic adaptations that enabled woolly mammoths to thrive for eons in such adverse circumstances. To match story SCIENCE-MAMMOTHS/     REUTERS/Courtesy of Giant Screen Films, copyright 2012 D3D Ice Age, LLC/Handout via Reuters

Differences with skin, hair, fat, insulin and temperature tolerance found in the first genetic comparison between mammoths and modern elephants.

Have you heard of the exclamation comma? The story of punctuation's forgotten mark

World, meet the exclamation comma -- the punctuation mark you didn?t know existed, but that you almost certainly need in your life.

The exclamation comma is, as its name suggests, a symbol that looks like an exclamation point, only with a comma instead of a period at its base. As the Grammarly blog noted this week, it?s used just like an exclamation mark ?to denote excitement, add flourish, and generally lend a statement a certain degree of emotion and emphasis,? but it?s to be placed within sentences rather than at the end of them.

The combination of an exclamation point and a comma was created in 1992, but never caught on and its American inventors let its patent lapse three years later.

The bizarre optical illusion which paints a brunette woman on a blank canvas simply by staring at someone's nose - but not everyone can see it

An optical illusion has surfaced online in which readers are instructed to stare at the white dot at the centre of a negative of a woman's face. After 15 seconds, look at the white space on the right.

Samsung sued over 'bloatware': Consumer watchdog calls for the firm to advertise how much storage is wasted with unwanted apps

Samsung, as well as fellow manufacturer Oppo, are being sued in China for loading apps onto phones that can't be uninstalled, dubbed 'bloatware'. The Galaxy Note 3 is pictured.

Great balls of fur! Northern giant mouse lemur has testicles so large that if the creature was a man they would be the size of a GRAPEFRUIT

Researchers at Bristol Zoological Society discovered the northern giant mouse lemur (pictured) has the biggest testicles among primates in relation to its body mass.

Why throwing a hissy fit can get you places: Crying during negotiations will more likely get the other person to cave in to your demands, study claims

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Beauty, Couples, Dating, Greed, Jealousy, Suits, Women

Researchers from the Insead Business School found that acting sad was better than getting angry in order to get what you want, but they also admitted the tactic might wear a little thin if used too often.

The Earth's oceans are DYING: Researchers warn time is running out for marine life due to global warming

General view of coral reef, underwater structures made from calcium carbonate secreted by corals.


Researchers warn of an 'effectively irreversible' impact on ocean ecosystems and the services they provide, such as fisheries, by 2100.

Abu Dhabi's new 245mph 'robocop car' costs $3.4m and has cameras that can recognise drivers faces during high speed chases

Abu Dhabi's $3.4m 'robocop car' has cameras that can recognise faces

The Lykan Hypersport has been fitted with special cameras allowing it to read numberplates and even scan the faces of drivers at high speed. It boats a 3.7-liter twin-turbo flat-six delivering 740 horsepower, and can reach 62 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds, with a top speed of 245 mph.

Did farming pigs change our sense of SMELL? Domestication of animals thousands of years ago may have driven evolution how we detect odours

Scientists at the University of Manchester analysed the genomes of 45 human populations for the smell receptor OR7D4, which detects the foul smell of androsternone, a pig sex hormone.

Is this the world's most dangerous drink? Devotees say raw milk's the ultimate health food. So why do scientists think it's so toxic... 

Fans of unpasteurised raw milk say it is thicker, creamier and sweeter - but according to the US Centres For Disease Control, it is one of the world's most dangerous foodstuffs.

Could Britain be hit by a deadly TSUNAMI? Software reveals likely asteroid impact 'corridors' and the Norfolk coast is at risk

Scientists at the University of Southampton have developed software that predicts asteroids' impact 'corridors' and the risk to communities to raise the profile of possible asteroid strikes on Asteroid Day.

The chemistry of July 4th: Scientists reveal exactly what gives fireworks their red, white and blue (and a few other colors as well)

As July 4th celebrations erupt across the country, researchers have revealed the chemical reactions that will cause America to be lit up in red, white and blue (and a few other colours as well).

Journalist named Sarah O'Connor tweets news about killer robot at VW plant, and is perplexed when she is swamped by hilarous tweets from Terminator fans 

Sarah Connor, a journalist at The Financial Times in London, was bombarded with comments on Twitter because her name closely resembles the protagonist's in the Terminator films.

Could a genetic tweak give roses back their aroma? Breakthrough may make modern blooms smell like their perfumed ancestors

Scientists at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) at Colmar pinpointed the gene that switches on an enzyme triggering the flower's sweet smell.

Never wipe a surface again! Self-driving robot uses UV light to blast germs lingering on kitchen worktops

The UVe robot (pictured), designed by engineers in Seattle, disinfects surfaces with waves of ultraviolet light that destroy bacteria and other micro-organisms.

Will the Apple Watch flop? Analyst drops sales predictions by 3 MILLION as figures suggest it's as popular as the iPod

The predictions were made by Oregon-based analyst Andy Hargreaves from Pacific Crest Securities in a research note. He based them on mixed reviews and search terms for the Watch.

Riddle of the medieval 'mummy' discovered in Siberia: Child from unknown Arctic civilisation found wrapped in birch bark

Riddle of the medieval 'mummy' discovered in Siberia

Archaeologists found the body of a child or teenager from the 12th or 13th Century AD at a medieval necropolis near Salekhard in Russia 18 miles from the Arctic Circle (shown on the map top right). The image on the left shows them preparing to move the body still inside its birch bark cocoon. Five other bodies found previously at the same site, like the one pictured bottom right, were found to have been mummified as a result of copper plates they were covered with and the permafrost of the arctic. They had been wrapped in furs and are thought to have belonged to an Arctic civilisation with links to Persia, 3,700 miles away.

Was the banking crisis caused by too much TESTOSTERONE? Sex hormone may have made male traders take bigger risks

Researchers from Imperial College London simulated a trading floor and measured hormone levels. In addition to increased levels of testosterone, cortisol levels rose in response to stress.

Aliens do exist and they look like HUMANS: Life on other planets may have evolved in a similar way to Earth, biologist claims

Professor Simon Conway Morris, a palaeontologist at Cambridge University, argues in a new book that convergent evolution predicts life on other planets would resemble creatures on Earth.

It's a miracle! 'Jesus lizard' first walked on water 48million years ago in the lush tropics of Wyoming

Palaeontologists unearthed a fossil at Bridger Formation in Wyoming that offers clues on how modern 'Jesus lizards' (stock image) evolved.

Is global warming increasing the risk of shark attacks? Higher temperatures blamed for record number in North Carolina

Seven people have now been attacked by sharks in North Carolina. One expert has claimed that global warming could be playing a part and attracting sharks more north (stock image shown).

Success! Solar Impulse 2 safely lands in Hawaii after completing its daring five-day flight across the Pacific Ocean

Swiss pilot André Borschberg has successfully landed in Hawaii (shown). He spent more than 100 hours alone in the single-seater plane, smashing the longest solo flight record.

Ditch the tester pots! Microsoft's Semantic Paint lets you VIRTUALLY decorate rooms to see if your colour scheme works

Called Semantic Paint, Microsoft used its Kinect camera and augmented reality to develop technology that lets you scan and label objects in 3D before adding colour with hands or feet.

See what happens when you ask Siri to divide zero by zero: Voice assistant's hilarious response goes viral

Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul tweeted the Siri Easter Egg (pictured) earlier. When user's ask Siri to divide zero by zero it uses Cookie Monster to discuss the sum.

U.S. Air Force's most sophisticated stealth jet is beaten in dogfight by plane from 1970s... despite being the most expensive weapon in history

The U.S. military's new F-35 stealth jet was outperformed by the F-16 model in a dogfight over the Pacific Ocean, despite the fact it has already cost the military more than a trillion dollars to create.

Does Rosetta's comet harbour ALIEN LIFE? Distinctive features on 67P may have been created by microscopic organisms

Rosetta comet lander Philae could be sitting on ALIEN living organisms

Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe and Dr Max Wallis, of Cardiff University, believe 67P (main image) and similar comets could provide homes for living microbes similar to those on earth. The experts go as far as to suggest the comet is more hospitable to life than the Earth's polar regions.Rosetta, the European space craft orbiting the comet, is also said to have detected strange 'clusters' of organic material that look suspiciously like viral particles on its icy surface (inset).

Putting WOMAN on the moon: Russia to send six female scientists on mock-up voyage to the lunar surface to see how their minds and bodies react

A total of six women will be chosen to make the eight-day 'voyage' locked in a cramped fake spacecraft for the time it takes to fly to the moon, orbit once, and return.

The £49 smartphone: EE launches 'Rook' 4G handset running Android software that aims to target pay-as-you-go customers 

The new £49 handset, pictured, is offered by mobile network EE and despite its low price, the phone's low price it still runs the latest version of Android's operating system 5.1 Lollipop.

A nightmarish vision of how computers see the world: Google gives a glimpse into their AI programme which has been TAUGHT to recognise and sort images - and now you can play along too 

MailOnline has recruited specialist Bill Cava to harness the power of Google's artificial intelligence network - turning famous photos into exaggerated psychedelic nightmares.

GoPro reveals new $400 mini camera it claims can record HD video anywhere - and even capture audio underwater

GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRO), enabler of some of today?s most engaging content, is proud to announce HERO4 Session, the smallest, lightest, most convenient GoPro yet.  50% smaller and 40% lighter than GoPro?s best-selling HERO4 Black and Silver cameras, HERO4 Session packs GoPro?s Emmy® Award-winning image quality and performance into an exciting new low-profile form factor. HERO4 Session benefits from a durable waterproof design that eliminates the need for a separate housing and features simple one-button control to make capturing immersive photos and video quicker and more convenient than ever before. HERO4 Session is compatible with existing GoPro mounts and will retail for $399.99 MSRP at authorized GoPro retailers around the world and on beginning July 12, 2015.

?With HERO4 Session, we challenged ourselves to produce the smallest, lightest, most convenient GoPro possible,? said Nicholas Woodman, GoPro founder and CEO. ?HERO4 Session combines the best of our engineering a

The new $400 GoPro session has just one button and is half the size of its predecessor - yet captures the same quality of video.

Hi-tech 'dog translator' harness lets owners communicate with canine companions

North Carolina State University researchers have developed a suite of technologies that can be used to enhance communication between dogs and humans, which has applications in everything from search and rescue to service dogs to training our pets.

?We?ve developed a platform for computer-mediated communication between humans and dogs that opens the door to new avenues for interpreting dogs? behavioral signals and sending them clear and unambiguous cues in return,? says Dr. David Roberts, an assistant professor of computer science at NC State and co-lead author of a paper on the work. ?We have a fully functional prototype, but we?ll be refining the design as we explore more and more applications for the platform.?

The platform itself is a harness that fits comfortably onto the dog, and which is equipped with a variety of technologies.

?There are two types of communication technologies,? says Dr. Alper Bozkurt, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at NC State

The sensor-packed harness can sense the animal's movement, and the sounds it makes, letting the owner know how they feel.

Capuchin monkeys use sticks to pick their NOSE: Primate captured on video using a tool to groom herself

Primatologists at the University of Oxford were surprised to see a wild female bearded capuchin monkey using sticks and grass to pick her nose until she sneezed and then put the stick in her mouth.

Reddit CEO and co-founder apologize after discussion board site thrown into 'revolt' following firing of popular employee 

Interim Reddit CEO Ellen Pao and co-founder Alexis Ohanian apologized after more than 300 subsections of the discussion board website were turned dark in protest over Victoria Taylor's firing.

'Bigger than Black Friday': Online retailer Amazon launches its new Prime Day next week offering thousands of shopping bargains... but only to its £59-a-year subscribers 

Thousands of goods will be offered at slashed prices on Prime Day on July 15, but only shoppers who have subscribed to the website's £59-a-year service will be offered the bargains.

'Giant Pac-Man' set to gobble up space junk: Kamikaze satellite will catch debris in a net and destroy it in the atmosphere

Scientists from France and Switzerland have decided to give the CleanSpace One satellite (illustrated) a cone-shaped net to increase its chances of catching a small defunct satellite called SwissCube.

Is this why grey squirrels are so common? Hidden hazelnut puzzle reveals intelligence and adaptability of crafty rodents

Five squirrels surprised University of Exeter researchers with the speed at which they solved a puzzle involving hidden hazelnuts.

Are YOU colourblind? Interactive test reveals whether you have normal rainbow vision or are living in a murky world

To complete the test (pictured) by Berkeley-based EnChroma, users identify a coloured number on a different coloured background. At the end, the user is either told they have normal vision or not.

Saab unveils superstealth 'ghost submarine' that is virtually invisible to enemies and even allows divers to silently enter and exit to defend against Russia

New Generation Submarine A26..Artist Impression

The A26 sub is 207 feet long, and features a 'ghost mode' to make it virtually undetectable when underwater. A special pod allows divers to enter and exit while it is underwater.

Did our ancestors start cooking to make carrion safe to eat? Early humans may have used fire to avoid food poisoning

Anthropologists at Harvard University in Massachusetts found roasting meat on hot coals as early humans were suspected to have done can kill off most dangerous bacteria.

'Feels like Christmas in July': Russian ship with 6,100lbs of supplies docks with ISS after Elon Musk's Falcon 9 rocket exploded last week during failed SpaceX launch

The Russian Soyuz rocket that blasted off Friday to deliver the Progress ship and its load of supplies docked with the International Space Station on Sunday. It follows a failed attempt by SpaceX.

Want to lose weight? Tuck into brains, tongue and kimchi: Researchers find adventurous eaters weigh less and are healthier

A woman eating hamburger in a cafe.

The U.S. research found those who had eaten the widest variety of uncommon foods - including seitan, beef tongue, Kimchi, rabbit, and polenta, weighed less and were healthier.

Is this Blackberry's Android phone? Leaked image reveals curved 'Venice' handset

@evleaks for a second I thought BlackBerry was stupid, as they wanna release this weird phone when passport was a flop
@akrnsv Not at all -- Venice is actually quite the looker.

A new image shows a phone similar to Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge, with curved sides. Believed to be codenamed Venice, it will be Blackberry's first Android phone.

Is this James Bond's next car? Aston Martin reveals $2.3m hi-tech 'Vulcan' hypercar so powerful you'll need to go on a special driving course to learn how to control it

Peek Inside Aston Martin?s Totally Bonkers, $2.3M Hypercar

IF YOU?RE LOOKING to buy a limited-edition, track-only hypercar, it?s probably best if you really, really like looking at carbon fiber.

That?s because the ultra-light, stronger than steel material is currently the best way to build uberfast, uberexpensive vehicles. And, unlike more consumer-focused rides such as the McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari (which are also made almost entirely of carbon fiber), track-dedicated cars like the new Aston Martin Vulcan don?t include needlessly heavy, coddling things like leather interiors and paint. And radios. And air conditioning.

Because for these cars, which aren?t street legal, automakers strip out everything not directly contributing to going fast. And then they charge you extra.

Earlier this year, Aston Martin announced its $2.3 million Vulcan. It?s a track-only car so bonkers that it recommends buyers get trained up on lesser Astons like the 565-horsepower V12 Vantage S. It?s a

Aston Martin showed off its track only 'hypercar' at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Just 24 of the 800-plus bhp, all-carbon fibre Aston Martin Vulcans will be made.

Can YOU see the 'third property' of light? Scientists reveal human supersense that can be switched on with training

You can test your 'superpowers' if you look at a blank white portion of an LCD screen on a computer, tablet or phone, and tilt your head side to side, according to Bristol University.

Video games make players feel SEXY...and the more violent the game, the sexier they are likely to feel

Researchers from University of New South Wales Australia surveyed 500 gamers. They asked them which violent games they were playing and how interested they were in sex.

Mark Zuckerberg shows off laser system that will be fitted to Facebook's fleet of drones to beam the internet to everyone

Mark Zuckerberg: As part of our efforts, we?re working on ways to use drones and satellites to connect the billion people who don't live in range of existing wireless networks.
Our Connectivity Lab is developing a laser communications system that can beam data from the sky into communities. This will dramatically increase the speed of sending data over long distances.
Normally you wouldn?t be able to see the actual beams, but for this demonstration we made them visible. This is just one connectivity project we?re working on, but I was excited to share this with you.

The firm is building a fleet of drones capable of flying at 65,000ft (19,800 metres) and staying in the air for months. Now the first details of their communication system have emerged.

Early humans had a taste for ELEPHANTS: Palaeolithic hunters may have preferred the flavour of baby mammals

Archaeologists at Tel Aviv University studied the remains of elephants at early human sites around the world and found they tended to belong to juveniles, perhaps hunted for their 'sweet' meat.

Pentagon say reason most expensive fighter jet ever the F35 lost a dogfight with an F16 from 40 years ago was because it did not have a special coat of stealth paint

The Pentagon and Lockheed Martin have leapt to the defence of the expensive F-35 stealth jet after it was embarrassingly outperformed by a 40-year-old F-16 jet in a dogfight.

Mass killings and school shootings are contagious: Scientists warn of 13 day 'terror window' following tragedies

Virginia Tech student Daniel Hamilton writes on a memorial constructed on the Virginia Tech campus for the victims of yesterday's mass killings April 17, 2007 in Blacksburg, VA. Memorial services for those killed in the school shooting are expected to be held later today.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Researchers say that mass killings - events with four or more deaths - and school shootings can create a period of 'contagion' that lasts an average of 13 days

New test reveals a person's exact time of death up to 10 DAYS later: Technique gives forensic experts seven extra day window 

Currently, there are no reliable ways to determine the time since death in humans after around 36 hours, or three days, said the University of Salzburg researchers who developed the test.

Is this the Nintendo-PlayStation hybrid console? Gamer claims machine found in a box of junk is prototype of unreleased '90s console that played cartridges AND CDs

Dan Diebold said he found the device - complete with a CD drive and a cartridge slot, while rummaging through his dad's old things in Philadelphia. It has been suggested it is the never-released SNES-CD device.

The future of the school run? Four seater family car powered by the sun

The Dutch car can travel 621 miles on a full charge, and even comes with an app to automatically work out the most efficient routes, taking into account the weather and traffic.

2,000-year-old bobcat was buried like a HUMAN: 'Collar' suggests kitten may have been a Native American pet

The cat was laid to rest wearing a necklace, or collar made from bear teeth and seashells (pictured) in a mound intended for people, suggesting it was a pet.

Researchers discover hermaphrodite worm that uses 'needle-like penis' to shoot sperm into its own HEAD if it can't find a mate


The microscopic, water-dwelling flatworm has evolved the unconventional method of self-impregnation in order to procreate 'under conditions of low mate availability,' researchers say.

Could these spiders really creep across the SEA? Creatures use their legs as sails and silk as an anchor to travel vast distances over water

It has long been known that spiders can 'fly' - using strands of their web silk to catch the wind so that they can travel up to 18 miles per day.

Our galaxy's fingerprint revealed in unprecedented detail: Incredible maps show the Milky Way's stars, rings and loops 

Astronomers at Esa have created two new maps of the Milky Way. Together, the maps could help scientists better understand the process of star formation.

Mystery of the Amazon's savannah solved? Gran Sabana's unusual plains in the middle of rainforest formed naturally but were expanded by manmade fires, experts claim

Scientists from the Institute of Earth Sciences Jaume Almera in Barcelona examined ancient pollen in lake sediments in Gran Sabana to claim savannah began to develop before humans lived in the area.

How to build a house on the red planet: Mars One claims to have solved how humans will survive in a space colony

Dutch company Mars One has revealed its plan for Mars colonisation. An independent study was carried out on its proposal for human missions (illustrated), which were found to be 'attainable'.

Sex, drugs and rock'n'roll in 3000 BC: Ancient seal impression shows the first image of a 'band' ... moments before a sexual ritual

Experts from the Israel Antiquities Authority in Jerusalem say the pottery fragment (pictured) shows three female figures, one of whom is playing an ancient harp.

Step back in time: Roman footprints discovered in Israel reveal details of 1st century soldiers' hobnail boots

The footprints were discovered at the Hippos-Sussita archaeological site east of the Sea of Galilee in Israel and are thought to belong to a soldier because they were found in a Roman bastion.

The crying game: Photographer captures beautiful microscopic images of his friend's tears to show how each is unique

Psychic tear: This tear is harvested after a forced emotional response.

Photographs that reveal the true beauty of tears.
We all need to cry sometimes, scientifically tears are divided into three different types based on their origin. Basal tears, reflex tears or emotional tears. We are all familiar with these ways of crying, but how do they look microscopically? Is there any difference? Science says that every tear has a different viscosity and composition. All tears contain a variety of biological substances including oils, antibodies and enzymes suspended in salt water. But how does this relate to the ?real world?.

Because of this I decided to start an evening of experimenting with my close friends. I asked them to cut onions, eat hot peppers, look in to a fan or cry because of sadness or happiness. To see if there was a resemblance or difference in the structure of forming tears, I took images of every tear drop under the microscope.

A relatively simple and fun proces, first yo

A Dutch artist created the amazing images in a bid to see if different triggers - such as eating a chilli of chopping onions, created a different looking tears.

Can holding giant spiders REALLY cure arachnophobia? MailOnline sent one terrified reporter to London Zoo's Friendly Spider Programme to find out...

The four-hour course, which includes group hypnosis, is intended to cure people of arachnophobia, ending with participants holding a tarantula (pictured) - but did it work?

Rosetta spots SINKHOLES on comet 67P: Giant abysses formed when ice turned to gas and the surface collapsed

University of Maryland scientists found 18 pits on comet 67P (one shown). They are thought to form when ice evaporates and the surface collapses. Some of them are several hundred metres deep.

RIP Bubble Wrap? Packaging is getting a pop-free makeover to save space

The new iBubble version is laid out in columns of connected air pockets, so when you push on it the air just gets pushed into neighbouring bubbles.

World's first fully 3D-printed office set to be built in Dubai: Gulf state reveals designs for single-storey building which will be printed layer-by-layer using a 20-foot tall printer

Fast-growing Dubai, where something new is always being added to the skyline, may have found a way to make construction cheaper and move even faster.

Ancient Jewish ritual bath discovered under a home in Jerusalem: 2,000 year old miqwe still bears scars of Roman city siege

The bath was found in the 'Ein Kerem neighbourhood of Jerusalem by a family renovating their home. Archaeologists say it provides new insights into the early Jewish community living there.

Is this the Nintendo-PlayStation hybrid console? Gamer claims machine found in a box of junk is prototype of unreleased '90s console that played cartridges AND CDs

Dan Diebold said he found the device - complete with a CD drive and a cartridge slot, while rummaging through his dad's old things in Philadelphia. It has been suggested it is the never-released SNES-CD device.

Fading beauty of Matisse and van Gogh's masterpieces: Chemical reaction is turning famous paintings BROWN

The discovery was made by the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in France. They found that the yellows in some paintings are turning brown (Matisse painting shown).

Climate change is causing DRAGONS to change gender: Researchers find Australian reptiles are switching sex

This handout photo provided by Arthur Georges, University of Canberra, Australia, taken in Oct. 2014, in Eulo, Queensland, Australia, shows a bearded dragon lizard. Hotter temperatures are messing with the gender of Australiaís bearded dragon lizards, a new study finds. Dragons that are genetically male hatch as females and give birth to other lizards. And the way the lizardsí gender is determined is getting changed so much that the female sex chromosome may eventually disappear entirely, the study authors say. (Arthur Georges/University of Canberra, Australia via AP)

Rising temperatures are causing Australian Central Bearded Dragons that are genetically male to hatch as females and give birth to other lizards.

Young sabre-tooth tigers were pussy cats! Fearsome beasts didn't get their dagger-shaped fangs until the age of three

A partially fossilized jaw from an adult Smilodon fatalis saber-toothed cat showing a fully erupted canine is pictured in this undated handout photo courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), obtained by Reuters on July 1, 2015. Using sophisticated X-ray imaging and an analysis of oxygen isotopes in the cat's tooth enamel, scientists have determined that the saber-toothed cat's canines grew at twice the rate of those in today's African lions and that the Smilodon was at least three years old before its canines were fully in place.    REUTERS/AMNH/J. Tseng/Handout via Reuters

Researchers from Clemson University in South Carolina studied sabre-toothed cat remains to calculate their dagger-shaped canines grew at a rate of six millimetres a month.

Do YOU know your partner's number without looking at your phone? Researchers warn digital amnesia is changing our ability to remember

A young woman clicking a photo on her mobile phone.


The problem, dubbed 'digital amnesia' is a result of our brains adapting to an age where out phone, and the internet, is always always available, scientists say.

Would YOU queue to enter the 'world's most exclusive website'? Online experiment sees hundreds waiting in line for 60-second access

The site (pictured) is believed to have launched months ago but has been rising in popularity since a link was posted to Reddit. It is not known if it is social experiment or just a bit of fun.

Why a dose of country air is good for you: Tiny doses of POISON released by plants trigger the body's healing mechanisms

A toxicologist at the University of Exeter has suggested a new theory for why spending time in the countryside can make us feel better and argues cities may need more green spaces.

Finally! World's first consumer jetpack will go on sale next year (but be warned - it will set you back $150,000) 


A New Zealand firm says it will finally begin selling a personal jetpack next year. The Martin Jetpack has been developed over the past 35 years,and will cost around $150,00.