Crab-like 'alien facehugger' in a cave is spotted on Mars in latest bizarre claim by conspiracy theorists

Crab-like 'alien facehugger' in a cave is spotted on Mars by conspiracy theorists

From ancient pyramids to military bunkers, there's not much conspiracy theorists haven't seen on Mars. Now, in their latest bizarre sighting, alien hunters say they have spotted a mysterious 'facehugger crab' on the red planet. Scientists say these strange sightings are a case of pareidolia, which is the psychological response to seeing faces and other significant and everyday items in random places.

The earphones that help women get pregnant: Wearable device monitors body temperature to reveal the best time to conceive

The $99 (£64) Yono device can monitor a woman's basal body temperature, or BBT, which increases slightly in the days before a woman is at her most fertile.

Could hackers target your life-saving medical device? Criminals could tamper with pumps that deliver drugs to patients, experts warn

The US Food and Drug Administration and Department of Homeland Security have warned infusion pumps which deliver drugs to patients contain 'security flaws' and can be hacked.

Mystery solved? London warship exploded in 1665 because sailors were recycling artillery cartridges, expert claims

A dive to the Stuart period wreckage, located two miles from Southend-on-Sea in Essex, will take place next week with the aim of retrieving a wooden gun carriage.

Long in the face? No, horses share facial expressions with humans and are more animated than chimps and dogs

University of Sussex researchers used an Equine Facial Action Coding System to identify different individual facial expressions on the basis of underlying muscle movement.

A JEAN-ius idea? Now you can charge your phone in your pocket - but only if it's smaller than the iPhone 6

The new design called #Hellojean by LA-based Joe's Jeans, has a dedicated hidden pocket for a battery pack (pictured) as well as another one for an iPhone 5 or 5S.

Space telescope catches the moon crossing the Earth from the 'dark side'

The images which make up this animation were taken between 3:50 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. EDT on July 16, showing the moon moving over the Pacific Ocean near North America. The North Pole is in the upper left corner of the image, reflecting the orbital tilt of Earth from the vantage point of the DSCOVR spacecraft. The same side of the moon always faces an earthbound observer because the moon is tidally locked to Earth. That means its orbital period is the same as its rotation around its axis.

Is our universe FAKE? Physicists claim we could all be the playthings of an advanced civilisation

That's the radical theory put forward by a number of scientists, who claim there is a possibility that our world is merely a computer simulation - and there may be evidence of this if we know where to look.

Time to reconsider your friends? Facebook patent suggests lenders could check your social connections to decide on whether to approve a loan

The patent granted by the US Patent and Trade Office means that credit ratings of friends could come into play when assessing the reliability of an individual to repay a loan.

Scientists solve mystery of why balancing rocks in California weren't knocked over by massive earthquakes and stayed stacked on top of each other 

The new study of rocks less than 10km from the San Andreas and San Jacinto fault lines which have been there for thousands of years could be key to earthquake planning strategy.

Mystery of the Jewish message found hidden in a secret chamber: 2,000-year-old Aramaic and Hebrew graffiti drawn with soot and mud leaves experts baffled

A hidden chamber used for ritual bathing in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago was uncovered under the construction site of a new nursery school in the city. The walls were covered in inscriptions.

Humans are making fish swim faster: Intensive fishing triggers evolution in minnows to escape trawler nets

Fitter fish are better at avoiding nets, scientists at the University of Glasgow have found. Over time the removal of slow fish could change the makeup of descendant populations that avoid capture.

Are you being tracked using your smartphone's BATTERY LIFE? Information harvested to make websites energy-efficient can identify web users

French and Belgium security researchers have discovered battery life information can be used to track people's activity online, but only for short bursts of time.

The $400,000 Rolls Royce with a smart stereo to drown out the sound of the outside world

Rolls Royce Wraith has smart stereo to drown out outside sounds

The Rolls Royce Wraith boasts an 18 channel stereo system, and microphones that can monitor outside noises to help block them. It has two highly powerful bass speakers, seven tweeters and seven mid range speakers. Two 'exciter' speakers are hand-fitted in the car's headlining to bring the sound to the listener at ear-level.


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The world's first 'unstealable bike' goes into production: Chilean engineers create radical bicycle with a self-locking frame

Unstealable Yerka bike designed in Chile goes into production with self-locking frame

The design, called the Yerka, looks like most bikes on an average street, but the bottom tube of the frame can be split into two parts and wrapped around a pole. According its creators, the frame can be dismantled and reconnected to make a lock in just 10 seconds. Once the bike's seat tube forms a lock around a pole, the only way to steal the bike would be to saw through it, destroying it in the process. It also feature anti-theft screws, which require a special key to open them (top right).

Apple stock plummets for a fifth straight day, wiping out $113billion of its value, as the company struggles to meet raised expectations

Apple is slumping as the usually high-flying tech stock struggles with the burden of raised expectations with its stock dropping for the fifth straight day on Tuesday.

Take a journey inside the brain: Stunning 3D map reveals tiny connections between cells in unprecedented detail

Harvard University researchers hope the map could be used to identify unusual connections between brain cells that could shed light on disorders such as bipolar and depression.

Why have one gold watch when you can have TWO? $112,000 timepiece comes with an Apple Watch on the back of the strap

The bizarre double-watch, dubbed the Skyview Pinnacle, is the creation of California-based boutique watchmaker, Nico Gerard, and took six months to create.

Would YOU have sex with a robot? Intimate relationships with machines will be the norm in 50 years, claims expert

Dr Helen Driscoll from the University of Sunderland has claimed that in 50 years sex with robots will become the norm and physical relationships might be viewed as primitive.

Man updates his PC to Windows 10 ... only for his wife to find his entire PORN collection has been transformed into a slideshow on repeat

The story was posted on Reddit by user FalloutBoS so others would not repeat the fatal mistake. Images saved from the 'My Pictures' folder are automatically made into a slideshow screensaver.

How earthworms stomach their dirty diet: Chemical in their gut allows them to eat even most poisonous fallen leaves

A chemical in Earthworms' guts called drilodefensins helps them break down a poison contained in fallen leaves called Polyphenols, which allows them to clear the countryside of leaves in Autumn.

What do Corn Flakes and masturbation have in common? Mr Kellogg believed sexual desires caused disease and invented the plain cereal to stop self-pleasuring

Corn Flakes were invented by John Harvey Kellogg in the 19th century. Mr Kellogg created the plain cereal to prevent people masturbating - which he believed caused 39 illnesses including acne.

Our sun's fate pictured: Dying star known as the Southern Owl Nebula is captured glowing in its death throes

Dying star known as Southern Owl Nebula is captured glowing in its death throes

The Southern Owl Nebula (pictured) is almost four light years across and is located in the constellation of Hydra, and its informal name relates to a similar object in the skies of the northern hemisphere known as the Owl Nebula. Nebulae like this are formed when an ageing star ejects gas far into space around them, but fade as the gas moves outward and the dying star in the centre fades. The image was captured by the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Very Large Telescope (pictured, inset) in Chile.

Apple users hit by double security warning as first Mac malware that can install 'adware' spotted

Apple iMac Retina.
The 5K display on Apple?s iMac makes us melt ? and now there?s a more affordable version of the 27-inch bad boy. £1,599,

Mac users have been warned of the first worm that can automatically download 'adware' to their machines - although Apple has already blocked it.

Is this why women wear their coats in the office? Air conditioning temperatures are based on the preferences of a middle-aged male

Researchers from Maastricht University in the Netherlands say that women prefer warmer working temperatures, favouring a room of 25C (77F) compared with 22C (72F) for men.

Could these futuristic lighthouses prevent another Costa Concordia? Designs include Batman beam and a 'silent compass'

The winners of a competition intended to commemorate the Costa Concordia tragedy and design a new lighthouse concept for the spot where vessel sunk near Italy, have been announced.

The future of picnicking has arrived: The space age backpack that contains a table, cup holders and USB hubs

Against a backdrop of grey skyscrapers and hard pavements, Atelier Teratoma say the tradition of picnicking and the kit we use for it need updating to match an urban destination.

Could 'supercharged genes' be used by terrorists? Technique to genetically modify insects could spread lethal diseases

A geneticist from Tel Aviv University has warned that a new technique to spread 'supercharged' genes in insects could be used for evil as well as good, to eliminate mosquito-borne illnesses such as Malaria.

Mystery of 'virgin' shark birth: Female predator did mate... but stored a male's sperm for an astonishing 45 months

Biologists at the California Academy of Sciences and University of Texas Austin believe the brownbanded bamboo shark may store sperm to help produce young despite its solitary lifestyle.

2,200-year-old termite mound discovered: Feat of insect engineering may have only been abandoned decades ago, claim scientists

The discovery in the Miombo woodland area of central Africa, suggests that nature's engineers use the same mound for hundreds if not over one thousand years.

'Spiderman of mobile cases' defies gravity to sit on table edges, stick to windows and turn your phone into a hands-free mirror

'Spiderman of mobile cases' defies gravity to sit on table edges, stick to windows and

The Italian-designed ExtraVerso mobile phone cover clings to all flat and non-porous surfaces such as glass, (pictured left) mirrors, tiles, computer screens, whiteboards, polished plastic and steel. Made from an innovative material that sticks to flat or glassy surfaces, the suction mobile phone case isn't sticky at all to hands and doesn't attract dust. It could make using a phone's GPS features in the car easier (top right) or as a portable TV that can be mounted on the wall (bottom right).

Bonobos speak like HUMAN BABIES: Apes use high-pitched 'peeps' just like infants learning to talk

Primatologists at the University of Birmingham say the sounds produced by bonobos (pictured) and human babies could shed light on the evolution of speech in early human species.

Is Microsoft reading YOUR emails? Windows 10 may threaten your privacy, watchdogs warn

The move has angered watchdogs, such as European Digital Rights which says it is 'bad news for privacy,' but Microsoft says it does not collect data without users' consent.

The electric bicycle for CHEATS: 'Stealth' ebike boasts a concealed motor and disguises the battery as a water bottle

Vacuum cleaner company Gtech, which is based in Worcestershire, has hidden a motor in the frame of its new eBike, giving it a top speed of 15mph and a range of 30 miles on one charge.

Apple's Siri set to transcribe messages so iPhone users never have to listen to another voicemail 


Apple is developing a voicemail service using its Siri smart assistant, it has been claimed. It will use the firm's iCloud service, and simply display the text on screen.

Is Apple Music playing YOU the wrong tunes? Users complain streaming service is giving them different versions of tracks

Apple Music (pictured) is designed to let users stream music from a library but people have complained it's unable to distinguish between single, live and acoustic versions of a song.

Could we use drones to explore the moon's extinct volcanoes? Nasa is building robotic craft to fly into lunar lava tubes

Engineers at Nasa's Kennedy Space Centre in Florida are developing Extreme Access Flyers to prospect the lunar surface for minerals and explore the network of lava tubes beneath the surface.

Elon Musk reveals Tesla model S cars will soon be able to automatically parallel park and drive themselves on the highway

The autosteer technology means drivers will not have to control the wheel, acceleration and braking when the car is on a the highway. But roll out of the features has been delayed due to technical issues.

My wife volunteered for a one-way mission to Mars: Husband whose other half signed up for Mars One comes to grips with never seeing her again 

Jason Stanford refers to himself as an 'astronaut wife', because his actual wife and stepmother to their two sons, Sonia Van Meter, 36, was one of the people chosen for the Mars One Project.

iPhone owners really DO blindly love anything Apple do! Fans are tricked into thinking Android is the new iOS9... and instantly rave about how it beats everything before it

iPhone fans tricked into thinking Android is the new iOS9

A group of Dutch pranksters (pictured left) put Apple fans to the test by installing Android on an iPhone then attempting to convince them (top and bottom right) it was iOS9 - the company's highly anticipated new operating system. But as the hilarious video shows, fans of the pioneering company may have simply lost their sense of objectivity after being blinded by their loyalty.

Now THAT'S a smart watch: Braille timepiece lets blind people read text messages and e-books using 'active dots'

Engineers in South Korea have designed what they claim is the first Braille smartwatch for blind people that can tell the time, alert them to text messages and be used as an e-reader.

Marines claim $3.5bn F-35B fighter jet is finally ready for service even though it was outperformed by a 40 year old F-16 and lacks the software to fire its own cannons

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The declaration means that the squadron of 10 F-35Bs stationed with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 in Yuma, Ariz., are 'ready for worldwide deployment,' the Marine Corps said in a statement.

Will the iCar be made by BMW? Rumours suggest Apple's fabled vehicle could be based on the electric i3 model

Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, reportedly visited BMW's Leipzig factory to inspect the manufacturing of the i3 (pictured), which the Apple car could be based upon.

Journey to Mars' Atlantis: Stunning animation of the red planet's terrain reveals some of the strangest geology ever found in our solar system 

The animation, created using data from Mars Express, transports you across a series of light-coloured small and flat peaks distributed across a nearly circular lowland plain in chaotic pattern.

New hair layer discovered: Mysterious component may give hair strength and could lead to better shampoos

Scientists at the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Source discovered a previously unknown layer in strands of hair between the pigmented cortex and the outer cutical layer, shown in the image above.

Every car needs windows: Microsoft buys into Uber as funding values firm at $51 BILION

Online taxi-hailing company Uber Technologies has closed a new round of funding that values the company at close to $51 billion, with Microsoft as a major investor.

The app that stops your dogs getting FAT: DogSync keeps track of your canine's meals and even when he goes to the toilet

DogSync allows you to receive notifications when your dog is fed or taken for a walk. The app is free and available to download from the iOS App Store, and an Android version coming soon.

Finally, the future is here - sort of: Lexus build a real working hoverboard (but it will only run on special tracks and is almost impossible to ride)

Lexus shows off hoverboard but admits it will only run on special tracks

The hoverboard (shown in use in the image on the left) works using a combination of superconductors, magnets and liquid nitrogen - but will only run on a magnetic track. For the videos, Lexus hid the magnetic track to make it look like a skatepark (shown top right). The hoverboard is constructed from an insulated core, containing high temperature superconducting blocks. Unlike the hoverboard used by Michael J Fox in Back to the Future II, however, the Lexus hoverboard was even shown working over water after the company hid a magnetic rail beneath a small pond in the skate park.

Star discovered with THREE Super-Earths, and one is the closest rocky planet ever found outside our solar system

HD219134b is also the closest transiting planet known to scientists at 21 light years away. This offers a rare opportunity to study its composition and atmosphere against the backdrop of its star.

Shocking map shows how Chinese hackers have breached American cyber-security more than 600 times to steal secrets in the past five years


Chinese hackers stealing American secrets is a problem much worse than originally thought, according to a new map plotting their attacks against the U.S. in the past five years.

Take a journey inside the brain: Stunning 3D map reveals tiny connections between cells in unprecedented detail

Harvard University researchers hope the map could be used to identify unusual connections between brain cells that could shed light on disorders such as bipolar and depression.

Bronze Age knife discovered on beach by tourists: 3,000-year-old leather-working tool found hidden beneath the sand

Two holidaymakers with a metal detector came across the ancient artefact (pictured main from different sides) hidden beneath a stone slab while visiting Sandown Beach on the Isle of Wight.

Is the Earth's protective magnetic field about to DIE? Study finds fading forces are far older than thought

Researchers said evidence entombed in tiny crystals retrieved from the outback of western Australia indicates the magnetic field arose at least 4.2 billion years ago, much earlier than previously believed.

Satellite image shows California's 'rain debt' is now equal to an entire YEAR of rainfall

A Nasa report found California created a 20 inch (50.8 cm) 'rainfall debt' between 2012 and 2015, largely due to a lack of air currents moving inland from the Pacific Ocean.

Seahorses could be extinct in 30 years: Trade in dried wildlife souvenirs could see the marine creatures wiped out

The Devon-based charity The Seahorse Trust has launched a new campaign to target the sale of dried marine animals as holiday keepsakes to try to save the seahorse from extinction.

The biggest structure in the universe revealed: Astronomers discover mysterious ring FIVE BILLION light years across

Astronomers discover the biggest structure in the universe

A US-Hungarian team recently discovered nine gamma ray bursts that appear to be at very similar distances from us - around seven billion light years - in a circle 36° across on the sky (seen in the centre of the main image). Gamma-ray bursts (artist's impression inset) are the brightest objects in the universe, releasing as much energy in a few seconds as the sun does over its 10 billion year lifetime. Modern astrophysical models suggest that the upper size limit for cosmic structures should be no more than 1.2 billion light-years. The newly discovered ring is almost five times as large.

How far away can YOU see a candle? Raging debate is finally extinguished thanks to study that puts distance at just 1.6 miles

Astronomers at Texas A&M; University have calculated that the faintest stars visible to the human eye are the equivalent of looking at a candle just 2,576 metres (1.6 miles) away.

Caterpillar DRUGS ants to enslave them as bodyguards: Sugary snack from butterfly larvae alters brains of insects

Scientists at Kobe University in Japan have found a sugary liquid produced by the Japanese oakblue caterpillar (pictured) is drunk by ants, causing them to abandon their own colonies.

Would YOU date this man? Tinder user compiles lengthy quiz to determine if women are girlfriend material, including questions on appearance and book choices

A Reddit user shared a questionnaire she was asked to fill out by Solomon, a man she met on Tinder. Questions included how your boss would describe you and recent dating disasters.

Dawn of the ROBO-NURSE: Toyota droid can fetch and carry medication, water and even the TV remote for patients

Toyota has shown off its Human Support Robot at a nursing and welfare exhibition in Yokohama, Japan. Engineers believe it could help disabled patients and the elderly around their homes.

Would you wear clothes made from MEAT? Slaughterhouse scraps are transformed into yarn

PhD student Philipp Stossel, from the Functional Materials Laboratory in Zurich added the organic solvent, isopropyl, to a gelatine solution. He was then able to press it into thread.

Never let windows or railings ruin your holiday snaps again! Software breakthrough banishes annoying reflections and bars

Google could make your holiday snaps better by removing reflections

Scientists at Google and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed software for smartphones that can strip out reflections from pictures taken through a window (pictured on the left) or remove wire from fences and railings (illustrated on the right). It works by comparing a sequence of pictures from a short video to look for movement, allowing it to determine which parts are in the background and which are in the foreground, creating two separate images (as illustrated in the graphic top left). The technology can also remove raindrops that form on glass.

The military wants to startle protesters with NOISE: Laser gun will terrify people using screaming balls of plasma

Dubbed the Laser-Induced Plasma Effect, or LIPE, the weapon would be able to produce 130-decibels of noise in a targeted area, equal to that produced by a fighter jet.

Is the truth out there: TEN UFOs are spotted 'dancing' in the skies above Japan sparking mystery

The lights, pictured, appear to float above Osaka for a full two minutes, making their way from one side of the skyline to the other as the cameraman catches the weird phenomenon on camera.

Clear but with a chance of 2,000,000mph solar winds: Cosmic weather forecasts could make space travel safer for astronauts

Astronauts working in space could soon be able to tune into to daily forecasts of space weather much like the shipping forecast thanks to research by scientists at the University of Northumbria.

Microsoft under fire as Windows 10 users find playing Solitaire now costs $10 a year (unless you want to sit through video ads)

Microsoft under fire as Windows 10 users find Solitaire now costs $10 a year if you want it ad free

Users of Microsoft's new Windows 10 software were elated to find the firm had brought back solitaire, the famous free game - until they found it would cost $10 every year to play without ads.

Failed stars have aurora that glow a million times brighter than the northern lights and could show the way to new planets

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Failed stars host powerful aurora displays
Astronomers discover brown dwarfs behave more like planets than stars
The dim stars remain have powerful aurora

So-called failed stars, which are difficult to detect and also remain hard to classify, host powerful aurora just like Earth, researchers have found.

Back to the future? Time travel could create doppelgangers that would ultimately destroy each other, claims radical theory

Robert Nemiroff, a physicist at Michigan Technological University has worked out mathematical equations to show how this could happen if faster-than-light travel was possible.

Have scientists invented real-life adamantium? New alloy has highest melting point of any known substance at 4,126°C

Scientists at Brown University in Rhode Island have found the formula for an alloy that would melt at 4,126°C (7,460°F). They now hope to synthesise the material from hafnium, carbon and nitrogen.

Could websites block users according to their RACE? Software that checks genetic profile of users developed

Genetic Access Control was developed to look at the genetic profile held by DNA analysis firm 23andMe. It can check a user's ethnicity, gender or disease risk before they access a website.

The 'goth chicken' that has black skin, meat, bones and organs: Day-old chicks of rare breed now selling for $200 in latest craze

Ayam Cemani chicks of rare breed now selling for $200 in latest craze

The Ayam Cemani chicken has been dubbed the 'Lamborghini of poultry' and is a rarity in many countries outside of Indonesia, where they are believed to have mythical powers. The cause of the chicken's blackness is a genetic condition known as fibromelanosis which is caused by a mutation that affects how pigment-producing cells work.

Nasa's 'impossible' fuel-free thrusters DO work: German scientists confirm viability of super-fast space travel that could slash a journey to the moon down to 4 HOURS

Martin Tajmar, professor and chair for Space Systems at the Dresden University of Technology, confirmed that the EMDrive creates thrust in a vacuum and could revolutionise space travel.

Are YOU prepared for a major solar storm? World will have just 12 hours warning if the sun erupts

The British government has released its Space Weather Preparedness Strategy and warns a major solar storm could trigger power cuts and bring travel disruption as GPS networks go down.

And we needed a study to tell us this? Texting while walking makes people move more slowly

University of Bath and Texas A&M; University scientists found multi-tasking while walking and using a phone significantly affects the way a person walks.

The chemistry of TATTOOS: Video reveals why the 3,000 puncture wounds endured per minute result in a permanent inking

Rachel Feltman from the Washington Post explains exactly what is happening on the cellular level as she gets inked, including why tattoos are permanent, what the ink is made of and why they fade.

Chimps detox too! Primates binge on mineral-rich clay to purify their bodies and boost their health 

Biologists at the University of Oxford and St Andrews University have found chimps in the Budongo forest in Uganda are eating clay to supplement the minerals in their diet and neutralise toxins.

Happiness is a swing in a hammock (if you're a HAMSTER): Rodents only need to scamper about or play on a swing to boost their mood

A UK study to measure the mood of the animals found that in an 'enriched environment' - with extra bedding and hammocks - they displayed mental states similar to those seen in happy people.

Why smartwatches are a flop, according to Star says no one's sure why we need them - but he's launching one soon

Why smartwatches are a flop, according to

EXCLUSIVE: (pictured bottom right) told MailOnline in Madrid that he plans to launch a new smartwatch in the UK, but it's not yet known whether it will resemble his prototype 'Puls' watch (left). The popstar believes that so far, no company, including Apple (the Apple Watch is shown top right) has given us a good enough reason to rush out and wear a smartwatch on our wrist, but he thinks he's found five reasons and his new attempt is coming soon.

'Kindle' street signs go on trial in Australia: E-ink screens provide clearer parking instructions in bright sunlight


Australia's Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) embedded e-ink screens (pictured), like used in Amazon's e-reader, in signs in Sydney for 'the first time' to make life easier for motorists.

Amazon reveals plans for a drone superhighway: Firm details 'air traffic control' for UAVs in bid to speed approval

Its vision, which is in line with that of Google's, is for tracked drones to communicate their positions to a centralised computer system available to all operators, similar to aviation airspace.

Tyrannosaurus rex had teeth like a STEAK KNIFE: Serrated bite of carnivores could crush bones, analysis reveals

University of Toronto Mississauga paleontologist Kirstin Brink said fossil evidence showed that T. rex's serrated teeth could crush bone and rip through the meat of its prey.

Switching off street lights at night does NOT cause more car crashes or boost crime, study claims 

The University College London study analysed figures for 62 councils in England and Wales and found there was no rise in crime including robberies, sex attacks or burglaries.

Fatal Virgin Galactic crash was caused by 'braking error': Co-pilot unlocked the craft's feathering system too early, report finds

The National Transportation Safety Board found that co-pilot Michael Alsbury unlocked the feathering system at Mach 0.92 instead of Mach 1.4, causing brakes to be applied.

Google wants the world to go meat-free: Search giant tried to buy a veggie burger start-up for $300 MILLION

Impossible foods is working on meat and cheese alternatives made entirely from plants, and hope to unveil its Impossible Burger, made entirely from plants later this year.

How stars travel the Milky Way: Map provides the first evidence of stellar migration in our galaxy

The map, created by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey-III, found that nearly a third of the stars in our own galaxy have dramatically changed their orbits.

Ants like to look their best! Insects use 'combs' and 'brushes' to groom their antenna 

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have discovered that ants use three types of hair and bristles on their front legs to meticulously clean dirt from their antennae.

Giant gates to Goliath's home discovered: Monumental fortification belonging to the Biblical city of Philistine Gath unearthed

Goliath's gates belonging to Biblical city of Philistine Gath discovered

Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of an enormous set of gates and surrounding fortified wall (pictured) to the ancient city of Gath in the Judean Foothills, between Jerusalem and Ashkelon in central Israel. The gates to Gath are mentioned in the Bible as David flees from King Saul. Gath is also reputed to have been home to the Philistine warrior Goliath, who David killed with a stone from his sling. The city was later destroyed in 830BC in a siege.

Would you use a SPRAY-ON condom? Girlplay concept uses aerosol latex to prevent pregnancy

Michele Chu, a student at Pratt Institute in New York, has designed a spray-on condom that comes with a 'lover's kit' including a smart bra that can be unhooked using a remote control.

'Mother of all Android bugs' could infect almost a BILLION handsets through a simple message users don't even have to open

Mobile security researchers have discovered the 'mother of Android bugs' - and say it can infect your phone simply by receiving an MMS message.

How to make it rain in the DESERT: UAE fires salt rockets in attempt to seed clouds and trigger much-needed downpours

The desert nation UAE ranks among the world's 10 driest countries. Rain triggered through cloud seeding is much cheaper than desalinated water, increasing rain by 70 per cent.

The smog-eating TOWER: 'World's largest air purifier' building will suck pollutants from the skies to lock them inside jewellery

The Smog Free Tower will create a 'cube of smog' from every 1,000 cubic metres of air it cleans when it travels around the world, starting its journey in Rotterdam in The Netherlands.

Apple's iPhone 6s revealed: Leaked shots show screen of supercharged handset being released in September

The images reveal the front facade of the iPhone 6s, it is claimed. Experts say the device will look almost identical to the 6 and 6 plus on the exterior, but will have a new screen and be far faster.

Siberia's most ancient rock carvings revealed: Etchings of animals on bleak mountain plateau may be 10,000-years-old

Archaeologists found petroglyphs of horses and bison, which were discovered on volcanic rocks on the Ukok Plateau in the Altai Mountains, are thought to be the oldest in Siberia.

Were the ancient Irish the first to record an ECLIPSE? 5,000-year-old drawings in mysterious cairn depict celestial event

Were the ancient Irish the first to record an ECLIPSE?

The geometric carving (pictured left) lies on the wall of a mysterious mound known as Cairn L (exterior shown bottom right) outside Kells in County Meath, Ireland where the landscape is covered in Neolithic ruins. The image of concentric circles is thought to have been scratched into the rock on November 30, 3340BC. It may have been made by Neolithic astronomer priests who may have viewed an eclipse (stock image top right) from that location.

We are not alone, says Vatican: Pope's chief astronomer says alien life exists, but it is unlikely to have been visited by Jesus

The director of the Vatican Observatory has said he believes there may be intelligent life on other planets following Nasa's discovery of the Earth-like world Kepler-452b (pictured).

Bees vaccinate their babies using royal jelly - and the discovery could help save threatened honey bee populations

Researchers from Arizona State University, University of Helsinki, University of Jyväskylä and Norwegian University of Life Sciences discovered that queen bees vaccinate their young via a protein in the blood.

The giant algae bloom turning the Great Lakes GREEN: Scientists warn of 'severe' threat from toxic bacteria

On July 28, 2015, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured these images of algal blooms around the Great Lakes. The bloom is visible as swirls of green in western Lake Erie (top) and in Lake St. Clair (bottom).
Earlier in July, NOAA scientists predicted that the 2015 season for harmful algal blooms would be severe in western Lake Erie. The season runs through summer and peaks in September. Blooms in this basin thrive when there is an abundance of nutrients (many from agricultural runoff) and sunlight, as well as warm water temperatures.
Harmful algal blooms can affect the safety of water for recreation, as well as for consumption (as was the case in Toledo, Ohio, and southeast Michigan during a 2014 bloom). On July 30, 2015, drinking water was reported to be safe in these areas.
References and Related Reading
The Detroit News (2015, July 28) Toxic Lake Erie algae spotted but drinking water safe. Accessed July 31, 2015.
NASA Earth Observatory (2014, August 5) Algae Bloom

Researchers warn that the massive bloom on Lake Eerie and Lake St Clair is set to be 'severe', raising fears it could harm the health of holidaymakers and even cause problems for drinking water.

Taking cannabis in your teens is 'NOT linked to depression, lung cancer or asthma in later life', study reveals

Psychologists at the University of Pittsburgh were 'surprised there was no difference in health outcomes regardless of how often men used cannabis as a teenager.

Is this the first ever animal to have sex? 565-million-year-old fossil suggests organism cloned itself AND 'mated'

Researchers used high-resolution GPS, spatial statistics and modelling to examine fossils of Fractofusus from Newfoundland, Canada, to determine how they reproduced.

No more running reds! BMW's EnLighten app will let drivers know when traffic lights are due to change

The German automaker is the first to embed an app (screenshot shown) that lets drivers anticipate traffic signal changes by displaying real-time data on the dashboard.

Microsoft's Chinese 'girlfriend app' becomes huge hit: Xiaoice listens, asks how you're feeling and can even makes jokes

Xiaoice is a Chinese chatbot with a difference. She can remember details from earlier conversations, to ask how a user is feeling about a past event, such as a break up.

The curse of being 'cool': Kids who are popular at school become losers as adults, claims study

Picture shows James Dean with Natalie Wood. 

Researchers found teens who were 'cool' at school were far more likely to struggle as an adult, and were at higher risk of falling into a life of alcohol, drugs and crime. Pictured, James Dean.

World's biggest plane to launch in 2016: Designers reveal megaplane could send astronauts into orbit using a mini shuttle

The aircraft, named the Stratolaunch Carrier, is under construction at Mojave Air and Spaceport in California, and will eventually have a a wingspan of 385 feet (117 metres).

No more fumbling for keys! Now you can unlock your front door with a 'swipe and a tap' of an Apple Watch

Users of the San Francisco-designed August smart lock can now use an Apple Watch app (pictured) to lock and unlock their hi-tech front door.

Audi, Mercedes and BMW hit back at Google and Appple: Firms buy Nokia's map business in bid to beat tech firms with self driving cars and navigation


The purchase means the firms will be able to offer its own smart maps, and develop self driving cars without relying on suppliers like Google and Apple.

Could these futuristic lighthouses prevent another Costa Concordia? Designs include Batman beam and a 'silent compass'

The winners of a competition intended to commemorate the Costa Concordia tragedy and design a new lighthouse concept for the spot where vessel sunk near Italy, have been announced.

Turn your smartphone into a HOLOGRAM: Device made from an old CD case transforms your mobile into 3D projector

A simple hack converts your smartphone into a hologram projector using an old CD case and some sticky tape. The device allows you to view objects on your display apparently floating in mid-air.

Looking for the perfect gift? Then plump for something YOU like, say experts 

Giving a gift that is all about your own tastes or personality makes the receiver feel emotionally closer to you than one that reflects their tastes, a study found.

Want to boost your brain power? Try climbing trees: Childish pastimes found to improve working memories by 50% 

If crosswords are too easy and Sudoku a touch boring, why not go and climb a tree? A study found that childish pastimes such as climbing tree and running barefoot can dramatically boost memory.

What are the 'blood trails' on Saturn's moon? Experts are stumped by mysterious arch-shaped red lines on Tethys' icy surface

Cassini scientists are baffled by the presence of the red lines, with some suggesting they may be exposed ice with chemical impurities, or the result of outgassing from inside Tethys.

Scientists reveal brain interface that can control a cursor accurately enough to allow the paralysed to type and control a wheelchair

Monkeys used their brainwaves to accurately move a cursor, and the research may lead to devices such as a wheelchair that paralysed people can drive with their own brain waves.

Is this the weirdest factory in the world? Cutting-edge lab produces one million sterilised mosquitoes per attempt to combat killer disease spread by the insect

The world's largest mosquito factory is based in Guangzhou in southern China and produces around one million of the sterilised insects each week in the hope of preventing dengue fever.

Is there a jellyfish invasion on its way? Venomous Portuguese man o' war washes up on British beach

A Portuguese man o' war has been found at Portheras Cove in Cornwall. Experts have warned there may be more on the way and urged the public not to touch it.

Asteroid impact triggered sudden cooling on Earth 12,800 years ago - and may have killed off the mammoths

Geologists at the University of California Santa Barbara have pinned down the start of the Younger Dryas period of rapid cooling to 12,800 years ago.

The tiny robot that walks on WATER: Mechanical 'bug' could be used for covert surveillance

Engineers at Seoul National University in South Korea studied water striders (pictured) to develop the characteristics of their tiny robot.

Did early humans eat their CHILDREN? 100,000-year-old thigh bones unearthed in China show signs of bite marks

Archaeologists found two pieces of thigh bone (pictured) at a site close to Xuchang City in China where skull fragments of an extinct 100,000-year-old human species were previously found.

The Single White Female APP: Shryne lets you archive every text, tweet, Facebook photo and email from your ex 

The app could be said to evoke the film Single White Female in which Alison 'Allie' Jones, played by Bridget Fonda (pictured), becomes obsessed with her flatmate.

What happens to Alka-seltzer in space? Effervescent tablet fizzes furiously inside a floating bubble of water... but drinking it might be a bit of a headache

Nasa astronaut Terry Virts added an antacid tablet to a globule of water on the International Space Station to see what would happen. In low gravity it fizzed in mid-air, spitting water in all directions.

Watch the terrifying moment a great white shark RAMS a boat and almost capsizes it ... but don't worry, it's only saying 'hello'

EXCLUSIVE: A video shot in New Zealand shows a great white rocking and biting at a boat with two men on board, but an expert told MailOnline that it was not showing aggressive behavior.

Beauty science is BOGUS: Just 14% of claims made by cosmetics firms are acceptable, say researchers

Marketing experts at Valdosta State University, Georgia and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, studied how much truth lies in glossy adverts in women's magazines such as Vogue and Elle.

London to New York in just ONE HOUR: Airbus files patent for a hypersonic jet more than double the speed of Concorde

The US Patent and Trademark Office recently approved an application from Airbus for the new jet, which it says will travel at 4.5 times the speed of sound or 3,425mph (5,500km/h).

Great ball of fire! Incredible footage captures bright green meteor with an orange trail soaring across the sky over Buenos Aires

The occurence lasted for around 10 seconds and there were no reported injuries or problems as a result of its presence

A bright green fireball with an orange trail soared through the sky over Argentina last night and the incredibly rare footage was captured on camera.

Why you put sugar in your coffee - and it's NOT because you've got a sweet tooth

Scientists at the University of York found that caffeine, sugar and water interact at a molecular level to block the bitter taste that some coffee drinkers (illustrated) dislike.

Facebook's drone is ready for take off: Firm reveals giant craft with the wingspan of a 737 designed to beam the internet to Earth

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Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year of a solar-powered drone with the wingspan of a Boeing 737, the next stage of its campaign to deliver Internet service to remote parts of the world.

US military's smart rifle can be HACKED: Security researchers remotely change weapon's target and disable its scope

Security researchers Sandvik and Auger demonstrated at a West Virginia firing range how they could change the target by feeding inaccurate data to the targeting computer.

Vitamin B3 comes from SPACE: Niacin finding supports theories of extraterrestrial origin for life on Earth

Researchers at Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland showed how vitamin B3, a building block for life, can be made in space when ice is bombarded with radiation.

Why your WET DOG smells so distinctive: Canine pong contains notes of honey and almonds ... and a touch of sulphur

A Bournemouth-based chemistry teacher explains bacteria and yeast dwelling in dog hair are mostly responsible for the nasty odour.

Is the OnePlus 2 an iPhone killer? £239 smartphone boasts a powerful camera and high res screen for half the cost of Apple's handset

Made by a Chinese start-up, the 5.5-inch model witha 13 megapixel camera is the follow-up to last year's popular OnePlus One.

From Occota to Haulani: Nasa renames the features of Ceres after gods and reveals its dramatic terrain in stunning new maps

Some of these craters and other features now have official names, inspired by spirits and deities relating to agriculture from a variety of cultures, such as Haulani, after the Hawaiian plant goddess.

So much for human kindness! Friendly hitchhiking robot is found DECAPITATED in Philadelphia just 300 miles into its attempt to cross the country

HitchBOT was found damaged beyond repair in Philly, ending its journey across the globe. The humanoid robot, which relied on the kindness of strangers, had only been in the US for two weeks.

Windows 10 security alert as new 'feature' automatically share wifi passwords with ALL Outlook, Skype and Facebook contacts who also have the software


The feature is designed to easily let people share wifi passwords with friends, but security experts describe it as 'an accident waiting to happen'.

Monstrous GIANT SQUID caught on camera: Russian fishermen desperately try to save their catch from terror of the deep

The squid can be seen feasting on a fish as it is hauled out of the ocean onto a fishing vessel while Russian sailors try to prod it with a long pole from the side of the boat to try to save their catch.

End of the world is not nigh after all (it's been pushed back till 2100): Scientists use computer model to predict how quickly resources will run out

A doom-laden US study in 1972 predicted that the earth would run out of food and resources, becoming uninhabitable by around 2050. British scientists now claim we have a little more time.

Dolphin species work together to BABYSIT: Bottlenose and Atlantic spotted mammals team up to chase away intruders

Atlantic spotted dolphins and bottlenose dolphins were studied by The Wild Dolphin Project in The Bahamas over the space of 30 years, providing insight into how the species rely on each other.

67P up close: Stunning images taken by Philae lander reveal what the comet looks like from just 30ft away

The images document the probe's fall, and could even reveal where it finally took up residence after a bumpy landing last November (comet from nin metres away pictured)

The mysterious Chinese house of horrors: Researchers find almost 100 deformed dead bodies stacked in ancient home 

The 5,000-year-old house found in China was about 14 by 15 feet in size.

The home includes the bodies of juveniles, young adults and middle-age adults - all crammed into a house measuring just 20 square metres.

The PINK planet: Hi-res satellite that could dramatically improve forecasting reveals its first image of Earth (and of course it shows storm clouds over Britain)


Today, the Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager instrument on MSG-4 captured its first image of Earth. This demonstrates that Europe?s latest geostationary weather satellite, launched on 15 July, is performing well and is on its way to becoming fully operational when needed after six months of commissioning.

ESA was responsible for the initial operations after launch (the so-called launch and early orbit phase) of MSG-4 and handed over the satellite to EUMETSAT on 26 July.

The first image is a joint achievement by ESA, EUMETSAT and European space industry. For its mandatory programmes, EUMETSAT relies on ESA to develop new satellites and procure the recurrent satellites like MSG-4. This cooperation model has made Europe a world leader in satellite meteorology by making best use of the two agencies? expertise.

The MSG-4 satellite, which was launched on July 15 from French Guiana, will send back images of the Earth's surface and atmosphere in 12 different wavelengths once every 15 minutes when operational.

Formula One for DRONES: Aircraft dodge obstacles and crash into each other while tackling a fiendishly difficult racecourse

The flying machines were controlled by competitors wearing goggles with video links at a difficult course at Drinkwater Park in the north Manchester suburb of Prestwich.

Return of the FLIP PHONE: LG unveils budget 90s-style mobile with a small screen and a 3MP camera

The LG Gentle handset (pictured) has a 3.2-inch colour touch screen and will launch in South Korea, but there's no news whether the smartphone will come to the UK or US.

Life on Earth began with 'hiccups': Reproduction started slowly in primordial soup rather than with a bang

Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York used computer models to simulate how strands of molecules like RNA may have first emerged on the early Earth (illustrated).

Are Apple's earpods going wireless? Patent suggests fitness-friendly rubbery earbuds are designed to stay in while running

The patent awarded by the US Patent and Trademark Office shows a design for earbuds with a bendy rubber outside part that's designed to mould to a user's ear so the buds don't fall out easily.

Exam results are down to your GENES: DNA plays a bigger part in success than school and home life combined

Scientists from King's College London analysed genetic data from 12,500 identical and non-identical twins to assess the importance of genetic factors in academic achievement.

Is this the most audacious expenses claim ever? Buzz Aldrin reveals how he put in for $33 for his trip to the moon and had to fill in a customs form when he got back

Famed astronaut Buzz Aldrin shared a few fascinating pieces of Apollo 11 memorabilia on social media. One of the photos shows his travel voucher where he billed NASA $33.31.

China wants to reinvent the internet: Superpower aims to run part of the net on its own terms and police social media

A report suggests China wants to exert influence over every part of the tech industry and web in china, from social media to semi-conductors.

The African golden jackal is a WOLF: First new canid species to be found in 150 years was hiding in plain sight, say scientists

Genetic analysis by the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Washington has found golden jackals of Africa and Eurasia are two distantly related species.

The four legged SNAKE: Fossil find reveals serpents evolved from burrowing lizards

The discovery of a four-legged fossil of a snake hints that this suborder may have evolved from burrowing, rather than marine, ancestors. The unique four-legged specimen, found in Brazil's Crato Formation, provides us with more insight into how these creatures transitioned into the sleek, slithering reptiles that we are familiar with - and often fearful of - today. By analyzing both the genetics and the morphological features of this species compared to other known snake species, and giving different weight to each factor in four separate analyses, the authors determined that the four-legged creature is in fact an ancestor of modern-day snakes. The newly discovered species Tetrapodophis amplectus, which lived during the Early Cretaceous 146 to 100 million years ago, maintains many classic snake features, such as a short snout, long braincase, elongated body, scales, fanged teeth and a flexible jaw to swallow large prey. It also maintains the typical vertebrae structure seen in modern-

The first known fossil of a four-legged snake has been discovered by scientists who believe it may help unravel the mystery of how serpents lost their legs.

Israeli top secret missile launcher disguised as a TANK finally declassified after 30 years of rumors and secret missions

An Israeli soldier gestures in front of a Merkava tank at an army deployment area near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip, on July 12, 2014. Israel pounded Gaza for a fifth day with air strikes and artillery, killing 22 Palestinians as Hamas defiantly kept up its rocket fire into the Jewish state.   AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ        (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

The front of the vehicle is fitted with a fake cannon so it looks like a standard main battle tank, with 12 Spike anti-tank missiles hidden at its rear.

Were Aborigines the first AMERICANS? Native tribes in the Amazon found to be most closely related to indigenous Australians

A study by geneticists at Harvard Medical School has found three native tribes in the Amazon who share more DNA with Aborigines from Australasia than any other modern population.

Is the Amazon rainforest MAN-MADE? At least 8 MILLION humans may have lived and farmed the basin at its peak, study claims

Scientists in Brazil have uncovered evidence that between eight and 50 million people lived around the Amazon river by 1492 and farmed extensively in the region, shown in the map pictured.

'We've got a 1% chance of making contact': Head of $100m hunt for alien life backed by Professor Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner reveals its chances 

EXCLUSIVE: Peter Worden (pictured), the ex-head of Nasa's Ames Research Center, said the team made the calculation 'as we were waiting for the press conference announcing this to start'.

Would YOU wear the 'Knightrider' helmet? Smart headgear flashes to make you visible and calls for help when you're in trouble

The Livall helmet, made by China-based start-up Livall Riding, is crammed full of technology that helps the rider stay safe while cycling, as well as providing access to music and calls.

What's next for New Horizons? Probe may be first to venture into icy Kuiper Belt surrounding our solar system after historic Pluto mission

Nasa is to consider sending the New Horizons probe to one of two frozen objects in the ring of debris orbiting four billion miles from the sun. The spacecraft has power to last 20 more years.

Pictures this good only come round once in a blue moon: Glorious images of second full moon in a month which won't happen again until 2018 

Stargazers gathered around the world and at the legendary Glastonbury Tor (pictured) to watch the rare astronomical phenomenon, when a full moon occurs twice within one calendar month.

A tale of two coasts: Stunning Nasa satellite animation reveals record rainfall on the east side of the US while the west scorches

From the Rockies westward, rainfall has been much sparser over the last six months, meanwhile California and the southwest received little relief from their punishing drought.

Footprint of a billion-year-old volcano revealed: Satellite images show the bizarre perfect circles left by ancient lava flows in South Africa

Seen from space, the concentric rings of hills and valleys in South Africa's Pilanesberg National Park make a near perfect circle, with different rings made up of different types of volcanic rock.

The Weyl fermion is finally discovered: Massless particle first theorised in 1929 could pave way for next-generation quantum computing

Researchers in Princeton have discovered a new particle that can act as matter and antimatter simultaneously, and could one day help to build a more stable quantum computer.

The 4x4 of mobile phones: Caterpillar's S40 rugged handset is made to withstand sun, water, dust, and shocks

The S40 is water, dust and shock-proof, boasts a large capacity battery and has glove-on and wet-finger tracking technology. The Caterpillar S40 will go on sale tomorrow for £399.99 (€429).

The future of shipping? Seafaring Mayflower drone will use renewable energy to sail across the Atlantic Ocean in 2020

Plymouth University has announced plans to build the Mayflower Autonomous Research Ship, which it hopes will pave the way for the future of autonomous shipping.

The moment a 'UFO overtakes' Virgin Atlantic jumbo jet during take-off from New York JFK Airport

This is the moment a plane enthusiast captured a UFO overtaking a flight during take-off from New York JFK airport. The peculiar object has led to speculation that it may be an extraterrestrial craft.

Taxi for Genet! Researchers capture video of wild cat-like creature riding on the back of a RHINO - and say he often travels by buffalo as well

The amazing incident took place at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park in South Africa, and experts say the creature may be using the animal to avoid predators - or just catch a lift.