The desert rave where anything (and everything) goes: From half-naked angels to sideshow freaks, here are the craziest costumes from Burning Man 2015

Burning Man 2015's craziest costumes from naked angels to sideshow freaks

It's the annual festival of art, music and everything else, but there's no denying that Burning Man has become best known for the months of effort that 'burners' put into their outlandish outfits. Part-Mad Max, part-Gay Pride psychedelia, with some sideshow craziness and techno ravers mixed in - there was no limit to the realization of his year's theme, Carnival of Mirrors, among the estimated 70,000 that made the pilgrimage to Nevada's Black Rock Desert. Some took the theme literally (bottom right), while others looked to the sun and sand of the desert for inspiration (left and center). The event dates back to 1986 and is based on principles of community, inclusion, creatively and ant-consumerism, and the fashions of those in attendance both embody and reflect this.

'It's very disturbing': NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton condemns the treatment of black tennis star James Blake who was slammed to the ground by five white cops who thought he was a thief

NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton condemns the treatment of James Blake

Blake, 35, was waiting for a car to pick him up outside his Manhattan hotel when he was tackled by a cop who mistook him for a suspect in an identity theft case. Bratton said that Blake 'has a right to be upset'. 'The nature of what he described is not what we do; it's not what we're supposed to do,' Bratton told NY1 Wednesday night. Addressing press outside the Grand Hyatt in Midtown - where the incident occurred - Blake said he expects an apology from the police over what happened earlier in the day. The department is now investigating. One of the officers involved is now on restricted duties.

Al-Qaeda encourages lone wolf attacks against U.S. super-rich including Bill Gates and Warren Buffet as it publishes a 'kill list' on anniversary of September 11 

NEW Al-Qaeda published a 'kill list' of American economic leaders in propaganda magazine Inspire, encouraging a series of lone-wolf attacks on the 14th anniversary of September 11.

Cincinnati Police Chief sacked after taking selfie at funeral of fellow officer, using his position to get sporting tickets and bullying his staff

Jeffrey Blackwell was alleged to have berated staff in public, broken departmental rules and treated some staff members so poorly they required treatment for anxiety and stress.

An apple a day keeps ageing at bay because chemical in the peel prevents muscle wasting, new research finds 

Chemicals found in the peel of apples and green tomatoes can turn elderly people's muscles into those of a young adult after just two months of treatment, said scientists from the University of Iowa.

'You sad, attention grabbing, power-hungry little man': Michael Stipe becomes latest star to get into a war of words with Trump after singer hits out at use of REM song at Iran rally 

REM lead singer Michael Stipe slams Donald Trump for using their song at Iran rally

REM lead singer Michael Stipe (left) tore into the controversial Republican candidate (right) on Twitter, for using one of the U.S. rock band's most loved hits at a rally campaigning against the Iran nuclear deal. The singer's tweet (inset) accused the presidential hopeful of being an 'attention grabbing, power-hungry little man', but the band's official response, released on Facebook, was somewhat toned down.

Sarah Palin says Obama sees nuke deal from 'world full of sprinkly fairy dust blown from atop a unicorn' as she hammers him for viewing Iran through 'pink kaleidoscope'

The former Akaska guv blasted the president for living in a fantasy world on the controversial Iran deal, while saying a President Donald Trump could bring Republicans and Democrats together.

Donald Trump TROLLS Jeb again - 'Man did JEB throw his brother under the bus last night' Trump tweeted when Bush said W. allowed Republicans to spend too much

'Man did JEB throw his brother under the bus last night on Colbert,' tweeted Donald Trump today, as the current GOP front-runner continues to troll the former GOP front-runner.

There are now 50 people scanning Hillary's emails for classified secrets, State Department reveals

State Department officials have plans to move about 50 workers into temporary jobs to bolster the office, which is grappling with a vast backlog of other requests for information to be declassified.

Man who set up Hillary's secret email server will be offered 'immunity' deal after saying he would take the Fifth Amendment

The Hillary Clinton aide who set up a private email server in her home may testify in the Senate this fall about the practice in exchange for legal immunity.

Broadway actors were called a 'n****r and f****t' by New York taxi driver - and were then ARRESTED when they demanded he let them out

Broadway actors Christina Sajous and Ethan Paulini abused by taxi driver were arrested

Actors Christina Sajous and Ethan Paulini are suing cabbie Gregory Adolph and four New York cops, after a nightmare journey allegedly saw them verbally abused before being arrested. The pair claim the driver called them a 'n*****' and a f*****', and continue that when they insisted on getting out he told four police officers they had dodged the fare to have them arrested.

Thousands evacuated and hundreds of homes destroyed after a tropical storm causes a river to burst its banks in Japan, flushing radiation water from Fukushima into the sea

An aerial view shows residential areas flooded by the Kinugawa river (top), caused by typhoon Etau in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo September 10, 2015. Japan's weather agency extended its emergency warnings from the Tochigi Prefecture to Ibaraki, after severe rainfall caused floods and landslides on Thursday in eastern Japan, according to local media.  Mandatory credit REUTERS/KyodoATTENTION EDITORS - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. MANDATORY CREDIT. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN.

Dramatic footage shows a tsunami-like wall of muddy water gushing from the swollen Kinugawa river in Joso, about 30 miles northeast of Japan's capital, which is home to around 65,000 people.

'Domestic terrorism': $20,000 reward is offered in hunt for serial sniper who has been taking pot-shots at vehicles on Arizona freeway for TEN DAYS

The shootings started on August 29, when a 13-year-old girl travelling in an SUV on Interstate 10 near Phoenix was injured. The latest incident was on Wednesday, when a truck was hit.

California lawmakers approve right-to-die legislation in move that would allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives

The California State Assembly backed the controversial legislation following the death of Brittany Maynard, 29, who moved from her home state to Oregon to legally end her life last year.

The fake wedding photos set up by a father and daughter duo who 'charged $50,000 to Chinese clients' as part of high-end U.S. Green Card scheme that netted them $3.5m

Sham wedding photos set up by a father and daughter in US Green Card scheme

The pair would rope in U.S. citizens desperate for money - from gay men to homeless people - and pay them up to $10,000 each to pose as faux partners. The elaborate marriage fraud scheme that has netted organizer Jason Shiao, 65, and his daughter Lynn Leung, 43, about $3.5 million since 2006, authorities say. The pair are accused of processing more than 70 fraudulent immigration applications over the last 10 years, making the faux couples pose up for fake wedding photos and even honeymoon happy snaps. Their arrests followed a three-year investigation and a raid on an office building in Pasadena, which investigators say Shiao and his daughter used as the base of their alleged operation.

Sam Champion's morning show cancelled as Weather Channel pulls back on original programming

Sam Champion, who worked for 25 years at ABC before leaving the network for his own show on The Weather Channel in late 2013, has lost his morning newscast.

The NFL is BACK! Get ready for the glitz, glamor... and the hard hits: New England Patriots kick off new season against the Steelers as road to Super Bowl 50 begins


A new season of American football is almost upon us with the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots kicking off proceedings against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night.

The tangled marriages of Kentucky's anti-gay marriage martyr: Court clerk Kim Davis conceived twins in adulterous affair with lover she branded violent

Court documents show the complex personal life of Kim Davis, the KY county clerk who refuses to issue gay marriage licenses. She had twins after an affair which began during her second marriage.

Ashley Madison 'tried to keep 70,000 fake profiles - or fembots - secret from their users' in a bid to entice new members into paying for credits

According to company emails and documents , around 80 per cent of new members' purchases were with bots - but the company has been accused of trying to hide their existence.

For sale, two ISIS hostages: Jihadis release ransom posters for Norwegian and Chinese captives - complete with telegram numbers for 'whoever would like to pay'

ISIS release ransom posters for Norwegian and Chinese captives

The terror group identifies the Norwegian man as Ole Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad (left), 48, from Oslo, and the Chinese man as Fan Jinghui (right), 50, a freelance consultant from Beijing. The magazine lists a telegram number for 'whoever would like to pay the ransom for his release and transfer.' ISIS, which controls large parts of Iraq and Syria, has killed several captives in gruesome videos released online including British aid worker Alan Henning. Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, at a news conference in Oslo on Wednesday, confirmed that one of the hostages was a Norwegian man in his 40s being held in Syria.

Free pass to Sweden: Denmark says it won't stop migrants travelling through the country after U-turn on closed borders

The announcement comes after police were forced to close road and rail links with Germany to prevent thousands of refugees from trying to reach their preferred destination of Sweden.

Just what IS Russia sending to Syria? Moscow admits delivering 'military supplies' to Assad - but dodges claims that Putin is deploying extra ground troops

NEW Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov once again confirmed that Russia has military personnel in Syria, but shed no light on what the U.S. and NATO fear is a Russian military build-up at a Syrian airfield.

'IKEA can't keep up with the demand': German shops runs out of beds for refugees as officials scramble to find shelter after 37,000 arrive in just one week

Refugees sleep amongst donations at the train station in Flensburg, northern Germany on September 10, 2015. Train transport has resumed after Danish train operator DSB cancelled all rail services to and from Germany as hundreds of migrants refused to disembark from trains arriving from Denmark's southern neighbour, demanding to be let continue onto Sweden instead.  AFP PHOTO / DPA / CHRISTIAN CHARISIUS +++ GERMANY OUT +++CHRISTIAN CHARISIUS/AFP/Getty Images

In Munich, where many refugees pass through on their way to their final destination, IKEA has run out of beds as the local government has bought up the entire stock to house the new arrivals.

Migrants crawl through Hungary's barbed wire border fence as police capture a record 3,321 in one day alone

Migrants breach the razor wire border fence at night near Roszke, Hungary. They are trying this route to avoid being processed by police. 09 September 2015.

Leaders of the United Nations refugee agency warned that Hungary faces a bigger wave of asylum seekers through its border with Serbia and will need international help to provide shelter.

Star Wars stuntwoman fights for her life after horror crash while filming high-speed motorbike chase in South Africa

Star Wars stuntwoman Olivia Jackson hospitalised filming Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Olivia Jackson was shooting a high-speed motorcycle chase when she crashed into a metal camera arm. The 32-year-old has been in an induced coma since Saturday after suffering serious head injuries and a punctured lung. She was not believed to be wearing protective headgear while filming the scene for sci-fi movie Resident Evil: The Final Chapter in Johannesburg, South Africa. The South African-born stuntwoman has also featured as a double for Karen Gillan in Guardians of the Galaxy (bottom right).

Pro-surfer who holds the record for riding the world's largest wave breaks his neck in four places after an accident out at sea

Shawn Dollar, famous surfer, has broken his neck in four places while riding waves in Cali on Monday.

Shawn Dollar, 34, a married father-of-two from Santa Cruz, California, was reportedly surfing 25ft waves off Big Sur on Monday when he fell, fracturing his neck in four places.

'Genetic modification of embryos is essential': Report claims editing genomes holds huge potential and shouldn't be feared

The group of international experts, based out of John Hopkins University in Baltimore, met in Manchester last week to discuss the technology.

Would YOU have your eggs counted? Number of women having test soars by 200% in a year as careers and relationship worries delay motherhood 

EXC: Egg counting was relatively unknown five years ago, but is now 'exploding' in popularity, it is claimed. And the average age of women having the test has fallen from 37 five years ago to 33 today.

Colorado husband accused of murdering his wife for $4.5m life insurance 'stole a $30k diamond from her wedding ring before pushing her off 140ft high cliff'

Colorado husband accused of murdering his wife for $4.5m life insurance

Harold Henthorn (right) is on trail for murdering his second wife Toni (pictured with Henthorn, left) for her life insurance, and making it look like an accident. He is accused of pushing her off a 140ft high cliff in the Rocky Mountains in 2012. Investigators also claim he stole a $30k diamond from her wedding ring before pushing her from the cliff. His first wife, Sandra Lynn Henthorn, also died under suspicious circumstances, prosecutors say, when she was crushed by a car in 1995.

Is the 'curse of motherhood' behind showbiz's biggest splits? How Kourtney and Scott and Sienna and Tom's relationships crumbled after starting a family 

Sienna Miller, 33, split from Tom Sturridge, 29, just three years after giving birth to their daughter Marlowe. Miranda Kerr and Kourtney Kardashian also broke up with the father's of their babies.

New York to add a warning to menus if more than the recommended daily limit of 2,300 milligrams of salt is in food

The city Board of Health voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve a groundbreaking rule that will slap a black-and-white salt-shaker emblem on chain-eatery dishes in New York city.

Baby raced to hospital almost four times over the driving limit after her mom mixed formula with vodka instead of water

The one-month-old baby girl was rushed to the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin after drinking the formula, which the mother had accidentally mixed with the strong liquor.

Border Patrol agents find undocumented woman, 23, stuffed in hidden compartment under child seat in back of car at Mexico crossing

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa border crossing stopped a 1995 Honda Civic sedan Friday morning, finding a Mexican woman under the back seat.

Apple fans show their bewilderment at the huge new iPad and $100 pencil with series of hilarious memes

Apple iPad Pro and Pencil sees fans create hilarious memes

Apple has unveiled a string of new products - including new iPhones, a 'monster' iPad, a $100 pencil and an upgraded version of their TV box. And after CEO Tim Cook presented the devices at a special event in San Francisco, fans immediately expressed their opinions online. Many did it through memes, and most reacted to the new, gigantic iPad Pro - which has a 12.9inch screen. It has four speakers, and is 6.9mm thin, and has a case with keyboard built in, similar to Microsoft's Surface tablet.

Steve Jobs would NOT approve: Apple unveils 'monster' iPad Pro with a $100 'pencil' the late co-founder famously said nobody wants

The larger iPad (pictured) was announced by Apple boss Tim Cook at an event in California. Steve Jobs famously once said if a company makes a stylus for a tablet, then 'they blew it'.

Siri admits it's about to 'get a whole lot busier' when questioned about last night's Apple iPad and iPhone launch

NEW When asking Siri if 'anything interesting happened today', it pokes fun at the language used during last night's conference in San Francisco.

Apple under fire for iPad Pro demonstration that 'fixed' a model's photograph with Photoshop app to make her SMILE

Apple has come under fire for its decision to demonstrate its new iPad Pro  tablet by manipulating a model's face into a smile. The firm invited Adobe's Eric Snowden to show off image editing software.

Apple TV now doubles up as a GAMES CONSOLE: Touch remote can be used to play multiplayer apps on the big screen

Apple's next-generation TV box, running TV OS, was unveiled at an event in California. Its remote has a 'glass-touch' surface that lets viewers control menus with swipes and play games.

'This is what a tiny pill can do to you': Teen who was left in a wheelchair with slurred speech after taking ecstasy releases video of how her life has changed

Ecstasy left a Glasgow teen wheelchair with slurred speech after a coma

Amy Thomson's life was altered beyond recognition after she collapsed at an 'ecstasy party' in June at a house in Glasgow. The 16-year-old (pictured right before the incident) was in a critical condition and spent weeks fighting for her life at Glasgow South hospital. Her family has now released a video which shows how far the schoolgirl has come since waking up for a coma - but also the devastating effect that the 'tiny pill' had on her brain and body.

Olympic runner exposed as high-priced call girl reveals how undiagnosed bipolar disorder made her crave sex and describes the threesome that drew her to prostitution

Suzy Favor Hamilton, from Wisconsin, had competed in three Olympic Games and was a married mother when she was exposed as a high-priced escort working under the name Kelly Lundy in 2012.

Father's fury as his high school student daughter, 17, is given an 'inappropriate dress' warning by her teacher for wearing this sleeveless shirt under a zip-up jacket

Tessa Wisloh, 17, was held back after class after a teacher at Frank W. Springstead High School, in Florida, said she was breaching uniform policy by wearing the jacket over the sleeveless top.

Would YOU take orders from a robot? Hitachi hires machine manager for its warehouse workers

NEW The program (not shown) is designed to boost efficiency in warehouses in Japan, but for some, the invention may be a step towards a future where humans are controlled by robotic overlords.

The weatherman who didn't get tongue-tied when the hottest place in Wales was: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwll-llantysiliogogogoch

Liam Dutton pronounces Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

With temperatures reaching 21C, RAF Mona in Anglesey, which is just down the road from the village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, became the warmest place in the Wales yesterday. It then fell to Mr Dutton to attempt to pronounce the 58-letter place name, which was emblazoned across the weather map of the UK during the Channel 4 News broadcast. The presenter, who learned Welsh as a youngster, appeared to be so aware of the frenzy that the word would cause that he began smirking in anticipation of the moment. With a subtle smile on his face, and perfect execution, he then reeled off Europe's longest place name. Speaking to MailOnline, Mr Dutton said it was 'quite nice' to have been able to say the word during a broadcast. The 34-year-old also admitted that the broadcast was pre-recorded - but said he had managed to reel off the name during the first attempt.

Amazon extinguishes its Fire Phone: 'Holophone' handset is scrapped after being dogged by rumours of poor sales from its launch

The Seattle-based company launched its first smartphone in June last year but now Amazon's website shows the Fire Phone is 'currently unavailable'.

Woman who chained mentally disabled adults to boiler in basement so she could steal $212,000 in social security checks over 10 years pleads guilty

From 2001 until 2011, six disabled adults and four children were kept in the dark basement, often given drugs in their food and drink and made to use a bucket for a toilet

Linda Weston, from Philadelphia, admitted to 196 counts including murder, kidnapping, hate crimes and sex trafficking in a deal with prosecutors, who will recommend she is jailed for life.

Off the hook: Sean Combs will NOT be charged for UCLA football altercation in which he allegedly 'swung a kettleball' at son Justin's coach

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The rap mogul, 45, was originally arrested for felony aggravated assault and making terrorist threats after allegedly swinging a kettleball at Strength and conditioning Coach Sal Alosi

NYPD sergeant who 'threw semen on female co-worker at police headquarters' faces sexual abuse charges for the sick act

Sgt. Michael Iscenko, 54, is accused of throwing the bodily fluid on an administrative aide on January 23 near the freight elevators of 1 Police Plaza - but has only just been charged.

You may now kiss the bride (who's young enough to be your granddaughter): Russian actor, 84, announces plans to start family with his new wife, 24, after pair tie the knot

Russian actor Ivan Krasko, 84, plans to start family with new wife, 24

Legendary Russian actor Ivan Krasko (pictured left) married his 24-year-old fiancee Natalia Shevel (right), a former student of his, in a ceremony attended only by close friends and family yesterday in St Petersburg. Despite criticism from many the pair described their relationship in an interview with Russian media as a 'match made in heaven'.

Toddler left with a cracked skull after home run ball hit him in the face at a White Sox game

The incident happened during a Monday game between the Chicago White Sox and the Cleveland Indians after player Mike Aviles struck the ball.

Tinder now lets users 'swipe up' as it rolls out a new 'super like' feature...but they can only use it once a day

Popular dating app Tinder has released a new 'Super Like' feature to help match up potential suitors. But they are advised to use it wisely, as each user will only be given one 'super like' a day.

How many holiday sins have you committed? Infographic reveals the naughtiest things travellers do from skinny dipping to lying for a room upgrade

Travellers confessed their holiday misdemeanours in a UK survey with sins including sneaking on aircraft before being called, skinny dipping in hotel pools and lying to get a room upgrade.

Poisonous cashews, acid-laden rhubarb leaves and the clams that give you hepatitis: Infographic reveals the world's most dangerous food

Infographic reveals the world's most dangerous food including cashews and rhubarb leaves

The infographic, published on MrGamaz, also features exotic delicacies such as (clockwise from top left): Japanese fugu, a pufferfish which contains deadly poison tetrodotoxin; African bullfrog containing a toxin which can cause kidney failure; Jamaican ackee fruit with poison hypoglycin in its seeds and Korean octopus Sannakji which can choke you as you eat it.


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The dramatic moment British Airways plane burst into flames on Vegas runway - and was caught on camera by terrified passengers on board

The dramatic moment British Airways jet engine bursts into flames on Vegas runway caught

UPDATED Passenger Dan Bicrame, who was sat by the left wing, was filming as the plane began to accelerate along the runway at McCarran International Airport on Tuesday. The video picks up the 'bang' before the plane comes to an almost immediate stop. It also shows how quickly the flames took hold afterwards, as black smoke pours out in front of the wing (pictured, main). Investigations are on-going into what caused the incident (pictured inset).

Las Vegas fire jet is the SECOND British Airways Boeing 777-200 to lose an engine on takeoff forcing an emergency evacuation

The Las Vegas jet and the British Airways aircraft involved in the earlier incident in George Bush International Airport in Houston, Texas, were both powered by General Electric GE90-85B engines.

'Fire extinguisher failed' on engine of British Airways jet that burst into flames in Vegas and EXPLODED spraying the cabin with pieces of burning shrapnel

Close up pictures of the British Airways plane that caught fire in Las Vegas yesterday appear to show that one side of the engine exploded before belching burning fuel over the wing and fuselage.

Meet the ancestors: New species of ancient humans are discovered after fossilised remains of at least 15 bodies are unearthed in a South African cave

Homo naledi, a new species of human discovered in South African cave

Named Homo naledi, the species has been assigned to the genus Homo, to which modern humans also belong. The bones (pictured top right) were located in the Rising Star cave system in South Africa's Gauteng province, in a remote chamber that can only be accessed via several steep climbs and fissures. The age of the the skeletons are also yet to be determined. It is not yet clear how more than a dozen H. naledi skeletons - ranging from babies to elderly individuals - ended up in a remote region of a large cave. The researchers have not ruled out the possibility of the bodies having been disposed of in the cave deliberately, or a catastrophic 'death trap' scenario in which the humans entered the cave and all died of an unknown cause.

Wannabe Indian bridegrooms forced to travel 2000 miles to find a wife - who don't even speak the same language - after gender-selection culture leaves them short of brides 

Men in villages in northern India are having to look for women living in places such as Kerala the in the country's south to find a wife as gender-selection tests have created a lack of eligible brides.

Dramatic moment a poacher's 10ft spear that was rammed inside an elephant is pulled from the wounded animal by a vet

PIC FROM CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Spear inside the elephant)  - This is the incredible story of an elephant thats made an amazing recovery and living healthily in a herd just months after a brutal attack from poachers. The heart-wrenching footage, filmed in the Maasai Mara reserve in October 2014, shows the incredible efforts of the veterinary team to retrieve the spear from the wounded animal. At the time vets judged that the elephant would struggle to live but, incredibly, it was standing again within three months and now lives a happy life as part of a larger herd in Kenyas Maasai reserve. Anton Gammelgaard, the 57-year-old Dane who filmed the video, said: It was a very shocking experience to see them drag the spear 1.5 metres out of the elephants body of the elephant. SEE CATERS COPY.

A team filming a wildlife documentary on the Maasai Mara in Kenya had found evidence of a poacher attack and spent three days trying to track down the wounded elephant.

The cheese emoji is on its way! Developers get a sneak peek at the new symbols coming to iOS 9.1 including a taco, robot and a unicorn

The Californian Unicode Consortium released the emoji in June and Apple has now incorporated some of these symbols into iOS 9.1. Other additions include a weightlighter and mosque.

Seasonal food, plenty of butter and grilled chicken lunches to stay slim: The secrets of the Queen's diet revealed by former chef 

Darren McGrady, inset, was the Queen's personal chef for 11 years. The 52-year-old said the royal menu at Buckingham Palace 'hasn't changed much' in the 63 years she's been on the throne.

Why female Viagra WON'T revolutionize your sex life: Relationship guru says honest conversation will revive passion faster than any libido-boosting pill 

The much-hyped drug Addyi can't be taken with alcohol or the Pill and is only effective on nine to 15 per cent of women. So is it worth the sacrifice? our sexpert Tracey Cox is not convinced.

Sex and masturbation are hampering efforts to wipe out Ebola as survivors can still pass on the virus six months after being cured 

The World Health Organisation (WHO) had hoped for an end to the deadly outbreak by the end of the year but isolated flare-ups continue in areas beleaguered by the disease.

Bare-faced bunnies: Playboy pin-ups and nude models show off make-up-free faces in stunning before and after images 

Playboy pin-ups and nude models show off make-up-free faces in images

Los Angeles-based make-up artist Melissa Murphy, 37, has gained internet fame in the last few years for the incredible transformations she performs on her clients, which include actresses from the adult film industry and Playboy models, and posting the before and after photos online.

Farmer urinating in a field is left in agony after a snake bites him on the penis 

The snake's fangs left the man's penis 'grossly swollen and covered in fluid-filled blisters,' say doctors writing in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Appalachian Trail record breaker to pay $500 fine in Maine for popping a champagne bottle when he finished

Scott Jurek got into trouble with park rangers when he popped a bottle of bubbly after setting a speed record for the 2,189-mile footpath from Georgia to Maine.

Gruesome video shows doctors removing cigarette lighter from man's stomach after he swallowed it WHOLE while on drugs

The video shows a doctor dragging the 8cm yellow lighter up the unidentified man's oesophagus with a clamp. He was admitted to Yangzhou hospital, in the Jiangsu province in the east of China.

The woman who had a 'breast' on her BACK: 46-year-old has huge tumor removed that had been growing for more than 10 years

The unidentified woman, from Dublin, Ireland, was found to have a 19cm lipoma, a benign tumour made up of fat cells, according to doctors writing in the journal BMJ case reports.

Give healthy gay men 'game-changing' HIV drugs to PREVENT infection, experts demand

The British PROUD study, led by University College London, advises pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) drugs should be made available on the NHS, as they reduce infection by as much as 86 per cent.

'We're doing the right thing for our children': Boston mayor signs ban on chewing tobacco at Fenway Park

Boston becomes the second city after San Francisco to approve such a ban. Los Angeles also is weighing a prohibition on smokeless tobacco, commonly called dip, chew or snuff.

Terrifying moment homeless man was nearly mauled to death by a pit bull until off-duty corrections officer saved him by shooting the dog in the head

Brooklyn homeless man nearly mauled to death by pit bull until officer saves him

The female pit bull, which is thought to have been owned by another homeless man in the area, sank his teeth into his victim on Herkimer Place in Bedford-Stuyvesant and would not let go, according to witnesses. Anthony Davis who works at the Brooklyn House of Detention, was off-duty but ran over to help the man - identified only as Bemo - when he saw what was happening at around 1pm yesterday. But after trying to fight the dog off for around a minute, Davis used his own 9mm pistol, which he was legally carrying, to put a bullet in the pit bull's head. And even after being fatally shot, it took a while before the dog released its victim.

'I'm going to be in Vegas for two more years!' Ecstatic Britney Spears announces she's extending her Pieces Of Me residency

The 33-year-old singer announced her 'big news' on Wednesday night during her performance at the Planet Hollywood Axis Theatre, telling her delighted fans she is 'not ready' to leave Sin City.

So THAT'S where it started! New video shows Jarryd Hayne use the same shoulder charge he used as a San Francisco 49er as a schoolboy star (with the same devastating effect) 

New photos and footage of a young Jarryd Hayne confirm that his explosive power and natural talents were developed at an early age, as the ex-NRL star landed a place in American Football history.

No more delays! Computer predicts when transport will be disrupted TWO hours before it happens...and sends in extra trains

Using years of historical data, a data scientist working with Sweden's Stockholmstag transport firm devised the algorithm to help traffic control centres manage congestion.

Can you CATCH Alzheimer's? Disease could be spread via blood transfusions during surgery in the same way as CJD, say scientists

Professor John Collinge, from University College London, warns people given hormone injections before 1985 could be at risk, with experiments suggesting the injections contained the key Alzheimer's protein.

Three boys aged eight to 12 found stabbed to death inside parked car with man believed to be their father who is in critical condition


Three children have been found dead inside a car parked outside an elementary school in South Los Angeles, while a man found with them is in critical condition.

Is Banksy working as a parking attendant at his own theme park? Man bearing striking resemblance to the secretive street artist is spotted at controversial Dismaland 

Is this Banksy? Parking attendant at Dismaland theme park bears a very striking

EXCLUSIVE: MailOnline can reveal the star's fans are speculating whether he may have surfaced in daylight - posing as a parking warden (left) at his Dismalandpark in Weston-Super-Mare. A staff member who claims to have met the guerrilla graffiti artist admitted the likeness between the two men is striking and said: 'This is exactly the sort of thing Banksy would do'. Insiders in the art world have claimed there is compelling evidence suggesting that the artist is former public schoolboy Robin Gunningham, from Bristol, who is believed to be 38. The only concrete clue to his identity until now has been a photograph taken in Jamaica eight years ago of a man with a bag of spray cans and a stencil by his feet (right). Although the Dismaland parking warden clearly looks older than a man in his late thirties, he shares many of the same facial features as Mr Gunningham and also has an earring in his left ear.

Who said cats can't swim! 'Lifeguard' tiger cub rescues his brother by dragging him to safety from deep lake

Tiger cub  in South Africa rescues his brother by giving him a piggy back

The big cat had tried to cool off in a lake at the John Varty Tiger Conservation Project in South Africa when he began to flounder in the water and had to be rescued by his brother. The sibling jumped into the cold lake and allowed his brother to jump on his back as he brought him back to safety.

EXCLUSIVE: Carolina Herrera bids farewell to Lincoln Center as she prepares to host the first New York Fashion Week show at the iconic Frick Collection 

EXCLUSIVE: After the New York Fashion Week tents left the Lincoln Center in February, Carolina Herrera, 76, has decided to use The Frick Collection as the venue to show her new Spring 2016 collection.

Meet Franchesca, the world's fluffiest bunny! Hairy California pet is among a host of eccentrics to become 2016 Guinness world record breakers

Bertie, a South African leopard tortoise, has raced into the records book by travelling 0.28 metres per second (0.6mph) in Durham, smashing the previous record that stood since 1977.

George admits HE'S the trophy husband as fearless Amal continues fight for human rights in the Maldives despite fellow lawyer being stabbed

The human rights lawyer is in the country to meet with former president Mohamed Nasheed and Maldivian authorities to discuss Nasheed's detention and jail sentence.

'Mindfulness' meditation fad popular with celebrities including Emma Watson can make you dream up false memories 

Scientists have discovered one potential drawback of the mindfulness meditation fad - it can lead you to 'remember' things that haven't happened.

Victoria's Secret tycoon sues auction house over bungled sale of $17million vintage Ferrari - and the court case alone is set to cost $12 MILLION

Victoria's Secret tycoon Leslie Wexner could pay £8M in court battle with Bonhams

Businessman Leslie Wexner (pictured, top right) is suing London auctioneer Bonhams over the 1954 Ferrari 375-Plus (centre) that he bought in 2014. The billionaire American - who has built a large retailing and marketing conglomerate including the likes of Victoria's Secret (bottom left) and La Senza - argues the rare racer was sold to him while in the midst of an ownership row. He is now demanding his money back - even if the legal row in doing so will cost an estimated $12million.

Just TWO-MINUTE bursts of exercise can make help fight heart disease, study finds 

Scientists from Newcastle University said that while longer spells of moderate exercise were good, there were 'strong benefits' in repeated short bouts of intense activity such as star jumps.

Marine Corps test out women in combat roles but find that only a few can handle the mental stress and many drop out

The trial took place over nine months, in Twentynine Palms, Californina and Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and aimed to test what the Marine Corps would be like if it was a gender-integrated.

Chinese woman suffering regular headaches discovered she had a two inch needle lodged in her brain for 46 YEARS

A Chinese woman received the surprise of her life after a recent visit to the doctor to treat her regular headaches. Ms Liu, from Anhui, China, discovered a 1.8 inch long needle in her brain.

Widowed father pays emotional tribute to his dead wife... by recreating their photos with three-year-old daughter in her place

Widowed dad pays tribute to his dead wife by recreating photos with daughter in her place

NEW Rafael del Col, 35, from Maringa, Brazil, lost his wife Tatiane Valques, 27, in 2013 after she was killed in a road accident. Now he has recreated photos of them taken in the run-up to their wedding in 2009 with his daughter Raisa, three (pictured). Inset: Rafael, Tatiane and Raisa when she was a baby.

I was blinded by fillers: One woman's horrifying story of what can happen when an anti-wrinkle injection goes wrong 

Meiska Mamajeski, 53, from Leeds, was blinded by a dermal filler. She was left writhing in pain after a routine cosmetic procedure which was injected into her eyeball, and can no longer drive.

Why I will NEVER tell my husband how rich I am: A wife's confession that will spark suspicious glances over the breakfast table

Julia Lawrence says that her financial independence is crucial to her well-being. Her husband is clueless about what she earns, whereas she regularly checks his bank account.

Treasure-hunter obsessed by search for Nazi gold in Polish town dies after falling into a tomb he thought was packed with loot 

A man obsessed with the hunt for Nazi gold plunged to his death after raiding a tomb he thought was full of Nazi treasure.He had crept into a cemetery in the dead of night with two pals in the Polish town of Swiebodzice

So THIS is what they get up to when you've gone: The bizarre cabin crew craze to clamber into overhead bins for Instagram pictures

The cabin crew craze to clamber into overhead bins for Instagram pictures

A craze has emerged that involves crew clambering into the overhead bins and photographs of them crammed inside being uploaded to Instagram with a hashtag of #overheadbin. Still in their flight uniforms, fun photographs show the plucky fight attendants clambering into the tiny spaces either individually (left and top right) or with their work colleagues (bottom right).

Woman 'who gave fatal silicone penis enlargement injection' faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to charges

Kasia Rivera

A bogus cosmetic surgeon pleaded guilty on Tuesday to injecting a man with silicone during a botched 2011 penis enlargement procedure. Kasia Rivera admitted to injecting Justin Street's penis in 2011.

Young boy was kept in an 'autism cage' and forced to watch lessons through iron bars at Australian school

The principal of a school in Canberra, who has since been fired, made the decision to build the two-metre cage in a classroom in March to lock up the 10-year-old boy who has autism.

Can a stick-on band aid banish embarrassing sweating? From patches to face gel, new anti-perspirants promise to keep you dry

A raft of new, innovative anti-perspirants promise to keep you dry, including stick on patches, a face gel and a natural powder. Alice Smellie puts the products to the test and gets a doctors opinion.

Hospital cots for babies that were born into a nuclear holocaust and the toys they never got to play with: Chilling tour in stunning photographs of the haunted remains of the Chernobyl disaster site 

Chernobyl disaster site toured in Michael Huniewicz's stunning photographs

NEW EXCLUSIVE: In 1986, Reactor 4 at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded, resulting in the horrific deaths of a still unknown number of people. Photographer Michael Huniewicz was just two years old and living in nearby Belarus when the disaster struck and was given a shot of Lugol's solution in a bid to stop him developing cancer. He has visited Chernobyl 29 years later, where an enormous new safe confinement is being built next to the reactor as the existing sarcophagus continues to crumble. His breathtaking photographs reveal the haunting remains of catastrophic nuclear disaster.

The alien spots of Ceres revealed in unprecedented detail: Dawn probe captures stunning new images of mysterious features

This image, made using images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows Occator crater on Ceres, home to a collection of intriguing bright spots. 

The bright spots are much brighter than the rest of Ceres' surface, and tend to appear overexposed in most images. This view is a composite of two images of Occator: one using a short exposure that captures the detail in the bright spots, and one where the background surface is captured at normal exposure.

The images were obtained by Dawn during the mission's High Altitude Mapping Orbit (HAMO) phase, from which the spacecraft imaged the surface at a resolution of about 450 feet (140 meters) per pixel.

Nasa today revealed stunning new close up images of showing the brightest spots on the dwarf planet Ceres, and revealing the crater they are in is a mile deep in some places.

Boy, 8, whose hero cop father was murdered in an ambush is escorted by police motorcade to school on the second anniversary of his death

Benson Johnson was greeted by four cop cars from the Draper, Utah, police department on the day his father Sergeant Derek Johnson was murdered in an ambush during his shift.

Lebanese commandos grit their teeth and eat LIVE SNAKES as they display their strength and daring during a security convention in Beirut - but don't look like they're enjoying it 

The Lebanese commandos have been busy displaying their strength and toughness by performing a variety of daring stunts including snake eating at a security convention in the Lebanese capital of Beirut.

Mom celebrates her daughter's first day at kindergarten with spoof take on traditional 'back to school' photoshoot that sees her preparing to party after her child's departure

Mom celebrates her daughter's first day at kindergarten with spoof

Professional photographer Jessi Kittrell, from Virginia, wanted to do something a bit different to mark her daughter starting kindergarten so the two took a hilarious portrait together. The image sees the duo, from Virginia, posing outside of their home, with Jessi celebrating with coffee and tequila, while her daughter Bailey pouts in the background.

Woman and boyfriend 'lured her ex to a field on the promise of sex-for-money before shooting him dead and taking the cash'

Rodney Canterberry, 42, of Hayden, Alabama was shot to death by Patrick Wayne Logan, 39, - the current boyfriend of Jana Nichole Friese, 32, - who was awaiting to shoot and then rob him.

The worrying rise of alone-a-phobia: As more and more women admit they're too scared to spend the night alone at home

Kelly George, 36, pictured, from Plymouth, says she starts sweating at the thought of husband Phil, 43, staying away. She is far from unusual. More and more women are suffering from a fear of being alone.

Rock band frontwoman accused of faking cervical cancer to accept thousands of dollars in donations from fans 

Hali Etie, lead singer of Pennsylvania hard rock outfit Counterfeit, allegedly fraudulently accepted thousands of dollars from people by pretending to be suffering stage three cervical cancer.

Devout Christians flock to Ukrainian village after image of Virgin Mary and baby Jesus 'appear on a window pane'

Christians flock to Ukrainian village after Virgin Mary and Jesus appear on a window

NEW The alleged appearance of Virgin Mary and baby Jesus in a window has seen dozens of faithful Christians flocking to a small village in Ukraine. A double-glazed window had been put up during construction of a house in Beregovoy, western Ukraine, at which point the Virgin Mary 'appeared' on the pane. As devout Christians, locals took the image of Mary and Jesus as a sign, and began praying to the window.



Dangerous video shows daredevils attempting to drive their truck THROUGH a river as it fills with water... but they somehow make it to the other side

2 New Zealanders attempt to drive their Toyota Hilux THROUGH a river

NEW An unbelievable video has gone viral proving absolutely nothing can stop a Toyota Hilux. It looks like an inevitable disaster as two young New Zealand men 'take a Hilux swimming' - driving a ute through a deep river, with the flooded cabin barely visible above the water. However, despite black smoke pouring out of the engine and from the wheels, the truck remarkably chugs through the water and springs back to life. The truck continues to run, despite being completely submerged in water and emitting sounds as loud as a helicopter.

Woman with 'natural tramp stamp' on her hip finds internet fame after sharing snaps of the unusual birthmark because it looks like a DINOSAUR

The American woman, known only as Maxime, revealed the mark on photo sharing site Igmur, where it has been viewed nearly 250,000 times. Maxime says she has grown to realise its charm.

Mother-of-three strips down to a bikini in the middle of a busy market while blindfolded and invites strangers to draw hearts on her body in an effort to promote self-love

Amy Pence-Brown, from, Idaho, spread a message of body-acceptance by standing in a busy public market in just a bikini and blindfold. Her hand-written sign asked strangers to draw hearts on her body.

Bad day in the office? Spare a thought for these restaurant workers! Staff in China are forced to kneel down to bosses in ceremony to show gratitude for their jobs

Shenyang restaurant staff spotted kneeling down and bowing to bosses

NEW Staff of hot pot restaurant in Shenyang, China, knelt (left) and bowed (right) to their bosses while on the floor. Shameful scene was photographed and shared on Chinese social media. Local citizens are divided by the unusual scenario on September 8.



The bizarre moment Australian IT worker's lunch EXPLODES at his desk and sends shattered glass flying everywhere

NSW IT worker's lunch EXPLODES and shattered glass flies everywhere

Video of IT worker Rhys Evans (pictured), from Gosford on the NSW Central Coast, shows the moment his glass lunch container explodes randomly while he's sitting quietly at his desk. Out of nowhere the glass container explodes with a loud bang, leaving him stunned and surprised while co-workers get up to see what happened.

Blink and you'll miss it! Chinese city uses one tonne of dynamite to blow up 800 foot long bridge in just TWO seconds

Lishui Bridge in Zhangjiajie, China, was demolished on September 8 in just seconds. 2,888 dynamites were used. A bigger bridge is scheduled to be built by 2017 in the same place.

Under pressure! Skydiver takes solves Rubik's cub BEFORE opening his parachute

Footage has emerged showing skydiver Chris Walker leaping out of the side of a plane and free falling to the ground while solving a Rubik's cube in time before having to open his parachute.

Moment skating champion careens down steeply inclined highway on his longboard at heart-stopping 70MPH

Downhill longboarding champion Zak Maytum, from Colorado, has uploaded a video online showing his death-defying thrill ride, which was staged in his hometown of Boulder this summer.

The Daschund Olympics! Family of animal lovers stage a water race with their sausage dogs in an absolutely heart-melting video

The five sausage dogs were lined up against one another and each placed in a swimming pool, before they willfully began racing in what is believed to be America.

Hapless driver accidentally films himself having a car accident while trying to use a selfie stick behind the wheel

Alex Lopatnyuk, a chiropractor from Oakland, Florida, was driving out to a gator hunt when he tried to film himself using a selfie stick, only to crash into the car in front.

Give me some honey! Greedy panda gives Pooh bear a run for his money as it's caught raiding and devouring 10 beehives

Panda was spotted at bee farm in Sichuan, China, on September 8. Wild animal spent the entire afternoon eating its way through more than 10 hives. The mammals usually eat bamboo.

She-goat, bull's head and man with a lamb among the 140 Picasso sculptures to go on show at New York's Museum of Modern Art

140 Picasso sculptures to go on show at New York's Museum of Modern Art

NEW A she-goat, a bull's head and wire guitar are among the weird and wonderful Picasso sculptures going on show in New York this week. The city's Museum of Modern Art is devoting an entire floor to the sculptures in the first exhibition of his 3D work in nearly 50 years. From his earliest piece, a tiny terra cotta of a seated woman created in 1902, to a head of a woman made in 1964, the sculptures showcase the scope, range and variety of the famous artists' work.