Has the ISS captured footage of a UFO? Nasa live feed films horseshoe-shaped object above the Earth - before mysteriously cutting out

Nasa live feed video from the ISS captures a 'UFO' above the Earth

The footage has prompted debate among conspiracy theorists who believe the feed was cut intentionally as part of an alien cover-up being conducted by Nasa. The mysterious clip appears to show a glowing blue object floating ever-closer to the International Space Station while rotating on the horizon. The feed is then cut for around an hour before it resumes and a much smaller white light can be seen in the distance. Conspiracy theorists say this may be the same craft that has since moved away - dismissing the idea that it could be lens flare or even the moon.

Munich, we have a problem! Space radiation deleted data from the ISS's on-board computer and triggered an alarm

Space radiation zapped one of the computers on the International Space Station, setting off an alarm in the control centre based near Munich, Germany. The problem has now been fixed.

Google investigated by the EU for forcing phone manufacturers to pre-load its own apps onto Android handsets which cannot be deleted 

Huawei Ascend Y550 android smartphone, £99.99.

In a speech in Amsterdam, EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager said she was looking closely at whether the search engine giant was shutting out rivals with its operating system contracts.

Night shifts and jet lag take a greater toll onWOMEN when it comes to exhaustion, mood and memory problems

Women whose body clocks were disrupted performed worse in attention, motor control in memory tests than men, a study by the University of Surrey. They also felt more tired and depressed.

Don't store spuds with onions and keep bananas away from everything else: The fruit and veg you should keep apart to cut food waste

Keeping the right kinds of fruit and vegetables together so that they stay fresh longer could save people as much as £100 a year by cutting the amount they end up having to throw away.

Everything you think you know about dairy may be wrong! New studies show cheese can actually be GOOD for you 

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The nation's relationship with milk and dairy seems to have soured. One in five Britons claims to have bought or eaten dairy-free alternatives in the past six months.

Farmhouse owner laying cables so his children could play table tennis in his barn uncovers 'largest Roman villa ever found in UK'

Rug designer Luke Irwin found the 'elaborate and extraordinarily well-preserved' remains after unearthing a Roman mosaic at his home near the village of Tisbury in Wiltshire.

Watch as prototype of radical US military 'Lightning Strike' plane that doesn't need a runway takes off VERTICALLY using 24 fans

US military 'Lightning Strike' plane takes off VERTICALLY in video

The subscale aircraft weighs 325 pounds and is a 20% scale flight model of the full scale demonstrator Aurora will build for Darpa in the next 24 months. The final version (inset) will achieve a top sustained flight speed of 300 knots (556 km/h) to 400 knots (741km/h).

Apple to drop the aluminium: 2017 iPhone will use all glass casing and battery saving OLED screen

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have a pressure-sensitive screen that responds according to how hard you press it.

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KGI's Ming-Chi Kuo, a reliable Apple analyst, says the new handset will drop the aluminium casing and  use an AMOLED screen, which is thinner and offers better picture quality.

Terminator robots are NOT on the horizon: Microsoft AI boss says fears over intelligent machines are overblown (but warns they could become a threat in a few decades)

Chris Bishop, director of Microsoft Research in Cambridge, claims that fear of AI in the short-term could scupper advances in the field, causing humanity to lose out on its benefits.

The AI hacker that can predict 85 per cent of cyberattacks: MIT's Minority-report style algorithm can pick up suspicious behaviour

A new artificial intelligence system developed by researchers at MIT merges human and machine capabilities to hunt potential cyber-attacks and weed out false positives.

Kim Kardashian's picture could replace your password: Researchers can identify people with 100% accuracy by monitoring brainwaves when they look at a celebrity

Television personality Kim Kardashian attends the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on March 11, 2015 in Paris, France.  

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Researchers found that looking at certain stimuli, including a picture of a well known celebrity, creates a unique 'brainprint'. This allows them to identify a person with 100% accuracy.

Would you send a ROBOT on a date for you? Lucy the dating droid lets you go on a first date without ever leaving home

Lucy the Robot was the first robot to buy the new iPhone 6s last year and now it wants to start dating. Because it's powered remotely, users can go on dates miles away without leaving their home.

Can YOU see the hidden silhouette? Optical illusion sends the internet into a frenzy as people try (and fail) to guess what it is

Optical illusion sends the internet into a frenzy as people try to guess what it is

Savannah Root from Lamar, Missouri, shared the image on Facebook with stumped users staring at it for hours to try to figure out what it was. The puzzle has since been liked more than 25,000 times and shared by 4,500, as well as attracting 9,000 comments. While some spotted the image in the black and white drawing straight away, others saw everything from a bat hanging upside down to a penguin peeing. It's just the latest in a long line of optical illusions to take the internet by storm.


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Watch auroras light up Earth in ultra-HD: Mesmerising timelapse from ISS shows space weather colliding with our planet

NASA timelapse video shows northern lights appear from space

Astronauts on the International Space Station have front-row seats to the stunning light shows on Earth. With 16 sunrises and sunsets every day, ISS crew members are often treated to the sight of dazzling auroras dancing across our planet. Now, Nasa has released a ultra-high definition 4K timelapse of the Auroras Borealis and Australis as seen from 250 miles above Earth. The lights are created when charged particles from the sun enter Earth's atmosphere.

Your phone number is all hackers need to access EVERY call and message: TV show demonstrates how easy it is to eavesdrop in shocking experiment

A 60 minutes investigation in Berlin has revealed just how easy it is to exploit a vulnerability in a global telecom network called Signal System 7 that helps phone carriers across the world route calls and texts.

How to spot a LIAR: Researchers reveal the giveaways that show when we aren't telling the truth (and say the smile is key)

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Experts have revealed the giveaways you can use to spot liars and say with time and training, it is possible to get a good sense of when someone is deceiving you.

Chinese residents claim to have spotted two UFOs hovering near a solar halo (but is it really all that it seems?)

A red dot was seen hovering in the sky earlier today before another white one flying across the halo, claimed residents in Shanghai. A meteorological expert said they could just be drones.

The good Samaritan is dying out in America: Just one in 39 people get help from strangers during a medical emergency (and it's one in 55 if you're black)

A recent study led by Cornell sociologists found that the majority of people who suffer a medical emergency in a public place are bypassed by strangers.

US Navy developing fleet of drone 'mother submarines' that can release smaller robots to lay mines or launch missiles to counter China threat 

The Pentagon's once-secret submarine drones programme is being discussed in the open, with US defence secretary Ashton Carter hinting at their potential use in the disputed sea.

Women DO judge men on their penis size: Researchers say it is 'as important as a man's height'

UNSW Australia explores the questions 'how important is size' and shares a recent study that says women favor slightly larger penises. This could be due to the idea that it signals health and vigor.

One small step for mice, one giant leap for mankind: Chinese scientists grow mouse embryos in space, paving the way for humans to colonise other planets

Scientists from the Beijing-based Chinese Academy of Sciences said they have grown mouse embryos in microgravity (pictured), overcoming issues which have plagued previous attempts.

The 1990s websites that companies wish they could forget! Old web pages for McDonald's, Pepsi and Apple show just how far technology has come

Apple, McDonalds and Pepsi's old 90s websites show how far technology has come

In the 1990s brands were beginning to experiment with their websites but early homepage designs left a lot to be desired. Clockwise from top left: Mercedes Benz opted for a grey background with pictures so small you can barely see them; McDonald's went for a red homepage with yellow lettering; Apple's site is far from the slick user-friendly entity it is today, covered in writing and - shock - serif fonts; while Pepsi's website looks like the portal to an arcade game rather than a popular fizzy drink.

Amazon declares war on Netflix and Hulu with $8.99 standalone video streaming service

FILE - This Sept. 6, 2012, file photo, shows the Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif. Amazon is taking on Netflix and Hulu with a stand-alone video streaming service. Starting the week of April 18, 2016, customers can pay $8.99 a month to watch Amazon¿s Prime video streaming service. Previously, the only way to watch Prime videos was to pay $99 a year for Prime membership, which includes free two-day shipping on items sold by the site.  The video-only option won¿t come with any free shipping perks. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

Amazon is taking on Netflix and Hulu with a stand-alone video streaming service, just weeks before Netflix raises prices for longtime subscribers.

Does your HAIR COLOUR reveal if you're promiscuous? Genes linked to risk taking may also influence people's sexual activity

Geneticists at Cambridge University studied 380,000 people to look for genes that lie behind when people start having sex and how their sexual behaviour continues in later life.

Could climate change lead to MORE food? Increased carbon dioxide could help wheat, rice and soybeans grow more efficiently

A study led by Columbia University shows the increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from climate change might help crops grow more in some parts, in spite of the increasing temperature.

Now students can even swipe right to find a job: LinkedIn launches 'Tinder for graduates' to match them with employers

LinkedIn Student aims to take the guesswork out of find a job after graduation. Just like Tinder, the app shows users job opportunities and internships based on their personal information.

Better delete QuickTime! US government warns video software is vulnerable to hackers on PCs after Apple abandons it

A cyber security team at the US Department of Homeland Security has warned computers using Windows could be vulnerable to attack if they are running Apple's QuickTime media player.

Standing up in class makes children SMARTER:  Pupils can get a brain boost if they spend lessons on their feet

Scientists at Texas A&M; University have found that pupils get a cognitive boost of between seven and 14 per cent when they are standing during lessons compared to sitting at their desks.

The Anglo Saxon cemetery near Stonehenge: Graves reveal a curious 'work box' and 'fertility' shells at a site that may have been used for 5,000 years

Anglo Saxon cemetery near Stonehenge reveals a 'work box' and 'fertility' shells

Archaeologists have unearthed an Anglo Saxon cemetery of about 150 graves holding beautiful grave goods, including an intricate comb, jewellery, a 'sewing box' (top right) and intriguing shells) in the village of Bulford. An Anglo Saxon woman (illustrated top left and skeleton below) was buried with a 'fertility' shell (bottom right) and her 'sewing box' which may have had religious implications.

Why bees are cleverer than you think: Insects are conscious of the world around them and use their buzz to control pollen

Belgium --- Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) collecting nectar, Belgium --- Image by © Jef Meul / natureinstock.com/Nature in Stock/Corbis

The researchers argue that consciousness in humans comes from a structure called the mid-brain, and insects, while they have very different brains, have a similar structure.

Marooned and weird! Island living has shaped the world's oddest animals like swimming pigs, 'devil lizards' and pink iguanas

The Isle of Man's tourist board has created an infographic detailing some of the weird and wonderful island dwellers, including migrating Christmas crabs and the smallest chameleons in the world.

Flat-pack assembly a surprisingly useful skill in space says Tim Peake

Tim Peake made the comments as part of a live video call with teachers from the UK, Norway and Poland

Astronaut Tim Peake has said that being able to assemble an Ikea wardrobe is one of the skills which has helped him most in space. Speaking on board the Inte...

'Sorry, we deleted part of the internet': Error at domain hosting service 123-Reg sees hundreds of websites going offline

An error at UK hosting and domains provider 123-Reg saw the data of hundreds of its customers permanently deleted meaning their websites went offline over the weekend.

The smart sex toy that can monitor a woman's body to tell her exactly how to achieve the best orgasm 

The $230 Lioness vibrator uses an array of sensors to detect changes in temperature, contraction, and positioning, allowing it to create a personalized profile of a person's sex drive.

On the tip of your tongue? The brain's 'stopping' mechanism can be triggered by sounds to derail your train of thought

Woman Biting Pencil --- Image by © Turbo/Corbis

Neuroscientists at the University of Oxford and University of California, San Diego, have found the same mechanism which stops movements in their tracks could be stopping our thoughts (pictured).

Heavy cannabis use 'DOES have a negative affect on your brain - in regions linked to learning and memory'

Scientists at Columbia University Medical Center found those who are dependent on marijuana had lower release of dopamine in the striatum - an area of the brain linked to memory and learning.

Earthquakes across the world including powerful tremor in Ecuador and series of shakes in Japan could herald new MEGA quake, warns top scientist

A series of powerful earthquakes which struck Asia and South America in the past week could be followed by a 'mega' quake in the near future, a scientist has claimed.

The female Pharaoh Ancient Egyptians tried to erase from history: Carved blocks reveal how Queen Hatshepsut's looked before her image was changed to that of a man

How Pharaoh Queen Hatshepsut looked before her image was changed to a man's

The blocks (pictured left and top right) were discovered by the German Archaeological Institute on the Island of Elephantine, Aswan in Egypt and shed light on Queen Hatshepsut (bust shown bottom right) who was a successful ruler in around 1,473BC. Ancient Egyptian Antiquities expert Dr Mahmoud Afify said the building from which the blocks came must have been erected during the early years of her reign, before she began to be represented as a male king.

Does your brain have a filing cabinet? Memories created in one area before being moved to another for storage during rest

UCL researchers studied rats' brains and found memories are formed in one part of the brain, then they are replayed and transferred to a different area during rest.

How 'dragons' were able to fly: Scientists discover secrets of supersized seabirds with a 26ft wing span who lived millions of years ago

Fossils of the monstrous birds have been found from Portugal to Chile, and reveal that they had wingspans of up to 24ft. Now scientists believe they've worked out how they managed to fly.

You moth be joking! Pest controllers are charging £1,600 to clear houses as Britain is overrun with the insects

One of the mildest winters on record has meant that Britain is overrun with moths and one pest control company, Rentokil, charges £1,587 to rid a three-bedroom house of moths.

Can you handle the heat? Ultra-slow-motion videos reveal the speed-of-sound changes inside materials when temperatures rise

A group of researchers in Minnesota captured the first ever videos of atoms conducting heat on a nanoscopic scale. It could help scientists learn how to reduce wasted heat from cars and computers.

Would you live in a Google CITY? Search giant's sister firm planning hi-tech experimental community for 'hundreds of thousands of people'

The Android section of the Google headquarters complex, also known as the Googleplex

The boss of Sidewalk Labs, the firm's New York City firm described as an 'urban innovation' company mentioned the idea at a summit hosted by The Information .

Are URL shorteners revealing your personal information? Researchers warn they could give away your data and even your location

URL shorteners aim to help you cut down the length of your links. But, a Cornell Tech expert now warns they may provide a way for outside parties to view sensitive information, or even inject malware.

The chip that could DOUBLE WiFi speeds: Engineer creates tiny device that boosts internet downloads using one antenna

Columbia University's Harish Krishnaswamy, who helped create the device, says the circuit can simultaneously transmit and receive using the same frequency, allowing it to double its capacity.

The electronic skin fitted with 'disco lights': Sticky film could lead to wearable screens that track your health and even show FILMS

Engineers at the University of Tokyo have created ultra-thin films with LEDs and electronics incorporated that flex and stretch with human skin. they have created a wearable display.

US fighter jets could soon get a drone wingman: Old craft repurposed as AI drones could take to the skies in 2018

A US Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft

Armed drones could take to the air for testing alongside US fighter pilots as early as 2018. The Air Force's 'Loyal Wingman' program aims to pair fifth generation fighter jets with unmanned older craft.

Have we found the murdered followers of Cylon? Skeletons of 80 ancient men with their hands bound above their heads may belong to 7th Century BC Greek rebels who tried to stage a coup

Skeletons of 80 ancient men may belong to 7th Century BC Greek rebels

The shackled skeletons were found in two mass graves in the Faliron Delta region of southern Athens. Researchers in Greece believe they were buried between 650-625 BC. This boosts the theory that they could have been followers of Cylon, a nobleman whose failed coup in the 7th century BC is detailed in the accounts of ancient historians Herodotus and Thucydides. A total of 36 had their hands bound with iron. One of the men, the last one to be found in March, also had his legs tied with rope.

Now you can play matchmaker at work: Tinder tests feature to let you send profiles to colleagues via Slack and LinkedIn

Last month, Tinder began testing a 'share button' that lets users share profiles with friends via text. Now the app lets some members in New York City share them with coworkers using Slack or LinkedIn.

Why SPITTING is as good as swallowing when it comes to sports drinks - and helps you exercise for longer without the calories

Dr Lindsay Bottoms, a senior lecturer in exercise physiology at Hertfordshire University, found rinsing the mouth with a sports drink improved performance without the additional calories.

US Navy buys 'Archerfish' underwater robots to scour the sea and SHOOT mines

The Archerfish has a unique claim to fame, being able to shoots down prey by spitting water at them. Now, the US Navy is set to use the same principle to shoot explosives at sea mines.

The XS-1 spaceplane moves closer to take off: US military funds craft that could launch spy satellites and weapons by 2019

"XS-1" Experimental Spaceplane_artist concept by Chuck Schroeder_RMS#267688_7/2014_Boeing plans to design an autonomous reusable launch vehicle, shown here in an artist¿s concept, to lower satellite launch costs under a new contract for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency XS-1 Experimental Spaceplane program.  The spaceplane booster would be designed to carry and deploy an upper stage to launch small satellites and payloads into low-Earth orbit and then return to Earth, where it could be quickly prepared for its next flight by applying operation and maintenance principles similar to those of modern aircraft. DARPA plans to hold a competition in 2015 for a follow-on production order to build the vehicle and conduct demonstration flights. \nCredit: Boeing \nType: Artist¿s Concept \n

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is now entering the next phase of its ambitious XS-1 program, which aims to make launching satellites a daily occurrence.

Disgusting moment a yellow fatty lump bursts out of a man's arm as a doctor cuts into it with a scalpel

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Californian dermatologist Dr Sandra Lee explains the yellow lump is a lipoma, a benign growth of fat cells. She pops it out of the man's arm with one squeeze.

The tiny sensor that could stop your home making you SICK: Sheet detects harmful pollution in the air and on furniture

The sensor (illustrated) was built by scientists from the University of Southampton, in partnership with the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST).

Heavy cannabis use 'DOES have a negative affect on your brain - in regions linked to learning and memory'

Scientists at Columbia University Medical Center found those who are dependent on marijuana had lower release of dopamine in the striatum - an area of the brain linked to memory and learning.

Re-live the sinking of the Titanic in real time: Visually stunning animation captures every moment of doomed ship's last tragic two-and-a-half hours

Re-live the sinking of the Titanic in real time video

A three-man team from Massachusetts has recreated the sinking of the Titanic in real-time with minute by minute updates on key events on board the ship as it sank on its maiden voyage. Created with consultant Bill Sauder, who worked on the James Cameron film, this video charts the last hours of the ill-fated ship using a highly accurate model and atmospheric noises. The real-time video lays bare just how long it took the crew to realize the full scale of the horror about to unfold, and the opportunities they missed to save more of those on board.

Bye Bye BlackBerry 10: Company announces plans to pull the plug on its own operating system to concentrate on Android devices

Canada-based BlackBerry's John Chen has announced the Canadian company will no longer make phones featuring its own operating system, focusing instead on Android devices.

'Trickle of food' helped deep-sea creatures survive the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs: Marine animals feasted on bacteria as it sank to the ocean floor

Scientists at Cardiff University believe that after the mass extinction event 66 million years ago (illustrated) dead micro-organisms provided a meagre source of food for deep sea creatures.

Is Nessie on her hols? Now there are sightings of the Loch Ness Monster off the coast of the Isle of Wight

A new photograph showing a moving object in the middle of the Solent has caused eyewitnesses to question if it was the Loch Ness Monster enjoying a holiday.

Europa's heaving ice creates more heat than thought: Finding could help measure the thickness of the moon's surface 

New experiments suggest a heating process, known as tidal dissipation, acting on Europa from Jupiter's gravity, creates more heat in the ice than scientists had previously assumed.

Now that's a beefed up Wi-Fi network! Wireless signals sent through meat prove our BODIES could soon connect to the web

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign have shown a way of to boost wireless signals to implants using chunks of pork (pictured), beef and liver.

Did the sun devour Earth's giant twin? Primordial planet may have formed near Mercury before suffering a fiery death

Astrophysicists at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas used computer modelling to suggest our solar system once boasted a super-Earth orbiting around our sun billions of years ago.

Panda breeding scheme 'should be scrapped' because scientists are failing to release the animals back into the wild 

Dr Sarah Bexell, director of conservation education at the Chengdu Research Base, China, concedes that an international programme to save giant pandas has been a failure.

When is wine o'clock? Scientists say it's 6.30pm on a Friday

Using 2.06 million pieces of data generated by people using the Hello Vino app, Enolytics, an Atlanta-based data firm, discovered wine o'clock peaks between 6pm to 6.45pm. Stock image.

Can YOU solve the jelly bean riddle? Fiendishly tough challenge to guess which sweet isn't poisonous is the latest puzzle to leave the internet baffled 

Jelly bean riddle that is leaving the Internet baffled

Can YOU solve the jelly bean riddle that's baffling the internet? Three jelly beans are laid on a stump and two are poisonous (left). You choose green (top right) but then blue is removed and you're told it's definitely poisoned. There are now two sweets left and one has the power to kill you if you eat it. Do you swap with red (bottom right) or stick with the green jelly bean?

The 'feeble giant' lurking near the Milky Way: Previously unknown Crater 2 star cluster is spotted orbiting our galaxy

Astronomers at the University of Cambridge said the new dwarf galaxy is 391,000 light years from Earth and is the fourth largest dwarf galaxy to be found orbiting the Milky Way.

The 3D projector you control with a flick of a wrist: Z4 Aurora looks like a record player and turns your home into a cinema

Chengdu-based projector firm XGIMI has teamed up with speaker maker Harman Kardon to create a projector that attempts to blur the boundaries between cinema and music.

Mark Watney would be proud! Nasa is attempting to grow potatoes in Peruvian soil that mimics the conditions found on Mars

Nasa is conducting the pioneering experiment together with Lima's International Potato Center (CIP). In The Martian, Mark Watney (played by Matt Damon pictured) grows potatoes on Mars.

Tim Peake is ready to run the London marathon in SPACE: Astronaut will complete the race strapped to a treadmill on the ISS

The British astronaut (pictured) has been training for the London Marathon since before he blasted into space in December, and now said he feels ready for the challenge.

Now your lost luggage can tell you where it is: Samsonite set to install tracking beacons into new cases that can be found using smartphone app 

The firm says British and European travellers should be able to trace their luggage on a Track&Go; system, which will be 'competitively priced', before the end of this year.

Has England lost its last golden eagle? Fears Eddie has died after 12 years surviving alone after his mate died in 2004 

Eddy the golden eagle

it is feared Eddie has swooped for the last time as the bird, whose wingspan was around six feet, has not been seen for several weeks by staff at the RSPB Haweswater nature reserve.

Mysterious blazing circle in space is hiding a dwarf dark galaxy: New study of Einstein's ring reveals signs of a shadowy satellite

By looking at distortions in the ring, scientists at Stanford University in California discovered the presence of a dark dwarf galaxy four billion light years away.

Could this £6 gadget protect your wallet from fraudsters trying to 'skim' your contactless card details?

Scammers can use sneaky devices that read the signal your contactless card sends to take payments of up to £30 from your account or steal the information to use for online purchases.

Meet Jia Jia the 'robot goddess': Chinese inventor claims AI humanoid is the most realistic ever made (and has programmed it to refer to him as 'my lord')

Chinese inventor unveils 'Jia Jia', the most realistic robot ever

University of Science and Technology of China unveiled Jia Jia today, which is an interactive robot that looks like a real woman. Dubbed 'robot goddess', Jia Jia has the long flowing locks and rosy red cheeks as a human, but is being taught deep learning abilities. This humanoid is designed with natural eye movement, and speech that is syncs with its lip movements. It took the team three years to complete the robot, which can speak, shows micro-expressions, and can move its lips and body.

Nasa begins testing radical 'proton power' system that could send spacecraft to the edge of the universe 

Nasa engineers have begun testing the 'E-Sail' concept for a new propulsion system that could slash the time it takes for spacecraft to reach interstellar space.

Women who begin puberty early prefer more masculine men and are more likely to want children young, researchers claim

According to study from University of St Andrews, a who woman got her period at a relatively young age is more likely to seek a more masculine mate, and will want to have children earlier in life.

Did Neanderthals use toothpicks too? Traces of wood stuck in ancient plaque reveal our relative's table manners

Researchers studied the dental plaque of the El Sidrón Neanderthals who lived among the Spanish caves nearly 50,000 years ago, and found tiny bits of bits of wood embedded in the samples.

Thought stepping on the scales was bad? New smart mirror takes a 3D scan of your naked body to analyse your shape

The Naked 3D Fitness Tracker uses 3D scanning technology that tracks your shape, measurements, body fat percent and weight to show you exactly how far you are in your fitness journey.

Peering inside the BRAIN of a monarch butterfly reveals how an 'internal compass' helps it make epic migrations

Researchers from Washington and Michigan found the insects (pictured) use an internal compass to determine their south-west flight as they migrate from the US to Mexico each autumn.

Microsoft's latest AI gets it hilariously wrong (again): CaptionBot thinks Michelle Obama is a cell phone and describes 'the dress' as a cat in a tie

Microsoft is in for another embarrassing AI, as its CaptionBot is producing horribly wrong picture captions. The AI has been spot on for most, but recently thought Michelle Obama was a cell phone.

Is everything we know about the universe's expansion WRONG? Measurements suggest it's growing faster than any theory can explain

New universe measurements suggest it's growing faster than any theory can explain

By looking at stars in nearby galaxies like the Large Magellanic Cloud (M101 spiral galaxy pictured left) researchers from John Hopkins University, Baltimore, have conducted the most precise measurement yet of how fast the universe is expanding, and found it is 8 per cent faster than our models based on measurements of the background radiation (map pictured top right) predict. If it is right, it could mean our understanding of the evolution of the universe (illustrated bottom right) is incorrect.

Android gets an Emoji overhaul: Google reveals redesigned icons will include different skin tones (along with bacon, selfie, and facepalm pictures)

Android emojis are about to get a much awaited makeover. The changes will be seen on Google Android devices and will support designs from Unicode 9, including the face-palm and bacon.

Tiny DUST particles floating in space have been captured by Cassini - and they could help uncover the origins of our solar system

Researchers from Esa looked at data gathered by Nasa's Cassini spacecraft over ten years, to find out what the interstellar dust particles are made of.

Texting to be allowed in America's biggest movie theater chain as executives try to lure millennial audiences

AMC Entertainment's new CEO Adam Aron declared the policy is outdated because turning off a phone, for a teen, is like 'cutting off your left arm above the elbow'.

Pepper grows up! 'Emotional' humanoid becomes the first robot to enrol at a SCHOOL in Japan

Pepper, a robot that uses sensors to detect human emotions and can understand English and Japanese, has enrolled in Shoshi High School in Waseda, Fukushima, Japan.

World's tiniest engine is the size of an ATOM: Breakthrough paves the way for powerful quantum machines

By alternately heating and cooling the atom, a positively charged ion of calcium-40 (illustrated), researchers from the University of Mainz were able to turn heat energy into useful work.

Blind man 'reads' for the first time in 20 YEARS using hi-tech glasses that dictate what he is looking at and can even recognise faces

Luke Hines, from Devon, can 'read' for the first time thanks to a new pair of OrCam glasses. He has a glasses-mounted camera that reads text, describes objects and identifies faces.

Beware the 'evil' Wi-Fi networks that turn your phone into a brick: Hackers can hijack systems to remotely attack your handset

Researchers at Calfornia-based security firm PacketSled used a Raspberry Pi (pictured) to create a hostile wireless network that automatically resets the time and date on iPads and iPhones.

Dramatic moment Tesla's autopilot system saves driver from high-speed crash by quickly swerving out of the way 

Video capturing Tesla’s autopilot system saving Ohio driver from high-speed crash

Joshua Brown from Ohio was cruising down a US motorway when a heavy truck on his left hand side tried to join his lane, not spotting the Tesla. His autopilot system then sent off a 'warning chime' and quickly swerved to the right, narrowly avoiding a crash, all of which he caught on his dashcam. He said: 'Hands down the best car I have ever owned. I am very impressed. Excellent job Elon!'.

Are HUMANS the new supercomputer? Quantum Moves game helps map the brain to 'blur the lines between man and machine'

Researchers at Aarhus University is mapping out how the human brain is able to make decisions based on intuition and accumulated experience using the online game 'Quantum Moves'.

World's strongest material: Scientists create 'wonder substance' carbyne in large amounts for the first time

After eluding scientists for more than 50 years, a team of researchers at the University of Vienna has now found a way to not only synthesize carbyne, but to mass produce it.

'I wouldn't drink this if it was the last thing on Earth': Watch live as Dailymail.com tries 'future of food' replacement drink Soylent 

It claims to pack enough nutrients to replace any given meal, all crammed into a satisfying drink. Watch live on Facebook at 4pm as Dailymail.com tries Soylent.

Why do bearcats smell like POPCORN? Scientists discover unique aroma comes from their urine

Bearcats (pictured), also known as binturongs live a mainly solitary life in the forests of south-east Asia and are covered in long fur. Their solo existence is the reason for powerful scent-marking.

It's not just women who fake orgasms, men do too - and probably more than you think, study finds

Young couple engaged in sexual intercourse --- Image by © B2M Productions/Ocean/Corbis

Researchers in Montreal and Guelph focusing on the under-reported male phenomenon suggest up to a quarter of men may have faked it at some point in their sexual history (illustrated).

Greenland is melting TWO MONTHS early: Freak warm weather triggers record-breaking loss of ice sheet

On Monday and Tuesday, about 12 per cent of the ice sheet surface area - 656,000 square miles or 1.7 million square kilometers - showed signs of melting ice.

The monkey 'midwives': Scientists capture incredible moment primates help their companion give birth

Scientists capture incredible moment primates help their companion give birth

Midwives can play a critical role in bringing a newborn baby into the world, and according to researchers, that doesn't just apply to humans. After decades of observation, researchers have now witnessed the daytime birth of a wild golden snub-nosed monkey - and the mother had help from a 'midwife' the entire time. Pictured on the top left, the mother is accompanied by the 'midwife' companion. The male helps to groom the mother after birth, pictured bottom left, but does not touch the infant. On the right, the mother holds her child six days after birth.

Google's self-driving cars may soon predict what drivers are going to do next: Patent reveals plans for sensors that detect turn signals and braking lights

The Mountain View-based tech giant has filed for a patent for its driverless cars to be able to detect and track brake and indicator lights of other cars on the road (pictured).

Will the mystery of the 'alien Wow!' signal FINALLY be solved? Astronomers plan to prove comets caused bizarre radio blast

Astronomers at St Petersburg College in Florida hope to build a new radio telescope to prove if a pair of passing comets were responsible for one of the most famous 'alien' signals in history.

Tinder for TV: AI swiping app can recommend shows based on what you like and what your friends are watching

MightyTV uses the same swiping capabilities as Tinder, but to find the perfect film or TV show. Users swipe at content and the AI will learn your preferences and use your friends' through Facebook.

No more moths 'eating' your clothes! Pheromone treatment makes males 'smell' female to prevent them from breeding


Camberley-based pest control experts Rentokil has unveiled a new pheromone treatment which interferes with the sex lives of clothes moths (pictured) and breaks up their reproductive cycles.

Grand SEX Auto: Players of the controversial game were found to be less sympathetic towards females in tests

Researchers from the universities of Ohio and Milano Bicocca found players who identified strongly with their on-screen characters were more likely to exhibit sexist behaviour in real life.

Half of us have 'gay genes' and the larger the family, the greater the chance of having a homosexual son, controversial study claims

Giorgi Chaladze of the Ilia State University in Georgia used a computational model that, among others, included aspects of heredity and the tendency of homosexual men to come from larger families.

Could the Pentagon's hypersonic missiles trigger World War 3? Other nations could use the technology to launch a nuclear strike, warn experts 

US 'hypersonic missiles' should be banned over fears they could be nuclear weapons

The US, Russia and China are embroiled in a high-speed arms race - and many are now worried it could go nuclear. Pentagon officials have said that weapons that fly at five times the speed of sound will only carry conventional missiles. But that hasn't stopped a number of experts voicing concerns that other nations will use the technology to launch a nuclear strike. Experts, such as Mark Gubrud, a physicist at the University of North Carolina, are calling for hypersonic missiles to be banned. Pictured are artist's impressions of hypersonic missiles.

The last minutes of the dinosaurs: Scientists say fossil find of charred bones shows something 'strange' was going on

Researchers have undertaken a years-long study, in which they set out to excavate and analyse fossil remains from the base of South American to the northern tip of Antarctica.

Puzzle of the Nazca holes is solved: Ancient spirals in the Peruvian desert were used as a 'sophisticated' irrigation system

Archaeologists have used satellite data to shed new light onto the mysterious spiral-shaped funnels around Nazca city in southern Peru and found they helped bring water to the arid desert.

Are YOU at risk? Millions of people are leaving private details exposed to hackers because they can't remember passwords

London-based mobile and internet security company BullGuard found a third of Britons login automatically and also store their bank card details to shopping sites such as eBay and Amazon.

Consciousness is 'like streaming a film in our brain': Our minds process the world as a series of 'bite-sized slices' edited together

25 Mar 2015 --- Clock --- Image by © IMAGEMORE M/Imagemore Co., Ltd./Corbis

Researchers led by the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland explain that series of moments may be switched to conscious' hundreds of milliseconds after they are perceived.

Watch bulletproof FOAM turn gunshot to dust: Material can also block radiation and could lead to lightweight body armour

Engineers at North Carolina State University have developed a composite metal foam from steel. Less than an inch of the material can stop an armour piercing round fired from 16ft away.

The stars moving so fast they almost have enough energy to escape the Milky Way: Discovery could rewrite what we know about the galaxy and dark matter

Astronomers at the Friedrich Alexander University and the California Institute of Technology found a binary star system moving very fast at the edge of our galaxy, and it is not certain where it has come from.

Bizarre slow-motion footage captures drones being catapulted at slabs of pork to study how the blades tear flesh


Researchers at Aalborg University's rigged a catapult to launch a hobby drone into the meat at high speed, recording the impact with a high-speed camera (pictured).

Fighter jets as you've never seen them before: 'High speed steadicam' footage shows planes maneuvering at 350mph

Incredibly smooth video shows fighter jets maneuvering at 350mph

The footage, from California-based Blue Sky Aerial, shows Saab Gripen fighter jets flying over Sweden. It was captured using the GSS 520 5 axis system, which can work at speeds of up to 300 knots per hour. Aerial special, Peter Degerfeldt, who captured the stunning views, used a Red Dragon 6K mounted to a $40,000 Canon 30-300m lens. Normally, all stabilisation systems on the market are approved for helicopters, and so can only work at a speed of maximum 125 knots per hour.

Did early humans use fire to help them FORAGE 3 million years ago? Blazes exposed animal tracks and cooked plants

A new theory by anthropologists at the University of Utah suggests humans began exploiting natural bush fires (pictured) as it made it easier for them to find, catch and eat food.

A speedboat suitable for James Bond: Aston Martin reveals its incredible voice controlled convertible speedboat

Aston Martin AM37 powerboat

Luxury James Bond car maker Aston Martin has revealed the design for its first foray onto water - a tablet controlled speedboat. However, it won't say how much it costs.

How Notorious B.I.G. will be brought back to life: Firm reveals its 'humagram' tech could create a virtual version of the rapper

LA-based ARHT Media secured the rights to the holographic image of Notorious B.I.G. The first performance will be alongside his widow, Faith Evans, in a duet.

The plot of 'Planet X' thickens: Nasa dismisses claims a mystery ninth planet is 'tugging' on its Cassini craft around Saturn

This artist's concept illustration received January 20, 2016 courtesy of Caltech/Robert Hurt shows a distant view from Planet Nine back towards the sun

In the latest in a series of developments surrounding the controversial mysterious planet, Nasa has dismissed claims the Cassini spacecraft's orbit has been altered by an unknown force.

The chemistry of coffee: Scientists reveal how to make the perfect cup every time

Reactions explains the complex chemistry behind a cup of coffee and how to make it perfect. They say coffee to water ration, quality of water and how long you boil the water can all affect its taste.

How to make the perfect apology: Scientists reveal the six keys to saying you are sorry

Fisher College of Business devised a six element list for giving the perfect apology. But if you're pressed for time, researchers say admitting fault and offering to repair the damage are critical.

Are YOU using this emoji wrong? 'Grinning face' icon looks so different on iPhones and Android handsets many people don't know what it actually means

A GroupLens research team at the University of Minnesota analysed the most popular face emoji across five mobile platforms to reveal differences in meaning.

Are humans hardwired for war? Expert discusses why our species is so violent and if we could ever achieve world peace

Sarah Peacey from University College London explains how bonobos and humans share DNA but different societies and this may explain why we're more violent than the animals.

Getting something from nothing: Mathematician reveals the fascinating story behind the number ZERO and how modern life couldn't function without it

Mathematician reveals the fascinating story behind the number ZERO

Mathematician Dr Hannah Fry narrated a recent video from London's Royal Institution about the history of the number zero. It travelled from India (top left), met resistance by the Roman Empire (bottom left) and became essential in astronomy (top right) and modern computing (bottom right).

Mind the gap! Stunning new pictures of Saturn's rings reveal the vast chasms that lie between the orbiting chunks of dust and ice

New images released by Nasa's Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn, showing the Cassini gap between two of the rings, help demonstrate the scale of the gas giant.

Can YOU tell if your child is lying? Parents are too trusting of their own children and this stops them being able to spot a fib

Psychologists at Brock University in Ontario, Canada, say parents may have a 'truth bias' when it comes to believing their own children, even though all youngsters learn to lie.

Forget breathalysers, now there are TEXTALYSERS: Device can tell if drivers were using their phones before an accident

Legislation proposed in New York sets out to use a new device, called a 'textalyser', to help police determine whether the person driving was being unlawfully distracted.

Is the bible an ANTHOLOGY? Inscriptions on 2,600-year-old shards of ceramic suggests literacy was more common in Judah than first thought

Archaeologists at the University of Tel Aviv analysed the ink inscriptions on 2,600-year-old ceramic shards found at a fort in the Israeli desert and say they suggest writing was commonplace.

The phone case that comes with a built-in DRONE: Prototype design includes UAV to help take better selfies

Drawing power from the phone's battery, the small craft can fly for over 25 minutes at a time and uses tethered cameras to take aerial photos. It was created by London-based Buzz Technology.

Facebook gives a glimpse of new 'easyshare' app: Mark Zuckerberg shows off software designed to make sharing easier

In a recent video, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shows a brief scroll through his app, revealing a status section that includes new features, including sideshows, GIFs, and music.

Is this rock proof of a lost European civilisation? Archaeologist claims boulder is the world's oldest man-made sphere

Controversial archaeologist Semir Osmanagic (pictured) discovered the 'stone ball' in a forest at Podubravlje, near the town Zavidovici in central Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Faraday Future reveals the Nevada megafactory it hopes will topple Tesla: $1billion facility will build mystery electric car in 2018

Faraday Future reveals $1bn Nevada megafactory to rival Tesla

Faraday Future puts the size of the Apex Industrial Park facility at 3 million square feet, or nearly the size of the sprawling Las Vegas Convention Center close to the Las Vegas Strip. While it's clear the company plans to create an electric car, a prototype has yet to be unveiled and there are no specifics yet on what kinds of cars it might manufacture. Pictured inset is its concept car, the FFZero1.

Nasa reveals radical plans for 2D printed spacecraft that wrap themselves around asteroids and 'Lego' blocks man could use to build a Martian habitat

Future space missions, including the journey to Mars, edge closer to reality as Nasa reveals its top picks from a series of competitions designed to crowdsource innovative concepts.

Getting in on the joke: Listening to how two people laugh together can reveal whether they are friends or total strangers

Friends laughing and smiling together --- Image by © Laura Doss/Corbis

An international team led by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, focused on what information people could learn from hearing people laugh, in particular, their friendship status.

The remote island that has NO birds or bees: Plants on Macquarie Island are able to thrive without key pollinators

15 Nov 2008, Macquarie Island, Tasmania, Australia --- Royal Penguin (Eudyptes schlegeli) colony on beach, Macquarie Island, Australia --- Image by © Otto Plantema/ Buiten-beeld/Minden Pictures/Corbis

Australian researchers believe that the absence of bees and birds on Macquarie Island, in between New Zealand and Antarctica, has driven the evolution of its flowering plants.

Were early Vikings the first HIPSTERS? Iron Age Norse women wore bizarre jewellery with foreign designs to stand out

Archaeologists analysed the designs seen in 1,200 pieces of jewellery from 400-550AD found in Norway and discovered some appear to incorporate foreign motifs into local designs.

Will this 'bouncy castle' train solve overcrowding... or is it just a load of hot air? Fleet of futuristic carriages with inflatable seats could give commuters 40% more space by 2020  

The 'air train' has been designed by consultancy firm Arup to make more space by deflating the seats. The carriages have been shortlisted in the Tomorrow's Train Design Today competition.

Is this the world's biggest snake? Massive 26ft-long reticulated python found on island in Malaysia could set a new record

Photographs of the fearsome python, which was found on an island in Malaysia, show more than a dozen workers posing for photographs with the 26ft-long reptile.

Computers CAN spot the X factor: Chinese AI predicts finalists and winner of singing show

Taiwanese singer Coco Lee poses at the Star Boulevard during the Golden Horse Award in Taipei November 25, 2006. REUTERS/Richard Chung (TAIWAN)

Developed by Alibaba Cloud, 'Ai' was able to predict not the just the winner of 'I'm a singer', Chinese-American singer Coco Lee (pictured), but all six finalists.

Conspiracy theorists believe 1,500-year-old Mongolian mummy 'wearing Adidas boots' is finally proof time travel exists

Conspiracy theorists believe Mongolian mummy 'wearing Adidas' is proof of time travel

The woman was studied by experts from Khovd Museum, Mongolia. Commenters on Twitter and Facebook are claiming the woman must be a time traveller, albeit many in a jokey and tongue-in-cheek way. One Twitter user jokingly quipped: 'Must be a time traveller. I knew we would dig one up sooner or later', another added: 'Huh? Time-travelling Mummy? Corpse interfered with?.' Meanwhile, Facebook users said: 'Loooooool he's wearing a pair of gazelles', and 'Well I must admit, I've got a few pair but I ain't had them that long.' The boots are pictured main with a stock image of Adidas snowboarding boots pictured inset.

Take a trip into the mind of people on LSD: Scans reveal how the drug 'opens' up the brain to mimic how a baby sees the world 

Participants received either an injection of LSD or a placebo drug from researchers at Imperial College London before having their brains scanned. The brain of an LSD user is shown.

Are YOU a genetic 'superhero? Doctors discover 13 people who are resistant to severe inherited diseases - and there may be more

Researchers from The Resilience Project in New York found 13 people who seem to be miraculously resistant to severe inherited diseases. Mystique from X-Men is pictured.

Radical breakthrough stores digital pictures in DNA for first time - and could revolutionise computer storage

The University of Washington and Microsoft researchers chopped up digital data and encoded it into nucleotide sequence of synthetic DNA snippets that sit on the end of a test tube.

Scientists reveal how to wash your hands: Research shows six step process is most efficient at killing bacteria

Glasgow Caledonian University found the 6-step hygiene hand method is more effective than the 3-step. It reduced the median bacterial count from 3.28 to 2.58, the 3-step that only hit 2.88.

David Bowie almost had it right: Nasa reveals gigantic ice fractures on Pluto that resemble a 360 mile long SPIDER

Sprawling across Pluto?s icy landscape is an unusual geological feature that resembles a giant spider.

?Oh, what a tangled web Pluto?s geology weaves,? said Oliver White, a member of the New Horizons geology team from NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California. ?The pattern these fractures form is like nothing else we?ve seen in the outer solar system, and shows once again that anywhere we look on Pluto, we see something different.?

As shown in the enhanced color image above ? obtained by NASA?s New Horizons spacecraft on July 14, 2015 ? this feature consists of at least six extensional fractures (indicated by white arrows) converging to a point near the center. The longest fractures are aligned roughly north-south, and the longest of all, the informally named Sleipnir Fossa, is more than 360 miles (580 kilometers) long. The fracture aligned east-west is shorter and is less than 60 miles (100 kilometers) long.  To the north and west, the fractures extend across the mottled

Six gigantic icy fractures converge onto a point near the centre of the strange structure. The longest of the 'legs' is named Sleipnir Fossa, and is more than 360 miles (580 kilometers) long.

UFO hunter spots mysterious object flanking the ISS: Glowing craft makes a brief appearance before vanishing during Nasa's live feed

The images were captured by Jadon Beeson, 20, from Stourport-on-Severn in Worcestershire, as he watched the live stream from the ISS on his phone and show the object on the horizon (pictured).

Why DO people with Alzheimer's stop recognising loved ones? 'Disease affects how they see faces as well as memory'

Experts from Université de Montréal say the breakthrough paves the way for different strategies to help patients interact with close relatives for longer to be developed.

The eye of the universe: Incredible eclipse image reveals the sun in unprecedented detail

The composite image, released by Nasa, shows the solar corona, which is an aura of plasma that surrounds the sun and extends millions of miles into space.

What is the mysterious 'giant bow' on Venus? Japanese craft reveals first images showing dense clouds and strange shapes on planet

Japanese Akatsuki space craft reveals first images of Venus shows dense clouds

It may have taken five years for Japan's 'dawn' probe to rise again, but already, the mission is proving worthwhile. Last week, the Akatsuki probe presented its first scientific results since it was rescued from orbit around the sun and sent back to Venus. Among the new data is an incredible image of Venus' acidic clouds and a strange 'bow' shape (inset) in the planet's atmosphere that has baffled scientists.

Take us to the stars: Stephen Hawking and Mark Zuckerberg launch $100m alien-hunting mission with Russian billionaire to send fleet of nano-craft to Alpha Centauri at 20% of the speed of light

The project, dubbed Breakthrough Starshot, will rely on tiny so-called 'nanocraft' flying on sails pushed by beams of light to travel 25 trillion miles to Alpha Centauri.

Tiny turbine that fits on your DESK runs on carbon dioxide - and it can produce enough energy to power a small town 

Designed by GE Global Research, in Albany, New York, the turbine (pictured) could power 10,000 homes and could help to solve some of the world's growing energy challenges.

Nasa shuts down climate change deniers on Facebook: Agency takes to Bill Nye's page to respond to critics and false information

The Washington-based agency told users not to 'misrepresent' Nasa, the evidence is 'very clearly documented' and that Nasa doesn't 'fudge' the numbers.

Battered skulls, shattered bones and arrows lodged in skeletons: Remains found in Germany point to the earliest, largest and most brutal Bronze Age battle ever seen

Archaeologists uncovered the remains (pictured) of around 100 bodies in the Tollense Valley in northern Germany, suggesting brutal hand-to-hand combat between warring tribes.

Mattress that can tell if your spouse is having an affair: Hi-tech model senses 'suspicious activity' before telling owner via an app if it is being used

Worried that your beloved might be straying? Forget snooping through windows or checking mobile phones - now your bed can do the spying for you with the launch of a new 'smartress'.

The wheelchair that helps paraplegics STAND: Pumps on the wheels push users into an upright position 

The chair was invented by engineers and staff at at Minneapolis VA Health Care System, and is based on an existing design of standing wheelchair, with some extra modifications.

Does your child struggle to watch 3D films? Being dizzy, having a headache or seeing a blurry screen 'might be a sign of a lazy eye'

Vision problems in children can often go undetected because they are unaware their sight is not normal, The Association of Optometrists (AOP) warned today.

Instagram rolls out personalized video feeds: Updated feature in Explore channel will make it easier to discover new footage

Instagram is revamping its Explore feature in the US to include suggested video channels based on your interests. Update includes 'Videos You Might Like' and 'Featured' channels.

Are hipsters about to invade YOUR area? Twitter can be used to predict which neighbourhoods will become gentrified

Researchers at Cambridge University analysed social media posts in London and found deprived areas with high social diversity in 2010 later became gentrified in 2015.

Coeliacs can toast to this! Beer brewers develop the world's first gluten-free barley

The breakthrough was made by Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research
Organisation (CSIRO). It has now sold its Kebari barley (pictured) to brewer Radeberger.

Tombstone of 16th century Spanish priest is found under an ancient Aztec temple - and the remains of the canon may lie beneath

A massive tombstone has been found close to the current cathedral in Mexico City by engineers attempting to install new lights. It bears the name of a 16th century priest, Miguel de Palomares.

How long would YOU wait to upgrade? Apple customers tend to keep iPhones for three years on average before trading in 

The Californian firm has detailed its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, sourcing greener materials and recycling, on a new questions and answers section of its website.

The 'Flying Bum' is officially christened MARTHA GWYN: World's largest aircraft Airlander 10 is named after the company chairman's wife

The Airlander 10's official name was revealed by the Duke of Kent at a ceremony at its hangar in Shortstown, Bedfordshire, just days after regulators issued a permit for it to conduct its first test flight.

Get ready for DOGstagram: Smart coat lets canines automatically post a picture whenever they wag their tail

The Posting Tail is a smart vest that tracks tail-wags to determine when your dog is happy, and it can snap a photo of the moment and upload it right to social media.

What private details are you leaking? App claims to use 'anonymous' data to identify YOUR name, age, race and address

The research was carried out by Columbia University. The tool asks users to connect their Foursquare, Instagram and Twitter accounts and will make guesses about their details.

It's not me, it really IS you: Researchers reveal the seven traits in a partner they say can kill a relationship

Researchers compiled the top deal breakers people have when finding a mate. They found people give these more weight, which in turn overshadows any deal makers their potential mate might possess.

Never spill beer again! £25 'Mighty' glasses grip to surfaces so drinks can't fall over

Firebox, the company behind spill-proof mugs, has now made an equivalent for alcoholic drinks - beer, wine and whiskey glasses with a grip on the bottom so they cannot spill.

Babies have basic social skills at just seven months: Groundbreaking study find toddler's DO understand interactions

A stock photo of babies on bed.

AMX073 Bed Babies

Researchers discovered seven month old's have basic social skills - and can already understand what their parents are doing.

How most of us worry that we can't do our job: Two thirds of workers say they feel 'out of their depth' and fear being 'found out' by their bosses 

Researchers seeking to assess the mood of Britain's workforce found two thirds of employees admitted struggling in work situations, while four in 10 fear being exposed for not being good enough.

Snapchat gets animated: Hit messaging service reveals 'magic' stickers that can move around videos in bid to fend off Facebook

Snapchatters will not be able to add colourful emojis to their creative videos. Snapchat is adding 3D stickers that can be pinned to an object in the clip, which moves, rotates and changes size.

Prehistoric peepers unlock more secrets of the weird Tully monster: Pigment cells prove the 300-million-year old 'sea alien' had eyes on stalks and a backbone

Scientists at the University of Leicester say the pigments from the fossil's eyes (fossil pictured) are the oldest pigments ever discovered and also prove the creature did indeed have eyes.

The secret science of secretions: Mystery of exactly how the body produces saliva and sweat is finally solved

Researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Centre in New York have unravelled the process to find that four identical units within each cell must be stimulated before a gland can work.

Is this a new state of matter? Researchers predict bizarre 'hourglass' material

Researchers at Princeton University have predicted the existence of a new state of matter, which is created through the action of a particle known as the 'hourglass fermion.'

There's no place like home! Tim Peake snaps stunning image of the UK with city lights framed by Earth's glowing horizon

The British astronaut snapped a stunning picture of the UK from his current base on the International Space Station (ISS) as it orbited 255 miles (410km) above the Earth.

Even BABIES can be bought off: Infants will do deals with 'bad guys' if the price is right

Researchers at Yale University said children as young as 12 months can be persuaded to do something bad if they are offered enough of an incentive.

Bizarre 'humanoid Godzilla', the size of a grown man, is filmed viciously hunting off the coast of the Galapagos Islands

The incredible video was recorded by Steve Winkworth, at Cabo Marshall, a dive site off the north coast of Isabela in the Galapagos Islands, and shows the human-sized lizard in clear water.

The science of BASEBALL: Study reveals what gives pitchers such a powerful throw - and say the ability evolved to help us hunt

According to an expert from Yale University, modern humans' ability to throw may stem from early hunting techniques, when hurling a hard object was the best way to take down prey.

Model S gets a makeover: Tesla reveals new-look car featuring a grille-less front and its own 'bioweapons defence mode'

The Model S will now also come with a 48-amp charger standard, compared to the 40 amps that was offered previously.

Watch Apple's new iPhone SE get frozen in a giant ice ball and dropped 100ft onto concrete - and it STILL works

In a new video from GizmoSlip , a new iPhone SE is submerged in a bowl of water before being frozen into an ice block - and then it's dropped 100 ft. from the top of a building. And, it survives.

Some women ARE being held back in the workplace but their fellow female colleagues are the ones to blame, study finds

A study from University College London found that women who take competition with female co-workers too seriously might actually be damaging their careers (stock image).

The bed bugs that just won't die: Scans reveal critters have developed a thicker 'skin' to fight back against insecticides

Using scanning electron microscopy, researchers from the University of Sydney compared the thickness of cuticles taken from specimens of bed bugs (stock image) resistant to insecticides.

Snapchat is now the 'most important social network' among teens: Site topples Instagram to take the crown 

Minnesota-based Piper Jaffray surveyed 6,500 teenagers. Snapchat was listed as the most important network among 28 per cent of participants, followed Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

Architects unveil plans for London's first skyscraper made entirely of wood...and at 1,000ft tall it will be the capital's second tallest after the Shard 

A group from Cambridge University want to build a 1,000ft structure off the edge of the Barbican, in the City of London, and the designers hope that 1,000 homes can be created across its 80-storeys.

Revealed: The best Formula One driver of all time according to SCIENCE 

Researchers from the University of Sheffield have determined who the sport's best driver is, based driver talent rather than team or technology of the car (pictured is a modern F1 Mercedes).

Ancient mummy unearthed in Mongolia: 6th century Turkic woman was buried in beautifully stitched clothes 1,500 years ago alongside her sacrificed horse

Experts believe the find in the Altai Mountains dates to 1,500 years ago and appears to be the first complete Turkic burial in Central Asia. The mummy's boots are shown.

Feeling exhausted and overworked? You may have neurasthenia: Being unable to cope with the pace of modern life was first diagnosed by the Victorians

Author David Schuster, of Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne said the condition was defined by neurologist George Beard in 1869.

The birth of two monsters: Stunning images from space capture moment icebergs break free from the Antarctica's Nansen ice shelf

The icebergs broke free from the Nansen ice shelf. which is around 50km long and 25km wide. The biggest iceberg is around the size of Manhattan.

HTC unveils the '10': Flagship 5.2-inch phone has a TWO-day battery life and plays music based on your unique hearing range

Named after the idea of a 'Perfect 10', the Taiwanese company claims the HTC 10 (shown) 'delivers everything that you want from a flagship device.'

Tiny laser-driven robots could deliver drugs anywhere in the body: Video shows 'water marbles' pulling 150 times their own weight

Scientists Osaka Institute of Technology in Japan coated millimetre-sized drops of water in a nanometre-scale powder of polypyrrole. The material helped give the droplets superpowers.

Now there's no excuse for not missing the gym: Google launches 'personal goals' feature to find time for workouts in your calendar

Goals in Google Calendar set a goal, 'How often' and 'Best time', and will look at your monthly obligations to find an opening. And the more you use the app, the better it will become at scheduling your activities.

Feeling strung out? Head to a festival: Study finds live music leads to reduced levels of stress hormones

Going to concerts could be beneficial to your well-being. Researchers in London have revealed that attending a live performance for just an hour can reduce levels of stress hormones.

Ever wondered what's inside a rattlesnake's tail? Fascinating video shows a father and son dissect the deadly reptile to find out

'What's Inside?', a popular YouTube channel originally started by Daniel Markham for his son Lincoln's science project, have taken a look inside a rattlesnake's tail after many questions from fans.

Global warming is changing how the world WOBBLES: Nasa study says melting ice sheets are changing Earth's weight distribution - and has even caused the North Pole to move

Earth does not always spin on an axis running through its poles. Instead, it wobbles irregularly over time, drifting toward North America throughout most of the 20th Century (green arrow). That direction has changed drastically due to changes in water mass on Earth.

Global warming is shifting the way the Earth wobbles on its polar axis, a new Nasa study has concluded. Researchers say melting ice sheets - are changing the distribution of weight.

Now that deserves a round of applause! Tropical bird has evolved world's fastest wing muscle to attract a mate by 'clapping'

Golden-collared and red-capped manakins from the rainforests of South America have evolved a muscle that lets them beat their wings up to 100 times per second but use different muscles for flight.

BBC takes on Sky with the launch of iPlayer Kids: App shows child-friendly content 24 hours a day

BBC iPlayer Kids (pictured), launched in the UK on Tuesday, is a standalone iPlayer app that curates content from the CBeebies and CBBC channels for children depending on their age.

Instagram now lets you record and share 60-second videos and brings back the multi-clip tool

Over the coming months, people on iOS, Android and Windows Phone globally will be able to record and share clips that last 60 seconds. Instagram (pictured) is also bringing back multiple clips on iOS.

The first ever image of an exoplanet: 1917 astronomical plate provides the oldest evidence of world outside our solar system

The discovery was made at the basement of Carnegie Observatory in California after Jay Farihi of UCL began digging through the archives as part of his research on planetary systems.

Spend hours looking at penguin pictures - all in the name of science: Online project wants you to help count the number of birds in the wild

Researchers have developed a new way to keep an eye on penguins in the Antarctic, using using 50 cameras and the help of the general public.

Scientists are SHAVING ants to learn how they keep cool in extreme heat: Bizarre study reveals hairs reflect light like a prism

Researchers led by the Free University of Brussels, discovered that when sliced, the silvery hairs that cover the ants' bodies (pictured) reflect light in a similar way to fibre optic cables.

Nasa funds Armageddon-style plans to fit robots to ASTEROIDS to protect Earth from the threat of 'doomsday' meteor strikes

Made in Space, the US based space-manufacturing company is working on a Nasa-funded project to develop ways of turning asteroids into spaceships to complete basic missions.

What's the point of marriage? To avoid STIs! Humans only started getting wed when farming spread to stop sexual diseases wiping out populations

A study from the University of Waterloo, Canada shows monogamy emerged in early farmers after 'sleeping around' became too risky due to genital herpes and other diseases.

What is quantum weirdness? Physicists reveal a new explanation that could help build superfast advanced computers

Researchers from Nottingham and Strathclyde Universities have developed a method to quantify how useful different quantum systems might be for practical applications.

Are we set for colder weather following a record breaking El Niño? Scientists say there is a 50% chance La Niña is on the way

The Climate Prediction Center (CPC), an agency of the US National Weather Service, said it sees a 50 per cent chance La Nina could develop by the Northern Hemisphere as El Nino dissipates.

Elon Musk reveals hidden 'rainbow road' in Model S autopilot: Tesla software update lets drivers add Mario Kart-theme to display

By engaging the autopilot mode four times, the car's display shows a rainbow road similar to the one seen in the computer games, according to Tesla founder Elon Musk.

Ancient horse dung is helping to track Hannibal's route across the Alps: Remains may have been left by the great general's army as it marched to Italy

Large amounts of ancient dung have been unearthed on the treacherous Col de Traversette on the Italian border that dates back to the time when Hannibal led his army over the Alps.

Self-driving cars aren't ready for the roads: Experts warn the aggressive plans to push through regulation will harm public safety

FILE - In this May 13, 2014 file photo, a Google self-driving car goes on a test drive near the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. Self-driving cars are more likely to be a threat than a boon to public safety because of unresolved technical issues, engineers and safety advocates told the government Friday, countering a push by innovators for expedited government approval.  (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

The comments were made by members of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and industry bodies at a conference at the Transportation Department in Washington.

Mice are being bred with STUTTERS to help study how the speech impediment develops

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Scientists at Washington University have bred mice that stutter when they squeak (stock image). It is hoped that studying their brains could lead to new insight and potential treatments for stammering.

Why the unemployed have such a sense of entitlement: Belief that effort should be rewarded is lower in people out of work - and this makes it easier to accept handouts

The University of Nottingham researchers said this change in mind-set could make it easier for those out of work to accept support from others - including the state. Stock image pictured.

'This is my first day out and I'm about to die!' Hilarious moment 70-year-old woman uses Tesla's Model S autopilot for the first time

An elderly woman (pictured) in the US has had a hilarious reaction to using the autopilot function in a Tesla Model S.The autopilot function uses a range of sensors both inside and outside the car.

Comet chameleon! Rosetta data reveals heat from the sun has caused 67P to change colour

Rosetta's comet has been seen changing colour and brightness in front of Esa's orbiter's eyes, as the sun's heat strips away the older surface to reveal fresher material.

Will self-driving cars ever be safe to hit the roads? Report claims the vehicles would need to drive 'billions of miles over hundreds of years' to be fully tested

The report, Driving to Safety: How Many Miles of Driving Would It Take to Demonstrate Autonomous Vehicle Reliability?, was written by the Santa Monica-based Rand Corporation.

How to avoid a psychopath's charm? Email them: People with 'dark triad' traits can't rely on appearance and body language when sending messages

Researchers at the University of British Columbia Okanagan found people with 'dark triad' tendencies are less adept at negotiating online than in person.

The only piece of furniture you'll ever need? Bizarre shape changing sofa can transform into everything from a table to a bench at the tap of an app

Lift-bit is a series of hexagonal stools that fit together and creates a number of combinations. Users control the sofa via an app or hand gestures to transform it into what they need for just $1,250.

The incredible history of Chauvet-Pont d'Arc: Radiocarbon dating reveals early humans 'shared' the painted cave with BEARS more than 30,000 years ago

Experts have developed a timeline for the remarkable site in the Ardèche, southern France, to reveal when it was occupied and deserted by humans and ancient beasts.

Tesla recalls 2,700 Model X SUVs over seat safety issue

Tesla CEO and co-founder Elon Musk unveils the Tesla Motors Model X electric vehicle at the Tesla Design Studio in Hawthorne, California.

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Tesla will recall 2,700 Model X sport utility vehicles in the United States due to a faulty locking hinge in the third-row seats.

Have we reached peak Facebook? We now share less personal information on the site in favour of posting links and videos

Reports suggest the California-based social network's 1.6 billion users are choosing to use the site to share news and links from other websites rather than divulging personal details.

The gruesome moment Dr Pimple Popper removes BRAIN-shaped skin tag from man's upper body that grew for eight years 

As a leading dermatologist, she certainly uses her brain. But Dr Pimple Popper was recently forced to remove an unsightly growth which actually resembled one in her latest case.

Kepler comes back from the dead: Nasa restores contact with planet-hunting spacecraft stuck 75 million miles from Earth

An undated artists concept provided by NASA shows the Keplar Spacecraft moving through space. On April 10, 2016, NASA is trying to resuscitate its planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft, in a state of emergency 75 million miles away.  The treasured spacecraft, responsible for detecting nearly 5,000 planets outside our solar system, slipped into emergency mode sometime last week. The last normal contact was April 4. Ground controllers discovered the problem right before they were going to point Kepler toward the center of the Milky Way. (AP Photo/NASA)

The spacecraft - responsible for detecting nearly 5,000 planets outside our solar system - slipped into emergency mode sometime last week.

Never get blisters again! Scientists spend two years studying runners to discover a strip of surgical tape solves the problem

Researchers from Stanford University studied 128 runners participating in the 155-mile, six-stage RacingThePlanet ultramarathon that crosses deserts including the Gobi Desert. Stock image.

Good news for tigers! The number of big cats in the wild has risen for the first time in more than a century

There are now 3,890 tigers, according to the latest official count, up from 3,200 in 2010 when the last worldwide estimate was made. The majority live in India (stock image).

Are we living in a computer game? Neil deGrasse Tyson weighs in on the debate about whether our universe is real or simply a simulation

Neil deGrasse Tyson gathered a group of scientists at the at New York City's American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday night for a debate about whether the universe is a simulation.

SpaceX delivers the world's first inflatable room to the ISS: Cargo ship and pop-up pod are successfully docked on the station

In this frame taken from video from NASA TV, the SpaceX Dragon cargo ship is captured by a robot arm from the International Space Station, Sunday April 10, 2016. A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station on Sunday, two days after launching from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Station astronauts used a big robot arm to capture the Dragon, orbiting 260 miles above Earth. (NASA TV via AP)

A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station on Sunday (pictured), two days after launching from Cape Canaveral in Florida.

The cosmic monster lurking nearby: Largest supermassive black hole ever seen is spotted 200 million light-years away - and experts say the galaxy could be full of them

A new object with the mass of 17 billion suns has been found in a sparsely-populated area of the local universe NGC 1600 (illustrated), just 200 million light-years from Earth.

Ancient glassworks discovered in Israel: Beautiful pale green 'Judean' tableware made in furnace 1,600 years ago was used across the Roman Empire

The glassworks was unearthed south east of Yagur, Israel and chunks of 'Judean glass' have been found, which will help experts trace the export of Roman-era glass .

Brain chip helps quadriplegic man move his fingers for the first time in three years - and he can even play Guitar Hero

Doctors at Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and Ohio State University used a 'nerve bypass' to allow quadriplegic Ian Burkhart (pictured) to move his fingers and hand.

How much of a CREEP are you? Experts reveal the behaviours, hobbies and jobs that give people the chills - with clowns and taxi drivers among the worst offenders

Psychologists at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, found clowns are the seen as the creepiest profession, with taxidermists and sex shop owners close behind.

Time for a new gadget? Half of people think the Apple Watch is a flop - but they believe most of us will be wearing one in a decade

Advertising tech company Fluent, surveyed 2,578 adults in the US to gauge the popularity of Apple's device, which launched in September 2014.

Now anyone can be Banksy! Robotic spray can helps novices reproduce photos as giant 'paint by numbers' murals

Scientists from the ETH Zurich, Disney Research Zurich, Dartmouth College and Columbia University came up with the smart spray can and have demoed its artistic abilities in an impressive video.

Did Aborigines use 'star maps' to plot their way across Australia? Indigenous routes appear to follow the lines of constellations

Astronomers at the University of New South Wales have discovered that modern roads in Australia follow the ancient trade routes set out in star maps (shown in red) used by Aborigines.

Do YOU post a selfie every day and constantly worry about comments on it? Take the test that can reveal if you're a 'like addict'

Korea University studied how narcissism relates to a person's selfie-posting behavior. They found narcissists see selfies as a positive thing and observes others for self-comparison.

The tiny spider with a lightning-fast bite: High-speed footage captures arachnids attacking their prey - but how they reach such speeds is a mystery

Entomologist Dr Hannah Wood at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC used a high speed video camera to capture the attack made by trap door spiders (shown).

Is James Dyson about to blow away the beauty industry? Mysterious invite believed to be for launch of a hairdryer

A mysterious mechanism sent to members of the press along with an invitation to a Tokyo event could mean Dyson is finally set to launch its ultra-quiet hair dryer.

Are the lights about to go out for headlamps? Ford's self-driving cars can navigate winding roads in total darkness

Car giant Ford has been testing its self-driving cars in pitch darkness on the winding desert roads at its test facility in Arizona. The technology uses infrared lasers to scan the surroundings (pictured).

Would you use the controversial 'Yes to Sex' app? Software requires each person to give consent - and even agree a safe word

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A new app called Yes to Sex aims to ensure both parties have agreed to sex before getting on with the deed. The free app will record verbal consent, including safe words and agreed upon protection.

Watch Nissan's GTR break drifting world speed record by skidding down a runway SIDEWAYS at 190mph

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If 190mph in a car sounds a terrifying prospect on its own, imagine doing it sideways. A Japanese drifting champion has done just that, breaking the world drifting record on a UAE airfield.

Watch a 1950s retro calculator have a mechanical meltdown when faced with the problem 'zero divided by zero'

The video shows a 1950s mechanical Facit ESA-01 pin-wheel calculator (pictured), made in Sweden, flicking through numbers in a vain attempt to solve the equation.

People carrying the 'ginger gene' are at greater risk of deadly skin cancer - even if they NEVER go out in the sun

Doctors from the Medical University of Vienna said carrying the gene for red hair is an independent risk factor for developing melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.

Journey to the heart of our galaxy: Incredible Hubble images capture clusters of stars at the centre of the Milky Way in stunning detail


This incredible image, from Washington-based Nasa was captured using Hubble's infrared detector to peer through the veil of dust and gas which mask our view of the galaxy's nuclear star cluster.

Christian saint's bones are discovered in the rubble of a fifth century monastery destroyed by ISIS as Syrian troops make further ground on the terror group by recapturing another town from retreating jihadis 

ISIS levelled the fifth century St Elian monastery and church in al-Qaryatain in August 2015 using explosives and bulldozers, as they have done with shrines and other religious buildings elsewhere.

Redrawing the tree of life: Scientists redesign the branches to add 1,000 new microscopic life forms found over the past 15 years

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, who have discovered 1,000 new types of bacteria and Archaea have rejigged the tree to account for these microscopic life forms.

Martian moon mystery: Phobos and Deimos may have been created by a giant asteroid the size of Pluto hitting the red planet

The Red Planet's tiny, misshapen moons Phobos and Deimos are widely believed to be captured asteroid - but a new theory claims they may once been part of the red planet.

Forget smart glasses: Samsung patents contact lenses with built-in camera that projects images directly into the eye 

The patent, awarded in South Korea, includes a contact lens equipped with a display, a camera, an antenna, and several sensors that detect movement.

iPhone owners rejoice! Apple is rumoured to be finally working on a way to hide its annoying pre-installed apps 

The code was spotted by Brent Dirks from AppAdvice and was found in the metadata of iTunes shows reference to 'isFirstPartyHideableApp'. A selection of native apps is shown.

Pluto's heavy heart made the dwarf planet TIP OVER: Ice build-up dragged the entire frozen world into a new position, says study

The University of Arizona believes the dwarf planet's iconic, heart-shaped region may have shifted its location due to the gravitational pull of Charon - and taken the entire dwarf planet with it.

Mind-control MICROSCOPE changes the behaviour of mice in an instant: Scientists make the animals do whatever they want by tweaking the brain's 'code' in real time

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A team at the University of California, Berkeley combined cutting edge techniques to develop a tool which able to zoom in on a patch of brain cells (stock image) and alter their activity using light.

Spot the jet! Incredible soundwave pictures Nasa is using to develop next generation supersonic passenger planes revealed

Nasa has created a special photography system to capture hundreds of observations with each shockwave in a bid to develop a quiet supersonic aircraft.

The 'secret' Facebook Messenger inbox you never knew you had: How to see hidden messages

Facebook has been hiding message in a secret inbox it deemed as spam - messages from users you may not know. To view these message, just open up the Messenger app and go to settings.

The hot super-Earths being 'cooked' by radiation: Nasa discovers exoplanets that are being stripped of their atmospheres

Astrophysicists at the University of Birmingham used data from the Nasa Kepler space telescope to discover the exoplanets. An artist's illustration is pictured.

Take the 'mean girls' test: Questions can reveal if you're a drama queen and have 'dark-triad' psychopathic, narcissistic, and Machiavellian traits

The University of Texas created a 12-point scale to learn what makes a drama queen. People exhibit the dark-triad, gossiping, neuroticism and external locus of control, along with impulsiveness.

Rare 'brown dwarf' identified after 18 YEARS of tests: Failed star could help deepen understanding of exoplanets

A team at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, has observed a brown dwarf and determined its mass, age and composition after 18 years of measurements.

A 'monster' is found lurking in the depths of Loch Ness...but bizarre shape spotted by a robo-sub is actually a long-lost film prop

Results from the survey seem to rubbish theories about a deep trench in Loch Ness near Inverness capable of shrouding the mysterious monster (hoax picture shown) from public view.

The simple trick that frees up space on your iPhone WITHOUT having to delete photos, music or apps

The simple trick of trying to rent a film from the iTunes store that is larger than the amount of storage space left on the iPhone will free up space on the device, according to a Reddit user.

Watch a F-35 fighter jet drop a guided warhead: Weapon is able to destroy targets while steering clear of anti-aircraft guns

Footage released by the US Navy shows the F-35C test aircraft releasing a 1,000lb AGM-154 Joint Stand-Off Weapon (JSOW) from an internal weapons bay over Edwards Air Force Base, California.

Why DOES curiosity always get the better of us? Read this and you'll find out

Over the course of a number of experiments, psychologists from the Universities of Wisconsin-Madison and Chicago delved into the human desire to resolve uncertainty (illustrated).

Can YOU spot what's inside the red circle? Optical illusion sight test with a hidden image leaves the internet baffled

This optical illusion has left users scratching their heads. Some can see a detailed image while others see nothing at all. When the dot is flipped, the mysterious picture of a horse is clearly visible.

Would you sacrifice one person to save the lives of many? Your answer to this moral dilemma may reveal how popular you are

Psychologists at the University of Oxford have found that choosing to sacrifice the life of one innocent person rather than five impacts on how trustworthy you are with other people.

Did humans conquer South America in waves? Prehistoric settlers spread across the area on two occasions 8,000 years apart

Scientists at Stanford University studied radiocarbon dating from 1,147 archaeological sites across South America and found human populations were low until they lived in permanent settlements.

Amazon launches the £270 Kindle Oasis: Firm's lightest ever e-reader is shaped like a wedge and has a NINE-week battery 

The Seattle-firm's Kindle Oasis is 30% thinner and 20% lighter - weighing just 131 grams (4.6 ounces). It costs £269.99 in the UK and $289.99 in the US and comes with a magnetic leather battery cover.

The loneliest planet: Astronomers find 'young and unattached' Jupiter-like world in our own solar neighbourhood

The planet, dubbed 2MASS J1119-1137, is thought to is between four and eight times the mass of Jupiter and resides in our solar neighborhood, around 95 light years from Earth