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Can YOU see it? This baffling optical illusion will make you hallucinate without touching

WARNING: Do not watch if you suffer from photosensitive epilepsy or are sensitive to flashing lights. The mind-boggling video is part of a study by researchers at the University of New South Wales in Australia that they hope will lead to treatments for people with Parkinson's Disease. A new technique enables researchers to measure the strength of scientifically measure hallucinations for the first time, without having to reply on subjective descriptions. The optical illusion features a plain white flashing disc (pictured left). When it flashes, viewers hallucinate grey blobs on the disc that are not really there (pictured right).

NEW With the death of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, many users are eager for the next device. An artists impression of what could be the Galaxy S8 has surfaced and it shows a full screen design.

NEW Researchers have found numerous scenarios that could have created the crater without entirely destroying Phobos, including impact with an asteroid or comet roughly 250 meters across .

According to Obama, AI has been ‘seeping into our lives’ for some time, even in ways we don’t notice – and while there are many potential benefits that come with the technology, there may consequences.

'As of this week, Samsung’s testers were still unable to reproduce the explosions,' the Wall Street Journal says. On Tuesday, Samsung said it was killing the Galaxy Note 7 in an unprecedented move.

The interstellar disco ball, would have a probe hidden in the centre, according to the Harvard research. When a laser beam hit the thin, mirror-like surface, the light would bounce off and push the probe along.

Experts have discovered that handbags and makeup bags as little as six months old could contain unsafe levels of potentially lethal bacteria in recent laboratory tests.

London-based Google’s DeepMind artificial intelligence lab has taught a machine to navigate London Undergound on its own. The system combines both data processing with self-learning code.

Unreliable technology will thrust anyone into a fit of 'tech rage'. A study from 24 Hour Fitness reveals this causes stress among 65% of Americans, but there is a simple solution to combat the stress.

Welcome to chimp school! Video captures the moment wild chimpanzee mothers teach their young to 'fish' for food using tools for first time

For the first time ever, researchers have captured footage of wild chimpanzee mothers teaching their offspring to use tools. The videos taken at the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park in the Republic of Congo shed new light on the evolution of teaching, showing how young chimpanzees learn from their mothers to catch termites with ‘fishing probes.’ Mother chimpanzees were found to bring multiple tools or divide their own in half, allowing them to address the needs of their young without hindering their own ability to gather food.

Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin found the organ in an Antarctic fossil of a relative of ducks that lived during the age of dinosaurs.

Scientists have identified a 'giant hotspot' in Northern Ireland, where people carry a gene mutation causing them to grow abnormally tall. One in 150 people have the gene mutation in mid-Ulster (stock image)

This image provided by Amazon Music shows a display of Amazon Music Unlimited, a paid streaming music service Amazon is launching. The music service is being positioned to compete against existing services such as Spotify and Apple Music. It will cost $8 per month, or $80 a year, for members of Amazon¿s $99-a-year Prime loyalty program. Non-Prime members will pay $10 a month, the same monthly fee charged by Spotify and Apple Music. (Amazon Music via AP)

Amazon Music Unlimited is being positioned to compete against existing services such as Spotify and Apple Music, and will be offered to Echo owners for just $4 a month.

The software giant announced it will be rolling out pre-orders for the mixed reality headsets in six countries, including the UK, Ireland and Australia, for two versions of the device (pictured).

Researchers from Russia, England and the US pinpointed the new species of extinct wingless wasp, but were unable to determine how it died out. The fossil was found in Myanmar.

The University of Michigan Health System found that parents' technology use is causing conflict at home. Not only does it take attention away from kids, but it causes parents to become more stressed.

The sudden appearance of life-sized statues is one reason experts think China had influence from Ancient Greece, The terracotta army was found close to the tomb of Emperor Quin Shihuang in Xi'an in central China.

The VR payment technology means people using virtual reality goggles to browse virtual reality shopping malls will be able pay for purchases without taking off the goggles.

Why baddies are always triangular and the good guys round: Mathematician reveals the

Have you ever noticed characters such as Darth Vader and Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty (left) have sharp, angular faces made from triangles, while lovable characters such as Baloo from 'The Jungle Book' are made entirely of circles (right)? Our brain is designed to perceive shapes with specific meanings - sharp and point things are seen as threatening. YouTube channel Now You See Me has revealed the trick and explained the influence of shapes on characters’ personalities and how geometry affects the visual storytelling of the films we love in a new video.


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Imgur photo has scary hidden illusion

A creepy photo showing a dark basement with a red circle is causing confusion on Imgur as people try to work out what is sinister about the picture. Users are invited to zoom in on the photo to find out what might be lurking within the red circle, but those with eagle eyes have figured out that the scariness is lurking somewhere else in the basement.

The concerns were raised by the Institute of Ideas who will meet in London to discuss the best way to police VR technology before it spirals out of control.

To make such precise measurements, a team at the US National Institutes of Standards and Technology in Colorado fired a laser from one building to another, more than seven miles away.

According to experts, the most successful people in business do five things every single morning that sets them up for a productive day - and you should follow their lead.

By analysing the findings from a large number of studies carried out on work ethic, researchers from Radford University in Virginia found no difference in work ethic across the generations (stock image).

Professor David Gerdes, from the University of Michigan, found the new dwarf planet, named 2014 UZ224 when searching through images taken by the Dark Energy Camera.

Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the California Institute of Technology modelled the way floods shaped the canyons on Earth and Mars.

Cancer Research UK scientists calculate that taking into account someone’s age, the risk of the average woman getting cancer will rise 0.11 per cent every year between now and 2035.

A team, led by Nasa's Jet Propulsion Lab in Passadena and the University of Arizona, has published over 600 new images taken of Mars over the last few months.

The motorcycle of the future? BMW reveals self-balancing bike concept that is so safe you will NEVER fall off

The German automaker, headquartered in Munich, unveiled its Motorrad Vision Next 100, a sleek, self-balancing prototype the company released as part of its 100th anniversary celebrations (pictured). he zero-emissions bike has self-balancing wheels designed to stand upright even at a complete stop, stability that the company says will allow riders to forgo riding a helmet.

A report from the UK government's Science and Technology Committee claims that humankind does not have the skills to flourish in a post-AI world.

Oxford has released five questions from tutors who conduct the interviews, revealing the complex problems in everything from mathematics to medicine used to spot the sharpest candidates.

Jonathan Bow found the 200-million-year-old plesiosaur fossil on a beach stroll near Cardiff in November 2014. It is only one of two specimens of its species ever found in the UK.

A team at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics found that the star experiences regular cycles of starspot activity (illustrated) which could batter the atmosphere of its orbiting worlds.

EXCLUSIVE: Forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland logged 455 sightings from members of the public between 2010 and 2015. Norfolk and Suffolk saw the highest number of reports.

Sales of baking gadgets 'soar' in the hour after an episode of GBBO airs, according to eBay. But it seems online shoppers are favouring budget buys instead of premium products.

A team at Rice University in Texas is testing the effects of GM-associated elements, such as proteins and DNA, escaping into the environment and how to detect them using a tricorder-inspired device.

Shared vehicles could make up almost half of all vehicle traffic by 2030 in cities in some developing countries, according to a new report issued by London-based McKinsey & Co and Bloomberg .

Would you ride this bizarre bike? Two-wheeler designed to be used while LYING DOWN could prevent injuries

The bike is the brainchild of John Aldridge, an inventor from California. Rather than riding in a seat, cyclists lean forward with their weight resting on their hips and arms. This position enhances spinning ease, and allows the rider to 'push and pull on the pedals as if he were running with legs fully extended'.

Researchers at the Royal Alberta Museum in Canada believe the yellow shafted Northern flicker's feathers are being tinted (pictured) by the red pigment found in berries they eat.

Google Chrome is known for being a memory hog, and the firm is set to release a new update to fix it. Chrome 55 will launch on Dec. 6 and has shown to use 50% less RAM than Chrome 53.

Mark Rittman, 48, from Hove, spent 11 frustrating hours trying to make his nifty WiFi kettle boil. The device - which ranges in price from £50 to £100 - allows people to flick the kettle on using their phone

Obama on Tuesday vowed to help send people to Mars within the next 15 years, pledging to work with private companies to 'to build new habitats that can sustain and transport astronauts.

To make its assistant more human, Google has hired comedy writers from Pixar and The Onion to build its personality. The goal is to make users feel more emotionally connected to the virtual assistant.

Until now, researchers thought that the first time our heart muscle contracted to beat was at 8 days after conception in mice which equates to around day 21 of a human pregnancy.

Amazon plans to launch convinces stores that sell perishables and drive-in locations for AmazonFresh members in a bid to become a major player in the competitive grocery business.

Meet the Elytron: Futuristic biplane takes off and lands like a helicopter, but travels

The Elytron aircraft has three sets of wings - one pair of rotating wings, mounted on a single central wing, and two pairs of fixed wings. The firm is working with Nasa to test a scaled version of its aircraft concept, at Nasa's Ames Research Centre in California, with wind-tunnel tests expected to take place early in 2017.

The Tokyo Institute of Technology led an international team of scientists in the study, in which a computer simulation tracked the evolution of the planets over 300 million years.

The researchers, from the Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin, looked into a mechanism that causes our bodies' response to hot temperatures when our skin is sensitive.

A researcher at Field Museum in Chicago made the find after stumbling across an unusual fossil in the museum's collection and noting its similarities to another specimen at the University of Texas.

Virtual reality may expose how evil you truly are. Plymouth University found people are more willing to sacrifice others for what they imagine to be the greater good when immersed in virtual reality.

Olivia Remes, a researcher from the University of Cambridge'sInstitute of Public Health, explains how science can help you get over those first date nerves (stock image used)

Researchers found that bosses are more successful in their efforts to ‘blackmail’ employees if they maintain a friendly demeanour, acting as a ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’ to hide their strategies.

The mini reactor is being developed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Nuclear Energy Safety Technology and could be placed on an island in the disputed South China Seas.

Internet brain teasers can be solved by just 1 in 5

The latest Playbuzz quiz to leave players stumped is a tricky test consisting of five puzzles in total. The game, posted by Julie Richmond, asks participants to join rows of circles using a fixed number of straight lines and to play a version of 'dot sudoku'. The puzzle's creator claims that if you manage to solve four, or even all five, of the tests - you're officially 'a puzzle genius!'

In this Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 photo, dispatcher Kelly Orsini works at her communications desk at the police department in Naugatuck, Conn. While many police departments around the country are concealing their dispatch communications through encryption, Naugatuck, among others, has decided to keep theirs open to the public. Some police chiefs have said their officers may not be able to communicate on encrypted systems with first-responders in neighboring towns. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)

Police and fire departments with digital radio systems are increasingly turning off the encryption to their main dispatching channels and others have decided not to turn it on.

Tim Spector, a professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London, is part of team behind the test. He says:‘Studies have found that our blood's glycan levels closely track our chronological age’.

The creepy sounds were recorded by University of Iowa's 'Waves' instrument and then converted in sound files by the engineers to form the spooky soundscape.

A nuclear power plant became the target of a disruptive cyber attack two to three years ago, said International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director Yukiya Amano (pictured) this week.

University of Washington School of Medicine scientists found women who lost weight eating a high-protein diet didn't show improvements in insulin sensitivity

The research comes from the University of Calgary where scientists tested the stress levels in male and female mice. The findings highlight the importance of a social network for females (stock image).

Researchers from Goldsmiths, University of London and University College London (UCL) looked at whether tone-deaf people had difficulty in social situations (stock image)

The team, led by New York-based non-profit the BoldlyGo Institute, Project Blue will fund, build and launch a telescope to capture images of exoplanets in the closest star system to Earth.

Fly me ACROSS the moon! Stunning new HD video captured by Japan's Kaguya spacecraft shows off the lunar surface

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has released a massive data trove from the Kaguya spacecraft, revealing breathtaking views of our home planet as seen from the moon. While the footage was captured nearly a decade ago, JAXA has now made available more than 600 images and several new videos taken by the craft’s 2.2 megapixel HDTV sensors. Kaguya was the largest of three spacecraft in the Selene mission, which orbited the moon between October 2007 and June 2009 – and along with stunning images of the lunar surface, it captured the first footage of an ‘Earth-rise’ and ‘Earth-set.’

The South Korean company said in a regulatory filing Tuesday that it has made a final decision to stop production of the Galaxy Note 7 for the sake of consumer safety.

Will we ever discover alien civilization? There have been enough films about it from Alien to District 9, but now according to British physicist Brian Cox it is unlikely to happen

A leaked video shows Microsoft is finally updating Paint. The new Paint Preview will offer a 3D mode and let users draw directly into the program via a touchscreen and a stylus.

The pests - common clothes moths which feed on wool and natural fibres such as cashmere, tweed, sheepskin and fur - are eating through our jumpers and cardigans in millions of homes in the UK.

In an article for The Conversation, Charles West, and Alyxandra Mattison, researchers from the University of Sheffield, explain why history would have been very different if England had won.

Sony has taught an AI to compose music. The firm fed Flow Machines 13,000 music samples and then instructed it to produce a record in style of The Beatles for its pop song 'Daddy's Car'.

Research from Harvard Medical School found that men who grew up in caring homes were better at managing stressful emotions as middle-aged adults (stock image).

US Air Force's X-37B space plane reaches 500 days in orbit despite unknown mission

The X-37B space plane, an experimental program run by the Air Force, launched atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on May 20, 2015 at at Cape Canaveral in Florida. Theories have ranged from it being a space bomber, to a clandestine probe on a mission to 'take out' spy satellites. The mystery vehicle (artist's impression shown, infrared image inset), essentially a technology test bed, is designed to orbit the Earth and land like one of Nasa's old shuttles.

The Note 7 smartphone has, for many people, become synonymous with setting fire after exploding handsets were reported around the world including in China, South Korea and the U.S.

Archaeologists have found a group of 2,000-year-old tombs using a unique ancient burial method in central China. Each of the 113 remains was wrapped with two to three clay containers.

Apple stock has jumped 2.3 percent, reaching a high not seen since December, after arch rival Samsung suspended production of its Galaxy Note 7 following fires in replacement devices.

GoPro camera captures thrilling Hot Wheels stunts as cars flip, spin and jump over homemade backyard track

No magnets or motors were used to help the toy cars along the track. Instead a playground set, ladders and blocks help give them momentum as they splash into fountains, race down slides and jump over gaps in the track. The video of the incredible stunts has already racked up nearly 60,000 YouTube views in just one day.

The kits contain a series of boxes and protective bags, including one with a special fire resistant coating. The inner box has a ceramic fiber lining, and Samsung says gloves must be used around it.

Apple's lawsuit contends that Samsung infringed on patents for "slide to unlock" and autocorrection, among others ©Jung Yeon-Je (AFP/File)

A US appeals court on Friday handed Apple a victory in one of its battles with rival Samsung, reinstating a $119.6 million verdict for the iPhone maker for p...

The site features a News Feed, Groups, Messages and Events, like the original social network, and lets companies take part in meetings using Facebook Live.

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology set out to solve the mystery of how the precursor of the present-day genetic code first duplicated.

A number of Chrysler Pacifica minivans (pictured) have been seen at one of Google's car parks in Mountain View, California, expanding the firm's fleet of driverless vehicles (stock image).

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil identified two new species of cynodants - early ancestors of mammals - based on remains that had been left in a museum for decades.

Researchers from Lund University in Sweden have been working on the project since 2010, in the hope of documenting the area in Pompeii before it deteriorates further.

Forget eating circular pancakes, this robot uses 3D printing technology to draw out any image with pancake batter on a hot griddle. Users can upload any design from a team's logo to a selfie.

Is there a crystal pyramid below the Bermuda Triangle? Conspiracy theorists say the

Reports have re-emerged that suggest a crystal pyramid lies 2,000 metres below the surface of the Bermuda Triangle, which is roughly bounded by Miami, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico. The reports claim that the findings were presented by a scientist at a press conference held in the Bahamas, but there is no evidence that the scientist actually exists.

The heartbreaking game designed by a father to re-enact the short life of his five-year-old son who died of brain cancer

Ryan Green, 34, of Loveland, Colorado designed That Dragon, Cancer to let players 'discover the overwhelming hope that can be found in the face of death'.

The huge cache of footprints were found on mudflats on the southern shore of Lake Natron in the village of Engare Sero in northern Tanzania.

The majority of species studied in the annual Big Butterfly Count saw populations fall and some saw their worst numbers since the citizen science project began in 2010.

Two computer scientists solved the mystery of how to cut a cake in envy-free slices. Using an algorithm, the duo's system uses protocols that leaves everyone happy- but It can take 3-203 cuts of cake.

Renewable energy firm Kite Power Solutions is building its power station at the Ministry of Defence's West Freugh range in Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway. It will be in operation by March 2017.

The ringed-seal was at first mistaken for a native common seal when it was rescued from mudflats near Plymouth, Devon. But a closer examination has confirmed it to be a female ringed seal.

Hyundai and BMW customers are the most satisfied with their in-vehicle technology,and navigation and voice control systems got the lowest scores, researchers found.

Apple's smartwatch joins the list of banned devices, which already includes smartphones, that must not be taken into UK cabinet meetings. It is feared that Russian hackers could use them to listen in.

The justices' ruling, due by the end of June, could have a long-term impact for designers and product manufacturers if it limits the penalties for swiping a patented design.

Ray Taylor, from Alcester, had dug the bowl up in his garden when planting rhubarb, and used it to create a DIY bird bath. But a museum has now revealed it is a 2,000-year-old Roman bowl.

The Avatar XPrize aims to develop 'limitless travel' avatars that can be rented and controlled remotely by a human operator, who will be able to hear, see, and feel what the robot is experiencing.

The feature was trialled in Australia two weeks ago, and is now being rolled out in the UK. Using Tinder Boost can give users up to 10 times more profile views than the standard method.

Researchers from Harvard University m Columbia University's Zuckerman Institute, and the University of California, set out to test whether teens' sensitivity to reward could also make them better at learning.

Scientists from Jinan University in China say they have created a new fibre suitable for sewing into tailorable textiles that can capture and release solar power.

MIT designed fur-like, rubbery pelts that mimic beaver coats. The team believes it will make wetsuits more efficient, as the artificial material can trap air while under water and keep surfers warm.

Researchers at Tsinghua University in China found that feeding the larvae (pictured) a diet fortified with carbon nanomaterials enabled the them to reinforce the silk threads themselves.

Researchers from the Yale Institute for Network Science studied the dynamics of the East African Nyangatom nomadic tribal group which is regularly involved in violent raids.

Mrs Cox, 48, has just started as master grader at leading cheese-maker Wyke Farms of Somerset. Her job is to use her olfactory skills to detect blocks of cheddar.

The firm is rumoured to be putting the finishing touches to an all in one desktop PC - and today sent out invites for an event in New York on the 26th October where it is expected to be unveiled.

Lachlan Markay admitted there was 'more than I expected' after posting a picture of the huge pile of papers (pictured) he received back from the Department of Energy.

Samsung said its operating profit for the July-September period would stand at around 7.8 trillion won, compared to 7.39 trillion won a year ago ©Jung Yeon-Je (AFP/File)

Samsung Electronics on Friday flagged a 5.5-percent rise in operating profits, even as it struggles with a damaging global smartphone recall and a shareholde...

The firm confirmed the Spring Street location, close to Apple's own Soho store, will open to the public on the 20th October to show off the firm's newly announced range of products.

Through the Deep Earth Carbon Degassing (DECADE) initiative, scientists around the world are laying the groundwork for better forecasting of when volcanoes will erupt (pictured).

Researchers at Williams College in Massachusetts say the minerals of the ancient 'shells' are made up of calcium phosphate rather than calcium carbonate, like that of snail shells (pictured).

The Category Four storm drenched Haiti's south-east coast on Monday, with 430,000 people evacuated due to life-threatening winds and rain. It could reach Florida on Wednesday.

Residents in Shepton Mallet, Somerset were in for a surprise this morning, when they spotted what could easily be mistaken for a UFO in the sky. The rare phenomenon is fallstreak clouds.

Thington has revealed free app 'Thington Concierge,' which pairs with smart lights, cameras, and other devices to provide centralized control, which can be securely shared with select people.

A freighter called the Lutzen ran aground off Cape Cod in 1939 after getting lost in fog. The British ship was sailing to New York City with 230 tons of frozen blueberries.

Panasonic understands the pains of finding the right concealer. Now, the firm has improved its smart mirror that points out facial flaws by adding the ability to print makeup that matches your skin tone.

Texas-based Wazoo Survival gear has launched a unisex travel belt, featuring more than 24 cleverly-secreted tools. The Cache Belt was unveiled on September 20 via Kickstarter .

Professor Bas Rokers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison led a study that found motion blindness is caused by a failure of the brain, and has nothing to do with our eyes.

A shoal of blue-green damselfish, seen near a coral reef at Lizard Island on Australia's Great Barrier Reef ©Mark McCormick (James Cook University/AFP)

Damselfish living alone lose weight and suffer more signs of stress when living alone than with their shoal-mates. Researchers say it suggests coral fish are more sociable than believed.

Most hurricanes that hit the East Coast tend to move northwest around the Bermuda high. But Hurricane Matthew looks like it could be looping back around to hit Florida again.

Apple killed the headphone jack and its next victim could be the home button. A recent patent describes a special lens behind the screen that scans fingerprints anywhere on the surface.

The latest discovery of skeletal remains at the Antikythera shipwreck could allow researchers to conduct an unprecedented DNA analysis of human bones that have survived thousands of years at sea.

Cupertino-based Apple filed the patent with the US Patent & Trademark Office in March 2016, but it was only made public a few days ago. The company is trying to make its bags eco-friendly.

A study commissioned by Leeds-based Privilege Insurance reveals bizarre ingredients used by the food and drink industry, including one derived from human hair for prolonging the shelf-life of bread.

A stunning image captured roughly 3.4 million miles away from Atlas, the larger of the pair, reveals this object is in the process of being overtaken by Pan, a 17-mile-wide moon with a faster orbit.

Snap Inc, which operates the photo-sharing platform, gave the firm a huge value while drawing up plans for an IPO. They are looking to sell shares as early as late March.

The Amsterdam-based makers of the device describe it as 'a truly smart wireless Bluetooth EEG headband' which 'senses your brain waves with laboratory level accuracy' and induces dreams.

The trio are funding an ambitious $100 million (£76 million) project known as 'Breakthrough Listen', which will listen for signals from ET on Proxima b, a rocky planet that is just four light years away.

David Shale from Tusbury, in Devon, was able to capture images of the creatures (pictured) while spending time on British research vessels all over the world, including European and US waters.

Researchers at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History have unveiled the E3 map - showing eruptions, earthquakes and emissions, say it shows the pulse of our planet.

Researchers from the Trimontium Trust are investigating ancient ruins at Beitar in Israel in the hopes of linking Roman ruler Quintus Lollius Urbicus to a siege in Scotland.

Netherlands-based Edorado Marine hopes to bring a fleet of designs to market that echo efforts around the development of electric cars and planes. The S7 will begin shipping in 2018.

Armed men in camouflage gear came out of nowhere to stop a pair of adventure bikers who had discovered a secret back gate to the infamous Area 51 in Nevada, which is supposed to house UFOs.

A pod, like a small two-seater car, developed by a company spun out from Oxford University will be tested in Milton Keynes today.

By viewing the star over a number of years, a team at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California were able to build up a longer term picture of the star system’s activity.

This photo provided by by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office shows Civil War-era cannonballs found Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, on a beach in Folly Beach, S.C. The County Sheriff's Office bomb squad was called to Folly Beach on Sunday after Civil War-era cannonballs were found on shore, washed up by Hurricane Matthew, Maj. Eric Watson said. (Charleston County Sheriff's Office via AP)

About 15 cannonballs surfaced on South Carolina's Folly Beach on Sunday, eight miles down the coast from Fort Sumter, where the Civil War began in 1861.

Disney Research has designed the first ever one-legged hopping robot that doesn't need to be tethered to off-board power by creating a micro-computer that runs on lithium batteries.

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany analysed stable nitrogen and carbon isotopes in local plant foods and 101 bonobo hair samples.

The idea was proposed by German architect Herman Sörgel who hoped the colossal plan would be an answer to Europe's post-WWI refugee crisis and help bring world peace.