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Winners of the 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards revealed

They can fearsome hunters and majestic guardians of the natural world, but animals have a funny side, too. The winners of the 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have finally been announced, and the top-ranking image of a fox face-planting in the snow is sure to make you laugh. There were more than 2,200 entries from around the world, but now, the judges have weeded out the best to reveal the funniest moments in nature caught on camera.

Facebook has been flooded with ‘memorial’ accounts today as the social media site incorrectly notifies scores of users that they are dead - including Mark Zuckerberg.

A new survey has revealed the most ‘confusing’ emojis, from the huffing face to the smiley with its tongue out, and just 1 in 5 people are able to describe them all correctly.

One theory dating back to the Middle Ages suggests that Jesus studied in Glastonbury, while the Ahmadi Muslim faith believes he lived in India's Kashmir, and others say he died in Shingo, Japan.

Trump was remarkably effective at harnessing social media power to influence opinions, and researchers will study Trump's campaign tactics for years to come, one academic claims.

President-elect Donald Trump speaks during his meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump vowed during his campaign to withdraw U.S. tax dollars from U.N. global warming programs designed to help vulnerable countries shift to cleaner energy and adapt to rising seas.

Experts say the alternatives - Soyuz capsules and even SpaceX and Boeing's capsules, would simply be too challenging for sick spacemen.

The Z Machine at Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico is one of the most powerful radiation sources in the world – and with tritium, it will emit 500 times more energy than it’s capable of now.

Mysterious chunk of 'Chinese' space debris crash lands in Myanmar

The barrel-shaped object crashed onto property owned by a jade mining company in Kachin State's Hpakant township on Thursday. Local residents reported hearing a loud bang before the hunk of metal landed and then proceeded to bounce some 50 metres across the mining area before coming to rest in the mud.

Designed by a New York-based startup, the new street lights on Las Vegas' Boulder Plaza are powered by the energy collected by pedestrians' footsteps during the day.

Traumatic situations cause the section of their brain responsible for feelings and actions - known as the insula - to shrink, researchers from Stanford University found.

Professor Richard Williams, Principal and Vice Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, explains the root of the problem of exploding devices.

The attacks in Russia saw 660,000 requests made every single second targeting devices varying from CCTV in offices to home digital cameras in countries such as India and Israel.

Researchers led by Dr Ricardo Schiavon, from Liverpool John Moores University, has made a discovery that sheds new light on how galaxies and stars within them form.

The mysterious skeleton was found just outside a church of the Ostrów Lednicki stronghold in Poland in 1977, but details of the woman have now been released in a new book.

Teams from De Montfort and Leicester Universities used a technique called 'reflection analysis' to match up simulated images of the lander with the pictures from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

The killer devices, known as Alpha and Flight, are designed for deployment on the Russian border, and can accurately detect and destroy both ground and aerial targets long before they reach Russian soil.

Meet Bear-yoncé! Dancing bear twerks it out in hilarious trailer for hit BBC series Planet Earth II

The footage, which appears in the next episode, was shot with camera traps in the Canadian Rockies and shows adult bears rubbing their backs and heads against the bark (pictured). Wildlife experts believe bears rub up against trees in this way for a number of reasons.


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Alien hunters say they have found a 'monolith' on Mercury in latest bizarre claim

The object was spotted in 2012 by UFO Sightings Daily, reported as a 'doorway'. But a new video from US alien-hunter Tyler Glockner, it is claimed to be a huge monolith. According to Glockner, the angle of the sun casting shadows on the northern walls of the craters means the black rectangle is a shadow cast by a standing structure.

A team from Google's DeepMind, based in London, was able to train an AI to explore like a child, by 'playing' with virtual objects and exploring their properties.

The Facebook co-founder spoke at an on-stage chat at a Techonomy technology trends conference in California yesterday, where he dismissed the claims.

The feature, intended to help advertisers reach ethnic groups with relevant ads, came under fire from politicians and civil rights leaders for allowing advertisers to exclude users based on their race.

In a study led by the University of Stirling in Scotland, a global team has found the lack of rust on the meteorites indicates that Mars is incredibly dry, and has been that way for millions of years.

'Live is really exciting for us. I think it can enhance what we're doing,' CEO Kevin Systrom told the Financial Times.The service is believed to be called 'Go Insta' and is already being trialled.

Yahoo has admitted a number of workers knew the company's network had been hacked by a state-sponsored attacker in 2014, as it faces 23 lawsuits over the massive breach.

Climate scientists say La Niña is here, as below average surface temperatures were measured in the Pacific Ocean last month and have stretched into the first few weeks of November.

Scientists in the UK are working to develop new ‘splash avoidance’ techniques that could help to prevent unpleasant and even hazardous situations in bathrooms, hospitals, and kitchens.

How slimeballs slither: Watch the bizarre 'slimelapse' that reveals gelatinous molds creeping for food 

Slime molds are a natural marvel; as just a collection of single-celled organisms, they’re no more than gelatinous blobs with no neurons and no brain. But somehow, these colonies are able to make complex decisions in order to survive, allowing them to determine which direction will take them to the best food source. In stunning time-lapse footage, researchers have revealed how these remarkable clusters creep toward sustenance, sending tiny ‘fingers’ out from the main body to explore their surroundings.

Researchers at Kingston University say using your hands can help you solve problems more efficiently - and make you a much better Scrabble player.

The patent shows a narrow Samsung device with a screen that bends and folds like an old-school flip phone handset, with a large hinge. It is believed to have the codename 'foldable valley'.

Google's $79 headset is superb in terms of hardware - but is currently let down by a lack of apps. However, it has absolutely huge potential to finally bring VR to the masses.

Two dinosaurs were dug up with a pair of lizard-like relatives in Rio Grande do Su, Brazil. Their discovery shows dinosaurs' rise was much slower than their fall.

The Hellas depression has many signs of volcanic origins similar to ‘ice cauldrons’ on Earth, meaning it could create an environment warm enough to host liquid water and chemical nutrients.

Researchers at the University of Lisbon studied the latest maps of the cosmos to come up with three 'rip' scenarios describing how our universe could meet its end.

The poll among 224 venture capitalists attending the Web summit in Lisbon found 53 percent believed AI would destroy millions of jobs and 93 percent saw governments as unprepared for this.

Patti Wood analyzed Obama and Trump's body language at the White House meeting

President Barack Obama and Donald Trump put on a united front and vowed to work together in what appeared to be a friendly meeting at the White House Thursday. But even to the untrained eye it was clear there was tension between the pair, and body language expert Patti Wood has analyzed the first meeting of the most powerful man in America and the person chosen to replace him. 'The thing that is very significant is Trump's hand position,' Wood told, describing it as the 'downward prayer position' (pictured inset main and inset), which is not typical for the President-elect. She also pointed at their seating position, with Obama's legs wider than Trumps (main).

In a new study, researchers compared the memory capabilities of middle-aged women and men, and found that women outperform their counterparts across all measures.

The Marine Corps is trying to figure out what caused the fire to ignite on an F-35B Joint Strike Fighter aircraft that took off from a base in Beaufort, South Carolina, last month.

FILE - In this file photo taken Sunday Jan. 29, 2016,  a malnourished  cow walks along a dried up river bed in the village of Chivi, Zimbabwe. Hot and wild and with an ¿increasingly visible human footprint¿ _ that¿s how the U.N. weather agency summed up the global climate in the past five years. In a report released Tuesday Nov. 8, 2016 at international climate talks in Morocco, the World Meteorological Organization said 2011-2015 was the hottest five-year period on record.  ¿(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)

In a report released Tuesday at international climate talks in Morocco, the World Meteorological Organization said 2011-2015 was the hottest five-year period on record.

As part of the £3million ($3.7m) project, a team based at the ISTC-CNR in Rome hopes to overcome stumbling blocks for machines by developing robots which can learn from experiences.

Scientists have analysed the contents of a bottle believed to contain the world's oldest beer. The bottle was salvaged from the Historic Shipwreck Sydney Cove, grounded in 1797 off of Tasmania.

Scientists tested DNA samples from 25 red squirrels living on Brownsea Island, Dorset, and found that every one was infected with the leprosy bacteria Mycobacterium leprae.

A team led by researchers in Lyon analysed DNA samples of ancient dog species from Europe and Asia revealed, showing the prevalence of genes for starch digesting enzymes.

Conservationists have welcomed the results of the fourth national golden eagle survey that shows numbers of the bird of prey in Scotland have increased to 508 pairs from 442 in the last survey in 2003.

Scientists say strange 'funnel' on Mars could be the best place for alien life

A bizarre funnel-like depression on the surface of Mars could hold the ‘key ingredients’ for life. It’s been thought that the feature known as the Hellas depression may have been formed by a volcano beneath a glacier, but now, researchers have conducted an in-depth analysis using stereoscopic images and digital elevation models. The new investigation suggests the depression has many signs of volcanic origins similar to ‘ice cauldrons’ on Earth, meaning it could create an environment warm enough to host liquid water and chemical nutrients.

The world record was set at the Electronica Trade Fair in Munich, Germany. The machine, known as 'Sub1 Reloaded', was aided by one of the world's most powerful microcomputers.

California-based Instagram launched its Stories function in August, and now more than 100 million people use the feature every day. The latest updates are being rolled out globally.

Researchers from the Desert Research Institute, Nevada, say the findings are a cause for concern due to the 8,000 flavours available - with some designed specifically to attract young adults.

The service has been released for consumers in 30 countries, and in a variety of languages, including Australia, Canada, Spain, the UK and the US.

Scientists and architects are working to create a material known as ‘biocement,’ using engineered cells to strengthen surrounding soil based on interactions with the environment.

The Brazilian free-tailed bat weights roughly 11 grams, but the small winged mammal can hit speeds of over 100mph in horizontal flight, making it the fastest flyer in the animal kingdom.

Environmental activists stage a protest against President-elect Donald Trump at the Climate Conference, known as COP22, in Marrakech, Morocco, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. The election of a U.S. president who has called global warming a "hoax" alarmed environmentalists and climate scientists and raised questions about whether America, once again, would pull out of an international climate deal. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

The election of a U.S. president who has called global warming a 'hoax' has alarmed environmentalists and raised questions about international climate deals.

Move over James Bond: World's first commercially available jetpack is now on sale to 'well qualified buyers'

David Mayman (shown bottom left), a former commercial pilot from Australia, worked with a team of engineers to build the one-person vertical take-off device. Last month it was demonstrated in a four minute flight, in which he flew around 100 feet (30 metres) into the air above the River Thames in East London, zipping back and forth towards the ExCel conference centre. The company also claims to have an agreement to develop a special heavy lifting version for US Special Forces.The jetpack has been compared to the one used by Sean Connery as James Bond in the film Thunderball (pictured)

Researchers from the University of California at Davis found plastic waste in the ocean emits the aroma of a sulphurous compound certain birds have associated with food.

Two experts from James Cook University, Queensland, say by having been in a relationship, an individual is communicating they have desirable romantic characteristics.

Researchers have found that even in the rainforests of Uganda, babysitters are essential. Researchers found chimps use sitters to wean infants faster, which allows them to reproduce again more quickly.

A study has found being generous is more attractive to a potential partner than being rich. The University College London study found we prize willingness to help, over the ability to help.

As president-elect Donald Trump prepares to move into the White House, several Silicon Valley investors are looking to have California secede from the United States.

Developed by a team Imperial College London and DNA Electronics, its makers say the USB test could be used to help patients in remote regions manage the condition more effectively.

Unicode 10 new emojis include breastfeeding, hijabs and zombies

The next set of emojis could finally include everything you’ve been waiting for – and then some. The Unicode Consortium has published a list of the 51 candidates for Unicode 10, set to be released in 2017, and it includes everything from a vomiting emoji and a flying saucer to a slab of meat, a nude ‘person in steamy room,’ and merpeople. It also reveals a continued effort to make emojis more representative of the diverse user base, with a breastfeeding mother, a woman wearing a hijab, and a heavily bearded character.

In 2015-16 there were 24,942 children born to women over the age of 40. However, mothers under the age of 20 accounted for just 22,032 deliveries last year, the NHS say.

A new paper, by a physicist from the University of Amsterdam, suggests gravity is not a fundamental force of nature at all, but rather an 'emergent phenomenon'.

GoPro said it is recalling all of the approximately 2,500 Karma drones it has sold due to instances when power cut out during flight ©Josh Edelson (AFP/File)

The California-based company has said it is recalling all of the approximately 2,500 Karma drones it has sold around the world, due to instances when power cut out during flight.

Tips from Robert Marchand a Lecturer in Operations Management at the University of Sheffield, include using radiator panels and moving around your furniture.

California-based Alphabet is reducing the number of staff working on Project Wing, and could be the latest sign that the firm is struggling to find the next source of growth outside of its business at Google.

The period from the mid-14th century to the 19th century in Europe was known as the ‘Little Ice Age’ due to the climate's severity, and scientists say we could now be heading for a 'mini ice age'.

Can YOU tell whether this pet is a dog or a cat? A very furry creature called Atchoum has sent Twitter into meltdown after his picture was shared and prompted a fierce debate.

As manufacturers increasingly turn to industrial robots, workers in developing countries will be hit hardest, a new report from the UN Conference on Trade and Development warns.

Watch the incredible footage of chimps using twigs as fishing rods: Scientists stunned by unique behaviour in the wild

In Bakoun, Guinea, researchers have now discovered a new variant to the behaviour of wild chimpanzees – using long branches or twigs as fishing rods to scoop up algae.

In a new study using fMRI scans to track brain activity, researchers found that people who don’t like music have lower blood flow in the brain’s reward networks when exposed to a tune.

The study, by the University of California at Davis, also shows that East Asian people had higher initial levels of Neanderthal ancestry than Europeans.

400 women in New Zealand have attended screenings of drama film Brooklyn and had their tears collected in the name of breast cancer research. Experts believe tears could detect breast cancer

Staff and Boots and Vision Express tried to sell shoppers spectacles with special lenses with added protection against blue light, saying it can cause eye strain, headaches and drowsiness.

The plastic contraption fits into the sexual partner's mouth like a normal tooth-protecting device provided by orthodontists. But this invention, by dentist-turned-artist Kuang-Yi Ku, has an added twist.

Developed by researchers at the University of Oxford, the LipNet software uses deep learning to link video footage of speech to a database of known sentences from thousands of training examples.

Sources speaking to Japanese publisher MacOtakara said a 'pure white' version of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus could be brought out in the future. The website cited the source as a 'supplier'.

First ever Martian show home reveals what life would be like on the red planet

The home has now been built in London using materials as close to possible as those found on the red planet, and will remain on display at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich until next Wednesday (pictured left). National Geographic created the home as part of its research for the new mini0series on the red planet, based on material in a book written by Stephen Petranek called 'How We'll Live on Mars'. Constructed over several months by Cardiff company Wild Creations, the 'show home' is a dome-like structure mined from the Martian soil, combined with recycled spacecraft parts, including a double air-locked entrance (artist's impression bottom right, and inside top right), all designed to protect the early settlers from Mars' unforgiving atmosphere and freezing temperatures.

A new video from Life Noggin reveals how the bombs would send black carbon pumping into the stratosphere, absorbing sunlight and depleting the ozone layer to allow UV radiation to pour in.

According to to the ad, workers will be 'working with customers each day with tidying up around the home, laundry, and helping put groceries and essentials like toilet paper and paper towels away.'

The app has now launched at a Budgens store in Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, and will shortly be rolled out to a further 5,000 shops across the UK.

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, file photo, U.S. astronaut Shane Kimbrough, a member of the main crew to the International Space Station (ISS), talks to his relatives prior to the launch of the Soyuz MS-02 space ship, in Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. NASA said Monday, Nov. 7, that astronaut Kimbrough filed his ballot from the International Space Station sometime over the past few days.  (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, Pool, File)

Astronauts orbit the Earth but thanks to a bill passed by Texas legislatures in 1997 that put in place technical voting procedure for astronauts they also have the ability to vote from space.

A good winter flowering plant for bees is the evergreen mahonia, as is winter flowering clematis. Allowing ivy to grow will also help – as they will provide food in late autumn.

'I do wish there were more women in tech, as I wish there were more women in most industries,' Colesaid at Europe's largest tech event, the Web Summit, in Lisbon.

The unmanned vehicle has a heavy machine gun turret for taking out targets picked out by the controller, along with a rocket launcher and multiple cameras.

Twitter caused uproar earlier this month when it announced plans to kill off Vine, its video sharing app. Now, it is claimed it could come back from the dead as the firm is considering selling the app.

The ones that DIDN'T get away: BBC releases even more shocking behind the scenes footage of Planet Earth II's terrifying 'snake chase' 

It’s a scene that had BBC viewers on the edge of their seats, as freshly hatched sea iguanas were picked off one by one by a knot of vigilant snakes as they raced to safe ground. Behind the scenes footage from the first episode of Planet Earth II shows an up-close look at the gripping events that have since been labelled ‘the stuff of nightmares,’ revealing the gruesome fate of hatchlings who didn’t manage to escape. According to the crew, this behaviour has never been caught on film before – and as the snakes swarmed in from all sides to hunt, a cameraman knelt just feet away.

The site is testing a global feature that would let page administrators create job postings and receive applications from candidates, in a move that could put pressure on LinkedIn.

Successful tests carried at Nasa’s Johnson Space Center in Texas show that the controversial technology, which could take astronauts to Mars (prototype pictured), is able to generate thrust.

The unique mollusc will now be paired with Lefty from Ipswich. Researchers hope the pairing will help shed light on the genetics of rare conditions that causes shells to swirl in the opposite direction.

Each syringe of Sileo costs about $25 and depending on the size of your dog, one syringe can last several doses. It works by blocking a brain chemical similar to adrenaline that pumps up anxiety.

A sheep farm in Trawden, East Lancashire, has seen masses of spiderwebs appear along a country lane (pictured), trailing more than 100 metres along the perimeter of the field.

While Betty Russell consults Dr Martin Scurr about his son's "lemon-on-a-cocktail-stick" appearance, Nancy Joyce from Northants asks why she has bad bouts of hives with no apparent cause.

GoPro recall its Karma drone as videos emerge of them falling out of the sky and narrowly missing people below

GoPro has recalled its Karma drone after it has been found to lose power mid-flight and plummet to the ground. In a video shared this week a man playing baseball was nearly hit by the flying camera when it landed just in front of him. The video was uploaded by owner Nicholas Kulick, who wrote: ‘I was maybe a minute into flying when I started recording. It was hovering and just crashed. Battery was fully charged any everything.’

Taken by Cassini last week,the image shows the mysterious structure of the rings. Astronomers are still unsure whether they have always appeared this way, or if their appearance has evolved over time.

Researchers at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Massachusetts focused on a subset of coma-inducing brain injuries, affecting the central brain stem.

Researchers at the US Department of Energy's Berkeley National Laboratory in California say Earth's plant life has helped to soak up greenhouse gases from human activity.

Bath researchers found that a small number of people may have extraordinary face recognition skills, outperforming typical people on a range of face recognition tasks.

At $800,000 or more per round for each gun in the USS Zumwalt's Advanved Gun System, the Navy says the cost is just too high, and is now moving to cancel these projectiles, according to a new report

Nigerian villagers kill GIGANTIC snake only to discover it was filled with scores of eggs

The huge snake was killed by locals in the West African country of Nigeria after a farmer accused it of feasting on his livestock and that the swelling in its stomach was not eggs but his calf. However as these images show, the snake was not overweight because of its last meal, it was actually pregnant with eggs which are considered a delicacy in Nigeria.

Using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, researchers have picked up on low-energy X-rays coming from Pluto on four separate occasions, despite earlier beliefs that this was not possible.

Just as you can on a desktop, the Gmail app will give the option to ‘Undo’ an email in the seconds after it’s been sent, allowing users to go back in and fix any errors before they can be seen.

The small and colourful Motochimp (pictured) is designed by Singapore's Vanda Electrics and will be launched at this week's Shenzhen International Industrial Design Fair in China.

The frozen orbs, which each measure almost three feet across, stretch across an 11-mile section of coastline near the village of Nyda which sits above the Arctic Circle.

The researchers, from the Chinese Academy of Science, estimated the size based on a fossilised skull, which is roughly 8.3 million years old, found in China's Longjiagou Basin.

China's new cybersecurity law requires companies to verify a user's identity, effectively making it illegal to go online anonymously ©Wang Zhao (AFP/File)

The law, approved by the National People's Congress Standing Committee, bans users from publishing a variety of information, including anything that damages 'national honour' (stock image).

The final CGI images have been unveiled for an imposing £4million footbridge English Heritage plans to build at the historic fortification Tintagel Castle in Cornwall.

Watch the incredible moment paralysed monkeys WALK again using brain implants - and the treatment could be used in humans by 2020

Researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne tested the device in two Rhesus monkeys whose legs had been paralysed by a partial cutting of their spinal cords. The monkeys walked normally (pictured left) again after having the pioneering device fitted after just six days. The 'neural interface' device (pictured top right), which is under the monkey's control, works by transmitting a signal to a receiver lower down the spine, bridging the gap from the severed spinal nerves. The receiver module then causes nerve cells in the legs to fire – both flexing and extending its leg muscles. Because humans have very similar anatomy, scientists are confident that the same result is 'reproducible' in humans by the end of the decade. A researcher is pictured top right holding a silicon model of the brain with the implant.

Scientists from the US and Denmark are seeking to map out the plumbing system hidden inside the earth's crust that's responsible for the famous Old Faithful geyser at Yellowstone National Park.

The device in Cornwall is called 'Ceto 6', named after a sea goddess in Greek mythology. If it proves successful, fourteen more devices by Carnegie Wave Energy are expected to follow in 2020.

The mosasaur, a huge marine lizard with fearsome jaws and paddle-like limbs, lived 66 million years ago when Antarctica was much warmer than it is today.

SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk said his space launch company is aiming to return its rockets to flight in mid-December following a launch pad accident two months ago

The contract, which is being launched in the UK, means customers will not be charged for data used by the specific apps. The firm also said it was introducing 'data rollover' to its 4G mobile plans.

Scientists have found that reaching for the bottle is part of the body’s natural response to stress and increased stress levels alter the brain’s chemical make-up.

The update by California-based WhatsApp also includes a new GIF editor, which lets users add stickers, drawings and captions to their animations.

Telomeres - protective segments of DNA on the end of chromosomes - become shorter every time a cell divides, researchers from Pittsburgh University found.

The bizarre underwater 'lake': Haunting images reveal Mexico's peculiar water-filled

Tom St George, an underwater photographer from London, dove 100 feet down into Mexico’s Cenote Angelita– a cave created by the collapse of limestone bedrock which then fills with water - to capture the stunning images.

An expert at Lancaster University said choosing such simple phrases as ‘qwerty’, 'password' and ‘abc123’ makes it a breeze for hackers to get into our accounts.

Periscope is taking cues from Facebook and Snapchat with animated masks. The firm is testing Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump filters to raise awareness around the election.

A seven-question test created by NHS Choices reveals how much stress you are under at work. Questions range from about how well you manage time to how well you get on with your boss.

Machines equipped with artificial intelligence are creeping into the workforce, and for humans, this could soon mean job displacement and a ‘universal basic income,’ Elon Musk says.

Researchers spoke with 993 motorists, aged between 18 and 25 in France. The findings suggest that parental influence weighs far more heavily than the influence of an instructor (stock image).

The 15.7inch creature found in Widnes, Cheshire, is three times longer than an average British earthworm and tips the scales at 26g – nearly the weight of three pound coins.

Religious pilgrims used to flock to St Anne's Well, located near Liverpool, in order to reap the benefits of its supposed abilities to free people of their sins and cure ailments.

When virtual reality gets a bit TOO real! Man and woman playing with VR goggles in a parking lot get hit by a car because they're not paying attention

A man and a woman were hit by a car after they decided to play with virtual reality goggles in a car park in Russia. Virtual reality typically refers to computer technologies that use software to generate realistic images, sounds and other sensations that replicate a real environment. The goggles can help simulate a user's physical presence in this environment, by enabling the user to interact with this space and any objects in it.

The porcelain 'lamp' (pictured) was bought by a Welsh couple in 1953. The figure turned out to be a 'nine dragons' hat stand made for Emperor Dauguang of Imperial China's Qing dynasty.

Dr Victoria Talwar, a developmental psychology expert at McGill University in Quebec, explains some of the biggest mistakes parents make when dealing with their children lying.

A new study from Duke University used remote-sensing technology to map out changes in land usage that are gradually limiting the habitats of over 600 species of tropical bird.

Due to the low weight and ease of assembly, Oxfordshire-based company Charge says a production plant of 10 men working two shifts a day could churn out 10,000 of the vehicles a year.

All non-urgent operations and appointments were cancelled at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (pictured) for two days last month, after a malicious virus infected the IT system

Located in the Mora valley, just two hours east of Santa Fe, Fort Union once protected the trade route alongside Mountain and Cimarron Branches of the old Santa Fe Trail.

The founders of Hyperloop One, which uses magnets to levitate pods inside huge airless tubes at speeds up to 750 mph (1,100 kmh) plan to run the first full scale test of the system in Nevada next year.

While details of the vehicle itself are a closely-guarded secret, pictures show it sporting the grille and headlight design from the new Cadillac models.

Frances O'Neill said there was a 'tremendous noise' as the sinkhole - of 'an unknown depth' - opened up behind a row of terraced homes in Ripon, North Yorkshire, last night.

Following his death at the age of 97, Leith-born Captain Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown's unparalleled collection of medals and honours is up for sale, expected to fetch up to £200,000.

The University of Malta and the University of Aix-Marseille in France found several artefacts on board the wreck in the central Mediterranean, including an amphora pot from Malta.

Utah-based Nexo, has created two types of tyres - named Nexo and Ever Tires - that are not affected by holes or slashes. They both use a special polymer blend, called 'Nexell', which makes them durable.

Analysis by London-based Sensum shows players experience unconscious spikes in anger and frustration when they encounter other members of the public while hunting down.

Researchers at Kobe University, Japan, presented a new model for the origin of Saturn's rings based on results of computer simulations.

Astronomers from Ohio State University used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to discover the tsunami of stars and gas that is crashing through the disk of a spiral galaxy.

A chilling snapshot has surfaced of a mammoth huntsman spider crawling over a broom on an animal rescue farm in Queensland’s Brisbane Valley.

The towering rocket that blasted off on Thursday night from the Wenchang launch centre will be used to launch components for the Tiangong 2 space station and other massive payloads.

European Union data protection authorities expressed serious concerns about WhatsApp's recent change in privacy policy and Yahoo's 2014 data breach.

A team of engineers at the University of California San Diego has developed self-healing batteries and electrochemical sensors using the new state-of-the-art ink.

In a new study, NYU Langone researchers found nerve cells dedicated to hearing also rely on surrounding context to properly interpret and react to familiar sounds.

AT&T; says a streaming service with more than 100 popular TV channels that's coming out next month will cost $35 a month.

A new study of US adults by the University of California San Francisco has revealed new details about how blue light on mobile devices can disrupt the body clock (stock image).

Scientists discovered the anomaly under Cerro Uturuncu (pictured), a dormant volcano in Bolivia and say such lakes could appear under other volcanic zones, such as in New Zealand.

Researchers first discovered a massive brine pool under the Gulf on Mexico in 2015 using a robosub. Now, they have revealed more about the conditions inside.

Mark Robert Anderson, Professor in Computing and Information Systems at Edge Hill University, explores the benefits and concerns of using robot babies to encourage parenthood in Japan.

The Santa Clara-based firm has recently acquired German makers of flight planning software and launched its Shooting Star drones, which so could create 'four billion colour combinations'.

Scientists at the University of Adelaide studied ancient DNA extracted from bones and teeth found in caves across Europe, to trace the origins of animals depicted in cave paintings.

After three months of excavations at the site in Shoreditch, London, the archaeologists have revealed the original layout of the famous theatre which shut down in 1624.

Faraday Future has released a new teaser video of the electric car it will show at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) which will be in Las Vegas in January 2017.

The procedure, which was carried out in Mooloolaba, Australia, was funded by Sea Life's marine animal welfare centre in Weymouth, Dorset.

The Cupertino-based firm has launched a promised update for the iPhone 7 Plus, which adds a 'depth-of-field' affect usually associated with high-end cameras.

Scientists at the University of Bristol have found a gene that is key to conducting our 'circadian rhythms' - physical, mental and behavioral changes that follow a 24-hour cycle (stock image used).

FILE - This undated file photo shows Tesla Motors charging stations neat Truckee, Calif.  Electric car maker Tesla Motors says it will end free use of its worldwide charging station network. The company says cars ordered after Jan. 1, 2017 will get roughly 1,000 miles worth of credits at the supercharging stations. After credits are used, owners will have to pay fees. Cars ordered or sold on or before Jan. 1 would still get free charging.  (Margaret Moran/Sierra Sun via AP, File)

The company says cars ordered after Jan. 1, 2017 will get roughly 1,000 miles worth of credits each year at the supercharging stations - but hasn't said how much they will then be charged.

Researchers from the Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience at Georgia State University found that neurotransmitters in the brain act in opposite ways in males and females. (stock image)

The alternative location for the £1.1bn Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), on La Palma (pictured), was chosen after native protests at the primary site at the Mauna Kea volcano on Hawaii.

Samsung has recalled 2.8 million washing machines for excessive vibration and detaching lids.

GCHQ, the Government's listening post, based in Cheltenham, is releasing its first puzzle collection, as well as a Sudoku and picture board conundrum for its competition.

A bus driver has filmed mysterious lights hovering above a hotel in North Carolina that has sent UFO enthusiasts into a frenzy.

The creation, called Kalettes, are nutty and sweet tasting. Staples Vegetables near Boston in Lincolnshire, is behind the idea and hope the vegetables will prove popular over the coming festive months.

US YouTuber DoctorGTA claimed his video was removed by the US arm of Samsung after posting a video with the Note 7 mod (pictured) and received a three month strike from YouTube.

A Japanese architect has created what may be the most accurate map of the world. Hajime Narukawa used a new map making method called AuthaGraph that divides the globe into 96 triangles.

Engineering entrepreneur Sir James (pictured) says the university will be based at Dyson’s development campus in Wiltshire and will accept its first group of 25 students in September.

A small probe hoped to make history by becoming the first European spacecraft to survive a landing on Mars, controlled from the European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany.

Researchers from Imperial College Business School analysed more than 100 years of data, to predict that by 2026, information from smart gadgets could be used to match people with prospective partners.

The US Geological Survey has released satellite images showing the scale of California's increasingly arid conditions and the impact on local water resources.

A chilling snapshot has surfaced of a mammoth huntsman spider crawling over a broom on an animal rescue farm in Queensland’s Brisbane Valley.

In this Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 photo a 19th century bronze statue of Puritan John Winthrop, by sculptor Richard Saltonstall Greenough, stands outside the First Church in Boston, in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood. The famously straight-laced 17th-century sectarians who helped settle America weren't nearly as priggish as you might think, says leading Puritan scholar Francis Bremer, who points to a love letter that Winthrop wrote in 1618 to his wife Margaret as an example of Puritan passion. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Francis Bremer, a professor emeritus of history at Pennsylvania's Millersville University, is presenting his latest research next week at Boston's Old South Meeting House.

The Shenzhou-11 spacecraft blasted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the Gobi desert in the early hours of this morning, on a mission to its orbiting laboratory.

Researchers have calculated that its winds blow up to 5,400 mph (2 km/s) at seven times the speed of sound - instantly whipping all would-be travellers into a sickening spiral around the planet.

Henrik Fisker, the Danish designer who brought us the Fisker Karma in 2011 is back, and this is the car he envisages battling with Tesla, called the EMotion.

Researchers at Humboldt University of Berlin identified neurons in rats’ brains linked to ticklishness and laughter. By stimulating these regions they were able to make them 'laugh'.

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.

Working with the US Navy, the test saw the amphibious transport dock USS San Diego  successfully recover the capsule.

Using digital manipulation, four classic paintings were transformed to reveal what the subjects would have looked like if they were taken as a photograph in real life.

House-proud chimpanzee Elya was filmed using a rag to wipe the windows of her enclosure clean at a zoo in the city of Rostov on Don, south-western Russia.

Northrop: Beating heat leads sixth-generation fighter challenges

Thermal management will be a critical factor in a brewing competition to replace hundreds of Lockheed Martin F-22s and Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, says a top Northrop Grumman executive.

Releasing a new artistic concept of a so-called sixth-generation fighter on 11 December, Northrop Aerospace Systems president Tom Vice singled-out the critical but often overlooked quality of managing all the heat generated by ever-more powerful weapons and sensors anticipated on future combat aircraft.

The technology, known as  'directed energy systems' will be fitted to future craft to allow them to protect themselves. The laser weapon will be housed in a pod attached to a fighter-sized aircraft.

Feadship, the Dutch company behind Steve Jobs' custom-built superyacht, unveiled its 'Choice' superyacht concept at the Monaco Yacht Show.

Researchers from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens made the discovery after studying the sea floor beneath the caldera off the coast of Crete.

Using the Sphere instrument in Chile astronomers have been able to analyse discs of dust, rock and ice, showing how the emerging planets cause them to change shape.

The Wason selection task was first devised in the 1960s by Bath-based psychologist Peter Wason. Almost 60 years on, the puzzle is still leaving people stumped, with 90% failing to correctly solve it.

Far from being just a concept vision, the Dutch-designed prototypes of the high-powered submersible has already been tested under the waters with great success.

Mr Ji, from China, lost his right ear in a traffic accident one year ago. Doctor Guo Shuzhong, from Xi'an, took cartilage from his ribs to build a new ear for him, which will be transplanted to this head.

This week, the Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) tested a robot co-pilot in a single engine plane that took off from a small airport in Virginia.

The Monday, Nov. 14 supermoon will be especially 'super' because it's the closest full moon to Earth since 1948, ans we won't see another like this until 2034.

At the Forum on American Aeronautics, officials from top aeronautics agencies including NASA, the Air Force, and Lockheed Martin, said we are now ‘on the brink of a new era in air transportation.’

Vancouver-based Expand Furniture has over 130 products on offer, which all transform from a fairly simple structure into a more elaborate piece of furniture.

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University developed glasses that allow the wearer to dodge facial recognition or impersonate another person - even Milla Jovovich.

IceBridge, a project Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Centre in Greenbelt, Maryland, is currently flying a set of 12-hour research flights over West Antarctica, including land and sea ice.

The strange creature was spotted by a deep-sea diver off the coast of Bali. Though it may look like it's from another planet, experts have revealed it is in fact a sea slug, known as melibe viridis.

The skeleton was found during excavations using explosives at a school construction site near Ganzhou in southern China and remains remarkably well preserved.

A California firm gives you eyes in the skies with a new security system that uses drones. Sunflower Labs' 'Flying Camera' patrols your home and sends owners live footage of a disturbance.

What may look like a small UFO, could be the next big thing in urban commuting. Carr-E is a electric rideable platform can carry 265 pounds, top speeds of 11 mph and travel for 14 miles on a single charge.

An ancient papyrus manuscript from the time of the First Temple during a press call in Jerusalem ©Menahem Khana (AFP)

Israeli archaeologists have unveiled a 7th century BC text they said contains the earliest mention in Hebrew of Jerusalem outside the Bible. The scroll was found in the Judean Desert, near the Dead Sea.

At the space agency's Robotic Operations Center in Maryland, the mock-up helps engineers understand the intricate operations required to collect a multi-ton boulder from an asteroid's surface.

The James Webb telescope stands, completed and almost ready to go to space, in an enormous clean room at Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland.

The futuristic city-state of Dubai announced a deal on with Los Angeles-based Hyperloop One to study the potential for building a line linking it to the Emirati capital of Abu Dhabi.

This week Dubai announced that it had signed a deal to build the world's first Hyperloop line, running from the Gulf city state to the capital of the United Arab Emirates in neighbouring Abu Dhabi.

The astonishing TV which showed marine iguanas attempting to outrun a knot of racer snakes on Fernandina Island was labelled ‘the stuff of nightmares’ by viewers as they hid behind the sofa.

A team of archaeologists from Abarta Heritage have been digging at the site near Dublin since early October, but discovered the artwork completely by chance.

Sean Smyrichinsky found a mystery object off the coats of Northern Canada while diving and believes it may be the lost nuclear bomb, which went missing after a plane crash in February 1950.

The original surface was exposed during the restoration work being done at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem,

Researchers used the MUSE instrument on the Very Large Telescope, at Cerro Paranal in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile to create the animation.

Can you spot the naughty image? A hotel sign telling people to 'enjoy peace of mind' has left the Internet divided. The image was posted to Imgur and has been viewed over 1.4 million times.

Videos at the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park in the Republic of Congo shed light on the evolution of teaching, showing how chimps learn from their mothers to catch termites with 'fishing probes.'

An animation from the American Museum of Natural History shows how population has grown, from less than a million people when migration out of Africa began, to more than 7.2 billion alive today.

A stunning new map from Imgur user Fejetlenfej shows the complex network of rivers and streams in the contiguous United States, highlighting the massive expanse of basins across the country.

Dr Deirdre Barrett, a clinical and evolutionary psychologist at Harvard Medical School, said dogs are likely to dream about what happened to them during the day - much like humans.