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The mystery of the 'brightest supernova ever seen': Astronomers reveal explosion a trillion times brighter than the sun was actually a supermassive black hole shredding a distant star

UPDATED Last year, astronomers at the Dark Cosmology Centre in Denmark spotted an explosion a trillion times brighter than the sun that they dubbed the 'brightest supernova ever seen.' But that massive explosion of light, which outshone the whole Milky Way, wasn't a supernova at all, but a supermassive black hole. According to a new study, the black hole was in the process of shredding a distant star that wandered to close, creating an incredible amount of light.

Bose has revealed a set of wireless earbuds that help wearers hear in noisy environments. Called Hearphones, users can pick what they hear by selecting which directions to listen to or cancel out.

A fake email purporting to be from the Seattle-based retail giant has been sent to thousands of users around the world. The email claims that there has been a problem with a recent order.

NEW Google has released its 'Gboard' keyboard for Android users, who can now have access to Google right in the app. Users can find and share information, GIFs and emojis based on their text.

NEW According to officials at CERT and Netgear, the vulnerability affects R7000, R6400, and R8000 routers, and more may be at risk. It could allow hackers to gain control of the device.

US Instagram users can now share live videos with their followers. The firm released the new feature that allows up to an hour of broadcasting per clip. However, videos can not be saved or viewed later.

An expert from the University of Cambridge reveals the long history humans have with the colour red and how it is closely associated with power and the dangers associated with it.

Apple hopes a new system to report junk senders will slash the number of fake appointments users were seeing. The problem peaked around black friday

Microsoft reveals 'what if' face mashup system called Murphy

There are often those moments in life that cause us to wonder, ‘what if’ – but, Microsoft’s new chatbot might make you wish you never had. The new bot called ‘Murphy’ generates mashup images for any hypothetical face combination, with hilarious, and often terrifying, results. Pictured on the top row are the MurphyBot’s take on ‘what if I were a superhero,’ ‘what if Tim Cook were Siri,’ and ‘what if Yoda were BB-8?’ The bottom row shows, ‘what if Chewbacca were Yoda,’ ‘what if Trump were Cersei Lannister,’ and ‘what if Voldemort were in Kiss?’

According to the international team of researchers, it takes just 45 minutes to give three-year-olds a battery of tests, on their language abilities, motor skills, frustration and impulsivity.

There are 72 new emoji included in the update, which were approved by the Unicode Consortium back in June 2016, as part of the Unicode 9.0 update.

Panasonic's a smart basket system for convenience stores that detects items in the basket, calculates the bill and bags merchandise when the basket is placed on a self-registration machine.

A new study of North Sea waters finds that climate change is driving cold-water species such as cod out. These species are then bring replaced by warm-water species such as squid.

An expert at the University College London says Earth is due for another ice age, but with increased greenhouse gases caused by humans, our planet may not experience one for a very long time.

Astronomers have spotted gases in three dark rings around a distant star for the first time (pictured). The rings mark spaces where planets are thought to have formed.

Astrobiologists at the Blue Marble Institute of Space Science in Seattle believe that despite Proxima b being in the right place for life, the planet's magnetic shield could scupper any chance of finding it.

How SpaceX makes its rockets: Elon Musk tweets hypnotic 'spinning fire' video of giant nozzle's taking shape

Elon Musk has revealed a glimpse at one of the mesmerizing processes that helps bring a SpaceX rocket to life. The CEO tweeted a video of a rocket nozzle being manufactured, showing the cone-shaped component spinning under the fire of numerous torches. While the video offers little detail on the technology, many have speculated that the nozzle will eventually be used for one of the firm's Falcon 9 rockets.


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The hypersonic concept jet that could travel from London to New York in two hours via SPACE

A new hypersonic jet could ferry passengers from London to New York in just two hours, its designers claim. On its flight, the Paradoxal aircraft would also include a short suborbital trip to space, enabling passengers to gaze down at the Earth and stars. The experimental aircraft, which has a blended wing body similar to Nasa concept designs, is still very much at concept phase. The designs were published on Canadian site Imaginactive , a hub for vehicle designers. They are the work of Juan Garcia Mansilla, an industrial designer based in Buenos Aires, while the concept was originally thought up by the site's founder Charles Bombadier.

At its peak, 120 meteors can be seen per hour under perfect conditions. This year, the peak coincides with a full moon and that could make all but the brightest meteors invisible to the naked eye.

The malware is not known to be limited any one region and tricks victims into downloading it by posing as the setup wizard for a piece of software with the same name.

The call will still be up to providers, meaning Apple and Google, as to which country flags are offered, but they could make an appearance worldwide in the first half of next year.

The research comes from Northeastern University in Boston, and suggests that people can achieve success at any point in their careers - and achieve it repeatedly - as long as they keep trying.

Research from the University of Versailles Saint Quentin shows that the unexpected - and largely unexplained - increase on methane was especially sharp in 2014 and 2015.

The skeleton of an allosauraus called Kan, that dates back to around 153 million-years-ago, fetched £1 million (€1.1 million or $1.2 million) at the Aguttes auction house in Lyon.

Breakthrough Energy Ventures to invest in green energy over 20 years across the world. The fund will invest in transportation and storage of energy, as well as production.

YouTube inventor reveals his wackiest creations and all those that went wrong

Colin Furze from Stamford, Lincolnshire, has been posting videos of his creations on YouTube since 2006, and has racked up an impressive following of over four million subscribers. Among his wackiest creations, are a 360-degree swing (pictured left), a giant fart machine (pictured bottom right), and a replica AT-AT walker machine (pictured top right).

A giant alien-like object covered in barnacles that washed up on Muriwai Beach near Auckland, New Zealand, has locals baffled with suggestions including a shipwreck or Rastafarian whale.

New findings from Nasa researchers were announced at the International Electron Devices Meeting in San Francisco last week and suggest self-healing chips could combat radiation.

A team of psychologists, including researchers from the University of Warwick, say their findings reinforce the importance of teaching people just how changeable their memory really is (stock image)

Using sensors around the door, the car will be able to measure how close the driver is to other vehicles, lamp posts and walls. The technology was revealed in a patent filed by UK car giant Jaguar Land Rover.

Rumors that Samsung is releasing a Galaxy S7 Edge in a new colour have been confirmed. However, it is not the jet black most believed it to be - its black pearl. The new hue will be available Dec 9.

Researchers say meltwater may have lubricated the ice, speeding up its flow down the mountain in western Tibet, where collapses are unprecedented. The event dumped 70m tons of ice.

An expert from Pennsylvania State University reveals the first Mannequin Challenge was a popular form of entertainment in Victorian England during the 1800s- called 'living pictures'.

A history of Christmas reveals how it has been under siege for almost as long as it has been celebrated, with claims of making children greedy and leading to debauchery dogging it for 1,800 years.

NASA reveals images of 'coolest landscape on Mars' at the red planet's frozen South Pole

The bizarre 'worms of mars': The polar cap is made from carbon dioxide, which does not occur naturally on Earth. The circular pits are holes in this dry ice layer that expand by a few meters each Martian year.

Researchers from Fudan University say 'familiar strangers' play a role in information sharing and even disease spreading. They are the people we encounter regularly, but do not really know.

A class of meteorites known as ‘CB chondrites’ suggests Jupiter sat somewhere near the asteroid belt at its current size about 5 million years after the first solid objects formed in the solar system.

Imgur user mwangibabu recently shared a list of some of the most hilarious lies that have been caught out online on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Researchers from Princeton University and the University of Vienna, looked at the vocal tracts of monkeys, finding that brain power rather than anatomy holds them back from talking.

Scientists of the American Chemical Society have released a video showing how you can taste garlic with your feet. Garlic contains a compound, allicin, that can penetrate human skin.

Julie Netto, an occupational therapist at Curtin University, explains the limits of our muscles and bones, and how to work around them.

Companies can now test self-driving cars on Michigan public roads without a driver or steering wheel under new laws that could push the state to the forefront of autonomous vehicle development.

FoodMarble has designed a breathalyzer that identifies how your stomach reacts to certain foods. Called Aire, it analyzes gases in your gut and rates the discomfort your system experiences.

Jet Capsule can whisk you away at 35 knots for a bargain price of £145k

The £145,000 vessel is available in a range of different options depending on the owner, whether they plan to sleep on board, use it as the ultimate party boat or deploy it in military action. The vessels, which are made in Italy, have different configurations and engine options, from economic diesels to outrageous petrol V8s. Also because the boats are propelled by jets of water, they are incredibly manoeuvrable

BodyLogicMD surveyed 2,000 people in the US. They found people would be willing to do just about anything for lifelong youth – like jump out of a plane, eat 100 cockroaches, and even chop off a finger.

US intelligence officials have detected preparations for a test launch of the Dong Neng-3 which is due to take place at a military facility in central China.

Facebook is testing a feature for desktop users that can turn popular posts into popup chats, and even alert you when you're tagged in a popular comment thread.

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania looked at a number of studies, finding one reason for gifts going wrong is a mismatch between expectations of gift giver and receiver.

Samsung has confirmed that it will permanently disable the troubled Note 7 in the US. In Europe, an update due on 15 December will stop the battery from charging to over 30 per cent

It is not clear whether the problem is limited to any one region, but reports of the issue have emerged in both the US and UK. Facebook is yet to comment on the issue.

Scheduling leisure time activities too strictly can turn them into chores, a study has found. Researchers from Ohio State University found that people enjoy 'roughly planned' events more (stock image).

Robo-butlers, self-assembling made-to-order rooms and spa treatments based on DNA

The hotels of the future have been revealed - and they are very different indeed from lodgings that travellers are used to today. Visitors can expect to sleep in beds that self-assemble, to have pre-programmed dreams thanks to neuro-technology (top left), eat food based on DNA analysis (bottom right), check in using DNA (inset) and stay in hotels that will be fully sustainable (bottom left). Health treatments, meanwhile, will be based on DNA, too (top right). The revelations come courtesy of Dr James Canton of the Institute for Global Futures in San Francisco, who produced an eye-opening report on the hotels of the future.

The crystal was identified by researchers at the University of Florence, Caltech and Princeton. The material came from a meteorite found in the Khatyrka region.

The incredible virtual console was created by Seattle-based YouTuber and video game expert Seth Bling using around 2,000 Minecraft blocks.

Compared to our galaxy, which forms one sun-sized star each year, researchers from the University of Florida found there are 4,500 solar masses worth of stars being produced in this stellar production line.

Choosing not to go for an early morning jog increases the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by 13 per cent, according to studies collated by two Australian researchers.

Bookmakers have reported a surge in bets on a record December 25 temperature after the recent mild weather, with the current record of 15.6C set in Edinburgh in 1896 and Devon in 1920.

The incredible fingernail sized engine made of PAPER - and it really does work

A software engine has constructed the smallest engine in the world – and it’s made entirely out of paper. This contraption is about the size of a thumbnail and runs on air from an attached balloon. Aliaskei Zholner shared a video on YouTube showcasing the creation that is just 18 x 13 x 22 mm with a shaft diameter of 0.5 mm - and it even starts revving when filled with air.

Tech gadgets are replacing traditional stocking stuffers this Christmas. Presents such as GoPros and Apple products are just as likely to appear alongside chocolate coins.

For the first time, research has found the existence of so-called 'harmless' germs - non-Lactobacillus, according to a study by scientists at the University of Valencia, Spain.

According to a study by Northwestern University, one strong inhale through the nose strengthens your brain and makes your memories sharper.

A study by a team of British and Irish researchers has revealed a 'safety catch' within cells that prevents them from dividing until DNA is allocated equally to the two daughter cells.

Apple has been awarded a patent that describes a technique for self-driving cars (pictured is a concept drawing) to safely navigate through unfamiliar areas by calculating distances and objects in its area.

Apple has been granted another patent for a folding phone, fueling rumours it could be preparing a radical new type of device.

Facebook is testing custom location-based camera filters that overlay pictures and videos- similar to Snapchat's geo-filters. The new feature is only being tested in certain parts of the world.

Space-weather forecasters have issued a G1 Watch through Friday – the lowest classification on the geomagnetic storm scale. For people in high latitudes, this could be a chance to spot auroras.

Festive brainteaser features a dolly hidden among the children's Christmas toys

The latest brainteaser wants you to try and spot the children's toy hidden among the teddies, dinosaurs, trains, cars and spaceships. In this eye-popping puzzle there is a solitary doll that is waiting to be found. So how long did it take you to spot her?

Tannins, sugar and histamines are the cause of wine headaches, say experts. We share some tips on how best to prevent them, including drinking two cups of coffee before you start on wine.

The US election sits in the number one spot on Facebook's global Top 10 list, with Pokémon Go, Black Lives Matter, and David Bowie also among this year’s most talked about topics.

The handset will feature an 'all screen' design with a wraparound display, the latest rumours claim. Samsung is believed to be delaying release to allow for more testing in the wake of the Note fiasco.

British satellite company Inmarsat will switch to using Arianespace from rival SpaceX to launch a new satellite to provide broadband connectivity to air passengers, it said on Thursday.

The Russian nuclear-capable sub, code-named Kanyon by the Pentagon, is feared to have a range of up to 6,200 miles with top speeds of 56 knots.

Mercedes-Benz has revealed 'Digital Light', a smart headlight system that adjust in real-time depending on the surrounding area. It also projects visual aids onto the road.

The ferocious giant beast that roamed Earth 255 million years ago would have had terrible toothache - thank to a cancerous tumour in its jaws, according to new research.

Neolithic man who was beheaded 9,500 years ago has head reconstructed

The 'Jericho skull' was found in Palestine by British archaeologists in 1953. Until now nobody knew what the man had looked like, but micro-CT scans unveiled a ream of new information about the skull, and inspired the Museum to undertake a full plaster reconstruction. The reconstructed head will be displayed in the British Museum in London.

Michigan researchers have revealed  a major breakthrough in harvesting energy from human motion. They say it could lead to smartphones powered by the motion of a swipe being harvested. 

An expert from the University of South Florida has determined the power lightning by the size of rocks it forms. Although it can power billions of homes, it can only do so for millionths of a second.

Washington D.C.-based Nasa has explained exactly how the spacecraft is built to be able to see the asteroid from as far away as 0.62 million miles (1 million km) and as close as just a few feet.

A company in Iruma, north of Tokyo, has developed tiny nail stickers, each of which carries a unique identity number, to help concerned families find missing loved ones with dementia.

Experts warn that societal stereotypes driving the gendered gift lists could be turning young girls away from careers in technology and engineering. Women account for just 9 per cent of engineers in the UK.

A team of international researchers discuss where the world stands with nuclear weapons and where it will head in the future. Experts are sure the 'nuclear era' will determine the resilience of our world.

Timothy Summers, an ethical hacker and director of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Engagement at the University of Maryland, explains how to stay cyber safe.

Take a trip over Mawrth Vallis: Stunning simulated flyover of Martian surface reveals the vast valley scientists say is the 'best bet' for signs of alien life

Based on images taken by ESA’s Mars Express, it shows a flight over Mawrth Vallis, a 600 km-long, 2 km-deep outflow channel at the boundary of the southern highlands and the northern lowlands of Mars. It is one of the largest valleys on Mars, and scientists say it may have been habitable up to 3.6 billion years ago.

Children at a primary school in England were shown a range of phones, dating from the earliest landlines to the classics of the mid-2000s, and their hilarious reactions show how far tech has come.

This Dec. 1, 2016 video image provided by Fort Huachuca shows a photo of a wild jaguar in southern Arizona. Authorities say a camera belonging to Fort Huachuca Army installation has captured what is likely the second wild jaguar to be spotted in the U.S. in recent years. The Arizona Game and Fish Department says a preliminary analysis suggests the cat is new to the area and not ¿El Jefe,¿ a jaguar that was captured on video in a nearby mountain range last year.  (Fort Huachuca via AP)

The second known jaguar might have been caught on camera in southern Arizona. The first jaguar spotted in recent years was seen in a nearby mountain range last year.

Scientists are calling for the 14-day limit to experiment on human embryos to be doubled. Lengthening the period may bring major insights into health conditions.

A young visitor looks at a 3D image of a CT scan of an Egyptian mummy, during a preview for a joint British-Australian exhibition in Sydney ©WILLIAM WEST (AFP)

Egyptian mummies up to 3,000 years old have been virtually unwrapped at the at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, by British Museum anthropologists.

William McKinnon, professor of Earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis believes that the subsurface ocean may contain ammonia.

A controversial project to give a group of pioneers a one way ticket to Mars has admitted it will be delayed by several years, the Dutch company behind the plan has revealed.

Peter O'Connor, Senior Lecturer, from Queensland University of Technology and Peter Karl Jonason, from Western Sydney University explain the traits that make a corner-cutter easy to spot (stock image)

Incredibly bizarre moment a snake 'plays dead' by remaining completely still after realising it can't get away

When approached in Texas, US, the snake began to squirm vigorously to get away but, realising it can't, it stopped dead, mouth gaping and contorts its neck to appear as if it is broken. The eastern indigo snake was spotted on the ground by Eric Johnson, who noticed the unusual behaviour. The reptile remains limp and lifeless as Mr Johnson inspected it, but when the self-taught snake expert stepped away it 'came back to life', darting its tongue forward as if nothing is wrong. Even stranger though, as he approached the strange serpent once more and waves his hand over its head, the snake once again returns to its seemingly lifeless state on demand, as if being conducted by his movement.

LEAF has designed a refrigerator that grows marijuana. Users just plant the seeds and the system does everything from monitoring temperature to feeding plants with nutrients from cartridges.

During the September-November period, the contiguous US was an average 4.1°F above the 20th century average, making it the second consecutive year to shatter the temperature records.

Scientists at Zhejiang University in China have found magnesium in leafy greens, nuts, whole grains, meats and fish help reduce the risk of preventable diseases.

Researchers from the University of Southern California demonstrated it by creating the eerie face models for a number of people, including a young Muhammad Ali, Donald Trump, and Hillary Clinton.

Gender-bending chemicals called phthalates can cause changes to a growing foetus within the blastocyst stage, researchers from the University of Massachusetts found.

Junk food giants will no longer be allowed to use Disney films, cartoon mascots, and stars of sport and music to advertise unhealthy products, said the Committee on Advertising Practice.

Mind-bending test that reveals our brain 'make up' part of our peripheral vision

The world around you might not be exactly as it seems. In a new study, researchers have found that some of what we see in the periphery – the areas just outside our eye’s direct focus – could be a visual illusion. A series of ‘uniformity illusions’ reveals this phenomenon at work, as our brain ‘fills in’ part of the scene to make up for our less accurate peripheral vision.

According to Brice Cassenti, an engineering professor at UConn, there’s a ‘slim’ probability that the results will hold up in further investigation, though he also notes that ‘it’s not zero.’

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute in Greifswald, Germany, injected a tiny amount of hydrogen and heated it until it became plasma, effectively mimicking conditions inside the sun.

Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the University of New Mexico found that the levels of oestrogen and progesterone had differing effects on sex drive.

John Glenn passed away on Thursday afternoon surrounded by family at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, over a week after he was first hospitalized.

Two studies have revealed how the ice sheet melted and regained ice over millions of years. Evidence in it bedrock show it melted nearly completely in the last 2.6 million years.

Researchers at the University of Washington gave participants 21 mazes to navigate using direct brain stimulation. The subjects made the right moves in the mazes with 92 per cent accuracy.

There's more truth to the phrase 'Netflix and chill' than many realize. Data released by the streaming site shows people like to 'cool down' for a few days after finishing its shows, such as Stranger Things.

In this Oct. 5, 2016 photo, distressed and dying hemlock trees are seen at Harvard University's research forest in Petersham, Mass. Forests from New England to the West Coast are jeopardized by invasive pests that defoliate and kill trees. Scientists said the pests are driving some tree species toward extinction and causing billions of dollars a year in damage. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Insect pests, some native and others from as far away as Asia, can undermine forest ecosystems. Globalization is the primary driver, but climate change is playing a role as well, experts say.

Elon Musk's SpaceX has been forced to delay the return of its rockets to flight until January as an investigation continues into a launch pad explosion earlier this year.

The researchers, from East Carolina University, blamed jealousy on dissatisfied confidantes taking out their own relationship problems on other couples (stock image)

NASA unveils its first GIF gallery with 450 animated images

NASA has finally joined the GIF craze, revealing a collection of more than 450 animations of experiments, simulations, and life in space. The space agency announced this week that it is now sharing images on GIPHY and Pinterest. The expansive assortment of GIFs contains everything from educational content and stunning views of alien worlds to the hilarious antics of astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

New genetic research from McMaster University and others suggests that smallpox - a pathogen that caused millions of deaths worldwide - may be a much more modern killer than thought.

Born in what is now Luxembourg City, the inventor Hugo Gernsback later became a naturalised US citizen and a pioneering entrepreneur in the electronics industry.

Wearable device maker Fitbit said it had bought smartwatch maker Pebble's software and intellectual property as it looks to strengthen its position in the wearables market.

A London-based body for UK vets has reported the alarming trend, finding animals with parvovirus and kennel cough, suggest they have been poorly bred without the correct vaccinations.

Researchers from the Google-owned DeepMind AI lab and University College London scanned the brains of participants while they worked out the social hierarchy of a fictional company.

A team from the Canadian Light Source in Saskatoon used high resolution CT scans to reveal what happens inside batteries following extended periods of misuse and prolonged use.

NEW YORK (AP) — Three years into being a business owner, Becky Davis knew she needed to break the hold technology had on her. Davis, a marketing and manageme...

'Science doesn't care about your opinion,' said Meteorologist Kait Parker, 'Cherry picking and twisting the facts will not change the future nor the fact... the Earth is warming.'

Apple's Campus 2 building shown in stunning new photos

Leaked images have revealed the first glimpse inside of Apple’s futuristic Campus 2 headquarters. The photos were shared by French blog macgeneration , and show numerous interior views of the nearly-completed project, including a space that’s set to be the company’s cafeteria. The firm has plans to move the first employees into the spaceship-like building in 2017, with hopes it will eventually allow them to host large events.

The new video previews launch globally this week to all Netflix subscribers and will be rolled out to all compatible devices in the coming months.

The driver will see a simple display — a dashboard traffic signal icon and a timer next to the digital vehicle speed and area speed limit displays already common in newer cars.

Washington-based Microsoft researcher, Mar Gonzalez Franco, said virtual reality could feel more like an acid trip as people become immersed in the experience.

Researchers have discovered three new species of ‘ghost spider’ on Robinson Crusoe Island, a site roughly 400 miles off Chile – and they say they flew hundreds of miles to get there.

Many assume bloating, flatulence and diarrhoea is a result of coeliac disease and begin to cut out gluten from their diets, says Jo Waters, London-based co-author of 'What's Up With Your Gut?'.

One man in his eighties even reported being refused Viagra for his erectile dysfunction on the grounds of cost, researchers from the University of Manchester discovered.

Polar bear numbers are expected to collapse by a third in as little as 35 years as ice melts in the Arctic, a study found, with the number of the creatures expected to fall from 26,000 to 17,000.

Using the dedicated family plan in the UK and US, up to six people can access the service for £14.99/$14.99 a month or £149/$149 for a year, for Amazon Prime members.

99 million-year-old dinosaur tail found in Myanmar

Dinosaurs had feathered, chestnut brown tails with a pale underside, a newly found specimen reveals. This is according to an incredible discovery - plucked from a market in Myanmar - which reveals the feathered tail of a non-avian theropod that perished approximately 99 million years ago. An artist's impression of the dinosaur that the tail (inset) may have belonged to is shown.

Engineers at Palo Alto-based technology company Instrumental were not satisfied with Samsung's explanation for the flaming phones, so decided to find one and take it apart to examine it.

The bacteria, found in New Mexico, developed the resistance through chemical warfare with other bacteria. Ohio University says the superbug may lead to new methods for fighting resistance.

The Wall Street Journal says technical problems with getting both earphones to play music at the same time are the problem.

The average weight of adult reindeer on Svalbard, a chain of islands north of Norway, has fallen to 48 kg (106 lb) from 55 kg (121 lb) in the 1990s as temperatures rise.

Andrew Lane, 61, contracted an infection after surgery to remove his prostate gland at Southend Hospital, Essex. It damaged his genitals so badly and he is now no longer able to have sex.

Environmental groups called for a comprehensive ban speaking at an event on Greenpeace's ship Esperanza, which is moored near Tower Bridge in London.

The Government rejected an appeal by Gladman Developments to build 119 homes in Goostrey, Cheshire, over its potential harm to the scientific work of nearby observatory Jodrell Bank.

Facebook is working on automatically flagging offensive material in live video streams, building on a growing effort to use artificial intelligence to monitor content, the firm has revealed.

Bairen, located in central China's Hebei Province, was founded in 624 BC and flooded in 742AD. Archaeologists are excavating the ruins for the first time since the founding of P.R.C.

High intensity HIIT workouts are increasingly popular among woman in their 20s, but an expert has warned they subject the pelvic floor to 'abnormal forces' that could result in leakages.

Engineers at Cornell University in New York have looked to a different approach for robotic sensation, incorporating stretchable sensors which use light to carry signals.

Russian construction firm Dahir Insaat produces houses that appear just like the average home but are capable of neatly folding up into a truck that can be driven away.

File - In this Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, file photo, a black-footed ferret looks out of a crate used to take it to a site to be let loose during a release of 30 of the animals by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City, Colo. Dozens of slinky, ferocious and rare ferrets are settling in and making babies at a wildlife refuge outside Denver one year after they were released there.
 (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Dozens of slinky, ferocious and rare ferrets are settling in and making babies at their new home in Colorado, one year after they were released at a wildlife refuge outside Denver.

University of Sydney has discovered 1500 viruses in common insects, spiders, worms. New technology can also answer questions about the controversial Lyme disease. Surprising results released Thursday.

An international team of researchers analyzed the behaviour of more than 140 children in the United States aged 2-and-a-half using a methodology known as the 'false belief task.'

Dr Sergio Canavero said the UK could be the 'most promising place' in Europe to conduct the procedure, after a VR system that will 'prepare patients for life in a new body' was unveiled in Glasgow last week.

After lighting up the sky above the Republic of Khakassia, Russia, the night plunged back into darkness and 30 seconds later witnesses reported a loud bang which triggered car alarms.

Scientists at Stanford University have found that the transition of driving control from an autonomous vehicle back to a human is risky, compromising driving performance (stock image).

Developed by a team at Washington University in St Louis, the artificial red blood cells carry oxygen to tissues and have already been shown to be effective in animal transfusions.

Professor Earl Miller, a neuroscientist at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, advises that attention is limited resource, and the brain has a limited capacity for multitasking.

London-based nutritionist Cassandra Barns says that you should ditch coffee a healthier alternative, such as matcha tea. Making the transition will provide you with a much needed energy boost.

HiMirror analyzes your skin and provides product recommendations based on your data to help reverse some signs of ageing - and all you have to do is take a make-up free selfie everyday.

The study was carried out by the Centre de Recherche de la Tour du Valat in Arles, France, a research centre for the conservation of Mediterranean wetlands.

Nasa says the suit design must be capable of keeping crew members alive for more than 144 hours, effectively dealing with their solid and liquid waste. The contest is open for global entries.

University of Cambridge Scientists have trawled through hundreds of GCSE papers and concluded that teenagers do not on the whole take their text speak into the exam hall.

Toys have gotten more high tech to keep screen-obsessed children engaged with such play - and the latest can even teach them as they play.

The ground-breaking solar plane, dubbed SolarStratos, was officially unveiled at a hangar in Payerne, Switzerland and is set to fly to the stratosphere.

Stunning images of the nasty parasites that could be lurking around your home have been revealed by a British scientist who collected samples from his home and garden in Milton Keynes.

Zo runs through Kik, a global messaging app, similar to Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. The chatbot can answer questions and respond to prompts, while using teenage slang, and emoji.

Scientists at the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory have named the asteroid 2015 TC25. As well as being the smallest, it is one of the fastest ever found.

Aerial images have revealed remnants and wrecks from the Pacific conflict in the Second World War, scattered across the Solomon Islands and Northern Mariana Islands.

Unlikely areas, including Peckham in south London, and Milton Keynes, could be ideal areas for sauvignon blanc and chardonnay, according to a study by University College London.

To prepare for catastrophic earthquakes, roughly 1,200 emergency responders carried out drills across California in a week-long exercise known as 'Vigilant Guard.'

Kepler 11145123, 5000 light years away from Earth, is more than twice the size of the Sun, yet the difference in radius between its equator and poles is only 3 km, making it almost perfectly round.

When Mario Gmür, from Switzerland, started scrutinising paperclips bent by his patients, he found the twisted wire revealed a multitude about the creator's character, quirks and hidden desires.

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.

A new drone video reveals Apple's $5b mothership is nearly complete. Most of the walls and solar panels are in place for Apple Campus 2 and it appears to be on-track for the 2017 move in date.

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.

Giraffes and African Grey parrots are being pushed to extinction, a shocking wildlife report has revealed, along with one in 10 species of birds around the globe.

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.

A Brooklyn-based firm unveiled a modern take on the analog digital sign. Breakfast's display has thousands of plastic discs that flip between two colored sides to make images and videos.

The beautiful creature, officially called a crinoid, was filmed by Dutch diver Els van den Eijnden off the coast of Bali. Crinoids are not uncommon in areas where coral grows but rarely swim.

BEAUFORT, SC - MARCH 08:  (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) The F-35B Lightning II fifth generation multi role combat aircraft showing the vertical lift fan, at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort on March 8, 2016 in Beaufort, South Carolina. UK personnel from the Royal Navy and RAF are embedded with the US Marine Corps on the F-35 operational training programme, based in Beaufort, South Carolina. This includes pilots and engineers, with numbers of UK personnel starting to grow in the build to the reforming of 617 Squadron (the Dambusters) in summer 2018. The Dambusters will reform at Beaufort before returning to the UK, to be based at RAF Marham.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

The move fuels speculation that the Air Force will give up trying to retire the A-10 for the foreseeable future, a move several top service officials have recently alluded to.

London-based firm Blippar has added the Augmented Reality Face Profile feature to its app enabling users to scan - or 'blipp' a face, either in person, or from an image or TV to find out more about them.

The new theory claims the 17th century Salem witch trials were sparked by tainted rye, which caused seizures, pain and hallucinations in locals - which were put down to witchcraft.

Carbon dating revealed that the remains discovered at medieval Beckery Chapel, near Glastonbury, Somerset were from the 5th or early 6th Century AD. Around 50 to 60 male skeletons were uncovered.

Researchers from the University Museum of Zoology Cambridge discovered five new species of four-legged vertebrates in the Scottish Borders.

Alien hunters reported seeing a golden cigar-shaped UFO near the International Space Station in live NASA web feed. Some say the aliens inside are investigating the astronauts' thoughts.

Researchers at Stanford University crafted tiny goggles using lenses from human laser safety goggles, 3D-printed sockets and veterinary tape.

The initial concept was created in the Netherlands. Now the Utrecht-based firm is distributing the bikes to several countries, including the US and Mexico.

KU Leuven Institute of Astronomy, Belgium, studied a star called L2 Puppis, which, 5 billion years ago, was an almost identical twin of our sun today. A planet around it is currently in its death throes.

High-resolution maps created with more than 3 million satellite images reveal how natural processes and human activity have dramatically altered the global water distribution in 32 years.

A fascinating new global map has pinpointed what different countries in the world are the best at. The results range from the macabre to the mind-boggling.

Researchers at Cornell University in New York studied an almost forgotten set of data, collected 10 years ago by Nasa's Cassini mission to find Saturn's C ring is much younger than thought.

Beijing-based French scientists have crafted a real-time map of the Earth's air pollution in an attempt to raise awareness of the effect contaminants are having on the globe.

If you can't visit New York City to see the holiday displays, then Google has an app for you. Called Window Wonderland, this app takes users on a virtual tour to 18 different storefronts in Manhattan.

San Diego engine firm Achates has revived an old car engine design. The design was originally inefficient and unclean, but a decade of development has ironed out the flaws.

A new film has shown the face of the U.S.S. Arizona to the world nearly 75 years after it was sunk when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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.

Archive pictures and video from 1984 show a Boeing 720 being flown into the ground and erupting in flames in California in a crash designed to test a new fuel additive and safety features.

The first tube of a 'DevLoop' system, which could be set to become the first full Hyperloop system, has been installed in a desert in Las Vegas.

The secrets of Air Force One has been divulged, revealing some of the amazing features that make 'the Flying White House' the most high-tech - and most luxurious - aircraft in the world.

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.

Researchers from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna and the University of Oxford demonstrated the birds' astonishing intelligence in a new study involving the making of cardboard tools.

SolarStratos has revealed its plans for a five hour mission to space and back, during which the plane and pilot will be subjected to frigid temperatures and extremely low pressures.

South Korean professor Dr Hwang Woo Suk has gifted the dogs - each valued at $100,000 - for use by police and the FSB secret service in Yakutia, the coldest inhabited region in the world.

A study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal found a marker in the blood that detects the building blocks of cancer, chronic heart disease and a range of other serious conditions.

The incredible scene was spotted over St Petersburg and is the result of a rare phenomenon known as 'snow dogs'. These bright halos are created by light refracting through ice crystals in the air.

The video broadcasting update from Facebook-owned Instagram begins testing today and will be gradually rolled out to users around the globe in the coming weeks.

One Alien hunter claims to have spotted a shrine for the King of Mars on the red planet. Found in an image from the Curiosity rover, the face appears to be of an old man with a beard and crown on his head.

In this Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 photo, Andrzej Stewart, the chief engineering officer on a year-long Mars simulation mission that ended in August, puts on a new space suit at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Providence, R.I. RISD created the new space suit for scientists to wear on the next Mars simulation mission in 2017 in Hawaii. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Students at the Rhode Island School of Design have come up with a new, adjustable suit that closely resembles an actual space suit, and NASA plans to use it for its Hawaii simulation missions.

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

New psychedelic images of the many vitamins and drugs that fly around the human body have been revealed by photomicrographer, Dennis Kunkel from Hawaii.

The new design can be embedded into the aircraft's wings. It could boost fuel efficiency by up to 8%, and reduce drag and weight, NASA said.

A series of new images reveals the most detailed glimpse yet at Fyodor, the Russian spacebot bound for the International Space Station. The humanoid robot lift weights, and can drive a car.

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.

A tricky new puzzle from Playbuzz is asking users to spot the misplaced tile in a series of images. The brainteasers range from the blindingly obvious to the fiendishly difficult.

Researchers from the Senckenberg Museum of Natural History in Frankfurt have managed to capture footage of two tardigrades mating for the first time.

The Internet is known for its brainteasers and the latest is incredibly tough. The image shows pink and red starfish and green seaweed - but somewhere hidden inside is a plane waiting to be spotted.

The new images include an up-close look at the moon Tethys, detailed views of Saturn’s atmosphere from high above the northern hemisphere and new pictures of the rings themselves.

A Royal Navy warship had to be towed back into port with 'technical issues' just two days after leaving. HMS Duncan was among a group of four NATO ships that visited Devonport at the weekend.

Researchers from the Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez in Mexico City looked at how the brain changes in children after they had been given musical training.

Cupertino-based Apple is said to be introducing drones in order to map locations and update its maps more quickly than its current fleet of mapping vans allows.

A rocket bound for the International Space Station carrying the net blasted off from the southern island of Tanegashima at around 10:30 pm local time (13:30 GMT).

Lexus has wrapped their 2017 SI Sedan in 41,999 programmable LEDs, transforming it into a screen on wheels that is capable of broadcasting glittering graphics and multi-coloured animations.

The results from the 'heroic age' of polar exploration suggest Antarctic ice naturally swings between period of high and low ice cover. The study was carried out by Reading University.

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.