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Alien hunters claim spherical object in Japan is a UFO in hiding

A bizarre spherical cloud was spotted hovering over a city in Japan last week. Now, alien hunters believea 'Death Star' (bottom inset) UFO created the puff to hide - allowing it to observe humans without being seen. However, experts say it is a natural occurrence called a fractus cloud - a ragged cloud that is sheared off a larger cloud by strong winds.

The visualization from the Los Alamos National Laboratory shows how an asteroid at sea would create massive plumes of water and water vapor. But, the threat of a tsunami is lower than expected. generates expressive 3D avatars from your 2D selfies using machine learning and computer vision. These creations can be shared in text messages, on social media and more.

A Chinese firm has built a smart eyeshade that uses sensors to detect your brain activity for the ultimate power nap. Called Naptime, this device wakes you up right before you hit a deep sleep.

App made by researchers at UC Berkeley uses a smartphone’s motion detectors to measure seismic waves, and is sensitive enough to pick up on tremors as small as magnitude 2.5.

Encouraging children to use gestures can boost their creativity, reveals a new study. Experts found gesturing allows children to explore the properties of items, which can trigger ideas for creative uses.

People who are happier in middle age are likely to live longer, experts have found. Over-50s who consistently enjoy life have a 24 per cent reduced risk of dying in the next seven years.

Imagery collected by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) attached to NASA’s satellite reveals a polar vortex sweeping across the US - bringing record low temperatures to certain areas.

From the 'elegant' swirls of a starfish larva to the rubbery necks of hunting protozoa: Nikon reveals the best videos shot through a microscope

Breathtaking footage from the Nikon Small World in Motion competition reveals the unseen beauty of life at the microscopic level. The firm has announced the winners from this year’s submissions, with a hypnotic video of an eight-week-old starfish larva creating spirals in the water claiming the number one spot. The sixth annual competition focused on movies and digital time-lapse videos captured through a microscope.

The update is the latest in a steady stream of tweaks that Facebook-owned Instagram has been making to its service in recent months and will be rolling out globally from today.

The update, which allows people to share videos live through a tweet, will roll out worldwide over the next few weeks to anyone on Twitter with the latest Android and iOS updates.

The security rules dictate how services track people online to target advertising at users. The industry fears that the strict new rules from Brussels could damage their entire business model.

The Juno spacecraft, currently in orbit around Jupiter, snapped the image on Sunday before beaming it back to the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

A video by Harvard physicist, Dr Greg Kestin, shows that just one tablespoon of olive oil poured over water can spread out within minutes, calming the waves around you.

Researchers from University of California, Davis and the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, or NERR say that climate change could lead to similar incidents.

Cameron Haight from Charlotte in North Carolina, was born with amniotic band syndrome, a condition where his digits were fused together in the womb. He is now helping other people with his condition.

In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, an Uber driverless car heads out for a test drive in San Francisco. Uber is bringing a small number of self-driving cars to its ride-hailing service in San Francisco - a move likely to both excite the city¿s tech-savvy population and spark a conflict with California regulators. The Wednesday, Dec. 14, launch in Uber¿s hometown expands a public pilot program the company started in Pittsburgh in September. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Uber is bringing a small number of self-driving cars to its ride-hailing service in San Francisco — a move likely to excite the city's tech-savvy population and certain to antagonize California regulators.

The robotic arm you can control with your MIND: Researchers unveil radical technology that could transform life for people with disabilities

Scientists have created a ‘brain-computer interface’ that allows people to control a robotic arm using only their mind. The system uses advanced signal processing and machine learning to convert ‘thoughts’ into actions, allowing them to reach and grasp objects without ever lifting a hand. Researchers say it’s the first time this has been done without the use of a brain implant – and the technology could one day be used to help people who are paralyzed or have neurodegenerative diseases.


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1,800-year-old stone tablet names Roman ruler of Judea for the first time

Excavations around the site of the biblical city of Dor, south of Haifa, have revealed a number of artefacts, including the huge rectangular stone, which now rests at the University of Haifa. The enormous stone is believed to have formed part of a larger sculpture, at 33 inches (85 cm) tall and weighing more than 1300 lbs (600 kg).

The service, offered by London's Meantime Brewery, costs £25,000 ($31,704). As part of the service, customers have their DNA analysed with a cheek swab.

Created by a team from the University of Koblenz-Landau, the Wikiwhere tool can be used to compare different language versions of the same article to see where the sources are from.

Agnieszka Tymula, a neuro-economist, at the University of Sydney, led a study which looked at the relationship between changes in brain structure and risk-taking behaviour in adults.

Dr Joseph Nuth, a researcher at Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Centre in Maryland, says that as it stands, humanity could be destroyed by an asteroid strike.

Facebook is launching a portal aimed at improving online safety for children. Called Parents Portal, adults will find videos, tips and advice on how to approach children about staying safe on the site.

Sydney Finkelstein, professor and director of the Leadership Center at Dartmouth College in new Hampshire believes that predictive software is limiting our options.

Squeezing down narrow chimneys and delivering presents to 700million children in a single night – it all sounds impossible. How does Santa do it? One physicist believes Einstein is the key.

Amazon makes it first delivery by DRONE: Internet giant airdrops its first package - just 13 MINUTES after it was ordered 

The tech giant delivered its first package - an Amazon Fire TV box and a bag of popcorn - to a customer in Cambridge after launching its drone from a mechanised track and flying it at an altitude of 400ft. Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos confirmed the debut delivery in a tweet earlier today. He wrote: 'First-ever AmazonPrimeAir customer delivery is in the books. 13 min - click to delivery.'

This Dec. 2, 2016 image taken by NASA's Curiosity rover shows rocky ground on the lower flank of Mount Sharp, a mountain on Mars. Curiosity landed on the red planet in 2012 and uncovered geologic evidence of an ancient environment that could have supported primitive life early in the red planet's history. (NASA via AP)

Engineers are troubleshooting a snag on NASA's Curiosity that's preventing the rover from moving its robotic arm and driving to another spot on Mars, the space agency said Tuesday.

A study from Queens University of Technology finds using phones in hands-free mode while driving is just as distracting as holding it, as reaction for both is 40% longer than those don't use phones.

Warming at the top of the world has gone into overdrive, happening twice as fast as the rest of the globe, and extending unnatural heating into fall and winter, according to a new federal report.

This photo provided by NASA TV shows a Japanese cargo ship before it arrives with Christmas gifts to the International Space Station on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. The capsule ¿ called Kounotori, or white stork ¿ contains nearly 5 tons of food, water, batteries and other supplies. NASA said there also are Christmas presents for the two Americans, three Russians and one Frenchman on board. (NASA TV via AP)

Christmas gifts arrived at the International Space Station on Tuesday, courtesy of Japan, just two weeks after a Russian supply ship was destroyed shortly after liftoff.

The discovery was made by a joint Greek-British-Swedish group including researchers from the University of Bournemouth and the University of Gothenburg,

The service from the BBC and ITV will be available on web, mobile – both iOS and Android – Roku, Apple TV, and Chromecast at the time of its US launch in the first quarter of next year.

From flirty pike to mesmerising jellyfish: Stunning images of UK waterlife are revealed in

The competition was organised by the British Society of Underwater Photographers, and the winners' gallery takes viewers on a fascinating wildlife tour of UK waters. Pictured from top left clockwise is firework anemone, pink shrimp, blue shark, jewel dweller, compass jellyfish, black faced blenny.

A new study has shed light on the evolutionary purposes of orgams, revealing how these feelings act as positive reinforcement between partners and can, in turn, motivate our behaviour.

The rover is climbing a layered Martian mountain, and has found the ingredients for a 'stew of life', researchers said at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco.

Wind circulation and atmospheric pressure in the Atlantic Ocean can cause intense extratropical storms, according to the WMO ©HO (Noaa-Nasa Goes Project/AFP)

The UN's weather agency on Tuesday announced the highest wave on record - a behemoth that towered 19 metres (62.3 feet) above the North Atlantic.

The new firm will join Google under the umbrella of parent Alphabet, and is expected to develop a self driving ridesharing service to take on Uber and other auto firms.

A study from the University of Arizona has found that humans' efficient stride boils down to the pivot point it creates below the ground, creating a ‘virtual leg’ that’s longer than expected.

Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences suggest a new geoengineering method using calcite - a constituent of limestone.

An expert from the Naval Postgraduate School explains the two main principals of cyber deterrents, denial and punishment, and how they are key to stopping would-be attackers.

Why we don't have a penis bone: Scientists say men should blame MONOGAMY

Researchers from University College London explored why humans do not have a baculum, yet both ancestral primates and carnivores did. The study found that prolonged intromission during sex – defined as penetration for longer than three minutes – correlated with baculum presence across the course of primate evolution (stock image).

If you're sceptical about the paranormal, you may want to read on as thousands of people have taken to Reddit to share their spooky stories - and they'll make your hairs stand on end.

FILE - In this July 20, 2015 file photo, a pedestrian crosses in front of a vehicle as part of a demonstration at Mcity on its opening day on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Mich. Cars that wirelessly talk to each other are finally ready for the road, creating the potential to dramatically reduce traffic deaths, improve the safety of self-driving cars and someday maybe even help solve traffic jams, automakers and government officials say. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

All new cars and light trucks would be able to talk wirelessly with each other, with traffic lights and with other roadway infrastructure in a proposal from the Transportation Department.

The female youngster, was born at Chester Zoo to parents Rita and Ramos. She is expected to add valuable new bloodlines to conservation breeding programmes in the country.

The Cupertino-based firm first unveiled the wireless earphones in September alongside the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, but their release date was delayed due to 'technical issues'.

Charles University in Prague says people suit perfumes that complement their natural body odour. As siblings have a similar body other to each other they can choose better fragrances. (stock image).

Dr Frans Folkvord of Radboud University in the Netherlands says that every week two-thirds of primary school children play online games that ply sweets and other unhealthy snacks.

Stone tools and mammoth bones unearthed La Cotte de St Brelade in Jersey suggest it may have been repeatedly visited by Neanderthals. Researchers suspect they arrived from France over coastal plains.

KFC's Colonel's Club loyalty scheme currently has 1.2 million users in the UK, who were sent an email advising them to change their passwords, although only a 'small number' had been hacked.

Stunning map made for King Philip II to show off 'The Spanish Empire' in 1562

For Europeans of the 16th century, the lands that lay across the Atlantic harboured wonders both dangerous and unknown – a ‘New World’ guarded by sea monsters, cannibals, and giants. A map crafted in 1562 by esteemed chartmaker Diego Gutiérrez and Dutch engraver Hieronymous Cock highlights the extraordinary views of the time, revealing a description of the Americas that combines fact with folklore and propaganda. Pictured top left, one of the map's many sea monsters can be seen. It also features mermaids (top center) and giants in Patagonia (top right).

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.

A team of researches explore 'bromosexual' friendships and found a trustworthy confidant to help with romantic pursuits is one of the major reasons straight and gay men forge friendships.

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.

The software update from Cupertino-based Apple brings long-awaited features such as emojis, along with a number of bug fixes for iPhones and iPads.

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.

The free update, which is now available to Tinder users worldwide, includes a new, swipeable remote control and a large-screen version of the app in HD.

The object appeared as the Miami Observatory in Florida streamed a live feed of the moon's surface earlier this month. Conspiracy theorists claim the rough edges show it is a UFO.

Euro 2016 and Pokemon Go top Google's searches for 2016

Pokemon Go was what the world wanted to know the most about in 2016. Euro 2016 was Britain's top trending search, while the US searched most for Powerball. Brexit, the Olympics and the US election took the top spots for the most searched for global news, with politics and sport dominating Google's top trending lists. (Image clockwise from top left: Donald Trump, Prince, iPhone 7, Pokemon Go)

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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

Stunning new 3D simulation of carbon moving through the planet's atmosphere

A hypnotic new 3D visualization reveals the swirling patterns of carbon dioxide as it travels around the world. The simulation revealed today by NASA shows how concentrations of the greenhouse gas fluctuated between September 2014 and September 2015. The data could help scientists to answer critical questions on where these emissions are absorbed by the land and ocean, and how these areas will continue to carry out this role as CO2 rises.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tonight's supermoon, can be seen around the world and will appear 14 per cent larger and 30 per cent brighter than normal. It will reach peak fullness at 00:05 GMT (19:05pm ET).

Snapchat is rolling out Groups that lets users chat with up to 16 friends at once. Chats disappear in 24 hours and Snaps sent within a Group can only be opened and replayed once by each participant.

The end of absurd packaging? The robopacker that can create the perfect sized box for ANY gift

A Belgium firm has designed a robot that prints out perfectly sized boxes to ship your gifts. Called Slimbox, users measure their product, select the type of box and enter the dimensions using the accompanied app. The machine uses laser cutters to create a template (top inset) for a foldable box (bottom inset) on a piece of cardboard, which it prints out in moments.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)

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.

Divers rediscover the Schiedam in the same spot as the wreck from TV drama Poldark

Divers have rediscovered a 17th century shipwreck off Cornwall, at exactly the same spot where the shipwreck scene was filmed in 2014 for the TV series Poldark. First seen by a local diver in 1971 and designated under the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973, the wreck of the Schiedam had been buried for many years under the shifting sands of Gunwalloe Church Cove. The Schiedam has one of the richest backstories of any wreck ever discovered in British waters. Pictured clockwise from top left are the divers with one of the ship's canons, cargo from the ship, a grenade buried in the shifting sands and a scene from TV drama Poldark.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The dramatic moment that a giant flaming METEORITE lights up the sky and then hammers into the earth so hard that terrified witnesses in the Costa del Sol felt ‘the ground move’ 

The fireball crashed down in southern Spain at about 10.25pm on Sunday and the huge streak of light in the sky was witnessed by tourists and residents in the Costa Del Sol. Witnesses described feeling 'the earth moving' and compared the impact to a small earthquake or explosion. Footage shows the space matter hit the earths atmosphere and burn up, causing a bright light to illuminate the night sky.

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).

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

London firm Today Translations is looking for an emoji translator

The London-based firm describes emoji translation as an 'emerging field' and says that it requires a human touch as current software is inadequate. In return for a 'competitive salary', the lucky candidate will put together reports on emoji trends and developments as well as areas of confusion and cultural differences. A quiz featured on the job ad page involves translating emoji phrases into English and vice versa.

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.

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

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.

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.

Cy-bare warfare! Russia holds competition to find Putin's next hacker where boffins are distracted by STRIPPERS to test their nerve

Russia is searching for its next generation of computer programmers with the help of some very distracting strippers. Boffins in Moscow are being tested on their ability to great a 'prototype programme under very difficult conditions'. As they beaver away on their laptops, scantily-clad women approach and attempt to put them off their work.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

The incredible moment that a man solves a Rubik’s cube in less than FIVE SECONDS to set a new world record (as the previous champion sits next to him and grins through gritted teeth) 

The footage, shot in Sydney, Australia on Sunday, shows Feliks Zemdegs (pictured), 20, solving the famous 1980s Rubiks cube toy in just 4.73 seconds. The previous world record was set by Mats Valk (right), 20, who is sat next to Mr Zemdegs as he breaks his record. Mr Zemdegs, a commerce student at the University of Melbourne, gets just ten seconds to inspect the Rubiks cube before he has to solve it.

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 New Hope Fertility Center Mexico, based in Mexico City, has said it is working with a number of other couples looking to avoid passing on genetic health conditions to their children.

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.

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.

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.

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.'

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 SpaceX CEO tweeted a 10-second video of a rocket nozzle being manufactured, showing the cone-shaped component spinning under the fire of numerous torches.

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.

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'.

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.

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.

The 'Jericho skull' was found in Palestine by British archaeologists in 1953. The reconstructed head will be displayed in the British Museum in London.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 is now sharing images on GIPHY.

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 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.

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.

The ambitious hypersonic jet concept, which would also include brief suborbital trips to space on its flights, is the work of Juan Garcia Mansilla, an industrial designer based in Buenos Aires.

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.

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.

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.

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.