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Killer plants up close: Stunning slo-mo footage reveals how carnivorous bladderworts use 'suction traps' for the perfect kill

Poking out of the soil on a thin stem or free-floating atop a body of fresh water, the seemingly innocuous bladderwort just might have you fooled. But, these carnivorous beauties are known to have the fastest trapping mechanisms in the plant kingdom, leaving their unfortunate prey ‘virtually no chance to escape.’ A new study analyzing the capture behaviour of the Southern bladderwort has discovered that the remarkable plants can suck insects into their traps at speeds of up four meters per second – and achieve 2,800 times the acceleration of gravity.

Psychologists from Iowa State University based their findings on 436 volunteers whose sleep was monitored after completing an anger questionnaire.

MIT engineers have created an algorithm that can pinpoint the underlying patterns leading up to real world 'extreme events,' in hopes develop ways to prevent them.

With no notification when someone unfollows you, Instagrammers must scroll through their followers list to see if a person is still on there. But, Instagram now appears to be introducing a much easier solution.

At a business forum in Moscow on Friday, InfoWatch Group presented 'TaigaPhone'- a brand new corporate smartphone costing around 15,000 rubles ($260).

This illustration provided by NASA depicts the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft at the asteroid Bennu. The rocky remnant from the dawn of the solar system may hold clues to the origins of life. On Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, the probe will use Earth's gravity to put it on a path toward Bennu. (Conceptual Image Lab/Goddard Space Flight Center/NASA via AP)

Launched a year ago, NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft was on track to pass within about 11,000 miles (17,700 kilometers) of the home planet Friday afternoon - above Antarctica.

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego.created a quiz that measures how wise people are based on their answers to questions that test six different qualities.

Ian Levy, technical director of GCHQ's National Cyber Security Centre, made the comments at a conference hosted by antivirus firm Symantec held in London yesterday.

Juno spacecraft captures stunning new look at Jupiter

NASA has said goodbye to its Cassini spacecraft, bringing its long-running Saturn mission to an end –but, not far from the ringed planet, the space agency is observing another gas giant in our solar system. A stunning new image captured by the Juno spacecraft has revealed a look at the swirling clouds over Jupiter, offering further evidence on its turbulent nature. The spacecraft captured the breathtaking view from roughly 4,707 miles (7,576 kilometers) above the clouds tops.

Uber had its license to work in London dramatically stripped today, leaving many residents wondering what other ways there are to get around the capital.

A ground-breaking new rocket equipped with an ‘aerospike’ engine that could revolutionise space travel is ready for ground tests, according to the Las Cruces-based company Arca.

The device, created by Framingham-based audio company Bose, works in a similar way to Bluetooth headphones - except it does not block out ambient sounds.

At a European Planetary Science Congress in Riga, Latvia, this week, Esa scientist Bernard Foing explained how humanity could colonise Earth's satellite and then quickly expand.

An international team of computer scientists, including KAIST University in South Korea, created smart specs that can interpret the way you touch your nose to let you control your electronic gadgets.

The Russian president was speaking to Arkady Volozh, chief of internet firm Yandex, during a tour at the company's Moscow HQ. It comes after Putin said whoever masters AI will rule the world.

Wisconsin-based Christian numerologist David Meade has predicted the mysterious planet 'Nibiru' will demolish Earth in a fiery collision on September 23.

Uber is stripped of its licence to work in London after TFL rules they are unfit to operate over public safety fears

A massive backlash has started after Uber was today stripped of its licence to operate in London with hundreds of thousands of passengers signing a petition to keep the app running. The capital's transport authority today announced the firm was barred from working in the city over 'its approach to reporting criminal offences'. Worried Uber drivers and angry passengers today joined a growing chorus of criticism - with delighted cabbies rejoicing at the potential downfall of their fiercest competitor.

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New Yorkers line up for iPhone 8 despite muted launch

Hopeful customers packed the streets outside of Apple’s Fifth Avenue store in New York City this morning, braving massive queues to get their hands on the newest products. But, the turnout wasn't quite as impressive as previous years have seen - likely as many fans hold out for the iPhone X, which won't become available until November. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus officially hit the shelves today, offering 4.7 and 5.5 inch retina HD screens, front and back glass panels, built in wireless charging, and the ‘most powerful and smartest chip ever in a smartphone.’

A new study led by University of Chicago geochemists rearranges how we understand the early Earth by tracing the path of the metallic element titanium.

A new fingerprint drug test can detect cocaine just as well as saliva tests, and in seconds, according to a new study. Research suggests that fingerprint analysis could be used to detect other drugs too.

It has been over 200 years since Mount Tambora in Indonesia erupted violently. Here we reveal the devastating, but fascinating, history of the blast and detail how the area can be visited today.

The predictions were made as part of research commissioned for the new C4 series Electric Dreams, which will bring to life the stories of American Philip K Dick, who created Blade Runner.

The rays, consisting of energetic sub-atomic particles, may be born from violent events millions of light years outside our galaxy The discovery was made by the Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina.

Queues barely form at Apple's flagship stores for iPhone 8

Modest queues have been photographed outside of Apple's flagship stores today in London (pictured), Sydney, Amsterdam and Shanghai - a far cry from the snaking crowds of previous years. Queues were smaller than usual because of the anticipation surrounding the premium iPhone X, which offers a radical redesign, new screen and advanced camera features. The flagship device is released in November, leaving many fans waiting until later in the year to buy their iPhone. Apple allows users to pre-order and purchase new products on the day of release online, meaning iPhone fans were less likely to make a trip to the high street. Others were able to book 30-minute appointments to pick up their handsets at times staggered throughout the day. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus also haven't had the best reviews. Some have said the products lack new features and have designs too similar to the iPhone 6, which was released in 2014.

Scientists have detected a ‘modest’ uptick in activity at Mount Rainer, with more than 20 earthquakes rumbling near the active volcano in the last week alone. But, experts say it's no cause for worry.

The findings by CDC researchers are a rallying cry to health officials to continue efforts against disease-carrying mosquitoes despite waning public interest about Zika.

An iPhone fan who camped outside Sydney's flagship Apple store for 11 days to be the first to get his hands on the latest device on Friday, revealed he has no interest in the new iPhone.

Jeremy Le Fevre spotted the UFO in the skies near his home of Frome, Somerset, on Saturday evening when three orange balls of light swooped and swirled through the sky.

Pigs fed purple potatoes had six times reduced levels of a damaging protein that fuels tumours and other inflammatory bowel diseases, a study by Pennsylvania State University found.

A large, now extinct frog called Beelzebufo that lived about 68 million years ago in Madagascar would have been capable of eating small dinosaurs, with a bite as strong as that of a wolf or female tiger.

Instagram promoted its service on Facebook by using a screenshot of a post that included an offensive message to a female user threatening her with rape and murder, it was learned Thursday.

Super-fast 'Fuxing' bullet trains, put to use today, cut down the travel time between Shanghai and Beijing, the two main cities in China, to four hours and 28 minutes.

NASA reveals the final images Cassini took

A week after its dramatic ‘death dive’ into Saturn’s atmosphere, NASA has released Cassini’s final images, revealing stunning last looks at the ringed planet and its mysterious moons, such as Titan (pictured left). From a view of Enceladus setting behind Saturn (pictured right), to the site where Cassini would make its impact (top center), the new images show just what the spacecraft observed leading up to its demise. Cassini circled the planet for 13 years, helping to transform our understanding of the gas giant – and, thanks to its observations, scientists now know two of its moons have potential to host simple life.

The Queen's love of heirlooms is apparent in this picture taken in the library during a private audience with Sir Peter Cosgrove, the Governor General of Australia and his wife, Lady Cosgrove.

If there was life on the Red Planet, it willprobably present itself as fossilized bacteria, scientists say - and are developing new ways for rovers to look for it.

Despite their ubiquity now, emoji started in 1998 with one man: A 25-year-old employee of mobile phone carrier NTT DoCoMo who created the first set of 176 in one month.

Instagram has launched a new feature that lets users manipulate face features while sharing live video. The feature allows users to add animated visual effects such as sunglasses or a cloud casting shade.

After several earthquakes along the 'Ring of Fire,' others, including California, are wondering if they could be next. But, experts say offshore quakes often happen and go unnoticed.

Researchers from Harvard Medical School sequenced the ancient genomes of 16 individuals from different parts of Africa to piece together the prehistory of humans on thecontinent.

DIY rocket man! Two friends build an underwater JETPACK that will propel even weak swimmers ahead of the competition 

They constructed the Underwater Ironman Jetpack at home in San Francisco which consisted of four engines - one for each limb - and a battery backpack which strapped to the 'swimmers' back. The men, who are behind Youtube channel Eclectical Engineering said that they were inspired to create the device for 'poor swimmers.' They were nicknamed submarine by more amphibious friends because they often sank below the water while trying to stay above it. They hoped that their new invention would shatter that cruel, painful memory. They first test out the engine on the bath at home – and are impressed with its power as it sends water shooting out of the bath in San Francisco. Next step is to test it in open water. They take it to a lake in Berkeley, California, where they 'could jump into the water with a load of electronics on their back'.

Apple initially targeted the November release date for the highly-anticipated device, with pre-orders to begin in October – but, a report claims Apple still has yet to begin final production of the handset.

Nasa's Osiris-Rex spacecraft will be visible tomorrow as it harnesses the gravitational pull of Earth to launch itself towards an asteroid in a mission to collect rock samples.

Talks for a 10-year lease of the unit on Regent Street (pictured), London, are 'very advanced', reports suggest, and could be concluded 'in the coming weeks'.

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) measured how long 15 month-old children persisted at a task after seeing adults exert variable amounts of effort.

Scientists from from El Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales studied the specimen which exhibits an exceptionally well-preserved mix of baby and adult teeth.

Wacky Renault cars of the future penned by art students

Students from Central Saint Martins University of Arts London were asked by Renault to create cars of the future. All had to be electric, autonomous and feature connected technologies. The winner, 'The Float' (pictured), is a one- or two-person pod that levitates above the ground and other road users can attach their pod to yours to share a journey. Other concepts said our cars could soon act like our animals, greeting us when we get in.

Archaeologists believe the structure, north-east of Kilmarnock in East Ayrshire, was built by some of the earliest farmers in Scotland and the pottery found was not known before 4,000 BC.

Africa's rhinos could be extinct within 20 years at the rate they are being poached, Wildlife Direct says

The fight against poaching must be treated as a war, Africa's leading anti-poaching coalition said. Africa's rhinos could be extinct within 20 years at the rate they are being poached.

The cracked tarmac oscillates up and down as if being pushed by the mighty lungs of the earth in Morelos, Mexico after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake devastated the country on Tuesday.

Work on 13 payloads that will be carried by a Long March-5 rocket blasting off from the Wenchang Space Launch Centre in July or August 2020 is 'well underway' the mission's chief architect says.

The new augmented reality application from Delf-based Swedish retailer Ikea lets people experience, experiment and share what bits of furniture might work in a room.

The expert behind the chatbot, from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, claims it operates within specific boundaries to avoid dangerous advise.

A series of black and white mugshots have unveiled how boozed-up Brits were the scourge of society - way back in 1903 as police tried to stop drunkards being served alcohol in London.

Dramatic footage shows a huge mushroom cloud forming after the underground Soviet nuke was detonated at Chagan, on the edge of the Semipalatinsk Test Site in Kazakhstan.

1,000-year-old Viking boat grave unearthed in Norway

The grave (main image) was found during excavations under the market square of the Norwegian city of Trondheim. While none of the boat's wood remains intact, preserved lumps of rust and nails indicate a vessel was buried at the site between the 7th and 10th centuries AD. Ships were a Viking's most prized possession, and if a high-born clansman did not die at sea he would be buried in a ship on land (artist's impression inset). The newly uncovered boat grave, which pointed north to south, was found with two long bones inside. Like the boat, these bones were oriented north to south, and experts will now perform DNA analyses to confirm that they are human.

At a European Planetary Science Congress in Riga, scientists said European ministers' funding rejection for the AIM (Asteroid Impact Mission) could cause 'catastrophe'.

US developer Matternet, based in Menlo Park, California, has said that if its Swiss drone service goes well it plans to tackle UK and German markets next.

HTC, based in Taoyuan, Taiwan, will continue to run its remaining phone business and the deal with Google will not involve the purchase of direct stake.

Research led by the University of Colorado at Boulder believe hadrosaurs (the brown dinosaurs) ate foods rich in protein and calcium such as shellfish and were not strict plant eaters.

Professor Daniel Rothman from MIT created a simple mathematical formula that predicts the oceans will hold enough carbon to launch a mass extermination of species in the future.

Researchers studying walking corals in the Amami Islands of southern Japan found a new species of hermit crab that forms a symbiotic relationship with the tiny marine creatures.

A new study shows sleep deprivation can be an effective antidepressant for half of people with the mood disorder. Much is unknown still, but sleep deprivation could be used to augment treatments.

Corienne Pretorius, 39, of Greenwich, south-east London, was baffled after the boxes, which she had not ordered, arrived at her house - and discovered the culprit was her African Grey parrot, Buddy.

World's largest plane with a wingspan longer than a FOOTBALL FIELD fires up its six engines for the first time ahead of 2019 test flight

The world's biggest plane is a step closer to its first flight. Stratolaunch completed testing of the aircraft’s (top left) six Pratt & Whitney turbofan engines (top right) at the company’s facility at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.Over the next few months, they plan to continue to test the aircraft’s engines at higher power levels and varying configurations, culminating in the start of taxi tests on the runway. The plane is the vision of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen who wants it to act as a giant air pad in the sky, allowing payloads to reach space faster and at a lower cost than existing technologies. Instead of a satellite, the Stratolaunch airplane could launch a Dream Chaser spaceship. This could act as a mini-shuttle to reach low Earth orbit destinatations and return astronauts or payloads to a runway within 24 hours.

A peculiar object first spotted in the asteroid belt more than a decade ago is not one, but two asteroids orbiting each other at 60 miles apart, new Hubble observations have revealed.

Researchers scanned canid fossils from Russia and Alaska, finding that mandibles don't seem to evolve as rapidly as the skull, and so they are not reliable for identifying early dog fossils.

Alphabet Waymo unit is seeking about $2.6 billion from Uber for the alleged theft of one of several trade secrets in a lawsuit over self-driving cars, a lawyer for Uber said on Wednesday.

In July, an iceberg the size of Delaware broke free from the Larsen C ice shelf. Now, an international agreement is in place to protect the area of ocean left exposed to study how marine life responds.

Electric carmaker Tesla Inc is working with AMD to develop its own artificial intelligence chip for self-driving cars, CNBC reported on Wednesday, citing a source familiar with the matter.

Google sister company Nest Labs is adding the search giant's facial recognition technology to a camera-equipped doorbell and rolling out a security system in an attempt to end its history of losses.

Early results from the Satellites Around Galactic Analogs (SAGA) Survey indicate that the Milky Way's satellites are much more tranquil than other comparable systems.

Researchers from the Francis Crick Institute in London used the CRISPR-Cas9 system to 'edit' growing human embryos to see what would occur when a key gene was removed.

Porsche creates first ever £12million superyacht GTT 115

German car-maker Porsche has announced its arrival in the luxury yacht business with the GTT 115, a £12million vessel kitted out with a pool, al-fresco dining area and Italian-styled interior. The craft was launched this weekend at Viareggio, in Italy, and will now make its way to Monaco where it will debut at the annual Yacht Show, which is due to take place next week. Just seven GTT 115s will be manufactured, and can be fitted with either three or four cabins below deck, depending on how many people the new owner wants to share their toy with.

Researchers at the University of Warwick found that mood does spread over friendship networks, as do different symptoms of depression such as helplessness and loss of interest.

According to a report by Sky News, UK government officials are trying to get access to encrypted messages on WhatsApp with a special warrant.

Frustrated Instagrammers have taken to social media to reveal their grid has suddenly switched from its long-standing 3-by-3 layout to now include a fourth column of photos.

HTC has announced it is to halt trading of its shares tomorrow in anticipation of a 'major announcement', believed to be that the firm's handset business is being sold the Google.

Burger-making robot 'Flippy' that cooks the perfect patty every time gets its first job at a restaurant in California

Flippy, the artificial intelligence-driven robot with a spatula attached to its arm (main image), has now replaced human workers in a CaliBurger restaurant in Pasedena, California. The chain began testing the machine, which is fitted with a 6-axis robotic arm equipped with a spatula, earlier this year. Flippy uses its spatula to flip burgers and place them on buns and could spell the beginning of the end for fast food chefs. The robot has sensors and cameras that it uses to see its environment (inset image) – it can distinguish between different meats, buns and which patties are done cooking using its AI software.

Researchers at Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts, have found that ducks grow longer penises when surrounded by rivals to give them an edge during mating season.

Thelazia callipaeda, also known as ‘oriental eye worm,’ is common in Europe. Now British pets and their owners are at risk from dogs that are imported experts have warned.

Following a Freedom of Information request, Greater Manchester Police told the BBC that 1,518 of its computers – representing 20.3 per cent of all devices - ran on Window XP.

New research from Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia, also found that virtual puzzles can engage children and enhance their learning in a way that passive video learning can't.

Fleet of 50 tiny satellites could tour 300 asteroids

The Finnish Meteorological Institute wants to create 50 spacecrafts propelled by innovative electric solar wind sails to study potentially dangerous asteroids (stock image). Earlier this year a leading astrophysicist warned the next asteroid strike could come at any moment as thousands of potentially threatening objects circle Earth - meaning such research could be a race against time. The nanosats will target their asteroids at a range of around 600 miles (1000km) and will use infrared light to determine the mineral composition of the asteroid over a period of three years (inset).

John Giannandrea made the comments about unreasonable concerns' over thinking machines during an in-depth talk at Tech Crunch's Disrupt SF conference, currently being held in San Francisco.

Researchers from Université Paris-Saclay are developing a robot that is sensitive to human touch and can read social situations so they always come across as polite and empathetic (stock image).

The error caused Seattle-based Amazon to accidentally email customers telling them they'd received a gift on their baby registry - whether they had one or not.

Researchers at Ohio University used a behavioural economics technique dubbed the Dictator Game where one participant is given money and must offer an amount to a second person.

Sebastian Thrun, who used to work at Google before leaving to set up his flying-vehicle firm, Kitty Hawk, was speaking at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco this week.

Billionaire Warren Buffett was joined on stage at a Forbes 100 anniversary celebration in New York City on Tuesday night by Hamdi Ulukaya, CEO of Chobani; Sean 'Diddy' Combs and more.

Seattle firm Amazon is working on a device that will appear like a regular pair of specs with hidden high tech features, including sending sounds directly to your auditory system without earpieces.

US Army reveals video of 'Athena' laser weapon shooting down FIVE drones in most impressive test yet

Lockheed Martin has released new footage from tests with its laser weapon system, revealing how ‘Athena’ can deliver an invisible killing blow to take down an enemy drone. In the tests conducted last month at New Mexico’s White Sands Missile Range, the prototype weapon successfully shot down five unmanned Outlaw aircraft. The hair-raising footage shows the moment flames burst from the tails of the flying drones one by one before they plummet toward the ground, as the silent attack causes both loss of control and structural failure.

Theresa May will use a summit in New York tonight to warn the technology giants and their rivals that her patience is running out over their failure to clamp down on jihadi groups.

Business leaders surveyed for by YouGov for the Royal Society of Arts said 15 per cent of all jobs were under threat. Among the most vulnerable fields are finance and accounting.

Researchers have used a new dating technique to analyse stone circles in Orkney, and revealed that people living in Neolithic Orkney would congregate at the stone circles (pictured) to party.

An analysis of satellite data by NASA and the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado Boulder found the minimum was 610,000 sq miles below average.

Engineers from the University of Glasgow have developed nanoscale plasmonic colour filters that display different colours depending on the orientation of the light.

Researchers at the University of Oldenburg in Germany found that barn owls have 'ageless ears', an evolutionary advantage that is absent in humans and other mammals.

Researchers from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University found that small changes in the solar wind can affect both the speed and strength of space hurricanes, influencing how they carry plasma.

The independent lifeboat service at Caister, near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, has a fleet of drones fitted with lights and cameras which feed live video footage back to screens on the boat.

The AI that can turn any selfie into a 3D image (and you can try it on your own snaps)

Researchers have developed an AI that can create a 3D model of your face just by looking at a single photo. Typically, 3D face reconstruction poses ‘extraordinary difficulty,’ as it requires multiple images and must work around the varying poses and expressions, along with differences in lightning, according to the team. By training a neural network on a dataset of both 2D images and 2D facial models or scans, however, their AI can reconstruct the entire face – even adding in parts that might not have been visible in the photo. 3D images of Barack Obama, Rihanna, and Tim Cook created with the system are shown above.

According to Droid Life, the new Google Mini Home speaker, which will take on Amazon's tiny Echo Dot, will cost just $49 when it goes on sale - making the two the same price.

Instead of a traditional periscope, the Navy's Virginia-class subs use high-res cameras and large monitors, controlled by $38,000 joysticks. But, Xbox controllers could change this.

Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed an app that works with Google Glass and listens to the other person in a conversation and provides the wearer with options of what to say.

Cook told Good Morning America host Robin Roberts 'We want to protect your data, because we know its yours, not ours.' and saisd $999 was a 'value price' for the iPhone X

Researchers based at Oxford University and the University Cambridge have have strong proof that a mysterious jellyfish-like creature was an indeed an animal, and not some other life form.

More recent releases of the acclaimed franchise focus primarily on intense online multiplayer battles and futurist, sci-fi settings. But the new trailer for Call of Duty WW2 revealed an intense-s

Apple will release a global update to iOS 11 at 10am Pacific Time (1pm ET / 6pm BST) today, but the release of Apple Pay Cash person-to-person money transfer system ' has been delayed.

The drone test dummies: Shocking videos of craft crashing into mannequins reveal how UAVs can fracture skulls and cause 'life threatening' injuries

A study by Virginia Tech researchers involved collecting drone impact data from test dummies (pictured) whose head and neck contained sensors to measure acceleration and force. The study assessed head and neck injury risks from three commercially available aircraft. The study is important because many of the most promising applications for these aircraft - including package delivery, public safety and traffic management - entail flights over people and raise the chance, however unlikely, of an impact between a drone and a human. Without robust data on these issues, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations currently prohibit UAS operations over people.

Silicon Valley startup Pi has developed a wireless charger that does away with cords or mats to charge devices. The device is about the size of a small table vase and is set to be priced 'well below $200.'

A mysterious ultra-wealthy client has commissioned McLaren’s technology and design team for an ‘invincible shield’ that can be worn discreetly beneath the clothing, to protect their vital organs.

New York-based Hinge has unveiled a new app called Hinge Matchmaker that lets people help their single friends to find love by suggesting matches based on your Facebook friends.

Seattle firm Amazon introduced Alexa to its tablets and Fire TV earlier this year but until now Amazon's Alexa had to be summoned via a wake button or launching her app.

The camera-equipped drone, called Aire, can be controlled via a smartphone app, allowing people to see what's going on in their homes while they've popped out to work or are busy running an errand.

Researchers based at MIT found that in 113 languages, people can convey the warm colors more efficiently than the cool colors because objects tend to be warm-colored.

One experts claims a deep ocean trench around 6 kilometres (3.7 miles) down called the Sunda trench, just south of the Indonesian archipelago, could be used to store excess carbon dioxide.

Experts find graveyard of 60 preserved ancient shipwrecks

Dozens of perfectly preserved ancient shipwrecks have been found at the bottom of the Black Sea dating back as far as 2,500 years, including galleys from the Roman (top right), Byzantine (top left) and Ottoman empires, as well as the Medeival period (bottom left). Scientists accidentally discovered the graveyard while using underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (bottom right) to study the effects of climate change along the Bulgarian coast. Because the Black Sea contains almost no light or oxygen, little life can survive, meaning the wrecks are in excellent condition. Carvings in the wood of some ships have remained intact for hundreds of years, while well-preserved rope was found aboard one Roman ship (top right).

Roger Jepson braved days of downpours hoping to photograph an otter but was instead rewarded with pictures of a unique meteorological event over Fishnish Port on the Isle of Mull.

Dara Khosrowshahi, 48, will have to overhaul the taxi app firm's image, repair relations with its investors and make it profitable.

The US Federal Trade Commission has said on Twitter that it does not think that the built-in YouTube and Facebook tools suffice that indicate sponsored content suffice.

The story of an unsung unit of World War Two soldiers who stood alongside the infamous 'Band of Brothers' to repel Hitler's last major offensive has been revealed in a new book.

A new poll reveals what Britons think of their European neighbours and what they think about us.

Siblings Darla and Spanky were treated with a therapy for children with spina bifida. A video shows the puppies showing off their ability to walk, run and play in Davis, California.

Top UFO expert and author Philip Mantle has probed hundreds of close encounters over the years. Now, he has recounted his five favourite incidents ahead of a UFO event in Hull next month.

Researchers from the University of Buckingham looked at the effect of watching sexually explicit material at a young age on sexual behaviour.

University of Nevada engineers on Wednesday will rattle a 100-ton, 70-foot (21-meter) bridge model to see how it holds up on a giant contraption in a Reno seismology lab called a 'shake table.'

The number of middle-aged British men who are taking up cycling is growing. The men said that they enjoy it because it makes them feel connected to others and celebrate mastering tasks.

In an effort to reduce cases of hospital-acquired infections, researchers at Stanford University developed an AI camera-tracking system that identifies when staff use hand sanitizer dispensers.

Pond-dwelling jellies were recently spotted for the first time in Stanley Park in Vancouver, Canada, when they were exposed by unusually low water levels.

From more than 3,500 entries, judges at the Royal Photographic Society Images of Science Competition have named these as the best of 2017. They include an amazing image of a pork tapeworm.

From the giant huntsman spider of Laos to the highly aggressive Asian giant hornet, these are the creepy-crawlies you won't have any trouble spotting on holiday.

Despite weather forecasts on TV and online that depend on the latest computer modelling, three in four of us rely on old wives' tales to predict the weather, according to a survey.

Remarkable black and white images show the small, large,and malformed individuals who were exhibited as human curiosities to the paying public in the United States

Researchers from Imperial College London have discovered cosmic dust in chalk samples from the white cliffs of Dover. They also say dust can be used to trace the location of water-rich asteroids.

Apple's Watch will free you from your phone - while making sure you don't suffer the fear of missing out. It's a huge step forward, and a compelling reason for the average user to buy a smartwatch.

Researchers at the University of Toronto Mississauga found that the ancestors of toothless, modern frogs had large fangs and thousands of tiny hook-like structures called denticles to snare prey.

Twenty-five criminals were arrested at a beer festival in Qingdao, China, after police used facial recognition technology to catch them. Cameras identified each suspect in under a second.

This historic footage shows how the Soviet Union detonated a nuclear bomb underground to extinguish a fire in a natural gas field in Uzbekistan in September 1966.

This is the moment a gang of chimpanzees dethrone their alpha male - by attacking him (pictured) and leaving him bloodied on the ground. It was seen at Mahale Mountains National Park, Tanzania.

Samuel Payler, a doctoral candidate at the UK Centre for Astrobiology at the University of Edinburgh, was among five other researchers who entered the dome in Hawaii back in January.

Mexican scientists said Wednesday they have discovered the fossilized remains of a previously unknown species of giant sloth that lived 10,000 years ago and died at the bottom of a sinkhole.

Experts say the subsurface ocean that lurks beneath the moon's icy crust has all the ingredients for life. In the new image, the intriguing south-polar jets are backlit by sunlight.

Harold R McCluskey was contaminated with radioactive material in 1976 when he was 64 at a blast at Hanford in Washington State. He lived another 11 years from unrelated causes.

The laser, which was tested at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico successfully hit a target 0.9 miles (1.4 km) away from an Apache AH-64 helicopter (pictured).

Researchers from the Israel Institute of Technology studied the stinging mechanism of the nomad jellyfish - the most common jellyfish in Israel.

Using ESA and NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, scientists have found evidence of low-frequency 'g-waves,' revealing the core spins much faster than the sun's surface.

Twitter application on an iPad

Nearly a million Twitter accounts have been suspended for promoting terrorism in less than two years, new figures reveal.

Dubbed ‘Florence,’ the huge space rock will pass 4.4 million miles from our planet – or, about 18 times the distance between Earth and the moon (stock image).

The stunning image, captured on July 26, 2017 by member of the Expedition 52 crew aboard the International Space Station, shows one of the 16 sunrises the crew get to see every day.

The 'sunscreen' on the distant gas giant, known as WASP-121b, was identified by scientists at Exeter University observing glowing water molecules in the atmosphere.

The watch has been designed by Hong Kong-based Airconwatch, and is based on the premise that changing the temperature of a patch of skin can change the temperature of the whole body.

While the upper part of the 1,000-seat Steve Jobs Theater has been seen in other photos, this is the first look at the main part of the theater where the firm will unveil the new iPhone 8 next week.

The images were taken with Hinode's X-ray telescope (XRT) as it flew above the Pacific Ocean, off the west coast of the United States, at an altitude of approximately 422 miles (680 km).

SpaceX launched the Air Force's super-secret space shuttle, a technology tester capable of spending years in orbit. The unmanned Falcon rocket blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center.

Many users haven't felt the need for the dedicated button or have been annoyed by how often its placement caused them to accidentally launch Bixby, but Samsung wouldn't allow users to turn it off.

The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (Chime), has four 100-meter-long U-shaped cylinders, to detect signals from when the universe was between 6 and 11 billion years old.

To help upcoming iPhone X users protect themselves after the meme response to Face ID, online retailers are now selling masks and 'anti-facial recognition headgear.'

The video was taken by a diver, known only as 'kobrowisky', while cage diving off the coast of Gansbaai, South Africa.

Researchers from Yale University are the first to track the link between the brain's development and the roofing bones of the skull.

The video, taken in June of 1961, shows Hal Graham - a Buck Rogers fan and pilot of the rocket belt - strapping himself in before attempting to fly over Buffalo’s Niagara Falls Boulevard.

Researchers from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory are making a prototype (concept image) of the Automaton Rover for Extreme Environments (AREE) which is made to land on Venus.

Researchers from Ibaraki University in Japan discovered the obsidian stones while excavating the ancient Mayan city of Ceibal in the north of Guatemala.

The 27th annual Ig Nobel awards were announced last night at Harvard University in Boston, with winners including the scientists who discovered that old men really do have big ears.

Sebastian Thrun, who founded Google X and flying car firm Kitty Hawk, announced the new course today at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco.

South Park viewers scrambled to unplug their Alexa and Google Home devices, after the season premiere had smart assistants setting alarms, creating shopping lists, and spewing obscenities.

Archaeologists have completed the first in a series of excavations at the site of the ancient city Shiloh, on the West Bank, in hopes to uncover evidence of a biblical structure.

The study by Signs, a design firm based in Salt Lake City, looked at how well people can draw famous logos from memory, including Burger King, Starbucks and Apple.

The TIKAD drone, which was tested on a target in Israel in 2015, is remotely-operated and can fire military weapons, including rifles and grenade launchers. It is being pitched to the US military.

Algae living on Arctic glaciers are turning the surface crimson - reducing their ability to reflect sunlight, according to research led by Alaska Pacific University.

A researcher from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, had an electric eel shock his own arm to test whether their jolt is more powerful when they leap from the water to ward off predators

The ExoLife Finder (ELF) in Chile's Atacama Desert will scour the cosmos for the possible chemical fingerprints of life on distant planets, and could even image faraway oceans and continents.

Researchers at the University of New South Wales in Sydney believe they have cracked the complex mathematical code of a 3,700-year old clay tablet.

Scientists from the Universidad Católica del Norte in Chile used the Very Large Telescope to map Antares's surface and to measure the motions of the surface material.

An ancient skeleton discovered in a Mexican cave could be one of the earliest examples of human settlement in the Americas. Isotopic analysis has dated it back to 13,000 years ago.

Archaeologist Kathryn Krakowka from the University of Oxford examined skulls from over 750 skeletons found in London cemeteries dating from 1050 to 1550 AD.

Aerial footage of the new state-of-art Apple complex in Cupertino, California was released on Tuesday, just as the American multinational technology company sets to open its new facility next week.

The test version of a spacecraft resembling a mini space shuttle was carried aloft over the Mojave Desert by a helicopter Wednesday in a precursor to a free flight.

BBC director Rebecca Harrison has revealed her terror after coming face-to-face with psychopaths in an American prison for a new documentary on what drives them and whether they can be cured.

Timothy Allen trekked through the Siberian wilderness for 16 days on part of an 800km reindeer migration in the Yamal-Nenets region, a name that roughly translates to 'edge of the world'.

Raymond Szymanksi says aliens from the infamous crash were bought to the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) in Dayton, Ohio for inspection.

The breathtaking footage reveals the moment Cassini lifted off from the Cape Canaveral launchpad on October 15, 1997, as mission control counts down to the start of a remarkable journey.

Radar images captured during the August 29-Sept 1 flyby have uncovered new details on the space rock, dubbed ‘Florence’ – and, they’ve revealed the asteroid has two small moons orbiting it.

Channel 5's In Solitary saw five people locked away from the outside with nothing but themselves to keep them entertained. One contestant Sarah began talking to herself after just 72 hours.

A team of engineers at Columbia University has developed an artificial muscle that can push, pull, bend and twist, as well as lift weight, at low voltage without the need for an external compressor.

Researchers from the University of Oxford conducted the first ever radiocarbon dating on the Bakhshali manuscript and revealed that it dates from as early as the 3rd century.

Dr Jurgen Otto spotted the five new species of spider on his travels through Western Australia, including the Jotus auripes spider, which has almost holographic bristles at the front.

The UB II-type dive boat (pictured) is 88-feet long and almost 20-feet wide, and is lying at about a 45 degree angle, about 100 feet below the surface in Western Flanders, Belgium.

Renault is officially unveiling its new concept car that features moveable armchairs, a lifting platform, atmospheric lighting and wifi and more and could be on the roads by 2030.

Half a mile off the coast of Japan, a diver has discovered what appears to be the remains of Shinyo kamikaze boats deliberately sunk to the seafloor, 32 meters (105ft) deep.

The remarkable creatures were spotted during recent dives in the mysterious deep-water areas around the Musicians Seamounts and the Hawaiian Islands, led by the Okeanos Explorer.

Researchers from Nasas Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, have released images taken by Nasa's Cassini spacecraft that capture the aurora in the closest detail ever recorded.

A tower of human skulls unearthed beneath the heart of Mexico City has raised new questions about the culture of human sacrifice of women and children in the Aztec Empire.

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.