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Clay seal found in Jerusalem may be from Prophet Isaiah

If the clay seal (pictured left), discovered in Ophel, Jerusalem (pictured inset), in Israel, was for the Prophet Isaiah, a key biblical figure, it would be the first archaeological evidence of the prophet's existence. However, damage to the seal has meant that archaeologists are unsure as to whether it refers to the Biblical Prophet Isaiah, or someone else with the same name. Pictured right is a fresco of Prophet Isaiah, from the Sistine Chapel ceiling by Michelangelo.

Who says billionaires are out of touch? Ellen quizzes Bill Gates about the price of groceries... and it does not go well for him 

Bill Gates was named the richest man of 2017 however is appears he has no idea about how much everyday items cost. In a hilarious clip from the Ellen DeGeneres show Bill is asked by the host to guess how much he thinks each grocery item costs to the nearest dollar. Despite knowing a lot of things Bill does not know how much a bag of pizza rolls costs, as he originally guessed they would be around $22.

NEW Future robots could kill humans in a 'murderous' rage if humans don't take steps to stop them Dr. Michio Kaku believes we can put a stop to the killer robots by embedding chips in their brains.

NEW NASA's Phoenix Mars mission landed on May 25, 2008, leaving landing marks where dust was removed. Now, a new image of the site shows how dust has covered the markings.

NEW A Japanese telecommunications company has developed a new 3D viewing system that could be used to project Olympic events in 2020 in remote locations.

NEW The S61, which comes equipped with an air quality sensor, will be launched at the Mobile World Congress, taking place in Barcelona from February 26 to March 1.

Elon Musk's SpaceX launches the first of nearly 12,000 'Starlink' satellites that could bring super-fast internet to billions of people 

SpaceX's Starlink satellites, launched today from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, will form the first in a constellation of thousands of satellites, designed to provide low-cost internet service from Earth's orbit. As part of the launch (left image shows liftoff, bottom right shows core booster in flight), SpaceX planned to recover key rocket parts as a means of cutting costs, employing a giant claw to try to catch reusable parts that are ejected. Musk has now confirmed on Twitter that the claw, attached to a giant boat called 'Mr Steven', missed its target by 'a few hundred meters', though the fairings landed intact in the Pacific Ocean (top right image). As well as the Starlink satellites, the Falcon 9 is also carrying a 'Paz' Earth imaging satellite for Spain as well as a number of smaller, tertiary payloads.

Neuroscientists from Trinity College Dublin and the University of Rochester, New York, recorded brainwave signals recorded from the human scalp (stock image).

An expert at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City has warned the country's cultural heritage is at risk of being wiped out unless pollution is cut down.

The tunnel-tomb was discovered in the city of Shibushi on Japan's third largest island, Kyushu, while workers were paving a road along a farm in December of 2017.

Experts at Indian computer Security firm Appsecure uncovered the bug, which takes advantage of a flaw in both the dating app's login process and Facebook-developed software it's based on.

The early quest to be IMMORTAL: Fascinating 1960s cryogenics footage reveals the crude first attempts at freezing bodies so they could one day be brought back to life

The footage shows the early work of the Cryonic Society in Phoenix, Arizona, as a team of scientists' piece together ground-breaking preservation equipment. A model (pictured) is seen giving a demonstration of how one man has already been frozen as she is placed in a long metal cylinder and wrapped head-to-toe in tin foil. The video, first aired in 1967, shows both the interior and exterior of a lab operated by the Cryocare Equipment Corporation (top left). Now defunct, the firm worked closely with the California-based Cryonics Society, a nonprofit organisation that still supports and promotes cryonics research today.

Cybersecurity firm SEC Consult discovered that Mi-Cam's HD baby monitors, made by miSafes, have flaws (pictured) that allow for the 'hijacking of arbitrary video baby monitors.'

The announcement is a huge leap forward for Cornwall's space ambitions, which also include plans to develop the UK's first spaceport at Cornwall Airport Newquay.

Could Tasmanian tigers come back from the dead? Stunning 3D scans of the creatures may unlock its genetic mysteries to help scientists clone the beast

Researchers from the University of Melbourne have created 3D images (left) using CT scans (right) of the extinct Tasmanian tiger (inset left) young, preserved in museum collections (inset), that show its unusual development. The joey lived in the pouch of its mother from birth until it was 12 weeks old and over this time developed distinctly dog-like features that turned it into the top predator in Australasia before its extinction in 1936. Through understanding their complex development researchers believe they could bring the animal back to life.

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Neolithic farmers were wiped out by ‘Beaker people’

Stonehenge has a proud place in Britain's history as one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. But, according to a major new study, modern-day Britons are barely related to the ingenious Neolithic farmers who built the monument 5,000 years ago (bottom right). Instead the British are related to the 'Beaker people' who travelled from modern-day Holland and all but wiped out Stonehenge's creators (timeline shown left). The research is the largest study of ancient human DNA ever conducted, by an international team of 144 archaeologists and geneticists. An example of beaker pottery is shown top right.

Study finds that Google Maps is fastest GPS service

Blogger and Adobe employee Artur Grabowski collected data from 120 trips to find out whether Google Maps, Apple Maps or Waze was the fastest GPS navigation service. For each trip, he measured each apps' estimated trip time, which is how long the app believes it will take users to arrive at their destination. He first compared each apps' estimated trip time, which is how long the app believes it will take users to arrive at their destination.

Mobile phone users receive 427% more messages and notifications than 10 years ago and send 278% more messages than they did in 2008, the poll for Virgin Mobile found.

Snapchat's new 'Create Your Own Lens' feature is available now in the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada on web and iOS, with an Android version coming soon, the firm said.

Express Pool aims to make Uber Pool, the ride-sharing app's existing carpooling feature, more efficient, by cutting down on detours and backtracking, which can slow down trips.

A space probe has swung into position around Mars in preparation to analyze its atmosphere for possible signs of life. ESA's Trace Gas Orbiter successfully performed a delicate maneuver.

Jeff Bezos reveals construction of a massive clock inside a Texas mountain that will chime every day for 10,000 years as a ‘symbol for long-term thinking’

The clock, which will play a different chime each year for the next ten millennia is being buried 500 feet (150 metres) inside a mountain in the Sierra Diablo range. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who has invested $42 million in the project since becoming involved in 2011, revealed the clip on social media. The clock is powered by a large weight hanging on a gear and is built out of stainless steel, titanium and dry running ceramic ball bearings. Its creators hope that this will encourage humanity to consider about their impact on the planet and act as a 'symbol for long-term thinking'.

Nasa HQ in Washington DC is developing new spacesuits which will have built-in waste disposal systems to allow astronauts to survive if their ship blows up.

Music streaming firm Spotify sparked rumours after posting job adverts for three positions based at its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, aimed at 'creating its first physical products'.

Robert Bigelow, who founded Las Vegas-based private space company Bigelow Aerospace in 1999, said he will be investing 'millions of dollars' to learn the global space market need.

Internet technology consultant Mandy Palmucci filed the federal lawsuit - which claims the social media platforms helped the murderous group grow - last week in Chicago.

What could go wrong? Man armed with a hockey stick taunts Boston Dynamic's creepy SpotMini robo-dog that looks eerily similar to killer canine bots in Black Mirror

In a minute-long video uploaded to YouTube by the Waltham, Massachusetts-based firm, a human can be seen armed with a hockey stick attempting to stop the dog opening a door (top right0. SpotMini was revealed to have this new ability just last week. Unable to stop the automaton, the staff member pulls the robot from behind and drags it backward (left), resulting in a small piece of its back breaking off. The robo-dogs look eerily similar to those featured in an episode of sci-fi series Black Mirror, where mechanised canines (bottom right) hunt humans in a post-apocalyptic future.

Five new species and one rediscovered were part of the 42,747 specimens taken from the deepest and darkest parts of the ocean are only a sampling of what could be lurking in the unknown abyss.

Doctors say they have discovered a nerve in women's ankles that is said to heighten their sex drives. The therapy is given with a tiny needle through the foot creating a tingling sensation

Researchers have found that cranebrake wrens in Costa Rica take turns to sing favourite lines from songs, even learning not to interrupt eachother. The young tropical bird's learn technique from parents.

Engineers from the University of Washington have developed a way to charge smartphones wirelessly. They can now be charged by way of a laser being emitted from about 14 feet away.

SpaceX is using a recovery boat, called 'Mr. Steven', that's outfitted with massive metal claws that are rigged to a net, as a means of gently recovering Falcon 9 payload fairings.

The find was made at Dangeil, the site of the Amun temple along the Nile River, approximately 220 miles (350km) northeast of Sudan's capital Khartoum,

Twenty six experts based at institutions including Oxford and Cambridge Universities, suggest that policy-makers and researchers work together to prepare for the malicious use of AI.

Russian fisherman reveals his strange deep-sea catches

The mysterious deep-sea beasts were captured by a fisherman off of northwest Russia in the Barents Sea, an area that scientists dub the 'twilight zone' of the Arctic Ocean. Roman Fyodorov has become an online celebrity for the incredible sea creatures that end up in his nets, with the trawlerman frequently posting snaps of his bizarre catches to the internet. The latest additions to his collection include a weird shark-like creature with bright red bug eyes which the fisherman dubbed 'fish zombie'.

Researchers from Newcastle University looked at projections from all models associated with the high greenhouse gas emissions scenario RCP8.5 used by the IPCC.

Samsung has slashed its organic LED panel production targets by more than half in the January to March quarter. That's after Apple told suppliers in January that it had cut its iPhone production targets.

A report from Lund University in Sweden sheds new light on nocturnal animals. The analysis says the animals use the stars and galaxy to navigate at night.

The remarkable photo is a mosaic of some of Cassini’s last images, captured just hours before it entered the harsh Saturn atmosphere where it soon burned to pieces.

Snapchat rolled out a few new features on Tuesday, including a 'Tabs' tool that separates content on the friends and Discover pages. The firm also announced that users can add GIFs to their Snaps.

Researches as Leon University in Spain found that a potentially damaging number of particles are released by fires, and it can take three hours after opening a window to clear pollution.

Whether it is sprouts or spinach your child hates, putting it in front of them again and again seems to be the best strategy and offering them a reward has little added benefit, Belgian researchers found.

Adorable footage of the first 'Dumbo' octopus hatchling ever caught on camera reveals they look like 'mini adults' from birth

Researchers captured on film the birth of a 'Dumbo' octopus in 2005. The creatures live thousands of feet below sea level in complete darkness. The film marked the first time the birth of an octopus from such a low depth was observed by scientists. The researchers learned that Dumbo octopuses are born almost completely self sufficient. Their organs and nervous system are fully formed when they hatch.

Several users began noticing the bug on Tuesday, saying they were confused when they attempted to compose a tweet, only to discover that their character limit had been reduced to 140.

Researchers say they’ve mapped the complete genome of a vampire bat for the first time, revealing new insight on the adaptations that opened the door to a unique and plentiful food source.

South Korean tech giant Samsung has filed a patent for a flying drone with an attached screen that reacts and responds to the movements of the user..

The long-term rise will be driven by a thaw of ice from Greenland to Antarctica that is set to re-draw global coastlines, according to a report by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania analysed a library of genetic data, finding that new gene variants that have arisen in Asia and Africa seem to protect people against alcoholism.

Stunning clips show the Red Handfish sitting on the seabed using its hands like flippers to walk along it. Tasmanian scientists discovered a second population of the incredibly rare fish last month.

In Channel 5 series Undercover: Nailing the Fraudsters, Tony Sales, who has been dubbed 'Britain's greatest fraudster', shows the app scammers user to trick their victims.

According to experts with the US Geological Survey, the latest swarm began on February 8 in a region roughly eight miles northeast of West Yellowstone, Montana. The largest was M2.9.

Roman boxing gloves are found near Hadrian’s Wall

Roman boxing gloves (pictured left and bottom right), dating back to 118-120 AD and thought to be the only known surviving examples from the Roman period, have been discovered near Hadrian's wall in Northumberland. Unlike modern boxing gloves, these ancient leather gloves look like a protective guard, designed to fit snugly over the knuckles to protect them from impact. One of the gloves was packed with natural material acting as a shock absorber, and both gloves are still able to fit comfortably on a modern hand. Boxing was a well-documented ancient sport that preceded the Roman era. In the context of the Roman Army, it was a recorded pursuit, a martial activity designed to increase the skills and fitness of the boxers. Pictured top right is a print from an engraving showing Roman gladiators boxing.

Medical devices like pacemakers are at risk for hacking that could have deadly consequences, warns a new report published by the American College of Cardiology.

London-born art conservator Tom Learner told the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Austin, Texas that he had found a way to save the film.

The device, powered by artificial intelligence, is far less invasive than a traditional diagnostic blood test but is just as accurate, according to Google researchers based in Mountain View, California.

The data, which looked at UK spending, suggests that Britain is soon set to become a cashless society. This may disadvantage groups who still rely heavily on cash, such as the elderly.

Speaking at an investors forum in Tokyo, Japan, Uber's CEO Dara Khosrowshahi described his hope for launching a commercial flying taxi service in the coming decade.

Unicode Consortium announced Wednesday that the crustacean emoji would be a part of the new 157 emojis, slated to be released later this year. But on Monday, a new design was revealed.

A survey of millennials has found that almost half believe Sir Winston Churchill was prime minister during the First World War while 20 per cent believing we fought France in the conflict.

This is the heartbreaking moment a calf was seen desperately trying to suckle milk from its dead mother after the older rhino had its horn hacked off by poachers at a park in South Africa.

Neanderthals' lack of art skills led to their extinction

Neanderthal art leaves a lot to be desired. Unlike Homo sapiens, our ancient cousins were unable to draw recognisable images of animals or people. Now, new research at the University of California claims this lack of artistic ability was closely related to Neanderthals' inferior hunting skills. Both drawing and hunting requires hand-eye coordination, which Neanderthals lacked - a fact that scientists say may have led to their extinction. Pictured top left is a drawing of lions painted in the Chauvet Cave, France by Homo sapiens. Bottom left, a Neanderthal brain (left) appears more elongated than the present-day Homo sapiens (right) brain, which is 'rounder and less overhanging'. Homo sapiens had a bigger parietal cortex - the area in the brain that integrates visual input and motor skills. Pictured top left is an example of a Neanderthal cave drawing and pictured right is a model of a Neanderthal male in his twenties.

Arizona approved firm's application to offer a ride-hailing service similar to Uber, which will let the firm charge users of its pilot scheme currently being trialled in Phoenix.

The robots are under development in both the US and Japan, and it is hoped they could be ready for use within a decade when they will wear fuzzy 'jackets' that pollen would stick to.

Our earliest ancestor Homo Erectus took a huge step forward by walking upright just like us one 1 million years BC. But while he could walk the walk, he has never been believed to talk the talk.

Apple users worldwide were hit by a 'text bomb' bug last week that forced iPhone, iPad and Mac applications to shut down if they display a single character from a language used in India.

The findings suggest grey squirrels, which came to the UK from North America in the 19th century, may be more adaptable than the reds which they now outnumber by more than 15 to one.

Scientists now believe the first plants adapted to terrestrial life appeared around 500 million years ago. For first four billion years of Earth's history, nothing would have lived on land except microbes.

Ahuge cosmic blast, detected by Southampton University, occurred only 3.3 billion years after the Big Bang - when the universe was only a quarter of its current age.

Ancient Chilean rock art suggests hunters killed whales

Stunning rock art on the Chilean coast has revealed how ancient hunter gatherers in the area used harpoons and rafts to hunt marine animals. The cave paintings date back to 1,500-years ago, and depict the slaughter of a variety of creatures, including whales, sea lions, swordfish and sharks. The pictographs, painted in iron-oxide, comprise hundreds of hunting scenes and portray a complex marine hunter-gatherer society. Archaeological evidence suggests that the society living in El Médano - a valley in between the ocean and the desert - specialised in hunting marine creatures. Pictured are some of the cave paintings, located at a newly discovered sit called Izcuña, a few miles north of El Médano, Chile.

A team of researchers, including the University of Calgary and University of Toronto, studied an ethnically diverse group of siblings and their mothers from a range of socio-economic backgrounds.

Israeli researchers today ended a Mars habitat experiment in Israel's Negev desert where they simulated living conditions on the Red Planet, Israel's Science and Technology Ministry said.

Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Carnegie Mellon University have measured how drones could change how the U.S. uses energy, and the environmental effects.

Jupiter's 'Great Red Spot,' a violent storm which in the late 1800s was estimated to be the width of four Earths, is now 1.3 times the size of Earth and will likely last a decade or two longer before it dies.

A Kenyan ranger of the canine unit follows seven year-old bloodhound Anna after their chase training in the Mara Triangle, the north-western part of Masai Mara national reserve managed by non-profit organisation Mara Conservancy, in southern Kenya

A tracker dog unit has become pivotal in the fight against poaching in the Mara Triangle, part of the vast Maasai Mara ecosystem in southern Kenya that merges into Tanzania's Serengeti.

The coastline that goes on and on and on: Mesmerising looped video of a beach leaves the internet baffled

A clip which has been doing the rounds on the internet is leaving viewers with complaints of headaches and nausea. The video, which is a satellite photograph of an unknown stretch of coast, plays on around a two second loop and makes you feel as if you are falling into a repetitive abyss.

Loup Venture co-founder Gene Munster made the claim in a report highlighting eight predictions for the technology industry in 2018.

Researchers form Hong Kong Baptist University have found that human skin cells are broken down by bacteria in air conditioning units and produce pure ammonium.

SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell said the Falcon 9 rocket 'did everything correctly' Sunday night and suggestions otherwise are 'categorically false.'

This Jan. 31, 2018 photo made available by NASA shows cosmonauts Alexander Misurkin, left, and Anton Shkaplerov in their Russian Orlan spacesuits during a fit check inside the International Space Station. On Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, the two removed an old electronics box as part of an antenna upgrade at the ISS, then tossed it overboard as a piece of junk. (NASA via AP)

Cosmonauts installing a new antenna on the outside of the ISS, designed to improve comms with Russia's Mission Control in Moscow, accidentally set it up facing the wrong way.

The clip, taken as part of a newsreel in 1955, is taken in a Bell Labs office in San Francisco, and features a woman sat down at a huge computer desk with a dial-up phone and two small screens.

A new study led by researchers at Chicago University found that the evolution of the human brain may have occurred far more gradually than previously believed.

A Rome family court dealing with the mother's divorce from the teen's father, ruled in the 16-year-old's favour and she must also remove all information and photos of her son on Facebook.

Rogelio Bernal Andreo, a Spanish-American astrophotographer best known for his images of deep sky objects, captured the breathtaking images from his home in San Francisco.

A graphic artist from Brazil has used the skull of what is thought to be Saint Valentine from remains kept at the Santa Maria of Cosmed in Rome, Italy.

Researchers from Liege University, Belgium, found kisspeptin, which is better known as the 'kiss hormone', could benefit the thousands of women suffering from extremely low sex drives.

Parisian teacher Frederic Durand-Baissas is taking Facebook to court because he says they wrongly suspended his account in 2016 when he posted a nude image from an 1866 oil painting.

A new animated reconstruction of Robert Burns reciting one of his poems has been created to mark the anniversary of his birth. (LJMU/PA)

Liverpool John Moores University Face Lab, the University of Dundee and Dimensional Imaging in Glasgow worked with poet Rab Wilson to create an animation of Burns performing To a Mouse.

Engineers at Yokohama, Japan, based Nissan have transformed a 370Z Roadster into an uncompromising 'snowmobile' designed to tackle ski slopes and backwoods trails.

Professor David Nutt of Imperial College says alcosynth will be the new booze within 10 or 20 years, it's said. The man-made alternative has the same effects but doesn't damage your health.

Security researchers at Google's Project Zero computer security analysis team in Mountain View, California, discovered the two flaws in conjunction with academic and industry experts.

The storm was created by a solar flare - a large explosion in the sun's atmosphere - which generated charged particles earlier this week.

Horrifying pictures of a swan struggling to sift its way through rubbish has once again highlighted the problem of pollution in the River Thames, London.

Igor Adameyko, 37, took this footage of the chubby Urechis unicinctus worms whilst visiting a biological station in the Russian Far East.

The craft has been developed by BAE Systems, in conjunction with the University of Manchester, who has announced the successful completion of the first phase of flight trials.

Joe Nadeau, principal scientist at the Pacific Northwest Research Institute in Seattle, believes eggs are an active player in reproduction and have a control over their offspring.

An interactive app created by Leicester-based company EarthSense lets you type in your postcode and receive a rating from one to six, with one being the least polluted, based on nitrogen dioxide levels.

The Detroit-based motoring firm's Cruise AV will be a rebranded version of GM's Chevrolet Bolt EV (pictured), which will do away with the need for a backup driver.

Using a drone, robotic rovers and an inflatable greenhouse, the astronauts will carry out 19 experiments in the Dhofar desert in Oman, picked for its resemblance to Mars.

An image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope shows a spiral galaxy called NGC 3344 head-on. The galaxy is 20 million light years away. It is located in the constellation of Leo Minor.

The 'AI child' created by Mountain View-based researchers from Google is proof machine-made programmes are now more accurate than ones created by humans.

Experts at the University of California, Berkeley, tracked the path of singular thoughts through people's minds as they underwent open brain surgery.

Archaeologists have uncovered the 250-year-old kitchen of Thomas Jefferson's enslaved chef, James Hemings, who introduced mac and cheese into US culture.

Feast your eyes on some of the best pictures that Dutch pilot and photographer Christiaan van Heijst took in 2017 as he flew from continent to continent.

Villagers in China were left baffled by a strangely shaped cloud that appeared in the sky last week. Incredible footage captured on phone shows the orange-hued cloud floating in a clear sky.

The Morgan EV3 is an all-electric three wheeler weighing less than 1,102 pounds. It uses a 20 KWH lithium battery, and will have a range of 120 miles and a top speed of 83 mph.

These close-up shots of Jupiter (pictured) were taken during a Nasa space probe and capture swirling clouds in the planet's northern and southern hemispheres.

Scientists from Santa Clara-based Nvidia have combined a pair of artificial intelligence system to generate photo-realistic faces of 'fake' celebrities.

The images and video were created by researchers from Durham University, using the skull of the skeleton that was found in Durham in 2013.

Samantha went on sale in London this summer, but demand for the bot has become so high that its designers are looking to go into mass production in Wales.

Scientists with the Event Horizon Telescope, a ‘virtual Earth-sized telescope,' expect to spot the edge of the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy in 2018.

The man, from Grass Valley, California had been posting in an online forum speculating about the delivery dates for the vehicle before Tesla stepped in to deliver it within days.

Speaking at a conference, Jeff Ashby, is director of safety and mission assurance for Jeff Bezos's space firm Blue Origin, said the firm is 'a year out' from human flights.

The vast rocket, which is ultimately three Falcon 9 rockets linked together, will have the combined thrust to eventually launch 140,000 pounds (63,500kg) of cargo into orbit.

The intersex Pacific spadenose shark was caught in a fishing trawl in the southern Taiwan Strait, and landed at Xiamen, China, earlier this year.

A hilarious video from Useless Duck Company has revealed the ‘Donald Trump Handshake Robot,’ which aims to mimic the unpredictable nature of the president’s notorious handshake.

Dogger Bank, 78 miles (125 km) off the East Yorkshire coast, has been identified as a potential shallow and windy building site for the £1.3 billion ($1.75 billion) project.

Chinese firm 90Fun has unveiled its Puppy 1 suitcase equipped with a custom auto-following chip and Segway’s self-balancing technology to prevent falling over. And, Segway unveiled Loomo.

The vast 'anti-robot' can hit a top speed of roughly 20 miles per hour (32kmh) – and despite its imposing size, it’s nearly silent when it moves, say its creators from Elkhart-based firm Furrion.

The talking humanoid robot, which is modelled after Audrey Hepburn, was designed by Hong Kong firm Hanson Robotics, which claims Sophia can hold a conversation with humans.

In a video posted by the Virginia Aquarium, a tiny octopus hatches out of its egg. The baby Caribbean reef octopus, which is no bigger than the size of a pinky nail, then turns purple as it camouflages.

Experts at Breakthrough Listen used the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia to study the only known repeating FRB ever discovered (artist's impression).

Virgin Hyperloop One completed a third phase test at its DevLoop track in Nevada, where its hyperloop pod was able to reach dizzying speeds of 240 miles/hour (387 km/hour).

The laser weapon will be fitted to the ship later this year as a 'technology demonstrator' officials said. It paves the way for laser weapons to be integrated across the Navy fleet.

Virgin Galactic's latest glide test saw VSS Unity sent up from California's Mojave Air and Space Port attached to a twin-fuselage White Knight carrier airplane.

University of California Merced and California Academy of Sciences researchers used high-speed video cameras to show how flattie spiders whip around in one-eighth of a second to strike prey.

Psychasec exhibitors dressed in all white sold the idea of immortality at CES, in a plan to upload human consciousness to ‘human sleeves.’ The booth promotes the Netflix show Altered Carbon.

These incredible images from iFixit reveal several surprises inside the handset. Apple managed to cram in two batteries for instance, allowing them to arrange them in an L shape to optimise space.

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.