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Historic hull of 18th century ship washes ashore in Florida

On Tuesday the 48-foot hull of an 18th century shipwreck washed ashore on Ponte Vedra Beach in Florida (inset). Julie Turner and her eight-year-old son Patrick, (bottom left) made the shocking discovery around 8am. Researchers are racing the tide to collect enough data to recreate the wreck into a 3-D model, before the ocean swallows the ship once again. The ship is surprisingly well preserved with wooden pegs and copper-covered tacks still intact and roman numerals etchings still visible on the wooden beams. Florida state officials haven't decided whether to remove the wreck from the beach or leave it be. In the meantime maritime experts speculate the ship originates from the 18th century and are trying to assess what kind of ship it once was.

Atlas reveals the speed at which people are moving to urban areas

According to Berlin-based chart-making website Datawrapper, Chinese and African cities are among the fastest growing. The chart, which uses UN data from between 2000 and 2016, shows some smaller Chinese cities such as Suqian in the north east and Putian in the east growing at around 6 per cent every year. This is six times faster than London's growth over the same period and 20 times than New York, which is growing at just 0.3 per cent per year. US cities of Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Detroit (inset) are starting to see people leave. Percent growth corresponds with darker shades of teal, while orange shows negative growth over the time-frame.

Tesla said in an email to customers that it had observed 'excessive corrosion' in the power steering bolts, though only in very cold climates where salt is used to clear snow and ice from roads.

According to horticultural expert, Thomas Leo Ogren landscapers have been increasingly planting male trees and plants, due to their ‘litter-free’ nature, meaning they don’t shed seeds, fruits, or pods.

In this 2018 photo provided by Gonzalo Mórtola, the Russian research vessel Yantar is shown docked in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Russian ships are skulking around underwater communications cables, worrying the U.S. and its allies the Kremlin might be taking information warfare to new depths. (Gonzalo Mórtola via AP)

U.S. and Western officials are increasingly troubled by their rival's interest in the 400 fiber-optic cables that carry most of world's calls, emails and texts, as well as $10 trillion worth of daily financial transactions.

The German automaker has been forced to get creative when it comes to responsibility storing the hundreds of thousands of vehicles they had to buy back.

The terrifying robo-SPIDER: Eight-legged 'flic-flac' bot can curl up into a ball and roll after you at alarming speeds

Called the BionicWheelBot, the robo-spider is outfitted with eight terrifyingly spindly legs that allow it to walk, run and transform into a rolling wheel that can chase after you at alarming speeds. Scientists from Festo modeled the somersaulting robot after the real-life flic-flac spider, which is known for its unusual movements.

Lucia Perez Diaz, Pa postdoctoral Researcher at the Fault Dynamics Research Group, London's Royal Holloway, explains how Africa could split in two of tens of millions of years. .

Thousands of Facebook employees react with anger at company traitors

More than 3,000 global Facebook employees have reacted to an internal Facebook post about the leaked memo slamming traitors who sell information about the company. In the memo, Bosworth gives a candid look into how far the technology giant is willing to go in order to become the world's most popular social media platform. He admits that the firm engages in 'questionable contact importing practices' but claims it is worth it even if it 'costs someone a life.' Many employees are 'angry and heartbroken' that their colleagues are sharing internal company discussions with the media. The contents of the memo, however, has caused very little criticism and has been described as 'super popular internally'.

The initiative on fake news by Mark Zuckerberg and Alex Stamos (left), Facebook's chief security officer, comes as Facebook battles global criticism over its handling of user data.

The bus-sized space station, weighing 8.5-tons, is predicted to reenter Earth's atmosphere at 3pm BST (10am ET) on April 1, according to the latest estimates. It's still unknown where it will hit.

A video released by the Russian defence ministry shows a test of the new Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile emerging from an underground silo at Plesetsk spaceport in northern Russia.

The scarred face of Cro-Magnon man revealed

The skeleton of Cro-Magnon 1, a male Homo sapiens dating back 28,000 years, was discovered in 1868 in the Eyzies cave in France's southwestern Dordogne region along with several other skeletons (bottom right). To mark 150 years since the discovery of the bones, a team of researchers including anthropologist Philippe Charlier reexamined the remains. At the end of their investigation, 'we proposed a new diagnosis: he had suffered from a type of neurofibromatosis,' Charlier said. Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disease which can cause benign tumours to develop in the nervous system, and also spots or areas of pigmentation on the skin.

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Terrifying interactive map reveals what would happen if a nuclear bomb were dropped on YOUR hometown

A new interactive map reveals the terrifying scope of a nuclear blast for any given area, showing the extent of the fireball, radiation, shockwave, and heat spawned by different weapons, from the 15 KT ‘Little Boy’ dropped on Hiroshima to the USSR’s 50,000 KT Tsar Bomba. The new tool from the Outrider Foundation allows you to enter any location to simulate a nuclear blast.

EXCLUSIVE: In a letter to the MailOnline, London-based naturalist David Attenborough said people should elect people who are supporting ‘measures reducing plastic use wherever possible’.

A Russian startup has created a realistic looking robot that's being used to interview prospective employees at several top international companies. Called 'Vera,' the robot uses sophisticated AI.

How police can download the private contents of your phone in MINUTES without a warrant and with 'no limit on the volume of data'

Within minutes, officers can use a machine (main image) to extract location data, conversations and encrypted apps, according to Privacy International, a registered charity based in London. The group believes officers (inset, stock image) should not be able to access this data - which can be used on suspects, victims and witnesses - without a warrant.

Out-of-control Chinese space station, Tiangong-1, is predicted to reenter Earth's atmosphere at 11:30am BST (6:33am ET) on Easter Sunday.

Amazon made some changes to the way that erotic novels surface in its search results. The move has angered many erotica authors who say it could lead to a massive dent in revenue.

Several users have discovered that Facebook saved copies of videos they recorded, but never posted, on a friend's wall and later deleted. Facebook now says it's investigating the issue.

Research led by the University of Maryland has found that the Sahara desert has grown as climate change has gradually heated our planet over the past century.

A new survey reveals 46 percent of us struggle to relax on our days off. Most of us feel we rarely have a day to ourselves. Two psychologists offer their tips on how to shift your lifestyle to relax more.

Leaked memo reveals top Facebook exec justified firm’s growth even if it ‘costs someone a

A newly leaked internal memo, written by top Facebook executive Andrew 'Boz' Bosworth' in June 2016, gives a candid look into how far the tech giant was willing to go in order to become the world's most popular social media platform. In the memo titled 'The Ugly', Bosworth admits that the firm engages in 'questionable contact importing practices' and uses 'subtle language that helps people stay searchable by friends' -- all for the purpose of growing the service, according to a BuzzFeed report.

Rat tear ducts pump out powerful pheromones that cause females to freeze the moment they smell them, leaving them helpless to the male's advances, experts at the University of Tokyo found.

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is undergoing the final preparations in Florida ahead of its April 16 launch. It will soon begin a two-year mission to find exoplanets.

Experts from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology are behind the Gero app, which uses AI to analyse activity data from your phone or smartwatch to estimate your lifespan within a tenth of a year.

In a blog post on the update, San Francisco firm Google said the extra connectivity allows Home users to 'amp up the sound' of the compact gadgets.

The exercises, dubbed Urban 5th Generation Marine Exploration and Experimentation 2018 (U5G), ran from March 15 to 25 in Camp Pendelton in southern California.

A growing body of research indicates sleeping in on the weekends can cause 'social jet lag', which has been linked to poorer health, worse mood, sleepiness and fatigue.

Professor Alasdair Rae, who specialises in Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield and writing for the Conversation, reveals the truth about population densities in Europe.

Fossils of 'badass' Argentine meat-eating dinosaur...

Scientists on Wednesday described Tratayenia, a two-legged beast up to about 30 feet (9 meters) long, based on fossils unearthed in Argentina's Neuquén province, adding another impressive dinosaur to the list of those that inhabited Patagonia during the Cretaceous Period. It was a member of a group called megaraptorids that lived in the Southern Hemisphere from about 105 to 85 million years ago.

The plans, contained in a letter from Neuralink employee Jared Birchall, to city officials in San Francisco, involve a small operating room for in vivo testing, and a small room to house rodents.

Talking in Chicago on Wednesday, he was asked about his approach to finding Apple's second headquarters, and answered: 'We're not doing the beauty contest. That's not Apple.'

Researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California have discovered sea turtles are adept at using their flippers as hands despite the fact that the spade-like limbs only evolved for swimming.

Conditions at Apple's factories in China are notoriously poor and the firm has repeatedly come under pressure to build more domestic plants, a move that could create thousands of US jobs.

Tesla, the Palo Alto, California-based electric car maker, closed on Wednesday at $257.78 a share, down $21.40 a share, off a low of $252.10.

Mystery of Arctic's exploding craters solved? Scientist claims enormous holes are formed by Russia's attempts to exploit vast gas reserves

Professor Vasily Bogoyavlensky, from the Russian Oil and Gas Research Institute in Moscow claims financial gain from natural gas is driving explosions of bizarre Arctic craters. The mysterious holes first appeared in 2014 and led to wild speculation that they were caused by Kremlin missile tests, aliens, or that they were manmade - as a prank but they are now known to be formed from underground methane eruptions in thawing permafrost.

A vet has adopted the headless animal (pictured), feeding it by dropping food down its neck and giving it antibiotics after it was found without a head in a popular district in Thailand.

Anna Henry, who is a professional flute player, was wide awake when doctors operated on her at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston on Tuesday.

Actor Will Ferrell became the latest celebrity to announce that he would deleting his Facebook account. He wrote a status on Tuesday warning fans that the move would be occurring 'in 72 hours'.

In the past, companies have often used technology to keep track of employee actions and increase productivity. Now, more companies are using AI for hiring, firing and compensation.

Police pulled over the GM Cruise vehicle last week after it appeared to get too close to a pedestrian. But, Cruise denies the car did anything wrong, citing data that shows the car was nearly 11 feet away.

Apple boss Tim Cook pulled no punches when he was asked about Facebook's ongoing privacy scandal. Cook was in Chicago on Wednesday to debut Apple's newest iPad.

The fact liquid water can survive impacts by planet-sized bodies (artist's impression) means it should be abundant on other worlds, scientists from Open University in London said.

Smart city in South Korea turns into a 'Chernobyl-like ghost town'

The 'high-tech utopia' of Songdo on South Korea's northeast coast was built from scratch and designed around technology, with computers built into its streets (top left) and condos to control traffic and let neighbours hold video chats. Residents were promised a city of the future, with remote-controlled front doors as well as rubbish chutes that pneumatically 'sucked' garbage from your home to later be recycled to generate electricity. But eerie photos (pictured) show that, just over a decade on, the deserted city is still less than half-built, with one citizen saying it's like 'living in a deserted prison'. The brainchild of property developers and the South Korean government, the vision was to construct a new way of thinking for over 300,000 residents, spread out over 600 hectares of reclaimed land from the Yellow Sea. It was to be more intelligent in the way it deals with technology, environment, business and education. Built within 25 miles of Seoul, it was billed as the antithesis of the suffocating, over-populated capital city. But the £28 billion ($40 billion) project has struggled to bring in residents and big companies, halting completion of its developers' wide-eyed dream.

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of Bangkok-based firm KGI Securities says the devices will have a more rounded shape than the square format first introduced three years ago (pictured).

The copycat headphones, called the Huawei FreeBuds, were announced alongside the firm's new P20 Pro smartphone on Tuesday. They're slightly cheaper than rival AirPods.

Research from Chinese tech firm Huawei has discovered that running out of battery life is the most stressful thing about modern life, topping even a job interview or becoming a parent (stock).

Plaintiffs argue that Apple didn't fully disclose the 'nature and scope' of the battery problems to customers, according to the Wall Street Journal. Apple now faces at least 60 lawsuits from users.

The space grey-colored products cost $20 more than the usual silver color. Until now, the space grey accessories were only available if you purchased a $2,000 (£1,500) iMac Pro.

Astronomers have spotted a galaxy that's almost completely devoid of dark matter. According to the Yale University-led team, the discovery 'challenges the standard ideas of how we think galaxies form.’

Facebook, based in Mountain View, California is understood to be placing the products under review in the light of the hit it has taken to its public image over the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Traffic police in Shenzhen City, south-east China, have asked Intellifusion to upgrade a system installed last April to detect jaywalkers to send texts and instant messages to offenders.

'Facebook will NEVER sell your information without consent': Mark Zuckerberg's claim in a 2009 interview is revealed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden

NSA whistleblower Snowden, now believed to be in exile in Moscow, shared the footage in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal which saw data from 50 million Facebook sold on.This information was used to target voters in the US, based on psychological profiling, with political adverts spreading disinformation. In response to questions over whether his firm would sell data, Zuckerberg said in the clip 'No, of course not'. Facebook is also facing criticism for collecting years of data on call and text histories from Android users.

Pilot models of the Uber self-driving car, pictured in 2016 before one of the autonomous vehicles killed a woman in Arizona

The race to perfect robot cars continues despite fears kindled by the death of a woman hit by a self-driving Uber vehicle while pushing a bicycle across an Arizona street.

The doomed Tiangong-1 Chinese space station is set to hit Earth over Easter. Predictions of where it may land come from Aerospace, an organisation based in El Segundo, California.

The P20 Pro is the flagship device among three new phones the company announced at an event in Paris, where the P20 and P20 Lite were also introduced.

13,000-year-old human footprints found on the west coast of Canada

The footprints, which are the only ones found from this time around Canada's Pacific coast, belong to at least three different individuals. They were found on the shoreline of Calvert Island (pictured right, top and bottom). Here, the sea level is two to three meters higher than it was at the end of the last ice age. Researchers uncovered 29 human footprints of at least three different sizes in these sediments, which radiocarbon dating estimated to be around 13,000 years old. Pictured (left) is a photograph of a track beside a digitally-enhanced image of the same feature. Pictured (inset) are Alaskan Natives filmed as part of the 1949 documentary Eskimo Hunters in Alaska - The Traditional Inuit Way of Life.

At an unpredictable time for tech companies and social media giants, California-based tech unicorn Dropbox looks to be entering a higher gear, following a better-than-expected IPO posting.

A chunk of sea salt dating back to more than 2 billion years ago indicates that Earth’s oxygen upswing, known as the Great Oxidation event, was no slow ‘trickle.’

Researchers from Tuft University developed a sensor, which is mounted directly on to a tooth and connects wirelessly to a user's mobile, that records information on their sugar, salt and alcohol intakes.

In a new study, researchers from Stanford University analyzed the mortality rates associated with both venomous and nonvenomous animals in the US from 2008-2015.

Researchers from Monash University in Australia followed 575 Australian adolescents as they went from teenagers to adults. Those that went to university were more agreeable, and outgoing.

At least half of the beached whales are estimated to be dead. Images of the animals (pictured) were captured by distressed locals who rushed to the scene to help.

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 fossil was found in a famous palaeontological site named 'Las Hoyas' in central Spain, which dates back to the Early Cretaceous, about 127 million years ago.

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.

A special Boeing 747 test aircraft flew from Victorville, California, with the new GE9X engine mounted under its left wing, dwarfing the plane's three other engines.

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.

CEO Blake Scholl revealed that Boom Supersonic's XB-1 engines are ready and will shortly arrive at Boom's hangar at Centennial Airport in Denver, Colorado.

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 brains, found by Bristol University, belong to a type of marine predator known as Kerygmachela kierkegaardi  which existed around 521 and 514 million years ago. in Sirius Passet, North Greenland.

Boeing has been testing flying taxi prototypes that could one day be capable of ferrying humans to and from places, via urban 'vertiports,' not unlike Uber. The firm says flying taxis could be used in a decade.

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.

The study, from experts at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, showed that the ants may even opt to build bridges themselves when they find a gap on their route.

Virginia-based AI whiz Robbie Barrat fed a neural network - an AI that functions like the human brain - thousands of naked portraits and then trained it to create its own racy artworks.

This is the amazing moment nearly half a million gallons of water burst into the sky at NASA's JFK Space Center in Florida

Austin-based startup Icon unveiled the its single-story 650-square-foot (60 sq m) house, which can be printed out of cement in just 12 to 24 hours, at the SXSW festival.

The finding was made by an international team of researchers, led by Johannes Krause and Choongwon Jeong from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany.

Conservationists from the WCS Congo Program have captured footage of a western lowland gorilla cuddling her baby, who was thought to be just a week old when the pair was spotted.

Shot through a soil cross section by Lithuanian YouTuber Mindaugas Kriksciukas, the footage shows how the bean first bursts and sprouts roots, before a stem and plant shoots above the surface.

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.

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