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.
World's fastest growing cities mapped: From Delhi to Beijing, interactive 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.
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.
Thousands of Facebook employees react with anger at company traitors after 'ugly' leaked memo from boss Andrew Bosworth justifies the firm's growth at ALL costs
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 scarred face of ancient man: Incredible reconstruction of a 28,000-year-old Homo sapien reveals he was covered in TUMOURS
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.
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.
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.
Leaked memo reveals top Facebook exec justified firm’s growth even if it ‘costs someone a LIFE’ - but Zuckerberg claims he ‘strongly’ disagrees with what the ‘talented leader’ wrote
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.
Scientists unearth fossils of 30 FOOT LONG 'badass' dinosaur with serrated teeth and 'wickedly hooked claws' that terrorized Patagonia 85 million years ago
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.
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 glimpse into the future? $39 billion high-tech smart city in South Korea turns into a 'Chernobyl-like ghost town' after investment dries up
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.
'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.
13,000-year-old human footprints discovered on Canadian island are the earliest ever found in North America - and prove people were living there at the end of last Ice Age
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.