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The stunning swirling storms of Jupiter's southern hemisphere: Juno probe reveals 'oil

The latest image from the Juno probe shows gigantic storms raging across the southern hemisphere of the planet. It reveals the vast storms and swirling vortices cover the entire planet. The color-enhanced image was taken at 11:31 p.m. PDT on May 23, 2018 (2:31 a.m. EDT on May 24), as the spacecraft performed its 13th close flyby of Jupiter. At the time, Juno was about 44,300 miles (71,400 kilometers) from the planet's cloud tops, above a southern latitude of 71 degrees.

Inside Tesla's Model 3 production line: Tesla shares tumble amid claims 'tense and short tempered' Elon Musk ordered engineers to skip key braking tests to meet production targets

Fresh details of the Tesla Model 3 production line in the days leading up to the firm's battle to produce 5,000 cars in a week have emerged. They paint a picture of a tense and short-tempered Chief Executive Elon Musk barked at engineers on the Fremont, California assembly line. It comes as shares in the car maker tumbled amid claims Musk asked engineers to remove a standard brake test, called the brake-and-roll test, to allow cars to move through the production process quicker. 

The team from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna studied how dogs and wolves reconcile with others of the same species following a disagreement.

After observers from British Columbia to Oregon reported spotting a fireball back in March, experts confirmed the object was a space rock roughly the size of a golf cart.

Researchers at St Louis University are offering a paycheck and a 10-day stay in a quarantine 'hotel' to volunteers willing to be exposed to the flu in a 'human challenge' to develop a universal shot.

The smart bodysuit that could ensure clothes you buy online fit

Japanese online fashion retailer Zozo is expanding its made-to-measure clothes using polka dot bodysuits, which help customers upload their measurements.The Zozosuit is made up of 400 markers that ensure precise measurements. Users take photographs in the suit with a smartphone that and upload them to an accompanying app.

In this April 23, 2018, photo, Ashley McManus, global marketing director of the Boston-based artificial intelligence firm, Affectiva, demonstrates facial recognition technology that is geared to help detect driver distraction, at their offices in Boston. Recent advances in AI-powered computer vision have spawned startups like Affectiva, accelerated the race for self-driving cars and powered the increasingly sophisticated photo-tagging features found on Facebook and Google. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

CEO of a face-scanning technology company turned down an offer from CIA. The company trained artificial intelligence systems to recognize if people are happy or sad, tired or angry.

Disturbing screenshots shared on Facebook by North Carolina mom Amber Petersen show two male characters attacking the avatar before a third, female character jumps on top of her.

Amazon confirmed the new store in a statement, saying 'We are excited to bring Amazon Go to 920 5th Avenue in Seattle. The store will open in Fall 2018.'

Researchers from the universities of York and Oxford have identified the process which allows bacteria in the armpit to make a sweaty smell, a discovery which they say could help eliminate BO.

Meet the 'puppybot': Disney unveils new prototype that moves just like a real dog

Disney has unveiled a new robotic kit that can create a 'Puppybot' machine. The 'Puppybot' prototype robot moves just like a real dog on four legs. Disney says their method generates a functional, as simple as possible robotic device that is capable of solving tasks. The computer system uses a library of components to create potential robotic designs.

A new NASA study found Eta Carinaes, which is 7,500 light-years away, accelerates particles to such high energies some of them reach Earth as cosmic rays.

Weill Cornell University scientists delivered the gene-editing system to sperm cells using a powerful but brief shock, showing promise for fixing faulty DNA without tampering with embryos.

According to the report, one of the companies involved in the practice is New York-based firm Return Path, which helps marketers drive revenue through email (stock image).

Stunning footage captures evidence a fourth non-human primate has entered its stone age, using special tools to crack open food

An international team of experts made the discovery while observing white-faced capuchins in Panama’s Coiba National Park. The researchers decided to place camera trap on three islands in the park in an attempt to capture and study their behaviour. Only capuchins on one island, Jicarón, exhibited the use of tools (pictured), suggesting that primates - including our own ancestors - may simply have stumbled into the use of stone tools and entered the stone age by chance. The species is believed to be the fourth non-human primate to have made the cognitive leap to regularly employing shaped rocks to achieve certain tasks.


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NASA releases stunning image of 'celestial fireworks'

The incredible image reveals a nebula, located 20,000 light-years away in the constellation Carina, that contains a central cluster of huge, hot stars, called NGC 3603. The cluster is surrounded by clouds of interstellar gas and dust - the raw material for new star formation. NGC 3603 is known a starburst region: a cosmic factory where stars form frantically from the nebula’s extended clouds of gas and dust. Star clusters like NGC 3603 provide important clues to understanding the origin of massive star formation in the early, distant universe. 

According to medical sociologist Dr Robert Bartholomew, who has a doctorate in sociology from James Cook University in Queensland,'Sonic attack' victims have a contagious form of mass delusion.

A savvy developer spotted that Apple's framework for Animoji and Memoji has been altered in an iOS 12 beta to support an iPad-sized screen, supporting rumors of an iPad with TrueDepth camera.

A scientist at the Paris-based European Space Agency warned there is an 'urgent need' for more telescopes that can scan the sky for deadly asteroids on a collision course with Earth.

Researchers from Cornell University have found that people are more than twice as likely to refer to male professionals by their last name only, while addressing female equals by their full name.

Economists and other experts have long warned about the temporary fortunes of the global investment sector, which some have compared to the dotcom bubble at the turn of the 2000s.

Research found that 25 percent of Americans consider themselves superstitious. Superstitious behavior can actually provide sense of control and reduce anxiety.

The US Army Research Lab has teamed up with researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory to create TNT’s successor using a new ‘melt-cast’ material said to be more powerful.

She's even unbeatable as a Bitmoji! Snapchat's new lens lets you play tennis against Serena Williams (and even she can't win against herself)

Snapchat has released a new interactive 3D Bitmoji Lens that lets users 'play' Serena Williams in a fast-paced match to celebrate the start of Wimbledon. 'It's so fun because how often do you get to play against me,' Williams said. To use the lens, open Snapchat filters and tap to play against Williams.

The new option, which is currently being trialled by the Menlo Park-based social network, mutes all Facebook activity for a predetermined time limit, ranging from 30 minutes, to one day.

Experts from the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology in South Korea developed a transparent sensor that can simultaneously detect tactile pressure and skin temperature.

The study, from experts at the University of Pennsylvania, is the first to show that our body chemistry has a strong influence over whether we prefer cheap goods or pricey products.

The design keeps down heating and air conditioning costs by blocking out unwanted sunlight, according to scientists from South China University of Technology (stock image).


Koalas have evolved a unique detox toolkit that allows them to munch happily on a poisonous food source avoided by their competitors, a complete genetic blueprint of the animals has shown.

Romantic scene carved into a metal canteen 100 years ago reveals the 'deep longing' of a

Etched into a canteen (shown left) found at the site of the World War I prisoner-of-war camp in Czersk is a detailed scene of a man and woman caught in a loving embrace. It comes in stark contrast to the gruesome first-hand accounts of life at the POW camp (illustrated above), where hunger, forced labor, and infectious disease were widespread. Experts say so-called trench art like this often captured life’s sentimental moments, reflecting the ‘personal stories, feelings, and fears’ of soldiers during war.

Cyber Command wants to sow confusion among enemies by striking networks

The system, run by the Department of Defence's Maryland-based Cyber Command, will provide a unified platform from which US cyber troops access offensive and defensive tools.

Archaeologists unearth 8.6 foot tall sarcophagus buried in Egypt beside a massive stone

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered what’s thought to be the largest granite sarcophagus ever found in Alexandria, measuring nearly nine feet long. The massive stone casket was buried more than 16 feet beneath the surface alongside a huge alabaster head – likely belonging to the man who owned the tomb. Experts say the ancient coffin has remained untouched since its burial thousands of years ago during the Ptolemaic period.

Researchers at the University of Cambridge, who identified the genes for loneliness, stress that they have a minor effect. The study was published in the journal Nature Communications.

Los Angeles-based author David Bienenstock claims cannabis was widely available across the Middle East 2,000 years ago and people of the time used it to treat the sick and infirm.

Alphabet has joined a $300million funding round for electric scooter start-up Lime. The move to invest will hopefully reduce Alphabet's dependency on profit from Google's ads.

A study has revealed that the Amur, Ganges, Hai, Indus, Mekong, Pearl, Yangtze and Yellow Delta in Asia, as well as the Niger and Nile in Africa, carry the most plastic waste into the ocean.

New images have put some weight behind the rumors that upcoming iPhone models may come with USB-C chargers that can deliver a powerful 18-watt charge.

Instagram says this new global feature is an attempt to help users combat compulsive online browsing and understand how much time they spend online.

Scientists capture moment a new planet is born for first ever time 

ESO's Very Large Telescope (inset) in Chile's Atacama desert captured the stunning image (pictured, main) which is believed to be around 370 light years from Earth. The planet is roughly 1.8 billion miles (three billion kilometres) from the central star, about the same as the distance between Uranus and the Sun. For scale, that is almost as far as travelling around Earth's equator almost 75,000 times. Despite being this far from its star, it has a surface temperature of more than 1,000 °C.

Lyft is acquiring Motivate, the operator of several US bikesharing programs including GoBike in San Francisco

According to reports the company is paying around $250 million for the parent of Ford GoBike and Citi Bike, just weeks after arch rival Uber acquired the electric bike startup Jump.

The Florida researchers say the breakup of these planets is responsible for at least 85 percent of 200,000 asteroids in the inner asteroid belt.

It's not yet known when the feature will be released to Instagram users worldwide, with a company spokesman stating testing potential new alterations to the app design is routine.

Researchers led by the University of Washington found narwhals, or tusked whales, are most vulnerable to increased traffic, followed by walruses which live along shipping routes.

New map reveals rivers and streams cover substantially more of Earth's surface than we

Scientists have created the most detailed map yet of Earth’s extensive river systems, revealing these bodies of water cover much more of the surface than previously thought. The Global River Widths map was created using NASA satellite images and statistical techniques to measure the length and width of rivers and streams all around the world. The new study suggests scientists may previously have underestimated the role of rivers in controlling atmospheric greenhouse gases.

Stanford University Psychologist Philip Zimbardo said allegations that his mock prison's guards were trained to act cruelly and that inmates faked psychological stress were false.

According to research led by Michael Byrne of the University of Missouri at Columbia, grey wolves in the reserve have a population density up to seven times greater than surrounding areas (stock).

NASA Hubble spots gigantic cluster of 10 billion year old stars

The cluster, known as NGC 6139, has hundreds of thousands of stars within it which are believed to have been formed over 10 billion years ago. This cluster is seen roughly in the direction of the center of the Milky Way, in the constellation of Scorpius (the Scorpion). The phenomenon is known as a massive globular cluster, and is a gravitationally bound collection of stars that orbits the Milky Way. They typically contain hundreds of thousands of stars that are thought to have formed at roughly the same time.

Insomnia, of which there are two types, is a huge global problem, affecting around a third of men and women in their 30s and 40s and nearly half of women over 65.

Fortnite's Season 5 release date has just been revealed. Here's all you need to know about when it will be released, when Season 4 will end, what the Season 5 theme is and more.

The game's creators Niantic acquired London startup Matrix Mill to make occlusion possible, using an AI that studies the incoming images to learn about them and obscure the digital characters.

Scientists believe the ancient amphibians lived in the rainforest in modern-day Myanmar during the late Cretaceous Period. Their remains were found trapped in tree sap.

Boston Dynamics CEO Marc Raibert, based in Waltham, Massachusetts, has given a rare interview on his plans to commercialise the firm's terrifying robots.

People in the UK reporting themselves as very lonely remains at around 10 per cent - and has done since the 1940s, according to a scientist at St George's Hospital in London. (Stock image)

Surviving samples of this pre-solar dust are most likely to be preserved in comets that formed in the outer solar nebula, according to researchers from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.

Researchers led by Kasia Gdaniec, the senior archaeologist with Cambridge county council, are excavating the site near Highways England's A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon.

The Transcend Air Corporation announced the development of a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) six-seater aircraft that will be ready in January 2024.

Researchers say newborns face a huge host of issues, and warn that basic reproductive processes may simply not work in the Martian atmosphere.

Using Vaseline for cuts is a bad idea, researchers claim. A study led by the University of Leeds found Vaseline stops the body forming its own ‘natural plaster’.

Tesla's Model 3 sedan recorded more registrations in California than its class rivals BMW 3-Series and Mercedes C-Class in the first quarter.

German researchers studied crab spiders to understand how the arachnids 'fly'. They make 'paragliders' from dozens of thin silk fibers to catch the wind.

On Tuesday the 48-foot hull of an 18th century shipwreck washed ashore on Ponte Vedra Beach in Florida. Researchers race the tide to collect enough data to recreate the wreck into a 3-D model.

The Ultra HD trial coverage on BBC iPlayer includes every match from the Wimbledon Centre Court throughout the tournament. Pictured is last year's winner, Spain's Garbine Muguruza

As scientists remotely explore the area using unmanned aircraft, Kilauea shows no sign of letting up; just this morning, it launched a plume 6,000 feet above sea level in yet another explosive event.

Dr Brenna Hasset of the Natural History Museum in London led the team of physical anthropologists at the archaeological dig site at Başur Höyük, in Upper Tigris region of southeast Turkey.

University of Alberta paleontologists discovered a new species of marine lizard. It lived 70 to 75 million years ago in shallow waters and was found in Puglia, Italy.

Hilarious photos show the moment a honey badger instantly regretted picking a fight with an oryx ten times its size at Etosha National Park in South Africa. The fearless critter was catapulted skywards.

Apple, based in Cupertino, is considering adding ‘smart shock absorbers’ inside upcoming iPhone models to prevent glass displays from smashing – even when there is no case on the phone.

Researchers from Montpellier Medical University in France are using 3D scanners to create 'virtual cadavers' for medical students to learn on.

The skeleton was found around 37 miles (60km) from Venice in the Po valley and had 'particular lesions' on the right heel. It was analysed by Italian researchers led by the University of Ferrara.

Former Le Mans winner Romain Dumas took the I.D. R Pikes Peak prototype up in a time of seven minutes 57.148 seconds on the 19.9 km mountain road on Sunday.

The Boeing-sponsored GoFly contest has announced the first phase winners. Ten teams won $20,000 based on a written report submitted to the competition.

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology found branching structures of former river networks on Mars (pictured) have parallels with waterways that run through arid regions on Earth.

A rare and endangered green turtle died just two days after washing up in the eastern province of Chanthaburi, Thailand. The country is one of the world's largest consumers of plastic.

Feeling pain is vital to a fully-functioning limb as the sensation helps us to remove our bodies from danger, according to the researchers at John Hopkins University in Baltimore. Maryland.

This undated photo provided by The Kroger Co. shows a driverless car that the Cincinnati-based company is about to test whether it can steer supermarket customers away from crowded grocery aisles with a fleet of diminutive driverless cars designed to lower delivery costs. The test program announced Thursday, June 28, 2018, could make Kroger the first U.S. grocer to make deliveries with robotic cars that won't have a human riding along to take control in case something goes wrong. (Andrew Brown/The Kroger Co. via AP)

The test program could make Kroger the first U.S. grocer to make deliveries with robotic cars that won't have a human riding along to take control in case something goes wrong.

Roll clouds form when a downdraft from an advancing storm causes moist warm air to rise. This then cools below its dew point and forms a tube-cloud. This roll cloud was spotted in Adamsville.

A new theory suggests the stone was first hauled to Monmouth and lower parts of the River Monmouth with animals and rollers, then somehow crossed the River Severn, or was rafted down it to Avon.

The new vehicles will replace the aging fleet of expensive-to-maintain flat-bottomed amphibious assault vehicles in service since 1972. It is designed to protect Marines in transit from sea to shore.

The concept was created by the firm set up by acclaimed designer Norman Foster, best known in the tech world for his work on Apple's 'spaceship' campus in Cupertino, California.

Experts from the US Strategic Command's Joint Space Operations Center, located at Vandenberg Air Force Base, monitored the drop in altitude for ten days from June 13.

Scientists from the University of Edinburgh have found an increase of up to five IQ points in those who stay in school for an extra year. The average increase was 3.4 points (stock).

A student from in Germany has invented an 'airbag' for smartphones. Sensors automatically detect when the phone is in free fall, and then deploy springs to catch the device when it hits the ground.

Inventor Billy Boyle, a Cambridge University graduate, says the miracle device was inspired by his wife's late diagnosis and death from colon cancer. Mr Boyle says his goal is to save 100,000 lives.

It had been believed the 35-year-old man was beheaded by a falling rock as he tried to escape the Pompeii eruption, but now his skull has been found intact.

Disney theme parks in Florida, Paris and many more may soon have robotic performers that produce the incredible superhero movements seen only in films.

A striking image shared by NASA shows the dramatic atmospheric changes caused by the ‘planet circling’ event in the last few weeks, with sites that were once clearly visible now obscured by dust.

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.