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Meteor that skimmed Earth may have brought life to Venus, Harvard study suggests

Harvard suggest life on Venus may have came from a meteor that dipped into Earths atmosphere, collected microbial colonies and traveled out to space before colliding with Venus.


Most Americans are recorded 238 TIMES a week by security cameras, study reveals 

Security cameras record the typical American 238 times a week, a study reveals. That figure includes surveillance taken at work, on the road, in stores and in the home.


Facebook critics alternative Oversight Board to discuss moderation

Facebook critics announced their alternative to the social media sites Oversight Board, which will address the social media sites polices and practices ahead of the election.


Google to block ads related to the US Election after polls close

Google will block ads related to the US presidential election after polls close on November 3. The firm emailed advertisers Friday telling them of the policy that aims to avoid confusion.


Facebook critics roll out alternative Oversight Board to discuss the sites moderation decisions

Facebook critics announced their alternative to the social media sites Oversight Board, which will address the social media sites polices and practices ahead of the election.


HONOR MagicBook Pro review of high-performance laptop, on sale now

Are you looking for the best laptop for gaming, video and photo editing, or for streaming movies and TV shows? If so, you might want to consider the HONOR MagicBook Pro.


US military tests wearables that detect illness days before symptoms

The US military has programmed a Garmin watch and Oura ring with unique AI to monitor 165 biomarkers of the user in order to detect illnesses two days before symptoms arise.


HONOR MagicBook Pro review

Are you looking for the best laptop for gaming, video and photo editing, or for streaming movies and TV shows? If so, you might want to consider the HONOR MagicBook Pro.


US military is testing wearable devices that detects illnesses TWO days before symptoms arise

The US military has programmed a Garmin watch and Oura ring with unique AI to monitor 165 biomarkers of the user in order to detect illnesses two days before symptoms arise.


5G networks could interfere with weather forecast satellite signals

This is the warning of researchers from the US, who modelled the impact of so-called 5G leakage on forecasting of past weather events.


5G networks could interfere with signals from weather satellites leading to forecasting errors

This is the warning of researchers from the US, who modelled the impact of so-called 5G leakage on forecasting of past weather events.


Astronauts on the Moon will be exposed to radiation 2.6 times higher than on the ISS

An average daily radiation dose is 1,369 microsieverts per day - about 2.6 times higher than the daily dose for ISS crew and 200 times more than on Earth.


People with pets suffered less stress in lockdown

A survey conducted on 6,000 Britons by UK researchers found owning an animal companion boosted mental health and reduced feelings of loneliness.


Genetics Neanderthal male sex chromosomes were gradually replaced by superior modern human genes 

Natural selection across the generations following interbreeding would have seen the Neanderthals original Y chromosomes gradually replaced, German researchers said.


Unboxing the iMask YouTuber shows off Apples custom face mask for corporate and retail employees

A YouTuber unboxed Apples custom face mask that it provides to corporate and retail employees. The face coverings were designed by engineers who develop iPhones and iPads.


First black hole ever photographed appears to be wobbling

M87 resides in the Messier 87 galaxy 54 million light-years away from Earth, in the constellation Virgo. It was the subject of the first ever image of a black hole, published in 2019.


Rude work emails can lead to sleepless nights

A study has determined there are two different forms of rudeness over email. The first is active and the second is passive.


AI can detect how lonely you are by analysing your speech 

Researchers in the US used several AI tools, including IBM Watson, to analyse transcripts of older adults interviewed about feelings of loneliness.


Bestselling and best value fire pit on Amazon

The HH Home Hut Large Fire Pit is the number one bestselling outdoor fire pit on Amazon. Priced at under £60 Amazon shoppers are loving it for its value for money.


Ecology Komodo dragons could be driven to extinction by global warming and rising sea levels

Researchers from Australia used Komodo dragon monitoring data and climate statistics to model how the vulnerable species will likely fare in the future.


Amazons Ring unveils a bizarre home surveillance drone

Unveiled by Ring, the firms home security arm, the Always Home Cam can fly to check if the stove is off or the window is still open while the user is away.


Amazon launches all-new spherical Echo Dot - heres everything you need to know

Listen up Amazon Alexa smart speaker lovers Amazon has introduced its new Echo family, built with recycled materials, featuring low power mode, enhanced audio and fun spherical design.


Hidden history of Yorks medieval city walls to be uncovered in major of excavation

A stretch of Yorks city walls between Baile Hill, the visible remains of a motte and bailey castle, and Bitchdaughter Tower will undergo a four month repair project.


Pro Breeze 2000W Mini Cermaic Fan heater review Amazon

The Pro Breeze 2000W Mini Cermanic Fan Heater is one of the top-rated fan heaters on Amazon, and shoppers are using it as an affordable solution to central heating.


Super Mario 3D All-Stars on Switch is a loveable trio of games

Super Mario 3D All-Stars was released on September 18, 2020. The the new Nintendo Switch game includes optimised versions of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy


Amazons Alexa will ask humans questions using a new teachable AI

Amazon just gave Alexa a mind of its own by enabling it to ask humans questions. The virtual assistant is using AI to ask question that will help it fill in gaps of conversations to better understand users.


Massive three mile wide meteorite crater is found in Australia that formed 100 MILLION years ago

Miners digging for gold in Australias Outback discovered a three-mile long meteorite crater that was created some 100 million years ago by a 660 feet wide meteor smashing into the Earth.


Most accurate coronavirus antibody testing kits revealed

Researchers from Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust and Kings College London examined a range of antibody tests as part of the study.


Boris Johnson tells UN leaders climate action cannot be another victim of coronavirus 

Johnson called on nations to make ambitious commitments to secure the planet for the next generation at the event hosted by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.


Coronavirus Blood test scanning width of cells could determine risk

The red cell distribution width (RDW) test measures the difference in size from a patients largest to smallest red blood cell.


Cats are more satisfied when fed just once a day, study finds

In experiments, cats that ate one meal a day in the morning were more satisfied compared to those that ate the same portion at four times throughout the day.


Blood test could determine Covid-19 risk by scanning width of red blood cells 

The red cell distribution width (RDW) test measures the difference in size from a patients largest to smallest red blood cell.


Fossils Doctor Who actor Tom Baker honoured by scientists who name a trilobite after him 

Australian palaeontologists have named the newly-found species of trilobite - a segmented sea creature from 450 million years ago - Gravicalymene bakeri.


Coronavirus-laden particles in lifts can survive for half an hour

Experts from the University of Amsterdam mimicked a series of coughs inside a hospital lift to determine how long they lasted under different conditions.


Skin-to-skin contact between parents and infants reduces experience of pain during a jab

Researchers from UCL and York University, Canada measured the response to pain in the brains of 27 infants from newborn to 96 days old using electrodes on their head.


Work-life balance Career-focused people who prioritise making money are more likely to be lonely

Experts from the US explored why basing ones self-esteem around financial success - the so-called Financial Contingency of Self-Worth - can have drawbacks.


BAME Genetic variation unlikely to influence Covid-19 mortality

Scientists found no differences in seven genes associated with viral entry of SARS-CoV-2 - the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 - across ethnic groups.


Lumi Stick-On Night Light from Eufy review Amazon

Whether you have trouble seeing at night in your own home or want to reassure little ones in the dark, the Lumi Stick-On Night Light from Eufy is a must-have.


Boris Johnson to tell UN leaders climate action can not be another victim of coronavirus today 

Johnson will call on nations to make ambitious commitments to secure the planet for the next generation at the event hosted by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.


Avocados can be cryogenically frozen and shipped to MARS, say experts who revived frozen shoots

Scientists cryopreserved avocado shoots for the first time, which they say could be shipped to Mars. The team designed a method that stores them in liquid nitrogen, allowing them to be revived later.


Four months later than planned, the mobile phone tracing tool will be launched across the country

Britons will be urgedto download the mobile tracing app that uses Bluetooth technology to alert users if they have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus


Cuviers beaked whale records longest known dive lasting almost four HOURS

A total of 23 satellite tags were added to individual whales in the waters off Cape Hatteras, USA, recording more than 3,600 dives. One tracked the 222 minute marathon.


Asteroid the size of a BUS will fly by the Earth closer than the moon tomorrow

Asteroid 2020 SW is set to zoom by Earth as it travels around the sun. The object, which is the size of a bus, will fly pass just 13,000 miles from our planet on Thursday, September 24.


Google Maps will show data on coronavirus outbreaks in your region

Google Maps has added a new layer showing COVID-19 outbreaks in a region. A seven-day average new infections for the area will appear, with a label showing if cases are trending up or down.


Jeff Bezos Blue Origin is set to break the record for rocket recycling tomorrow

Jeff Bezos Blue Origin is set to launch its reusable New Shepard rocket for the seventh time. The missions would set a new record for rocket recycling, as SpaceX has only flown the Falcon 9 six times.


Scientists develop a prosthetic hand that is able to restore over 90 per cent of functionality

A team of orthopedists, industrial designers and patients worked with scientists from the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy, on the artificial hand named Hannes.


More than 200 new emojis approved for next year, including icons that reflect the chaos of 2020

The latest emojis may be able to express the chaos of 2020, as Unicode has approved a mending heart and spiral eyes used to express whoa. The release also includes over 200 skin tone options.


Tesla hit with complete network outage, leaving drivers unable to connect to cars using mobile app

Tesla owners are experiencing a complete network outage that started around 11am ET. Issues are hitting consumers across the US and in parts of Europe.


Carbon and metal air pollution particles found in the placenta 

Carbon-based particles and metals including silicon, phosphorus and chromium enter the placenta, which is critical to provide nutrients to a growing baby in the womb.


Amazing footage shows giant 60-foot robot taking the knee during a test in Yokohama 

The humanoid robot was built as part of a new attraction at Yamashita Pier by engineers at Gundam Factory in the Port of Yokohama.


Stainless steel was first made in PERSIA and NOT Sheffield

Archaeologists from UCL found evidence of a steel alloy made with at least one per cent chromium dating back to the 11th century.


Hands-on dads are less likely to suffer baby blues because they feel more competent as parents

US researchers found greater time spent with the infant during the week was associated with lower paternal depressive symptoms in the first year after birth.


Retrievers and collies are more playful than pugs and Yorkshire terriers

Swedish researchers analysed the behaviour of almost 190,000 dogs of more than 138 breeds to judge their playfulness.


People who can afford exciting experiences believe they have lived longer, study reveals 

Novel experiences, such as vacations and hobbies, create time codes in the brain that are more memorable and easier to recall - making it seem that person has been on the Earth longer.


Wildfires in California could mean consumers will sip smoky-tasting wine , say experts

California wildfires are not just releasing smoke into the air, but also making its way into grapes used to produce wine. Experts say this means there will be smoky-flavored wine for years to come.


NASA images of asteroid Bennu reveal extremely bright chunks of another asteroid on the surface 

NASA spotted pieces of asteroid Vesta ranging in size from five to 14 feet scattered across Bennus southern hemisphere and near its center in images snapped by OSIRIS-Rex currently probing Bennu.


Meghan Markle looks more trustworthy than the Queen, face scanning algorithm reveals

Experts from PSL Research University created an algorithm that scans faces in painted portraits and photographs to determine the trustworthiness of the person.


Animals lose fear of predators after they start encountering humans, study says

Biologists analysed nearly 200 scientific studies to investigate changes in different anti-predator traits - which can help an animal outwit a predator and escape with their lives.


Massive data leak of Microsofts Bing mobile app left more than 100 MILLION records exposed online

A Microsoft-owned Bing mobile app database was found unsecured online that included more than 100 million user records. Hackers had access to search queries and location data.


Earth is set to capture a minimoon in October - but some experts it could be space junk

An object dubbed 2020 SO has an incoming trajectory towards Earth that could be trapped in our planets gravity and become a new minimoon, but some experts speculate it may be space junk.


Tropical bird communicates with wing flutters and has TWO accents

There are two sub-species of the Fork-tailed Flycatchers which lives in South America. They vary due to slightly different pitched noises in the rustling of their feathers.


The JUMKEET Laptop Stand is the bestselling laptop stand on Amazon

Amazon shoppers highly recommend picking up this affordable JUMKEET laptop stand for relieving pressure on your neck and back whilst working from home.


Elon Musk to announce million-mile battery for Tesla electric cars

The mega battery will power upcoming Tesla electric vehicles, including the heavy-duty Semi truck and the futuristic Cybertruck, at least one million miles (1.6 million km).


Xbox Series X pre-order The release date in the UK, price and games for the next-gen consoles

Xbox Series X UK pre-orders have gone live today September 22. Pre-orders will start for all retailers from 8 am BST, with the Xbox Series X priced at £449.99 and the Xbox Series S at £249.99.


Facebook users will be able to own their images and issue takedown notices

In an update Monday, Facebook unveiled Rights Manager for Images, which lets creators and publishers submit images for approval, then issue takedown notices to violators.


Thousands of starfish washed ashore on Florida beach after Hurricane Sally hit last week

Hurricane Sally hit parts of Florida last week bringing along a water surge that brought thousands of starfish on land across the Navarre Beach. The storm also washed clams and a toadfish on the beach.


Hundreds of teeth found in the Sahara Desert reveal the Spinosaurus dinosaur had aquatic lifestyle

A trove of more than a thousand teeth in the Sahara Desert confirms that spinosaurus aegyptiacus, the largest carnivorous dinosaur on record, spent most of its time in the water.


AI can diagnose Osteoarthritis by analysing cartilage texture 3 years before it starts wearing away

Researchers from John Hopkins Hospital ran an artificial intelligence model over scans of 86 people with no discernible symptoms of osteoarthritis.


Ancient American mastodon tooth found in Missouri by teenager

A teen discovered an ancient tooth while exploring a river in Missouri. Researchers confirmed it belonged to an American mastodon that lived more than 10,000 years ago.


Out on a limb! Rare seven-armed octopus found washed up on Washington beach

A bright red sea creature found on the beach on Puget Sound has been identified by marine biologists as a seven-armed octopus, or Haliphron atlanticus, the largest species on Earth.


Ancient tooth that belonged to an American mastodon is discovered in Missouri by teen explorer 

A teen discovered an ancient tooth while exploring a river in Missouri. Researchers confirmed it belonged to an American mastodon that lived more than 10,000 years ago.


Facebook says its already registered 2.5 million new US voters

Facebook says it has already registered 2.5 million Americans to vote across all its platforms using its new voting campaign, with a goal of registering 4 million people total .


Sony apologies for PS5 pre-order disaster that created shortages within minutes

Sony issued an apology on Twitter for the PlayStation 5 pre-orders disaster and will release more consoles in the next few days and promises more PS5s will be available through the end of the year.


Not all rats are ticklish - you have to listen out for a squeak to know if theyre laughing 

Researchers from the University of Bristol say it could be possible to use call patterns in rats to measure their emotion response as a way of improving their welfare.


15-minute awe walks among nature boost emotional well-being

Awe walks, where we soak up the details of the world around us, can boost healthy pro-social emotions such as compassion and gratitude, scientists say.


Comets have their own Northern Lights ESA Rosetta probe spots aurora around a comet

Instruments on the European Space Agency (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft helped Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) astronomers spot shimmering phenomenon.


3D-printed brain implant could be used to treat human patients with paralysis

Professor Ivan Minev, one of authors of the study from the University of Sheffield, says the chips could be made in an operating theatre while a patient is prepped for surgery.


Bandage transplants bone-forming stem cells into bone fractures

UK researchers have successful tested the biomaterial on mice, which can be stuck to a fracture like a plaster to accelerate healing - even on the skull.


Count backwards from 1,000 in increments of seven to distract yourself from pain, study

Researchers from the Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, exposed 20 volunteers to a pain and asked them to distract themselves using different techniques.


Extraordinary 2,500-year-old grave of an ancient Scythian warrior couple is unearthed in Siberia

Experts unearthing the find in southern Siberia say the family of three probably succumbed to the same infection, and the old lady was slain to look after the family in the afterlife.


Average worker gets career burnout at age 32 - and 59% say they do MORE hours working from home

A survey reveals the average worker gets career burnout at age 32. Approximately 59% said said the feeling is due to extra hours, as they are working from home during coronavirus lockdowns.


Coronavirus Alarming video reveals virus-laden particles created by singing

Researchers in Australia believe singing, especially in a choir, could spread coronavirus via airborne droplets.


Orphaned chimpanzees are found to face lifelong setbacks, study reveals

Orphaned chimpanzees can face lifelong setbacks, even if they were juveniles when they lost their mothers. Male chimpanzees are impacted the most, as they are less competitive as adults.


Shazam it! Apple is set to add the app to the iPhone Control Center in the upcoming iOS 14.2

Apple is set to add the music discovery app Shazam to the iPhones Control Center, allowing users to easily identify new music. The song appears in a notification that users can tap to listen.


Robot stocking shelves in Japanese convenience store lets workers maintain social distancing 

Convenience stores in Japan are employee seven-foot tall robots to stock shelves. Human workers control the technology using a virtual reality system to help maintain social distancing.


New York City is set to develop a massive climate change research center on Governors Island

Governors Island in New York City could soon be home to a massive climate center research center. The Trust of the island has proposed a new project for studying how climate change impacts the city.


Rock rabbits sing to attract mates and snorts to keep his listeners from droning off

The rock hyrax is one of the few mammals known to sing to attract mates. Its call is punctuated with snorts that show its virility and keep its audiences attention, according to a new study.


US company launches the worlds first glucose sport biosensor 

The Libre Sense device, developed by Illinois-based firm Abbott, is a round white biosensor, about the size of a £2 coin, that attaches to the back of the upper arm.


Winner of reality TV competition show Space Hero will launch to the International Space Station

Contestants of a new reality TV competition show, called Space Hero, will undergo training and challenges for a chance to launch to space where they will spend 10 days on the ISS.


Sea levels to rise 15 INCHES by 2100, NASA study warns

An international project of more than 60 experts calculated how catastrophic the melting ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica would be on the worlds oceans.


More than 400,000 Americans registered to vote using Snapchat

More than 400,000 Snapchat users have registered to vote on the app. Of them, 57 percent were between the ages of 18 and 24, a demographic underrepresented at the voting booth.


Space Weather Solar storm forecasting system developed by citizen-scientists

Physicists from Reading enlisted help to analyse so-called coronal mass ejections (CMEs) - powerful expulsions of charged particles and magnetic field from the Sun.


45,000-year-old milk tooth from Neanderthal child found in Italy

The tooth was discovered in a rock shelter at an archaeological site called Riparo del Broion on the Berici Hills in the Veneto region, near Venice.


Milk tooth found in Italy belonged to a Neanderthal child

The tooth was discovered in a rock shelter at an archaeological site called Riparo del Broion on the Berici Hills in the Veneto region, near Venice.


Facebook Tech firm to launch first set of Ray-Ban smart glasses next year

The announcement of the launch window for the smart glasses was made by Mr Zuckerberg during the keynote of the virtually-held Facebook Connect conference.


Stunning photo reveals a new Great Red Spot is forming on Jupiter

NASA says the storm is a bright, white, stretched-out storm moving at 560 kilometres per hour at mid-northern latitudes.


Estée Lauder teams up with NASA to shoot commercial aboard the International Space Station

Estée Lauder has teamed up with NASA to shoot a commercial on the International Space Station for its skincare serum. Up to 10 bottles will launch to the ship later this month for their debut in space.


COVID-19 Dogs and cats CAN catch the virus from their owners and even display respiratory symptoms

Veterinary experts from Canada have warned those suspected to have contracted the novel coronavirus to stay away from their furry friends - for the latters sake.


Stargazers are in for a Halloween treat with a rare Blue Moon on October 31 

A rare Blue Moon will shine Halloween night, October 31, and be visible across the globe. This is the first time since WWII people in all times zones will see the full moon on the same night.


Google Store is set to ban stalkerware apps but leaves a loophole for hackers to launch services

Google announced it was banning stalkerware from the Play Store. But such software can still be offered if its aimed at parents looking to monitor their childrens online behavior.


Giraffes horns may act like giant lightning rod that makes them vulnerable to fatal electrocution

A conservationist in South Africa reporting on the lightning deaths of two giraffes says the animals height and horns make them vulnerable to fatal electrocution, as it acts like lighting rods.


Instagram and Facebook are DOWN! Thousands of users across the world are experiencing an outage

Instagram and Facebook have gone down for thousands of users across the world. The outage appeared around 150pm ET and is effecting news feed and some cannot log into their accounts.


Instagram is DOWN! Thousands of users across the world are experiencing an outage

Instagram has gone down for thousands of users across the world. The outage appeared around 150pm ET and is effecting news feed and some cannot log into their accounts.


Pollution Plastic entering rivers, lakes and oceans set to reach 53 million TONNES globally by 2030

According to the Canadian team, this prediction - based on models of different mitigation strategies - is seven times the amount deemed shocking in 2005.


iOS 14 update displays an orange dot to warn if someone is listening in 

The new version of Apples operating system, released this week, acts as a prompt for users that at least one of their apps is currently listening or watching in.


Toxin found in Australias stinging tree is comparable to venom in spiders and scorpions

Researchers in Australia have discovered that the toxin in the leaves of the dendrocnide plant is similar to the venom in a spiders bite. Serious stings cause excruciating pain that can last weeks.


Scientists are scent-training bees as if theyre search dogs

Researchers in Argentina found that exposing bees to foods scented with synthetic sunflower odour made them find and pollinate sunflowers.


Pre-orders for PlayStation open early, sparking buying frenzy that left many retailers sold out

Sonys PlayStation 5 is sold out across the world. Pre-orders were available one day earlier than expected, which created a buying frenzy at major retailers like Amazon, Best Buy and Game Stop.


The VonHaus 3 in 1 Leaf Blower is the number one bestselling blower on Amazon

The VonHaus 3 in 1 Leaf Blower is the number one bestselling item for Garden Blowers on Amazon. It collects, vacuums and mulches garden debris for only £39.99.


Shoes that curve up at the toe require less muscle work, study shows

US researchers analysed the effects of different shoes with toe springs at various angles using infrared cameras and 3D motion data.


Scientists are scent-training bees as if theyre like search dogs

Researchers in Argentina found that exposing bees to foods scented with synthetic sunflower odour made them find and pollinate sunflowers.


Oceanbirds 260-ft high sails reduce cargo shipping emissions by 90% 

The 650-foot-long aerodynamic Oceanbird vessel can transport 7,000 cars at an average speed of 10 knots, powered by wind.


Rock art prints of a young cavewoman and her older male companion found in Spanish paintings

The Los Machos shelter in the province of Granada sports 32 ochre-coloured daubs of circular, geometric and human-like designs that date to around 5,500-2,500 BC.


PS5 pre-order Release date UK, price and games for the Playstation 5 console

PS5 pre-orders launched on Amazon today at 9 am and sold out within 40 minutes. The £449 Sony Console will be released on November 12, 2020.


Sony launches £799 Xperia 5 II smartphone with 5G support

The new device, which is an update of the original Xperia 5 released last year, has been designed for photographers who want to capture cinematic masterpieces.


Glass tables pose major risk, study shows, with more than 2.5 million accidents reported every year 

More than 2.5 million injuries involving glass tables are reported every year, according to scientists at Rutgers. In one hospital, half of all glass-table accidents required surgery.


United is set to use 100lb robots that disperse an antimicrobial spray to disinfect planes

United is rolling out 100lb robots at 10 US airports that will help deep clean planes by dispersing an antimicrobial spray on seats, tray tables, armrests, overhead bins and lavatories.


Mars habitats could be made from a substance found in fish scales

Researchers used chitin, one of the most ubiquitous organic polymers on Earth. When mixed with Martian soil, it could make a sturdy enough material to build tools and shelters on Mars.


Microplastics Washing clothes releases 175,000 TONS of synthetic fibres on to land every year

The findings from US-based researchers could help find effective solutions to stop the spread of synthetic fibres, while expanding our understanding of their impact.


Apple infuriates developers by releasing iOS 14 without giving enough time to prepare apps

Many developers were left in shock following Apples announcement to launch its iOS 14 Wednesday. The news gave developers one day to prepare apps for review before being added to the App Store.


Apple infuriates developer by releasing iOS 14 without giving enough time to prepare apps

Many developers were left in shock following Apples announcement to launch its iOS 14 Wednesday. The news gave developers one day to prepare apps for review before being added to the App Store.


Facebook Messenger limits number of times messages can be forwarded to combat misinformation 

In hopes of combatting misinformation, Facebook is only allowing Messenger users to share a message five times. Users warned about their message volume or frequency may be blocked from posting.


Sony is set to reveal price and release date of its highly anticipated PS5 at virtual event today 

Sony is set to hots its PS5 showcase event virtually at 4pm ET Wednesday. The event will announce pricing and the release date for its highly-anticipated PlayStation 5 gaming console.


Jupiter-sized planet found orbiting distant white dwarf star

The planet, christened WD 1856 b is located about 80 light years away in the northern constellation Draco.


Holographic Zoom-like video meetings could soon be a reality

A US-based company called Spatial wants to make the world of virtual meetings more lifelike with 3D avatars created using AR.


Archaeology Early human ancestors may have boiled their food in hot springs 1.8 million years ago

Researchers from Spain and the US have found evidence that Tanzanias the Olduvai Gorge contained a number of hot springs near sites where our early hominid ancestors lived.


£1million funding to tackle space debris which could destroy the ISS

Astronomers are concerned that high-value craft in low-Earth orbit, such as the International Space Station (ISS), could be destroyed by a rogue piece of debris.


Fossils Worlds oldest sperm are discovered inside a female crustacean from 100 million years ago

The spectacular find was unearthed by an international team of palaeontologists preserved inside a female ostracod - a type of tiny crustacean that resembles a mussel.


New Apple Watch Series 6 can read blood oxygen levels and could detect early signs of Covid-19 

Apple unveiled its new Apple Watch Series 6 at a live event Tuesday. The biggest update includes sensors that measure blood oxygen levels. The feature could detect early signs of Covid-19.


More than 400,000 Americans registered to vote using Snapchat for the US presidential election

More than 400,000 Snapchat users have registered to vote on the app. Of them, 57 percent were between the ages of 18 and 24, a demographic underrepresented at the voting booth.


New dinosaur species named eternal sleeper was buried alive some 125 MILLION years ago in China

Farmers in China uncovered the skeletal remains of two dinosaurs that died in their sleep 125 million years ago. The pair were sleeping in a burrow when a volcano eruption buried them alive.


Apple set to release its new iOS 14 TOMORROW that includes a redesigned home screen

After months of anticipation, Apple announced it is launching the new iOS 14 Wednesday, September 16 that comes with a bunch of new features for the iPhone.


Universities send brains and hearts by mail for pre-med students to dissect at home

Because of school lockdowns, some professors are shipping brains, hearts, and eyeballs to lab students to dissect in their homes while they observe on Zoom.


Colleges send brains and hearts by MAIL to pre-med students

Because of school lockdowns, some professors are shipping brains, hearts, and eyeballs to lab students to dissect in their homes while they observe on Zoom.


Colleges are mailing brains and hearts to pre-med students to dissect at home during the pandemic

Because of school lockdowns, some professors are shipping brains, hearts, and eyeballs to lab students to dissect in their homes while they observe on Zoom.


Bionic eye linked to chip in brain could cure blindness

After more than 10 years, Australian scientists are set to start human trials of a bionic eye. The system links to a chip that is implanted into the brain, which the team claims cures blindness.


RMS Titanic Solar flare may have contributed to the sinking of the luxury liner, study suggests

According to a US-based meteorologist, the liners last night was illuminated by the aurora borealis - the light show caused by the interaction with the atmosphere of charged particles from the sun.


Scientists develop a slippery surface for hulls to reduce drag 

Computer simulations showed an anti water resistance coating on a ships hull can cut fluid friction by nearly a fifth, the Korean researchers say.


Northern Hemisphere endured its hottest summer ever recorded

When accounting for the Southern hemisphere as well, 2020 ranks as the third-warmest summer since records began in 1880.


Thousands of bats captured on radar as they fly into the night looking for insects in Arizona 

The National Weather Service captured thousands of bats leaving a tunnel in the dead of night in Arizona. Officials speculate the colony contains thousands that were looking for food.


Microsoft retrieves data centre from Scottish waters after two years

Throughout its test period, Project Natick, as its known by the US firm, had a lower failure rate than a conventional data centres and reduced energy consumption.


Travel Passenger jets could soon be flying in formation like birds to save fuel

The concept - which the European aerospace firm has dubbed fellofly - will see planes fly relatively close behind each other, so the trailing craft can get free lift.


Paleontologists are Reimaging Dinosaurs with new technology to reveal secrets of the creatures

National Geographics October issue cover story, Reimaging Dinosaurs, reveals techniques used by paleontologists to uncover how these creatures lived and looked millions of years ago.


Gene in the brain of men controls sex drive, study finds

Academics from Northwestern University found the enzyme aromatase turns testosterone into oestrogen. It is made by a single gene in the brain, called Cyp19a1.


Caffeine lovers are more likely to enjoy coffee in a quiet space, study claims

Scientists who exposed people to various levels of noise while they drank their coffee found it was perceived as having less aroma under loud noise.


Dogs Pampered pooches are more likely to suffer from allergies, expert claims

A UK veterinarian has said that allergies are behind many modern canine complaints - including problems with the ears and eyes, as well as skin irritation.


Humanoid robot Pepper can now scan office workers faces to check if they are wearing masks

The upgraded version of SoftBanks Pepper robot is perfect at the entrance to offices, conferences, airports and other public spaces to provide a gentle reminder to put a mask on.


Facebook unveils climate information centre

Facebook has launched the Climate Science Information Centre - a dedicated webpage on the site that collects resources from climate experts.


Googles annual hardware event on September 30 will offer details on 5G-powered Pixel 5

Googles annual hardware event will be livestreamed to the public on September 30 at 11am PT. Several new devices are expected to be highlighted, including the new Pixel smartphones.


Exo-planets orbiting carbon-rich stars may be made of DIAMONDS

Scientists believe carbon-rich exoplanets may be mostly diamond and silica. To to test their theory they immersed silicon carbide in water and subjected it to extreme heat and temperature.


Researchers classify the most effective flirtatious cues including slight smiles and head tilts

A facial coding system identified the most recognizable flirtatious facial expressions, showing the most effective cues are a head turned to one side and tilted down slightly and a slight smile.


Stem cell breakthrough allows male livestock to serve as surrogate sires

Researchers from Washington State University say it could one day solve starvation for the worlds growing population - or save species from extinction.


Giant robotic scorpion could be the ultimate gaming computer rig with motorized tail

It may look and move like a scorpion, but this $3,999 chair is the ultimate gaming or work station that transforms into six different designs and holds one large or three smaller computer monitors.


SpaceX set to launch its latest Starship prototype 60,000 FEET into the air next week 

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced the firm is gearing up for a third Starship rocket test flight. Unlike the previous prototypes, SN8 is set to launch 60,000 feet into the air.


YouTube launches TikTok copycat called Shorts in India that lets users make15-second video clips 

YouTube has launched of its TikTok rival Shorts. Located in the YouTube app, users can upload 15 second videos that can be edited using a number of creator tools. It will initially be offered in India.


Facebook Messenger launches Watch Together that lets people view videos and shows at the same time 

Facebook is rolling out Watch Together, a new feature allowing users to watch videos together virtually. Up to eight users can view at once in a Messenger video call or in Messenger Room.


Algorithm makes self-driving cars accident-proof, scientists claim

German researchers developed the algorithm with data collected from driving vehicles in the real-world and tested it in computer simulations.


Life on Venus? Traces of gas that could be coming from MICROBES detected in planets clouds

Experts from the UK found signs of phosphine in Venus atmosphere - suggesting the planet must support unknown chemical processes, or even life.


iPhone 12 WONT launch at Apple event tomorrow iPad Air and Watch Series 6 predicted

The firm is holding a virtual event from Apple Park in Cupertino, California from 1800 BST on Tuesday where new devices and services are rumoured to be revealed.


Health Anxious mums can pass on their stress to their babies, scientists warn

Using a standardised stress test, researchers from Germany found that the young children of stressed mums show significantly increased heart rate.


Wildlife Britains nature has suffered a lost decade with many species on the brink, RSPB claims

Not enough investment has been made to protect nature, the charity said, while the UK was not meeting international goals for protecting land and sea habitats.


Remembering 9/11 from space Satellite images show the devastation in New York City 19 years ago 

Satellites captured the horrifying attacks in New York City on September 11, 2001 as seen from space, snapping plumes of smoke, hot spots and debris that was left after the Twin Towers fell.


Air pollution from California wildfires is more than twice what EPA says is hazardous 

Wildfires have caused the air pollution in parts of California to be more than twice as bad what the EPA considers hazardous. Smoke particulates can cause bronchitis and other health problems.


Defects caused by cougar inbreeding could lead to extinction

Cougars in Southern California are exhibiting kinked tails and undescended testes, signs of poor genetic diversity that could render them extinct within a few decades.


Tesla Model Y owners photos of cobbled together cooling system

Teslas new Model Y vehicle costs more than $52,000, but a number of owners shared images showing the cooling system is patched with Home Depot grade faux wood trim.


Owners of new Tesla Model Y share photos of cooling system cobbled together store-grade faux wood 

Teslas new Model Y vehicle costs more than $52,000, but a number of owners shared images showing the cooling system is patched with Home Depot grade faux wood trim.


Cougar inbreeding in California is causing undescended testicles and crooked tails

Cougars in Southern California are exhibiting kinked tails and undescended testes, signs of poor genetic diversity that could render them extinct within a few decades.


Apple revises App Store Guidelines amid feud with Epic Games

Apple release a revision to its App Store guidelines with a focus on which apps are required to use its in-app purchasing system. The update comes as Apple and Epic are battling over such payments.


Apple updates App Store guidelines describing the apps required to use its in-app purchasing system

Apple release a revision to its App Store guidelines with a focus on which apps are required to use its in-app purchasing system. The update comes as Apple and Epic are battling over such payments.


Single people coped better with lockdown than those in unhappy relationships, study finds 

Experts from Danube University surveyed more than 1,000 Austrians a month into lockdown to get a picture of the link between relationship status and emotion state.


Epic Games tells users they CAN sign in with Apple IDs

Epic games warned users Apple was set to block accounts using Sign In With Apple. The game maker then said the tech giant is giving an extension - but Apple says there was not a restriction in place.


Rare Roman artefacts including a polished bone gaming piece unearthed in Chester 

Archaeologists found the piece while assisting construction teams on the Chester Northgate development, which will house a new cinema and restaurants.


Epic Games tells users Apple is giving an indefinite extension to sing in with Apple IDs

Epic games warned users Apple was set to block accounts using Sign In With Apple. The game maker then said the tech giant is giving an extension - but Apple says there was not a restriction in place.


Physics controversial theory argues that the entire universe is a neural network 

physicist Vitaly Vanchurin of the University of Minnesota Duluth believes that - on a fundamental level - everything we know may be made up of various nodes that process and pass on signals.


Autistic children may prefer cats as pets due to limited eye contact

A study found that dogs exhibit longer gazes, while cats are likelier to glance at a human and look away. That may make them better companions for autistic children not adept at reading social cues.


Mayflower ship preparing to recreate 3,000-mile 1620 journey

The autonomous Mayflower is getting ready to set sail on the same route the original ship took 400 years ago. The craft will conduct trial missions and be unveiled on September 16.


PlayStation 5 released November 10, according to leak

Amazon accidentally listed and then removed the release date, Gizmodo Japan first reported. Sonys official word on the release date isnt more specific than late 2020.


Autonomous Mayflower will start trial missions as it readies for the more than 3,000 mile journey

The autonomous Mayflower is getting ready to set sail on the same route the original ship took 400 years ago. The craft will conduct trial missions and be unveiled on September 16.


Covid-19 has sparked the worlds first infodemic - but AI could provide the answer, study claims

Two American AI experts have blamed the coronavirus pandemic for an intense flurry of published results of scientific studies.


Arguing before bed and checking your phone really do affect sleep - unlike cheese and daytime naps

This is just one of the sleep-related myths being busted by NHS doctor and UK television personality Ranj Singh to promote a healthier nights rest.


Stunning image of the Andromeda galaxy takes top prize in astronomy photographer of the year 2020

More than 5,000 people from six continents entered the annual event - now in its twelfth year - with the winning entries all showcased in an exhibition at the National Maritime Museum in London.


Zoom adds two-factor authentication after subscriptions soar following lockdowns

The log-in standard requires users to provide an additional piece of information, such as a pin code sent via text message, as well as a password.


Shrinking sanctuary 90 per cent of protected lands are isolated from one another

Researchers from the University of Queensland studied the location of globally protected areas of land as well as the impact of human activity on these areas.


Dogs Labradoodle DNA reveals the crossbreed beloved by celebrities is more Poodle than Labrador 

Researchers from the US studied more than 150,000 points along the labradoodle genome to determine how the breed has developed over the decades.


Apple confirms existence of Apple One subscription bundle

Apple, which is expected to unveil a new iPhone next week, references Apple One in code for the latest release of the Apple Music app for Android, as discovered and first reported by 9to5google .


NASA is offering to buy Moon rocks from private companies 

The space agency is taking proposals from companies on how they will collect rock from the Moon, using robotic surface rovers.


Amazon accused by consumer watchdog of price gouging essential items during the coronvirus pandemic

A report accuses Amazon and third-party sellers price gouging essential items during the coronavirus pandemic, with markups ranging from 48 percent to 1,010 percent.


Two UK-built nanosatellites will be launched into orbit this month

The spacecraft will join a fleet of more than 100 objects in low Earth orbit that work together to track the whereabouts of ships and predict global ocean traffic.


Facebook rolls out new Campus features that lets students connect with others at the same college 

Facebook today launched Campus, a new feature allowing college students to create a separate profile and have campus-specific news feeds. Only Campus members from the same college can connect.


Ball python at St. Louis zoo lays eggs, but experts say she has not been near a male in 15 YEARS 

A ball python at the St. Louis Zoo in Missouri laid seven eggs, but workers reveal she has not been near a male in 15 years. The team is conducting genetic testing to uncover what may have occurred.


Rock candy used to understand how stone forests were formed

By submerging rock candy in water, scientists were able to determine how limestone stone forests were formed underwater millions of years ago., which involved erosion and a specific flow of water.


Scientists use rock candy to understand how stone forest were formed millions of years ago

By submerging rock candy in water, scientists were able to determine how limestone stone forests were formed underwater millions of years ago., which involved erosion and a specific flow of water.


200-year-old wheels from oldest paddle steamship found in Vermont

Salvagers in Vermont have discovered the paddle wheels of the SS Phoenix, the oldest known example of a steamship in the world. The Phoenix caught fire in 1819, leading to the deaths of six passengers.


Epic Games warns users who sign in with Apple ID accounts will be blocked by the tech giant 

Apple is adding another restriction in its ongoing conflict with Epic games. User will be blocked from their gaming accounts using Sign In with Apple - and it could go into effect as soon as September 11.


Climate change Global temperatures on track to reach a level not seen in 50 MILLION years by 2300

German and US experts analysed cores drilled up from the seabed over the last five decades to reconstruct the Earths climatic history back to the time of the dinosaurs.


Ring of coral islands in the Seychelles is being destroyed by plastic pollution, study finds 

During a cleanup programme in 2019 more than 25 tonnes of plastic were removed from the remote atoll of Aldabra, Seychelles - just 5 per cent of the total.


NOAA warns La Niña has a 75% chance of plaguing the US with hurricanes and drought through winter

NOAA sent out a warning that La Niña conditions were present in the Pacific Ocean last month. The weather phenomenon could bring stronger hurricanes and droughts to the US through winter.


Duck rescued after a plastic ring gets stuck around the animals neck

The dangerous situation could have been fatal for the bird but the animal was caught in time by Animal Collection Officers in Manchester. The bird was happy and healthy after the plastic was removed.


Red is colour of love and anger all over the world, study finds

Researchers from the Johannes Gutenberg University surveyed 4,598 people from 40 countries for their views on the link between different emotions and colours.


Storm Francis uncovers more of the mythical Sunken Kingdom of Wales

Some of the ancient trees from the mythical forest regularly make an appearance in Borth, Ceredigion, but now they have been sighted 13 miles (21km) south in Llanrhystud.


Binge-drinkers brains have to work harder to feel empathy for other people in pain, study shows 

Researchers from the University of Sussex observed the brain functions of 71 volunteers from the UK and France while they undertook a pain perception task.


Scientists urge Covid-19 patients to quarantine away from their pets

Researchers from the Huazhong Agricultural University in Wuhan took blood samples from 141 cats between January and March - 102 after the COVID-19 outbreak and 39 prior to its emergence.


Children who pass the marshmallow test are not just after a treat, but also a boost in reputation

Experts revisited Stanfords marshmallow test and found children do not just delay gratification for a treat, but will also do so in order to boost their reputation among authority figures.


3.2 BILLION people will have a shortage of drinking water by 2050 due to climate change, experts say

Substantial glacier loss due to climate change is increasing water scarcity that will affect 3.2 billion people by 2050, experts warn. The loss of glaciers is what is leading to this shortage.


Climate change could trigger spread of fatal mosquito-borne diseases

Disease-carrying mosquito species, such as the yellow fever mosquito, are attracted to the excess surrounding heat generated by cities.


Facebook is DOWN! Users across North America report total blackout or issues with News Feed

Facebook has gone down for thousands of users across North and South America, with many reporting a total black out and issues refreshing News Feed.


Interstellar visitor Oumuamua is a dust bunny formed from particles inside a comet, experts say

Scientists suggest Oumuamua is a dust bunny formed by particles accumulating inside an Oort cloud comet that was forced out by gas and uses solar radiation to propel through space.


Velcro-like needle developed at MIT determines if food is spoiled or contaminated with e.Coli

Engineers at MIT have developed a Velcro-like sensor made from silk microneedles that detects if food is contaminated with bacteria or spoiled using color-changing bioinks.


2020 Nature InFocus photography awards winning photos revealed

Winners of the inFocus photo contents have been revealed, including as hort-nosed fruit bat swooping down out of a tree, an endangered dolphin and lifeless manta rays on a beach.


People capable of unconsciously learning complex patterns have stronger belief in a god 

Scientist found individuals who can unconsciously predict complex patterns in the environment believe there is a god who creates order and intervene in an otherwise chaotic universe.


Winners of the 2020 Nature InFocus photography awards chosen from among 14,000 submissions

Winners of the inFocus photo contents have been revealed, including as hort-nosed fruit bat swooping down out of a tree, an endangered dolphin and lifeless manta rays on a beach.


Scientists clone wild horse for the first time using 40-year-old DNA samples

A clone of a Przewalskis horse, the last remaining breed of truly wild horses, was born in Texas from 40-year-old DNA. Named Kurt, he will provide an invaluable infusion of genetic diversity.


Google starts rolling out Android 11 update including privacy controls

The updated operating system offers users more control over their privacy settings, such as the ability to grant single use access, not permanent, to apps.


Vertical garden high-rise in Australia will be dred in more than 20,000 trees and plants

Urban Forest, a 30-story high-rise in South Brisbane, will be covered in a vertical garden of over 20,000 trees and plants, more than five times whats found in nearby Musgrave Park.


Fossilised APE tooth unearthed in India belongs to the gibbon ancestor

Experts from Arizona State University worked with Christopher C Gilbert of Hunter College who discovered the tooth in 2015 to uncover its place in the tree of life.


Xbox Series X and Series S will both launch on November 10, Microsoft confirms

The flagship Xbox Series X is priced at £449, while the compact version, the Xbox Series S, will retail at £249. Both will come out on November 10, Microsoft confirmed.


You can now get this top-rated SPGOOD bike lock for half price on Amazon

Amazon shoppers are raving about the SPGOOD chain bike lock, calling it hassle-free, really solid and very convenient- you can now get it for 50 per cent of on Amazon too.


Remains of a 2,000-year-old Roman roundhouse unearthed at Bamburgh Castle

The remnants of the building indicate it could be up to 65 feet (20 metres) in diameter and likely belonged to a member of society of relative importance.


Forty-five known exoplanets possess an Earth-like atmosphere

Experts from Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, created a new way to determine the habitability of these distant worlds by studying their atmosphere.


Patent suggests iPhone will get water-ejection like Apple Watch 

Apple is planning to recreate the system currently in the Apple Watch, where water is expelled by the speaker, in upcoming flagship phones.


Sunken remains of a 400-year-old Dutch Empire ship found in Baltic Sea

Divers discovered the wreck at the mouth of the Gulf of Finland, where they believe the low salinity and lack of sunlight in the water helped protect the ships structure.


Hummingbirds lower their body temperature below 4°C at night

Researchers from the University of New Mexico looked at six species of hummingbird living in the Peruvian Andes and studied their temperature overnight.


Close-up image of a Romanesco cauliflower is the largest photograph ever taken at 3,200 megapixels 

The images, taken at a US Department of Energy laboratory in California, include the head of a Romanesco, a vegetable closely related to broccoli, and a 19th century wood engraving.


Taking just two paracetamol tablets makes people more willing to participate in risky activities

Researchers from Ohio State University found that just 1,000 mg of paracetamol can blunt peoples concerns about doing something risky.


Climate change Antarctic seabed channels carrying warm water could be aiding ice loss, study shows

Teams of researchers from the UK and the US studied Antarcticas Thwaites glacier and its adjoining ice shelves in early 2019 - one from the air, the other from an icebreaker vessel.


Nearly a dozen fish species can WALK on land, study reveals 

Scientists identified 11 species of hillstream loach with walking capabilities using their pelvic structure. The team compared these to the cave angel fish, which is the only fish observed to trek on land.


White buffalo born in Montana seen as symbol of hope by local tribes 

An all-white buffalo was born in June at Bitterroot Valley Bison Ranch in Missoula, Missouri. She was named the Creators White Buffalo Maiden by local tribes, who see her as a symbol of hope.


NOAA satellites show 45,000-FEET fire cloud in California forest

A wildfire blazing through Californias Sierra National Forest created a massive fire cloud visible from space. The pyrocumulonimbus cloud grew 45,000ft from intense heat and moisture.


NOAA satellites capture fire cloud in California that grew 45,000 FEET in Sierra National Forest

A wildfire blazing through Californias Sierra National Forest created a massive fire cloud visible from space. The pyrocumulonimbus cloud grew 45,000ft from intense heat and moisture.


One-in-a-million white buffalo born in Montana seen as symbol of hope by local tribes 

An all-white buffalo was born in June at Bitterroot Valley Bison Ranch in Missoula, Missouri. She was named the Creators White Buffalo Maiden by local tribes, who see her as a symbol of hope.


Pain reliever used by 25% of Americans is found to alter users perception of risk, study reveals 

The pain reliever acetaminophen is a popular medication to ease headaches, but a new study finds it alters perception of risk and makes dangerous activities more appealing.


Apple shares first look inside its floating store in Singapore which boasts an underwater boardroom

Apples first ever floating-store will open Thursday at Singapores Marina Bay Sands. The immense dome offers 360-degree views of the skyline during the day, and glows at night.


I have no desire to wipe out humans AI writes article for The Guardian

In an Op-Ed for the newspaper, a robot called GPT-3 was tasked with convincing its human readers that robots are harmless and come in peace.


Swan-shaped superyacht concept with detachable head unveiled

This first-of-its-kind superyacht has been designed to look like a swan with a sleek neck and an elegant body designed to resemble feathers.


Ancient dog in Italy could be the oldest pet ever found, scientist say

Researchers from the University of Siena in Italy hope their discovery can shed light on how dogs made the change from wild carnivores to loving companions.


Apple announces September 15 virtual event where it is expected to unveil new iPhone 12

After months of waiting, Apple shared a new event on its website. The tech giant is inviting the public to a virtual event September 15 at 10am PDT, which may give the first look at the iPhone 12.


Why the Roborock S6 Max V robot vacuum cleaner banishes pet hair, dust and dirt

The new Roborock S6 robot vacuum cleaner takes all the hassle out of keeping your floors clear of dust, dirt and pet hair. It also means you can go about your day without the worry of cleaning.


WhatsApp bug is forcing users to delete and reinstall the app 

The bug, detailed by independent WhastApp experts WABetaInfo, was causing users to lose their entire chat history permanently if they hadnt done a recent backup.


US Army spent millions developing Star Wars-like walking robots

The project to create a fleet of real life AT-AT walkers from Star Wars started in 1981 at Ohio State University as the US military searched for novel ways to traverse rough terrain.


Environment Three-quarters of Gen Z are disgusted by lab-grown meat and say they would NOT eat it

The survey of 227 Gen Z Australians found that as many as 72 per cent have reservations about eating cultured meat over its animal-derived forebear.


Nintendo announces new Super Mario games for the Switch console

Nintendo is releasing a handful of new Mario video games to mark the video game mascots 35th anniversary. These include Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Mario Kart Live Home Circuit and much more.


Why the Roborock S6 robot vacuum cleaner banishes pet hair, dust and dirt

The new Roborock S6 robot vacuum cleaner takes all the hassle out of keeping your floors clear of dust, dirt and pet hair. It also means you can go about your day without the worry of cleaning.


San Andreas Fault tremors are triggered by SUPERHEATED rocks deep below the surface

New models reveal how earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault happen. Plates gliding below the surface heat rocks at 650F, changing them to a fluid-like state that causes instability in the bedrock.


Facebook set to let users share Instagram Stories to its main platform

Facebook confirmed it is testing a feature that let users cross-post Stories from Instagram to its main platform, but friends who dont follow you on Instagram cant view the content.


Wild West mentality of US pioneers persists in mountain regions

A personality study of over 3.3 million Americans reveals traits of early American settlers during the Wild West era still linger on in the current US population living in mountains regions.


Wild West mentality of early American who were deemed rebels is found in todays US population

A personality study of over 3.3 million Americans reveals traits of early American settlers during the Wild West era still linger on in the current US population living in mountains regions.


400-year-old goat remains find helps DNA conservation techniques

Preserved remains of a 400-year-old goat have been found in a remote section of the Italian Alps. The ancient specimen will help improve the conservation of future ice mummies.


Remains of 400-year old goat found in the Italian Alps will help scientists understand ice mummies

Preserved remains of a 400-year-old goat have been found in a remote section of the Italian Alps. The ancient specimen will help improve the conservation of future ice mummies.


Singing Happy Birthday could spread Covid-19, a new study warns

Aerosol researchers at Lund University, Sweden studied the amount of particles emitted when we sing, and the impact this has on the spread of Covid-19.


Chinas Long March 4B rocket booster explodes after crashing into a nearby town

Chinas Long March 4B rocket made a crash landing following a launch of a satellite into orbit. Footage of the incident shows the rocket falling from space and crashing into a nearby town.


Children who catch the common could be immune to MIS-C

Experts at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden compared healthy children with youngsters suffering from MIS-C and Kawsaki disease.


Biology Staring at seagulls makes them MORE likely to flee, study finds

Researchers from Exeter found that they could get around 6.5 feet (2 metres) closer to the scavenging seabirds if they didnt look directly at them while approaching.


Meet Optimism! NASA tests drives Perseverances twin on Earth

NASA takes its new Optimism rover for a test drive. This vehicle is the Mars 2020 Perseverance twin and will help scientists anticipate and correct issues the vehicle on Mars may face.


Amazon stops smartphone-in-trees plot setup by contract drivers to nab new deliveries faster

Amazon creates dead zones around Whole Food stores to stop Flex drivers from scheming rivals out of new delivery notifications by placing smartphones in trees, as the app chooses drives based on proximity.


Ancient fossils reveal the cartilage-based skeletons of sharks may have evolved from bony fish 

Experts from Imperial College London have been studying the remains of the foot long creature that is an ancient cousin of the whale shark and great white.


Archaeology Hillfort dating back up to 3,000 years discovered near the top of Arthurs Seat

The prehistoric walls atop the extinct volcano overlooking Edinburgh were built by the Votadini - an Iron-Age Celtic tribe who once lived in southeast Scotland and northeast England.


China quietly lands its ultra-secret experimental spacecraft

China has landed its secretive reusable experimental spacecraft back on Earth after a successful two-day test flight in the northwestern Chinese region of Inner Mongolia.


Killer whale Tahlequah who mourned her dead calf for 17 DAYS gives birth

The 21 year-old orca - or killer whale - gave birth on September 4 to her new calf, dubbed J57 by researchers, in the eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca in US waters.


Flying V aeroplane model gets its first test flight

Engineers performed a successful maiden flight of the scale model, which measures 10 feet in width and weighs 50 pounds, at the secret German air base.


US set to witness the last full moon of the summer TONIGHT - dubbed corn moon by Native Americans

The US will have front row seats to the last full moon of the summer. Dubbed the corn moon by Native Americans, the lunar orb signifies a time for when staple crops are to be harvested.


Formula E driver Felipe Massa races a peregrine falcon... but who won?

It was the ultimate speed battle between man and nature as Felipe Massa took on a peregrine falcon, the fastest animal on planet Earth. The falcon is capable of speeds of up to 217mph.


Skincredible! Researchers create a electronic bandage that helps wounds heal FOUR TIMES faster

A study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison wrapped the e-bandage around the chests of rats who had a cut on their backs. This caused the wound to heal in just three days versus 12 in others.


Octopus perfectly camouflaged as a rock suddenly swims away from diver in a cloud of ink 

Footage of the colour-changing octopus was captured by a free-diver as he swam in the crystal clear waters in the French Riviera.


McLaren reveal futuristic race car for 2050 featuring AI co-pilot and self-healing tyres

McLaren have given Formula One fans their take on what the future of the sport looks like as they presented the 2050 the MCLExtreme, a futuristic race car built and designed for the future.


Where will the worlds next Zika, West Nile or dengue come from?

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have studied thousands of species of animals and birds to work out where reservoirs of contagious, mosquito-borne viruses could be.


Amazon unveils Scout delivery bot set to roam the streets of Washington to deliver packages

The battery-powered devices about the size of a small cooler and can deliver packages autonomously, but for now, theyll be accompanied with a human while theyre being tested out.


Vladimir Putin calls for set of moral rules to guide interaction between humans and AI

Speaking at an event on AI technology in Moscow, Russia, on Saturday, president Putin called for safeguards, setting out rules for how humans should interact with the robots.


Wonky skull of Styracosaurus leads palaeontologists to question past identifications of species

The largely intact Styracosaurus skull has wonky horns and was discovered by then graduate student Scott Persons in 2015 in Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada.


Governments £32 MILLION bet on futuristic healthcare technology

EXCLUSIVE They will be formally announced by Science Minister, Amanda Solloway, MP for Derby North, later today at the launch of London Tech Week.


Experts find some male butterflies force a chastity belt on females to stop advances from rivals

Scientists find some male butterflies force a female into a chastity belt that prevents her from reproducing with other suitors, but females have evolved larger genitals that are harder to block.


Battery-free Game Boy can be charged MILLIONS of times from the sun and pressing of buttons

A battery-free device that mimics Nintendos iconic Game Boy pulls power from the sun and pressing of buttons. It is capable of storing energy when not in use, allowing continuous gameplay.


59 giant oceanic manta rays found in Florida face fight for survival

Researchers identified dozens of juvenile manta rays in the shallow waters of south Florida. They believe the area is home to a nursery for the rays, who may represent a new species.


Student tricks AI grading system into giving a perfect score by adding word salad to answers

Students are exploiting a flaw in the grading algorithm used by Edgenuity, an online learning program. Adding a jumble of keywords to their answers practically ensures a perfect score


Facebook will pay users to deactivate accounts weeks ahead of the US presidential election

Facebook is embarking on a journey to see how social media impacts democracy and as part of its study, the firm will pay users to deactivate their accounts for weeks before the presidential election.


Mini model of Stonehenge created by scientists could reveal how the ancient monument SOUNDED

The 112 scale model Stonehenge was created by researchers from the University of Salford in collaboration with Historic England, who oversee the famous Wiltshire-based archaeological site.


Honeybees venom may treat aggressive forms of breast cancer

Experts from the University of Western Australia used venom from 312 bees found in Perth, Western Australia, Ireland and England as part of the research.


Honeybees venom may treat aggressive forms of breast cancer

Experts from the University of Western Australia used venom from 312 bees found in Perth, Western Australia, Ireland and England as part of the research.


Samsung officially unveils Galaxy Z Fold 2

When unfolded, the phones screen is bigger and more square in shape than its predecessor for a more cinematic and immersive viewing experience.


Samsung officially unveils Galaxy Z Fold 2

When unfolded, the phones screen is bigger and more square in shape than its predecessor for a more cinematic and immersive viewing experience.


FDA warns people not to drink hand sanitizer that looks like beer, candy

The FDA said it was increasingly concerned about hand sanitizer packaged like beer, candy, and other consumables. Some sanitizer can cause blindness, coma or even death if ingested.


Plants can recognise their relatives, make decisions, and even COUNT, scientists say 

For in the years since he was roundly mocked for saying he talked to plants - and that they responded - evidence has grown that he may have been on to something.


Extra-terrestrial impacts may have shaped Earth 3.2 billion years ago, study finds

A study found that plate tectonics were triggered by intense bombardment of meteors 3.2 billion years ago -transforming the hot, primordial mushy surface into the present rugged landscape.


Smoke from Amazon rainforest fires may increase melting of glaciers in the Andes 1000 miles away

Burning of the rainforest in southwestern Amazonia,  could release aerosols such as black carbon which may speed up the melting of the Andean glaciers, finds Rio de Janeiro State University.


Smoke from Amazon rainforest fires may increase melting of glaciers in the Andes 1000 miles away

Burning of the rainforest in southwestern Amazonia,  could release aerosols such as black carbon which may speed up the melting of the Andean glaciers, finds Rio de Janeiro State University.


Hidden code reveals Samsung working on camera modes like Directors View and Night Hyperlapse

Directors View lets users cycle between different lenses on their phones and also allows them to lock on to a subjects that theyre recording, keeping them in focus according to snippets of code.


Hidden code reveals Samsung working on camera modes like Directors View and Night Hyperlapse

Directors View lets users cycle between different lenses on their phones and also allows them to lock on to a subjects that theyre recording, keeping them in focus according to snippets of code.


Researcher stumbles upon mysterious 5,000-year-old paintings depicting arrows and human-like figures

The drawings, around 4 inches in length, were discovered in the rocky area of ​​San Juan, near the town of Albuquerque in the province of Badajoz in western Spain.


Skeletons buried near Bamburgh Castle belonged to people who had travelled across the British isles

Over the past 20 years, experts from Durham University have been studying the remains of 110 Anglo-Saxons found buried in the dunes near the Northumberland castle.


Skeletons buried near Bamburgh Castle belonged to people who had travelled across the British isles

Over the past 20 years, experts from Durham University have been studying the remains of 110 Anglo-Saxons found buried in the dunes near the Northumberland castle.


Black Friday UK 2019 Amazon is starting Black Friday a week early

Black Friday fever is almost upon us, and this year online retailer Amazon is rolling out the deals a whole week early in what will be its biggest ever event.


Studies suggest NASAs Mars 2020 mission landing site could hold signs of ancient life

NASA Mars 2020 mission is set to explore the Jezero crater, which scientists have now determined is littered with hydrated silica and carbonates - two elements that could hold signs of microbial life.


Vizio points to outdated Chromecast software as potential cause of streaming problems with Disney+

After connectivity issues with the Disney+ during its launch yesterday, Vizio has announced its working on an update for its SmartCast TVs that could help some users access the service.


Mysterious 300-million-year-old Tully monster may not be the creature scientists thought it was

A 2016 discovery that the Tullimonstrum had a stiffened rod of cartilage saw Tully classified as a predatory vertebrate - now University College Cork researchers believe the grouping was wrong.


Mysterious 300-million-year-old Tully monster may not be the creature scientists thought it was

A 2016 discovery that the Tullimonstrum had a stiffened rod of cartilage saw Tully classified as a predatory vertebrate - now University College Cork researchers believe the grouping was wrong.


Jeff Bezos futuristic vision of self-sustaining habitat that could house a TRILLION people in space

Building off of a concept introduced by physicist Gerard ONeill - who Bezos himself studied under during his time at Princeton - the Blue Origin founder outlined habitats that could hold cities.


Jeff Bezos futuristic vision of self-sustaining habitat that could house a TRILLION people in space

Building off of a concept introduced by physicist Gerard ONeill - who Bezos himself studied under during his time at Princeton - the Blue Origin founder outlined habitats that could hold cities.


NASA prepares for Armageddon with a tabletop planetary defence exercise

NASA is investigating how best to respond to the possibility of an asteroid or a comet colliding with Earth in fictional situations.


Blue Origin is going to the MOON Jeff Bezos unveils giant concept lunar lander

On stage, Bezos took the wraps off a massive model of what will be the firms first lunar lander, dubbed Blue Moon. The event kicked off at 4 p.m. in Washington D.C, and was not live streamed.


Bill Nye warns the planets on fing fire as he calls on viewers to address climate change

In a profanity-laden tirade from one of TVs most famous liaisons of science and learning, viewers were dealt a stark warning about the disastrous effects of climate change.


Clues to life on Mars have been found in the Chilean desert

A NASA rover has collected micro organisms from three feet into the ground in Chiles Atacama desert to give scientists a clear picture of what kind of bacteria they might expect to get from Mars.


Ancient sphinx sculpture with head of a ram discovered at 3,000-year-old abandoned workshop in Egypt

The ancient workshop is thought to date back to the 18th Dynasty, during the reign of Amenhotep III - King Tuts grandfather. The sphinx and hundreds of hieroglyphic fragments were found at the site.


NASAs Juno spacecraft spots violent plumes on Jupiters moon Io 

On Dec. 21, during winter solstice, four of Junos cameras captured images of the Jovian moon Io, the most volcanic body in our solar system, on the missions 17th flyby of the gas giant.


Sinister Chinese mussel has found its way into British waters

First found in China, it has caused significant problems in other areas it has invaded. It can form dense mats of up to 1,500 mussels per square metre - which can suffocate scallops and oysters.


Sinister Chinese mussel has found its way into British waters

First found in China, it has caused significant problems in other areas it has invaded. It can form dense mats of up to 1,500 mussels per square metre - which can suffocate scallops and oysters.


The AI that could keep you happy at work Ex-Google team reveal software that nudges workers

The startup, called Humu, uses machine learning to parse through employee data and then nudges workers to help them improve in areas that might make their work lives better.


The AI that could keep you happy at work Ex-Google team reveal software that nudges workers

The startup, called Humu, uses machine learning to parse through employee data and then nudges workers to help them improve in areas that might make their work lives better.


Fords noise-cancelling dog house can keep your pup calm during fireworks and thunderstorms

Ford created a futuristic-looking dog kennel that uses noise-cancellation panels and the carmarkers active noise control technology to create an insulated environment for pets.


Lasers, X-rays and infrared are helping to discover the secrets of ancient Egyptian mummies

Scientists have exposed very thin slices of ancient Egyptian mummy bones to light at different wavelengths in an attempt to discover how the people of the time would live, eat and spend their daily lives.


Lasers, X-rays and infrared are helping to discover the secrets of ancient Egyptian mummies

Scientists have exposed very thin slices of ancient Egyptian mummy bones to light at different wavelengths in an attempt to discover how the people of the time would live, eat and spend their daily lives.


The urban forests of New York revealed New study finds the city has five MILLION trees

Most visitors think of New Yorks Parks as the only place to find trees. However, a new study found New York City has  over 5 million forested natural areas along with 666,000 street trees.


Climate change is making sharks right-handed

Australian scientists found sharks incubated in tanks that simulate temperatures in 2100 became right handed, preferring to swim to the  right, a process known as lateralization.


Ship graveyard with hundreds of sunken vessels is MOVING

The underwater skeletons of 185 wooden ships, referred to as ghost vessels, were deliberately sunk or have been left to decompose for hundreds of years in the Potomac River, Maryland, US.


People with masculine features are viewed to be better at their job than those with feminine looks

A researcher from Princeton University in New Jersey has found that testosterone levels and masculine features are directly related to the perception of a mans talent.


Hundred-year-old photos show how treeline has crept up the Rockies due to climate change 

Scientists compared areas of the Canadian Rockies with photos taken by mountaineers over the past century to see how much the landscape has changed due to climate change.


Moment ultra-rare all-white killer whale is spotted for the first time off the coast of Alaska

A rare white killer whale was spotted August 7 by researchers and whale watchers aboard the Northern Song off the coast of Kuiu and Kupreanof Islands near of Petersburg, Alaska.


Hundred-year-old photos show how treeline has crept up the Rockies due to climate change 

Scientists compared areas of the Canadian Rockies with photos taken by mountaineers over the past century to see how much the landscape has changed due to climate change.


Moment ultra-rare all-white killer whale is spotted for the first time off the coast of Alaska

A rare white killer whale was spotted August 7 by researchers and whale watchers aboard the Northern Song off the coast of Kuiu and Kupreanof Islands near of Petersburg, Alaska.


Sport of the future 13-year-old girl invents the Electrodeck remote-control skateboard

Charlotte Geary, from Bournemouth, presented her invention to judges including cycling champion Mark Cavendish as part of the IET Sports of the Future competition.


Broody same-sex penguin couple Electra and Viola become parents in Spain

The two female penguins, Electra and Viola, at Oceanografic Aquarium in Valencia, Spain, hatched another couples egg and now they have their first chick.


SpaceX launches dozens more Starlink satellites in record-breaking Falcon 9 rocket launch

SpaceXs Falcon 9 rocket launched 58 Starlink satellites and three SkySat observational satellites owned by Planet Labs Tuesday morning, marking the companys 100th successful launch.


Speeches of US politicians have the reading age of a 13-year-old

Computer scientists from Kansas State University analysed two million congressional speeches from Republican and Democrat politicians made between 1873 and 2010.


Ice age dog ate woolly rhino and died in landslide 14k years ago

A reanalysis of an pup that lived 14,000 years ago, reveals its last meal was a woolly rhinoceros. Experts first found the ancient canine in 2011 but recently discovered the specimen that still had its yellow fur.


Ice age dog ate woolly rhino and died in landslide 14k years ago

A reanalysis of an pup that lived 14,000 years ago, reveals its last meal was a woolly rhinoceros. Experts first found the ancient canine in 2011 but recently discovered the specimen that still had its yellow fur.


Oldest film in existence remastered with AI

YouTuber Denis Shiryaev has posted a new version of the legendary video on his site, which is now in 4K quality at around 250 frames per second.


Oldest film in existence remastered with AI

YouTuber Denis Shiryaev has posted a new version of the legendary video on his site, which is now in 4K quality at around 250 frames per second.


Google Maps updates with a more vibrant appearance

The visual makeover adds greater detail and makes natural features easier to see, such as on beaches, grass and woodland.


RAF trials a £300,000 virtual reality simulation system to help make combat training more realistic 

The first-person shooter -style combat game is being developed under contract with the UK Ministry of Defence by the veteran-run software company SimCentric.


Google Maps updates with a more vibrant appearance

The visual makeover adds greater detail and makes natural features easier to see, such as on beaches, grass and woodland.


RAF trials a £300,000 virtual reality simulation system to help make combat training more realistic 

The first-person shooter -style combat game is being developed under contract with the UK Ministry of Defence by the veteran-run software company SimCentric.


British Army trials hybrid-powered military vehicles to improve stealth

The Jackal 2 mobile weapons platform and the Foxhound protected patrol vehicle will be refitted with the new hybrid systems - with testing starting in November.


Nearly half of British parents will NOT get their children vaccinated against Covid-19, poll claims

According to the UKs leading childcare website, Childcare.co.uk, a recent survey found that 45 per cent of respondents will not get their child vaccinated.


Fossils Tiny, 48-million-year-old primitive horse that looked like a badger found in German oil pit

The early equid - dubbed Propalaeotherium voigti by experts - was unearthed from an oil pit located in Messel, near Frankfurt, in southern Germany back in 2015.


Fossils Tiny, 48-million-year-old primitive horse that looked like a badger found in German oil pit

The early equid - dubbed Propalaeotherium voigti by experts - was unearthed from an oil pit located in Messel, near Frankfurt, in southern Germany back in 2015.


Average British household uses 216 plastic haircare bottles a YEAR

A poll of 2,000 people revealed that the average family is throwing away dozens of empty plastic bottles of shampoo, conditioner, hairspray and gel.


A 15-foot ichthyosaur that lived 240 million years ago died after eating a 12-foot long reptile 

The exact cause of death is unknown, according to a team from the University of California, Davis, but fossils reveal the predator died shortly after its enormous meal.


Women with faulty BRCA gene have average breast cancer risk of 35%

The team say a polygenic risk score - a measure of overall genetic variations in a womans DNA - may provide a better indication of disease risk than the presence of the single mutation.


Writings reveal settlers of the Lost Colony of Roanoke DID integrate with local tribe

Experts uncovered writings about the Lost Colony of Roanoke that state the group was not killed by natives, but integrated with the tribe - leading experts to say the mystery is finally over.


Writings reveal settlers of the Lost Colony of Roanoke DID integrate with local tribe

Experts uncovered writings about the Lost Colony of Roanoke that state the group was not killed by natives, but integrated with the tribe - leading experts to say the mystery is finally over.


A cure for hangovers? 13p pill can alleviate the dreaded nausea and headaches, scientists claim

Men given the pill reported fewer hangover symptoms of nausea, headache, stress and anxiety compared to men given a placebo, according to the results of the University of Helsinki trial.


Google Maps shows California wildfires outline in near-real time

Google Maps has added a new wildfire boundary map, which presents the outline of the conflagration in near-real time and direct users to articles about the fire and information from local authorities


Google Maps shows California wildfires outline in near-real time

Google Maps has added a new wildfire boundary map, which presents the outline of the conflagration in near-real time and direct users to articles about the fire and information from local authorities


Florida Keys locals fury at plan to release 750m mosquitoes

The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District on Tuesday approved a plan to release 750 million genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes to help cull its numbers in the Keys


Floating volcanic rock twice the size of Manhattan sails 1,900 miles across the Pacific to Australia

Pieces of a giant pumice island once twice the size of Manhattan have started washing ashore in Australia. They originated in an underwater volcano that erupted near Tonga, nearly 2,000 miles away.


Talking is just as risky as SINGING for spreading coronavirus

The research, supported Public Health England and the Culture Department, was used to inform ministers decision to allow indoor concerts and stage performances to resume last week.


Childrens play area on 1970s council estate is among new Grade-II listed places

A childrens slide, designed by landscape architect Michael Brown, on a council estate in Westminster, London, has now been added to the National Heritage List with a Grade II-listing.


Rolls-Royce and Reaction partner on supersonic Virgin Galactic jet

Reaction Engines, based in Oxfordshire, signed a £20 million partnership with Rolls-Royce that will include sharing its thermal technology that could be used on the new Virgin Galactic aircraft.


Rolls-Royce and Reaction partner on supersonic Virgin Galactic jet

Reaction Engines, based in Oxfordshire, signed a £20 million partnership with Rolls-Royce that will include sharing its thermal technology that could be used on the new Virgin Galactic aircraft.


US has TWO official measurements for a foot, but will retire one

America has had two foot measurements since 1959, with the first established in 1893. The two differ by about one hundredth of a foot, but have caused a number of problems for surveyors.


Humans will have used a whole years worth of natural resources by tomorrow

The annual date marks the point at which humanity has used all the biological resources that the Earth can regenerate during that year.


Alcoholic in-laws could increase your risk of drinking problems

The study shows the importance of involving both members of a couple in therapy sessions when one of them is experiencing issues with alcohol and drawing on past family experiences.


Humans will have used a whole years worth of natural resources by tomorrow

The annual date marks the point at which humanity has used all the biological resources that the Earth can regenerate during that year.


Healthy heart linked with low risk of eye disease and sight loss

US researchers have linked good cardiovascular health from a healthy diet, regular exercise and not smoking with lower odds for ocular diseases.


Healthy heart linked with low risk of eye disease and sight loss

US researchers have linked good cardiovascular health from a healthy diet, regular exercise and not smoking with lower odds for ocular diseases.


Human natural selection adding to nearsightedness epidemic

Researchers from the US have found that many of the genetic variants that cause nearsightedness, or myopia, are associated with reproductive benefits.


Human natural selection adding to nearsightedness epidemic

Researchers from the US have found that many of the genetic variants that cause nearsightedness, or myopia, are associated with reproductive benefits.


Sahara turned from grassland to wasteland 4,000 years ago triggering a megadrought in Southeast Asia

The end of the Green Sahara - also known as the African humid period - has long been studied by archaeologists for its impact on human civilisations of the time.


Small spongy bone was key to supporting huge dinosaurs

The team of engineers and palaeontologists say hadrosaurs could inspire designs in aerospace and construction for their remarkable biomechanics.


Small spongy bone was key to supporting huge dinosaurs

The team of engineers and palaeontologists say hadrosaurs could inspire designs in aerospace and construction for their remarkable biomechanics.


Sahara turned from grassland to wasteland 4,000 years ago triggering a megadrought in Southeast Asia

The end of the Green Sahara - also known as the African humid period - has long been studied by archaeologists for its impact on human civilisations of the time.


New world record for internet speed hit that can download Netflix library in less than a second 

Engineers in London just smashed the worlds data transmission rate with a speed a fifth faster than the previous record. They hit a rate of 178 terabits a second, beating the previous 172 terabits.


New world record for internet speed hit that can download Netflix library in less than a second 

Engineers in London just smashed the worlds data transmission rate with a speed a fifth faster than the previous record. They hit a rate of 178 terabits a second, beating the previous 172 terabits.


Following orders makes us feel less empathy and guilt, new study finds

Neurologists in the Netherlands say test subjects exhibited reduced activity in the parts of the brain involved with empathy if they were told to shock someone than if they chose to do it.


Mother bats engage in high-pitched baby talk with offspring

Researchers examining the greater sac-winged bat found mothers used a special high-pitched baby talk when communicating with pups, while males teach them the local accent.


Grand Canyon cliff collapse reveals footprints made by egg-laying animals 313 MILLION years ago

A collapse in Grand Canyon National Park sent a boulder falling down the side of a mountain that held the oldest vertebrate tracks. Experts say the two sets were made 313 million years ago.


Grand Canyon cliff collapse reveals footprints made by egg-laying animals 313 MILLION years ago

A collapse in Grand Canyon National Park sent a boulder falling down the side of a mountain that held the oldest vertebrate tracks. Experts say the two sets were made 313 million years ago.


Scientists invent new infinitely recyclable plastic, PBTL

Most plastics degrade when theyre recycled. But scientists have developed a new kind of plastic, called PBTL, that retains its strength no matter how many times its broken down and remolded.


Ancient Mars was FLOODED during storms that could have lasted thousands of years

Ancient Mars is believed to of had storms that filled lakes and rivers to the point of flooding. Experts say the storms may have lasted for thousands of years, producing 150 feet of rainfall or snowmelt.


Earths solid inner core formed about 1.3 billion years ago

Researchers from the University of Texas recreated the conditions thought to exist at the very heart of our planet to determine how long ago this solid mass formed.


Covid-19 could lead to a surge in ultra-long haul flights of 14 hours or more

Researchers from City, University of London, IE University, Spain and the University of Sydney examined the possible impact of Covid on Ultra Long Haul (ULH) flights.


Security Hackers can clone your key just by listening to the noise it makes in the lock

Built by experts from Singapore, the SpiKey software uses the clicks made as a locks pins pass over its keys teeth into narrow down the possible key shapes for a door.


Security Hackers can clone your key just by listening to the noise it makes in the lock

Built by experts from Singapore, the SpiKey software uses the clicks made as a locks pins pass over its keys teeth into narrow down the possible key shapes for a door.


Scientists grow LIVER by injecting cells into pigs lymph nodes

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh gave six pigs liver failure by diverting blood supply and removing a chunk of tissue and placed liver cells in the lymph nodes.


Scientists grow LIVER by injecting cells into pigs lymph nodes

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh gave six pigs liver failure by diverting blood supply and removing a chunk of tissue and placed liver cells in the lymph nodes.


Artificial photosynthesis device makes clean fuel by converting sunlight, CO2 and water

University of Cambridge experts behind the device say it uses a form of artificial photosynthesis - the process used by plants to convert sunlight into energy.


Locusts could hold the key to collision avoidance tech for robots, drones and self-driving cars

Researchers from the US have developed an electronic version of a special neuron, unique to locusts, that allows them to react rapidly without using much energy.


Russian YouTuber uses baking soda to erupt 10,000 litres of Coca Cola 

Popular vlogger Maxim Monakhov, known as Mamix, recorded the moment an almighty soda geyser is produced after being mixed with baking soda.


Jeff Bezos Blue Origin delivers 40-foot tall mockup lunar lander to NASA

Blue Origin brought the 2024 lunar mission one-step closer by delivering its 40-foot tall mockup lander to NASA. The Jeff Bezos owned-firm was one of three chosen to build a craft to land on the moon.


Jeff Bezos Blue Origin delivers 40-foot tall mockup lunar lander to NASA

Blue Origin brought the 2024 lunar mission one-step closer by delivering its 40-foot tall mockup lander to NASA. The Jeff Bezos owned-firm was one of three chosen to build a craft to land on the moon.


Google searches for the phrase panic attack soar to record levels due to coronavirus

Researchers focused on US-based Google search queries from 2004 to May 9, 2020 to monitor signs of anxiety in the general public.


Google searches for the phrase panic attack soar to record levels due to coronavirus

Researchers focused on US-based Google search queries from 2004 to May 9, 2020 to monitor signs of anxiety in the general public.


Citizen scientists spot 1,500 cool worlds that are more massive than planets but lighter than stars

The discoveries were part of Backyard Worlds Planet 9, a US project which recruited more than 100,000 people to scour astronomical data for new nearby objects.


Zoom resolves issue that left thousands of US and UK users unable to work for hours

Zoom is again working properly after being down for hours Monday. Thousands of users in the US and some in the UK were unable to log in for work or attend the first day of school.


Scientists prove that politicians DO lie

Researchers recruited 816 mayors in Spain to complete a survey and told them they would only receive their results if they flipped a coin and got heads.


Scientists prove that politicians DO lie

Researchers recruited 816 mayors in Spain to complete a survey and told them they would only receive their results if they flipped a coin and got heads.


Pet monkey skeletons found in 2,000-year-old animal cemetery

Skeletons of monkeys have been discovered in an animal cemetery near the Red Sea port Berenice that experts believe were kept as household pets by Romans and Egyptians some 2,000 years ago.


New font blurs curse words and swaps in kinder language to stop cyberbullying

TietoEVRY has developed The Polite Type, an open-source font that blurs curse words, racial epithets and rewrites hate speech with kinder terms to highlight the cyberbullying crisis.


Rainbow colored meteorite found in Costa Rica may hold building blocks of life like proteins

A small, rainbow colored meteorite that fell over a village in Costa Rica last year may be harboring the building blocks of life. Experts are hopeful to find amino acids and proteins for the first time.


Wildbook site lets users upload pictures of endangered Grevys zebras to save dwindling species

An online platform known as Wildbook is helping track Grevys zebras in Kenya. Computer algorithms identify individual zebras from thousands of photos by their unique stripes


Wildbook site lets users upload pictures of endangered Grevys zebras to save dwindling species

An online platform known as Wildbook is helping track Grevys zebras in Kenya. Computer algorithms identify individual zebras from thousands of photos by their unique stripes


We DO copy our brothers and sisters, even as adults

A study from researchers at the University of Cologne spanning 32 years found people become more likely to get married, divorced or become a parent if they see their sibling do it first.


Nato sonar exercise may be linked to whale strandings

Storms and recent bad weather could be behind the strandings, but Dutch whale researcher Jeroen Hoekendijk says a Nato sonar exercise off Iceland is a likely cause.


We DO copy our brothers and sisters, even as adults

A study from researchers at the University of Cologne spanning 32 years found people become more likely to get married, divorced or become a parent if they see their sibling do it first.


Nato sonar exercise may be linked to whale strandings

Storms and recent bad weather could be behind the strandings, but Dutch whale researcher Jeroen Hoekendijk says a Nato sonar exercise off Iceland is a likely cause.


Nintendo is planning to release an upgraded version of its Switch game console in early 2021

Rumours of the hardware upgrade to the Japanese firms popular hybrid console have originated from supply chain sources, Taiwans Economic Daily News reported.


Nintendo is planning to release an upgraded version of its Switch game console in early 2021

Rumours of the hardware upgrade to the Japanese firms popular hybrid console have originated from supply chain sources, Taiwans Economic Daily News reported.


Coughing into an uncovered elbow lets more droplets out than your hand

Researchers from the Indian Space Research Organisation created a model of the flow fields of coughs under different types of mouth covering scenarios.


Blood transfusions could protect stroke patients from brain damage, mouse trial shows 

Researchers from the US found that mice given induced strokes had reduced symptoms after being given an injection of blood from a healthy peer.


Floating Apple Store next to Singapores Marina Bay Sands Hotel

Apple is set to open its first floating Apple Store, a massive silver orb located near Singapores Marina Bay Sands Hotel. It will gently glow at night, a nod to the paper lanterns used in local fall festivals.


Mysterious radio burst repeating every 157 days just woke up right on schedule 

A team from the University of Manchester predicted the Fast Radio Burst FRB 121102 would turn on again by the end of August - which was proved to be correct by Chinese astronomers.


Elon Musks brain chip Neuralink is plagued by turmoil and rushed timelines former employees claim

Elon Musks brain chip firm Neuralink will show neurons firing in real-time Aug 28, but former employees claim the progress is a result of rushed timelines and a toxic work environment.


Fitbit unveils new smartwatch called Sense that measures stress levels

Fitbit unveiled a new smartwatch capable of determining the wearers stress levels by monitoring heart rate and skin temperature. Called Sense, it ships in Sept for $329.95.


Roomba gets genius upgrade with an AI that identifies furniture and spill-prone areas

Roomba has been given a brain transplant, courtesy of artificial intelligence, which gives owners increased control over how, when and where their vacuums cleans in the house.


Roomba gets genius upgrade with an AI that identifies furniture and spill-prone areas

Roomba has been given a brain transplant, courtesy of artificial intelligence, which gives owners increased control over how, when and where their vacuums cleans in the house.


AI algorithm discovers FIFTY new exoplanets orbiting far-off stars by analyzing NASA data

A new machine-learning algorithm discovered 50 new exoplanets beyond our solar system. This is the first time AI has validated planets. Some are larger than Neptune with 200 day-long orbits.


Giant crocodile killed 175-pound sloth 13 million years ago, fossils reveal

The 175-pound animals shin from a hind leg was found in modern-day Peru in 2004 and analysis reveals it dates back to when the area was a proto-Amazonian wetland.


Giant crocodile killed 175-pound sloth 13 million years ago, fossils reveal

The 175-pound animals shin from a hind leg was found in modern-day Peru in 2004 and analysis reveals it dates back to when the area was a proto-Amazonian wetland.


Dog-sized dinosaur that lived 230 million years ago ancestor of Triceratops

Analysis from Brazilian researchers found the Labrador-sized creature fits into the genetic history of dinosaurs at the very start of a branch known as ornithischians.


New tool can automatically analyse dreams and finds they dont contain hidden messages

Experts from the Nokia Bell Labs in Cambridge created a Natural Language Processing technique that can automatically analyse dreams and quantify them.


Burial ground containing 350 people in tiny circular graves is unearthed in Japan 

The site - dubbed the Umeda Tomb - is located in Osaka and is thought to be one of seven historical grave sites located across the city.


SpaceX Successful static fire test of Starship rocket prototype

SpaceX lit up SN6 Starship prototypes Raptor Engine during a static fire trial, releasing bursts of fire and smoke from the base - it was, however, the third attempt of the test.


AI device for nursing homes can monitor elderly residents using radio waves

A team from MITs Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence lab say the goal was to create a device that can track movement without physical contact.


Starlings treated with low doses of FENTANYL produce songs like free-form jazz

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, found that when birds sing in flocks rather than for mating purposes it is gregarious and gives them pleasure.


Alien life could hop from planet to planet as bacteria is found surviving 3 years outside the ISS

Researchers responsible for the Japanese Tanpopo experiment on the ISS say the discovery means alien life could be common - hopping from planet-to-planet.


All-electric flying taxi from London to Brighton in 30 minutes

Bristol-based designers Vertical Aerospace said that the craft is set to be the first winged, electric vertical-take-off-and-landing craft to be certified.


Hubble telescope captures close-up image of comet Neowise after its journey around the Sun

When passing so close - just 27 million miles distance - to a star, many comets split into fragments as a result of the stellar heat and intense gravitational forces.


Hubble telescope captures close-up image of comet Neowise after its journey around the Sun

When passing so close - just 27 million miles distance - to a star, many comets split into fragments as a result of the stellar heat and intense gravitational forces.


US Air Force tests flying car that uses 18 independent rotors and doesnt require pilots license

The Air Force oversaw a test flight of Hexa, a prototype flying car with 18 rotors. Controlled by joystick, Hexa doesnt require a pilots license and is said to be safer than smaller traditional planes.


US Air Force tests flying car that uses 18 independent rotors and doesnt require pilots license

The Air Force oversaw a test flight of Hexa, a prototype flying car with 18 rotors. Controlled by joystick, Hexa doesnt require a pilots license and is said to be safer than smaller traditional planes.


Ice Age average global temperature 11°F colder than today

Researchers from the US combined data from tiny marine fossils with climate models to forecast the weather during the so-called Last Glacial Maximum (LGM).


Bulldogs and pugs popular as theyre seen as easy to look after

Owners like flat-faced dogs because they need little exercise or space, making them suitable for busy lifestyles and city living, a study by the Royal Veterinary College in London found


Biblical village of Bethsaida where Jesus walked on water is finally identified by archaeologists

Professor Rami Arav of the University of Nebraska believes that Et-Tell, an archaeological dig site in the Golan Heights, is the same place as the biblical village.


Ice Age average global temperature 11°F colder than today

Researchers from the US combined data from tiny marine fossils with climate models to forecast the weather during the so-called Last Glacial Maximum (LGM).


Engineer creates AI Jesus by feeding a system the King James Bible that produces scripture

An engineered created AI Clone of Jesus by feeding artificial intelligence the King James Bible. The system has produced 30,000 words, some resembling the bible and others are just glitches.


Deadly lake with waters of 185 degrees develops in the belly of Hawaiian volcano

Hawaii officials are monitoring a massive lake in the belly of a volcano. The body of water has experienced temperature changes, from 176F to 185F, which could be precursors of an eruption.


NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy on the ISS receives a call from Canadian students using a ham radio

Students in Canada used a ham radio to talk with a crew member on the International Space Station. They asked a variety of questions, including what happens if you vomit in space.


NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy on the ISS receives a call from Canadian students using a ham radio

Students in Canada used a ham radio to talk with a crew member on the International Space Station. They asked a variety of questions, including what happens if you vomit in space.


Deformities of shark found in Sardinia sea from climate change

A female catshark was caught off the coast of Sardinia that was without skin and teeth. Experts say the abnormalities were caused by chemically contaminated waters and climate change.


YouTube AI moderators deleting twice as many videos as humans

Between April and June 2020, YouTube took down over twice as many videos as it did the three months prior. Using AI during the pandemic rather than human reviewers made the system precise.


Everest climbs success rate doubles in 30 years, with 1% deaths

Reaching 29,030 feet above sea level, the summit of Everest in the Himalayas attracts around 500 climbers wanting to scale the worlds tallest peak each spring.


Future quantum computers may have to be built UNDERGROUND

A team from MIT and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that the performance of a qubit will hit a wall as cosmic rays and even trace radiation in concrete walls can limit their performance.


Future quantum computers may have to be built UNDERGROUND

A team from MIT and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that the performance of a qubit will hit a wall as cosmic rays and even trace radiation in concrete walls can limit their performance.


Facebook says Apple iOS 14 privacy update limits ads targeting

Facebook is speaking out against Apples upcoming iOS 14, saying the new privacy features will limit its ability to target iPhone owners with personalized ads and result in a loss of revenue for the firm.


Earth has been travelling through a cloud of radioactive debris for 33,000 years

By examining deep-sea sediments, experts from the Australian National University have been uncovering the mystery surrounding the space around our solar system.


NASA finds an active galaxy 500 million light-years away that looks like a Star Wars TIE fighter 

The familiar-looking galaxy - designated TXS 0128+554 - lies around 500 million light-years away from the Earth, in the constellation of Cassiopeia, US experts revealed.


First complete dinosaur skeleton found 160 years ago finally studied

Researchers from the University of Cambridge spent the past three years preparing a detailed description and biological analysis of the skeleton of the Scelidosaurus.


Bizarre tusked creature that lived 250 million years ago hibernated through the winter

This is the earliest known example of hibernation ever found by palaeontologists in an animal and goes back to the supercontinent Pangea, according to a Harvard University team.


Animals have a biological switch in their brains that helps them survive seasonal changes

Researchers from Edinburgh and Manchester revealed that the changes are controlled by the bodys pituitary gland in response to the length of day.


3D scans show baby sauropods had a horn and binocular vision

The extraordinary fossil specimen from Patagonia represents the most complete and articulate skull found to date of any titanosaur - which were the worlds largest-ever land animals.


Comets didnt bring Earths water as it was here from the start, study finds

A new study by the Centre de Recherches Petrographiques et Geochimiques, France, examined a meteorite called an enstatite chondrite for signs of hydrogen.


1 in 4 in Medieval Europe may have had parasitic roundworms

According to the researchers from the University of Oxford, the findings of the study could help fight worm infections in countries where such remain endemic today.


Drone video captures dolphins sharing fish and getting frisky in Mexico

A drone recorded two rough-toothed dolphins passing a piece of fish back and forth in what may be the first video of the behavior. They spend most of their time in the depths, making analysis difficult.


Monster-sized snapping turtle weighing 100 POUNDS is pulled from a river in Florida

Three massive snapping turtles were found in Florida, with one weighing 100 pounds. With a beaklike jaw, spiked shell and scaly, thick tail, its been dubbed the dinosaur of the turtle world.


NASA telescope to detect rogue planets that dont orbit stars

NASA believes there are hundreds of rogue planets hiding in the galaxy and is set to hunt them downs using its high-powered Nancy Grace Roman Telescope, set to launch in 2025.


NASAs Hubble Space Telescope maps gas halo surround Andromeda galaxy for the first time

Astronomers from Yale University used instruments on Hubble to study the scale of the galactic shell and found it stretches 1.3 million light-years from Andromeda.


LG unveils battery-powered air purifier mask, but does not say if it will protect from coronavirus 

LG havent announced a release date or a price for their new product but say it will enable the user to breathe clean air both indoors and outside when it is available to buy.


NASAs Hubble Space Telescope maps gas halo surround Andromeda galaxy for the first time

Astronomers from Yale University used instruments on Hubble to study the scale of the galactic shell and found it stretches 1.3 million light-years from Andromeda.


The truth about the Lost Colony of Roanoke Author tells how Croatoan tribe befriended the settlers

Scott Dawson has set out to tell the true story of the Lost Colony of Roanoke, saying they did not vanish but it was the Croatoan tribe who helped the settlers that is missing from the story.


Oestrogen may lessen the severity of Covid-19 symptoms, scientists claim

In an effort to understand why men are hit harder by Covid-19 than women, scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine conducted a review of data on hormone activity, especially oestrogen.


Oestrogen may lessen the severity of Covid-19 symptoms, scientists claim

In an effort to understand why men are hit harder by Covid-19 than women, scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine conducted a review of data on hormone activity, especially oestrogen.


4 in 5 high-risk people taking statins still have high cholesterol

Researchers from Imperial College London analysed the findings of a major study of cardiovascular patients in 18 European countries including the UK.


Suppressing peoples brain activity when dreaming can help them lose weight and beat addictions

Experts from Switzerland found that using light pulses to shut down neurons in the hypothalamus during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep reduced appetite.


Vodafone service returns after outage across the UK left thousands unable to access the internet

According the outage-tracking website Downdetector, complaints about the Vodafone service peaked at around 1051 this morning, with nearly 3,000 reports.


Vodafone service returns after outage across the UK left thousands unable to access the internet

According the outage-tracking website Downdetector, complaints about the Vodafone service peaked at around 1051 this morning, with nearly 3,000 reports.


Leaked iPad Air 4 manual reveals Apples next tablet will have TouchID built into the power key 

The leak originated on the Chinese social media platform Xiahongshu but was shared on Twitter by relatively new Apple leaker DuanRui.


Climate change could hamper efforts to wipe out malaria by changing where mosquito appear 

Experts from Leeds warn that malaria could remain longer in parts of Africa - such as Botswana and Mozambique - while lessening in areas like South Sudan.


Blast from the past! Archived images show what Apple stores in New York City used to be in the 1940s

New York City is home to seven Apple Stores. Images taken in the 1940s show that before the iconic Apple hung on each of the buildings, they were shops, restaurants and even a post office.


Giant fossilised tree in Peru shows Andes environmental change

On an expedition to the Central Andean Plateau, researchers from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) discovered the fossil buried in a cold, grassy plain.


Giant fossilised tree in Peru shows Andes environmental change

On an expedition to the Central Andean Plateau, researchers from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) discovered the fossil buried in a cold, grassy plain.


Mosquitoes infected with bacteria to stop dengue fever spread

After scientists in Indonesia released mosquitoes infected with a bacterium that stopped them transmitting dengue fever, infection rates in treated areas were 77 percent lower.


ADHD in teenagers by may be triggered by packaging chemicals

US experts found associations between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder-related behaviour and endocrine-disrupting chemicals, especially phthalates.


NASAs satellite weighing over 1,000 POUNDS set to fall into the South Pacific this weekend

NASAs Orbiting Geophysical Observatory 1 will fall to Earth, ending its 56 year life in space. The satellite is set to fall Saturday over the South Pacific, but will likely burn in the atmosphere.


Apple set to let users receive coronavirus exposure notifications without a third-party app

Developers testing Apples upcoming iOS 13.7 found users will be able to turn on coronavirus exposure notifications in Settings without the need of downloading a government app.


SpaceX and United Launch Alliance are sending up three rockets from Canaveral this weekend

Three launches are scheduled at Cape Canaveral this weekend, which has not happened in 20 years. A United Launch Alliance launch Saturday will be followed by two SpaceX rockets Sunday.


SpaceX and United Launch Alliance are sending up three rockets from Canaveral this weekend

Three launches are scheduled at Cape Canaveral this weekend, which has not happened in 20 years. A United Launch Alliance launch Saturday will be followed by two SpaceX rockets Sunday.


New species of a venomous African Bush Viper is named after Metallicas James Hetfield

Herpetologists in Equatorial Guinea named a new species of bush viper Atheris hetfieldi, after Metallica singer James Hetfield. The snake has a dragon-like appearance, researchers said.


New species of a venomous African Bush Viper is named after Metallicas James Hetfield

Herpetologists in Equatorial Guinea named a new species of bush viper Atheris hetfieldi, after Metallica singer James Hetfield. The snake has a dragon-like appearance, researchers said.


Elon Musk demonstrates his Neuralink implants brain-machine interface in PIGS

Elon Musk promised his Neuralink update would show neurons firing in real-time and he kept to his promise Friday during a live demonstration with pigs that were fitted with the Link implant.