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London researchers found that in urban areas, women generally picked the more masculine men, but in rural areas feminine features fared better.
The Hungarian scooter belt works as a full sized scooter - but also doubles as a belt.
EXCLUSIVE: Buzz Aldrin (pictured) revealed his views on climate change, Mars and space exploration. The second man on the moon spoke on a range of topics from his home in LA.
A team from Griffiths University in Australia and the University of California suggest that rather than evolving independently, nearby worlds influence one another by a subtle force of repulsion.
Money can buy you happiness, a report on life satisfaction levels around the world has shown, with wealthy nations like the UK among the countries with the highest morale.
Professor Kevin Beaver of Florida University has found evidence to support the argument that IQ is not the result of parenting activities such as reading bedtime stories (pictured), but genetics.
Dubbed Spiral 1 (pictured), an engineer is shown turning on the device, unlocking it and launching an app during a video filmed at NK Labs in Boston.
The Denver-based Nokero N200 bulb (pictured) recharges in low sunlight and poor weather, and it is designed for areas where there is limited or no electricity.
Some experts hope that a burial chamber is hidden below ground in the third chamber of the tomb, which is situated in the Amphipolis region of Serres in Greece.
The camera (pictured) will go to auction on 13 November at RR Auction’s Boston Gallery. It is expected to ‘far exceed’ the estimate of between $50,000 (£31,250) and $100,000 (£62,500).
Winners of Nikon's annual Small World competition have been announced. First place went to programmer Rogelio Moreno from Panama for capturing the open mouth of a rotifer (shown).
The study was carried out in Wytham Woods, Oxfordshire. Nearly 1,500 bats were fitted with aluminium arm bands. A group of the roosting bats is pictured.
Researchers from the University of Toronto compared Environmental Performance Index (EPI) to nation-level personality traits. Switzerland was the most agreeable, open and environmentally-friendly.
An App created for California-based Apple's iOS predicts when you'll die. Called Deadline (shown) it apparently uses Apple's new HealthKit technology to give you a 'ticker'.
Study by Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in Missouri says having children can make people more productive at work (stock image shown). They sampled nearly 10,000 men and women.
Researchers from the UK and Italy clam to have found indications that dark matter, the cosmic scaffolding on which the universe is built, is being slowly erased by dark energy.
Scientists at Nasa in California have spotted evidence of galaxy destruction. Using the Hubble Space Telescope they saw the glow of orphaned stars (shown in image).
The water-resistant, colour-changing LEDs alternate between red, orange, green, blue, purple (pictured), and white and were invented by 23-year-old Matt Alexander from Utah.
AirGuard (pictured), from Lebanon-based FreshAir Sensor, distinguishes between cigarette and marijuana smoke. It then logs and records the compounds found in the smoke using an app.
Historical records, found by London-based Findmypast.co.uk discovered the first 'ghostbusters' were Edmund Gurney, Frederic Myers (pictured) and Frank Podmore.
Out of 27 emotions, researchers from the University of Leuven found sadness typically lasts for 120 hours, while disgust and fear often pass within 30 minutes.
Scientists at the University of St Andrews in Scotland found monkeys, apes and young children find it difficult to learn what to do with an object, unless they can see it in action.
A study by Canadian-based researchers at the UN University says that salt degradation (stock image shown) is ruining crop yields around the world. A Manhattan-sized area is lost every day.
Virginia researchers say the strength of a person's reaction to repulsive images can forecast their political ideology with 98 per cent accuracy - and Conservatives react more.
In a video Boyd Bushman (shown) says aliens are real and they have visited Earth. Before passing away on 7 August 2014 he said incidents such as Roswell in 1947 were caused by aliens.
Darek Fidyka, 40, is believed to be the first person in the world to recover from such chronic injuries after receiving pioneering treatment from University College London.
Brothers at IBM in New York and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have described different smells using maths and think it could lead to a smell-cancelling machine.
MotionSavvy, a San Francisco-based start-up, created the translation software which translates sign language on a tablet, to bridge the gap between deaf people and those who can hear.
Scientists at King's College London found that the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, psilocybin, links up regions of the brain that don't normally talk to each other.
There are eight Big Circles in west central Jordan (J3 pictured), plus a second group, made of four Big Circles just north of Azraq Oasis. A more recent Big Circle spotted in 2002 near Homs in Syria.
Today, we talk you through the new world of the hi-tech home, and show you why you do not need to be an electronics expert to join it.
Two eLoran receivers were already located in Dover and Harwich, and five have just been deployed in Thames, Humber, Middlesbrough, Firth of Forth, and Aberdeen.
This mirror-like reflection, known as the specular point, is in the south of Titan's largest sea, Kraken Mare, just north of an island archipelago separating two separate parts of the sea.
North Carolina researchers say the harness can sense the animal's movement, and the sounds it makes. Speakers and vibrating pads in the harness also allow owners to 'talk back' to their animals.
California scientists believe they have found a way to read our minds, using a computer program that can decode brain activity in our brains that creates the 'voice in our head'and put it into words.
Woods Hole researchers say water came, not from a comet, but from meteorites - and arrived at the same time the planet's rock was forming.
If the scrap in fact belonged to Earhart's Lockheed Electra, it indicates that she and navigator Fred Noonan died on the island, and not somewhere in the Pacific Ocean.
China's experimental spacecraft, currently flying around the moon before returning to earth, has captured these incredible images.
Professor Gary Smith of the University of Pennsylvania, calculated the health risk of Toxoplasma gondi (pictured) – a parasite transmitted by soil, meat and cat faeces.
Compared to a record-high of £6 billion ($9.5 billion) in 2013, the South Korean company achieved £2.5 billion ($3.8 billion) profits for July to September this year.
The submarine car claims to be the only vehicle that drives as easily below the waves as it does across land and is available from US-based online retailer Hammacher Schlemmer.
Offtime (pictured) was developed by Berlin-based Alexander Steinhart and lets users customise connectivity - limiting app usage, calls and texts. It also reveals how much time is spent on apps.
The ‘Fertility Genius’ statue (pictured) was found on a Roman site in Papcastle, Cockermouth and is said to be in in ‘amazing’ condition. The site was uncovered following floods in 2009.
Scientists at Purdue University in Indiana found molecules, named sinapate esters, block ultraviolet-B radiation from penetrating deeper into leaves,
Ripley’s Believe it or Not! London surveyed 2,000 adults and children. Ghosts topped the list on 55%, followed by aliens (E.T pictured) on 51%. God was at the bottom of the belief list on 25%.
The latest flexible display (pictured) was demonstrated at the Display Innovation exhibition in Tokyo by Japan’s Semiconductor Energy Laboratory.
The grooved oak sticks were invented by a company in Portland, Oregon, and claim to be able to make cheap whiskey resemble expensive liquor in just 24 hours.
Esa, headquartered in Paris, has released new images of Rosetta's comet (mosaic shown). They reveal fascinating details on the surface including boulders and even sand dunes.
The entrance to the 1,800-year-old tunnel 30 miles from Mexico City was first discovered in 2003 by a robotic explorer.
The wrist-worn device has sensors that monitor pulse rate, measure calorie burn and track sleep quality, according to Microsoft, which is based in Redmond, Washington.
London's Metropolitan Police has tested a system by Accenture that analyses a person's criminal history and posts on social media to assess how likely it is for them to commit a crime.
The Atlanta-based Weather Channel has released an official statement arguing that global warming is real, just days its co-founder John Coleman (pictured) said it does not exist.
To create his photograph, British Artist Nick Veasey X-rayed the cars using an extra-large machine at the Frauenhofer Institute in Fuerth, Germany.
John Barnes of the University of Missouri has claimed that drawings hunting scenes may be constellations. His findings are based on the analysis of an ancient Greek vessel (shown).
Orbital Sciences Antares rocket exploded (shown) six seconds are lift off yesterday evening at 6.22pm EDT. The launch was taking place from their site in Wallops Island, Virginia.
Developers at Google's secretive London DeepMind start-up are attempting to mimic some of the properties of the human brain's short-term working memory.
A mobile payment service backed by Wal-Mart, Best Buy and other leading retailers is defending its practice of prohibiting its members from accepting alternatives such as Apple Pay.
Pittsburgh researchers say small variations in up to 1,000 genes may eventually be found to contribute to the condition.
Twitch, a service that lets users broadcast themselves playing games or watch others doing so, has banned 'wearing no clothing or sexually suggestive clothing' in broadcasts on the site.
Research has shown the high volume of modern city life makes it harder for nestlings to hear their parents. This puts them at risk of going hungry. And makes them deaf to danger from predators.
Roboticists from Oregon State University scientists looked at five species of birds, including emus, ostriches (pictured) and quails, to develop a computer model that simulates their behaviour.
Arizona-based start-up Krossblade says its SkyCruiser concept gets over the biggest problem of the flying car - needing a runway to land and take off from.
Speaking at the WSJD Live conference in California, Mr Cook said the firm could have redesigned the iconic gadget (pictured), but it would have involved a 'massive' task. 
The free ‘Smile Clock’ app, developed by Israel-based Appfro, requires users to grin into their smartphone camera before its alarm's incessant buzzing is turned off.
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, California, created the enzyme made from RNA (illustrated) - a molecule that is essential for all known forms of life.
The Cycoped (pictured) was designed by 24-year-old Pretom Chakraborty from Birmingham and it is controlled using electrical impulses in his brain via specially-designed Bluetooth goggles.
The strangely captivating video follows the orthadontic treatment of an 11-year-old girl who was treated at Kesling & Rocke Orthodontic Group in Westville, Indiana.
The Warblr app, developed by two scientists using a grant from Queen Mary University of London, claims to recognise the song of 88 bird species, and could help track their migration patterns.
Physicists from Imperial College London and the University of Glasgow predicted when ‘sci-fi technologies’ as seen in Star Trek and Back to the Future will likely become reality by 2100.
Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have used a seven-core fibre network to transfer data at a record-high of 255 terabits per second (Tbps).
New York firm Placemeter uses smartphones mounted in apartment windows to monitor stores - paying homeowners up to $50 a month for their view.
text Meet Hatsune Miku, the VIRTUAL POPSTAR
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:01:39 GMT
Virtual popstar called Hatsune Miku (shown) has made her way to New York. The character was designed as a mascot for software called Vocaloid 2, and her songs are created by her fans.
The vulnerability was discovered in the Find My Mobile service by Egyptian programmer Mohamed Baset. It lets hackers remotely unlock devices (Galaxy S5 pictured) and change PIN codes.
A team of vets, scientists and sounds artists engineered the electric baby grand piano, which has been used to play the first ever concert for cats in south east London.
Scientists at the University of Washington in Seattle are hoping to give low doses of rapamycin to dogs. In tests in mice, the rapamycin drug halted the decline in brain function as the rodents aged.
The HaptoMime system, developed at the University of Tokyo, consists of an LCD for generating an original image, reflected onto an imaging plate. An ultrasound device then creates tactile feedback.
The intricate shots were taken by 39-year-old Italian photographer Alberto Ghizzi Panizza in wetlands around the Guastalla region of Italy. Images feature ladybirds, spiders (pictured) and moths.
text ISS crew dissects last of the space rodents
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:55:23 GMT
The last of the mice were dissected on Monday and are due to be returned to Earth on December 9. Scientists at Houston-based Nasa claim that it could help create drugs to prevent muscle loss.
The firm's Mountain View lab is developing tiny particles in the bloodstream and a wearable device to sniff out disease.
A Dutch student has revealed a prototype 'ambulance drone', a flying defibrillator able to reach heart attack victims within precious life-saving minutes.
The study by Baycrest's Rotman Research Institute in Toronto, also suggests that random guesses can actually harm people’s ability to remember a correct answer.
The 'living home' being developed in Brooklyn has tree trunks as its main support, with branches grown to become walls.
A lightbulb made by Litonics Ltd in Wales could let people see in blackouts. Called iViTi On (shown in image) it has an in-built battery that keeps it shining for up to three hours during a power cut.
text Watch what happens to your body when you die
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:29:57 GMT
A video by American Chemical Society explains what happens when you die (screenshot shown). It explains the bodily functions that shut down after death.
T-Mobile boss chief executive John Legere (pictured) revealed at Recode’s Code/Mobile event in Moon Bay California that the iPhone 6 Plus is exceeding expectations.
The shots were taken by Melissa Rensen, 51, as she flew over the Caribbean Sea. She was travelling to Hounduras when she spotted an interesting cloud formation below.
YouTube chief executive Susan Wojcicki said the firm is working on a paid-for service while addressing the audience at Recode’s Code/Mobile conference in California.
The shadow of the Jovian moon Ganymede swept across the center of a storm to create the unique effect.
Experts at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden say the majority of violent crime (stock image) is committed by a small group of anti-social, repeat offenders and set out to discover why this may be.
Dr Steven Waller, of La Mesa, California, says that echoes of clapping could sound similar to hoof beats or a herd of stampeding animals, which are painted in many prehistoric caves.
Boston researchers say the shoebox-sized gadget can be operated by anyone, and could be shipped to West Africa to help monitor the spread of the disease.
Sandwell Council in the West Midlands will become the first in Britain to offer revolutionary digital autopsies for free (an example is pictured).
Wired was given an exclusive tour of Bloodhound's Bristol centre by project director Richard Noble (pictured). The car is designed to go more than 1,000mph (1,60km/h).
Apes raided maize fields near Kibale National Park, Uganda 14 times over 20 days. Experts said the behaviour is an adaptation they have learnt due to the destruction of their habitat.
The Washington-based, Microsoft-owned search engine now recognises searches made using just emoji - either when used on their own, or as part of longer typed search terms.
Scientists from Yale University have found evidence for ancient underground life on Washington state’s South Lopez Island in a mineral called aragonite (stock image shown)
The TowStop sticker is designed to be used in Germany and sends a text message to a driver when touched by a traffic warden, asking them to move their car immediately.
Graphs from Brooklyn-based Genius.com reveal that references to the word ‘Islam’ are at a low, while ‘Christianity’ and Christian terms have been rising since 1998.
Randal O’Toole, of the libertarian Cato Institute in Washington DC, believes that lure of self-driving cars with creature comforts will outweigh the appeal of faster trains (HS2 in UK is illustrated).
Adam's Retouching Machine (pictured) was invented by Colorado-based Harry Adams. Using a magnifying glass, it helps photographers examine negatives and smooth out blemishes.
The San Francisco team say their would shows the potential for bringing back other viruses to study their biology and work out how to beat them.
The San Francisco firm revealed The $129 charge, the $149 chargeHR which also has a heart rate sensors, and the $249 surge smartwatch.
The BP oil spill left an oily 'bathub ring' on the sea floor that's about the size of Rhode Island, new research shows.
Originally uncovered in 2009, the temple (pictured) was at the heart of a vast prehistoric settlement near modern-day Nebelivka,Ukraine, thought to cover an area of 288 acres (238 hectares).
text 100 apps that will change your life 
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:09:42 GMT
Apps are the neatly packaged programs that make your smartphone smart and your tablet more than just a nice, shiny toy.
Apple Pay allows people to pay by tapping their phone and using a fingerprint on its home button to identify themselves. Now it could replace other cards as well.
Twitter has posted a disappointing 7 percent slide in a closely watched measure of engagement even though its user base grew 23 percent in the third quarter.
It is the third major flare in the last 48 hours spotted by Nasa from a sunspot which is 14 times larger than Earth and almost as big as Jupiter.
Baroness Sandip Verma said during question time in the House of Lords that the rate of warming might have decreased, but that could support the effectiveness of green policies.
Buffalo researchers found that filoviruses - a family to which Ebola (pictured) and its similarly lethal relative, Marburg, belong - are at least 16-23 million years old.
Salisbury-based Defence Science and Technology Laboratory claims Zaire Ebola (pictured) remains on surfaces for up to 50 days, when stored on glass surfaces at 4° (39°F).
Called asteroid 2014 UFC56, it is around 15m wide - and was only spotted for the first time yesterday.
text Babies can recognise fear in your eyes
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:01:29 GMT
Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig conducted EEG (electroencephalography) tests to see how babies react to fear.
An image posted to Reddit show that all the planets of the solar system could fit between us and the moon (part of image shown), including Pluto, based on data gleaned from Washington-based Nasa.
California-based company Rehabs has released an 'alcoholic' tool (pictured). It shows you what your face will look like if you keep drinking for years.
Talkase (pictured), from San Jose's Wirelessme, costs $69 (£42), which includes the phone, case and charger. It works as a standalone feature phone, and connects to smart devices via Bluetooth.
The Future Technologies of Health and Care, Wellbeing and Transformation reports was written by Philips Innovation and Ipswich-based futurologist Peter Cochrane.
The presenter and scientist blames a series of 'evolutionary bottlenecks' for the lack of extraterrestrial life on other planets, despite there being a vast number of them in the galaxy.
The Zombie Fortification Cabin was created in time for Halloween by a Leeds-based shed manufacturer and costs more than £90,000 if you include installation, solar panels, riot gear and CCTV.
When you have so much tech in your pocket, it seems a shame to leave it idle so here we show you not only how to choose the right smartphone for you, but how to get the most out of it.
Taxi apps including San-Francisco based Hailo and Uber have created a culture of e-hailing and as these apps become smarter, they will sync with other services to learn more about passengers.
text Tannus create the PUNCTURE-PROOF bike tyre
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:23:47 GMT
London-based company Tannus has made solid tyres for bikes (shown). The company claims the tyres never get a puncture. They are made from a polymer called nanofoam, also found in trainers.
The Space-X founder made his warning about artificial intelligence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) AeroAstro Centennial Symposium.
text Are happy pills destroying our wildlife?
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 01:33:46 GMT
Experiments indicate that Starlings are dramatically losing interest in food and sex after being exposed to Prozac in the food chain. As many as one in six people in the UK currently take anti-depressants.
text Free apps used to spy on millions of phones
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 16:05:55 GMT
Many flashlight apps which allow a device to be used as a torch also secretly record the most sensitive personal information and send it on to market researchers, experts have warned.
Buzz Aldrin (pictured at the symposium in Massachusetts) says the first Mars crews should remain on the red planet. They should aim to set up a colony before coming back, he says.
Experiments suggest that sex and reproduction are affected by changes in gravity and radiation, while there are concerns high levels of radiation in space damage the ovaries and testicles.
Teams of scientists have been simulating Martian living conditions on Earth. The Hi-Seas project, funded by Nasa, sees crews live in a habitat in Hawaii (shown) in practice for a Mars mission.
Nasa researchers say the phenomenon is similar to exotic clouds found far above Earth's poles.
Rutgers scientists studied a major cooling of Earth and continental ice build-up in the Northern Hemisphere 2.7 million years.
The Miito gadget was invented by two former students of Design Academy Eindhoven, in the Netherlands and comprises a metal rod and an induction plate.
Called Shuddle and available in San Francisco, all of its drivers are experienced childcare experts, and parents can track their entire journey.
The global outbreak map (pictured) shows the spread of Ebola, as well as African swine fever in Russia and Chikungunya cases in Guatemala and other parts of Central America.
Alan Eustace, 57 was this morning lifted by a balloon filled with 35,000 cubic feet of helium from an abandoned runway at an airport in New Mexico and jumped from 135,000 feet.
The CDC has issued dozens of guidelines and factsheets explaling what Ebola is, how it can and can't be spread, and what you should be doing.
Washington-based Microsoft has unveiled what its phones will look like without Nokia's name (shown). All Nokia Lumia and Windows Phone devices will now be 'Microsoft Lumia'
Researchers from Barcelona's Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute and Otto von Guericke University in Germany found people who learn new words trigger the brain's ventral striatum.
Bobby Brown, a former student of Northwest Missouri State University, filmed the creature, which he said measured around four inches in diameter when its legs were fully extended.
Scientists from the U.S., Sweden and Australia, claim to have evidence that a single species of microbe, found in Sweden's Abisko National Park, may be driving global warming.
Thelma, an 11-year-old reticulated python at the Louisville Zoo in Kentucky had no contact with males, but produced six offspring via parthenogenesis, otherwise known as virgin birth.
The odour of Comet 67P/C-, which Rosetta is due to send a lander to on November 12th has been analysed by probes.
Architects in Barcelona have invented a new type of air conditioning. A substance called hydrogel that could be used in walls (shown) and can absorb water and then 'sweat'.
Well-Lit, based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, claims it has solved the shortcomings of LED lightbulbs, which have so far been unable to match the brightness of incandescent bulbs.
Researchers at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands found hearing positive and negative gossip about another individual boosts self-reflection and self-evaluation.
Two cousins believe the king's body was carried to Bishops Stortford by his grieving lover Edith the Fair and buried at St. Michaels' Church.
British scholar Charles Freeman says the Turin Shroud (shown) is a medieval prop. He analysed the cloth and found no mention of it from before 1355.
The camp in the southern Peruvian Andes was built at 4,500 metres above sea level and experts say the site dates high-altitude human habitation nearly a millennium earlier than previously documented.
The comments were made by John Coleman in an open letter attacking the UN. The 80-year-old from San Diego said what 'little evidence' there is for global warming points to natural cycles in temperature.
China sent a mission to the moon from the southwestern Xichang satellite launch centre this morning (shown). The spacecraft will fly around the moon on an eight-day mission.
Researchers at University College Dublin made the discovery after looked at ancient DNA extracted from the petrus bone (pictured) of 13 individuals buried at archaeological sites in the Great Hungarian Plain.
Swimmers can breathe a sigh of relief - the megalodon really did become extinct 2.6 millions years ago, Florida researchers have said.
A CGI black hole made for Interstellar (shown), based on calculations by Dr Kip Thorne from the California Institute of Technology, has revealed they have warped halos of light around them.
Experts from King’s College London found that just five per cent of British-Romano people living in a village in Dorset had gum disease (pictured) compared to around 30 per cent of people today.
The site shot to popularity earlier this month, with over 40,000 people signing up every hour at its peak.
Houston-based Nasa has released dozens of clips on SoundCloud (screenshot shown). They range from moments in space exploration to scientific noises.
Swiss firm Lubera have created an apple that fizzes in your mouth. Called Paradis Sparkling it releases juices that are like a CO2 fizzy drink (shown) when it is bitten into.
Researchers from the universities of Hull and Leeds have found fossil evidence in Spitsbergen. They claim the fossils point to a major extinction 260 million years ago.
Research from San Jose-based Cisco found 80 per cent of customers use the web to shop. To attract customers back to the high-street, retailers are embracing mobile developments.
Hiroshi Ishiguro, a renowned robot designer at Osaka University in western Japan thinks that robots with a human-like presence could be used to relieve loneliness.
The Dynamic Chair (pictured) was created by designer Govert Flint from Eindhoven University. Programmer Sami Sabik then made on-screen movements correlate with physical ones.
The notebook (pictured) is a Wellcome Photographic Exposure Record and Diary 1910 and was found by New Zealand’s Antarctic Heritage Trust by Scott’s Hut in the Cape Evans area of Antarctica.
Maps of Saturn's moon Titan reveal patches of gases shining near its north and south poles. But Houston-based Nasa still can't explain why these gases are moving along Titan's dawn-dusk line.
Two groups of University of Oxford (pictured) researchers will help Google create machines that better understand users, and that improve visual recognition systems using deep learning.
Dr Gareth Owens of the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Crete has identified keywords such as 'mother' and 'woman of great importance' in the ancient Minoan disk (pictured).
Michael ‘Nick’ Nichols’ photograph of a pride of lazing lions in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park beat more than 42,000 entries to win the accolade.
Japanese inventors have unveiled their humanoid Transformer robot (pictured). Called 'J-deite quarter' it can change from a robot into a car. The current model is 4.3ft (1.3 metres) tall.
A study from the University of New Hampshire suggests missions to Mars (illustrated) might be impossible due to an increased risk of radiation caused when the sun's activity decreases.
A San Francisco writer says the first mission to Mars should be only women. Kate Greene for Slate took part in a simulated mission to the red planet.
Edinburgh-based Celtic Renewables turns the by-products of whisky making into acetone and biobutanol. Biobutanol is an alternative to other biofuels, while acetone is used to make plastics.
One of the few remaining examples of Apple's first pre-assembled computer, the Apple-1, has been sold for $905,000 at an auction in New York, far outstripping expectations.
Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, took the DNA from a bone discovered near the settlement of Ust’-Ishim in western Siberia (pictured).
German researchers created the stunning 3D flythrough of a mountain filled area known as 'chaos terrain'.
Called 'Inbox', it mixes traditional email with live alerts for appointments, flight bookings and package deliveries.
Astrophysicists at the University of Amsterdam have found evidence of rapid-fire pulses that suggests stellar quakes caused the neutron star, SGR J1550-5418, to 'ring like a bell.'
Security Key (pictured) is sold by California-based Yubico. It lets user access Google accounts by plugging the device into a USB port, after which they must also enter their password.
A number of meteors created by the remnants of Halley's Comet have been snapped streaking over skies across Exeter and Plymouth. The famous comet was last seen in 1986.
EXCLUSIVE: The guide was created by Glasgow-based liGo. It reveals specific ways to conserve battery life on various smartphones including Apple’s iPhones and HTC’s One range.
The research, undertaken by Brighton-based Mindlab International, found that 88 per cent of participants produced their most accurate work when listening to music.
A former Royal Marine from Plymstock, Devon trawelled satellite images to find the sort of terrain that would have offered food, water and shelter to prehistoric men.
Georgia-based philosopher Neil Van Leeuwen states there are two 'beliefs’ – religious and factual that co-exist because of our brains can form 'secondary cognitive attitudes.'
To use the PhotoMath app, developed in Croatia, users simply point the phone's cameras at the formula - and the answer almost instantly appears on screen.
To mark the 209th anniversary of Trafalgar Day, London-based BAE Systems firm has revealed how the navy has evolved in 200 years by comparing Nelson's HMS Victory to HMS Defender (pictured).
Finnish-based Nokia Networks has completed its first live testing of High Speed Cell FACH technology, that handles the data sent by apps more efficiently on 3G networks.
The Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept completed a lap on the Grand Prix track in Hockenheim – at racing speed, without a driver.
The interactive graph shows the world's average diet, that Germans drink the most alcohol, while Americans consume the most sugar and Indians are most likely to be vegetarian.
Speaking at a Legal and General Conference in London, 70-year-old Professor Sir Colin Blakemore (pictured) claimed 120 years ‘might be a real absolute limit to human lifespan’.
Dozens of writings from the 14th century have been found in the ancient city of Novgorod. One such document is shown, seemingly drawn by a young boy.
Durham researchers say Alpine goats now weigh about 25 per cent less than animals of the same age in the 1980s.
A new way of incubating embryos inside a champagne cork-like device instead of expensive incubators could halve the cost of IVF, doctors claim.
Google is leading a $542m investment in Magic Leap, which claims to have invented a realistic version of virtual and augmented reality, dubbed 'cinematic reality'.
The Carnegie Mellon project would allow anyone to experience the lunar surface by donning an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.
Those with broad features, like Wayne Rooney (pictured), are more likely to have bad tempers and display bouts of verbal or physical aggression, according to researchers at the University of Leeds.
Chicago firm Vtech's $60 Kidizoom watch can play games, take video and even download apps and new watch faces.
Houston researchers uncovered fossil evidence of an animal attacked by a stegosaur, and say it reveals exceptional attack skills.
The pregnant brown-throated sloth (Bradypus variegatus) was brought to the Sloth Institute Costa Rica, after a local hotel worker saw her fall out of a tree.
Researchers from Brunel University London surveyed 12 populations. Feminine and masculine faces were more attractive in urban societies, but smaller societies preferred neutral faces.
New images of Comet Siding Spring passing Mars have been released. They include one taken by a Nasa orbiter operated by scientists in California. The comet passed 87,000 miles from the red planet.
Research from Carnegie Mellon University claims feminine-looking faces are more trustworthy, while furrowed brows arouse suspicion, and round faces look incompetent.
The biggest vessel in the world has been built by Daewoo in South Korea. Swiss company Allseas commissioned the building of the huge $3.1bn ship called Pieter Schelte (shown).
The study, by researchers at Brock University in Ontario, Canada, looked at two years of data on pornographic terms from Google Trends in different US states.
Researchers from the MedUni Vienna examined bones (pictured) from a 2nd century gladiator cemetery in Turkey. The cemetery was uncovered in 1933 on the site of the Roman city of Ephesos.
The ‘witch bottle’ (pictured) was found during restoration of Old Magnus Building, Newark. It is 6-inches tall (15cm), dates to 1680 and would have been used to ward off evil spirits.
The colourful reactions were captured by three chemistry professors at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in Anhui, China.
text The reading glasses worn INSIDE your eyes
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:00:04 GMT
The Kamra inlay, developed in the US, measures 3.8 millimetres in diameter and is implanted into the cornea to restore patients' near vision.
The Cupertino firm said it sold a record breaking 39.3 million iPhones in the last quarter - but just 12.3 million iPads.
Australian researchers moved particles one fifth of a millimetre in diameter a distance of up to 20 centimetres, around 100 times further than previous experiments.
Scientists at the University of Bonn have discovered a way to ‘melt’ excess white fat by adding the adenosine receptor A2A to the cells, which make them burn energy from food.
A New York team has designed a smart suitcase with built-in technology. Called Bluesmart (shown) product syncs with an app to provide a host of functionality.
The study by researchers in Budapest, found that babies born in winter, such as the Duchess of Cambridge (pictured), are less likely to irritable in later life.
Worshippers visiting Saint-Eustache cathedral in Paris can send a text message to influence a laser light show (pictured) illuminating the place of worship.
University of California scientists say a giant detector could be made by combining smartphones around the world. These could then alert scientists when cosmic rays (illustrated) hit our planet.
The machine launches in Japan today and will be on British shelves in months, with a water tank whose contents are projected into the room in a fine mist.
Scientists at New Zealand-based research institute Scion claim that if more insects are attracted to street lights they will be thrown off their usual path and into the jaws of predators.
In the battle to stem the virus, health organisations throughout the world are turning towards the data being generated by social media and mobile technology throughout West Africa.
University of Leicester scientists may have directly observed dark matter. They saw a signal in space that can only be explained by the exotic particles coming from the sun (shown).
A paleontologist from South Australia has discovered evidence of sex in the fossil of an ancient fish, who engaged in the act using L-shaped genitals.
Experts at Texas A&M University tracked elephants roaming plains in Namibia for seven years to monitor their weather forecasting abilities.
DR EBEN ALEXANDER, a neurological scientist, recalls how he met his biological sister in heaven after having spent his entire life being sceptical of patients who spoke of spiritual experiences.
An art student at the University of Delaware created a Minecraft metropolis (pictured), featuring skyscrapers, roads and trees, using 4.5 million bricks.
Scientists at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste, Italy,believe that gestures form part of a communication system deeply ingrained in humans.
An inventor in Vancouver has designed multi-tool cylinders. Called VSSL Outdoor Utility Tools (shown) they contain supplied for hikers and even those in the midst of a zombie apocalypse.
Concetta Antico, an artist in San Diego, California, has more receptors in in her eyes to absorb colour, enabling her to see – and paint – the world around her in a different way to most people.
Cambridge University has found a 'fingerprint of consciousness' in patients who are in a vegetative state using a simple test based on measuring patterns of brainwaves.
EXCLUSIVE: Canadian former astronaut Chris Hadfield (shown) told MailOnline that current plans to go to Mars are too ambitious - at least at the moment.
The device, which has a curved screen and Sim card reader built into the distinctive cuff design, was unveiled at Salesforce.com's Dreamforce event in San Francisco.
Nuclear fusion has been described as the 'holy grail' of energy. The Maryland-based company said it would test a compact fusion reactor in less than a year, and build a prototype in five years.
The technique was created by ex-Microsoft employee from San Francisco, Karen Cheng, while she was experimenting with sweeping camera motions.
Rochester researchers found that men can suppress their hunger in order to focus on finding a mate (stock image shown).
text U.S. study finds tornadoes arrive in swarms
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 01:00:24 GMT
Tornadoes in the United States are increasingly coming in swarms rather than as isolated twisters, according to a study by U.S. government meteorologists in Oklahoma.
The gadget, known as the GoSun Stove, absorbs heat from the sun to reach temperatures of 290°C (554°F). Its Ohio-based creators say it can cook omelettes, frozen foods and even raw meat.
A New Jersey student has designed a smart deodorant application device. Called the ClickStick, it can remind you to freshen up if you ever forget to use deodorant.
Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland have spotted ice in an image of Mercury for the first time. Pictured is ice on a crater floor on the planet.
The behaviour of West African chimps using Alchornea hirtella shoots to hunt fierce army ants (pictured) was captured on camera in Guinea's Nimba Mountains.
Researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia, explained that the marine creatures called vetulicolians (pictured) were 'filter-feeders' shaped like a figure-of-8.
The kangaroo's extinct ancestors (pictured) strode around the Australian outback 100,000 years ago, walking on two legs, according to Brown University experts.
The exoplanet, discovered by Ohio University, is part of a double-star system known as OGLE-2008-BLG-092L. It is the first time anyone has spotted a twin for 'ice giant' planets, Uranus and Neptune.
Both mobile devices (pictured) will run the new version of the Californian firm's mobile operating system - Android 5.0, which has been confirmed to have the name Lollipop.
Esa, headquartered in Paris, has confirmed Rosetta will attempt to land on a comet on 12 November with a daring descent of its Philae probe (artist's impression shown).
text Transcence app lets deaf people 'hear'
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:32:21 GMT
The app, called Transcence (pictured) is the brainchild of four graduate students based in San Francisco, who have all been affected by hearing loss in different ways.
Independent researchers at Which? magazine in London, tested the processing speeds and performance of the latest phones from Apple, Samsung, HTC and LG.
Engineers at the University of Washington say a full-size version of their fusion reactor (pictured) would be cheaper than a new coal-fired plant with similar electrical output.
The move, which would mean all compasses pointed south instead of north, was thought to take thousands of years. Now California researchers say it can happen in just 100.
The remains were dug from a permafrost burial chamber on the high Ukok Plateau in 1993. A scan of her remains showed asymmetry in her mammary glands, hinting at cancer.
An unnamed man, a 31-year-old US navy serviceman, admitted he wore the smart specs for 18 hours a day, removing them only to sleep and wash.
An investigation found that banks are quietly rolling out voiceprinting (image of speech recognition technology shown). The biggest roll-out is in Turkey, while the US and UK are following suit.
Researchers at the University of Washington found that children as young as 15 months can detect anger and then change their behaviour to try and keep others happy.
Texas researchers say the impact of rising CO2 levels on plant growth has been underestimated by 16 per cent.
The LaLaLa device (pictured) is a concept dreamed up by a Californian design agency, but it could become a reality in just two years, its creators say.
Using Nasa data, scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that the circles making up the 'face' are not circular.
Washington DC-based Nasa has released an image of Mars and Earth (shown) in the same shot. The picture was taken by the moon-orbiting Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
A former pilot from Israel has created a gadget for paper planes. It attaches to the front (shown) and, using a propeller, allows the plane to be steered.
Alexander Gerst really has his head above the clouds. The German astronaut is currently aboard the International Space Station where he uses his down time to take stunning pictures.
The Michigan State University study, which appears in the journal Psychology & Marketing, is the first to investigate how important an artist's 'brand' is to average consumers when they appraise art.
At Hawthorne Airport, Los Angeles, Mr Musk said the 'D' stands for 'dual motor.' The car (pictured) has a top speed of 155mph (249 km/h), and accelerates to 60mph (96km/h) in 3.2 seconds.
Images of what London’s tube trains (pictured) might look like have been revealed – and they include features that are set to make journeys more comfortable and reliable for passengers.
The interactive map shows the reach of outbreaks such as the Plague of Justinian (pictured), which afflicted the Eastern Roman Empire, through to Sars and Ebola.
The 'Spider in Da House' app, created by the University of Gloucestershire and Society of Biology, provides information and photos on the 12 most common house spiders.
Ed O’Brien from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts has become the first person to dive the Exosuit in the deep water off Antikythera, Greece.
The University of Bristol and the Natural History Museum in London analysed sauropod skulls found in the Morrison Formation, which extends throughout Western United States.
Google is developing turbines which would be tethered 300 metres above ground and would have wings to help them stay air bound. Kites have potential to generate 50 per cent more energy.
Created by Oregon-based OnTheGo Platforms, the Brainwave app uses a technology known as Ari that can recognise hand movements using an Android's front-facing camera (shown).
Around 34% of UK children aged five to 15 now own their own tablet, up from 19% last year, according to a recent report by London-based regulator, Ofcom.
The girl may have been rejected by her community because of her pale complexion, according to the archaeologists who found her remains in Albenga on the Ligurian Riviera, Italy.
Scientists from the University of Illinois used a driving simulator to explore the impact of mobile phone calls and passengers talking in cars (stock image) on road safety.
Satellite imaging specialist Raymond Harris and lawyer Raymond Purdy have teamed up to form the world's first space detective agency, Air & Space Evidence Ltd of London.
California-based Google can now read your bills in your emails (shown). Users who have enabled Google Now can ask the app to show them their bills and reveal upcoming payments.
The patent describes a 'digital periodical'. It is controlled by simply flexing or bending the display, and information can be sent to it via mobile phone networks.  
Scientists from Northeast Ohio Medical University Stony Brook University in New York came up with the theory that gives anthracobunidae (bones pictured) new descendants.
text Blue LEDs win $1.1m Nobel Prize for Physics
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 18:25:43 GMT
Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Japan and US scientist Shuji Nakamura (pictured) have won the Nobel Prize in physics for the invention of blue light-emitting diodes.
The members of the young engineers club at Joseph Whitaker School in Nottinghamshire beat the existing record of 287mph (460km/h) set in March by The Heathland School in Middlesex.
Psychological scientists at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut say that shared experiences (illustrated) are intensified even people have only just met.
The Slovakian AeroMobil can fly 430 miles on a tank of petrol - and when its wings fold down, it'll fit into a normal parking space.
San Antonia-based Xenex has designed a robot called Little Moe (pictured) that can kill viruses. It works by using pulses of xenon light to disinfect surfaces in five minutes.
The gruesome find came to light after an earthquake struck L’Aquila, Italy. The mummified remains (pictured wrapped in a cloth) were found in underground rooms beneath a church.
The Dutch group has teamed up with Apple designer Marc Newson to create ‘The Sub’. The gadget provides draught beer using pressurised modules, called Torps.
Researchers say the astonishing rise of the iPad has meant is has now overtaken household names such as McDonalds and Disney to become the number one brand among American 6-12 year olds.
The study, by Kings College London, found that 16-year-olds' GCSE scores in Maths, English and the sciences were 62 per cent heritable.
A project from Microsoft's Redmond Campus in Washington called RoomAlive lets players create a virtual environment in their living room (shown).
Engineers at the Google X lab, in California, are working on the new screens that are set to join together seamlessly, unlike current video 'walls' (illustrated) that have gaps between each display.
California researchers say the phenomenon is actually a survival mechanism - giving us a sense of stability.
A Japanese study has found that more baby boys are being born, compared to girls, as temperatures rise in the country. Stock image.
The bronze cockerel, as well as the Tetbury Hoard containing 1,437 silver and copper coins from the 3rd century are now on display at the Corinium Museum in Cirencester.
Researchers from Nasa's in California and Esa have found that gravity is weakening at Earth's poles (diagram shown). It is occurring where ice is melting fastest in West Antarctica.
Massachusetts-based Akamai says 43 per cent of internet attacks originate in China according to a representative study (results shown on infographic).
The Met Office's Space Weather Operations Centre will open next week in Exeter after years of preparation and millions of pounds of investment.
Soylent founder Robert Rhinehart (pictured) has admitted the firm changed its formula in a bid to cut out the unwanted side effect after users complained of digestive issues.
The World Resources Institute in Washington DC has mapped the emission of carbon dioxide around the world from 1850 to 2011 (shown).
The machine, made by a scientist at Bristol University, uses ultrasonic sound waves to generate a levitating field capable of trapping tiny alcohol droplets and making them float in mid-air.
Scientists from Oxford University and in Belgium studied the virus's genetic history and claim it originated in Kinshasa, now the capital of the Democractic Republic of Congo.
Colorado scientists were stunned to find thousands of different microbes in samples they analysed - the majority being new to science.
The bedroom of the future (illustrated) was designed by London-based Betta Living. Its predictions include carpets that switch to beams, floating beds and personal stylists built into mirrors.
The ‘moon’, which is in fact an asteroid, takes about a year to orbit the sun and is close enough to the planet to look like its satellite. It was discovered accidentally by the Chilean University of Antofagasta.
Prices for the drives, made by London-based Secure Drives, start at £938 and they can be controlled using a token (left) or an app. The Autothysis128s is pictured right.
Writer Micheal Paulkovich has claimed that there is little evidence for a person known as Jesus (illustrated) existing. He is thought is to have lived from about 7BC to 33AD in the Roman Empire.
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will study how people use Twitter to develop new communication tools.
The battery, developed at Uppsala University, uses biomaterials alfalfa and pine resin (pictured) in place of chemicals, and is said to have similar energy content to lithium-ion batteries.
Astronomer David Weintraub at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee has written a book predicting which faiths will struggle to accept aliens, if evidence of extraterrestrial life is found.
A growing number of scientists from around the world are trying to prove that evolutionary leaps, such as human's large brains, are the result of the environment alternating between wet and dry.
A photo shows a card being placed inside a gap (pictured) between the Korean firm's phone’s screen, and its metal case. It is unclear if it affects a small batch, or is a wider issue.
The California-based entrepreneur says it is 'inevitable' that humans will go extinct on Earth. He envisions taking 100 people at a time to the red planet by the end of the century.
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh say men smile when drinking (stock image shown). In a study they found smiles were more contagious in groups of only-men.
Manchester-based band Marconi Union has released a video for their song Weightless which is said to be the most relaxing song in the world (clip from video shown).
The firm announced the latest version of its Windows operating system, called Windows 10, at an event in San Francisco.
A University of Florida scientist has used pulses of UV light to remove 80 per cent of allergens from peanuts (stock image shown), and it could one day be used to remove 99 per cent of allergens.
The rat (pictured) was discovered in the 1990s at 107 The Terrace, Penryn. It is now on display at the local museum. The rodent was originally found covered in black hair, which has since faded.
The rat (pictured) was discovered in the 1990s at 107 The Terrace, Penryn. It is now on display at the local museum. The rodent was originally found covered in black hair, which has since faded.
California researchers say the death throes are unique as they spew out chemical elements into space that eventually form the Universe as we know it.
Wristify (concept illustrated) was developed by Massachusetts-based embr labs and is a finalist in Intel’s Make It Wearable competition. It glows blue when cooling the skin, and orange while warming it.
Humankind’s ever-growing need for land and resources, coupled with hunting and poaching, has halved the number of wild animals in world in just 40 years, according to a shocking report.
Called Atlas, the service is designed to take on Google's lucrative AdWords service. It will allow Facebook to sell ads that 'follow' users across the web and mobile devices.
Called Megasphaera, the fossils come from a rock layer in southern China called the Doushantuo Formation and could be the embryos of an ancient, unidentified creature.
David Etkin, Professor of Disaster and Emergency Management at York University, Canada, examined the link between belief and risk-taking behaviour.
The discovery was made by Connecticut University after finding unusual stone tools at a site in Armenia between two ancient layers of lava dated to a period between 325,000 and 350,000 years ago.
text Did life on Earth come from outer space?
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:28:20 GMT
Researchers led by Cornell University in New York have found evidence for the origins of life in a star-forming region of interstellar space called Sagittarius B2 (shown).
EXCLUSIVE: London-based tech expert Gi Fernando told MailOnline banks could move into coffee shops and people without social networks (pictured) could be penalised.
The trove of Roman coins (pictured) was found by Laurence Egerton in East Devon. Dubbed Seaton Down Hoard. it was declared treasure at a Devon Coroner’s Inquest earlier this month.
Rosetta's Philae lander will attempt to touch down on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (shown) on 12 November, with confirmation due at 1700 BST.
Around 70 sites containing the remains of mastodons and glytodonts - a type of armadillo - have so far been identified near the tiny Bolivian village of Padilla after wind and rain erosion left them exposed.
A survey of 2,000 UK respondents has revealed online trends in the nation. More than a third of those surveyed said they had Facebook 'friends' that they had never met in person (stock image).
Georgia-based security expert, Robert Graham, claims hackers are already using massive internet scans to find vulnerable servers to attack using the Bash bug.
The Labrador has been trained by Connecticut police to pick up the scent for devices such as laptops, digital cameras and USB drives which are often used to stash illegal materials.
Houses in Stoke-on-Trent could be heated by geothermal energy by 2019. This would be done by a £52m geothermal district heating network (DHN). A comparable system in Paris is shown.
The discovery, led by University of Exeter, suggests that water may be a common ingredient in the clouds of dust and gas from which solar systems are born, and not 'special' to our own.
Research led by the University of Edinburgh proposes new evidence for how birds evolved from dinosaurs (illustrated). Previously it had been thought there was a 'missing link'.
India's Mars Orbiter has sent back its first image of the red planet. The image (pictured) shows craters at the southwestern edge of Syrtis Major, a 'dark spot' that is thought to be a low-level shield volcano.
A University of North Carolina scientist claims it's impossible for stars to collapse and form black holes (illustrated), while the singularity that signalled the start of the universe may not exist.
Just hours after Apple launched iOS 8.0.1, the company was forced to recall the software upgrade. The glitch appears to affect only the newest iPhones - not iPhone 5C or 5S models.
text BlackBerry Passport phone on sale for £529
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:31:29 GMT
The 4.5-inch Passport (pictured) is now available in the UK, US, France, Germany, and Canada - and will run Android apps from the Amazon Appstore.
The lightweight electric car (shown) that charges itself with solar cells on its roof was built at Eindhoven University. It travels 500 miles (800km) on a single charge at speeds of 80mph (130km/h).
EXCLUSIVE: Professor Dawkins (pictured) told MailOnline that sex is an unanswered evolutionary question, and that finding aliens may reveal why most animals rely on it to reproduce.
The claims were made by futurist John Smart who believes we will have ‘digital twins’ within the next five years. Apps already exist that offer similar tools including Siri and Google Now.
Esa scientists in Paris say the Harvard team failed to use dust data compiled by Planck satellite, which had mapped the sky at many more frequencies than other satellites.
Scientists in Bristol were shocked to find that, far from acting logically, an ‘ethical robot’ would often be unable to act at all, with fatal consequences.
The Pocket Flyer, developed in Massachusetts, will carry a panoramic camera that provides a 360-degree view from the drone. 
Farmer Tim Daw is preparing to open his Neolithic-style tomb (interior shown). The chamber is located near the Wiltshire town of All Cannings.
text Dogs can be pessimists too!
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:29:13 GMT
Researchers at Sydney University taught dogs to associate sounds with milk or water. Dogs who responded to many tones were optimistic because they assumed good things would happen.
Scientists at Sydney University have created computer models which show how early continents could have placed major stress on the surrounding plates.
Boeing's proposal to develop a so-called space taxi for NASA astronauts includes a seat for paying tourists to fly to the International Space Station, it has been revealed. 
Chicago researchers found 'no significant difference' in the number or quality of moral and immoral deeds made by religious and non-religious participants.
The California-based firm’s chief executive said Apple has changed the way encryption works in iOS 8 (pictured) and as a result the company can no longer bypass a user’s passcode.
Europeans have DNA from Ancient North Eurasians. This group also contributed DNA to people who travelled across the Bering Strait, according to a study by Harvard Medical School in Boston.
Researchers from the University of Minnesota studied 18 chimp and bonobo communities. There were 152 chimpanzee killings, and the majority of violent attackers were male.
The California-based firm is reportedly testing the app among employees. It is unknown if the app will be released more widely. It is a alternative to the audience selector used on the main site (pictured).
Experts say large house spiders (shown) will head into UK homes. Professor Hart of the University of Gloucestershire said the mild summer meant more prey was available than usual.
The free UnlockYourBrain Android app, (pictured) created by German-based developers, also teaches languages, history, and other subjects, that can be customised online.
The chin strap, (setup pictured) created by researchers from Canada, is made from a material known as PFC that creates charge when it stretches.
Leicester scientists have given blow-by-blow details of King Richard III's death at the Battle of Bosworth more than 500 years ago.
A long-term study of more than 200 wild female baboons from the plains of southern Kenya found that the most sociable females lived two to three years longer.
A video from the American Chemical Society explains how the ion-strengthened glass on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus (pictured) is stronger than regular glass, because it's placed into a hot potassium bath.
The study from Brown University asked 21 highly political target participants to wear a gauze under their arms for 24 hours. Volunteers then rated each smell for attractiveness.
The 34-year-old Canadian's brain patterns resembled that of healthy participants while watching 'Bang! You're Dead', according to scientists at the University of Western Ontario.
The announcement was made on Microsoft's Xbox blog, and reports claim the software giant paid $2.5 billion (£1.5 billion) for Persson's firm Mojang, which includes rights to the game (still pictured).
Satellite images show 7.7 million square miles (20 million square kilometres) of sea around the continent, according to Dr Guy Williams, a sea ice specialist at University of Tasmania.
Two Australian designers are seeking funding for their flat water bottle. Called the Memobottle (shown) the container can be easily stored in a bag.
A study by the University of Chicago says a cosmic impact (illustrated) is the best explanation for the 'Big Freeze'. Evidence comes from nanodiamonds scattered across 11 countries.
text Ebola could hit 15 countries across Africa
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:01:14 GMT
In a world first, Oxford scientists have created a new map of places most at risk of an Ebola outbreak. They warn regions likely to be home to animals harbouring the virus are more widespread than previously feared, particularly in West Africa.
The study, led by the University of New South Wales, Australia, also found that regular teen cannabis users (stock image) are eight times much more likely to use other drugs.
This is according to Cadell Last, a researcher at the Global Brain Institute in Brussels. In less than four decades, Mr Last claims we will live longer, have kids in old age and rely on robots.
Yale University in New Haven says deforestation over the last 150 years has reduced emissions of biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs), which can warm the climate.
The recipe for Kishkiyya was found in a 10th century cookbook translated by Salem-based Iraqi scholar Nawal Nasrallah in ‘Annals of the Caliphs’ Kitchens.’