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Chinese online retailer Alibaba smashed records with the largest public offering in US history and is now more valuable as Facebook at $230bn after earning $22bn in just one day on Wall Street.
The winners of the spoof IG Nobel Prizes have been announced at a ceremony at Harvard University in Massachusetts and included a team who proved pork strips can stop nosebleeds (shown)
The skull was one of hundreds found in the ancient city of Amarna, many of which had their final hairstyles incredibly well-preserved using fat.
Gold iPhones are already being advertised on the Chinese black market for as much as at £2,200 ($3,600). The iPhone 6 costs up to £699 in the UK.
The California-based tech giant released iOS 8 (pictured) worldwide on Wednesday. The update files themselves take up less than 1GB, but the software needs around 5GB of storage to install.
The California-based firm is set to release Android L (pictured) next month. It will encrypt data by default for the first time, so only people with the device’s password will be able to access data.
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: TV presenter Mark Evans was attacked by a crocodile in Namibia (still from video shown). It happened while filming for Channel 4's Operation Maneater show.
A company in Virginia has designed a device to detect drivers who text. The Sniffer Sleuth II (shown), made by ComSonics, can apparently discern what a phone is being used for.
A genet has been photographed on top of African beasts in South Africa (shown). The remarkable incident took place at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park.
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.
Demand is so high that people around the world have been selling their place in queues for thousands, and Apple has been limiting customers to two phones each.
The ElectRx project (concept illustrated) is sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. It involves implanting devices into bodies that use impulses to monitor organs.
Scientists at Yale University in Connecticut Hidden are using a technique called multispectral imaging to uncover the hidden information that Columbus had at his fingertips.
The Swedish-designed Radinn board (pictured) is made of carbon fibre. It features a salt-water jet propulsion system and is powered by lithium batteries. It is expected to go on sale next year.
Amazon has come out fighting in its battle with Apple and Google by revealing six new tablets.
The model was created by London-based studio Analog. Designers used high-resolution scans of 77-year-old actress and model Beryl Nesbitt before using a computer to build highlights and shadows.
The overall winner was West Midlands-based photographer James Woodend who took a beautiful image of aurora in Iceland's Vatnajokull National Park.
MIT's skintight, pressurized suit would not only support the astronaut, but would give them much more freedom to move around a planet such as Mars.
text Ellison steps aside as Oracle CEO
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:14:54 GMT
Flamboyant Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison is stepping aside as CEO after 37 years at the helm of the business software maker.
Brown University researchers have discovered why Miranda, a small, icy moon of Uranus, is covered in giant fault canyons 12 times as deep as the Grand Canyon.
Dutch and Welsh experts say they were stunned by the pictures, which show ice and snow covered in soot - causing it to melt more quickly.
EatWith (pictured) was created by California-based Guy Michlin and Shemer Schwarz. It connects diners in 119 cities across 28 countries, plus 41 states, with hosts who want to cook for them.
The Pocket Flyer, developed in Massachusetts, will carry a panoramic camera that provides a 360-degree view from the drone. 
The Paratropis tuxtlesis spider (pictured) was discovered in the natural protected area of Los Tuxtlas, in the south-eastern Mexican state of Veracruz. It has rough skin that attracts floor particles
Scientists at Georgia State University say that this is not a purely altruistic trait, however. Rather, it is the result of wanting to avoid negative 'pay back' from a dissatisfied partner (stock image shown).
Each wheel (pictured), designed by California-based art graduate Robb Godshaw is made of plywood, skate wheels and a pint of glue.
Research led by the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research in Bergen, Norway suggests the age of the Sahara desert (shown) is double previous estimates.
Research led by Dr Sarah Marshall-Pescini of Milan University says dogs show a similar ability to five month-old infants based on an experiment that shows social ability (pictured).
Farmer Tim Daw is preparing to open his Neolithic-style tomb (interior shown). The chamber is located near the Wiltshire town of All Cannings.
Researchers from the University of Winnipeg found wild deer (pictured) respond to the cries of humans, fur seals and cats, when they were played at similar pitches to her own fawn.
EXCLUSIVE: Artists have imagined how London’s landmarks may change, including futuristic flying cars above the City and a giant lily pond at Piccadilly Circus.
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. 
EXCLUSIVE: Dr Al Globus, a contractor for the Nasa Ames Research Centre in California, says humanity could soon begin to build space settlements (artist's illustration shown) for thousands of people.
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.
Twitter CEO Dick Costelo tweeted he was 'busy working my way through a giant bag of Doritos' when asked for a response to the claims.
text Brain surgery 2,300 YEARS ago
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:59:02 GMT
The skulls, unearthed in the Altai Mountains of Siberia, belonged to the Pazyryk nomadic tribe and showed clear signs of recovery after brain surgery.
The Health app is designed to allow users to easily see in one place all their health related data, and to share it with doctors.
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 found that clownfish, such as those featured in the Disney hit, really do migrate huge distances, some up to 400km.
A Washington designer has created and online map of the world designed to make Earth look like the Death star from the hit film Star Wars.
This is according to the London-based Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) who has warned that smartwatches, such as Apple Watch, will 'significantly' impair driving performance.
The supermassive black hole, (pictured) discovered at the centre of galaxy M60-UCD1, is said to have a mass equivalent to 21 million suns. It was spotted by Gemini North telescope, Hawaii.
The supermassive black hole, (pictured) discovered at the centre of galaxy M60-UCD1, is said to have a mass equivalent to 21 million suns. It was spotted by Gemini North telescope, Hawaii.
Harvard researchers say the sleep-promoting circuit located deep in the primitive brainstem is key to determining whether we get a good night's sleep.
Workers at Kennedy Space Center gathered to watch as the Orion capsule emerged from its assembly hangar, as a second capsule was tested off the California coast. 
A mysterious series of glowing 'rocks' spotted from New Mexico to Montana has been identified as a Russian spy satellite.
Astronomers have found a strange hybrid star using a telescope in Chile. The so-called Thorne-Żytkow object consists of a neutron star (illustration shown) swallowed by a larger red supergiant.
Apple’s iOS 8 software (pictured) was unveiled in June and is released today. It is expected to launch at 10AM in Cupertino, which is 6PM BST, 1PM EST and 3AM in Australia.
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).
California-based Internet Live Stats records every website, blog post and tweet that appears online, and the site claims the figure surpassed a billion earlier this month.
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.
Scientists at the University of Hertfordshire spent 10 years creating a map using a 8.2ft (2.5 metre) mirror on the Isaac Newton Telescope in the Canary Islands.
The free UnlockYourBrain Android app, (pictured) created by German-based developers, also teaches languages, history, and other subjects, that can be customised online.
Jets of water vapour (shown in image) have been spotted in images of the Rosetta spacecraft's comet target.. The mission is being operated by Esa, which is headquartered in France.
A son has filmed his dad riding an Oculus Rift rollercoaster, with his dad seemingly thrilled by the experience as he's taken round a track. The headset is being developed by California's Oculus VR.
The California-based tech giant’s two-step verification initially covered iTunes and App Store purchases, but has now been extended to cover iCloud backups (pictured).
Data by Houston-based Nasa revealed that August 2014 experienced global highs 0.70°C above the 1951-1980 temperature average. This is the hottest since records began 130 years ago.
Toronto-based Metatecture is seeking funding for its AirVR device. The virtual reality headset works by strapping an iPad to your face (shown).
The site (pictured) was set up by Manhattan-based composer James Touchi-Peters. For $9,000, (£5,500) users get unlimited cloud storage, as well as no advertising.
text Majority of gamers are now WOMEN
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:12:44 GMT
The trend has been driven by 25-44 year old women downloading free puzzle and trivia game apps on smartphones, according to a recent report by the London-based Internet Advertising Bureau UK.
The star, WASP-18, and its planet, WASP-18b, are located about 330 light-years from Earth. 
The chin strap, (setup pictured) created by researchers from Canada, is made from a material known as PFC that creates charge when it stretches.
MailOnline has spent a week with Apple's new handsets - and found they could change the way we shop - and put clear water between Apple and it's rivals.
New Zealand scientists have examined a unique colossal squid weighing 350 kilograms (770 pounds), and as long as a minibus.
Barclaycard is trialling contactless payment wristbands (shown) in London. Called bPay the band lets anyone of any bank make payments without cards.
Leicester scientists have given blow-by-blow details of King Richard III's death at the Battle of Bosworth more than 500 years ago.
The $6.8bn deal was revealed at the Kennedy Space Center, where launches of both craft (SpaceX pictured) will take place from 2017.
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.
The tough new rules mean Google has also been forced to adapt its driverless car concept, adding a steering wheel. 
After the impact, fast-growing seasonal species of plants began to take over from evergreens. This is according to a study of 1,000 fossilised plant leaves in North Dakota by the University of Arizona.
Researchers at University of California at Berkeley compared DNA from around the world. They found genetic regions controlling facial features were more varied than in any other part of the body.
Experts from Stanford University used chemical analysis to determine when in the process of gas extraction methane leaked into groundwater in Texas and Pennsylvania.
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.
Reports into the failures of turbines in Bradworthy and Cornwall are not merely unsettling, but have frightening implications right across the country.
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 skeletons of a male and female were discovered by local volunteers at the Chapel of St Morrell, a site of pilgrimage in Hallaton during the 14th Century.
The flaw was originally discovered by German security expert Benjamin Mussler in October and fixed in December. But, when Amazon redesigned its Kindle page, the flaw was reintroduced.
The 'death ray' used a 10-kilowatt laser to down more than 150 targets in Florida.
Fisherman in Siberia claim to have found remarkably intact remains of an ancient lizard (shown). They supposedly found the crocodile-like head while on a fishing trip.
Students at the University of Buffalo were sent a fake friend request, followed by a phishing message. The majority of users added the fake friend, but only habitual users were duped by the scam.
Researchers from Korea and America used statistical analysis and computer models to find a link between ocean temperatures, melting ice and the weakening of the polar vortex (illustrated).
Steve Job's office on the fourth floor of Apple headquarters in Cupertino still has his name on the door, Apple CEO Tim Cook told Charlie Rose during a recent interview for PBS.
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 machine-gun wielding robots, built by Samsung, have heat and motion detectors to identify potential targets more than 2 miles away in the Demilitarised Zone.
Indian Arsh Shah Dilbaghi has unveiled a device that converts nose breaths into speech (shown). The innovative project is an entry in Google's 2014 Science Fair.
Teeny Ted from Turnip Town is currently the world's smallest book, a reproduction of a 30-page tale. It was written by Malcolm Douglas Chaplin and published in British Columbia, Canada.
A team of researchers has made their way into the third chamber of the tomb, in the Amphipolis region of Serres, through a wall (pictured) that was only recently uncovered.
Researchers at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee say that the young Earth (imaged in 2007) might not have been hostile to life as crystals in Iceland do not match those elsewhere on the planet.
Tim Cook said claims the NSA had backdoors into the California firm's servers were untrue - telling Charlie Rose: 'We would never allow that to happen.'
North Carolina researchers say two genes – Period and Cryptochrome – keep the circadian clocks in all human cells in time and in proper rhythm with the 24-hour day, as well as the seasons. 
California researchers analysed the capabilities in mice after spotting a human subject who was able to regrow part of a rib.
MIT researchers found the'supermice' learned new ways to find food in mazes faster than normal mice.
Nasa's effort to identify potentially dangerous space rocks has taken a hit from inspectors.
Canadian researchers have found that people were less likely to drink if they have been offended.
Three handsets (pictured) are available in India, with prices starting at 6,299 Indian Rupee ($105 or £63). The phones run Android 4.4, have 5MP cameras and 4GB of storage.
The Californian tech giant has created a dedicated page that lets users remove the album from their iCloud account by signing in with their Apple ID.
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).
Researchers at Barcelona’s Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalunya have designed a prototype structure that can change shape (shown).
The study, by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany, claims the first vertebrate skeleton 'evolved from muscle', and its origins are older than first thought.
Apple is reporting more than four million pre-orders of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in 24 hours, exceeding its initial pre-order supply.
UK and Greece researchers have re-examined a meteorite that has an egg-shaped structure (shown), which resembles a 'fossilised biological cell' on our planet.
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.
EXCLUSIVE: Created by Switzerland-based Nestle, the series explores the hidden beauty in the food we consume, and attempts to convey the science behind making better products.
In addition to the egg case (pictured) several horseshoe crabs and previously unrecorded seed pods were unearthed in the disused Yorkshire Main Colliery, Edlington.
text Rosetta's daring landing site announced
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:40:57 GMT
Scientists at mission control in Darmstadt, Germany hope the spider-like probe will send back data that could answer questions on the origin of Earth's water and perhaps even life.
Students at Oregon State University and Intel have devised a 'smart' bike helmet (shown) that collects data during a crash. The 'black box' has sensors to work out what happened.
Winners of a competition run by the Central West Astronomical Society have been announced. The categories ranged from images of the moon to the best photos of deep space (shown).
Apple’s chief executive (pictured) made the claims on the Charlie Rose Show in the US. He said TV is a product the firm ‘has great interest in’, but added the concept is ‘stuck in the seventies’.
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.
Dubbed the Jetovator, device is powered by a 50ft-long (15.2 metre) hose and costs $6,975 (£4,288). The idea for the gadget was dreamt up by Californian entrepreneur Rob Innes 20 years ago.
Cambridge University has secured over £1 million to study the Codex Zacynthius, which is regarded as an important text in studying the development of the New Testament.
Numbers of small tortoiseshell butterflies spotted across Britain this summer increased 22 per cent compared with last year, when the population also grew by 388 per cent.
Experts from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg were investigating the relationship between sound and atoms in the hope of learning more about quantum physics.
The winged-veil headdress and other hidden details hidden in famous royal portraits, feature in an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in central London.
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.
A study led by the University of Chicago says keyboard layouts have influenced how people name babies (stock image shown) due to something called the 'Qwerty effect'.
Japanese developers have created a model with a pair of breasts. The model features pressure sensors and connects with an Oculus Rift headset (pictured).
Nasa officials in Washington DC say the Curiosity rover (pictured in self-portrait) has now reached the target of its mission on Mars, a mountain called Mount Sharp.
The South Korean firm has created six adverts (screengrab pictured) mocking Apple’s latest announcements. Videos poke fun at the live stream, the watch, battery life and the lack of a stylus.
Engineers at Arizona State University have created a prototype jetpack (pictured) which they say already shaves seconds off volunteers' best running times and saves them energy.
A study by John Hopkins University in Baltimore gave 15 people psilocybin, the active hallucinogenic agent in 'magic mushrooms' (stock image shown).
A Birmingham University project has created a robot that can grab plates and cups. 'Boris' (shown) can work out how to pick up different objects placed in front of it.
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.
The discovery was made from fossils dug up in the Moroccan Sahara, which show that the Spinosaurus was the first dinosaur to have been adapted to an aquatic lifestyle.
Yale University researchers surveyed 492 people in 180 households with ground-fed water wells in southwestern Pennsylvania, where natural gas extraction activity is significant.
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.
The clothing range, created by London-based firm The Affair, includes removable pockets made from police-grade shielding fabrics capable of blocking mobile, Wi-Fi, GPS and RFID signals.
During a presentation in Cupertino this week, Apple chief executive Tim Cook said the Apple Watch ‘can be worn all day, for any occasion,’ but hourly figures were absent.
Experts from the University of Bristol, the City University of New York, and Western Carolina University looked at 87 films featuring dogs and their effect on breed popularity a decade later.
A field in Rio de Janeiro has been converted into a high-tech football pitch (pictured). About 200 energy-capturing tiles harness player movements to power lights.
text Are aliens hiding on MOONS?
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:44:56 GMT
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Dr David Kipping of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics says our best chance of finding life may be on exomoons (artist's illustration shown).
A scientist at the University of Michigan has carried out 'sonification'. This involved turning spacecraft data into audible sounds (illustration shown).
Scientists from the University of Southern California and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County analysed cetacean pelvic bones to uncover whale mating habits.
Jaggermeryx naida - an extinct swamp-dwelling creature - lived 19 million years ago in Africa and has now been named in honour of the Rolling Stones rock star.
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.
Scientists at Manchester University say Graphene can be combined with oxygen to create graphene oxide and then applied as paint (stock image shown).
Researchers at the University of California and University of Chicago say breaking promises is more important than working hard and exceeding them (stock image shown).
Chief Executive Evan Spiegel and Chief Technology Officer Robert Murphy of Los Angles based start-up, said Frank Reginald Brown IV, was integral to the birth of Snapchat.
Following the unveiling of the Apple Watch in California last night, jokers rushed to post pictures of their own version of the gadget. One Twitter user carved a red apple into a classic watch (pictured).
The California firm's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are 9.2% and 7% thinner than the iPhone 5S, respectively. But, presentation images made both devices appear much slimmer.
The fossils, found in Liaoning Province, China, suggest mammals have been around for more than 200 million years, according to the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
A media expert claims Apple customers have become reliant on Apple's incremental updates and so are forced to buy its products out of necessity and habit rather than desire, as they used to.
The arm wrestling game designed by a small indie games developer in Fullerton, California and will use the watch's accelerometer to detect who will win a match (stock image).
Researchers at Princeton University in New Jersey have created a machine that uses quantum mechanics to make photons behave like crystal particles.
The map, showing 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko’s stunning landscape, was created by mission scientists in Darmstadt following data sent back from the Rosetta.
Purdue University ecologists have spent decades collecting sounds around the world. They are asking people to record their own sounds on an app, then plotted on a map (pictured).
Officials from the Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery claim the county features predominantly in literature about the outlaw (illustrated) and his remains are said to be buried in West Yorkshire.
The rise in CO2 levels is outpacing fossil fuel use, according to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Killer Asteroids project was funded by Washington’s National Science Foundation (NSF). It estimates damage using calculations made by Imperial College London.
Cambridge University says the coral trout can now join chimpanzees as the only non-human species that choose the right partner in teamwork situations.
The study from London-based Lenstore surveyed 2,000 parents. According to the report, a third of two- to four-year-olds own a tablet and spend an average of two hours and 35 minutes a day on them.
text Is everything we know about volcanoes WRONG?
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:08:26 GMT
Don Anderson, a professor at the California Institute of Technology, says the narrow jets – called mantle plumes - don't exist, and he claims basic physics can back up his findings.
A Peter Pan pantomime in Bournemouth is being used as a front for a dangerous cyber attack from Eastern Europe which can be detected by existing anti-virus software.
Destiny (screenshot is pictured) was developed by Washington-based studio Bungie, maker of the Halo franchise, and published by Activision, which is behind the Call of Duty series.
Experts say that 37 large bodied mammals including lions, elephants and giraffes lived in the Nile Valley, Egypt, before the time of the pharaohs, which began in 3,100 BC.
The chocolate teapot (pictured) was developed by master chocolatier John Costello and his team from the Nestle Product Technology Centre (PTC), in York.
Preventive fires, which remove dead wood, could keep that increase to below 50 per cent, according to the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis near Vienna, Austria.
The Fire phone is launching in the UK on O2 Refresh for £33 a month, with no upfront costs. It has a holographic screen, a 13MP camera and a year's free Amazon Prime.
A holiday maker captured the violent eruption of Mount Tavurvur (pictured) off the coast of Papua New Guinea and said that the sonic boom scared spectators in their small boat floating nearby.
The images were posted on Chinese social media site Weibo. A Passbook icon (pictured) on the homepage has an extra tab, which adds weight to claims the device could be used for mobile payments.
text How to take the perfect selfie
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 17:06:19 GMT
The tips were given by Dr Andrew Pye and Dr Radu Sporea from the University of Surrey at the British Science Festival. Bradley Cooper's selfie at the Oscars is pictured.
Hot air rising above the Bardarbunga volcano, located under Vatnajökull, Iceland's most extensive glacier, is thought to have created the stunning tornado of fire.
Scientists working at the Southwest Research Institute in Colorado, say lack of ice could suggest that the comet had been in close with our sun, or a different star, at some point during its journey in deep space.
Research by Dr Lisa Williams, a lecturer at the University of New South Wales, Australia, suggests that people are more likely to be friends with those who say 'thank you'.
A team of California-based Google researchers developed GoogLeNet, that uses an advanced classification and detection algorithm to identify objects within objects (pictured).
NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins captured spectacular footage of the world from space, and gave a voiceover guide to highlights in Europe and the US.
text Concern that wasps have 'vanished'
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:46:43 GMT
Experts believe the distinct lack of wasps in our orchards and meadows has something to do with the topsy-turvy weather we have seen over the last few years - and they are concerned.
Paparazzi drones have terrorised celebrities including Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Garner who spotted the unmanned aircraft hovering above their homes.
On March 28 this year Dr Michel Berg and his faraway counterpart Dr Alejandro Riera would attempt something that had only previously occurred in the exotic realms of science fiction.
The UK designer will be part of senior vice president of design Jonathan Ive's team, and is believed to have already worked on some Apple projects - including the iWatch.
Eva Håkansson and her home-built electric motorcycle 'KillaJoule' this week smashed several records at Bonneville.
California-based Apple's chief executive Tim Cook (pictured) made the announcement following the celebrity photo scandal that saw hundreds of images stolen from the online service. 
The system uses a blue dinosaur to guide users through three steps. The California-based social network announced the feature in June following criticism over its data mining practices.
The LG G Watch R (pictured) was unveiled at the IFA trade show in Berlin. It has a 1.3-inch diameter screen, runs Android Wear and comes with 4GB of storage.
Experts say Apple's iWatch will come in male and female versions - and will be launched alongside two updated iPads and the iPhone 6 next week in San Francisco.
The study from Prague-based security firm Avast surveyed 13,132 people in relationships across the US. It found one in five men, and a quarter of women check their partner’s phones
Research led by the University of Florida says dogs prefer petting (stock image shown). In the study they found dogs were more satisfied by physical contact.
Based on analysis of rock in the Singhbhum Craton of Odisha, geologists at Trinity College Dublin claim that oxygen-producing lifeforms began flourishing much earlier.
Brown University scientists in Providence found that pre-human extinction rate was 10 times lower than scientists had believed, which means that the current level is 10 times worse.
Illinois-based Motorola’s watch (pictured) has a 1.56-inch display and 4GB of storage. It is compatible with Android 4.3 and higher and is set to launch in the UK at the start of October for £199.
Buffalo scientists have unravelled the genetic code of the coffee bean for about 30 percent of the world's coffee production.
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.’
Mexican researchers found mushrooms feed on cellulose, an ingredient in diapers, and ground up diapers to create a fertiliser.
Cincinnati-based electrical engineer Lee Hite put the theories to the test by bouncing good and bad batteries through a tube (pictured). He then opened them to discover how they differed inside.
EXCLUSIVE: Facebook mobile users are experiencing higher than usual data charges due to autoplay videos, according to research by London-based site MoneySavingExpert.
Researchers in Kyoto University have engineered a membrane (pictured left) called PIM-1, ‘embedded with a network of channels that can trap gases of once they enter.'
A company in the Netherlands has designed robotic birds of prey for pests. Called Robirds (shown) they mimic real falcons and eagles to scare other birds.
EXCLUSIVE: Dutch-based musician Kyteman (pictured right) was asked to compose a song for 19-year-old Vera van Dijk. Ms van Dijk was born deaf and has a cochlear implant to help improve her hearing.
Beijing-based group Baidu said the smart chopsticks were first created as a joke, but the company has now gone on to create several prototypes to commercialise in the future.
Astronomers led by Southern Connecticut State University say that half of all planets in the universe may have two suns (illustration shown) like the planet Tatooine from the film Star Wars.
Early relatives of mammals that roamed the earth 320 million years ago did so at night, researchers have found.
A researcher in France says bodies of liquid on Titan may be fed by underground springs (illustrated). The finding was made when studying how methane rain interacts with lakes.
Researchers at University of Vienna say cars look like their owners (stock image shown). They found people could associate owners with the front of their vehicles.
US Astronaut Reid Wiseman and his German colleague Alexander Gerst, who are currently aboard the station, are prolific snappers - as these incredible snaps show.
The firm has said it is 'looking into the issue' which took the site offline for both mobile and desktop users.
The actress tweeted that she had received over ten emails asking for her password and threatening to shut down her accounts if she did not respond.
The probe, named Hayabusa-2, is expected to be flung into space in December for a four year voyage to asteroid 1999JU3, according to the Tokyo-based space agency.
South Korean-based Samsung has surprisingly revealed a curved phablet (shown). It beats Apple to the punch, who are apparently also planning curved devices.
The 2,000-year-old hoard includes gold armlets, earrings and rings as well as silver chains, rings and coins, buried in a clutch bag, which was found beneath Colchester's High Street.
Unveiled in Berlin, Samsung Gear VR, users slip a Note 3 tablet into the headset to act as a screen.
The video was filmed from inside a car in Bashkiria, Russia last year, but was released this week. Reports that it shows the eye of the storm have yet to be confirmed.
The animals, discovered on the south-east Australian continental slope, are known Dendrogramma.
EXCLUSIVE: A UK-wide survey has revealed that a quarter of parents would struggle to complete tasks expected of five-year-olds under the new curriculum.
From butterflies in Ecuador to skates in California, many animals have skin that is up to 90 per cent transparent, enabling them to be almost invisible to predators.
Aaron Stutz, an associate professor of anthropology at Emory's Oxford College in Georgia created a new model of demographic and archaeological data to show when humans thrived.
An inventor in Tennessee has revealed his odour-eliminating toilet seat. Called Fresh Air Plus (shown) the device has a built-in fan to get rid of bad smells.
The articles reveal details about child abuser Josef Fritzl, Tory justice minister, Jonathan Djanogly, former Tory justice minister and Prince William's friend Edward Stanbury.
Swatch Chief Executive Nick Hayek warned Apple and Google 'Technology alone doesn't sell, not in watches'.
2015 models will come with a built in hotspot capable of connecting to the high speed 4G LTE network.
Scientists looking at the crater in Circleville, Utah, claim it was caused by a geologic condition called 'collapsible soils' where refilling of a lake caused the soil to give way.
text Could your next car run on E.coli?
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Scientists at Imperial College London have found a way to use the gut bacteria E.coli - often behind attacks of diarrhoea - to help generate propane gas.
The video footage shows a species of ants called Leptogenys making a chain to transport the heavy insect burden, somewhere in south east Asia.
Security experts at Califronia-based Symantec have discovered emails and text messages pretending to be from Apple and trying to steal information. Jennifer Lawrence (pictured) was a victim of the hack.
Called Project Wing, the drones are being developed at Google X, the company's secret research lab, which is also developing its self-driving car and Glass wearable computer.
Researchers in South Korea say finger ratios on the right hand of males (shown) is an indicator of the size of their testicles. Men with larger testes were found to have longer ring than index fingers.
The Detroit car manufacturer is using technology made by Seeing Machines, a Canberra-based company who also specialises in driver fatigue technology.
James Hobson, a Californian engineer who is known as The Hacksmith, has demonstrated his DIY exoskeleton by lifting a 171.5lbs (78kg) breeze block barbell (pictured).
Cornell researchers found that TV viewers ate more while watching action flicks than when watching an interview.
EXCLUSIVE: The Oldham-physicist told MailOnline that no one knows when the next major asteroid impact will be - and he claims we're not taking the threat seriously enough.
Wolf whistles. Car alarms. Mobile phones. Lawn mowers. Birds will try anything that takes their fancy. It can be very annoying.
Tufts University researchers say it is possible to reverse the addictive power of unhealthy food while also increasing preference for healthy foods.
Figures sketched into red rock cliffs in Canyonlands National Park were drawn 1,000 years more recently than previously thought.
Electrical current was delivered using magnetic pulses, and also improved people's ability to learn new skills, said the Northwestern researchers.
The cross-hatched engravings inside Gorham's Cave in Gibraltar are the first known examples of Neanderthal rock art.
Eating less meat is "essential" to ensure future demand for food can be met and "dangerous" climate change avoided, experts have warned. A study by leading u...
The genuine 1950s spacesuit will be up for auction in Berlin on September 13 and is believed to have been worn by space dogs Belka and Strelka during training sessions.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), headquartered in Geneva, is releasing videos that predict what weather reports will be like in 2050.
Separate research in Japan and Loughborough has found that taking a 'coffee nap' can improve memory, alertness and reduce the number of errors made in tests.
California researchers claim that the human 'anger face' is actually universal.
Dave MacLean of the Centre of Geographic Sciences in Nova Scotia has made an interactive space image map (shown). The map compiles images from tweets sent by astronauts.
Researchers at the Broad Institute in Massachusetts and Harvard University say the Ebola virus (shown) is mutating rapidly. The findings show it is becoming more difficult to diagnose and treat.
Language experts from Abertay University in Dundee, Scotland, did not detect any cognitive benefit in people who can speak two languages.
Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego believe they have solved the puzzle of the 'sailing stones' at Racetrack Player after seeing the phenomenon happen first-hand.
A Nasa researcher has offered his explanation for the mystery glow (shown) near Kamchatka, saying an energised bubble could have been the origin.
New York researchers found the rate of divorce among short men is significantly less than among average and tall men.
Ai Hin (not pictured) is thought to have displayed behaviour suggesting she was pregnant to get an air conditioned room and treats at the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Centre, China.
text Jiff the pup is the fastest dog on two paws
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Jiff the pomeranian from Los Angeles, California, can run 32 feet (10 metres) on his hind legs in 6.56 seconds.
Scientist at Auckland University have designed a virtual baby that learns. Called BabyX (shown) the computer programme can recognise words and images.
This is according to an experiment designed by Science for the Masses, a Washington-based group who raised $4,000 (£2,400) from the public to fund the study.
The warning was made by Amsterdam-based Nell Watson, who said robots could decide that the greatest compassion to humans as a race is to get rid of everyone to end suffering.