feed2list
Search and browse in Web · Internet
   search hits: 663
Sciencetech | Mail Online
website Sciencetech | Mail Online
Skeletons found in a cemetery in Drawsko Pomorskie in north west Poland were found to have been buried as vampires, but scientists believe they were singled out as the first to die in an epidemic.
Sussex researchers have found that pet dogs process language in a similar way to humans, learning to recognise the groups of consonants and vowels that make up spoken commands.
Researchers from Carnegie Mellon performed functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans of eight people as they read a chapter of a Potter book.
A report by The Royal Society in London, warns that floods, droughts and heatwaves are set to increase as global climate and population size, location and age continue to change.
The San Francisco firm said the move will help it build a 'more personal experience' for users - and gives them the option to switch it off.
Florida Researchers have been working with Nasa to develop a system to repurpose human waste on a moonbase and turn it into fuel.
The US Special Operations Command is funding a radical new drug being developed by Australian scientist to put the injured into a 'survival window'.
Nasa has revealed the menu its crew will be eating for Thanksgiving - all made from freeze-dried, irradiated and thermostabilized foods.
Canadian phone firm BlackBerry is offering to pay iPhone users up to $600 if they swap to its handsets.
Revealed in Seoul, and called EyeCan+, the portable box allows disabled people to write documents or browse the internet by blinking and moving their eyes.
Advertisers can post promotions and discounts in users' Twitter feeds, whether or not the users follow them.
Scientists at the University of Zurich discovered that DNA can survive re-entry. The remarkable finding was made when DNA attached to a rocket survived a launch (shown) and landing.
Victorian tiles, a bread oven and an Art Noveau mosaic floor are among the artefacts discovered in Jackfield, Shropshire, where 27 houses were buried beneath mud in 1952.
Monty (pictured) was found after spending around 100,000 years under the ice in Siberia, and was put up for auction by Summers Place Auctions in Billingshurst, West Sussex.
A University of Southampton scientist has developed a new method to measure distances in the universe. He worked out the distance to NGC 4151 (shown) - dubbed Eye of Sauron.
Google wants its vehicles (pictured) to behave more like human drivers so they can nudge out at junctions and closing gaps with the car in front to avoid other drivers from 'stomping' on them.
An Israeli-based firm has created a smart home system that uses gestures. Called onecue (shown) it syncs with existing smart devices like Nest, in addition to infrared devices like standard TVs.
Research led by Houston-based Nasa found that the process could trigger the release of significant amounts of hydrogen and oxygen, which are key ingredients for life to flourish.
Children are handing out unusual festive delicacies containing insects as the main ingredient in London's famous Borough Market to raise awareness of sustainable food.
iCracked site offers on-demand repairs for Apple and Samsung devices. Repairs take up to an hour and are covered by a lifetime warranty. Prices vary, depending on the phone and the damage.
Researchers from Federation University Australia and the University of Oxford set out to prove whether a barista’s claim, that coffee drunk from a white cups tastes bitter, is true.
The countdown clock at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida was dismantled after being in operation for over 45 years.
text Autistic people see faces differently
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:33:11 GMT
Researchers at the University of Montreal in Canada say the latest discovery could improve understanding of people diagnosed with autism, helping people better communicate with them.
Psychologists at Texas State University believe their results may explain those embarrassing encounters in bars when men misinterpret the intentions of the woman they are talking to.
Archaeologists at the the Museum Lolland- Falster, Denmark, believe the tool, which was found on the island of Lolland, was jammed into the ground as part of a ritual offering 5,500 years ago.
The foldable Pinć (pictured) - pronounced pinch - has been designed to work with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. It pairs with optical control rings with LEDs that are tracked by the iPhone’s camera.
The Fairphone is available from The Phone Co-op and is made from conflict-free minerals such as tin, which are sourced in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Depravity Standard survey was created by Pennsylvanian psychiatrist Dr Michael Welner. It assigns a criminal offence category before asking people to rate the depravity of 25 items.
US researchers have developed a device to treat infections wirelessly (illustrated). An electronic implant was activated by a wireless signal. It was used a heater to treat tissue that had been infected.
Moving Saturn's orbit just 10 per cent closer to the sun creates a tug that would stretch out Earth's orbit by tens of millions of miles, according to researchers at the University of Vienna.
Analysis of DNA extracted from fossilised bones found near to the Yellow River in China's Hebei Province are the earliest evidence of domestic chickens by 4,000 years.
The Flow gadget, designed by engineers in Berlin, Germany, works alongside a desktop or laptop via a Bluetooth connection, with apps such as Final Cut Pro X, SoundCloud, Spotify and YouTube.
Google's partnership with California-based Apple's Safari browser (pictured) is due to expire in early 2015 and reports claim both Yahoo and Microsoft have begun pitching for the slot.
A museum has paid £40,000 ($63,000) for the 3,500-year-old dagger ploughed up near East Rudham. The 27 inch (68cm) blade is only the second of its kind found in the UK.
A breakthrough by MIT scientists could put an end to charger cables after they developed a battery that can convert heat to electricity in temperatures as low as 20°C.
Astronauts on the ISS have printed the first 3D object in space (shown). They used a printer built by California-based company Made in Space, taken to the ISS in September by SpaceX's Dragon capsule.
The smart earplugs (pictured) were built by San Diego-based Hush. They connect to an app via Bluetooth and the earplugs play soothing music to help wearers get to sleep, while blocking external noises.
Dr Watson from Bristol University says we should be wary of interfering with nature on a planetary scale - known as geoengineering - to stop the effects of climate change (image of Earth shown).
Britain's largest carnivorous mammal has been blamed for a spate of mysterious mutilations of harbour porpoises in the North Sea. WARNING: CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT
The update is in beta, which means it is not a full, official release, and it requires users to install the Android APK from the California-based firm.
California design firm Ideo has revealed three visions for the future of cars, including a moving meeting that can can turn any parking lot into an office.
Data scientist, Muyueh Lee from Taipei, designed the infographic (pictured) to explore how different cultures will develop a richer vocabulary for things they care about.
Images from Nasa's Dawn Mission have been used to create a series of high-resolution geological maps of the large asteroid Vesta, revealing the variety of surface features in unprecedented detail.
Twitter has held talks with Shots, the selfie app backed by singer Justin Bieber it has emerged after the social giant's CFO Anthony Noto accidentally tweeted a message about making plans for a deal.
Dr Longrich from Bath University has discovered new species of dinosaur. He made the finding at the Canadian Museum of Nature. The new species (one illustrated) lived in the Cretaceous Period.
Nearly four decades of observations of Tanzanian chimpanzees in the found that the mothers of sons are about 25 percent more social than the mothers of daughters.
This is according to New York-based Professor Richard Friedman claims that nomads who were adventurous, hyperactive and impulsive were more likely to survive in their surroundings.
The American Chemical Society video explains exactly how we get full, how antacids work, and why belching can be such a relief (pictured).
Officials say the vast ancient burial mound at Amphipolis in Greece (pictured) could contain more than one body - raising hopes that it could hold members of the royal Macedonia family.
A team of researchers from led by the University of St Andrews in Scotland has sequenced the first full myriapod genome - a complete set of DNA - from the Strigamia maritima centipede (pictured).
Tel Aviv-based StoreDot says it has developed a battery that can store a much higher charge more quickly, in effect acting like a super-dense sponge to soak up power and retain it.
The book (pictured) lay undiscovered among hundreds of others in St-Omer, Calais. Because it is in English, it is thought that French readers overlooked the work, despite its literary importance.
Researchers from University College London and Oxford University proved that adults are willing to make financial sacrifices to spare a stranger from painful electric shocks (illustrated).
A California artist created the faces artificially to show the 'essence' of a face in the electronic age, using techniques Facebook and others use.
A team of former MIT engineers in California has created Pantelligent. The smart frying pan (shown) syncs up with phones to make cooking easier using a temperature sensor and wireless connectivity.
Arki, (pictured) developed by Seoul-based Zitko, uses machine learning technology to analyse a users’ walking posture. Haptic feedback then gives the wearer prompts to improve their posture.
Adults who experienced conflict as children were found to have lower stress hormone responses following disagreements with their partners, according to research.
The job listing was first spotted by Apple fan site 9to5Mac and the California-based firm is advertising for an engineer to create ‘apps that integrate virtual reality systems’.
Sources told the Wall Street Journal the California-based tech giant is developing a site designed to let users chat with colleagues and it may begin rolling out 'in early January'.
Nasa scientists in California have revealed stunning images of Saturn (shown) and its various moons. The pictures were taken by the Cassini spacecraft over the last few months.
Scientists at Virginia Tech and Purdue University modelled the fluid dynamics at play when dogs of different sizes drink water (pictured).
Utah researchers say on average about half of our social network consists of people we have, as they put it, an 'ambivalent relationship' with.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which is designed for the Xbox One, has been marred with issues since it was released in the UK two weeks ago.
Regin is probably run by a western intelligence agency and can steal passwords, capture screenshots and restore deleted files, according to California-based cyber security firm Symantec.
Photographer Terry Hancock, 61, captured the images using a specialist astronomy camera attached to a telescope, from the comfort of his home in Fremont, Michigan.
Scientists at Portsmouth University found that heterosexual people with high levels of progesterone are more open to the idea of engaging in sexual behaviour with other people of the same sex.
In the clip (pictured), filmed outside Google's headquarters in London, Simon Legrand is shown entering the field of electricity before his hair rises - silhouetted by a nearby street lamp.
Bees are being wiped out because the great British countryside is much less colourful than it once was, a study shows. Hedgerows full of flowers have disappeared because of urban sprawl and farming.
text Does China have a SUPERSONIC drone?
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:30:35 GMT
Experts have claimed that China's drone, called Dark Sword, is under secret development.
Remains of an ancient settlement, complete with a ruined pottery workshop, were discovered on the bottom of the Aegean sea off the small island of Delos.
Technology giant Philips is developing the system with Israeli firm RealView, and it has already been trialled during heart surgery.
World Bank in Washington DC says Earth is locked on a path to warming. Extreme weather will become more common as the climate changes due to emissions (stock image shown), they say.
A team of UK, US and Australian researchers have measured Antarctic sea ice. They found it was up to 56ft (17 metres) thick in places - much thicker than expected - using an underwater robot (shown).
Nasa says the 'extreme shrimps' that have evolved could give us a glimpse of what alien life on other planets looks like, such as Jupiter's icy moon Europa, which has a subsurface ocean.
University of Pennsylvania researchers studied human cooperation, and they found that people were more likely to be selfish (stock image shown) in the Prisoner's Dilemma if the reward was greater.
The winning shot of a rare Asiatic cheetah (pictured) was taken by a trap owned by the Iranian Cheetah Society (ICS) in the Naybandan Wildlife Refuge in South Khorasan Province.
Researchers from Harvard Medical School in Massachusetts, transformed mouse and human skin cells directly into pain-sensing neurons (illustrated) to study different types of pain.
Researchers from San Diego State University conducted two experiments to find that voices change as status increases (Hilary Clinton, pictured)
Cameras recovered from the launch pad in Virginia have shed new light the Antares rocket the failed and exploded seconds after launching from Wallops Flight Facility on 28 October (still shown).
Scientists at Princeton University, New Jersey, studied the waves created by people carrying different beverages to demonstrate that foam reduces sloshing and dampens the waves.
The T-Band (pictured) was created by California-based Kairos and features a smart module that attaches to watch straps measuring between 18mm and 24mm.
Tokyo-based firm Shimizu Corporation has revealed concepts for futuristic cities (shown). Called Ocean Spirals the massive structures would float on oceans and submerge during bad weather.
Researchers at the University of Southern California found unique stem cells in nails that perform two roles; they cause nails to grow, and focus on nail repair when it is lost or injured.
Researchers at the University of Madrid in Spain found that the frequency of impacts was higher in the second half of the year, and when Earth's orbit took it through streams of meteoroids.
The $90 (£58) seat is made by a company in Wisconsin and comprises a fan, carbon filter and air scent sachet to eliminate and mask embarrassing bathroom smells.
The SiRFusion software, from Cambridge Silicon Radio, combines Wi-Fi signals, GPS and sensors in phones to calculate accurate points in busy shopping centres, supermarkets or crowds.
The billionaire entrepreneur, based in Hawthorne California, is testing hypersonic grid fins that are designed to help control Space X's Falcon 9 rocket as it re-enters the Earth’s atmosphere.
Soyuz TMA-15M, holding incoming station commander Terry Virts, with the US space agency Nasa, left the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazahkstan.
Roland Miller, 56, from Grayslake, Illinois, has dedicated 25 years of his life to capturing abandoned Nasa sites, before they are lost to their environment.
EXCLUSIVE: Nanoscientists from Geneva-based Gillette used a scanning electron microscope and electron column to move a focused beam of ions and make the tiny engraving (pictured).
San Diego researchers found fumes from the water pipes contain the toxin benzene, which has been linked to an increased risk for leukemia.
Glacier National Park may lose its namesake as rising temperatures have claimed nearly all of its glaciers in the last century. Once home to some 150 ice sheets, now the Park has less than thirty.
text Could Wi-Fi be harming YOUR health?
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:07:35 GMT
Mary Coales, 63, (inset) says many places are off limits for her as she thinks she has electromagnetic hypersensitivity intolerance syndrome. She even measures the waves around her
The rare 12th century blade, discovered in 1975 and nicknamed Siberia's Excalibur, was found three kilometres from where the lieutenant of a Cossack leader favoured by the tsar is thought to have died.
Johns Hopkins experts have uncovered a fossil from an ancient common ancestor of horses and rhinos.
Duke University scientists found older adults seem to need extra brainpower to make shopping decisions - and re purpose other areas of the brain (pictured) to do it.
Hormones play less of a role than previously thought, Michigan researchers found.
Cern in Geneva has begun releasing collision data from the LHC on their Open Data Portal website (screenshot shown). The public are invited to use the information for research and education.
Arizona has become the first state to fully rollout the RapidHIT machine, and in August Richland County became the first force to use it to identify a subject in an attempted murder case.
A scientist is to present his theory at a talk in Illinois that ancient life on Mars was massacred. Dr Brandenburg says there is evidence for two nuclear explosions on Mars (image from his paper shown).
A British security expert ha warned that computers can be infected by the gadgets, many of which can be charged from a computer's USB port.
A scientist in France has narrowed down Philae's landing site to a small strip (shown). Dr Kofman used data from a 3D mapping instrument called Consert, and now images will be studied to find the probe.
Volunteers who wore the sandals at University College London said they felt slimmer, with longer legs and looser knees. They also reported feeling happier and more energised.
Engineers at Cambridge Consultants claim to have ‘transformed’ the brewing and dry-hopping process, which usually tales two weeks to enable consumers to change the flavour of beer in seconds.
Only seven per cent of B-sized women are in the 'high spending' categories, while 33 per cent of women with E-sized bras are big spenders, according to Hangzhou-based site Alibaba.
This is according to figures by San Francisco-based group, Flurry, who also found the time spent watching television has stayed flat for more than two years, at two hours and 48 minutes each day.
Sensors in the feet of Rosetta's lander Philae have recorded the sound of touchdown as it first came into contact with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Nestle has revealed it is developing 'exercise in a bottle' at its Geneva lab. It hopes to create a drink or pill that burns fat in the same way that a workout does.
Surgeons at Addenbrooke's Hospital successfully removed the worm which travelled 5cm from the right side of their patient's brain to the left.
Macquarie University in Sydney was given the handbook by an antiques dealer in 1981 and the 20-page Egyptian book (pictured) of spells is written in the ancient Coptic language.
Women who have a lot of male friends and colleagues, and are seen as attractive by other males have more sex with their boyfriends, Oakland researchers have found.
Oxford fitness plans to host a pair of two-hour races on the machine in Santiago, Chile.
Chevrolet say the car, unveiled at the LA Auto Show, is a glimpse of the future of racing cars - where lasers are used instead of combustion engines.
While the reason behind the feline quirk is baffling, it suggests there’s more going on inside their heads than we think. if you’ve ever wondered about the intelligence of your feline, you can put it to the test.
They metre long rocky ledge, named the 'Pink Cliffs' by Nasa, could give clues to how Mars formed. Curiosity hopes to find out why it formed, and resists the wind erosion on the planet.
New York firm Corning says its new Gorilla Glass 4 passed meter-high drop test about 80 percent of the time.
Texas researchers believe North America was initially attached to Antarctica and part of South America, not to Europe and Africa, as widely believed - and this split caused major changes.
Researchers in Beijing say some people are born with a 'singleton gene' that makes them bad at relationships (stock image shown). Those with it are 20 per cent more likely to be single than others.
Storm chaser Mike Hollingshead from Nebraska has captured incredible photos of 'bubble clouds' in the sky (shown). Known as mammatus clouds the structures form behind storms.
A study by Nasa in California looked at the role of gender in spaceflight. They looked at records of more than 500 astronauts up to June 2013. Pictured is Nasa astronaut Karen Nyberg.
Netherlands-based Bux is a ‘casual trading app that brings the fun back to finance’. Users are given an overview of how trading in stocks work before trading in virtual currency called funBux
The remarkable observations were made by the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile, which found an eerie alignment between enormous quasars (artist's impression pictured).
People who rushed to download Android 5.0 from the California-based firm have warned others not to upgrade, after reporting their devices have slowed down, and apps have broken.
French and Italian archaeologists excavating areas of the ancient town of Pompeii have discovered raw clay vases that appear to have been dropped by Roman potters fleeing the disaster.
A trial involving 600 families based in the UK and US, found that children as young as 18 months old listened harder and for longer when playing an app with an English voice.
The immersive footage (pictured) of Paul McCartney's gig at Candlestick Park, San Francisco is available as a free app from Google Play and works with Google’s Cardboard.
The Large Hadron Collider in Geneva has discovered two new particles. The discovery was made by smashing protons at 99.9999% the speed of light (illustration shown) and observing the results.
Scientists from Princeton University in New Jersey have managed to make a 3D printer that can create a five layered contact lens (standard lens is pictured), where one layer beams light into the wearer’s eye.
A Brooklyn-based company has developed is a plant-based haemophilic polymer that can seal wounds within seconds and will soon be used to treat animals before being tested for human use.
Researchers from the University of Zurich said that rather than dishonest people going into banking, it seems that the materialism of the industry leads to people lying and cheating.
Queen's University Belfast scientists found volcanic ash had travelled from Alaska to Northern Ireland. It is the first evidence that suggest ash clouds (stock image shown) can cross the Atlantic.
The Impossible bike (pictured) from Beijing-based Impossible Technology supports riders of up to 13 stone (85kg). It travels at 12.5mph (20km/h) for 45 minutes.
California-based Google has been the default option on Firefox since 2004, but from the start of next month, US users will now be presented with Yahoo by default.
The five foot tall robots being used in Silicon Valley have a combination of laser scanning and GPS that allows fully autonomatic operation.
The predictions come from Sweden-based Ericsson’s latest Mobility Report. By 2020, it predicts 90% of over six years old will own a mobile and the number of people with mobiles will exceed 6.1 billion.
Brazilian gun firm Taurus says its new $400 curved design makes it possible to wear the gun - which is even fitted with a laser targeting system - without a holster, and without it being spotted.
A bus powered by human waste has taken its maiden journey from Bath to Bristol. The Bio-Bus is fuelled by biomethane gas from sewage and food waste. A single tank can run for 190 miles (305km).
The German car giant says the car of the future will be all about comfort - and the four seater design even has a coffee table built in for passengers, who face each other.
Kent State geologists say the huge landslide covered about 1,300 square miles, and the ground shifted 55 miles in minutes, killing everything in its path.
University of Tokyo astronomers have found 7 galaxies that seemed to appear from nowhere 13.1 billion years ago. The galaxies (illustrated) sprung into view 700m years after the Big Bang.
Researchers from the University of South Brittany found that, during tests, 36 out of 60 men would help a woman wearing a two-inch heel, but this rose to 49 when the heels rose to four inches.
Apple will bundle the subscription music service it bought alongside Beats headphones into its iOS operating system early next year, the Financial Times has claimed.
Martin Aircraft Company is building a one person jetpack it claims will go on sale in 2016 - and is working with the United States Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense,
Buzzfeed claims that Josh Mohrer (pictured), Uber's New York general manager, tracked technology reporter Johana Bhuiyan on two occasions using a feature known as 'God View'.
A team from the University of Wisconsin-Madison applied painless electrical pulses to MS patients’ tongues (illustrated with a stock image) and over time, their balance improved.
The stark report, by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said that emissions need to peak within a decade, with all greenhouse gas emissions halving by mid-century.
The Bangalore, India-based company behind the Cloakd app say it enables people to share their thoughts ‘in the truest form’ with people that they know.
***Warning explicit content*** The scenes are available in the new upgraded version of the $2billion game for Playstation 4 and Xbox One.
Scientific data from the Rosetta orbiter has revealed that asteroids, not comets, may be the origin of life on Earth. It's now hoped the findings can be confirmed by Philae on the surface, illustrated.
A nine-week training programme by the University of Sussex found that adults without synaesthesia can develop the key hallmarks of the condition, while raising their IQ levels.
text Are volcanoes SLOWING global warming?
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:44:58 GMT
Volcanic eruptions could be responsible for decreasing global temperatures by 0.05 to 0.12°C (0.09 to 0.22°F) since 2000, according to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
A cremation company in Vermont offers 3D printed urns the same size as a person’s head, and even lets people put a family member’s face on a miniature model of a super hero.
Physicists from Imperial College London say gravity saved the early universe (evolution of the cosmos shown). They say it interacted with the Higgs boson to provide stability 13.8 billion years ago.
text Is YOUR iPhone 6 Plus taking blurry photos?
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:25:29 GMT
Users have reported a fault with the 5.5-inch model’s camera on the California firm’s official support pages. The flaw prevents photos from focusing, even when the camera is held perfectly still.
The animation, created by Houston-based Nasa, follows the life of the asteroid and how the Osiris-Rex mission to reach Bennu could reveal the origin of the solar system.
Japanese company Honda has unveiled its new FCV concept car (artist's illustration shown). The zero emission vehicle runs solely on hydrogen fuel and will be released in Japan in March 2016.
Grey seals are skewing the results of scientific studies on the Isle of May in the Firth of Forth because they swoop in and eat fish fitted with acoustic tags.
Researchers from University College London and Emperor Qin Shi Huang's Mausoleum Site Museum in Lintong, China made 3D computer models of the statues' ears to see if they were unique.
D*Dynamic is the brainchild of London-based architects David Grunberg and Daniel Woolfson. It will cost £2 million ($3.1 million), but if they produce in in bulk, this could drop to £800,000 ($1.2 million).
The compounds in catnip and litter were studied by the Washington-based American Chemical Society. In a video, chemists explain catnip's psychoactive quality comes from nepetalactone.
A private mission plans to let people send time capsule 'discs' to the moon. Called Lunar Mission One (illustrated), it was devised by British engineer and financier David Iron.
The research, led by Suny Downstate Medical Centre, in New York City, indicates that the Neanderthal nasal complex (illustrated bya skull) was not adaptively inferior to that of modern humans.
The London-based art exhibit is intended to raise questions of intimacy, surveillance and voyeurism in the world today using virtual reality technology (pictured).
A Chicago firm says hospitals, offices and schools have already signed up for the app - although it is still awaiting FAA approval.
Research due to be published in the journal Surgical Technology International found bending the neck 60 degrees adds 60lbs, or worth of pressure, on the neck.
Internet users claim that making a circle out of tape, a dressing gown cord, or tin foil will compel a cat to sit in it before refusing to budge. Here, we put the theory to the test using a reluctant 'volunteer'.
Blogger John Gruber claims the iPhone 7 will have 'the biggest ever camera jump' in an apple handset, and contain a dual lens system.
Experts from the University of California and the London School of Economics used the Oxbridge attendance of people with rare English surnames to track social mobility from 1170 to 2012.
Researchers from New York University found that men in relationships who have an age ending in nine - 29, 39, 49 - were much more likely to register for an extramarital dating site than men of other ages.
The tiles, or microwedges, built at Stanford University were fitted to the hands and feet of an 11-stone volunteer who then climbed a 12ft (3.6 metre) pane of glass.
Researchers from the University of East Anglia in Norwich studied how electrons cross bacterial proteins (pictured) and said the process could improve 'bio batteries'.
A University of Reading study said the sun is increasing Earth's lightning (stock image shown). They found that strikes increased when our magnetic field was bent by solar activity.
Yale researchers say people are 'restoring emotional equilibrium' with outbursts such as crying and screaming at a concert.
Duke researchers studied 1,000 New Zealanders for 38 years - and found a strong relationship between low credit scores and poor cardiovascular health.
Russian authorities refused to comment on a strange light which 'turned night to day' over the Urals near Yekaterinburg, which was captured on the dashcam of a passing motorist, pictured.
Announced earlier this year at a special San Francisco event, the Watch it set to go on sale in spring 2015, with the cheapest model costing $295.
Irish researchers have proved the crater was caused caused by a comet colliding with our planet over 1.8 billion years ago.
text The Big Bang's last kiss of light detected
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:11:51 GMT
Research led by University of California studied the early universe. The Polarbear consortium detected the polarisation of light 380,000 years after the Big Bang using a telescope in Chile (shown).
Swiss watchmaker MB&F has revealed a product that works in outer space. The HM6 Space Pirate (pictured) has a specialised tourbillon timekeeping element that works in zero-gravity.
text Why are seals having sex with PENGUINS?
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:53:03 GMT
Scientists from the University of Pretoria monitor wildlife on Marion Island for unusual behaviour. On four recent occasions, they spotted Antarctic fur seals sexually harassing king penguins.
London-based YouGov collected data from 190,000 UK YouGov members over 120,000 data points including where people bank, what cars they drive and what they like to eat.
Analysis of the skeleton discovered in an underground vault of a tomb in Amphipolis, Greece, has revealed that it was the final resting place for an important general with red hair.
Inventors in St Hubert, Canada, have created a pair of trainers where the laces automatically tighten when a wearer slips their feet inside using a hidden 'presser' mechanism.
The visualisation (pictured) was made by by Nasa’s Goddard Space Flight Centre’s Global Modeling and Assimilation Office in Maryland.
Archaeologists picking through latrines, sewers, cesspits and rubbish heaps at Pompeii and Herculaneum in Italy have uncovered new clues about the Romans' varied diets.
Canadian researchers found that personalised dietary advice based on an individual's genetic make-up improves eating habits compared to current 'one-size-fits-all' dietary recommendations.
Washington Researchers have unveiled smart software that can track people across moving and still cameras - allowing them to be automatically tracked in real time.
The study, by scientists from Brown University and Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science, suggests that warmth and water flow on ancient Mars (illustration shown) were probably episodic.
Developed with New York fashion brand Opening Ceremony, the snakeskin bracelet is called My Intelligent Communication Accessory, or MICA.
Kristof Retezár, an industrial design student at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna came up with the idea for the Fontus bottle, for which he was a finalist in the 2014 James Dyson Award.
Scientists have found organic molecules in data from one of Philae's instruments. Rosetta's lander managed to use all ten of its instruments before its primary battery died (surface pic shown).
Professor Evan Snyder, the top scientific adviser on the issue to US authorities, yesterday warned there were unresolved safety concerns about the new technology.
Chicago Researchers studied nearly 800 gay brothers, and say their results bolster previous evidence pointing to genes on the X chromosome as controlling sexual orientation.
Florida researchers found those married to unattractive men became less satisfied with their relationship when they stopped using oral contraception.
A total of 21 skeletons (example pictured) were found on land at Burwell Road in Exning, alongside a spear, a glass bowl, gold plated brooches, a cloak pin, and a dagger.
Archaeologists from Bradford, Leeds, Queen's, and University College Cork believe social pressures, not colder temperature, were to blame for the population collapse in 800BC.
The iPhone 6 accounted for 68 per cent of iPhone sales, while its larger model took between 23 and 24 per cent, according to Chicago-based Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.
An incredible series of images from Rosetta, released by Esa in Darmstadt, Germany, has snapped Philae's first landing on comet 67P. Shown is the moment after the first bounce.
More than 2.2 million flights are managed by the Swanwick and Preston-based NATS, formerly known as National Air Traffic Services in airspace over the UK.
One law firm in Alberta, Canada, is using a wearable fitness device to show the effects an accident has had on a client, marking the first time a wearable has been used in a courtroom.
Astronomers from the University of Toronto and the University of Arizona have found direct evidence for galaxies being stripped of star-forming gas. Pictured is one of the observed galaxies.
The Californian tech giant is said to be developing a site designed to let users chat with colleagues, and collaborate on documents. This would compete with LinkedIn, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive.
More than 2,000 parents with children aged between 8 and 12 were surveyed by London-based Bullguard. Almost 80 per cent blamed vast amounts of content on the web, peer pressure and social sites.
Woolly mammoths could be brought back from extinction after a preserved body of the ancient animal was found frozen in the snowy wastes of Siberia, Russia, scientists hope.
The design, called the Yerka, looks like most bikes on an average city street, but the bottom tube of the frame can be split into two parts and wrapped around a pole.
The concept, by a Sydney-based designer, has aggravated some cyclists because it suggests that cyclists should be licensed, but also contains a host of safety-focused tech built in.
Evolutionary scientists from New Zealand, California and Florida claim the male attraction to a large female bottom is due to an ingrained preference for women with a small ‘waist to hip ratio.’
Dr Matt Taylor, 40, from north London, spoke about the European Space Agency's mission to land on a comet for the first time while dressed in a bowling shirt featuring scantily clad cartoon women.
UFO believers claim Europe's comet mission had a hidden task. They say comet 67P (pictured) is actually an alien spaceship that is sending signals and we sent Rosetta there to investigate it.
On December 6th, the piano-sized craft will come out of its hibernation to take historic images and data from Pluto – a dwarf planet whose appearance remains a mystery to astronomers.
The recording (pictured) was made by cryptozoologists Katy Elizabeth and Dennis Hall on Lake Champlain, Vermont. It was captured by a hydrophone system that monitors echolocation.
Wearable technology is increasingly seen as the wave of the future when it comes to speeding up the check-in process, taking the stress out of travel and providing the best possible experience for the traveller.
Volunteers aged between 18 and 25, and 56 to 75, were shown 4,000 computer-generated (pictured) images of faces, and told to rank their ages, by researchers from the University of Glasgow.
Nasa mission controllers in Texas have moved the ISS (pictured) to avoid a collision. They increased the speed of the station by 16ft (5 meters) per second to raise its height by one mile (1.6km).
A study of chimpanzees in Tanzania spanning 17 years found that males that subjected females to long-term aggressive behavior, often including physical attacks, greatly improved their chances of mating.
The Toronto-based Android app (pictured) shows users what friends type in real time. The words, appear in the message window before they are sent, meaning users can interject.
Plymouth University psychologists studied emotional intelligence (EI) and they found that emotional maturity did not affect levels of delinquency in women (stock image shown).
Researchers from the University of Colorado analysed 1,000 players from 2010 World Cup. They measured each of the faces on a facial-width-to-height ratio (FWHR). Wayne Rooney is pictured.
A geneticist at Stanford University, California, sequenced the genes of 'supercentenarians' - people over the age of 110 - to see whether they possess special genetic traits.
Frank Swain, a writer from London, has created a map that shows what the internet sounds in London. The sound of each network produces clicks whose frequency rises with the signal strength.
A team at the University of Surrey found that being able to talk fluently about emotions boosts an individual's prospects at work with girls showing high levels of emotional fluency than boys.
Microsoft today issued a patch for a major security hole in its windows software that it admitted has been  there for 19 years.
Astronomers have spotted storms raging on the planet Uranus (shown). The storms were first spotted back in August from Hawaii. But they were then studied again by amateurs in October.
Experts from Minnesota University claim that by 2050 plant-based diets will be replaced with ones high in refined sugars, fats, oils and meat, which will in turn increase greenhouse gas emissions by 80%.
Amsterdam-based SkinVision (pictured) helps users track skin lesions by providing analysis of photos. If a lesion is considered ‘high risk’, the app suggests nearby doctors.
Lenovo's Sisley S90 will only be released in China, and it will come with a price tag of Yuan 1,999 or around US$330.
Researchers from the University of Albany asked female students to rated how often they reached orgasm, the frequency and intensity, and details about their partners' family and personality.
The well-preserved footprints (pictured), found during excavations on the Danish island of Lolland, were made by fishermen trying to safeguard their weirs during a storm 5,000 years ago.
During tests, researchers from Northewestern University, found that bilingual speakers are better at filtering out competing words because their brains are used to controlling two languages.
Nasa's Pasadena experts believe the giant spot, as wide as two earths, is a product of simple chemicals being broken apart by sunlight in the planet's upper atmosphere.
Cambridge researchers say The Notorious BIG and Grandmaster Flash (pictured) are the most beneficial artists to listen to for help improving moods.
Boston researchers say the smart paper (pictured), which lasts for over a year, it can simply be carried into affected areas and carry out tests instantly.
New York architect Ben Pell identified three types of fort - tunnel, buttress and compound.
A Californian Samsung owner brought the lawsuit, claiming the blocking 'interfered with her contract'.
The tool shows that Three has the best 3G and 4G coverage in Scotland, while Vodafone is the most reliable option in South East England, with coverage tending to be better in large cities.
Washington researchers compared the genomes of domestic cats and wild cats, finding specific regions of the domestic cat genome that differed significantly.
Darkhotel campaign was found by experts from Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis team. Attackers trick victims into downloading software, to steal personal data.
Canadians Gregory Brown and Mitchell Moffit at Asap Science have created a video discussing the benefits and drawbacks of growing a beard. Pictured is Brad Pitt.
Stanford researchers say the organisation of the school - even including the number of classes it offers, is key to the number of cliques.
The yellow ‘gliders’ (pictured) measure 6ft 6in (2 metres), cost $240,000 (£151,300) each and feature built-in sensors that track temperature and salinity in the depths of the Weddell Sea off Antarctica.
The babies were buried (site pictured) by North America’s earliest inhabitants - ‘Paleo-Indians’ - who crossed over a land bridge from Siberia, which existed at the end of the last Ice Age.
WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW. Professor Martin Barstow from the University of Leicester and two other space experts reveal their expert opinion on the movie Interstellar to MailOnline.
Researchers at McGill University and the University of Montreal say the disorder affects how people synchronize with sounds they hear.
text President Barack Obama backs net neutrality
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 21:09:40 GMT
President Barack Obama has backed a 'free and open Internet' and called for tough rules to protect against putting online services that don't pay extra fees into a 'slow lane.'
Researchers from the University of Auckland found 'robust evidence' of a link between a belief, or acceptance, of gods, and both resource scarcity and ecological risk.
Scientists from Linkoping University in Sweden said the undead aristocrat (film still) was reacting to an organic ‘aldehyde’ compound called trans-4,5-epoxy-(E)-2-decenal.
The tagging experiment revealed that one hummingbird tagged in Florida showed up more than 3,500 miles (5,630km) away in southeast Alaska six months later.
Sales of Polaroid (pictured) cameras, which were popular in the 1980s and produce a developed film image, have risen by around three quarters, according to a firm in the Netherlands.
Scientists at Columbia University say brain not tongue decides taste (stock image shown). They say our thousands of taste buds can all detect different flavours such as salty, sour and sweet.
Scientists at ETH Zurich in Switzerland have found a substance known as copsin in the gray shag mushroom, which they believe has the same effect as traditional antibiotics.
When a person registers an iPhone, their number is linked to the California firm's iMessage. When they then swap to a new device, these messages are not always converted to text, and become lost.
A University of Oxford researched has revealed a novel way to tackle phobias. Dr Andrea Reinecke told The Times how she exposed people to their fears (stock image of claustrophobia shown).
The on-demand video channel (pictured) from the London-based broadcaster is live on the iPlayer and features live performances, documentaries and interviews.
Alabama researchers have been given a three-year, $2.1 million grant to begin human trials of the drug.
Called Automatic Ingestion Monitor (AIM), the device (pictured), developed at the University of Alabama, is a sensor worn around the ear that monitors to vibrations created by chewing.
Historians from the University of Oslo and the University of Newcastle, are studying Roman childhood by working through documents discarded in ancient Oxyrhynchos, Egypt.
Scientists at Swinburne University in Australia develop new DVD tech. Their method uses two lasers to write data to the old disc format (stock image shown).
Researchers at North Carolina State University fitted cockroaches with electrical backpacks (pictured) complete with tiny microphones to detect the faintest of sounds.
text Scientists create 'GHOSTS' in the lab
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 11:45:08 GMT
Swiss researchers carried out an experiment to make artificial 'ghosts' using a robot (shown). They were investigating why some people feel a 'creepy presence' that can be associated with ghosts.
Anthropologists at the University of Cambridge and Copenhagen University studied a genome taken from a 36,000-year-old skeleton (the skull is pictured).
WireLurker targets OS X software as well as phones and tablets running iOS (pictured). When a mobile is connected to the infected Mac, the virus installs apps on the devices.
Invisibility may still be the stuff of fictional works like Harry Potter, but researchers in Japan have developed a way to make mice almost totally transparent.
Researchers from Princeton University in New Jersey and Lund University in Sweden say Gaia (illustration shown) could be used to find thousands of planets during its mission.
San Francisco firm Jawbone said the Up3 band will go on sale later this year for $179, and can offer wearer's health advice.
Created by the University of Manchester, contest is based around a true story of how in 1940, Alan Turing converted his savings into silver and buried them in Bletchley Park.
The temple was dug up in the back garden of a property in Al-Badrashin, Giza and contained seven large limestone blocks engraved with hieroglyphs (pictured) were unearthed.
Scientists at University at Buffalo in New York believe that two hormones explain why people may act aggressively (illustrated) out of love for someone who they feel compassionate towards.
text The six types of 'Facebook killer' revealed
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 01:34:40 GMT
Scientists at Birmingham University believe each killer fits into the profile of either reactor, informer, antagonist, fantasist, predator or imposter.
Brazilian researchers found that women have on average 43% more cells than men in their olfactory bulbs, which control smell.
Orbital Sciences says it ill introduce already-planned upgrade early in 2016 - and pledged to fulfill Nasa contract.
A prehistoric fossil has been found at the Yangtze River near Shanghai. An expert says it could be the first amphibious ichthyosaur (illustrated) reptiles that could live both in and out of the water.
text Are Earth's tectonic plates BENDY?
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 17:53:00 GMT
A study by US scientists suggests Earth's tectonic plates (shown) are malleable. They say that the plates can cool and change in size and shape. This means they contract faster in certain sections.
The new Xbox One, PS4 and PC version of the notorious game has a new first person mode, developer Rockstar Games has revealed, describing it as 'intense'.
The protective witchmarks (shown) have been hidden for centuries in the Knole House, in Kent and have only come to light as part of the National Trust’s work to conserve the house.
French website iGen.fr has been told by a 'reliable source' that the stainless steel model will be available from $500, while the gold version (rose gold model pictured) will set customers back $5,000.
text Gory games may make players LESS aggressive
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 10:54:38 GMT
Researchers from Stetson University in Florida studied the history of violent films and games (GTA V pictured), and homicide rates. Overall, violence and murder rates were not correlated.
French scientists have uncovered the genetic mechanism which appeared to have led two HIV-infected men to experience a 'spontaneous cure'.
text Researchers reveal Ebola vaccine you INHALE
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 20:00:40 GMT
Texas researchers say a breathable vaccine would be far easier to ship and distribute.
The iMac (pictured) costs $2,272 (£1,704) with taxes and fees. By comparison, the UK model costs £1,999. Prices for a return flight to the US start at £266. This equates to a £26 saving.
The archive includes promotional sites for Space Jam (pictured) and You’ve Got Mail, dating back to 1996 and 1998, as well as Georgia-based CNN’s 1996 OJ Simpson trial coverage.
text Could virtual reality spot sex offenders?
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 13:47:15 GMT
Canadian researchers say that by immersing potential offenders in a virtual world, their real reactions can be easily seen.
Google's chief executive Larry Page has revealed the firm has outgrown its original mission statement and is in 'uncharted territory.'
The web (pictured) was discovered at the Baltimore Wastewater Treatment Plant in 2009 and experts predicted there were approximately 35,176 spiders per cubic metre of space.
A small population of fanged Kashmir musk deer (stock image) has been sighted on the forested slopes of northeast Afghanistan for the first time in over 60 years.
Continuing to use fossil fuels, such as coal and gas, will have 'severe and irreversible' impacts on Earth, a report by UN scientists has warned.
Brian Binnie, who helped test hybrid rocket motors for Scaled Composites, has raised serious questions over the rocket motor that may have caused the devastating Virgin Galactic crash.
George Whitesides, reacting to safety concerns following Friday's crash, said the new aircraft is 65 per cent ready could fly after federal investigators have finished looking into the crash.
The Nymi is a lightweight, wearable wristband which authenticates a user’s identity through their electrocardiogram - or heartbeat rhythm. This makes it harder to forge than a fingerprint.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
The Space-X founder made his warning about artificial intelligence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) AeroAstro Centennial Symposium.
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.
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.
Houston-based Nasa has released dozens of clips on SoundCloud (screenshot shown). They range from moments in space exploration to scientific noises.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Houston researchers uncovered fossil evidence of an animal attacked by a stegosaur, and say it reveals exceptional attack skills.
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).
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.
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.