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Elon Musk's reveals 'Mars base alpha' red planet outpost and says it could be complete by 2028


Musk tweeted the pictures with the simple caption 'Mars base alpha' giving no further details. It shows the firm's Big F***ing Rocket (BFR) on the surface of the red planet next to a base 'dome'/

Be careful with your new iPhone ...Apple's 'toughest ever' handset fails drop tests

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New drop tests from device insurer SquareTrade confirmed that both of Apple's latest high-end smartphones are prone to shattering when dropped from six feet above the ground.

Creepy robotic dog that can crawl, walk and run shown fending off humans who try to push it over


Scientists have unveiled a quadrupedal robot that can open doors, ride an elevator and, in perhaps one of the creepiest scenarios, move uninterrupted after being pushed over by a human.

Claims that giant Icelandic volcano Katla is about to explode are premature, say experts


Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson, a professor in geophysics at the University of Iceland, says that there is no basis for comparison to rising levels of carbon dioxide being released by Katla.

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America's national parks are being hit harder by climate change than other parts of the country


Over the last 100 years, many of the 417 national parks in the US have experienced more dramatic effects than the rest of the country as the climate shifts, with hotter and drier conditions.


World first as three paralyzed people walk again: after implant was fitted in their spines


Jered Chinnock, 29, from Tomah, Wisconsin, was left paralyzed like late Superman actor Christopher Reeve. He is now able to walk again thanks to an implant in his spine.

The fighter jet controlled with the blink of an eye


The radical system will monitor a pilot's every move, tracking their gaze to work out exactly what they are looking at - and predicting what they want to do next.


Snapchat ties up with Amazon for point-and-buy

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The visual search function will allow Snapchat users to point its camera at an item or barcode and buy it from Amazon.

Birds have two separate vocal organs inside their throats, but only one of them works!


Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin said the evolution of the syrinx – which is unique to birds – raises questions about changes in bird vocalisation over time.

127 million-year-old bird species reveals important stepping stone between dinosaurs and birds


Scientists from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences found the fossil in northeastern China.


Ancient Mars may have had the perfect conditions for life to thrive underground


A new study has found that enough chemical energy likely flowed through the subsurface region to allow microbial colonies, like those that exist on Earth, to thrive on Mars.

Gigantic dust storms spotted on Titan for first time raise hopes of life


Data from the Cassini spacecraft that explored Saturn and its moons between 2004 and 2017 made the discovery in equatorial regions of Titan.


U.S. tech firms to get $1.3 billion boost to build a new generation of powerful 'quantum computers'


Legislation passed earlier in September by the U.S. House of Representatives would create a 10-year federal program to accelerate research and development of the esoteric technology.

Sirius XM to buy Pandora in $3.5 billion streaming push


The deal gives the pair a market value of about $34 billion, topping Spotify's $31.2 billion and follows through on Sirius' purchase of a 15% preferred-stock stake in Pandora for $480 million


Environmental Photographer of the Year 2018 images reveal the fragile state of planet Earth


The competition is run annually by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, a London based charity dedicated to water and environmental management.

SpaceX confirms it WOULD launch military weapons into space 'for the defence of the United States'


SpaceX chief operating officer Gwynne Shotwell has suggested the firm's Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) could be used in future military operations. She was speaking at an event in Maryland.


Criminologist says people are more likely to commit felony during a full moon


In an article for The Conversation, Professor Petherick from Bond University in Australia looks at the practicalities of being a criminal and why a full moon helps them (stock).


Distressing photographs show manta ray struggling to swim in cloud of plastic waste


The underwater footage which was taken at Manta Bay in Bali showcases the problem of plastic pollution, the weight of which is set to exceed the weight of fish in our oceans by 2050.


Stepfathers are no more likely to kill children than biological parents


Researchers at the University of East Anglia challenged a long-held belief that children are more likely to be abused if they are looked after by one or more stepparent. (Stock Image)

Tiger population nearly doubles in Nepal


Conservationists and wildlife experts used more than 4,000 cameras and around 600 elephants, trawling a 2,700-kilometre (1,700-mile) route across Nepal's southern planes where the big cats roam.

Sunday, Sep 23

Japanese robot rovers send stunning photos back180million miles from surface of asteroid


The rover mission is the world's first moving, robotic observation of an asteroid surface, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) claims. The mission's control room is in Sagamihara, Japan.

Falling in love takes just a third of a second


Neuroscientists at the University of Bamberg in Germany say people identify someone’s gender after 244 milliseconds, then give a verdict on their attractiveness just 59 milliseconds later.

Friday, Sep 21

How you interpret this 100-year-old optical illusion could predict how old you are

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Using the 1915 optical illusion ‘My Wife and My Mother-In-Law,’ a new study has illustrated how age can dictate what we see. While some see a young woman, others see an older woman.

'Spiders from Mars' spotted in Nasa image of troughs across red planet


Scientists from the University of Arizona located the strange features using the Hirise imaging camera aboard Nasa's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Staggering slow-motion crash footage shows a Tesla Model 3 being smashed by speeding vehicles

Tesla CEO Elon Musk claimed the Model 3 had a shot at being the safest car ever tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which is based in Washington, DC.

'Pretty mind blowing': Apple fans flood social media with praise for the most expensive iPhones EVER


iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are available in 30 markets worldwide today, including Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Guernsey, UK, and the United States.

Thursday, Sep 20

Stunning photographs capture the first evidence of praying mantis hunting FISH


Scientists observed an adult male hunting and devouring guppies in a pond located in a private roof garden in Karnataka, India, in a world first discovery.

Apple users claim their battery life has plummeted under iOS 12

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Twitter is awash with claims the power shortages have been caused by the firm preparing for the UK and US release of its iPhone XS (left) and iPhone XS Max (right), tomorrow.

Spiders have coated the shoreline of the Greek town of Aitoliko with a 1,000 foot WEB


The Greek town of Aitoliko has been swarmed with spiders known as 'stretch spiders' have created the monstrosity over 1,000 foot of shoreline covered with rocks, trees and plants.

Plastic-munching caterpillars could save the planet, new research reveals


Experts at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew believe that new, plastic-consuming organisms may soon be helping to break down the world’s six billion tons of plastic waste.