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Last updated: 23:02 BST, 15 October 2019
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The Earth as ART: Infrared satellite photos show salt flats, rivers and glaciers in

The project, Earth As Art, began in early 2000s after scientists found the visual data they were collecting from satellites of earth had more than just scientific value and decided to make the images public. Satellite and drone images below show not only the wavelengths of light visible to the human eye but the wavelengths that Landsat sensors detect in the infrared electromagnetic spectrum - which helps to create the vibrancy of the colours featured as well as providing more comprehensive data for researchers. Pictured: A salt pan in Namibia (centre); Desert ribbons in northwestern Africa (top left); Glaciers in southern Iceland (bottom left); Volcanic remnant in Palmyra near Hawaii (bottom right); Algae in Milford Lake, Kansas, U.S (top right).

NASA reveals new space suit that will stop astronauts 'bunny hopping' when they explore the moon surface in five years - and special flight suit for take-off and landing

NASA  has debuted two space suits that will be worn during the Artemis mission. One is for extra-vehicular activities on the lunar surface and the either is a flight suit for landing and taking off. The xEMU model provides mobility and flexibility for when exploring the lunar surface and the Orion Crew Survival Suit is to be worn while taking off or landing.

Facebook announced on Tuesday that it will now let participants in its bug bounty program actively assess third-party apps for security flaws instead of 'passively observing the vulnerability.'

Archaeologist have found what is said to be the 'biggest and most important' discovery in years. At least 20 well-preserved, vividly painted wooden coffins have been found in Egypt.

New research shows potential of a blanket that can be wrapped around buildings to prevent fire damage during wild fires, modeled after a similar technology used by US Forest Service firefighters.

Instagram has announced a new set of security features that will give users greater power over what information third parties have access to when they link their accounts to outside apps.

Stunning NASA video shows how a supernova morphs and moves over a period of 13 years

The newly-released video of Cas A (left) combines more than a decade of observations from the Chandra X-ray telescope (top right), showing how the incredibly hot gas in the supernova remnant (bottom right) - which reaches up to 20 million degrees Fahrenheit - has been seen slowly expanding outwards from 2000-2013.

A global survey has found that more than 60% of employees prefer to interact with AI than their human mangers -- and 82% feel the technology does a better job with helping them.

A battery power controller failed over the weekend, prompting the change. The women will replace the broken component, rather than install new batteries, which was their original job.

Harley-Davidson's long anticipated electric motorcycle the LiveWire will be delayed a little longer after the company saw some unexpected findings during final quality check.

Some users say they have been booted from Facebook for up to a week after attempting to alert the company that they received a fraudulent message from online scammers.

Google unveils $799 Pixel 4 phone with radar chip that lets users control the device using hand gestures and earbuds it claims are 'floating computers in your ears'

Google officially unveiled its new flagship Pixel 4 phone with radar-sensing technology that can control the device remotely using hand gestures and other hardware at a major event in New York. The Pixel 4 will use Google's Project Solei, a chip that powers its unique radar abilities and gives the device its hand-gesture abilities.

Scientists have been hopeful that the planet Venus was once home to an ancient ocean - but a new study has suggested otherwise. Experts now believe the planet once flowed with lava, not water.

Google's new game streaming platform, Stadia, will be released on November 19, making it possible to play many of the newest games without an expensive home console.

The much awaited Fortnite update 'Chapter 2, Season 1' has been released meaning the game is back online after a two day 'black-out' that saw some five million gamers go into 'meltdown'.

Analysis by German cyber security team Cure 53 found the app had 'hidden' monitoring functions and gave officials 'super-user' access. The app, released January 1 is called 'Study (Xi) Strong Country'.

Giant Hunter's Moon looms over the Northern Hemisphere

While it dominated horizons with its glow the Full Moon was one of the smallest this year, as it reached the most distant point from earth in its elliptical orbit. The particular name is given to the Full Moon which is closest to the September equinox, the start of autumn in astronomy. Pictured: A Hunters Moon rising above Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire on Sunday evening (main); The Bass Rock which sits off North Berwick on the coast of East Lothian, Scotland (inset).

The 'record levels' of melt this year were reported by the Cryospheric Commission at the Swiss Academy of Sciences based on measurements of 20 glaciers.

Dr Egbert Edelbroek, founder and chief executive of SpaceBorn United, said the company is designing missions where pregnant women can give birth in orbit on a 24- to 36-hour mission.

Fortunes look to be improving for California-based Facebook after it announced the formation of the Libra Association, which includes major backers such as Uber, Spotify and Vodafone.

South Korea expects Hyundai to launch a service of autonomous cars to the general public by 2027 - while keeping its eye on the launch of flying cars by 2025.

Humpback whales create nets of bubbles to trap their prey of small fish and krill before feasting on them in fascinating video

Marine biologist Lars Bejder of the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa and colleagues used drones to capture a bird's-eye view of the whales feeding (left and bottom right) in waters off of the coast of Southeast Alaska. This was combined with data collected from the whale's point-of-view (top right) by cameras and sensors captured stuck to the marine mammals bodies with suction cups.

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Fresco found in Pompeii depicts bloody gladiator battle that is said to have hung in a

A well-preserved fresco depicting a gladiator standing victorious against his bloody opponent has been discovered in what is believed to be a tavern connected to a brothel in ancient Pompeii. A 'Murmillo' fighter wearing a plumed, wide-brimmed helmet with visor, holds aloft his large rectangular shield in his left hand, as he grips his short sword in the right. On the ground next to him lies the shield of the defeated 'Thraex', who has suffered deep wounds and is on the point of collapse.

Gamers in the US, UK, and Korea have all been invited by Microsoft to join a beta for xCloud, the company's upcoming streaming platform that will allow users to stream console games anywhere.

Lyft has announced a partnership with the security firm ADT to help protect its riders with a new set of safety features that will allow customers to send requests for security assistance via text.

Vespa maker is launching a new product -- a cargo robot. Called Gita, this spherical machine carries up to 40 pounds while trailing behind its owner can be yours next month for just $3,250.

Message filters will affect several aspects of the Xbox Live platform, including content that appears in profiles, messages, clubs, and activity feeds. It will come in varying degrees as well.

The Cornish environmental attraction will at first generate enough heat and power to run its own facilities but then plans to branch out and provide power for local homes.

Researchers from the University of Sussex tested people on a virtual reality driving simulator and found they were slower to notice obstacles if they appeared in the middle of a heartbeat.

Netflix will cease to exist on older Roku models. sold between 2008 and 2011 as of December 1st. The streaming service said the dated technology is not compatible with its new and improved app.

Kik has announced it 'is here to stay' just weeks after news flooded the web that it would shut down its messaging service and resurface as 'Kin' - and noted that it has exciting plans for the app.

A survey has revealed algal blooms have become more frequent and intense over the last 30 years. Experts looked at 71 lakes and found the least warming are the only ones that have improved.

These days, there's nothing robots can't do, even rocket science. An ambitious new startup in California is training an AI to manage 3-D printers as they manufacture rockets for space.

The e-commerce giant has removed restrictions on its products that forbade customers from utilizing one-day shipping on items less than $5 and will now ship items that cost over $1.

Aerial photographs reveal 100 years of ice loss on Mont Blanc glaciers

Researchers from the University of Dundee have exactly recreated a photograph taken by a Swiss pilot in 1919 and show the loss of ice from glaciers on the French mountain. Dr Kieran Baxter, who hung out of a helicopter to get the shot of the iconic mountain, said that unless drastic action is taken to slow down climate change, 2119's photograph could show no ice at all.

Astronomers from the University of California Riverside used data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey to study 50 dwarf galaxies, 29 of which showed signs of having a black hole at their centre.

NASA engineer designs helical engine that producing a thrust up to 99 percent the speed of light without breaking Einstein's theory of relativity, but breaches Newton's law of motion.

The iPhone XR (pictured above) is among Apple's newest 'budget' offerings, despite retailing at a rather hefty $599. Apple's rumored iPhone SE 2 will cost $399 and could be released in early 2020.

Fans of the hit Epic Games program Fortnite wondered if it was deleted as the island that plays host to the online battle royale was destroyed - leaving nothing but a black hole.

Software made at Poland's Jagiellonian University that was designed to scan data on newly-discovered asteroids and comets for interstellar visitors identified comet Borisov on September 8, 2019.

Living through wars and economic depression the two nations' happiness levels have taken a fair few blows over the last 200 years. But new data reveals that happiness spiked in the twenties.

The second version of Apple's iOS 13.2 beta has been released and it includes a plethora of new emojis including falafels and mechanical limbs. But it also offers a variety skin tones for the first time

After years of delay, NASA's ICON research satellite has launched, part of the agency's plans to collect data about the still mysterious relationship between space weather and terrestrial weather.

Etchings on Egyptian coffin reveal 4,000-year-old 'map for the soul' 

Etchings on a burial shaft have been identified as the oldest copy of 'The Book of Two Ways', an an illustrated guide of the underworld. This 'map for the soul' helps the dead navigate the underworld. In addition to finding what could be the oldest book known to man, the etchings have also revealed the coffin's inhabitant is not an overlord, but an elite woman.

Researchers from Brown University found evidence of ice in craters which were too new for the ice to have been part of the frozen south pole which formed billions of years ago.

Astronomers led from the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore analysed 200 past observations of the halo of gas that surrounds our galaxy taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Following a number of high profile hacks, Yahoo has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit and pay its users damages to reimburse for costs incurred while trying to restore stolen identities.

Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign has turned to Twitch, owned by one of Trump's favorite nemeses, Jeff Bezos. The Trump campaign will stream campaign events over the service.

Researchers from the US and Canada questioned 726 people about their sexual experiences and found there is such a thing as a 'bad orgasm' and there are various reasons people may not enjoy one.

New technology could transform military copters into a remote-controlled, pilotless war machine that tops speeds of 172 MPH. It's being tested on a Black Hawk and set to be ready by 2020.

Researchers from Toulouse in France said that bees were able to distinguish between numbers and even understand the concept of zero, despite having tiny brains.

Dr Peter Scott-Morgan, 61, from Torquay, Devon, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease two years ago, but instead of accepting his fate he decided to attempt to become fully robotic.

A new report finds its 'alarmingly simple and inexpensive' to hire firms to create a custom disinformation campaign, either to help build up the reputation of a company or to tear it down.

PFAs are toxic chemicals used in nonstick and waterproof coatings and linked to a wide array of health risks. New Silent Spring research found that people who cook at home most have lower levels.

MIT researchers have used the power of 3D printing to successfully create a replica Leonardo di Vinci's 500-year-old bridge that was rejected for being too radical for its time.

California is not letting the privacy apocalypse occur and has banned the use of facial-recognition recordings from police body cameras, which will go into effect in 2020 and run for three years.

A new NASA research satellite is set to launch, with the goal of learning more about the mysteries of space weather, which causes the norther lights and other unusual atmospheric phenomena.

At an ongoing discussion series run by Facebook, Zuckerberg talked about the idea of technology that can translate a person's brain signals for use in augmented and virtual reality.

Indian space agency reveals high resolution photos of moon from orbit

The Indian Space Research Organisation's second lunar probe, Chandrayaan-2 (top right) is on a mission to study the moon's topography (left and bottom right), its chemical composition and the distribution of its minerals.

Kaga died on Wednesday from old age, outliving her twin sister Noto, who died May last year. Born in Japan in July 1998, the cows followed the world's first successfully cloned animal, Dolly the sheep.

Experts led from the Animal and Plant Health Agency studied TB rates among cow herds in three UK regions where badgers were being culled - Dorset, Gloucestershire and Somerset.

Lots of attention has been given to the effects social media has on kids, but new research suggests it's parents we should be worried about. 40 percent of teens have problems with parents's posts

Everyone loves a good meme, but for the visually impaired it can be difficult to play along. A new research project has created a tool to translate memes into formats for the visually impaired.

An email went out to Waymo customers inb Phoenix, AZ letting them know that 'completely self-driving cars are on the way' for its ride-hailing service without a human back-up driver.

To test whether sunlight could break down polystyrene, researchers from Massachusetts in the US placed five of the most commonly-used types in water and under a sun-simulating lamp.

Bustling tourist hubs such as Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are among the most polluted places and exceed the limits imposed by both the European Union and World Health Organisation.

Scientists from the Zoological Society of London tracked almost 70 badgers in different parts of Cornwall and found they travelled further from their homes when numbers were reduced.

A new survey published Monday found that millennials were three times more likely to experience anxiety, and Gen Zers were four times more likely, than baby boomers were.

MailOnline tries a futuristic pizza made with cricket dough and nut-based cheese

The pizza (bottom right) was met with approval on the MailOnline science desk (pictured left, reporter Connor Boyd) and was created by the team behind the Big Bang Fair, which will take place in Birmingham in March. To cook up the pizza, the Big Bang Fair turned to applied futurist Tom Cheesewright to identify how our food will likely be produced in the future. Predicting a future facing widespread food insecurity, the focus of cuisine in the decades to come will be sustainability, he predicts.

In an op-ed published in Scientific American titled 'I'm Convinced We Found Evidence of Life on Mars in the 1970s' former NASA scientist Gilbert Levin writes that  a mission to Mars turned up alien life.

A new leak shows Google getting into the 4K laptiop market with the Pixel Go, a 13.3-inch device that will feature a distinctive rubber grip case and Google's 'Molecular Display' technology.

A recent study that claimed men who drank while trying to conceive with their partners were at greater risk of children with heart disease turns out to have been based on presumptions not science.

To investigate how a bag of crisps can serve as an accelerant, forensic scientists at the University of Greenwich, London, experimented by setting light to 10 different types of crisp.

John B. Goodenough, from the US, M. Stanley Whittingham, from England, and Akira Yoshino, from Japan, were all announced winners for their work in the 1970s and 1980s.

The October Draconids are meteor showers emitted from the break-up of the comet Comet Giacobini-Zinner that are best seen from the Northern Hemisphere.

Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano sent a messae to the UN from the International Space Station calling for swift action to combat global warming --because there's 'no place like home'.

The phenomenon is a rare find for marine biologists since the egg sacs are rarely found beyond the bounds of the deep sea and usually only last for several days before dissipating into the ocean.

NASA releases highly detailed CGI images of the moon so that game developers and filmmakers can make accurate models of Earth's satellite 

NASA's animation of the moon was developing using 10 years of data captured by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). The map can be use d by 3D artists and filmmakers. NASA also has plans to use the 'CGI moon kit' to help with the Artemis mission to the moon, as the animations and images can predict how different areas of the moon will look like in 2024 -- allowing scientists to choose target zones during the mission.

The writing on the tablet was translated by historian Attilio Mastrocinque, of the University of Verona in northern Italy, using an imaging technique that can highlight surface features.

Researchers from the University of Texas have used aerial scans and images of land in Belize to find Mayan farmers produced methane and CO2 by expanding wetlands.

Bovine cells taken from cows on earth were transported to the International Space Station before being grown into muscle-tissue to create a small strip of steak.

The Tokyo-based tech giant confirmed its PlayStation will be launched by December next year. The company filed a patent looking suspiciously like a console earlier this year (pictured).

Android users have been able to scroll their feeds using the new design for a few days, but this is the first time the feature is available on Apple's iOS, which recently introduced system-wide dark mode.

Say goodbye to iTunes and hello to a new trio of apps. Apple officially killed off the music-subscription service with the new Mac update and replaced it with Apple TV, Apple Music and Podcasts.

Evidence to support the theory that one or multiple asteroids impacted the world leading to global cooling and the extinction of large animals has been uncovered at a site north of Pretoria, South Africa.

Astronomers reveals telescope photo of two stars being born in pretzel-like a swirl of

Astrochemist Felipe Alves of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics and colleagues imaged the star system in high resolution using the so-called Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array in Chile. The pair of baby stars are located in the so-called '[BHB2007] 11 system', the newest addition to a small star cluster in the Barnard 59 dark nebula. A dark nebula is a cloud of interstellar gas so dense that it blocks out the light from any objects behind it. Barnard 59 is part of a larger cloud called the Pipe Nebula.

With a Spotify update released today, anyone using the newest iOS 13 can play music by song, album, or artist on the iPad or iPhone by activating Apple's voice assistant Siri.

Elon Musk hints that Tesla owners will be able to make their luxury electric vehicles even more personalized with the ability to choose custom sounds for horns and low speed driving.

On Thursday, Connecticut confirmed that one of the 25 people with severe lung damage from vaping in the state had died. The death of the person, who was between 30 and 39 is the first in the state.

The image would have likely remained undetected if it were not for an eagle-eyed Google user who spotted the couple before plastering their embrace in Taichung across social media.

Experts at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa were studying equations which describe the universe's expansion when they found that some black holes may in fact be blobs of dark energy.

Extreme weather, poor drinking water, and possible hunting by humans may have caused the extinction of the last surviving mammoths who lived on Wrangel Island in the Arctic Ocean.

Zombie deer may sound like something in a bad B-movie, but wildlife regulators say they're real and are working to keep them out of Nevada by monitoring migratory elk and deer for the sickness.

The nuclear blast was so big its impact was felt 200,000 light years away, scientists in Australia say. The cataclysmic cone-shaped flare travelled though both poles of the galaxy - into deep space.

Volunteers collected plastic waste from 84 beaches in Spain and Portugal that was combined with similar waste taken from the Mediterranean to make the bottles.

Jellyfish are among the oldest life forms on Earth, but they're still a mystery. A new hand-like robot that allows scientists to capture the animals without harming them could lead to a breakthrough.

Egyptian temple found on the bank of the Nile 2,200 years after it was carved for King

It has laid hidden for over 2,200 years, but during routine drilling work the long-lost temple Pharaoh Ptolemy IV is believed to have been discovered. The ruins were unearthed in the city of Tama, just north of Sohag, Egypt, on the western bank of the Nile. The team has uncovered an east-west wall, a north-south wall and the southwestern corner of the temple, which is adorned with carvings (left) of the Egyptian god Hapi -- that are surrounded by test mentioning Ptolemy IV.

Some 80% of patients are under 35 and 16% are 18 or younger. The latest death was reported in Delaware, the CDC said Thursday. Health officials are now advising all Americans avoid vaping.

Augmented reality glasses could change the way industrial repairs are make it possible so even an inexperienced person can learn to operate complicated industrial equipment.

Google hired temps to collect facial recognition data from black people to improve security measures for upcoming Pixel 4 smartphone, told people it was for game and gave them $5 giftcards

Plastics are rapidly filling the oceans. A new study shows the primary source isn't runoff from washing machines or soaps containing microbeads. Instead, it's debris from car tires.

New patent from Apple shows the tech giant is researching a move into apparel, with fabric band that could fit into socks or pants and measure breathing, blood pressure, ECG data.

A contract between Cellebrite and the Manhattan District Attorney's office suggests the DA purchased the firm's phone breaking technology a year before it was made public.

NASA's InSight rover has provided the American space agency with weather reports, images and other interesting findings on Mars - but has struggled to probe its surface.

Running is one of the oldest exercises in the world, and the average age of runners is starting to reflect that fact. The average runner today has never been older, at 39.2, while marathoners are 40.

The first fossil skeleton of an ancient Phoebodus shark has been found

Palaeontologist Linda Frey of the University of Zurich and colleagues found the fossilised skeleton (top left) and other skulls (right) in the Maïder region of the Anti-Atlas Mountains, in Morocco. When Phoebodus was alive (bottom left), around 370 million years ago in the so-called Devonian Period, this mountainous region would have instead been the basin of a shallow sea.

Some of the country's most beloved and marveled at wildlife, such as the common harvest mouse, risks disappearing from their UK habitats, according to the State of Nature report.

Threads, which has similarities to Snapchat, is a new camera-based messaging app allows users to stay connected to a select group of friends, and share automatic status updates.

U.S. astronaut Nick Hague, right, Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, centre, and United Arab Emirates astronaut Hazzaa Ali Almansoori, sit in chairs shortly after the landing of the Russian Soyuz MS-12 space capsule about 150 km ( 90 miles) south-east of the Kazakh town of Zhezkazgan Kazakhstan, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. A Soyuz space capsule with U.S. astronaut Nick Hague, Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and United Arab Emirates astronaut Hazzaa Ali Almansoori, returning from a mission to the International Space Station landed safely on Thursday on the steppes of Kazakhstan. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, Pool)

Hazzaa al-Mansoori (UAE), Nick Hague (US) and Alexey Ovchinin (Russia) landed just before midday BST today in the Kazakhstani steppe, sending up a cloud of dust when they hit terra firma.

The skull and spinal bones of a Ferrodraco lentoni, which translates to 'iron dragon', were discovered by a farmer in Winton, Queensland, and are some of the most complete from Australia.

Tech companies in Asia have begun test programs using wheeled robots to deliver food orders to office workers and hotel guests, which are said to be even faster the human workers.

Research from Hebrew University, Israel, suggests that the females enjoy less shuteye than their fellow male drone bees and queen bees because of their role tending to the larvae.

The US Department of Agriculture has devised a map of where the spotted lanternfly, which can destroy plants like apple trees, hops and oak trees, is most likely to spread to .

Experts reviewed more than 150 studies on the Antarctic-dwelling species. They say that research suggests that 'emperor populations will decrease by more than 50 per cent over the current century.'

Intense heatwaves hit the UK, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and the Netherlands which all reported new record highs in July. Temperatures in France rose above 113°F (45°C) for the first time.

Wisps of glowing space gas reveal the 'cosmic web'

Researchers from the University of Tokyo used powerful telescopes and simulators to visualise how the threads of gas pass through the universe and connect galaxies.

Experts led from the Free University of Berlin analysed data collected by the Cassini spacecraft on the ice grains that are emitted from Enceladus that have formed one of Saturn's outermost rings.

Flight Lieutenant Mathew 'Stanny' Stannard of RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire will join the joint MoD-Virgin operation which will see Richard Branson's planes propel military satellites into space.

Many phone users are reluctant to upgrade to the next-generation network as a 23million people still struggle to get 4G signal on a weekly basis, according to a uSwitch survey.

A privacy group stated cheap Androids are unable to support new operating systems or update apps, leaving phones vulnerable to hackers and data thieves -but this is all some people can afford.

The journey toward commercial space flight got one more supporter today as Boeing promised to invest $20 million in Virgin Galactic's ambition IPO, currently planned for the end of the year.

Uber rolls out $200 helicopter service from Manhattan to JFK - but riders say it takes the SAME time as a taxi 

Now you can take a helicopter to work. Uber has rolled out its Copter service to users in New York, with flights to and from lower Manhattan that cost between $200 and $225 per person. Although Uber claimed the service is intended to reduce travel time, when Reuters tried a trip from its Midtown office to the airport it took 70 minutes, including a subway ride downtown and two Uber rides to and from the heliport -- similar to the travel time of taking regular taxi in moderate traffic.

Scientists from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, ran the app on more than 52,000 'casual photographs' of 20 children with a range of eye conditions and 20 healthy controls.

Amputees cannot feel the prosthetics currently given to them, so are at constant risk of falling. Now scientists at technological university ETH Zurich have solved the problem.

Scientists in France assessed how the Great Recession impacted American's brains. Those who received a pay cut saw their ability to perform cognitive tests deplete more.

Alabama reported its first vaping-related death on Tuesday as Mayo Clinic reported biopsies on 17 lung tissue samples from vaping patients resembled those with chemical burns from toxic fumes.

Digitally enhanced photo reveals Buzz Aldrin's smile beneath his spacesuit in Apollo 11

Andy Saunders, 45, brightened and darkened the shades of the photo, often a few pixels at a time, to slowly reveal a face beneath the hazy helmet glass. Once the outline of Aldrin's facial features became slightly clearer, Andy, a property developer from Culcheth, Cheshire, spent hours tweaking the saturation and contrast of tiny areas at a time. It revealed for the first time a clear shot of the astronaut giving a grin as he turned his head to face the camera - previously obscured by his reflective visor. The iconic image was taken by fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong just moments after Aldrin planted a pole with the American Flag into the lunar surface in July 1969.

The race to launch the first full drone delivery service is heating up as UPS becomes first company to earn full FAA approval for its drone delivery program. Plans expansion to college and corporate campuses.

Reddit has become infamous for its abusive and toxic users. The site has revised its policies on bullying and harassment in an attempt to combat the anti-social behavior of many of its users.

The colossal chunk of rock spanning 62ft (19m) has been named 2019 SP3 by US space agency NASA and will be shoot past the planet at more than 19,000 miles per hour.

Archaeologists led from the Max Planck Institute in Germany and colleagues analysed microliths, from the west Sri Lankan cave of Fa-Hein Lena, that date back to around 48,000-45,000 years ago.

How fast is light speed really? NASA scientist creates incredible animations that show just how 'slowly' light travels through the vastness of space

NASA scientist has painted a picture of the unfathomable - the speed of light. A series of images show just how fast light can travel through space. In a perfectly empty vacuum, a particle of light is capable of travelling 186,282 miles per second or about 670.6 million mph -- it can complete a full orbit around Earth 7.5 times in a second.

The Federal Reserve Bank found robots are eating American's paychecks. Not only are firms using more automation, but humans aren't asking for raises out of fear of being replaced by a robot.

In the first ever case of recreating evolution in a multicellular organism, professor Noah Whiteman of the University of California, Berkeley, gave fruit flies the resilience of the monarch butterfly.

At team of planetary scientists spearheaded by James McCormac of the University of Warwick has claimed that NGTS-10b has the fastest orbit time of any 'hot Jupiter' discovered.

That's a lot of pizza pies! Seattle firm unveils new robot that makes 300 in just ONE HOUR

Watch out pizza makers, this robot may soon take your job. Seattle firm unveils robotic pizza maker that can make 300 pies in an hour -- and it can customize each one with different toppings. A human working uses a notepad to input the pizza's specifications. An empty crust is then loaded onto the conveyor belt and using computer vision, configurable equipment and deep learning, the robot adds desired toppings and bakes the pie to perfection.

The arm ring features a rune reading `Egbert´ (National Museums Scotland/PA)

Researchers inspecting the items dug up by an amateur metal detectorist in 2014 have managed to decipher runes on an armband which suggest the owner of the treasure was Anglo-Saxon.

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Bosses at Instagram, which is based in California, said they would roll out the function to all users so they can simply swipe left on a nasty comment to hide the user without them knowing.

An excavation of the Grotta del Cavallo cave in southern Italy found our ancestors' superior spears and bows and arrows allowed them to kill animals easier than the primitive cavemen.

The first of thgeremains found at a metro station in central Rome, Italy - that of a largely intact male - has been dubbed the 'Pyramid Mummy' by local media and was unearthed on September 20, 2019.

Researchers led from ETH Zurich used TypingMaster.com's typing speed test service to collect data on around 37,000 volunteers who used either mobile devices or a physical keyboard.

Researchers from Penn State University in Pennsylvania found people with anxiety were less able to relax and may have been keeping themselves on edge to soften any bad news.

Microsoft announces new Surface Laptop 3, futuristic earbuds and a dual-screen notepad

Microsoft held its Surface Event in New York City today where it unveiled a variety of new, cutting edge devices, specifically the Surface Laptop 3 (main) that is said to be faster than Apple's MacBook Air. It also boasts a 20 per cent larger trackpad for more precise cursor movement, a removable hard drive for easy user upgrades and a fast-charging port that will give an 80 per cent charge in less than an hour. Microsoft unveiled futuristic earbuds (top inset) that claim to be better than Apple pods and a dual-screen notepad (bottom inset) that Microsoft said is the next category of technology.

A study which examined 15 floppy rabbits and 15 erect eared bunnies found the lops 43 times more likely to have narrowed ear canals and 23 times more likely to have diseased incisor teeth.

Scientists at Aarhus University in Denmark flew a drone over 86 whales off the coast of Argentina to measure them from aerial photos. In the past they would have been restricted to dead specimens.

Earth will one day be swallowed by a cannibal galaxy as it envelops the Milky Way

Researchers from the Australian National University revealed the Andromeda galaxy has been absorbing and shredding smaller star systems for billions of years. It will inevitably collide with our own Milky Way in the future, spelling disaster for Earth and other planets, which are predicted to be flung out into deep space. Images released by the Australian researchers show the remains of now-destroyed galaxies and star clusters inside the the Andromeda nebula.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed an executive order on Friday asking the state's Board of Health to issue the temporary four-month ban at its next meeting, which is scheduled for October 9.

A team from Miami University genetically engineered the bacteria to churn out the psychoactive chemical psilocybin. This is increasingly being tested as a treatment for psychiatric disorders.

FILE - In this June 17, 2019, file photo, a cashier displays a packet of tobacco-flavored Juul pods at a store in San Francisco. Juul Labs said Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, that it will stop supporting a ballot measure to overturn an anti-vaping law in San Francisco, effectively killing the campaign. (AP Photo/Samantha Maldonado, File)

Juul has pulled its support $19 million from a campaign to block San Francisco's June ban on the sale of all e-cigarettes that have not been FDA approved, effectively killing the effort, its backers say.

Fishermen discover the giant shell of an extinct glyptodon which lived 10,000 years ago in

Wedged into the sands of Barrio La Flecha in Ezeiza, Greater Buenos Aires was hidden a shell (left) of the extinct armadillo-like animals which roamed South America pre-Ice Age. Imanol Ojeda (right, second from right) stumbled upon the curious hard object and, after scraping off the dirt with his knife, discovered it was a shell. Oscar Vique, from the Marcos Paz Paleontologican Reserve, said that the tough shell remained 98 per cent intact (small chip inset) and hailed it a 'very well-preserved specimen'.

Scientists from the National Defense Medical College in Tokorozawa, Japan, tested the 'blood' on 10 rabbits that were bleeding profusely. Of which, six survived.

A new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that college students who went to bed at 2am, even if they got seven hours of sleep, performed worse on exams.

Researchers at Illinois' Northwestern University studied the work of scientists who, early in their careers, applied for a grant from the US National Institutes of Health between 1990 and 2005.

Around 3,750 ships currently or soon to be in service have have had scrubbers installed - but only 23 sport closed-loop scrubbers that safely store extracted sulphur in tanks for safe disposal at port.

Crop scientists Lisa Ainsworth of the US Department of Agriculture and colleagues measured how increasing atmospheric ozone levels in a field impacted corn growth and yields.

INSIDE the SpaceX Starship: Elon Musk shares first ever video of the interior showing off the huge cargo bay in the spacecraft that will transport passengers to Mars

SpaceX CEO has shared numerous images of Starship's exterior - but today Elon Musk took us inside. The billionaire tweeted a video of him circling around the inside of the massive cargo bay. On Saturday, September 28, the tech tycoon shared pictures of the completed rocket as it sits waiting at SpaceX's Boca Chica, Texas facility -- with hopes of hitting orbit within six month. However, the latest video gives the public a better idea of just how massive this prototype, stainless steel rocket actually is.

Researchers from Howard University in Washington DC said around 30 of the muscles could be seen in seven-week-old foetuses but at least 10 of these disappeared by the 13th week of pregnancy.

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A survey of more than 20,000 people by the British motoring association, the AA, found two thirds of people still enjoy driving and many were wary about technology taking over.

Coffee farmer Segundo Alejandro Guerrero Mondragon in Peru (Eduardo Martino/PA)

Experts call for businesses to invest more to help coffee growers purchase new tools and plants to continue cultivating their crops in the face of changing climates, disease and pests.

Throughout the week, users are most likely to be browsing online at about 9pm. Office for National Statistics analysts said internet use falls off at about 4.30pm, even earlier on a Friday.

Researchers from Yale University believe that the female orgasm first evolved in early humans to induce ovulation during sexual intercourse, a phenomena no longer seen in humans.

Experts from Cambridge's geography, public health and zoology departments collected a year's worth of cafeteria sales data - amounting to over 94,000 meal choices - from three of the university's colleges.

Now you don't have to take out the trash! Self-driving robotic garbage bin is programmed to take itself to the curb side for pickup

Most dread taking out the garbage -- but not this robot. Called SmartCan, this trash can has self-driving abilities to take itself to the curb and bring itself back after the trash has been emptied. Owners use the companion app to pre-program a schedule and input the distance from its home docking station to its curbside docking station.

A German radar makers claims to have tracked two US F-35 fighter jets at a pony farm in Berlin for nearly 100 miles using a system equip with 'an emerging generation' of sensors and processors'.

Local media reports that the so-called 'Swiss Stonehenge' sits 15feet down at the bottom of Lake Constance and is a Neolithic relic, with stones ranging in size up to around 100 inches wide.

Amazon has unveiled new technology that creates a 'mesh network' to connect all smart devices in and your home - and privacy watchdogs warn that it can track any person who comes in contact with it.

A new research note from Hong Kong analyst claims next year's iPhone will feature an updated form factor, similar to the iPhone 4. It will also be the first Apple device to offer 5G connections.

Incredible photo from deep space shows starry region bursting with BUBBLES

A new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reveals the Milky Way's Aquila region to be a bustling field of stars sending bubbly bursts of dust and gas out in colorful bursts. While the bubbles revealed in the photo appear to be just a few inches across, they span anywhere between 10 and 30 light years, indicating the bubbles have been blown not by a single star but thousands.

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

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

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

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

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket successfully took its second flight ever on Thursday afternoon, when it lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center carrying Lockheed Martin's Arabsat 6A satellite.

The Beresheet spacecraft began experiencing problems shortly after it began its descent, despite a promising start in which it sent back a selfie at just 22 kilometers from the surface.

A drill that will spearhead the search for life on Mars was put through its paces using a vehicle resembling a soapbox derby contraption.

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

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

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

The research from the consumer watchdog Which? comes as the UK prepares for the London Marathon this weekend and found the Garmin's Vivosmart 4 was named the least reliable.

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

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

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

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

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

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

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 5, 2015 file photo, rush hour traffic fills the 6 October bridge over the Nile River in Cairo, Egypt. Uber is launching a new minibus service on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in traffic-mad Cairo, Egypt's capital and the ride-sharing U.S. giant's fastest-growing market. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

Uber launched a new minibus service on Tuesday in traffic-mad Cairo, Egypt's capital and one of the U.S. ride-sharing giant's fastest-growing markets.

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

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

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

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

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

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

A new pair of hovershoes unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show, called Motokicks, could soon replace your scooter, bike and skateboard - just don't try to take them for a spin in the rain.

An accidental discovery by Harvard academics has now found that a slightly different version of RNA may have been the key ingredient allowing for life on Earth to blossom.