Wednesday, July 17, 2019

NASA explains 'smashed sundog' phenomenon

Sundogs or parhelia are seen over a snow-covered field in Duluth. Sundogs, also known as mock...

Taiwanese flag emoji causes iPhones to crash in China

Emojis may be a fun form of communication but they are destroying the English language, a recent study by Google has revealed.Smiley...

Horses 'snort' when happy! Scientists find a puff of the nostrils is an expression...

Snorting horses are not indignant - a puff of the nostrils actually shows they're happy.Researchers found equines snort more when feeding or freely...

Trial of anti-ageing drugs that rejuvenate immune system hailed a success

Scientists have hailed the success of a clinical trial which found that experimental anti-ageing drugs may protect older people from potentially fatal respiratory...

Fossil records suggest our ancestors evolved right across Africa

For years, scientists believed that humans evolved in a single spot in Africa and this large band of people spread around the world.It...

Secretive US 'Phantom Express' hypersonic spaceplane passes key tests

A major milestone for a secretive hypersonic spaceplane the military could one day use to launch satellites at short notice have been completed.The...

Twitter is culling millions of locked accounts

Graphic violence and adult contentThe company does not allow people to post graphic violence.This could be any form of gory media related...

From runway to railroad: Radical concept reveals 'flying train' with detachable wings

Advances in electric motors, battery technology and autonomous software has triggered an explosion in the field of electric air taxis.Larry Page, CEO of...

Charles Gimingham obituary

Travel north through the uplands of Britain in August and you enter the world heartland of the purple, heather-quilted landscape known as moorland....

Transatlantic tales of Morris Minors | Brief letters

Although a respected sports scientist accompanied England manager Bobby Robson to Italia 90, the Football Association was not so attuned then to the...

Huge sarcophagus discovered in Egypt leaves historians BAFFLED

The black granite sarcophagus is 265cm long and 165cm wide and dates back to the Ptolemaic period between 305BC and 30BC.It was discovered...

Rocket Lab reveals it's considering US sites to build its second private launchpad

Rocket Lab could soon be launching from American soil: Silicon Valley-funded...

Meteorite debris which hit Earth’s atmosphere at 30,000mph DISCOVERED

On June 2, a meteorite exploded in the night sky above South Africa, briefly illuminating the country.It blew up some 30 miles into...

Star cluster DISCOVERY: Incredibly detailed snapshot of stars 5,500 light years away

The gigantic star cluster found some 5,500 light years from Earth was captured by the European Southern Observatory (ESO).The ESO’s Very Large Telescope took...

Wrap your car key fob in TINFOIL to stop thieves unlocking vehicle

What is relay theft? Theft relay occurs when two thieves work together to break into cars which have keyless entry systems.The thieves can use...

No single birthplace of mankind, say scientists

The origins of our species have long been traced to east Africa, where the world’s oldest undisputed Homo sapiens fossils were discovered. About...

Eclipse 2018: When is Mars at opposition with the July Blood Moon?

Stargazers around the globe are ready to welcome the total lunar eclipse Blood Moon in the evening hours of Friday, July 27.The Red...

Best evidence for life on Mars was BURNED by Nasa 40 years ago

The best evidence we have for life on Mars was burned to a crisp by Nasa 40 years ago, scientists claim.The agency's Viking...

Flying taxi start-ups Joby Aviation and Kitty Hawk get $2m funding

Flying taxi start-ups Joby Aviation and Kitty Hawk are being bankrolled by the US military.The rival companies, which are currently leading the race...

A step closer to a colony to Mars as scientists find a way to...

Ambitious plans to travel to Mars and some day form a colony on the red planet may have come a step closer to...

WATCH: Iceberg the size of Manhattan BREAKS OFF Greenland sparking sea level rise warning

The gigantic iceberg was four and a half miles wide when it broke away from the Helheim Glacier in Greenland.The process took just...

Optical illusion reveals easily skewed perception of colour

A new optical illusion has revealed just how easily our perception of colour can be skewed.The illusion, by Harvard University, involves a grid...

Eclipse 2018: What is a total lunar eclipse? Why is it called a Blood...

The Blood Moon lunar eclipse will peak...

Mercedes boss Daimler teams up with Bosch to launch fleet of driverless taxis in...

Mercedes Benz owner Daimler is teaming up with Bosch to launch a fleet of driverless taxis in California's Silicon Valley next year.It is...