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This Is What The Southern Lights Look Like From Space

If you’re lucky enough in your lifetime you might get to see the auroras from earth, visiting the Northern or Southern lights to see the dancing colours. But seeing the magnetically charged poles from above, from space, is a privilege afforded to very few. That is, until now. Satellite images captured by NASA’s newest climate and weather equipment, the Suomi ...

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Scientists Discover Icy Planet Dubbed 'Earth's Frozen Twin'

Scientists have discovered an icy planet with the same mass as Earth, orbiting its star at the same distance that we orbit the sun. Dubbed ‘Earth’s frozen twin’, OGLE-2016-BLG-1195Lb is unlikely, however, to host life, as it’s significantly colder than our home. It orbits a star that is so small, astronomers say it may not even count as a star. Rather, it’s ...

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Why We All Need A Digital Detox

When was the last time you went out without a phone? Yeah I know right… it made me shudder in horror too, I mean who on earth would deliberately leave the house without some kind of device?! And it’s not just because you need to be 100% contactable all of the time, no, there’s that intense need to look busy ...

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Technology Sector Has Largest ‘Like-For-Like’ Gender Pay Gap In UK

Women in the UK technology industry are paid on average 16% less than men, new research into the wage gap claims. A survey across more than 750 organisations also found that the technology sector had the largest “like-for-like” gender pay gap in the UK, with women being paid 6% less for doing the same job. Researchers pointed to a lack ...

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A Whole New World – Social Media In Your Forties – Learning From The Kids

It was with some trepidation that I launched myself into social media a few years ago. I don’t count the years before 2014 on Facebook and Twitter, as they were decidedly half-hearted, as was my foray into Myspace before that. Now, in my third year, I absolutely love it. As a singer/songwriter my primary goal has always been, and still ...

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Cassini Images: Probe Returns Staggering Close-Ups Of Saturn's Atmosphere

NASA has made contact with Cassini after the probe completed its first death-defying dive in between Saturn and its rings. The probe has relayed a series of staggering, close-up images captured during its 70,000mph plunge. The raw files present Saturn’s atmosphere in unprecedented detail, revealing features that span just 150 metres. NASA/JPL-CALTECH/SSI Cassini took the photos during the first of ...

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Is The Background In This Animation Black Or White? Optical Illusion Baffles Reddit

An optical illusion which shows a series of spinning black and white crosses has prompted a level of online bewilderment not seen since #TheDress. As with its viral predecessor, the question at the heart of this illusion is about colour: in this case, is the background black or white? View post on imgur.com There doesn’t appear to be a correct ...

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When will the iPhone 8 come out? Leaked pictures and latest rumours

(Picture: Benjamin Mayo) As the iPhone 8 release draws closer, rumours are increasing – and there’s talk of one upcoming feature that could make our lives a whole lot easier. Apple is rumoured to be bringing out wireless charging with the latest device. The bad news is that the phone could come without the Touch ID fingerprint scanner as a ...

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Where To Buy Fidget Spinners, The New Gadget Sweeping The Nation

If you just can’t stop fidgeting at work, you might want to invest in a fidget spinner, the latest craze to sweep the nation. The gadgets, which are proving popular with kids and adults alike, are designed to relieve anxiety and help people focus. Some even claim they can help with ADD and ADHD, though not everyone’s convinced. eBay In ...

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Alien Hunters Claim This 'Tree Stump' Is Proof There Was Once Life On Mars

Mars might be a barren desert now, but alien hunters claim it was once a lush forest – and they say they have proof. NASA To the uninitiated, the photo above appears to show a column of Martian rock, but according to Paranormal Crucible, it’s more likely to be a tree trunk: “This object definitely looks out of place and in ...

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