The first ever 4K quality images of the Titanic wreckage were captured during a recent expedition led by Atlantic Productions. The high-definition footage has revealed the 'shocking' extent of its deterioration. The ship sits at around 13,000ft (4,000m) beneath the surface of the Atlantic Ocean, where salt corrosion and metal-eating bacteria have worn away parts of the liner's structure. It's been filmed numerous times in the past, and real footage was even used in the James Cameron film about the tragedy (top right). The first ever footage from 1985 gave us the first blurry look at the ruins undersea.
Croatian teenage boys had their skulls squashed and stretched into CONES to show they belonged to a specific culture 1,500 years ago
Croatian teenage boys from 1,500 years ago had their skulls squashed to show which tribe they belonged to. That's according to experts at the University of Vienna, who studied remains from an archaeological site in Osijek, Croatia. They focused on skeletons unearthed from the Hermanov vinograd, which was excavated in 2013 and contained three human skeletons dating to 415-560 CE, which was the Great Migration Period.
Chinese imperial tomb with wall art and clay pots dating back 1,300 years is found by builders working on a primary school's new playing field
The underground chamber - believed to be one of several rooms - was located underneath Xiaojingyu Elementary School in the city of Taiyuan. Officials said the perfectly preserved murals and pottery appeared to be from the middle of the Tang Dynasty - 618 to 907 AD. A tombstone inside the burial chamber suggested the individual laid to rest underground was 'not a commoner', but their identity remains shrouded in mystery.
Cutting-edge robots are on display at the 2019 World Robot Conference in Beijing, running from August 20 to 25, are expected to attract nearly 200 guests from 22 countries. Over 700 robots specialising with more than 21 industrial applications will be exhibited between now and the close of the conference. Pictured (clockwise from top left): a fake fish; a surgical simulator; a flying drone with beating wings; a medical rehabilitation glove; a service robot; a robo dog.
Cat lovers can now CLONE their pet for £29,000 as a Chinese biotech firm successfully creates a male kitten
The British shorthair kitten, named Garlic (top and bottom right) was born inside the laboratories of Sinogene Biotechnology Company in Beijing, 66 days after an embryo was implanted inside a surrogate mother (left). While the practice of cloning pets seems benign, experts fear that such genetic tinkering could be a sign of things to come for people.
Mummified remains of Incan 'Princess' who died 500 years ago finally returned to Bolivia more than a century after the body was donated to a US museum
Known as Ñusta, a Quechua word for 'Princess,' the mummy amazes many because of its excellent state of preservation: Its black braids seem recently combed and its hands still cling to small feathers. Experts say the mummy originally came from a region in the Andean highlands near La Paz during the last years of the Inca civilization.
Riddle as Himalayan skeleton lake is found to contain remains of hundreds of people who died thousands of years apart, including bodies from as far away as Greece
Analysis of human remains found high in the Himalayas suggest that Greeks were among hundreds of people who died at a mysterious location known as Skeleton Lake. Roopkund Lake on the Indian side of the Himalayas was thought to be the site of an ancient catastrophe that left several hundred people dead. But the first ancient whole genome DNA data from India shows that several different groups of people died at the lake in several incidents up to 1,000 years apart.
Politicians and conservationists demand a ban on the 'absolutely inexplicable' trophy hunting of iconic endangered species such as elephants, rhinos and giraffes
The letter was given to CITES Secretary-General Ivonne Higuero during the global wildlife conference being held in Geneva. Switzerland from August 17-28, 2019. The meeting is tasked with evaluating CITES's rules - however the issue of trophy hunting had not been on the agenda for discussion. The move comes after trophy hunters made headlines and dominated social media this past weekend with an image of a dead giraffe, slayed by trophy hunters, going viral (left). Outrage at the killing came from all over the world, including notorious outspoken condemner of trophy hunting and comedian Ricky Gervais, BBC star and ex-footballer Gary Lineker and Giles Coran, a British food writer and television presenter. Many celebrities have thrown themselves behind the cause, including Kevin Pietersen (top right) the famed ex-England cricket player who is now an activist against rhino poaching. Hunters are known to prey on a broad range of species, including cheetahs, crocodiles, elephants (bottom right), giraffes, grey parrots and rhinoceros, as well as primates like chimpanzees.
Bionic shorts could turn you into a better runner: Bizarre 'exosuit' knows how fast you're moving and boosts endurance by pulling your legs further
According to researchers, using the machine is equivalent to reducing a person's metabolic work rate by 9.3 percent when walking and about 4 percent when running. As noted by MIT Technology Review , that's like removing 12 to 17 pounds from the waist.
Minecraft will soon look more realistic: Microsoft teams up with Nvidia to improve the visuals in its hit game
Microsoft says it will use chipmaker Nvidia's real-time ray tracing technology to provide the software company's Minecraft video game players more realistic graphics on personal computers. Real-time ray tracing, or the ability for the chip to simulate how light rays will bounce around in a visual scene, helps video games and other computer graphics more closely resemble shadows and reflections in the real world.
Where is Starman now? Elon Musk's Roadster and its dummy passenger have completed a full orbit around the sun as they soar toward Mars (but they still have 69 MILLION miles to go)
It's been over a year since Elon Musk launched a red sports car into space to show off the capabilities of SpaceX's powerful new rocket, the Falcon Heavy. Though you may have forgotten about it in the months since, the Roadster and its inanimate passenger are still making their way toward Mars. According to a website that's been tracking its journey since day one, Musk's Roadster and the dummy 'Starman' are now more than 185 million miles from Earth and have completed a full orbit around the sun.
Incredible footage reveals the moment a nuclear reactor pulses and sends out an eerie blue glow in an impressive demonstration of 'Cherenkov light'
Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria, released footage of the effect - a visual equivalent to the 'sonic boom' - at work. It happens when radioactive particles move faster than the speed of light through water. Scientists released footage of the effect taking place in a research reactor (pictured). They are used to produce radioisotopes for medicine and industry, for treating tumours, nondestructive testing of materials and for education and training.
How do you treat a rhino with a blocked nose? (with great difficulty!): Forty zookeepers who struggled to lift Layla into a CAT scanner discover she has a rogue TOOTH blocking her nasal passage
A team of vets have performed a CAT scan on a rhinoceros. The team, from the Chicago Zoological Society, performed the pioneering task in order to the animal's breathing problems. Layla (top right), an eight-year-old eastern black rhinoceros, was struggling with a blocked nose for several weeks, so they used modern technology to assess the root cause (left) - but only after sedating her and hauling her body into place (bottom right).
Inside Virgin Galactic's 'Gateway to Space': Richard Branson's firm reveals first look at the New Mexico headquarters where wealthy tourists will go to 'graduate as astronauts'
Billionaire Richard Branson, who is behind Virgin Galactic, and former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, a Democrat, first pitched the plan for the spaceport nearly 15 years ago.The once-empty hangar that anchors the taxpayer-financed launch and landing facility has been transformed into a custom-tailored headquarters where Virgin Galactic will run its commercial flight operations.
Weird (and beautiful) science: Incredible images of a Confused Flour Beetle and mesmerising soap bubbles are shortlisted for Science Photographer Awards 2019
The images will go on display in central London, at a location that will be announced later this year. There will be two winning photographs from the competition. Images in the competition include a remarkable close-up of a Confused Flour Beetle (left) which is often found in grain and flour products. The scanning electronmicrograph (SEM) image captures the pores and undulating surface of the pest. Another incredible image is of soap bubble structures, revealing the sharp edges and fragile shapes which keep bubbles together (top right). Another entry to the competition includes a stunning shot of the Milky Way over the Himalayas in Nepal (bottom right).
From dead whales circled by sharks to flood waters and 'ghost' mushrooms: Incredible images from the 2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year awards
The 2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year awards has once again revealed the stunning power of nature. This year, the overall winner is Mat Beetson, from Western Australia, who took the top prize for his image of sharks circling a beached whale (top right). Taken at Cheynes Beach, Albany, with the use of a drone, it shows the ill-fated animal just five meters from the shore while great whites feast over the remains. Other stunning images include eastern quoll at Mt Field National Park, Tasmania, where it could be seen drinking from a local pool of rain water (top left), a new species of amphipod crustacean (centre), a possum (bottom left) and grey kangaroos out in the snow (bottom right).
Incredible reconstruction reveals the face of toothless Iron Age elder 'Hilda the Druid' who died in Neolithic Scotland 1,500 years ago
Karen Fleming from the University of Dundee has recreated (right) the head of a woman, nicknamed Hilda, believed to have been from Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. The skull of Hilda (inset) revealed clues about her appearance and an artist's impression (left) led to the physical bust which will now go on display at this year's Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design Masters Show. Ms Fleming, a mature student originally from Edinburgh, called Hilda a 'fascinating character to recreate'. She said: 'It's clear from the skull she was toothless before she died, which isn't too surprising considering the diet of folk back then but it was impressive how long she lived. 'A female's life expectancy at this time was roughly 31 years but it is now thought that living longer during the Iron Age is indicative of a privileged background.'
'Frankenstein's monster' AI-powered robot in Japanese Buddhist temple is preaching sermons to visitors in a bid to increase interest in the faith
The android Kannon (pictured left and bottom right), based on the Buddhist deity of mercy, began preaching at the 400-year-old Kōdai-ji zen temple (top right) in Kyoto's Higashiyama-ku ward earlier this year. The pious droid delivers sermons from the Heart Sutras in Japanese, which are accompanied by projected Chinese and English translations for foreign visitors.
Giant five foot tall penguin that weighed 175 pounds and was the size of a human lived in New Zealand 66 million years ago alongside 'the world's largest parrot, huge eagles and burrowing bats'
Leg bones (bottom right) belonging to the bird were found at the Waipara Greensand fossil site in New Zealand last year and have now been confirmed as a new species. The giant waddling sea bird (artist's impression, left) and top right) stood 5.25 feet high and weighed 175 pounds. It hunted off New Zealand's coast in the Paleocene era, 66 to 56 million years ago, adding to the list of extinct 'megafauna' that lived in the region at this time.
Neanderthals commonly suffered from bony growths known today as 'surfer's ear' that's caused by regular exposure to cold water or chilly air
Surfer's ear, or external auditory exostoses as they are known medically, are abnormal growths of bone within the ear canal. Washington University examined well-preserved ear canals (right) in the remains of 77 ancient humans, including Neanderthals (left) and early modern humans from the Middle to Late Pleistocene Epoch. Around half of the 23 Neanderthal remains examined exhibited mild to severe EAEs - at least twice the frequency seen in almost any other population studied.
Putin's robo-nauts prepare for lift-off: Russia's space agency releases eerie footage of human-like android Fedor as he gets ready to board the International Space Station crew next week
The Russia's space agency have released eerie footage of their human-like android which will board the International Space Station, next week. Nicknamed Fedor - which stands for Final Experimental Demonstration Research - the anthropomorphous machine was seen undergoing a battery of stress-tests at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, last month. Dubbed Putin's robo-naut, footage shows the cyborgs being able to determine targets and capable of honing in on specific points, such as steering wheels, which will surely come in handy.