Two thirds of young Britons claim that they 'couldn’t live without their phone' and nine per cent of people surveyed said they'd rather go without their own children than part with their gadgets.
Claims made in Jane's All The World's Aircraft journal state that German aviation pioneer Gustave Whitehead may have been the first man to successfully fly a plane, beating the Wright Brothers' infamous flight by two years.
The research found those with impaired vision have the potential to use echolocation to find objects in the same manner as animals such as dolphins or bats.
A Russian space capsule carrying mice, lizards and gerbils has landed safely back on Earth after spending a month in space. The animals were part of tests by Russian scientists looking at the effects of weightlessness on the animals' bodies.
Major Tim Peake, 41, who was accepted into the European Astronaut Corps in 2009, will travel to the International Space Station in 2015 and spend six months in orbit.
Researchers from Indiana University are trying to discover how copper coins from Africa, dating back to the 900s, ended up in Australia six centuries before the antipodean country was first 'discovered'.
Tom Turner, a designer from Salt Lake City, U.S., has created a pair of swimming shorts with a waterproof pocket that allow swimmers to keep their valuables safe and dry.
Researchers using the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland have created the smallest drops of liquid ever made in the lab (pictured) - and say it could help them understand the conditions straight after the Big Bang.
There has been much debate about the precise date that early man began to use stone-tipped spears - with some experts suggesting dates as far back as 500,000 years ago - but until now, evidence had been lacking.
Nasa satellites orbiting the Earth have captured a 6,000-mile-long, 120-mile-wide panoramic photo of the planet starting in northern Russia and swooping down to South Africa.