British woodlands are home to a host of weird and wonderful wildlife, including a 'blood'-oozing fungus or ducks that leap from 30-foot trees. The Woodland Trust has released a list of some of the wackiest creatures this country hosts, like a beetle that lives in a cocoon made from its own dung. It has been published after a recent report showed that only 7 per cent of the woods they call home are in good ecological condition. The charity are calling for greater protection of their habitat, so we do not have to say goodbye to phallic-shaped fungi, or bats that cloak themselves like Dracula. Alastair Hotchkiss, conservation adviser at the Woodland Trust, said: 'Now more than ever before, with the climate change and biodiversity crises, do we need to protect and restore the UK's natural environments.'
World's first cloned Artic wolf is born in China: Pup named Maya is created using a donor cell from another of its kind and an embryo that was implanted in the womb of a beagle
Maya is the world's first cloned Artic wolf. The pup was created by a genetics firm that used a donor cell from a wild female Arctic wolf and combined it with an embryo that was grown inside a beagle. The pup was born in June, but the company waited 100 days to announce her to the world to ensure she was healthy following the process.
NASA will intentionally crash a spacecraft into an asteroid at 15,000mph on MONDAY - and the method could one day save Earth from a deadly impact
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) was launched last November ahead of an almost year-long journey to crash into the small asteroid Dimorphos, which orbits a larger one called Didymos. Didymos and Dimorphos will make their closest approach to Earth in years in late September, passing at a distance of about 6.7 million miles (10.8 million kilometres) from our planet. The impact is due to take place on Monday (September 26) at 19:14 ET (00:14 BST) and can be watched live on NASA TV and the US space agency's YouTube channel.
Britain's lost world: How more than 400 species - including mammals, birds and plants - have become extinct over the past 200 years... and 1,188 MORE could follow without rapid action
Of the 8,431 species in Great Britain that have been assessed using IUCN Regional Red List criteria, 13 per cent have been classified as threatened with extinction. That includes 440 plants (18 per cent), 232 fungi and lichens (15 per cent), 111 vertebrates (40 per cent) and 405 invertebrates (12 per cent). Since 1970 alone, 133 species have been lost, from ants, bees, beetles, butterflies and dragonflies, to fish, fleas, fungi, mammals, moths, shrimps, spiders and wasps.
Like frosting on a cupcake! Swirls and peaks of Jupiter's clouds are seen in incredible detail in stunning new 3D renders from NASA's Juno probe
At first glance at this photo, you'd be forgiven for mistaking it as a close-up of the icing on a delicious cupcake. But the textured swirls and peaks are actually clouds in Jupiter's skies, which were photographed by NASA's Juno probe. Software deveoper, Gerald Eichstädt, has created stunning 3D renders based on Juno's data, which he presented at the Europlanet Science Congress this week.
AI 'resurrects' dead stars: Eerie portraits show what Diana, Kurt Cobain, John Lennon, Janis Joplin, Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury would look like if they were alive today
A photographer used artificial intelligence to bring stars who left us too soon back to life - creating eerie portraits of Princess Diana, Kurt Cobain, John Lennon, Janis Joplin, Freddie Mercury and others. The haunting and realistic images are the work of Alper Yesiltas, a photographer based in Turkey who created the portraits for a project titled 'As If Nothing Happened.' He used artificial intelligence photo enhancer software and photo editing programs to create the pictures. 'With the development of AI technology, I've been excited for a while, thinking that "anything imaginable can be shown in reality,"' Yesiltas wrote about the project.
Hatred of green vegetables begins in the WOMB! 4D ultrasound scans reveal babies smile when their mum eats carrots - but grimace when she opts for kale
Researchers from Durham University took 4D ultrasound scans of 100 pregnant women to see how their unborn babies responded after being exposed to flavours from foods eaten by their mothers. The results showed how foetuses smiled shortly after their mothers had eaten carrot - but grimaced when their mothers opted for kale. The findings suggest that what pregnant women eat might influence their babies' taste preferences after birth. If this is the case, the results could have implications for establishing healthy eating habits.
Anglo-Saxons were only 24% English! Mass migration into the UK from Germany, The Netherlands and Denmark during the Medieval period may have increased European ancestry up to 76%, study reveals
Researchers from Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology carried out a genetic study to understand the scale, nature, and impact of human migration during the Medieval period. Their findings suggest that mass migration into the UK from Germany, The Netherlands and Denmark during this time may have increased European ancestry by as much as 76 per cent.
iPhone 14 Pro review: 'Dynamic Island' and the always-on display offer loyal Apple fans a taste of something new
Unlike the notch, Dynamic Island is not a static black obstruction on the screen, but an interactive part of the display, providing quick access to alerts, notifications and background activities without interrupting the app you are using.
iPhone 14 case is put to the test as Apple's £849 flagship smartphone is thrown from a BUNGEE JUMP 60ft off the ground - and survives the drop
Smartphone accessory company, Mous, put one of its protective cases on Apple's brand new smartphone during a bungee jump stunt at Bray Lake. Mous CEO and co-founder, James Griffith, took part in the terrifying jump, during which he launched Apple's flagship smartphone from 60 feet off the ground. Amazingly, both the smartphone and the smartphone case survived the drop test unscathed.
Send Nudes: Inside the bizarre TV programme where people view their naked bodies via state-of-the-art avatars before a panel of STRANGERS helps them decide whether or not to get cosmetic surgery
This month, E4 launched a bizarre new programme called Send Nudes, in the hopes of helping people considering surgery make their decision. In the series, participants have their naked bodies scanned using virtual reality technology, to create avatars with their desired body augmentations, which they can view from every angle. A panel of 50 strangers then provide feedback on the changes to help the participants decide whether to go for the surgery. MailOnline spoke to Francis Mathew, a Senior Production Manager at Crackit Productions, the production company behind the programme, to hear about the technology - and why he believes the show does not encourage cosmetic surgery.
Ornate Byzantine floor mosaic dating from the 5th to 7th century AD is discovered by a Palestinian farmer in an olive grove in the Gaza Strip
Salman al-Nabahin uncovered it six months ago while working in his olive orchard in Bureij refugee camp, about half a mile from the border with Israel. He was working with his son when they found that some trees had not properly taken root. The two began digging, before his son's axe hit something hard and unfamiliar in appearance, which the farmer would later describe as a 'treasure' that 'belongs to every Palestinian'.
Asteroid impacts MOVED the moon's north and south pole about 186 miles over the course of 4.25 billion years, new study reveals
Ancient collisions with asteroids actually moved the moon's north and south pokes by about 186 miles, scientists revealed in a new study. A team at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland used computer simulations to 'erase' thousands of craters from the lunar surface - as if they were going back in time to 4.25 billion years ago when the craters didn't exist. Their work led them to discover that asteroid impacts caused the location of the poles to 'wander' by 10 degrees in latitude or about 186 miles. To put that in perspective, the moon's total diameter is 2,159 miles.
'Wowza!' Two EXTREMELY rare megamouth sharks are captured on video off the coast of San Diego - only 269 have ever been seen
Two extremely rare megamouth sharks were captured on video by a fisherman off the coast of San Diego this week. David Stabile was fishing with his friends Val Costescu and Andrew Chang about 30 miles offshore when they saw the megamouth sharks. 'This weekend my friends and I went fishing off the coast of San Diego and video taped two of the most elusive sharks on this planet. Here's some cool footage I took of the two Megamouth Sharks,' he wrote on the social network. In the videos, which were shared on Twitter and Facebook, the sharks can be seen slowly swimming very close to the fishermans' boat. One swims closer to the surface while the other can be seen a feet below it, moving almost in the other's shadow.
Extra-terrestrial water is found in a UK meteorite for the FIRST time: Experts say Winchcombe space rock that crashed on a Cotswolds driveway last year may help to explain how Earth got its oceans
The Winchcombe meteorite, which crashed into a driveway in the Gloucestershire town in February last year, is also thought to hold clues about where the water in the Earth's vast oceans came from. Ashley King, a researcher in the planetary materials group at the Natural History Museum, said 12 per cent of the sample was made up of water, and, as the least contaminated specimen to be collected, it offers a lot of insights.
From a bra that converts into a face mask to a study showing ducks commit homosexual necrophilia: MailOnline reveals the wackiest winners of the annual Ig Nobel Prize
Here are some of the best winners of Harvard's Ig Nobel awards, which have taken place every year since 1991. This year's ceremony was livestreamed on Thursday. The awards are usually held at Harvard's Sanders Theatre, but 2022 marked the third consecutive year of the ceremony being held online due to Covid.
Bizarre study into the sex lives of constipated SCORPIONS and experiment involving a moose crash-test dummy are among the winners of this year's spoof 'Ig Nobel' awards
The Ig Nobel Prizes were presented by Nobel laureates in a ceremony at the Sanders Theater, Harvard University, last night. The winners, honoured in 10 categories, included scientists who found that when people on a blind date are attracted to each other, their heart rates synchronize, and researchers who looked at why legal documents can be so utterly baffling, even to lawyers themselves.