The picture that makes you feel as if you're on Mars: FOUR BILLION pixel interactive panorama gives you a 360-degree view as if you're standing next to the Curiosity rover Photographer Andrew Bodrov used 407 pictures from two Curiosity cameras to make the interactive image By Helen Lawson PUBLISHED: 20:32 GMT, 30 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:10 GMT, 31 March 2013 Ever wondered what it would be like to gaze across the surface of Mars Thanks to one photographer, you can – with only a click of the mouse. Andrew Bodrov spent two weeks creating the interactive image using 407 pictures from the narrow angle and medium angle cameras on the head of Nasa's Curiosity rover and a bit of digital retouching. '[The camera] is only two megapixels, which by today's standards is not huge,' he told Popular Science.
UK may arm Syrian rebels within months: We should not rule out any option, says HagueWilliam Hague reveals plan to send non-lethal equipment to bolster opposition forcesForeign Secretary tells MPs forces will also be trained in detecting chemical weaponsIran providing 'considerable military support' to AssadLabour says the UK should be uniting the opposition, not arming it By Jason Groves PUBLISHED: 13:24 GMT, 6 March 2013 | UPDATED: 23:37 GMT, 6 March 2013 Britain could start arming rebel fighters in Syria within months, William Hague hinted yesterday, as he warned the conflict was becoming a ‘catastrophic’ humanitarian crisis. The Foreign Secretary told MPs that Britain would send millions of pounds worth of armoured vehicles and body armour to Syrian rebels fighting to depose dictator Bashar al-Assad.
Four days to go until the Mayan Doomsday – and there's a rush on for bomb-proof survival bunkers (complete with leather sofas and plasma screen TVs) Ron Hubbard builds stylish underground bomb-proof shelter in CaliforniaDesigner's business has gone from selling one per month to one per daySome say Mayan Long Count calendar proves world will end this Friday | UPDATED: 08:18 GMT, 18 December 2012 If you’re seriously concerned about the world ending on Friday, then this could be just the ticket.
Syrian government forces fire Scud missiles at insurgents in north of the country in escalation of two-year conflictPresident Bashar Assad's forces fire six missiles at rebel forcesFirst time missiles have been used in bloody conflict New Syrian coalition opposition approved by more than 100 nations | UPDATED: 00:53 GMT, 13 December 2012 The Syrian government has escalated hostilities with rebel forces after firing more than six scud missiles. The attacks are thought to have been the first time President Bashar Assad's military has used missiles to attack insurgents during the two-year conflict
So THAT'S why slimming makes us depressed: Ditching fat and sugar is similar to drug withdrawal Consuming a high-fat diet was linked with greater anxiety, say experts This could make dieters vulnerable to a cycle of bingeing and fasting By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 12:39 GMT, 12 December 2012 | UPDATED: 16:16 GMT, 12 December 2012 The sight of a solitary carrot on your plate while your friends tuck into bags of crisps and chocolate is enough to make anyone feel glum.
Can't boil an egg Russian scientists create a CARTON that'll help you make the perfect one in two minutes without water It contains layers of chemicals that produce heat when activatedThe egg sits inside and is ready to eat in half the time it takes in water | UPDATED: 00:39 GMT, 4 December 2012 If you've ever tried to peel a hard-boiled egg only to find it’s definitely more suited to soldiers, help is at hand. Designers have invented a clever cardboard box that cooks the egg inside perfectly – without a saucepan in sight. The packaging contains a chemical layer which, when triggered, generates heat and cooks the raw egg in just two minutes
How attempts to clear up the Deepwater Horizon spill may have made it WORSE: Dispersant chemicals 'made oil penetrate Gulf Coast beaches more deeply'Toxic components of the crude oil spilled may have even penetrated as far as groundwater supplies, new study warns | UPDATED: 17:41 GMT, 30 November 2012 The dispersant chemicals BP used in response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster may have made oil sink deeper and faster into the beaches of the U.S. Gulf Coast, scientists have claimed. A new paper warns toxic components of light crude may even have penetrated as far as groundwater supplies because of the chemicals.
Inside Britain's Armageddon houses: Meet the 'preppers' who are stockpiling food and weapons because they fear the world will end Britons are stockpiling arms, food, and even condoms Some have secret hideaways away from towns and cities for when the apocalypse strikesThey all appear in a documentary on people preparing for disaster Mayan calendar has predicted the apocalypse on December 21, 2012 | UPDATED: 17:44 GMT, 29 November 2012 The Mayan calendar predicts that the end of the world is less than a month away – but there are some Britons who are taking the doomsday prophecy more seriously than most.
Pigs blown up, guinea pigs poisoned and marmosets given anthrax: Campaigners expose 'cruel' secret military experiments at Porton Down Campaign group uncovered details of the 'cruel and grotesque' research projects at the Porton Down labs in WiltshireExperiments involved substantial suffering and led to the death of the animalsPigs were anesthetised, blown up by bombs, then drained of a third of their blood before being resuscitatedMarmosets infected with highly dangerous chemicals | UPDATED: 07:39 GMT, 27 November 2012 Pigs have been blown up, guinea pigs poisoned and marmosets given anthrax in germ and chemical warfare experiments at the top secret British military research base, it has emerged. The campaign group that uncovered the details of the 'cruel and grotesque' research projects by scientists at the Porton Down labs in Wiltshire said that in some cases it appeared the animals had been given nothing to ease their pain. Many of the experiments involved substantial suffering and led to the death of the animals, the British Union for Abolition of Vivisection's investigation found