Wonder years: Pictures of America"s youth throughout the early 20th century recall a bygone age of innocence

Age of innocence: Beautiful homespun images capture early 20th century 'wonder years' when children ran barefoot instead of playing Xbox By Daniel Miller PUBLISHED: 18:11 GMT, 31 January 2013 | UPDATED: 08:02 GMT, 1 February 2013 These fascinating pictures of American and Canadian youngsters in the first half of the 20th century capture an almost forgotten age of innocence and the simplest of pleasures. The photographs, from the archives of the National Geographic magazine, show children from around two or three up until their early teens and give a fascinating glimpse into what life was like for youngsters without the all trappings of the modern world which we now take so much for granted.

Facebook: How many friends do you have? Researchers reveal what the answer could reveal about your life

How many friends do you have on Facebook Researchers reveal what the answer could say about your life Researchers say the 'perfect' number of friends caries between countriesClaim factors including the availability of friends for babysitting or even money lending can impact the number of Facebook friends a person has | UPDATED: 21:00 GMT, 17 December 2012 Some people like to have a few close friends on Facebook, while others have hundreds who they barely know. Researchers now believe that the number of friends you have can depend on how successful you are, and even how often you move.

Sharon Bukokhe: Glamorous businesswoman, 28, from Kenya, killed herself because she was lonely in Britain

Glamorous businesswoman, 28, from Kenya, killed herself because she was lonely living in Britain Manchester sales boss Sharon Bukokhe worked for family planning charityNottingham Trent University graduate's husband was South Africa studentHer closest relative lived 250 miles away and others lived in US and CanadaShe applied full make up and painted nails then suffocated herself at home | UPDATED: 15:08 GMT, 5 December 2012 A glamorous 28-year-old businesswoman killed herself because she struggled to cope with living alone in Britain with her family dispersed across the world, an inquest heard yesterday. Sales manager Sharon Bukokhe, of Levenshulme, Manchester, was a high achiever working for a family planning charity but felt lonely because relatives including her husband lived abroad

X-47B "stealth drone" hoped to be first carrier-borne unmanned aircraft

U.S. Navy 'stealth drone' takes to the sea for tests: The autonomous X-47B is hoped to be first carrier-borne unmanned aircraftThe drone will be the first to be piloted entirely by artificial intelligenceTests hope to prove it can take off and land from an aircraft carrierIt has a claimed range of 2,000 miles and flight time of six hours | UPDATED: 18:50 GMT, 29 November 2012 A stealth drone set to be the world's first unmanned, robot aircraft piloted by artificial intelligence rather than a remote human operator has taken to the sea for tests.