C4 show Electric Dreams predicts life in 50 years’ time

Concepts once confined to fantasy such as space tourism set to become a reality Health-monitoring implants to detect illness in the body are also on the horizon Research conducted by leading British futurologist Dr Ian Pearson By Martha Alexander For Mailonline It is often said that truth is stranger than fiction. But the lines between…

The world’s biggest creepy-crawlies revealed

Monster beetles, spiders, flies, moths, bugs and butterflies revealed Most species are found in Asia,  Australia or South America Despite their sinister appearance, most insects won’t attack unless under threat  By Martha Alexander For Mailonline Where would one find a beetle so strong it can break pencils clean in half with its jaw? Or spiders…

The plans for eco-friendly holiday resort in Philippines

The Nautilus Eco-Resort follows the Fibonacci sequence, used by architects as the ideal good design formula Over 500 guests will be able to stay at the resort, which will be entirely built from reused or recycled material The man behind it, Vincent Callebaut, 40, says his plans will help preserve the coastal area’s environment By…

Las Vegas is a sporting paradise

Las Vegas offers so much more than the gambling which used to define it Sport is at its core with boxing, NHL, golf, NASCAR and NFL on offer A helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon is among the many other delights  By Joe Ridge for MailOnline Forget the gambling that used to run the show…

One of the world’s best hotels for embarking for a cruise

Mail on Sunday’s Simon Heptinstall checked into the Savoia Excelsior Palace It is located a few yards from the deep-water cruise terminal Simon watched the arrival of the 3,500-passenger Majestic Princess cruise ship By Simon Heptinstall For The Mail On Sunday The cruise ship looked as if it was going to sail right into the…

Tokyo is revealed as the cheapest long haul destination

Japan’s capital came out on top, while Rio de Janeiro was deemed one of the pricier places Costly items in the South American city included lager – an average of £4.07 a bottle – and wine at £6.79 The Post Office’s Long Haul Holiday Report was based on the costs of ten tourist items, including…

Dubai unveils plans to create a replica of Venice

Stunning images reveal plans to create a replica of Venice in the United Arab Emirates  The Floating Venice will be located in The World in Dubai islands, 4km offshore from Dubai   The resort will be the world’s first five-star floating destination The development aims to bring ‘the charm, serenity and culture of Venice to the…

Scottish Nature Photography Festival’s stunning UK images

The stunning images of the UK were all contenders in this year’s Scottish Nature Photography Festival contest Richard Whitson, from Glasgow, came joint first place in the annual competition with his photo of a stonechat Other shortlisted entries included an image of a female roe deer roaming a field in Northumberland at dawn By Sadie…

Imgur images shows nuns eating in KFC and firing guns

Images posted to Imgur show devout sisters living it up across the world    The photographs show the women having fun, despite their religious vows  Snapshots were taken in locations ranging from the Philippines to America  By Sadie Whitelocks for MailOnline From gun practice to seaside jaunts and basketball games, these candid photos reveal what…

Author Hunter Davies takes a bargain train trip to Lille

The Mail on Sunday’s Hunter Davies got a weekend break to Lille for £254 The break, for two people, included one night in a four-star hotel  It also included return tickets on Eurostar from London St Pancras Station  By Hunter Davies For The Mail On Sunday Over the tannoy at St Pancras Station came a message…