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January 16, 2016

NASA have announced that David Bowie was right about there being "spiders on Mars".

On Monday, the news spread that the cultural icon had died following an 18-month battle with liver cancer, and on the same day, the space exploration institute revealed that Bowie had been correct to use the name for his Ziggy Stardust backing band, the Spiders from Mars. The planet is apparently covered in massive terrains that are referred to as "spiders" because of their spindly appearance in photographs of the red planet, and Nasa has now released stunning pictures of the phenomenon on scientifically known as "radical troughs."..

Humans of the future could have bigger toes, cat eyes, and increased body hair.

According to leading paleoanthropologist Dr Matthew Skinner, changes in climate, the development of technology, or the lack of natural resources will make the human body evolve with bigger toes and slanted eyes, with translucent eyelids also being a possible feature. Using digital drawings by artist Quentin Devine, Skinner explains how humans will develop webbed hands due to rising sea levels. Other changes include very pale skin, and more muscular physiques would be the consequence of a second ice age.

What's more, colonising another planet could lead to humans having smaller mouths and loss of teeth. The research has been conducted to celebrate the premiere of Extant Season 2 on Syfy.

Get Living London have found eight out of 10 people living in their East Village development rarely communicate with their neighbours.

According to the study, 85 per cent of Brits admitted to not knowing all their closest neighbours' names, and the main reason for not talking to each other is because they never see them and are worried they'll be seen as intruding or nosy.

Neil Young, CEO of Get Living London, which owns and manages the private rented homes at East Village, wants to promote free events to bring people together. He said: "We weren't surprised that 40 per cent of Brits never even see their neighbours, so one way we work hard to make East Village one of London's friendliest neighbourhoods is through bringing people together at free events."

Cincinnati Zoo has named their first "zoo baby" of 2016 after the late singer David Bowie.

The penguin weighs 1.6 ounces and joins 32 other "little penguins" in the largest colony in the United States.

The zoo chose Bowie on the music icon's birthday, January 8. Beside a picture of Bowie on their Facebook page, they wrote: "Meet Bowie, the first Zoo Baby of 2016! Elvis and Bowie were popular suggestions because today is the birth date of both Elvis Presley and David Bowie. The penguin keepers chose Bowie because we already have a king penguin named Elvis."

David Bowie passed away on Sunday after an 18-month battle with cancer.