Japanese companies are obliged by law to measure the waistlines of employees aged between 40 and 70.
Rapper B.o.B. has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise $200,000 to launch satellites into space to prove that the Earth is flat.
Scientists have discovered the first new rodent species in the Solomon Islands in more than 80 years – a giant coconut-eating rat that lives in trees.
Dubai is to spend $140 million building the world’s largest simulated space city, covering almost two million square feet and designed to be used on Mars.
A San Francisco start-up has created the world’s first solar-powered smartwatch.
A Czech brewery uses crayfish equipped with sophisticated bio-sensors to monitor the quality of its water supply.