Children will soon want to ditch their human best friend to spend time with a ROBOT instead

Children could soon be ditching their human best friends to spend time with a robot instead, a scientists has warned according to Daily mail.

It comes as a survey claims a fifth of youngsters aged between five and 18-years-old say they expect to become friends with a robot in the future.

Some are already turning to artificial intelligence for company, with eight per cent saying they talk to voice-activated assistants, like they would a friend.

Professor Angelo Cangelosi, said it was likely that young people growing up with AI and robot technology today would develop closer relationships with them in the future.

Cats love a good head scratch

Cats love having their head scratched because it reminds them of their mothers who licked their faces when they were kittens, according to feline experts.

When an owner takes over this role it reinforces the idea they are their mother.

When they don't have their mothers to pester them, scientists found owners giving a head rub serves as a handy reminder to cats that they need to groom themselves.

Hate going to the gym? Blame your parents

While some people come out of the gym with a huge grin on their face, others find absolutely no pleasure in exercising.

Now, a new study has revealed that our enjoyment of exercising is largely genetic.

The researchers hope the findings could be used to develop personalised exercise programmes for people who are not genetically inclined to enjoy the gym according to Daily mail.

Study finds we learn moral lessons more effectively from books with human characters

A new study found that moral lessons in storybooks resonate with kids most when the character are human - not human-like animals. 

But the more a child attributes human characteristics to the animals, the more effectively they learned social lessons like sharing or telling the truth.

The findings are important because many of the social lessons told through human-like animals - such as a conniving fox or a turtle who perseveres - may miss the mark for effectively teaching moral lessons

The study, conducted by researchers found that kids aged 4-6 learn don't learn social lessons from stories with animals as effectively as those with humans because many children don't see these characters as similar to themselves. 

The terrifying conjoined BATS

Researchers have discovered the third case ever of a pair of conjoined bats in southeastern Brazil.

The newborn bat twins' corpse is conjoined at the torso, with its two heads side by side according to Daily mail.

While researchers aren't sure what causes identical twins to be conjoined, it can occur when a fertilized egg splits too late.

The study found that the bat twins were male large fruit-eating bats of the genus Artibeus.  

The specimen was found with the umbilical cord and placenta still attached, indicating that the twins were newborn. 

The twins have separated heads and necks but a conjoined trunk with an abnormally expanded thorax, with ultrasound analysis revealing that they have two similarly sized and separate hearts.