Is this the world's oldest emoji?

The world's first emoji may have been carved in Turkey in 1700 BC.

Archaeologists have discovered a 3,700-year-old pitcher engraved with what appears to be a smiley face in an ancient city. According to Daily mail

The vase-like, off-white coloured pot features a small handle, and has a prominent smiley face drawn on its front.

It was discovered under the guidance of Professor Nicolo Marchetti, an archaeologist

'We have found a variety of cubes and urns,' Professor Marchetti said

The most interesting of them is a pot from 1700 BC that features an image of a "smile" on it.

'The pot was used for drinking sherbet.

'Most probably, [this depicts] the oldest smile in the world,' he added.

Professor Marchetti said much of the pottery found at the site depicts the era of an ancient civilisation.

Giving to others really DOES make you happier

Being generous really does make people happier, according to new research.

Areas of the brain that are triggered during altruistic acts were found to be linked to feelings of contentment.

The discovery sheds fresh light on why people feel gratification from giving, even when it comes at a cost to themselves, according to Daily Mail.

Merely promising to be more generous was enough to create changes in our brains that makes us happier, the study suggests.

Robot, named Kuri, can recognise your PETS

If you're living with a troublesome pup, then help could be at hand - in the form of a small robot.

According to Daily mail Kuri is a knee-high robot that can recognise pets and children and even tell them off if they're misbehaving.

The robot, is also getting belt treads as feet instead of wheels which means it will be able to move more easily on rugs and soft furnishings.

Robot uses deep learning and big data to write and play its own music

A marimba-playing robot with four arms and eight sticks is writing and playing its own compositions in a lab. The pieces are generated using artificial intelligence and deep learning.

Researchers fed the robot nearly 5,000 complete songs -- from Beethoven to the Beatles to Lady Gaga to Miles Davis -- and more than 2 million motifs, riffs and licks of music. Aside from giving the machine a seed, or the first four measures to use as a starting point, no humans are involved in either the composition or the performance of the music.

Friendships Are More Important Than Family

The bonds between friends get much stronger with age, and eventually, they can even outweigh the benefits of family relationships, according to a new study.

Friendships play a key role in health and happiness – especially as we get older, revealed dual studies involving thousands of participants around the world.

These relationships can ‘make a world of difference,’ researchers say, and even affect how we respond to illness.