The 35-year-old ex-'Big Breakfast' presenter and husband Lee Mead confirmed the news of the her pregnancy to their loved ones following Van Outen's 12-week scan. She is due to give birth in May 2010.
A source said: "To say they are ecstatic would be an understatement. The baby's healthy and everything's going to plan."
Tools designed to ensure computer code in smart cars does not crash has been inspired by hungry penguins.
The rounded sleeping capsules send guests drifting into ocean before arriving on desert island by morning.
Sitting on the saddle activates the part of the brain responsible for learning, a study has claimed.
Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die.
Life on Earth may have arrived from Mars on an asteroid, scientists have claimed.
Lunar mission scheduled at the end of 2017 could find out if beer can be brewed on the moon.
A bottle used to teach children how far litter can travel ended up on Scottish beach after 8,700-mile journey.
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