He's the man responsible for rekindling our love affair with the whacky programme and, with the help of a talented team, hurling it into the 21st Century. Doctor Who mania was re-born and a brand new wave of fans emerged in the process.
Also flung into different dimensions and galaxies was Billie Piper as his new companion Rose Tyler. However, the actor shocked fans when he decided to leave the show he had helped make a success, after only one series.
Fun fact: Christopher Eccleston first met his successor, David Tennant, while shooting the 1996 movie 'Jude'. Eccleston played the lead role and Tennant had a part as a drunk student who taunted him.
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.
Confused Apple customers are finding coins in their MacBooks.
High levels of iron help prevent hearing loss, a study has claimed.
A software engineer has constructed a fingernail-sized engine made of paper and it totally works!
Conspiracy theorists claim that there is a mysterious alien based pyramid in the Antarctic.
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