Written in 1948 (try reversing the last two numbers of the title) as an indictment of the then-present or a warning for the future, Orwell created a stark totalitarianism world in which one seemingly unimportant man rebels.
Its central character is Winston Smith, a lonely man hired by the state to distribute propaganda and rewrite the past, who fears the constant surveillance of the super-state and longs to escape. This is the novel that the term 'Big Brother' comes from, but don't let that put you off. Thankfully more people continue to watch this instead of the ill-fated show.
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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