'Trading Places' director John Landis crafted one of Murphy's most successful movies in 1988. The classic fish-out-of-water tale of an African prince in New York was tailor-made for Murphy's irresistible observations.
This commercial success was a career peak he would struggle to match for a number of years. It was also the first of many films where he plays multiple roles.
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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