The New Zealand born mountaineer became the first climber (alongside Tenzing Norgay) to reach the summit of Mount Everest on May 29 1953 he was aged 33 at the time. He has never lived this legend down, becoming a national hero, even appearing on the New Zealand $5 note.
In 1985 he accompanied fellow pioneer Neil Armstrong in a small ski plane over the Arctic Ocean, landing at the North Pole, thus becoming the first man to stand at both poles and on the summit of Everest.
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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