Brush with fate:
Destroyed by a curtain
Da Vinci painted his 15th century masterwork on wet plaster using vinegar and egg yolks, but it only took a few years for the Milanese religious mural to start flaking.
A curtain was hung across the world in the 18th century but this only trapped moisture on its surface and flaked it even more. The latest recent restoration lasted over 20 years.
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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