Many think of France as the UK's civilised neighbour but if La Sante prison is anything to go by their penal system harps back to the middle ages and would make even the Foreign Legion wince.
Prisoners are kept in inhumane conditions and often commit suicide to escape the squalor. In 1999 alone 124 inmates took their own lives by various means including eating rat poison.
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!
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