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.
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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