Arlene Phillips' replacement was none other than Strictly's 2007 winner, Alesha Dixon. After being hailed as "Europe's answer to Beyonce" (by ageing legend Bruce Forsyth), the singer-dancer was proudly put on the judges' podium to "refresh" the show.
However, not everyone was so pleased. As well as ministers and the general public disapproving of the move, the professional dancers on the show were outraged that a former contestant would be judging their moves. Who can blame them?
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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