Police minister John Denham was reprimanded when he used the term at a police conference in 2002.
During a discussion at the annual conference of the Police Federation, he said that it was time to "get down to the nitty gritty" on training of officers, which he was later told was not PC as it supposedly has racist overtones dating back to the days of slavery.
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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