Back in the 18th century Blackpool began as a small village with a great beach - no less than seven magnificent miles of sand. Nowadays entertainment in all forms is Blackpool's greatest attraction.
The sands stretch from the bustling Central Beach with its donkeys, ice-cream and seafood stalls to the tranquil, wide-open spaces of Bispham to the North and Squires Gate to the South.
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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