Though other steam trains had been invented 25 years earlier, Robert Stephenson's 'Rocket' in 1829 was the world's first modern steam locomotive, adopting several recent technological improvements.
Its design set the standard for 150 years and after the Rocket's success, the railways expanded quickly. For the first time, huge numbers of people were able to move across the world.
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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