This now rare country craft is closely associated with coppicing, the oldest known system of woodland management. Every five or 10 years, clumps of trees, especially hazel, would be cut back to the roots, allowing them to regenerate.
Much of it was used by itinerant charcoal burners, who sold their product to local iron works. Charcoal remains in demand today as fuel for barbecues, but nearly all of it comes from overseas, where the cost of production is lower.
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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