Brush with fate:
Set on fire
Van Gogh's stunning painting was an addition to his world famous Sunflowers series. It caught the attention Koyatat Yamamota who promptly exported it to Japan in 1920.
He thought the safest place to store such a piece would be a bank vault. However an American air raid in 1945 set fire to the building wilting the masterwork.
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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