The farmhouse made famous in the cult film 'Withnail and I' was bought by Cumbrian publican, Sebastian Hindley, who fought off seven rivals to win the furious bidding session at the Berkley Hotel in Knightsbridge.
The property in Sleddale Hall, near Shap was sold by the water company United Utilities. It featured in some key scenes in the comedy which starred Richard E Grant and Paul McGann.
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.