Having aliens whose only goal is to blow up all forms of civilisation (starting with American landmarks) was always going to be a box office hit.
Throw in the President of the United States piloting a fighter jet and Will Smith knocking out an alien with one punch and 'Independence Day' nearly took over the world upon its initial release. The aliens themselves were fast, slimy and intelligent but not immune to a single computer virus...
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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