Michael soon became a dominant figure in popular music. He was the first African-American entertainer to gain a strong cross-cultural following on MTV with his music videos being just as adored as his songs.
His album 'Thriller' is often cited as the best-selling album of all time with hits such as 'Billie Jean' and 'Beat It' and he broke boundaries with his individual style, sound and dance - the moonwalk.
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.