In September Northern Rock, Britain's fifth-biggest mortgage lender, was granted emergency funding by the Bank of England after finding itself unable to secure loans from elsewhere.
The news leads to the first run on a British bank for more than a century as thousands of depositors queue to get their money out. Billions were withdrawn within hours. The crisis only passes when Chancellor Alistair Darling agrees to guarantee all savings after injecting billions into the fledging company.
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.