While the outside world focuses on Kim Jong-il's nuclear weapons program, domestically he runs the world's most tightly controlled society with an estimated 250,000 people confined in "re-education camps."
Malnourishment is widespread and according to the United Nations World Food Program, the average 7-year-old boy in North Korea is almost 8 inches shorter and more than 20 pounds lighter than a South Korean boy of the same age.
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.