In the poll, commissioned to mark the launch of Freeview HD, it was revealed that Brits are a nation of weepers, with 91% admitting they had shed a tear while watching a favourite show. And Vera's last onscreen moments were some of the saddest, earning a place at No 8.
Surprisingly, in the results from 3,000 people who took part, it was revealed that men were more likely to blub in front of the box than their female counterparts; 60% of women enjoy a regular cry while watching TV, while 79% of men said they cried once a week.
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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