In an age of emails and rural neglect, MPs have warned that nearly half of the country's remaining post offices could be closed. The Royal Mail is axing 2,500 branches from its network of 14,000. A further 4,000 may also be stamped out.
A government spokesman said: "We know post offices play an important social and economic role but four million fewer people are using them each week than two years ago and the Post Office is losing 500,000 a day".
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.