Scientists mine 'star scar' to unlock space secrets

Since early September, the denizens of this normally hushed burg in central France have been serenaded by an industrial drill poking holes around town and pulling up cylinders of rock.

How to build the perfect sandcastle—according to science

Whether we prefer water sports or relaxing with a good book, the humble sandcastle is often a seaside must. But what's the secret to building a majestic sandcastle that will withstand the tide of time? Luckily, there's a ...

Protective mother bear cuts off Dracula's castle

While Dracula's legend usually fails to scare tourists away from the blood-sucking vampire's 15th century castle, a large, furry and protective mother bear has had more success.

How to stop a castle falling into a river

Fierce storms and floods have made this a very difficult winter for many parts of the UK, not least the owners of a historic castle in Aberdeenshire, close to the Queen's residence at Balmoral. Some 20 metres of land behind ...

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