Open with caution: How that bottle of bubbly could leave you blind The pressure inside a champagne bottle can launch a cork at 50 miles per hour – fast enough to shatter glass Doctors report bottles causing serious eye injuries and even blindness | UPDATED: 11:35 GMT, 31 December 2012 High pressure hazard: A champagne cork can travel up to fifty miles per hour We all savour the sound of a champagne cork popping. But those of us too squeamish to open the bottle for fear of a fast-flying cork might be onto something
DNA's double helix is pictured for the first time: Researchers hope new technique will reveal how the molecule worksResearchers have in the past used a technique called X-ray crystallography to infer the structure of the moleculeDNA encodes the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all living organisms | UPDATED: 11:18 GMT, 30 November 2012 Scientists have for the first time captured a direct image of DNA, the structure that encodes the genetic instructions of all living organisms.
Going underground! Bus rescued by crane after being engulfed by huge crack in the road The bus sunk into a gaping pothole in Nanjing, China todayAll 31 passengers on board were evacuated and no one was injured | UPDATED: 20:14 GMT, 29 November 2012 A bus carrying passengers has been rescued by a crane after it was engulfed by a huge crack which appeared suddenly in the road.