On Nov. 27, 1944, 4,000 tons of bombs went off at RAF Fauld, a munitions facility in the English countryside near Hanbury, Burton. The explosion was so great that it caused a mushroom cloud and could be felt as far as Morocco.
The late 1930s were dark times for Britain. War was on the horizon, and things were about to get very, very tough. But some periodicals tried keeping things light with utopian visions of tomorrow. Like this March 5, 1938 cover of Modern Wonder which featured the streamlined transportation of the future. The magazine…
Britain is saying goodbye to the European Union, a monumental decision that’s triggering some serious alarm bells among the country’s researchers. Here’s why they have a right to be worried.
You may have woken up to news that the UK voted to leave the EU which sent the global markets plunging and led to the resignation of the prime minister. But there’s more! Google Trends suggests that many people in the UK still aren’t sure what passing “Brexit” even means.
Bees are dying at an incredible rate, and we’re all screwed because of it. But instead of thinking about all that doom and gloom, why not take a look at these photos of a massive swarm stuck to some poor woman’s car and thank your lucky stars it wasn’t yours.
Channel 5 meteorologist Sian Welby went a bit viral when she had some fun with the forecast around the time The Force Awakens hit theaters. To honor Batman v Superman, she’s dropped DC 20 puns into her latest forecast this weekend.
Hey, remember when Harrison Ford broke his leg in 2014? Well, the British government does, and it’s bringing charges against a Disney UK subsidiary for violating workplace health and safety laws.
Apple has spoken out officially in objection to a proposed UK bill that seeks to change the investigatory powers of the British government.
The British Fantasy Awards were handed out earlier today at FantasyCon 2015, celebrating excellence in fantasy literature.
This is a pretty incredible find: a map of Middle Earth featuring annotations from its creator, J.R.R. Tolkien was recently discovered in a copy of a book owned by illustrator Pauline Baynes, which sheds some light on some of the inspiration behind it.
British broadband provider TalkTalk has admitted that all of its 4 million customers’ names, addresses, dates of birth, email addresses, phone numbers and bank details may have stolen by hackers.
This long, dark tunnel may look old, but back in the 1940s it was home to something more modern: the precursors of radar technology that were being used by the British Army.
The Second World War just doesn't seem to want to go away. Earlier this week, a construction crew working in London, England, accidentally stumbled upon a rather large undetonated bomb, resulting in the evacuation of some 1,200 residents.
A DNA analysis of wheat found in an ancient peat bog suggests early Britons were more commercially sophisticated than previously thought. The presence of wheat on the British Isles a full 2,000 years before farmers began cultivating cereal grains means these hunter-gatherers may have established important trade…
From 1914 to 1919, the Allied powers restricted the maritime supply of raw materials and foodstuffs to the Central Powers. The policy is often called a key component in the Allied victory, but it resulted in hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths, and introduced the world to a terrifying new kind of warfare.
It's emerged that Britain has an ultra-secret spy base in the Middle East which taps undersea cables running through the region.
Beautiful beaches probably aren't the first thing that come to mind when thinking of jolly olde England, but seaside resorts have been popular getaways for city-dwellin' Brits for nearly two centuries. People do still go visit, but the Victorian-era piers that dot the coast have seen some better days.
There's some big excitement in the sleepy town of Dingwall, Scotland, where the remnants of Viking parliamentary gathering spot was just discovered under a parking lot. This is where Norse nobleman would get together and settle their differences before swords started swinging. Now it's a Camry hangout.