Not that anybody needed a Facebook “it’s summer” reminder to begin with, but Brits are doubly annoyed that they got the greeting when it’s pouring rain outside.
British astronaut Tim Peake must be missing home a little, because he’s been taking some incredible images of the UK and northern Europe during his time aboard the International Space Station.
The Aurora Borealis may be a common site in some parts of the world, but England rarely gets to witness it in its full, saturated glory. Last night, however, the country was treated to an impressive multicolor light show.
For years, the United Kingdom’s Environment Agency has been using Lidar to study flooding and coastal changes. Since 1998, it’s had an unexpected use: discovering long-lost roads left by the Romans, helping to uncover new details of the country’s past.
The US may make big turbines, but the UK knows how to make lots of them: The world’s biggest wind farm is to be constructed just off the cost of England.
This is so cool: National Geographic has put together a neat video composed entirely of paper that gives you a brief primer of London’s history, starting 40,000 years ago.
Apple has spoken out officially in objection to a proposed UK bill that seeks to change the investigatory powers of the British government.
A piece of the disposable fairing from a SpaceX launched washed up on the UK coast. While original reports identified it as part of the SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket that exploded catastrophically shortly after liftoff in June, closer investigation reveals it’s part of a successful cargo run from September 2014.
David Cameron’s Conservative government is to announce the formation of two new 5,000 troop-strong strike brigades, as the UK’s first defence review since 2010 is revealed today. It’s just one element of a major new defence push by the UK’s top brass.
Transport for London has released renders of what the London’s new Crossrail trains will look like, providing a glimpse of what a British commute of the future might looks like.
British Prime Minister David Cameron is struggling to catch a break at the moment. Though he (probably) wasn’t actually at fault, his representatives certainly were: they uploaded a very-obviously-doctored picture of the PM to the official 10 Downing Street Facebook page, and caused more than a bit of a stir.
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.
Uber bosses are on the receiving end of some good news today for once, with a UK court deciding that its app-based distance-calculating thing is different enough from the black cab taximeter that it should be allowed to continue to operate.
In the sleepy British town of Chesham, the sidewalks are a little bit special. The very ground on which people walk is now providing respectably fast wifi to residents as they wander around the streets.
Someone at the British Geological Survey managed to convince a boss that engaging with the kids via Minecraft might be a good idea, so here we all are reading about accurate maps of West Thurrock, York and Ingleborough that have been built using existing national topography and geology databases.
No glue. No cables. No steel reinforcements. The only thing keeping this bridge intact is, well, physics.
Yes, Google wants to be a wireless carrier. Not to take the whole world by storm (yet), but to push the limits of what wireless carriers do. The latest possible perk? Service outside the US at no additional cost.
The bright lights of London have always drawn wide-eyed, enthusiastic youngsters seeking fame and fortune. But in this image from the European Space Agency, the city shows up with bright radar reflections instead.
When it comes to TV, us Brits get very defensive when America tries to adapt one of our shows - just look at the reaction to the announcement that Black Mirror is getting a US remake. There's a good reason for the concern though: Most of the time these adaptations don't really work... and that's actually a good thing.