What Will Happen to the Union Jack If Scotland Votes for Independence?

Today, Scotland is holding a vote on independence—whether or not it should be a country separate from the United Kingdom. If the "ayes" have it, the decision could herald the break-up of Britain, which turns a political issue into a design issue: What will happen to the Union Jack? » 9/18/14 10:00am 9/18/14 10:00am

Archaeologists Found a Viking Parliament Buried Under a Parking Lot

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. » 10/25/13 10:20am 10/25/13 10:20am

The UK Moves to Block All Internet Porn by Default

British Prime Minister David Cameron announced a sweeping set of reforms on Monday that seeks to limit access to online pornography and do away with the more obscene materials. In a speech, Cameron outlined a new filter system that will compel all British internet users to select whether or not they want… » 7/22/13 10:50am 7/22/13 10:50am

London's Rooftop Missile Sites Could Have Been Designed by Tony Stark

Those surface-to-air missile batteries that are being installed around Olympic Stadium must have been invented by Stark Industries. Each high-speed missile houses a trio of smaller projectiles—like a troika doll of fiery, explosive death. » 5/08/12 12:40pm 5/08/12 12:40pm

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Apple UK Event: O2 Official iPhone Carrier, Arrives Nov. 9

Looks like we were pretty much on the money except for the date—O2 will be carrying the iPhone in the UK, which will arrive Nov. 9 for £269 (8GB model only). Sadly, but not unexpectedly, 3G's still not on board. To mitigate the EDGE factor, O2's hooking up with The Cloud to put out over 7500 free Wi-Fi hotspots for… » 9/18/07 5:35am 9/18/07 5:35am