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Climate Scientist, Astronaut Piers Sellers Dies At 61

British-born NASA astronaut and leading climate scientist Piers Sellers died of pancreatic cancer on Dec. 23 at the age of 61. In an official statement, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden paid glowing tributes to Sellers and recalled his work on climate change.

Space December 24, 2016

Antidepressant Prescriptions In England Doubled To 61 Million In A Decade

Prescriptions for antidepressants in England doubled in just 10 years. Experts say it could partly be due to the increased awareness of mental illnesses and more people seeking medical help.

Medicine July 6, 2016

Math Problem Given To 10-Year-Old Baffles Internet

Professional mathematicians, along with people around the world, are stumped trying to find the answer to a math problem assigned to 10-year-old students in the UK. So, what's the answer?

June 24, 2016

Life Expectancy Gap Between Rich And Poor In England, Wales Increasing Again

Good news: people in England and Wales are living longer. Bad news: there’s a widening life expectancy gap between the rich and poor, but it is not due to income.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 4, 2016

NHS To Offer Doctors, Nurses Dance And Fitness Classes To Boost Health

The National Health Service will provide a £600 million fund to hospitals so staff can take fitness classes to boost their well-being. The initiative is part of the agency's measures against obesity.

LIFE March 7, 2016

You Can Now See Shakespeare's England In Virtual Reality

The words 'O brave new world / that has such people in't' from William Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' have never rung more true.

Wearable Tech January 29, 2016

Gonorrhea May Possibly Become Untreatable As Drug-Resistant Strain Emerges

A drug-resistant strain of gonorrhea surfaced in England in March. By September, a total of 16 cases were reported by Public Health England and the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV.

LIFE December 29, 2015

UK Faces Rise In Tuberculosis, Other Victorian Era Diseases: Why These Diseases Are Back

Incidence of diseases like tuberculosis, scarlet fever, scurvy, whooping cough, and cholera have increased in developed countries like the United Kingdom in the past years. These diseases which were present in the Victorian Era made an alarming comeback.

LIFE December 26, 2015

Babies Born At Weekends Have Greater Death Risk

In a study on more than 1.3 million births in England, babies born in hospitals at the weekends had a significantly greater chance of dying than those delivered on weekdays. The infant death rates raised concerns on hospital care across the week.

LIFE November 25, 2015

Dementia Causes Over A Tenth Of Deaths In England And Wales, Cancer Remains Biggest Killer

Based on official records of England and Wales death rates, heart disease remains the top killer, with all types combined accounting for nearly one-third of deaths. Dementia, however, is on the rise and claims 51,000 lives per year.

LIFE November 10, 2015

British Government Extends Boundaries Of Lake District And Yorkshire Dales National Parks

Yorkshire Dales and Lake District, two of the most renowned national parks in England, are to be extended to create a vast continuous land protected by the government. The move aims to boost tourism and generate profit for the country.

Society October 27, 2015

New British Law Mandates 30-Day Refund Window For Broken Games

With more and more broken games hitting store shelves, gamers have started to wonder if there's any way to push back. Thanks to a new British law, they may have found a way.

Geek October 2, 2015

TVs In Outer Space Used For This Music Video

Kelvin Jones' official music video for his single "Call You Home," was shot using vintage TVs attached to a weather balloon. GoPro cameras from different angles were rigged to the balloon to capture this breakthrough in music video production.

Movies/TV Shows September 23, 2015

Study Says England Is Lagging Behind When It Comes To Cancer Survival

England is making great headway into improving survival rates for cancer, but its efforts still pale in comparison to what other countries have achieved.

LIFE August 8, 2015

600-Year-Old 'Dragon' Ring With St George Motif Found Using Metal Detector

One lucky metal detector user discovered a gold ring engraved with a dragon and an image of St. George. The ring, which is said to be 600 years old, has recently been declared a 'treasure.'

Animals July 15, 2015

Cancer Is The Top Cause Of Death For Men In Britain Says Study

Cancer tops the list of the most common diseases to cause death in British men. The findings of a new study confirm that cardiovascular diseases now place second behind cancer.

LIFE June 4, 2015

Genetic Study Unravels Modern British DNA

Modern Britons are gentically diverse, but what else can we learn from a 20-year study of their DNA?

March 18, 2015

3,000 Plague Skeletons Found Under Liverpool Station

The Crossrail construction project is revealing a wealth of archeological finds, including 3,000 skeletons from the era of William Shakespeare.

March 10, 2015

5-Year-Old Billed For Not Attending Friend's Birthday Party

'How dare this 5-year-old not show up for his classmate's birthday party! Let's send him an invoice for it!' Um, what? This really just happened to a little boy in England.

Internet Culture January 19, 2015

Dog Walker Spots UFO with Pulsating Lights in England Night Sky [Video]

Craig Lowther was letting his dog out for a walk in the garden when he spotted a flashing light in the sky, outside his home in the town of Tynemouth.

January 15, 2015

Prince Andrew Slept with Underage 'Sex Slave'? Outrageous, Says Buckingham Palace

Prince Andrew is being accused of having relations with an underage sex slave at parties. Buckingham Palace is denying the charges.

Society January 4, 2015

Magic Mushroom Found Growing In Queen's Elizabeth's Royal Garden

Mushrooms with hallucinogenic properties were discovered by celebrity garden Alan Titchmarsh during filming for a special about Buckingham Palace garden.

Internet Culture December 12, 2014

UK's Bio-Bus Channels the Power of Poop

A poop bus is ferrying passengers in England. How much human waste does it take to power a bus?

Energy November 20, 2014

How an invasive quagga mussel can be a huge threat

Killer shrimp, quagga mussels and more are among invasive species now gaining a foothold in England.

Earth/Environment October 14, 2014

'Dexter'-obsessed teen stabs and dismembers girlfriend: 'Ed made me do something bad'

Steven Miles murdered his teenage girlfriend, and has now been sentenced to spend at least 25 years behind bars. He laid the gruesome killing in England at the feet of the TV show's star.

Society October 5, 2014

Tooth decay in kids? Blame the fruit juice you give them

Sugary drinks such as squash and fruit juice blamed for tooth decay in three year old children. About 12 percent of three-year old children in England suffer from tooth decay.

LIFE September 30, 2014

Experts unearth skeletons holding hands for 700 years at lost chapel in England

Two skeletons unearthed in a shared graved at St. Morrell's Chapel in Leicestershire, appear to be holding hands. The skeletons are among the nine graves uncovered at the site which offer a peek at life at the ancient pilgrimage site in the 14th century.

Internet Culture September 19, 2014

King Richard III was stabbed multiple times, but fought hard until the end

Forensic study of remains of England's Richard III show his death in battle was caused by multiple weapons. Injuries to the head and pelvis where the most serious, researchers say.

LIFE September 17, 2014

Stonehenge secret exposed by hi-tech underground scanning: Vast complex of archaeological monuments discovered

Stonehenge lies on top of at least 17 subterranean chambers, according to a new four-year study conducted using ground-penetrating imaging technology.

Animals September 12, 2014

Stonehenge found hiding ancient secrets. Deep, deep below.

Ground-penetrating radar find evidence of many structures around Stonehenge, Britain's most iconic archeological site. Study finds evidence of activity at the site over generations and centuries.

Animals September 11, 2014

Stonehenge secret revealed by dry grass - it was a circle!

The ancient monument of Stonehenge may have once been a complete circle, according to an accidental discovery.

September 4, 2014

Brits not too eager for driverless car, but UK leaders are hot for the wheels

New survey shows most UK drivers don't view driverless cars as very reliable and over half don't intend to buy one. Meanwhile, government agencies are helping to fund car test efforts.

FUTURE TECH July 31, 2014

Assisted dying debate kicks up a storm in Church of England

George Carey, the former head of the Church of England, announced he is now supporting the right to die for terminally ill patients, setting off a firestorm of controversy on the island nation.

LIFE July 15, 2014

Eugene Goostman beats Turing Test: The '13-year-old Ukrainian kid' who duped humans

The Turing Test was developed in 1950, as a test of artificial intelligence. A computer passed the exam for the first time.

June 10, 2014

Dirty air isn't good for the heart, lungs

A new study shows air pollution may be linked to illness. The research shows that lung and heart health are affected by high levels of particulates in the air.

LIFE June 5, 2014

Blame climate change for summer flash floods (and maybe just about everything else) in the UK

Global warming could set off flash floods throughout the United Kingdom, based on a new study.

Earth/Environment June 3, 2014

Richard III wasn't a hunchback after all, claims researchers

New research claims Richard III wasn't a hunchback as previously thought. It also shows there is a need to keep digging.

Society May 30, 2014

Two million seniors in UK without adult children to take care of them by 2030: Report

The number of older people in Britain is expected to overshadow the number of family members able to provide unpaid help, a report by the UK government think tank Institute for Public Policy Research has revealed. What''s the real score?

LIFE April 24, 2014

Saharan dust turns England red, braces for worst air pollution in 60 years

The pollution forecasts for England for the next few days are looking grim and the country should prepare for “very high” levels of air pollution. Experts are worried about the possible health effects of the situation.

Earth/Environment April 3, 2014

Cat to human TB transmission: Should you really be worried?

Love your cats too much? That's okay but you may catch this disease if you aren't too careful as well.

March 29, 2014

Siemens invests $264 mn in UK wind turbine production and installation facilities

A new investment has given high hopes to a local economy beset by high unemployment rate that in turn has been brought about by recession in the UK.

Business March 25, 2014

Second War of the Roses looms over Richard III remains as British court plays referee

Is the second War of the Roses already being fought in England's judicial system? And why do the remains of one man - Richard III - mean so much to the English people?

Animals March 13, 2014

Stonehenge mystery solved: Prehistoric glockenspiels (maybe)

The mystery of Stonehenge may finally be revealed. Was the ancient structure a prehistoric percussion instrument?

Animals March 9, 2014

King Richard III genome sequence may help scientists see eye to eye

Richard III, who ruled England in the late 15th century, will be the first historical figure to have his DNA completely sequenced. What will this be able to teach historians, and, more importantly, what does William Shakespeare have to do with DNA?

Animals February 12, 2014

Discovery of 800,000 year-old footprints in Norfolk may explain how human ancestors lived

Human footprints from 800,000 years ago could re-write the history of the human race. But, why are the new findings already destroyed?

Animals February 9, 2014

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