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10 things you (probably) didn’t know about the history of London

From underground Roman streets and molly houses to plague pits and long-shut tube stations, the forgotten landmarks and traditions of our nation’s …

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5 Luxury Cat Hotels in the U.K.: Amenities Include Aromatherapy and Catnip Bubbles

Going away and not sure where to board your cat? If you live in the U.K. and are the proprietor of a pampered puss, then there are <i>LOTS</i> of—wait for it—luxury cat hotels where your cat can kick back while you're away for the holidays.<p>Here are five luxury cat hotels in the U.K.—one of which is a chain …

Queen Elizabeth II honored with lifetime achievement award

Queen Elizabeth II has never lost her love of horses.<p>Throughout her 62-year reign, the equestrian life has offered the Queen a sport, a passion and a means to temporarily escape her many royal duties.<p>The Queen's cousin, Margaret Rhodes, called it "another world" in a 2013 BBC documentary.<p>"With …

Quilled Paper Alphabet by Dan Hoopert

19 year old Uk-based graphic designer Dan Hoopert has crafted an intricate 3D alphabet series out of swirled quilled tendrils of paper as a personal …

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Is Bamboo The Next Carbon Fiber? Lightweight Cars Made Of Renewable Bamboo

<b>Published on</b> June 4th, 2014 | <i>by James Ayre</i><p>4<p>Is Bamboo The Next Carbon Fiber? Lightweight Cars Made Of Renewable Bamboo<p>June 4th, 2014 by <b>James Ayre</b><p>Could …

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The U.S. Has the Most Expensive, Least Effective Health Care System

A survey released today by the Commonwealth Fund ranks the United States dead last in the quality of its healthcare system compared to ten other …

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Ayrton Senna: Racing legend's Norwich years

<b>Ayrton Senna became a sporting legend thanks to his exploits on the Formula 1 circuit, winning trophies around the world before his death 20 years ago this month.</b><b>Some people chart his road to success back to his time spent racing in Norfolk in the early 1980s. So how did a young Brazilian driver</b> …

Rabies and other early Channel Tunnel predictions

<b>When the Channel Tunnel was under construction, there were some bold predictions about what the consequences might be. Two decades on, how many of them came to pass?</b><p>From the start, the project was mired in delays, disputes and soaring costs. But it was able to open in 1994.<p>"To deliver the Channel …

Gadget promises to brew the 'perfect' cup of tea

The tea maker has a brewing cylinder<p><b>A machine with a £7,700 ($13,000) price tag is said by its manufacturers to make "the perfect cup of tea".</b><p>Bkon, the company behind the machine, says the brewing process is a lot more complicated than simply dipping a tea-bag into some boiling water.<p>Prototypes are …

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Guy Martin's Rourke Land Speed Bike

There have been 240 rider deaths in the 106 years the Isle of Man TT motorcycle race has been running. Statistically, it is the most dangerous race in the world, attracting racers with a penchant for life on the edge. One of the most colourful characters in the paddock is the wooly-haired and …

Amaze project aims to take 3D printing 'into metal age'

<b>The European Space Agency has unveiled plans to "take 3D printing into the metal age" by building parts for jets, spacecraft and fusion projects.</b><p>The Amaze project brings together 28 institutions to develop new metal components which are lighter, stronger and cheaper than conventional parts.<p>Additive …

Apprenticeships 'low quality and too short'

<b>Apprenticeships in England need to be overhauled to stop many young people being awarded practical qualifications that have little worth, a report says.</b><p>Compared with other European countries, many apprenticeships are low quality and too short, the Sutton Trust warns.<p>It says thousands of …

Honeybee sanctuary status for Colonsay and Oransay

<b>The islands of Colonsay and Oronsay are to become a native honeybee sanctuary.</b><p>A new law will come into effect in January, making it illegal to import any bee other than the Apis mellifera mellifera to the area.<p>The Hebridean islands have about 50 colonies of the species and the new order aims to …