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A London Sculpture That Covers a Building

Imagine a sculpture made of entirely recycled items. One artist in London is working on one that will cover an entire building.

Raising a World War II Bomber From the English Channel

Pulling a plane out of the English Channel isn’t easy. When it’s a relic of World War II, it’s even harder.

Margaret Thatcher’s Death Brings Intense Feelings, Highlights Cultural Differences

Earlier this week I posted a story about the passing of Margaret Thatcher on April 8, sharing some lesser known facts about the life of the former British prime minister (including that she had been a food scientist who worked on soft serve ice cream before she entered politics). That story struck a nerve with our readers.…

5 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013) passed away today after fighting illness for several years. She died in London, after having suffered a stroke, at 87 years old. Last December, she had undergone an operation to remove a growth from her bladder. Known as the Iron Lady for her toughness, Thatcher had served as the United Kingdom’s only…

U.K.’s “Greenest Government Ever” Charges Ahead with Nuclear Power

Britain’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, has repeatedly pledged to create the “greenest government ever,” and now the country has adopted a new, ambitious goal for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, aiming by 2025 to slash them by half, compared with 1990. The goal, agreed to by Cabinet ministers in the ruling coalition of Conservatives and Liberal Democrats,…