News & Views

8 September 2015

Meteor Flies Over Bangkok

A blazing fireball that is thought to be a meteor flew over the Thai capital at 8:45am on Monday. There is no evidence of the object hitting the earth's surface ...

8 September 2015

A.I. Warfare Could Be Closer Than Expected

Many countries, including the US, UK, China and Russia, have been developing weaponry that has the ability to find and kill targets without human supervision. Some are saying this would ...
8 September 2015

Cameron Announces That Britain Will Take 20,000 Refugees

After promising last week that the UK would fulfil its "moral responsibilities" with regard to the migrant crisis, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced the number of refugees that will ...
8 September 2015

‘Superhenge’ Discovered Near Stonehenge

Archaeologists have unearthed close to 100 stone monoliths less than two miles from Stonehenge, and believe that they may have been part of the largest Neolithic monument built in Britain. ...

8 September 2015

Sam Smith confirms he'll be singing James Bond spectre theme 'Writing's On The Wall'

Sam Smith will sing the theme song for new James Bond movie 'SPECTRE'. The 23-year-old has co-written 'Writing's On The Wall', the title track to the 24th movie in the franchise, ...
7 September 2015

Prince William's Packed Lunch Plea

Prince William reportedly takes sandwiches to work at the East Anglian Air Ambulance. It's emerged that Britain's Duke of Cambridge takes his own food while working at the Cambridge base as ...
7 September 2015

Ubisoft opening theme park in 2020

Ubisoft have this week announced their plans to open a 10,000-square-meter indoor theme park in 2020 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The park will feature rides, shows and other sorts of ...

7 September 2015

Queen Elizabeth 'Business As Usual' Marking Longest-Serving Monarch

Queen Elizabeth II's to "convey business as usual" as she marks being Britain's longest-serving monarch. The 89 year old reportedly only agreed to celebrate reaching the milestone due to pressure from ...
6 September 2015

Nearly Half of the Trees on the Planet Have Been Lost To Human Civilisation

The total number of trees on the planet is estimated to be around 3 trillion according to a recent global census. This census was conducted with the combination of satellite ...

5 September 2015

Ancient Tombs in Palmyra Destroyed

Islamic State militants have demolished more ancient ruins at the city of Palmyra, as part of their quest to destroy historical sites deemed sacrilegious or heretical. On Friday, Syria's antiquities ...

4 September 2015

The Walkie-Talkie Building Takes the Title of UK’s Ugliest Building

The "Walkie-Talkie" building was crowned champion in Building Design's annual Carbuncle Cup after it received the majority vote. Formally known as 20 Fenchurch Street, the building's top-heavy bulge is just ...

4 September 2015

Blue Whale Spotted in English Waters

Oceanographers glimpsed a blue whale about 1km away from their research ship in the Whittard Canyon last week. The canyon lies about 250 miles off the British coast on the northern ...

4 September 2015

Migrant Crisis: UK Will Take in Thousands

Bowing to mounting political and social pressure, David Cameron has said that the UK will fulfil its moral duty to aid more refugees fleeing jihadists in war-torn Syria. More than ...

3 September 2015

Lorries Required to Equip New Safety Measures For Cyclists

As of the beginning of this week, the capital will begin banning lorries which do not have safety equipment installed in order to protect cyclists and pedestrians. This safety equipment ...

3 September 2015

Hundreds Arrested at Notting Hill Carnival

The traditional bank holiday carnival was beset by heavy downpours and a range of criminal offences, despite a heavy police presence. By late Monday, 314 people had been arrested for ...

2 September 2015

Palmyra Temple Still Standing after ISIS Attack

After blowing up the Baalshamin temple last week, Islamic State militants attempted to destroy the Temple of Bel at the world-famous Palmyra ruins. Maamoun Abdulkarim, head of the Syrian Department ...

1 September 2015

Barack Obama to appear on Running Wild With Bear Grylls

Barack Obama is to appear on 'Running Wild with Bear Grylls'. The President of the United States will join the adventurer in Alaska to film a special episode of his ...
30 August 2015

Nazi Gold Train Found Buried in Poland

Poland's deputy culture minister stated that ground-penetrating radar has detected what appears to be a buried train near WaÅ'brzych. This was after a dying man, who was involved in the ...

29 August 2015

NASA Experiment Will Isolate Six People in a Dome for One Year

The longest US isolation experiment yet is about to begin in Hawaii, as six people prepare for a year-long stay in an isolation dome that will simulate life on Mars. ...

28 August 2015

A Quake in the Mediterranean Could Trigger a Devastating Tsunami

A tsunami resulting from even a moderate earthquake would engulf highly populated Mediterranean coastal areas, a study in the journal Ocean Science has revealed. Using a computer simulation, scientists discovered ...

28 August 2015

Manchester United Fans Arrested in Belgium

Following Manchester United's victory against Club Brugge on Wednesday night, fifty-seven fans were arrested when brawls broke out at a bar. Supporters were reportedly celebrating their team's convincing 4-0 win, ...
27 August 2015

The Great E-Cigarette Debate

The electronic cigarette comes in many shapes, colours and sizes, and some can even be flavoured to your particular taste. Many people blindly believe that because you are 'just inhaling ...
27 August 2015

New Cruise Terminal Planned for London

On Tuesday, the Mayor of London gave the go-ahead for London's new commercial cruise terminal. The proposed development at Enderby Wharf - which will also include new homes, restaurants, cafes ...

27 August 2015

70th Anniversary of Spain’s La Tomatina Festival

Crowds of people gathered in Buñol, Spain on Wednesday, for the start of the world's biggest food fight. This year marks the 70th edition of the strange tradition, which is ...