Science

British judge sentences prolific pedophile to 32 years

Feb 19, 2018

A judge in Britain has sentenced a prolific pedophile to 32 years in prison in what is being described as a watershed moment for authorities coming to grips with technology's ability to spread depravity

UK unveils new technology to fight extremist content online

Feb 13, 2018

The British government is unveiling new technology to remove extremist material from social media

From anteaters to zebras: London Zoo counts its creatures

Feb 7, 2018

Gibbons Jimmy and Yoda, Max the Eurasian eagle owl and Bhanu the lion stood up to be counted as London Zoo conducted its annual audit of creatures big and small

DNA suggests 10,000-year-old Brit had dark skin, blue eyes

Feb 7, 2018

DNA from a 10,000-year-old skeleton found in an English cave suggests he had dark skin and blue eyes

Golden age of ocean travel celebrated at London museum

Jan 31, 2018

Museum visitors will soon be able to enjoy the golden age of ocean travel at London's Victoria and Albert Museum

Warning: Stifling sneezes can be health hazard in rare cases

Jan 15, 2018

Man who suppressed sneeze by pinching his nose suffers ruptured throat, swollen neck and lost voice in "exceedingly rare" case in the UK.

Patient's stifled sneeze leads to ruptured throat, hospital

Jan 15, 2018

Doctors in England say stifling a sneeze can be hazardous for your health in rare cases

UK leader vows Brexit won't weaken environmental standards

Jan 11, 2018

Britain's prime minister has announced a 25-year plan to improve the country's environment and eliminate plastic waste, promising that leaving the European Union won't mean lower environmental standards

UK announces pharma investment, aims to boost productivity

Nov 27, 2017

Britain says two major drugs companies plan new research facilities that will bring 1,750 jobs to Britain, part of plans to boost the country's sagging productivity after Brexit

Children's obesity rates in rich countries may have peaked

Oct 10, 2017

Study shows obesity rates in children may have peaked in rich countries

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