Posts Tagged 'UK'

The World’s Cutest Drone: No Bombs on Board

Drones have often been used in war theaters, but that doesn’t stop this little military drone from being pretty cute. It was deployed by the British Army in Afghanistan and it measures only four inches by two inches.

black hornet drone nano uav

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Hate Mail: When You Care Enough to Send the Very Worst

I bet that almost everyone wants to send hate mail at some point in their life, but only a few of us actually go ahead and do it. One day, London-based illustrator Mr. Bingo sent a stranger, Jonathan Hopkins, an offensive postcard. It was passed around and enjoyed by quite a few people, so he opened a service where people could request that an abusive message be sent on their behalf.

mr bingo hate mail

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UK to Sequence Genome of 100,000 Patients

The United Kingdom will sequence the whole genomes of 100,000 people with cancer and rare diseases. Credit: U.S. Department of Energy/Office of Biological and Environmental Research

The UK has planned to fully sequence the genome of 100,000 Britons with cancer and rare diseases in an effort to decode their DNA, and hopefully find a cure for diseases. The project is unusual because it will decode the entire genome, not just parts of it.

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UK’s 90 Million Ash Trees Are Likely to be Wiped Out

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The UK’s new plan that will deal with ash disease might not come in time, as most of the country’s 90 million ash trees are likely to be wiped out. Ash dieback is caused by the fungus Chalara fraxinea and it will probably kill 99% of the ash trees in the UK.

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Hermit Crab Decides LEGO Shell Good Enough for Home

I know that you can use LEGOs to build almost anything, but I didn’t think that other species on Earth thought the same as us humans. Check out Harry, the hermit crab, who decided that a shell made out of LEGOs was perfectly fine to serve as his home.

hermit crab lego shell legoland

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Hundreds of Lost Fossils from the Darwin Collection Rediscovered by the British Geological Survey

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The fossils, which had been ‘lost’ for 165 years, were rediscovered by chance by the British Geological Survey. Some of these were collected by Charles Darwin himself. They form a remarkable discovery, since they were simply in a drawer marked “unregistered fossil plants.”

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British Prime Minister Runs Country with iPad: There’s an App for That

British Prime Minister David Cameron will soon take care at least some of his daily business for the UK thanks to a personalized iPad app. It will primarily be used to provide him with real time data on England’s various key statistics. The only problem I see is what might happen if it were to get hacked. Chaos! Though to be honest, security services have probably vetted it thoroughly.

British Prime Minister David Cameron Custom iPad App 01

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