Tag: UK

  • Slow Horses S02E01-2 (Apple TV)

    I sort of devoured season 1 earlier this year. It came as a surprise to see another season up so quickly, at least in my mind. S2 picks off where S1 left off. It’s as good as ever, with more espionage on the table. A

  • Spectre Review – James Bond 24

    As I exited the IMAX theater, I left with mixed feelings about this James Bond movie. In my memory, Skyfall was a great James Bond movie, that I liked a lot. Casino Royale was also very good. Quantum of Solace was OK, but still not as bad as this.

  • 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. Read more @ Technabob

  • 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 […]

  • UK to Sequence Genome of 100,000 Patients

    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. Read more @ SciTechDaily

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

    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. Read more @ […]

  • 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. Read more @ Technabob

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

    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.” Read more @ SciTechDaily

  • 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 […]

  • Big Brother UK Final S12E71 (Channel 5)

    Alex says something about Tom being evicted, but I can’t understand her. Tom’s eviction is being played to M83’s Midnight City off their new album *Hurry Up We’re Dreaming*. We see Alex ludicrous cries at not being with Tom for the final. Aaron has trouble understanding the boos that he got. Why is he being […]