Back in 2004 Jamie Hiscocks was taking a walk on the beach in the south of England when he spotted a small brown pebble — just a few inches across. About 130 million years before, it had been a brain. A dinosaur brain.
Iceland, with a population of just 330,000, took on soccer royalty Monday and handed England a big loss in the Euro 2016 tournament. It would seem this marks Britain's second exit from European affairs in under a week.
In 1815, a ship docked at a port in England carrying an unusual cargo: A group of frightened Iranian students. They were sent there by the Shah of Iran to study the "new sciences." One of the students kept a diary about his trip to this foreign land. And the diary is the basis of a new book.
Pauline Black is founding member and lead singer of the 2-tone ska group, The Selecter. Fans of the band know that social and political messages are part the band's DNA. The Selecter wrote songs about cultural/racial diversity and inequality in the 1980s and today they're tackling many of the same topics, with urgency.
This month, England launched one of the most ambitious computer education programs in the world. Every child from 5 to 16 will now learn computer programming, and advocates say it's not only vital but easier than you might think to teach schoolkids how to code.
In 1989, musician Peter Gabriel launched Real World Records as a way to give international artists wider exposure. Now 25 years later, the label is still going strong. One of their most influential bands, Afro Celt Sound System, blended Irish airs and African beats in a dance-y, original style.
Evolutionary biologists have been using big data and statistics to track the musical revolutions over the past 50 years and the results are surprising. The new research demonstrates that The Beatles may not have been as important to pop culture as previously suggested.