The Whitechapel Foundry has been making bells for more than four centuries. They've made the bell atop Big Ben, in Westminster Abby and a host of less prominent ones as well. Now, the foundry's employees are enjoying some very high-profile work -- a series of bells for Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee and another bell for the Olympics.
London's multi-billion dollar investment in the Olympics will be on display for the entire world to see in just a few months. The last minute preparations are being made in order to welcome more than 15,000 athletes and tens of thousands of tourists.
A survey in the United Kingdom recently found that a majority of the nation's police officers are overweight. In response, a proposal has been floated to require fitness testing of all officers. But some police say this is unnecessarily broad.
China Miéville, has published eight novels, is a three-time winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award for best U.K. science fiction, ran for a parliamentary seat, and has completed a doctoral thesis. And he's only 38. Miéville discussed aliens, linguistics and trespassing beyond the limits of human experience.
In a bit of domestic and global political theatre, President Barack Obama brought British Prime Minister David Cameron to Dayton, Ohio, on Tuesday night to watch the opening game of the NCAA Tournament.
Pavegen, a British company, says its designed a system to produce floor tiles that will take the energy produced by people walking and convert it into electricity. Now, the company is trying to figure out scaling, and how to make sure they're durable.
Politicians and veterans groups in Australia, the U.K. and Canada, as well as other area, are outraged over the intentional vandalism of World War II-era graves in Benghazi, Libya.
At Middlesex University in London, a senior design student has built a smartphone out of wood. He's ramping up efforts to get the product produced on a mass scale and hopes to launch it by the end of this year.
Like a modern cicada, the ancient katydid used its legs to make sounds to attract members of the opposite sex. But unlike their modern descendants, the ancient critters produced just a single note.
Scotland and England have been united under one government for more than three centuries. But there's a movement afoot among Scottish leaders to have a referendum on whether Scotland should be separated from England.