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.
Among the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, there is concern that cell phones with certain features could lead to immodesty among its community members. In an effort to combat that, but make cell phones available still, the community's rabbis have decided to review and kosher certify certain phones with limited features.
For the wealthiest global citizens, the investment of choice is increasingly becoming real estate in the most desirable areas of the world's largest cities. In London, for example, home prices are skyrocketing, and it's pushing many of the middle class to a point where home ownership is unthinkable.
Andrew Marr interviewed dozens of people inside and outside of Buckingham Palace to write a new book that tells the tales of Queen Elizabeth II, the long-time monarch of the United Kingdom — and her intensely private ways.
British graphic artist Ronald Searle died at the age of 91. Searle was the author of the St. Trinian’s series and was an illustrator for many news publications.
The French company PIP is accused of using industrial grade silicone, rather than medical grade material, in its breast implants, and now the implants have been linked to a rare form of cancer.
London's Science Museum is trying to help us understand the way humble objects we take for granted have a profound impact on our lives.
As Libya moves into a post-Moammar Gaddafi world, the government is trying to recover the assets that Gaddafi had stashed overseas for his own, personal fain. They're working, for example, to seize a luxury mansion in the U.K.
Many who work in Britain's financial services sector are feeling the weight of public antipathy and failure and it's driven people to substance abuse and even illness. But they're unlikely to find much sympathy among an outraged public.