The newly added aluminum cladding used to cover London's Grenfell Tower is being blamed for the fire's rapid spread. Planning documents reveal the material was used in order to make the flats look better from the luxury apartments nearby.
Nitrogen dioxide is known to harm human health, especially lungs and heart. Now, a new study finds that sharp increases in nitrogen dioxide levels may lower life satisfaction as much as events like the death of a spouse.
Prime Minister Theresa May as recently as two weeks ago was expecting a strong victory in Thursday's election. But missteps and terror attacks to lead May to actually lose power compared to where she stood before calling voluntary elections.
The poll showed Theresa May's Conservatives on course to fall from 330 to 314 seats, short of an overall majority in the 650-seat House of Commons, after a troubled campaign overshadowed by two deadly terror attacks.
Grand juries decided not indict the police officers who killed Michael Brown and Eric Garner. The decision enraged many Americans, who questioned why the incidents didn't deserve an open trial — exactly the reason why the UK, the originator of grand juries, abolished its own system long ago.
Handguns and assault rifles are completely banned in Britain, and a very small percentage of the country's police officers even carry guns, something that has led to a lower number of fatal police shootings.
A photo of three pioneering women doctors has been circulating in social media -- but they're not wearing white lab coats. They're wearing culturally significant dress and they represent the first women doctors from their countries, back in the 1800s.
The film The Imitation Game has cast new light on the figure of Alan Turing and the work done at Bletchley Park during World War II. Many of the greatest minds who worked at the secret location were woman who, after the war, returned to their lives without ever telling anyone about the work that they did.
Every parent knows their kids are more than just their grades. Still, they also tell kids grades matter. No wonder an English elementary school headmaster set off a social media storm when she helped write a letter to students telling them not worry so much about their scores, since "there are many ways of being smart."