science
Portable Atomic Clock Makes First Measurement

With a new, “portable” atomic clock, scientists are measuring not what time it is but changes to time itself. Read More >>

holidays
Holiday Firm Offers Pre-Booking for Sunbeds

Fans of comedy routines from the 1970s are dusting off some of the old material today thanks to holiday chain Thomas Cook, which has revealed a pilot scheme that lets travellers pre-book poolside sun loungers for the entire duration of their stay. Read More >>

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UK Borrows Posh Bit of Knitting From France

The UK is about to announce something positive to do with Europe, it seems, with sources suggesting a crack team of negotiators has wangled a loan of the Bayeux Tapestry for a future generation of British school children to trudge along and look at. Read More >>

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Apple Begrudgingly Agrees to Pay Ireland Nearly £11 Billion in Back Taxes

Apple, whose CEO Tim Cook likes to talk a big game about how the tech industry should be more socially responsible while overseeing an international tax-avoidance regime that puts Scrooge McDuck’s gold-filled vault/swimming pool to shame, has agreed to repay Ireland over €12 billion (around £10.8 million) in unpaid taxes, the Wall Street Journal reported. Read More >>

disneyland
Happy Birthday! We’re Going To Disneyland

Today is the 25th birthday of Disneyland Paris, and we're indulging our childhood wishes with a nostalgic trip to the theme park of our dreams. Read More >>

health
UK Given Final Warning Over Urban Air Pollution

The European Commission has written to the UK and the four other stinkiest-aired countries within the EU, demanding something is done about consistently failing to meet air quality standards in some urban zones -- or else. Read More >>

cars
EU Carmakers Team up to Triple Tesla’s Charging Power

BMW, Volkswagen, Ford and Daimler are planning their own European supercharger network to help refill the electric cars of the future, with the current plan, the invention of technology permitting, being to create a grid of 350 kilowatt chargers -- that's nearly three times the charging capacity of the Tesla cars' supercharger. Read More >>

history
5,000 Years Ago, Rodents Were on the Menu in Ancient Scotland

According to a new study published in the journal Royal Society Open Science on Tuesday, 5,000 years ago people in Europe likely ate rodents as snacks. Read More >>

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“The Final Countdown” Played On 64 Floppy Drives Would Make Gob Bluth Proud

Much like the venerable technology of the floppy drive, Europe’s hair metal classic “The Final Countdown” just won’t die. After floating into laughable obscurity, the synth-heavy anthem was reborn when a magician named Gob made it his theme song. Now, hobbyist Paweł Zadrożniak has fed the tune through the hardware harmonics of his “Floppotron.” Read More >>

law
British Citizens May Soon Need a £50 Visa to Travel to Europe

Ah, balls. Brexit, the gift that keeps on giving, means that Brits may soon have to apply for and purchase a travel visa in order to go on holiday in Europe. Read More >>

money
An Email Scam Cost One of Europe’s Biggest Companies £33 Million

Earlier this month, Leoni AG, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of wires and electrical cables, informed investors that the German company lost almost 40 million euros (or about £33 million) to online scammers. Today, we finally know how: according to investigators, the thieves simply spoofed emails to look like official payment requests, a tactic known as “CEO fraud”. Read More >>

history
How Did Hitler Rise to Power?

When you combine an unhappy group of people with a leader who is more than willing to feed and exploit their fear with wild speeches and rhetoric, things can go bad. When people in business and intellectuals want to be on the favourable side of public opinion, so they start doing things they don’t believe are right, matters can get worse. But how can it ever be so bad that someone like Hitler can rise to power and do worse? Ted-Ed explains in this haunting video. Read More >>

politics
British Scientists Share Their Brexit Concerns

Today's referendum decision is triggering some serious alarm bells among the country’s researchers. Here’s why they have a right to be worried. Read More >>

politics
Pro-Brexit Fishing Flotilla Sails on London

A group of ships, supposedly all containing people in favour of the UK making our surrounding seas electrified no-go zones to foreigners and voting to leave the EU, is sailing up the Thames. Captain* Nigel Farage is onboard, leading a charge of people pretending not to be racist on our multicultural capital. Read More >>

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The European Commission Has Issued Google With Antitrust Charges

Google has received formal antitrust charges from the European Commission today, which claim the company has “abused its dominant position by imposing restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators”. Read More >>