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Every Metropolis Should Have A Wildlife Reserve Like This

Image Cache: This is the Woodberry Wetlands in the Borough of Hackney in London. Every city should have something like this: A quiet haven just moments from the bustle of city life in which nature can thrive.


These Creepy Tunnels Are Where Churchill Hid From Nazi Bombs

Video: Abandoned subway stations are equal parts fascinating and creepy. Due to its role in World War II, the Down Street tube station in Westminster, London is historically fascinating and creepy. And soon, it will be open to the public.


London Just Reopened The Entrance To This Underwater Tunnel For The First Time In 147 Years

The first underwater tunnel ever built opened in London in 1843, paving a path for cities everywhere to expand beneath rivers and oceans. Today, the tunnel’s grand entrance hall reopens to the public for the first time in 147 years. The underground event space is part of an engineering museum that celebrates the famous family who built the tunnel — and much of London.


Awesome Video Shows Day And Night In London At The Same Time

Video: Here’s a wonderful video by Franck Matellini showing daytime and night time in London right next to each other, all at the same time. The split screen effect is really neat because it’s so seamlessly done, as if people are stepping from day into night and vice versa in the same frame.


A Former US State Department Employee Is Going To Prison For Twisted Sorority-Girl 'Sextortion' Scheme 

A former US State Department employee will spend 57 months in prison for a “sextortion” cyberstalking crime that sounds like an SVU sweeps-week plot, only weirder and more awful.


World's First All-Electric Double-Decker Buses Hit London's Streets

This London bus looks a lot like every other London bus. But beneath its bright red exterior lurks an all-electric powertrain that makes it the first ever double-decker bus to be powered by electrons alone.


London Is Finally Winning Its War Against The Car

London is a city that was barely designed for horse and cart, let alone the automobile. Cars are still a big part of life in central London, but they’re about to be outnumbered by cyclists.


Take A Trip Through 40,000 Years Of London's History With This Papercraft Video

Video: This is so cool: National Geographic has put together a neat video composed entirely of paper that gives you a brief primer of London’s history, starting 40,000 years ago.


This 1926 Poster Predicts London's Transportation Future

An exhibition that opens this week at London’s Building Centre focuses on the future of London’s roads. But perhaps the most compelling image from the show was actually created in 1926, imagining London’s skies crowded with planes, helicopters and dirigibles.


The Weird Way That Standing (Not Walking) On Escalators Helps Move People More Quickly

It’s the golden rule of crowded escalators: Stand on one side, walk on the other. But passengers taking the escalator in one of London’s busiest tube stations were recently confronted with a weird rule: Everyone must stand. Officials claim it will make stations run more efficiently. But how?


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