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Glasgow Will Demolish Its Tallest Buildings Live On International TV

When the Commonwealth Games come to Glasgow this July, the city wants to put its best foot forward. The city thus has plans to blow up the Red Road flats, an infamous and now largely abandoned housing project, as part of its opening ceremony. A growing backlash, however, asks whether dynamiting the Red Road flats should really be turned into a celebration.


A Nuclear Bunker With Its Own Hospital And BBC Studio Can Be Yours

Nuclear bunkers have fallen out of fashion in recent years, but that doesn’t mean you can’t transform one into a delightful bed and breakfast. This bunker in Scotland is currently up for sale and even includes a fascinating history: it’s situated on a former POW camp.


Scottish Scientists Awarded Grant To Build Alien-detecting Laser Device

A group of Scottish scientists were recently awarded a £250,000 grant to build an infrared laser device to seek out new life (i.e. small, earth-like planets that orbit stars) and new civilisations (planets capable of containing life), and boldly explore where no man has gone before (basically distant solar systems).


The Beer Moth Truck Tent Is The Ultimate In-Car Camping

If driving up to a campsite and setting up a tent is too much “roughing it” to endure, this tent/truck chimera is just what you need to enjoy the great outdoors without sacrificing the amenities of a cabin.


Scottish Scientists Invent "Sonic Screwdriver"

Part Tricorder and part lock-pick, Dr. Who’s famous all-in-one device could handle any crisis — save deadlock seals. Now, researchers from Dundee University have replicated at least some of the screwdriver’s functionality with a machine capable of lifting and turning suspended objects.


New Hospital Alarm System Shames Smokers Into Stopping

There’s no smoking in front of Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Scotland — the sign says so — though nobody really paid attention to it. That’s why the hospital installed a loudspeaker-backed smoke alarm commanding cigarette scofflaws — in no uncertain terms — to cut that shit out.


The Ultimate Test Of Siri's Accent-Deciphering Skills: Scotland

Siri has been tested in the interpretation of accents across the country, but she meets her match with the utterly amazing dialect of the proud Scottish people. To be fair, how many actual humans would know how to respond to a request for a “jammy dodger like a f**kin jam sandwich”?


50 Tons Of Plastic Recycled Into Scottish Foot Bridge

The charming rural scene pictured above actually contains 50 tons of discarded water bottles and sandwich containers, which were blended up and refashioned into this 27m long plastic bridge.


The World's Only Rotating Boat Lift Looks Like God's Bottle Opener

The Clyde and Forth Canal and the Union Canal in central Scotland were major commercial arteries from the time of their construction in the late 1780s up until the 1930s, when economic competition from motor vehicles overtook ferry transportation.


Archaeologists Unearth Intact Viking Burial Site

Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a 1000-year-old Viking in Scotland, along with his boat, axe, sword and lots of other nifty Viking stuff.


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