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This Huge Nuclear Waste Dump Will Be Washed Away By Rising Sea Levels

A dumping ground for nuclear waste located near the British coast is “virtually certain” to be washed away by rising sea levels, a new report warns. The UK Environment Agency has admitted that constructing the Drigg Low-Level Waste Repository so near the coast was a mistake, and that one million cubic metres of nuclear waste will begin leaking into the ocean “a few hundred to a few thousand years from now”.


A Weird Black Ring Appeared In The Sky In England And Then Disappeared

This is bizarre. A 16-year-old girl saw a giant black ring in the sky above England and captured it on video. After three minutes of floating around like a cloud, the black ring disappeared completely. So far, experts have no idea what it was.


Amazing Views Of Last Week's UK Aurora Show

A combination of rare, high geomagnetic activity and cloud-free night skies treated many parts of the UK to an amazing aurora demonstration last night. Here are some of the finest photos that got snapped and posted to Twitter.


Just Look How Much Aeroplane Wings Flex In Crosswinds

Landing in a crosswind can be terrifying, but just watch this video and see how much the wings of a Boeing 767 flex during severe turbulence. It’s… disconcerting.


Holy Crap, Look At This Giant Wave Towering Over An Entire English Town

According to the Met Office — UK’s national meteorological service — a hurricane-force superstorm similar to the catastrophic Great Storm of 1987 is about to obliterate Britain. Just look at this incredible wave towering above an entire town on the coast of Cornwall, England. It’s just the beginning.


Sealand: The Island Nation Founded By A Guy Calling 'Dibs'

If you haven’t heard of Sealand before, it is the site of one of Britain’s Maunsell Naval Sea Forts that were utilised during WWII. This particular one was originally named HM Fort Roughs.


This Is London's Floating Bike Road Dream

A team of architects has updated and fleshed out its SkyCycle plan — a bizarre concept that would use the empty channels above some train lines to build floating, bike-only cycle superhighways.


BBC Servers Were Hacked And Access Auctioned Off On Christmas Day

How about giving a nerdy Doctor Who fan the ultimate gift this year: hacked access to a BBC server. That was the deal apparently on offer on some “underground” internet sites on Christmas Day, after a hacker allegedly gained access to a BBC server and tried to sell on his access method.


Google Announces Massive New Restrictions On Child Abuse Search Terms

Following no small amount of pressure from the UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron, Google has announced a new initiative which will see it clean up search results for queries relating to underage sexual abuse.


UK Town Replaces Buses With Driverless Pods

It’s happening, folks. The self-driving car phenomenon is finally jumping from the test track onto public roads. And the revolution isn’t just happening in the United States — it’s happening in the UK too.