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J.K. Rowling Voices Opinion on Scottish Independence

The debate over whether or not Scotland should separate from England and become its own, independent, sovereign nation has been waging for quite some time now. The discussion will finally come to an end on September 8, when Scots 16 …

Eve Muirhead And GB Curling Team Go For The Gold Eve Muirhead And GB Curling Team Go For The Gold

Since watching Rhona Martin win gold for Great Britain in the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, Eve Muirhead has vowed to do the same in the sport. At just 12 years old, Muirhead knew winning the gold in curling was …

Stonehenge Receives a Revamped Visitor Center Stonehenge Receives a Revamped Visitor Center

One of the most mysterious entities in the universe – besides the existence of both Bigfoot and aliens – has been Stonehenge. For hundreds of years now, people have pondered the meaning behind the ancient stone circle. Did it truly …

Britain’s Gaming Addiction Gets The NMA Treatment Britain’s Gaming Addiction Gets The NMA Treatment

Are you addicted to video games? You probably want to say no, but you realize that spending 40 or more hours a week in front of a screen might not be all that healthy. Well, rest easy knowing that you’re …

Roger Daltrey, of The Who, Performs at US Capitol Roger Daltrey, of The Who, Performs at US Capitol

This Wednesday, Congressional leaders such as John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, and Harry Reid convened at the Capitol Building in order to conduct business of the utmost importance – dedicating a statue to Winston Churchill. In 2011, to mark …

Man Booker Prize: Eleanor Catton Wins The Award Man Booker Prize: Eleanor Catton Wins The Award

The Man Booker Prize of 2013 was awarded to Eleanor Catton. Catton is a lives in New Zealand, and only 28 years old. She was born in Canada, but moved to New Zealand at the age of 6. This makes …

Badger Cull: Pilot Efforts Begin in UK Badger Cull: Pilot Efforts Begin in UK

The BBC is reporting around 5000 badgers are expected to be shot in the controversial badger cull, an effort which is intended to halt the spread of bovine tuberculosis in Great Britain. Many farmers are in favor of the efforts …

British Zombie Plan Revealed In Freedom Of Information Request British Zombie Plan Revealed In Freedom Of Information Request
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Is there a British zombie plan in case the nation is embroiled in an undead apocalypse? That’s what a recent freedom of information request sought to find out, and the answer didn’t disappoint. The Telegraph reports that the British government …

Google, Twitter Can’t “Act Like a Policeman,” Says British AG Google, Twitter Can’t “Act Like a Policeman,” Says British AG

The attorney general of England doesn’t believe that Google and Twitter should have to “act like a policeman” when it comes to what users of the websites post and share, according to The Guardian. You might recall that last month …

The UK Wants To Monitor Internet Use And Then Some The UK Wants To Monitor Internet Use And Then Some
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It’s no big surprise now that many governments all over the world want to monitor the Internet usage and communications of its citizens. There’s a law currently sitting around in Canada, the United States’s rumored NSA surveillance facility, and the …

British MPs Want Google To Self-Censor Search Results British MPs Want Google To Self-Censor Search Results
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A gang of parliament members are currently trying to convince the British government to introduce legislation that would essentially charge Google with the herculean task of censoring search results from containing material that a court deems is a violation of …