England

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That Plan to Turn a Steep Street Into a Giant Water Slide Was a Huge Success

Nearly 100,000 people signed up—360 got to ride.

Mock-up by Luke Jerram

A Steep Street in England, Reimagined as a Giant Water Slide

Navigate the city in a new way.

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Yup, Now You Can Drive a Grown-Up Version of the 'Cozy Coupe' Toy Car

Childhood fun for adults. 

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Global Warming Is Spreading Venomous Spiders All Over the U.K.

This exemplifies how humans are distorting the ecosystem.

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The Front of This House Is Sliding Onto the Street

It’s like an architectural interpretation of Dalí.

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Vivid Scenes of Life Along the Scottish Border

Next year, Scots will get to vote for their independence from the UK. In border towns, the issue hasn't gotten too many people riled up.

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Britain's Villages May Not Have Superfast Broadband, But Its Skies Soon Will

The country could soon have a wonderful new technology that'll be too expensive for most people and restricted to short-haul flights.

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The London Marathon Will Go On This Weekend, Organizers Say

Race officials are reviewing security precautions with local police after the attacks in Boston Monday.

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Ethics Question of the Day: What Do You Do With an Ice Patch Outside Your Window?

Fix it, or film it?

Howard Webb

What a Difference a Century Makes: Postcards of England, Then and Now

"Most of England looked a lot prettier than it does now, and people were a lot better dressed."

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The Legacy of the London Olympics? Memories and Debt

What were the Games good for, exactly?

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Why Britain's Railway Privatization Failed

Accidents and defaults have riders clamoring for a public takeover. But will the promised reintegration work?

This Week in Bans: The English and Their 'Extreme' Dog Dancing

Also, Oklahoma City outlaws Michigan sportswear and a face-kicking preacher is turned away from the U.K.

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Grisly Reports From Britain's Worst-Rated Public Toilets

Bathroom users warn of the boogers, blood and unbearable stench in the U.K's allegedly three foulest loos.

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Are Co-Ops the Future of Green Energy?

English community takes collective ownership of solar farm.

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Should U.K. Residents Outside of London Resent the Olympics?

Organizers are trying to sell the Olympics as 'Britain’s games.' But England's non-Londoners aren't buying it.

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London's Opening Ceremony Might Actually Be Good

Leaked news of the city's first Olympic moment include nods to England's musical influence and winks to its agrarian past.

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In Liverpool, a Leviathan Awakens from the Briny Deep

A 50-foot tall creature in a diving suit stalks the streets of England.

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The U.K.'s Most Depressing Shopping Centers, When They Were New

An unpolished look back at post-war urban renewal in Great Britain.