The urban foxes have squatter snouts and smaller brains than their rural cousins, but they’re no house pets.
London Foxes Show Early Signs of Self-Domestication | Smart News | Smithsonian Magazine
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You can own a real volcano in England for around $60,700.
The U.K.’s Posbury Clump may not have the snazziest of names, but the site boasts a rich history—and is available for around $60,700
Would You Like to Buy an Extinct Volcano? | Smart News | Smithsonian
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Two days of unseasonable sunshine in Britain this week have resulted in more than the shedding of hats, scarves and winter coats: They have also brought the highest temperatures ever recorded in the country in winter.
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England’s entire landscape will be mapped with lasers to tackle flooding, help conservation work and even track illegal waste dumps, the Environment Agency said. Under plans unveiled by the government agency, aircraft equipped with laser scanners will map all 130,000 sq km of the country in 3D, including rivers, fields and national parks, by 2020.
Whole of England to be mapped with lasers to tackle flooding and illegal waste dumps | The Independent
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Doggerland was an area of land, now lying beneath the southern North Sea, that connected Great Britain to mainland Europe during and after the last Ice Age
‘Britain’s Atlantis’ found at bottom of North sea – a huge undersea world swallowed by the sea in 7000BC …
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