architecture
Lord Foster Plans Temporary Parliamentary Dome for Westminster Repair Break

When or if they ever get around to stumping up the billions needed to shore up the Palace of Westminster, celebrated architect Sir Norman Foster has an idea about what to do with all the MPS. He suggests decanting the lot to a temporary glass dome built just down the road on Horse Guards Parade. Read More >>

politics
The Microsoft Font That Has Scandalised Pakistan’s First Family

Back in April, the family of Pakistan’s scandal-plagued prime minister landed in the crosshairs of an investigation relating to the leaked Panama Papers. This week, the team handling the investigation concluded that documents signed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family were fraudulent due to the fact that they were purportedly from 2006 but used Microsoft’s Calibri font, which wasn’t publicly released until 2007. Read More >>

environment
US Tangles With the World Over Climate Change at G20

Negotiations over the wording of the final communiqué from the G20 meeting of the world’s wealthiest nations carried on late into Saturday morning. The sticking point? Disagreements over the US’s preferred phrasing for the group’s position on climate change and renewable energy. Bafflingly, the US wanted to state that it will help other nations with access to fossil fuels. Read More >>

politics
LiveJournal’s Goat Mascot Is Back to Protest the Site’s Russian Censorship

The Russian-owned blog community LiveJournal previously banned “political solicitation,” part of a decade-long effort to censor Russians who were using the platform to criticise the government. Now, LiveJournal’s former comic artist has returned from an eight-year absence... bringing back LiveJournal’s “Frank the Goat” one more time to protest the site’s abuses from the inside. Read More >>

politics
DCMS Changes Name To DCMS

The Department for Culture, Media And Sport has changed its name to the Department For Digital, Culture, Media and Sport which technically makes it the DDCMS, but to keep things simple the government is going to carry on calling it DCMS. So to clarify, they've changed the name by adding Digital but because Deparment also starts with a D they're not really bothering to change the stationary. Read More >>

space
Buzz Aldrin’s Toy Story Joke Hilariously Soars Over Trump’s Head

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday to revive the National Space Council, signifying a renewed (yet vague) focus on space exploration. Colonel Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, was there to witness the event. He tried to liven the room with a Buzz Lightyear quip, only to have Trump crash and burn on the landing pad. Read More >>

education
Evolution Will No Longer Be Taught in Turkish Schools

Claiming that evolution is “debatable, controversial, and too complicated for students,” Turkey’s board of education has decided to stop teaching Darwinian natural selection in its schools. The move has infuriated the country’s secular opposition, but it could embolden other countries to do the same. Read More >>

politics
Happy Brexit Day! Here’s What Happened After One Year Of Taking Back Control

Today marks one year to do the day since Britain patriotically voted to throw off the shackles of Brussels and go it alone in the world as a free, independent nation. “Today is our Independence Day!” declared hero of the hour Nigel Farage upon winning. Read More >>

politics
Queen’s Speech: Here Are The Government’s Tech Plans For The Next Two Years

It’s that time again. Time to wake up a poor, 91 year old woman and force her to get dressed up and read out a bunch of proposed laws in front of hundreds of old people wearing ermine robes. Yep, this morning was the State Opening of Parliament, and a chance for Theresa May to outline what she plans to do for the next two years… you know, assuming she isn’t forced to resign or call another election. Read More >>

smartphones
Dad Regrets Buying Kids Something More Interesting Than He Is

A dad in Colorado bought his tweens smartphones and now he regrets it. This is not an uncommon sentiment from parents. My mom regretted buying my brother a Nokia in 2001, buying my sister an old car in 1997, and on more than on occasion she’s regretted bringing me into the world. But most parents bottle up their regret and save it for holiday meals. Tim Farnum of Colorado has elected to be more productive with his regret, channelling it into the creation of the group Parents Against Underage Smartphones (PAUS) and launching a ballot in initiative in his home state that would ban smartphone sales to persons under the age of 13. Read More >>

politics
Our Crumbling Democracy Will Continue In A Crumbling Parliament

There may be a delay to starting the much-needed refurbishment to the Houses of Parliament. They were due to start in 2022, but the Conservatives may put the plans on hold because of concerns over their ability to get acts through parliament. Read More >>

politics
The 2017 General Election, Retold With GIFs

This year has been a bit of an odd one, from a political standing. We just finished off a General Election, a mere two years after the country last went to the polls to decide who should, and shouldn't, represent us in parliament. The whole situation has been a bit... mental, to say the least. Now that everything is over, and with people wondering what happens next, we decided to look back at the whole election situation and re-enact everything with GIFs. Because GIFs are the superior form of communication. Read More >>

watch this
Yet Another News Reporter Calls Hunt A C*nt

The Conservative Party recently didn't fully-win a general election, in large part because the British public feel very strongly about the NHS. In particular, they are displeased with the trend of dismantling our health service and replacing it those run for-profit by the private sector. So when a broadcast journalist recently said "cunt" instead of "Hunt" it was somehow perfect. Read More >>

politics
Here’s Evidence The Telegraph Campaign To Recommission the Royal Yacht Is Dead In The Water

So, the election is over and it is safe to say that it is now fully concluded, with no big repercussions to worry about, umm… right? Read More >>

politics
Everything You Need to Know About Lord Buckethead, the Spacelord Star of the General Election

The United Kingdom woke up this morning to a shocking upset for Prime Minister Theresa May, and a hung Parliament—an outcome where no party managed to achieve a singular majority. But if you tuned in to the coverage, you may have been less perplexed by the electoral system than Lord Buckethead. Read More >>