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The Discovery of Graphene

The Discovery of Graphene

The "wonder" material graphene was discovered in 2004 at Manchester University. It is made of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice. Being a million times thinner than a human hair, it is the thinnest object ever created.

The Capercaillie - an elusive Scottish bird in danger of extinction

The Capercaillie - an elusive Scottish bird in danger of extinction

Caractacus

Caractacus

Caractacus (also known as Caratacus, or Caradoc) was a tribal leader of the Ancient British, known for his resistance to the Roman invasion of Britain in 43AD.

London's Temple Church - once home to a secret society

London's Temple Church - once home to a secret society

Dating from 1185, the Temple Church in central London was once the English headquarters of the legendary Knights Templar, and the site of their mysterious initiation ceremonies. Since the downfall of the Templars in 1307, it has been regarded as the church of the legal profession, whose offices are concentrated in the surrounding area.

The Old Chelsea Bun House - a royal treat

The Old Chelsea Bun House - a royal treat

The Chelsea bun is a type of currant bun made of a rich yeast dough flavoured with lemon peel, cinnamon or mixed spice. It was first baked in London in the 18th century at the Old Chelsea Bun House, an establishment favoured by Hanoverian royalty.

The Great Stone of Fourstones

The Great Stone of Fourstones

The Great Stone of Fourstones is a massive rock in a lonely landscape on the border of Yorkshire and Lancashire. It has stairs carved into it by an unknown hand, so one can climb up, admire the view and wonder where the other three stones are...

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