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You can spend the night in this double-decker bus.

This vintage double-decker bus was transformed into a short-term rental that’s parked on a farm in Wales. Take a look inside.

The double-decker bus sleeps six and has two bedrooms, two wash closets, and a kitchen.
A monarch butterfly clings to a plant at the Monarch Grove Sanctuary in Pacific Grove, California, December 30, 2014.

More than 50% of insects have disappeared since 1970, an ecologist warns — even more evidence of an ‘insect apocalypse’

A new report reveals that 50% or more of insects have disappeared since 1970 due to habitat loss and pesticide use.
The De Vere House in England, which stood in as Godric's Hollow in the "Harry Potter" films and is now available for rent.

You can now rent Harry Potter’s childhood home for the night on Airbnb

With Voldemort hopefully defeated for good, the house that played Godric's Hollow in the Harry Potter movies has opened to muggles.

13 ways applying to college is different in the UK and US

Despite having a language in common, there are many cultural differences between the US and the UK. Applying to university is no exception.
Windsor Castle is one of the British royal family's many residences.

A part of Windsor Castle that’s been closed to the public for over 150 years just reopened — and it’s been completely revamped. Take...

Windsor Castle has been a royal residence for over 900 years. The Inner Hall is in a part of the castle that dates back to the mid-14th century.
Gwrych Castle is located in North Wales.

The abandoned Gwrych Castle in North Wales is 200 years old and said to be haunted. Take a look inside.

The sprawling castle is said to be haunted by its former owner, Countess Winifred.
Festivalgoers walk under an umbrella during Glastonbury Festival in Somerset

Tickets to Britain’s Glastonbury Festival sold out in 34 minutes, and a record 2.4 million fans tried to get a spot

Festival goers snapped up tickets to the June 2020 event, which will be Glastonbury's 50th anniversary.
British Grenadier Guards learning firsthand about the hazards of jungle warfare.

British infantry troops painfully show why ‘battlefield awareness’ is essential in jungle combat

The jungle is a challenging place to fight. "You never know what it has in store for you next," the British Grenadier Guard says.
In this photo illustration, a Greggs vegan sausage roll lays on a table on January 06, 2019 in Manchester, England. Greggs bakers recently launched the vegan sausage roll to compliment its popular meat sausage roll. The new vegan filling is made out of the company's own bespoke Quorn filling.

A vegan woman says she’s been “traumatized for life” after accidentally being served sausage at UK bakery chain Greggs

A 20-year-old vegan in the UK is outraged after the bakery chain Greggs accidentally served her a pork sausage roll, rather than the vegan version.
Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei.

Huawei is getting a first look at cutting-edge defence, health, and AI startups from Oxford University amid US fears that it steals IP

Huawei bought a 0.7% stake in Oxford-based research fund Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI), according to a report in the Financial Times.