London http://www.kunc.org en Uber's Rapid Growth Pits Innovation Against Existing Laws http://www.kunc.org/post/ubers-rapid-growth-pits-innovation-against-existing-laws To see the speed of technological innovation, look no further than a street corner. Hailing a cab from the street is less common in cities with Uber, a service that lets you request a ride with the simple tap of a mobile phone app.<p>The 5-year-old company — <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/06/06/319527353/uber-car-service-company-is-now-valued-at-17-billion">now valued at $17 billion</a> — is growing so fast that it's operating in 128 cities globally, on every continent except Antarctica. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 11:41:00 +0000 Elise Hu 57670 at http://www.kunc.org Uber's Rapid Growth Pits Innovation Against Existing Laws Old London Air Raid Shelter Becomes Vegetable Farm http://www.kunc.org/post/old-london-air-raid-shelter-becomes-vegetable-farm During World War II, Londoners would descend spiral staircases into tunnels to escape German bombs. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:20:00 +0000 54134 at http://www.kunc.org Old London Air Raid Shelter Becomes Vegetable Farm 'Death Ray II'? London Building Reportedly Roasts Cars http://www.kunc.org/post/death-ray-ii-london-building-reportedly-roasts-cars A skyscraper under construction "melted my Jag," <a href="http://www.cityam.com/article/1378091289/exclusive-walkie-scorchie-melted-my-jag?utm_source=website&utm_medium=TD_article_grids_homepage&utm_campaign=TD_article_grids_homepage" target="_blank">reads the headline from London's <em>City A.M.</em></a><p>"Beam of light from Walkie Talkie skyscraper 'melts man's Jaguar,' " <a href="http://metro.co.uk/2013/09/02/beam-of-light-from-walkie-talkie-skyscraper-melts-mans-jaguar-3946308/" target="_blank">says London's <em>Metro</em></a>.<p>"Who, what, why: How does a skyscraper melt a car?" <a href Tue, 03 Sep 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 49133 at http://www.kunc.org 'Death Ray II'? London Building Reportedly Roasts Cars Forget Cronuts: London's 'Townies' Take On Hybrid-Dessert Craze http://www.kunc.org/post/forget-cronuts-londons-townies-take-hybrid-dessert-craze What's a baker to do when all foodies can talk about, on both sides of the Atlantic, is the cronut craze, a croissant-doughnut that NPR <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/07/13/201807306/crazy-for-cronuts-picking-apart-the-tasty-trend">reported on</a> earlier this year? Wed, 21 Aug 2013 16:38:00 +0000 48622 at http://www.kunc.org Forget Cronuts: London's 'Townies' Take On Hybrid-Dessert Craze James Bond Parachutist At London Olympics Dies In Accident http://www.kunc.org/post/james-bond-parachutist-london-olympics-dies-accident "The stuntman who parachuted into the London 2012 opening ceremony as James Bond has been killed in an accident," <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23707434" target="_blank">the BBC reports</a>. "Mark Sutton, 42, from Surrey, died Wednesday while <a href="http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/wingsuit-flying.htm" target="_blank">wingsuit flying</a> near Martigny, Switzerland. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:48:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 48382 at http://www.kunc.org James Bond Parachutist At London Olympics Dies In Accident