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Oslo Is Abuzz at Being the First City with an Exclusive “Bee Highway”

By creating special pollination stations across the city, residents hope to boost their sagging local bee population.

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Bees have it rough. We shoo them away from our picnics, vilify them in our horror movies, and shudder at the prospect that they may someday inspect our luggage. To make matters worse, nature’s perfect pollinators are in the midst of a massive population collapse, on which scientists have plenty of theories (but little else) to explain why bees are (*ahem*) dropping like flies.

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Can an Interstate Bug Highway Save the Monarch Butterflies?

The proposed “butterfly corridor” will stretch 1,500 miles to help protect one of the world’s most amazing migrating creatures.

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Every year, monarch butterflies take on an astounding multi-generational migration, traveling thousands of miles from Canada and the Northern United States to the South and Mexico. Like humans on a mission to colonize Mars, these brave little insects are undertaking a one-way journey; when they reach their destination they will lay eggs and die, leaving their offspring to complete the round trip without them.

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Buckle Up to Learn Why Americans Love Their Road Trips So Much

When it comes to road trips, PBS Idea Channel’s Mike Rugnetta says it’s all about “passing through.”

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The first day of summer might still be a few weeks off, but that doesn’t mean it’s too soon to start planning that ultimate warm weather pastime: The road trip.

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Picture Show: Outhouses, Rest Stops, and New Modern Architecture in Nowhere, Norway

Rural Norway offers an object lesson in what is possible when a government invests in high design, architecture, and infrastructure.


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Highways as the London Subway Map

Check out this amazing recreation of the highways as a subway map. While there are no geographic features, it sure makes it easier to envision any...

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