Articles and researches

May 7, 2020

Superblock of Sant Antoni reclaims Barcelona streets for pedestrians

As part of Barcelona’s efforts to reclaim its car-congested streets for pedestrians, the city has tapped architects to create “superblocks” — groups of streets transformed into […]
May 7, 2020

Lost Apple Project hunts for vintage varieties | MNN

We’re familiar with deer hunters, truffle hunters and house hunters, but two retirees in the Pacific Northwest have found something else to track: vintage apples. In […]
May 7, 2020

10 ways to celebrate Mother’s Day virtually in 2020

With the majority of the country continuing to observe social distancing and shelter-in-place laws, families are beginning to face a new normal of interacting for the […]
May 7, 2020

Don’t blame bats for their zoonotic viruses | MNN

Bats have an image problem even when they aren’t linked to a pandemic. Some people resent them for occasionally inhabiting attics and chimneys, for example, while […]
May 6, 2020

Hitch is a reusable water bottle and coffee cup in one

Coffee is a popular start to the day for millions of people. There’s nothing quite like the scent of coffee wafting through the air and that […]
May 6, 2020

No fossil fuels are burned to run this jet engine | MNN

A prototype for a new jet engine promises to fly passengers halfway around the world — without burning fossil fuels. The engine, developed at the Institute […]
May 6, 2020

‘Rebel botanists’ use sidewalk chalk to help people connect with nature | MNN

When Sophie Leguil hits the streets near her home in London, she’s armed with sidewalk chalk. The French ecologist and botanist is one of an army […]
May 6, 2020

Record high amount of microplastic found on seafloors

Researchers in a new U.K.-led study found a staggering volume of microplastics on the seafloor. At up to 1.9 million pieces on a single square meter, it’s […]