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Zone Rouge

A swath of France so devastated by war it is still forbidden to go there.<p>The Zone Rouge, or Red Zone, is a no man’s land in northeastern France that …

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Is the Key to Saving Pollinators … Honey Bee Semen?

The first question everyone wants to know is: <i>how?</i><p>“I’m surprised it took you so long to ask,” Brandon Hopkins says with a laugh. The 35-year-old …

Insects

Matmata Underground Houses

Made famous by "Star Wars," these troglodyte homes face an uncertain future.<p>The Berber underground homes of Matmata lie in an arid, pockmarked …

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Governor Cuomo Unveils Design for Rainbow Light-Filled Monument to the LGBTQ Community

Art World<p>Anthony Goicolea creates a space filled with "light, color and hope" on the Hudson River.<p>,<p>Just in time for New York City’s Pride weekend and …

Hudson River

Drought Reveals Giant, 4,500-Year-Old Irish Henge

The Emerald Isle has not been so green as of late; Ireland is currently undergoing a historic drought, with some areas of the normally damp island …

Archaeology

A Museum Is Already Planned at Thai Cave Where 12 Boys were Rescued

The Royal Thai army released this image of the 13 boys and their coach in the cave on July 2, before the successful rescue operation was completed. …

Think Outside the Gallery: Where to Explore Andy Goldsworthy’s Immersive Art

British artist Andy Goldsworthy has gained acclaim over the past four decades for an ongoing practice of creating ephemeral works in nature that …

United States

Step Inside the Giant Dragon of the Wat Samphran Temple

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Monarchs Use Milkweed as Preventive Medicine—but Climate Change May Wreck the Pharmacy

By Jason Bittel<p>Most people know that monarch butterflies can't exist without milkweed. As caterpillars, the monarchs feed on milkweed plants …

Caterpillars

See Florida’s New Underwater Sculpture Park, Which Is Delighting Scuba Divers and Oysters Alike

On View<p>The sculptures were designed to provide habitats for marine life.<p>,<p>Want to go to a museum but can’t bear to be indoors this summer? Now you …

Museums

Artist Mel Chin Floods Times Square With Virtual Reality Art to Sound the Alarm on Climate Change

On View<p>The prophetic artwork is a team-up with Microsoft HoloLens.<p>,<p>Visitors to New York’s Times Square can sink deep beneath the ocean waves this …

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‘Safe’ Levels of Pesticide Still Hamper Bees’ Memory and Ability to Learn

The honeybee’s foraging routine is deceptively complex. To track down food and ensure the survival of the colony, worker bees must draw on their …

Insects

Low Doses of Pesticides Make It Harder for Bees to Find Flowers

A review of a decade of research of the impact of pesticides on bees found that even low doses commonly used in agriculture hurt the bees' learning …

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Politicians Blasted Josephine Meckseper’s Stained American Flag as ‘Beyond Disrespectful.’ So a Kansas University Took It Down

Politics<p>The altered flag was part of Creative Time's nationwide "Pledges of Allegiance" project.<p>,<p>Under pressure from local politicians, officials at …

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Pino Suárez Linear Garden

This sculpture garden is a serene oasis wedged in the middle of a busy highway.<p>This beautiful, serene sculpture garden is nestled within a bustling …

Sculpture

The Hidden Cropmarks of Wales, Revealed by a Drought

These unmistakable squares and circles are the remnants of settlements from as far back as the Bronze Age.<p>For farmers in Wales, an ongoing drought …

Archaeology

National Trust Awards $1 Million in Grants to Help Preserve African American History | African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund | National Trust for Historic Preservation

On July 6, 2018, the National Trust announced its first class of grant award recipients in conjunction with the newly established African American …

Black History

Thailand cave: Museum and film in the works for Tham Luang

<b>The cave complex in northern Thailand where 12 boys and their football coach were trapped for more than two weeks is set to be turned into a museum.</b><p>Rescue officials said the museum would showcase how the operation unfolded, predicting it would be a "major attraction" for Thailand.<p>At least two …

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Mel Chin Submerges Times Square in a Post-Apocalyptic Future

Art lovers getting a taste of the mixed-reality “Unmoored” project by Mel Chin (photo courtesy of We Are Listen)On Wednesday, conceptual visual …

Joseph Beuys’s Only Public Artwork in New York Temporarily Unearthed

Removal of the Beuys Stones (all images courtesy of Christina Poindexter)Last weekend, objects conservator Christian Scheidemann posted a photo on …

Löffelfamilie (Spoon Family)

One of the most iconic neon ads of former East Germany.<p>One of the few, and one of the first, neon ads of East Germany still hangs above the city of …

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Explained: The Physics-Defying Flight of the Bumblebee

Short and stubby, the bumblebee doesn't look very flight-worthy. Indeed, in the 1930s, French entomologist August Magnan even noted that the insect's …

Mustard Is A Product Of Evolutionary Warfare Between Plants And Caterpillars

There’s an arms race going on in your garden, and it plays out on your kitchen table. Plants that want to stay alive, produce nasty compounds to …

Caterpillars

Climate Change Could Drive Bees in Warmer Regions to Extinction

Bees, already under pressure from pesticides, could be further threatened by climate change, research published Wednesday in Functional Ecology …

Ecology

How to Steal 50 Million Bees

Every winter, apiarists from all over America rent their hives to farmers in California, attracting the attention of some very specialized …

Insects

Rare Bee Species Makes Colorful Nests From Flower Petals

With the news of a global decline in bee populations, many people are working to help save the precious pollinators from extinction. But it’s not just humans that are making an effort—one particular type of bee has its own special way of protecting its rare species. Known as <i>Osmia avosetta</i>, these …

Insects

How to Have a Whimsical Road Trip on the Enchanted Highway

For a stretch of 32 miles, there is a highway in North Dakota that’s home to a collection of the world’s largest scrap metal sculptures, aptly named …

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Fl. Homeowner Regrets Killing Thousands of Honeybees

Bees are vital pollinators, and the consequences of their dying population could have far-reaching impacts to our food chain.<p>That's why a woman in …

Insects

‘We Make Kids Disappear’? Wielding Paint Rollers, an Art Collective Scaled a Bay Area Billboard to Protest Trump’s Immigration Policy

Politics<p>A billboard bashing Trump's child separation policy for asylum-seeking immigrants greeted commuters in the San Francisco area yesterday …

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What’s a Land Artist to Do When His Living Sculpture Starts Dying? David Nash Comes to Terms With the End of ‘Ash Dome’

Art World<p>The British sculptor is resigned to the fact that his circle of ash trees will not outlive him because of a deadly fungus.<p>,<p>The British …

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