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Dubai breaks record for world’s highest infinity pool

It’s no secret that Dubai loves its skyscrapers. Already home to the world’s tallest building, the mighty Burj Khalifa, the city is overflowing with ingenuity when it comes to architectural design. And this doesn’t seem to be changing anytime soon, as the Middle Eastern metropolis unveiled an impressive new infinity pool that has broken records …

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Bee bus stops are officially coming to this UK city

The latest in bee conservation takes us to Leicester, where plans are in place for the city to begin its installation of 30 “living” bee bus stops. In a UK first, the East Midlands metropolis will convert these bus shelters, planting a mix of wildflowers on their roofs that specifically target pollinating insects. In partnership …

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Discover a new summer playground in the heart of London

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Restrictions have officially eased in England, though I’m sure you’re already well aware if you’re reading from the UK. Granted, precautions should still be taken in certain situations, the recent rule changes offer Brits a chance to make the most of the summer. This means enjoying the long sunny days and pleasant summer nights, reunited …

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Discover the world’s first ever underwater farm

Nestled in the oceanic depths of the Italian Riviera, otherwise known as the Liguria region, you will find the world’s first ever thriving underwater farm. It all began in the town of Noli several years ago, where professional scuba diver and gardening enthusiast Sergio Gamerini had a thought. “A vegetable garden inside a transparent balloon …

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This is the most unique library in the world

What began on the streets of Copenhagen, Denmark over two decades ago has now made its mark all over the globe. The Human Library Organisation is a non-profit platform and library concept, with one very special and unique twist. In the Human Library you don’t have what we would call conventional books. Rather, it is …

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This country is giving its urban cities a meadow makeover to combat bee population declines

Germany is home to roughly 580 species of wild bees. However, more than half of these populations are already endangered or on the verge of extinction. To tackle this stark decline, the nation has planted more than 100 wildflower meadows across its urban centres, with more wild gardens said to be on the way. The …

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Flying cars could happen sooner than you think

The future is nigh. Or at least it is in Slovakia, where a prototype of a flying car recently made its first ever successful test flight between two international airports. Known as AirCar, the hybrid aircraft completed the 35-minute flight between the cities of Nitra and Bratislava on 28 June 2021. Within the dual-mode car-aircraft …

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A new urban forest will be planted in this UK city

As climate change becomes an ever pressing topic of conversation, the city of Glasgow has begun preparations for a new nature-focused scheme. Known as the Clyde Climate Forest, the project will plant 10 seedlings per resident over the next decade, eventually creating an urban forest comprising 18 million trees. This includes 10 trees for every …

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This city just unveiled the world’s longest rainbow cycling lane

Already applauded for its transformation of bus stops into crucial bee sanctuaries, the city of Utrecht in the Netherlands has made history yet again. This time, it comes with the launch of a brand-new rainbow path for cyclists, which vividly runs through the Utrecht Science Park. The multi-coloured route measures a whopping 570 metres, and …

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