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Inside The Life Of A Solitary Bee

According to Bristol, England-based conservation filmmakers Team Candiru, 90 percent of Britain’s bees are “solitary bees,” which are crucial pollinators whose value is little known or conserved.

Learn more about the daily affairs of these bees with this hi-resolution documentary by Candiru, and then brush up on your bee knowledge with us.

A Brutal End For Brutalism?

Brutalism Building

Hubert H. Humphrey Building, headquarters of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D. C. Image Source: Wikipedia

It seems there hasn’t been a more reviled architectural style in the past century than Brutalism.

Thirty years back, when Prince Charles of Wales – Brutalist enemy number one – paid a visit to the Birmingham Library, he purportedly likened it to a place where books are burned rather than put on loan. In 1987, in his Mansion House speech, Charles said that he valued post-war architecture less than the rubble left in the aftermath of Luftwaffe air raids.

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Your World This Week, Volume VIII

Ferguson Riots Flaming Car

Riots erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Source: The Atlantic

One Year After Ferguson, What’s Changed – And What Hasn’t

While Michael Brown’s death marked the tragic close of a life lived for just 18 years, it helped incite a movement, #BlackLivesMatter, which continues to this day. See what has changed – and what hasn’t – in the Missouri town and among US race relations at Time.

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A Staggering Spatial Comparison Of Alaska And Pluto

Alaska Versus Pluto

Yes, Alaska is that big–or perhaps Pluto is just that small. While Pluto (6,427,806 sq mi) is approximately 10 times larger than Alaska, the tiny planet actually has less surface area than Russia (6,592,800 sq mi), Alaska’s not-too-distant neighbor.

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Learn more about the solar system with these space facts that prove life on Earth is boring!

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