Look around your city. You’ll see pigeons, rats, maybe a few raccoons. But the typical array of urban wildlife is about to become incredibly biodiverse, thanks to efforts from humans to make their cities wilder and more sustainable places.
Anyone who’s ever dropped an ice cream cone knows that ants love sugar. But for ants that live on city streets and pavements, junk food may be a matter of survival.
Did you know that, from the air, the arrangement and structure of Boston's buildings, and the positioning of those buildings relative to one another, looks a lot like the molecular structure of an "amorphous liquid"? Seattle and L.A. do, too. Chicago, with its rigid grid system, apparently looks like glass.
Golf runs in my family, although I don't seem to have inherited that gene; I was nonetheless interested to read about an air-conditioning network embedded in the ground itself at this year's Masters Tournament, dehumidifying the course from below.