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Why Cities Are Where They Are

 

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What can be done to stop global water scarcity?I Inside Story

Water scarcity is a growing problem, caused by everything from man-made climate change to poor governance.

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Google and Amazon are now in the oil business

Google, Microsoft, and Amazon are teaming up with Big Oil to squeeze more oil and gas out of the ground using machine learning technology.

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The real reason manufacturing jobs are disappearing

We’ve heard a lot of rhetoric lately suggesting that countries like the US are losing valuable manufacturing jobs to lower-cost markets like China, Mexico and Vietnam — and that protectionism is the best way forward. But those jobs haven’t disappeared … Continue reading

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Centerline: The Surprising History of Lane Markings

Using a line painted down the center of a road to denote lanes seems to be merely common sense. But it was an innovation that took a surprising amount of time to develop. The history of lane markings is a … Continue reading

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Wildlife overpasses that protect animals from cars are spreading globally

Highway over- and underpasses connect wildlife to the resources they need to survive, and reduce roadkill. It’s no surprise they are becoming more common worldwide. Source: Wildlife overpasses that protect animals from cars are spreading globally

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Four Stories About Remote Places

Everyone needs a getaway now and then. From Britain’s hardest-to-reach pub to an off-the-grid paradise, we’ve got just the escapes you need.

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Adidas Creates High-Performance Running Shoe That’s 100% Recycle

Adidas is continuing its commitment to sustainability with the announcement of the FUTURECRAFT.LOOP—a fully recyclable running shoe. This exciting news is just the latest in a series of initiatives that Adidas has promoted since it launched its Parleyline of shoes and apparel, which is partially … Continue reading

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The Gotthard Tunnel: also a women’s story

The world’s longest rail tunnel, 57km long, opened on 1 June 2016. This feat of Swiss engineering, which crosses the Alps and links the cantons of Uri and Ticino, was built by AlpTransit Gotthard SA, a subsidiary of the Swiss … Continue reading

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With No Entrance or Exit, a Train Station Designed Solely as a Lookout Spot

the new Seiryū-Miharashi Station, which opened on March 19, 2019 | images courtesy Nishikagawa Railway   The Nishikigawa Railway in Iwakuni (Yamaguchi Prefecture) is a local train that runs along the Nishiki River for roughly 33 km, or about 20 … Continue reading

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