Are floating cities the future? (Yale Environment 360)
by Shira Rubin
Facing rising waters, many in the Netherlands aren’t fleeing. They’re building floating homes capable of riding out the storms. And this kind of architecture is catching on in other low-lying coastal cities around the world.
Appalachia’s trans history (The Conversation)
by G. Samantha Rosenthal
Trans kids aren’t a new phenomenon in Appalachia. Now, young people are connecting with elders who went through their own trans childhoods decades ago.
When Louis Armstrong went to Ghana (Atlas Obscura)
by Laura Kiniry
In 1956, Louis Armstrong visited the West African city of Accra for just 48 hours. The visit marked a specific moment in Ghana’s struggle for freedom, with Highlife music as its soundtrack.
Can humans help coral evolve and survive? (AP)
by Caleb Jones
Coral reefs are one of the ecosystems most desperately threatened by climate change. So scientists are bringing corals into their labs in an effort to help them evolve greater heat-resistance.
The fascinating new home of the James Webb Space Telescope (The Atlantic)
by Marina Koren
NASA is placing the new James Webb Space Telescope much, much farther from Earth than its predecessor, Hubble. It’s doing that to take advantage of a very special type of place that has a number of potential uses for humans.
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