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Is Detroit’s vacant land helping bumblebees bounce back?

Detroit has lost more than half of its population since the 1950s, leaving thousands of lots abandoned in of the city’s urban core as once-plentiful jobs in the auto industry were lost to automation and the economy plummeted. It’s a scenario seen a multitude of Rust Belt cities, though many of them are beginning to...

8 Cool Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Saba

We're excited to have Westside Chicago rapper, Saba hit the stage at this year's A3C Festival! Aside from his lyricism and high energy performances, what do you really know about the MC?  Lets get more acquainted with the Chi-Town rapper, shall we. Here are eight things you probably didn't know about Saba. 1. He was a baby genius Academically...

6 things you may not know about jellyfish

Jellyfish — the pulsing, jello-like balloons of the ocean — have fascinated beachgoers and aquarium visitors for generations. More than 2,000 species of “jellies” — as they are known in the scientific community — exist on planet Earth, but to many, the creatures remain a beautiful, but alien, oddity. NewsHour science producers Nsikan Akpan and...

Why planes can’t fly when it’s too hot, and other ways our civilization can’t take the heat

Now let’s turn to the extreme heat wave baking the West and Southwest parts of the country. Temperatures are well above the 100-degree mark. In California, it was 127 degrees yesterday in Death Valley, 122 in Palm Springs. In Phoenix, the temperature is expected to top out at 118 degrees today. In fact, it’s been...

10 amazing things you didn’t know about your uterus

You probably don’t give your uterus much thought, but did you know that this is one of the most remarkable organs in your body and is capable of creating and sustaining life? Here are 10 amazing, crazy facts about your uterus. The Ancient Egyptians and Ancient Greeks believed women suffered from “wandering wombs”. In fact,...