London’s mayor will spend $1 billion on cycling improvements

The goal is 1.5 million bike journeys each day by 2026 London’s mayor is serious about cycling. Sadiq Khan, who took office in May this year, has secured almost a billion dollars to spend on cycling over the next five years. That works out to almost $22 per person per year. Remarkably, this is double… Lire la suite London’s mayor will spend $1 billion on cycling improvements

A living wall instead of plywood to hide a construction site

We’re used to seeing the scaffold on long-term building projects covered up with advertising, but what about—crazy idea—not creating an eyesore on the city and doing something interesting instead? That’s what Arup architects is doing during its renovation of Grosvenor’s St Mark’s building, in London’s fancy Mayfair neighborhood. The firm has hung a vertical garden over… Lire la suite A living wall instead of plywood to hide a construction site

Anonymous man walks into a school and pays off all overdue lunch balances

A « Secret Santa » in Pennsylvania has brought relief to many struggling families. H.W. Good Elementary principal Amy Larcinese doesn’t know who the man is, but he walked into her school and paid off the outstanding lunch bills of more than 40 students. Nearly half the kids at H.W. Good Elementary are from financially struggling families… Lire la suite Anonymous man walks into a school and pays off all overdue lunch balances

New research shows how “lost” memories can be recovered

THIS MAGNET WILL JOG YOUR MEMORY We believe we’ve figured out a lot about how our brains handle memories. We’ve identified the parts of the brain that are active in making memories and the parts that store long- and short-term memories. We thought we knew that memory retention was a function of relevant neurons being… Lire la suite New research shows how “lost” memories can be recovered

En images : Le centre-ville illuminé par des roues géantes

L’installation lumineuse et musicale d’art public Loop a fait son apparition mercredi soir dans le Quartier des spectacles à Montréal. PHOTOS : Chantal Lévesque/Métro Dans le cadre de la 7e édition de l’événement Luminothérapie, 13 grosses roues futuristes au centre desquelles on peut s’asseoir seront déployées sur la Place des festivals. Une manivelle permet à… Lire la suite En images : Le centre-ville illuminé par des roues géantes

Google goes green: the company will run entirely on wind & solar energy from 2017!

Google recently declared that all its data centres and offices spread across the world will be switching to clean and green power. Last year, the company consumed as much energy as the entire city of San Francisco. To meet its huge energy needs, the company will now source energy from wind farms and solar panels from… Lire la suite Google goes green: the company will run entirely on wind & solar energy from 2017!

Superprof : 1 million de profs particuliers contre l’échec scolaire

Et si l’économie collaborative pouvait devenir un remède anti-crise et anti-échec scolaire ?  C’est l’un des paris de ces jeunes pousses du secteur du soutien scolaire et des cours particuliers : offrir à tous ceux qui ont des connaissances à partager une opportunité de le faire et permettre à celles et ceux qui ont besoin… Lire la suite Superprof : 1 million de profs particuliers contre l’échec scolaire

How thousands of children in Pune (India) prevented over 50 tonnes of plastic from reaching the sea

Scientists have warned about the dangers of plastic pollution and microplastics in the environment for a while now. However, most people still aren’t convinced of the link between carelessly discarding a water bottle and damage in the seas. After all, plastic in the ocean doesn’t have the powerful symbolism of nuclear plants or oil spills:… Lire la suite How thousands of children in Pune (India) prevented over 50 tonnes of plastic from reaching the sea

Inde : 50 millions d’arbres plantés en une seule journée

L’Uttar Pradesh, l’Etat le plus peuplé de l’Inde, a battu hier, lundi 11 juillet 2016, un record du monde insolite et utile. En 24 heures, plus de 800 000 mille habitants ont planté 50 millions d’arbres. Akhilesh Yadav, le ministre en chef de cet Etat du nord de l’Inde, a déclaré ceci pendant l’inauguration de cette opération à Kanpur :… Lire la suite Inde : 50 millions d’arbres plantés en une seule journée

Canada opens door for new drug injection sites

OTTAWA — The federal government is adopting a public-health approach to its drug control strategy, Health Minister Jane Philpott said Monday as she unveiled proposed new measures that would open the door to more supervised injection sites in Canada. Newly tabled legislation would, if passed, eliminate 26 strict requirements for new « consumption » sites put in… Lire la suite Canada opens door for new drug injection sites