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Give bees a chance

The world’s bee population is in decline because of the mysterious Colony Collapse Disorder – but there is something we can do about it. According to the RSPB, we need to help the remaining bees to have a rest. And what better way for them to do it than relax in their very own Bee Station? Check out designs for the spherical earthenware “bee spa” here.


Popular places around the world

If you could move to another country, which would you choose? That’s the question the polling company Gallup asked young people aged between 15 and 29 in 148 countries across the world. From the results of the poll, the Good Network and Column 5 Media produced this interesting infographic. Who knew so many young people wanted to move to Britain?


Movies à la mode

Launched back in 2009, Clothes on Film is a gorgeous website dedicated to examining costume and identity in the movies. With detailed articles on outfits, reviews, news and exclusive interviews, this is a site for those who have a different perspective on watching films.


On the road with Rover

Dogs love nothing more than sticking their heads out of car windows, and who doesn’t love witnessing man’s best friend’s gleeful face when they hit motorway speeds, tongue out and everything? Comedy website Best Week Ever has put together a heart-warming collection of 50 dogs eating the breeze.


Hear this now

If you’ve tried speech-recognition software in the past, you may be sceptical of it. However, software such as Android’s Translate app has ushered in better service: everything you say goes back to Google’s data centres, where servers apply statistical modelling to determine what you’re saying.


Fear and loathing in Syria

With the world’s attention focussed on Libya, the protests in Syria have very much played second fiddle. In this haunting piece, Newsweek’s Mike Giglio examines the fear and paranoia engendered by the brutal government crackdown.


Plane stupid?

Flight-phobic readers, look away now. Jason Maloney, a 24-year-old pilot, had to land his single-engine airplane on Monday. The emergency landing was successful and no injuries resulted. But according to tapes recovered from the cockpit, Maloney wasn’t taking the operation seriously at all.

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