Lisa Roet’s Bike-Powered Installation at Beijing’s Opposite House

Celebrating Earth Hour, a recently discovered at-risk gibbon lights up the hotel

On the evening of Saturday, 24 March, as Beijing went dark for Earth Hour, a bunch of people climbed on 30 stationary Mobikes parked outside the Opposite House and began cycling. Their pedal power inflated and lit up Australian artist Lisa Roet‘s giant silver Skywalker Hoolock Gibbon perched high on the hotel’s facade, and with this very impressive scene a month-long program of events, discussions …

Link About It: Earth Day 2017 Edition

Some fascinating, recent news about our beautiful planet

1. 3D-Printed Coral Could Save Our Endangered Reefs Jacques Cousteau’s grandson Fabien Cousteau believes that synthetic, 3D-printed coral might be the thing to save our endangered reefs. According to CNET, “In nature, coral reefs are made up of calcium carbonate skeletons where tiny organisms called polyps take root” and these polyps grow their own reefs too—but only at one centimeter per year. That isn’t fast …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Mourning Prince, putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, finding a huge coral reef and more this week

1. Prince Has Died at 57 Following an investigation at his home and recording studio Paisley Park, it’s been confirmed that Prince has died at 57. Prince Rogers Nelson, a truly legendary musician, released 39 albums throughout his career, garnering seven Grammy Awards and earning him a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the hearts of millions of fans. While the …