Amsterdam is well-known as a cyclists' paradise; in fact, there are around 2 million bikes in the city. But that many bikes can clog up the streets and sidewalks. So the city has an entire department dedicated to removing this bike clutter, and storing the removed bikes outside town.
Who needs Disney World when you could visit museums dedicated to locks, magnets, Titan missiles, an experimental nuclear reactor or a Carl Sagan-inspired celestial "walk." Or the place where they confirmed the Big Bang? Here are 12 geek travel suggestions.
Farideh was about six months old when a security guard at a mausoleum in Iran found her abandoned. She was taken to an orphanage until a Dutch couple adopted her. Years later, she is on a hunt to find her biological parents in Iran.
Ultimate Frisbee has moved one step closer to being in the 2020 Summer Olympic games. The International Olympic Committee recognized the organization that oversees the sport. We're not talking about the frisbee golf games played on college campuses. This is the big leagues.
For almost 70 years, thousands of people have been stranded along the India-Bangladesh border. They live in hundreds of tiny little enclaves; some wrapped in enclaves within enclaves. Now the madness has ended, and the border straightened. But what happens to the people?
A hitchhiking robot from Canada planned to travel across the United States fueled by human kindness. But its trip was cut short in Philadelphia, when the "City of Brotherly Love" showed hitchBOT no such kindness.
One year ahead of the 2016 Summer Games, Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay remains a polluted mess and a serious health hazard for Olympic athletes who are due to compete there. But one biologist in Rio, who says this pollution is a "disruption of the force," isn't giving up on efforts to clean up the bay.