18 New Spire Designs That Could Crown the Notre Dame Cathedral. Within forty-eight hours of the massive fire, one billion dollars had been, in part, donated by Apple, L’Oreal, Chanel, Dior, and Catholics from around the world. In the wake of the devastation, designers are already putting forth ideas for the spire. Which design gets your vote?
2The World’s Only Floating National Park. It is the only wildlife sanctuary of its kind. However, to see it, you will have to travel to Northern India’s largest freshwater lake, Loktak.
3South Korea Opens Hiking Trails on World’s Most Heavily Armed Border. Speaking of unusual, far-flung places to go. Try hiking in the DMZ. Believe it or not, the United Nations Command has approved three routes along South Korea’s newly created “Peace Trail.” Even more surprising, its 160-miles by 30-miles of no man’s land is teeming with wildlife.
4Why NASA Wants You to Point Your Smartphone at Trees. There is a new NASA app that will give your time in the greater outdoors more purpose. Professional scientists are asking citizen scientists to help confirm what is seen from space, looking down, with what is seen from the ground, looking up.