Pigeons get a bad rep in London, but now those plucky little guys are finally getting their chance to shine. Pigeon Air Patrol is a new initiative that's trying to tackle London's ever-increasing levels of pollution by recruiting a bunch of pigeons to monitor our city's skies. They've sent out ten pigeons, which have been kitted out with tiny pollution-monitoring backpacks so that they can feed back their findings to folks on the ground.
The stunt is part of a crowdfunding campaign by air quality monitoring firm Plume Labs, which is raising money to produce more whizzy technology that could help make our city a little less smoggy.
In other aerial news, someone's done a base jump from the top of The Shard.