IRELAND

Every household—2.2 million in all—will receive its own seven-digit postal code this spring. Until now, many addresses were specified with just a name and neighborhood, which mixed up deliveries and misrouted ambulances

U.K.

Archaeologists will reinter the skeleton of Richard III—discovered underneath a parking lot in 2012—at Leicester Cathedral this month. After two years of study, they concluded that the king had a rich diet, endured a roundworm infection and probably died in battle from head wounds.

AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Netflix comes to residents of the Land Down Under this spring.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Solar Impulse, the solar-powered airplane that flew across the U.S. in 2013, will take off from Abu Dhabi early this month in an attempt to circumnavigate the world.

SWITZERLAND

The Large Hadron Collider revs back to life this month after a two-year hiatus for repairs and upgrades.

U.S.

Ground was broken in California on a yearsin-the-making highspeed train, which will carry passengers between San Francisco and Los Angeles in about 2.5 hours—half the time it takes by car. Estimated completion date: 2029.