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A sailing stone gathers no moss 

In California’s Death Valley National Park in 1915, a prospector named Joseph Crook visited the dried lake-bed of Racetrack Playa and stumbled upon scores of boulders that had apparently moved across the surface, leaving very obvious trails. With...

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Humbug icebergs 

Antarctica is an infamously vast, white continent. There’s ice and snow, maybe some penguins and seals, but that’s about it, right? One of the most uninhabitable land masses on this earth may look bleak and uninviting on the surface, but it is home...

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Socotra: a jewel of biodiversity 

Found some 240 kilometres east of the coast of Somalia and 380 kilometres south of the Arabian Peninsula, the island of Socotra is unusual in many ways. While politically part of Yemen, Socotra and the rest of its archipelago are geographically part...

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Axolotls and eternal life

Within the lakes of Xochimilco, on the outskirts of Mexico City, lives a truly mind-blowing creature – the axolotl. These wondrous little amphibians have particular unique abilities that make them stand out from the crowd in the animal kingdom...

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The Secret of Mount Lico

Standing 1,100 metres above sea level in the Zambezia Province of northern Mozambique, Mount Lico is an inselberg with sheer rock walls that rise up to 700 metres above the surrounding countryside. While an impressive structure in its own right...

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Narwhals

Whether a thousand years ago or today in the 21st century, Narwhals evoke mystery. These creatures of the sea are thought to have sparked the mythology surrounding unicorns, as they are the closest living animal resembling the mystical and...

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Jellyfish Lake 

In a quiet corner of our planet sits Eil Malk, one of some 250 mostly uninhabited islands found in the Southern Lagoon of Palau, located between Koror and Peleliu. This densely wooded island is only 6km long and 4.5km wide, devoid of human...

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The Petrifying Lake

Located in the Arusha Region of Tanzania, sitting below the Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano within the Gregory Rift, Lake Natron is a beautiful yet sinister wonder of nature.  Fed by the Southern Ewaso Ng’iro River plus a number of mineral-rich hot...

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An eye on the tiger 

The tiger reigns supreme as the largest big cat on earth. Weighing in at an average of 204kg (450lb), they are a creature to be admired. One of the tiger’s six subspecies, the Siberian (Amur) Tiger, can even weigh up to 300kg and grow up to 4m...

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