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Image credit: Strebe / Wikimedia Commons. A Mercator projection map.

You Might Have Been Cheated by Maps for Your Entire Life

You may be shocked to be told that that every map tells a lie in one way or another, for instance, Mercator projection maps, which is one of the most popularly used at present, enlarge areas far from the equator, while the Goode homolosine projection (pictured below) demonstrates continents in the proper [...]

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Drone Captures Breathtaking Footage inside The Worlds Largest Cave

Located in Vietnam, Hang Son Doong is the biggest cave in the world, because one of its chambers occupies the total area with length of 3 miles long, height of 660 feet high and width of 490 feet. Under the essential microclimate, Hang Son Doong has its own river, beaches as [...]

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How Does Niagara Falls Look Like When Frozen?

You might have a chance to see the impressive Niagara Falls in summer, which would offer you a rare and splendid view once in the life time. However, if you are lucky to go there this winter, you should have found that the Falls have turned into a life-threatening deep [...]

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Watch Japan’s 2011 Earthquake: The Earth Opens and Closes

On March 11, 2011, the earthquake of a magnitude 9.0 occurring at the northeastern part of Japan as well as following tsunami had took the lives of nearly 18,000 people. Lasting for six minutes, the earthquake had more than 250 aftershocks. When the earthquake occurred, an American tourist was on the tour [...]

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Ice Tsunami: What Is Happening In This Video?

If you have a beachfront property, you would experience the marvelous views in both summer and winter. In summer, the waves would crash upon the shore and in the winter, you would see everything is iced over. However something unusual would happen when the ice goes up out of the [...]

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Image credit: Benoit Smets. The new lava lake in DR Congo.

World’s Newest Lava Lake Appears atop Volcano in Africa

Located at a deep crater on the top of the volcano regarded as one of the most active in Africa, and thickly covered by clouds of toxic gas, a bubbling lava lake made its sudden appearance for the first time during the period of seventy-five years. The latest lava lake [...]

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Drone Footage Reveals Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Early in 1986, the Chernobyl disaster, one of the worst nuclear accidents in the world happened owing to a imperfect reactor design as well as incorrect operation of plant workers. As a result, the explosion and fires caused nearly five percent of the radioactive reactor core to leak into the environment [...]

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China and US Reach Historic Agreement on Climate Change

Recently it is jointly declared by U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping that two countries had set the remarkable goals in carbon reduction. Such decision would possibly a focus at the United Nations Climate Conference to be held in Paris next winter. In addition, the climate change has become [...]

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Scientists Make Diamonds from Peanut Butter

Generally speaking diamonds would be produced nearly 800 kilometers below the surface of Earth, where the temperature is over 2200 degrees Celsius and pressure 1.3 million times bigger than the atmosphere combine and crystallize carbon into the clear white stone with which we are quite familiar However, it could take [...]

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Rare Mineral Unearthed in 450 Million-Year-Old Meteorite Impact Crater

When researchers were exploring an ancient meteorite impact crater in Wisconsin, they found a very unusual mineral which had been discovered three other places before. Such mineral, was known as reidite, a polymorph of the fairly strong gemstone zircon to be generated when the zircon was exposed to quite high pressures. Scientists [...]

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