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General Sherman – The biggest tree in the world

Key facts about the tree Located in Sequoia National Park It is the biggest sequoia tree on planet Earth (not to be confused with the tallest or widest tree!) The crown width is 33 metres General Sherman is 83.8 metres tall Mr Sherman is 2,000 years old Sequoia trees are famous for their height and mass, they are also considered […]

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10 Most Beautiful Natural Pools On The Planet

Swimming is one of the most exhilarating and healthy forms of exercise on the planet and, while swimming in a man-made pool is enjoyable enough, there is no better feeling than taking a dip in a natural pool. While the ocean is obviously the largest natural swimming pool on the planet, there are also thousands […]

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Is ‘The Wave’ The Most Beautiful Rock Formation On Earth?

While professional artists can produce some breath taking pieces of work, the most stunning examples of artistry are often created by Mother Nature herself. A trip to the deserts of Arizona provides the perfect example of this. On the slopes of Coyote Buttes near the Arizona – Utah border there lies a rock formation known […]

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What Caused This 40km Crater Known As ‘The Eye Of Africa’?

In the heart of the Sahara desert in Mauritania there is a mysterious crater that has puzzled geology experts for years. The Richat Structure is an impressive 40 kms in diameter and its circular shape led experts to originally believe that it was caused by the impact of an asteroid. Further tests have proved this […]

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Pink lake Hiller and Hutt Lagoon – everything you need to know

It might seem unusual but the waters in Lake Hiller and Hutt Lagoon in Australia are indeed pink. What causes the water to turn pink? It is not chemicals, but a natural phenomena. According to a few science sources the lake got its colour from the high salinity combined with the presence of Dunaliella salina, […]

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The Most Barren and Lifeless Places on Earth

“Lifeless” is not an adequate adjective in this article, and perhaps not in life itself. Scientists have discovered that even the most hostile habitats harbor some sort of life in the form of extremophile bacteria and archaea, that can survive in hot springs, salt lakes and even in the most radioactive crevices of Chernobyl. There’s […]