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Latest Geographical News From National Geographic And BBC Earth Discoveries

Keeping up with the latest news in geography has never been so exciting. Today’s technology allows researchers to explore, observe, discover and send information at a much faster rate than ever before. To get the latest information, there are a number of different events you can go to or get the latest geographical news from top geographical websites like National Geographic and BBC Earth Discoveries.

6 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About North Korea

Discover Things That You Did Not Know

Discover Things That You Did Not Know

Even in today’s high-tech world, there are still many things we don’t know about this secluded country. In this article you’ll find some interesting information about the country, its citizens and the life they live. For example, it describes how the military does more than just defend the country. They play an integral role in daily life and work on a number of projects including infrastructure.

Why Scientists Are Listening To Insects’ Wings Flapping

In an effort to fight malaria, scientists are renewing a research program that focuses on insects’ wing beat frequency. They feel that by learning how insects communicate with each other, they will have a better understanding of them.

Voyager At 40

Where Will The NASA Spacecraft Go Next? After being launched 40 years ago, NASA’s twin Voyager spacecraft is already over 10 billion miles away with no end in sight. The Voyager is now set to leave our solar system and perhaps go on a journey that lasts longer than the life of our earth. Find out the different obstacles awaiting the spacecraft future.

Why Do Leopards Eat In Trees

Unlike other big cats, such as tigers and lions, when a leopard kills its prey it usually carries its food up into a tree to eat. This odd behavior has baffled many researchers over the years. A recent study may reveal why they do this.

This Tiny Country Feeds The World

This interesting article explains how the small country of the Netherlands has been able to become the world’s top exporter of onions,

40 Years Of Operation For Nasa's Voyager Mission

40 Years Of Operation For Nasa’s Voyager Mission

potatoes and tomatoes, and second-largest exporter overall for produce. Not only have they been able to greatly increase their crops, but they did it by using almost 90% less water and almost no chemicals.

An Island Built By Prehistoric People

Building a man-made island can be very difficult and strenuous work, even with all the high-tech machines that we have to help us. Imagine doing it 5,000 years ago. Read about an ancient civilization from Scotland and Ireland that were building artificial islands for thousands of years.

Storm Of Strange Radio Bursts Emerges From Deep Space

Are there aliens trying to communicate with us? We’ve recently received 15 powerful and fast radio waves from a galaxy that is three billion light-years away. Find out what astronomers and researcher have to say about it.

Gorillas Were Thought To Be Fairly Peaceful Animals

Gorillas Were Thought To Be Fairly Peaceful Animals

Gorillas Are No Longer Peaceful

Up until very recently, gorillas were thought to be fairly peaceful animals, unlike humans and chimps who actively seek out violence against others. However, new research shows several incidents where groups of gorillas have violently attacked a lone gorilla. What has caused this change in behaviour?

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10 Strange Geographical Formations

Earth has gone through many changes, and we wrote about some of those here? Over its 4.5 billion years of existence and continues to change every day.

Although some of those changes are man-made, the most amazing changes have happened naturally. Here, we will go over a list of ten of the strangest geographical formations that you need to see to believe.

Sahara El Beyda, Egypt

Sahara El Beyda, Egypt

White Desert – Sahara El Beyda, Egypt

This amazing place is also known as the White Desert and is about 45km north of the small town of Farafra. Thousands of tourists come every year to view the amazing white cream colored sand, and huge, unbelievable rock formations shaped by the sandstorms from the area.

Shilin, China

Shilin Stone Forest

Shilin Stone Forest

Better known as the Stone Forest, there are over 150 sq. miles of beautiful landscape covered with huge limestone rocks that look like they are growing out of the ground, caves, ponds, and an underground river. Located in China’s Yunnan Province, experts say that the stone formations, karst, are over 270 million years old.

Mono Lake, California

Mono Lake, California

Salt Rich AT Mono Lake, California

This salt-rich lake was formed by local volcanic activity over 760,000 years ago. Because it has such a high levels of salt and no outlet, pillars of salt protrude out of the lake and take on some amazing forms.

Valley of the Moon, Argentina

Valley Of The Moon, Argentina

Valley Of The Moon, Argentina

Located in northwestern Argentina, this national park got its name because of its unworldly landscape. The land is filled with odd-shaped cliffs that were shaped by wind erosion and large round boulders scattered throughout. A large quantity of dinosaur fossils have been found in the area, suggesting the dry, hostile environment was once a fertile place.

The Devil’s Tower, Wyoming

Igneous Rock – The Devil’s Tower, Wyoming

Located in the Bear Lodge Mountains, this tower-like formation is made of igneous rock and has steep sides that dramatically rise 867 feet from the base. President Theodore Roosevelt declared it a United States National Monument on September 24, 1906.

Reed Flute Cave, China

Beautiful Reed Flute Cave, China

This beautifully colored limestone cave measures 787ft long and was formed by water erosion. It is named for a type of reed that generously grows outside the cave and which can be transformed into flutes. In the cave, you’ll find several bodies of water and multi-colored stalactite and stalagmite formations that resemble natural images. You’ll also find over 70 inscriptions that have been dated to the Tang Dynasty in 792 AD. This means that this cave has been attracting visitors for over a thousand years.

Kummakivi, Finland

Kummakivi, Finland

Giant Rock @ Kummakivi, Finland

According to the story told in Finland, Giants brought this huge, 7-meter long boulder and balanced it on another rock in the middle of the forest. Scientists have another take on how this giant rock got there. Known as an ‘erratic boulder’, geologists say that it was carried there by a glacier 8,000 years ago.

Cave Of Crystals, Mexico

Cave Of Crystals, Mexico

A Fairy Tale Cave Of Crystals, Mexico

Located almost 1000 feet underneath Naica, Chihuahua, this cave looks like something out of a fairy-tale with some of the largest selenite crystals ever discovered. Discovered in 2000, the cave is very hot and difficult to examine without the proper equipment, leaving much of the area still unexplored.

Moeraki Boulders, New Zealand

Moeraki Boulders, New Zealand

Moeraki Boulders, New Zealand

If you visit Koekohe Beach on New Zealand’s Otago coast, you will notice a number of large spherical boulders scattered throughout. These concretions were formed through erosion from the cliffs along the shoreline.

Socotra Island, Yemen

Socotra Island, Yemen

Best Landscape Socotra Island, Yemen

Located in the Indian Ocean around 150 miles east of the Horn of Africa and over 200 miles south of Yeman, the landscape of this secluded island not only looks prehistoric, but actually has plant varieties that are over 20 million years old. You’ll find almost 800 rare types of fauna and flora on the island, a third of which can only be found on this island.

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