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Zhangye Danxia is a landscape found in southeast, southwest and northwest China that is made of red-colored sandstones and steep cliffs. It is a unique landform made up of uplifted continental crust that has been faulted and eroded, exposing large scarps of layered red rock.

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This is one of the few places one can experience every stage of the water cycle at once. The Mendenhall Ice Caves is one such, where water runs over rocks under blue ceilings inside a partially hollow glacier. The Mendenhall Glacier is a 12-mile-long glacier in the Mendenhall Valley, located only 12 miles from downtown Juneau in Southeast Alaska.

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Mount Roraima is the highest of the Pakaraima mountain chain in South America and one of the world’s most extraordinary natural geological formations. The 31 square kilometer summit area of Mount Roraima is defined by 400 meter tall cliffs on all sides and includes the borders of Brazil, Venezuela, and Guyana.

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Although still much too early for her infamy to be recorded in history, Pamela Digby Churchill Hayward Harriman will certainly be recognized as being the last great Courtesan of the 20th Century.  When she died in 1997, this English-born Socialite, the daughter of Edward Digby, the 11th Baron Digby, and perhaps influenced by the life of her...

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For the blurring of line
melting of infinities
explosion of impossibility
there’s an unclothing-prerequisite.

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“A psych evaluation must be made mandatory in recruiting new teachers,” said educationist Miranda Hemalatha who is also an award winning dancer, actress, choreographer as well as a director of drama, in an interview with The Nation. “I recently read that about 70 percent of school children have some type of a mental disorder. If this is true, it is a...

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Perhaps there has never been a world leader like him in the recent past. Respected and loved by all, his accolades have been many. During his first year as pope, the 77-year-old Pope Francis- nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize-claimed the title of Time Magazine’s 2013 Person of the Year. He graced the cover of Rolling Stone and accumulated a...

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A Kentucky University has officially labeled playing video games as a sport, and will awards scholarships to particularly good gamers. The University of Pikeville will be in a minority of schools which provide scholarships for those who are skilled at League of Legends, a multiplayer online battle game.

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In tests, the medicine rapidly cured infections that should have been fatal, including bugs that damage the heart. It could be a powerful weapon in the war against antibiotic resistance, which has seen once minor infections become deadly after finding ways of evading the drugs.

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It’s hard to explain how a five-foot boa constrictor nosed its way up into a toilet through the down-pipe in a San Diego, US office building last Wednesday. Apparently, no one was sitting on it at the time. When Stephanie Lacsa walked into the bathroom at her public relations company, she noticed that the water level was higher than usual.

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