Kolmanskop Abandoned Ghost Town

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 1217, Educative
    Kolmanskop Abandoned Ghost Town



    In 1908 the black worker Zacharias Lewala found a diamond while working in this area and showed it to his supervisor, the German railroad inspector August Stauch. After realizing that this area is rich of diamonds, lots of German miners settled in this area and soon after the German government declared a large area as a "Sperrgebiet", starting to exploit the diamond field....

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    Multi-Level Underground City Cappadocia Turkey

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 1930, Educative
    Multi-Level Underground City Cappadocia Turkey



    Cappadocia is a historical region in Central Anatolia, largely in Nevşehir Province, in Turkey.
    In the time of Herodotus, the Cappadocians were reported as occupying the whole region from Mount Taurus to the vicinity of the Euxine (Black Sea). Cappadocia, in this sense, was bounded in the south by the chain of the Taurus Mountains that separate it from Cilicia, to the east by the upper Euphrates and the Armenian Highland, to the north by Pontus, and to the west by Lycaonia and eastern Galatia....

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    Stunning Pictures on Board «Yankee Papa 13» that Capture Ill-fated Mission During the Violent Throes of the Vietnam War

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 3431, Educative
    Stunning Pictures on Board «Yankee Papa 13» that Capture Ill-fated Mission During the Violent Throes of the Vietnam War



    In the spring of 1965, within weeks of 3,500 American Marines arriving in Vietnam, a 39-year-old Briton named Larry Burrows began work on a feature for LIFE magazine, chronicling the day-to-day experience of U.S. troops on the ground – and in the air – in the midst of the rapidly widening war. The photographs in this gallery focus on a calamitous March 31, 1965, helicopter mission; Burrows’ [report from Da Nang], featuring his pictures and his personal account of the harrowing operation, was published two weeks later as a now-famous cover story in the April 16, 1965, issue of...

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    Diorama of the Battle of Stalingrad By Vladimir Demchenko

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 2790, Educative
    Diorama of the Battle of Stalingrad By Vladimir Demchenko



    The Battle of Stalingrad was a major and decisive battle of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in the southwestern Soviet Union....

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    New Genus Of Bat "Niumbaha superba"

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 1345, Educative
    New Genus Of Bat "Niumbaha superba"



    A new genus of bat has been discovered in South Sudan, the world’s newest country. The strikingly striped bat has been placed into the genus Niumbaha, which means [rare] or [unusual] in the Zande language of the region....

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    Beard Bird Inca Tern

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 4211, Educative
    Beard Bird Inca Tern



    The Inca Tern is a seabird in the family Sternidae. It is the only member of the genus Larosterna. This uniquely plumaged bird breeds on the coasts of Peru and Chile, and is restricted to the Humboldt current. It can be identified by its dark grey body, white moustache on the both sides of its head, and red-orange beak and feet....

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    Korowai People

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 1373, Educative
    Korowai People



    The Korowai, also called the Kolufo, are a people of southeastern Papua (i.e., the southeastern part of the western part of New Guinea). They number about 3,000. Until 1970, they were unaware of the existence of any people besides themselves....

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    Black Rock Desert

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 2389, Educative
    Black Rock Desert



    The Black Rock Desert is an arid region of lava beds and playa, or alkali flats, situated in the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area, a silt playa 100 miles north of Reno that encompasses more than 300,000 acres of land and contains more than 120 miles of historic trails. It is in the northern Nevada section of the Great Basin with a lakebed that is a dry remnant of Pleistocene Lake Lahontan....

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    Eye Of The Sahara

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 1156, Educative
    Eye Of The Sahara



    The Richat Structure, also known as the Eye of the Sahara and Guelb er Richat, is a prominent circular feature in the Sahara desert of west–central Mauritania near Ouadane. This structure is a deeply eroded, slightly elliptical, 40 km in diameter, dome. The sedimentary rock exposed in this dome range in age from Late Proterozoic within the center of the dome to Ordovician sandstone around its edges....

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    If The Moon Were Replaced With Some Of Our Planets

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 1219, Educative
    If The Moon Were Replaced With Some Of Our Planets



    Our moon is a pretty big object. It's big enough to be a respectable planet in its own right, if it were orbiting the sun instead of the Earth. (Actually, it is orbiting the sun in a nearly perfectly circular orbit, that the Earth only slightly perturbs... but that's a topic for another day.) The Moon is a quarter the diameter of the Earth. Only Pluto has a satellite that is larger, in proportion to the size of the planet it orbits.
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