Deserts

The World’s Largest Desert: Antarctica

When one thinks of Antarctica, the word “desert” probably does not come immediately to mind. We think of deserts as hot, sandy, sun-drenched places. However, the technical definition is just a place that receives very little precipitation, less than 250…

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Wednesday, 23rd June 2010

The Tabernas Desert

You might not think you’ve heard of the Tabernas Desert before, but if you’ve ever seen a spaghetti western, then you almost certainly have. Located in the south of Spain, the protected wilderness area features three seperate wild west villages,…

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Tuesday, 22nd June 2010

Great Sandy Desert

The Great Sandy Desert covers an area of 360,000 square km of north western Australia, making it the country’s second largest desert. Uluru (Ayers Rock) is located in the far south-eastern area of the desert. We visited almost exactly 5…

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Monday, 21st June 2010

Revisiting Area 51 (Part 2 – The Extraterrestrial Highway)

So you can’t actually drive into Area 51 these days1, but you can get very, very close thanks to Nevada’s Extraterrestrial Highway. This desolate stretch of road in the desert northwest of Las Vegas is reportedly home to more UFO…

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Tuesday, 1st June 2010

Revisiting Area 51

Whether it’s space aliens, light-speed travelling spaceships, or just some top-secret government testing, the world’s most famous “secret place” has got to be that of Nevada’s Area 51. Popular demand from our readers prompted GSS to originally visit Area 51…

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Monday, 24th May 2010

Burj Dubai renamed Burj Khalifa, still the tallest thing on Earth

In September 2008 the still-incomplete Burj Dubai building officially surpassed the height of all other buildings, towers and masts worldwide, making it the tallest man-made structure on the planet. However, it wasn’t until yesterday that the building was officially opened,…

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Tuesday, 5th January 2010
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The Wrekin – a false volcano (Volcano week 6)

The 400 metre hill known as the Wrekin is a familiar landmark across Shropshire. An isolated peak amid flat farmland,…

Britain’s Beach Huts

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