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The most important factor behind lake effect snow is the temperature of the water itself and the air above it. Thanks to water's high heat capacity, the Great Lakes absorb the heat of the summer and remain relatively warm as the seasons change and t

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http://www.dailypaul.com, by Michael Nystrom

Last year at this time I was in Taiwan. Samantha and I went because her sister had been diagnosed with cancer, and we went and stayed for three months to help support in her recovery.

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Jonathan Spyer

The old maps no longer reflect the reality on the ground, and the region is now defined not by rivalry between nation-states, but by sectarian divisions that are spilling across the old borders and rendering them irrelevant.

News Link • Global Reported By J E Andreasen
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, Sudan 2:00 PM The eastern Sahara Desert was once home to a 45,000 km2 freshwater lake similar in surface area to the largest in the world today. A large dried lake in the White Nile Valley floor [Credit: Barrows et al/ Geological Society of America

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http://www.lewrockwell.com, By Sara Malm

Maps revealing everything you need to know, from the longest straight line you can possibly sail, to where rubber ducks wash up if you dump them in the sea

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Uighur mud-walled towns have been replaced with tower blocks. Every urban centre has a Han zone on its edge, many of which are growing so fast they dominate the original. Han Chinese refuse to enter Ürümqi’s “Uighur Quarter” after dark. Here, at all

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Christian Science Monitor

Scientists using technology for discovering oil have found a vast underground water reservoir in one of Kenya’s driest regions that could supply the country's needs for nearly 70 years, potentially turning arid zones into lush farmlands.

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Washington Post

An Austrian collector has found what may be the oldest globe, dated 1504, to depict the New World, engraved with immaculate detail on two conjoined halves of ostrich eggs.

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This massive subsidence took place in 1159 BC and by its nature took the day and night that is reported in the cultural records. The west end of Cuba appears to have dropped a full mile. Lesser amounts are noted elsewhere. The Bahama Bank likely drop

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LiveScience

The oceans are getting the red-carpet treatment with a new project from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: HabCam, an optical imaging endeavor that provides researchers with a one-of-a-kind glimpse of the seafloor.

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Complex challenges confront this immense territory rich in natural assets, which include intact forests, vital habitat for wildlife and for birds that migrate as far as South America, deep stores of trapped carbon, and vast deposits of oil, oil sands

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http://online.wsj.com, By ROBERT D. KAPLAN

To understand today's global conflicts, forget economics and technology and take a hard look at a map

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http://www.sovereignman.com, Tim Staermose

A sprawling archipelago of more than 14,000 islands, Indonesia is home to some of the most beautiful, exotic, and alluring places in the world.

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