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CBC News   01 October 2019   Canada   Yellowknife  
<p>The area, described as recently as 2004 in a Yellowknifer newspaper article as "a wide open area full of dunes, ponds and weathered rocks," is no longer anything of the sort.<br />Instead, it's a flattened-out and largely hard-packed surface. There are ...
Science Alert   25 September 2019   Peru   Machu Picchu  
<p>As beautiful as Machu Picchu is, it's not the easiest place to get to, high up in the Andes with steep drops to the Urubamba River on three sides. Now researchers think they might know why the site was chosen.<br />The secret may lie deep below this iconic ...
what's on   09 September 2019   United Arab Emirates   Dubai  
<p>It&rsquo;s hard to believe but it was just 10 years ago today, on September 9, 2009, that Dubai Metro came into our lives &ndash; not only making travelling around Dubai easier, but cheaper as well.<br />The Dubai Metro was an idea of His Highness Sheikh ...
The Washington Post   05 September 2019   USA   California, L.A.  
<p>Scientists thought the Wilmington blind‐thrust fault that runs deep under the Los Angeles region had been dormant since the Late Pliocene era, millions of years ago. But a new study reveals that it&rsquo;s very much alive, and capable of generating the ...
Euronews   30 August 2019   Ethiopia  
<p>The face of the oldest early human ancestor has been revealed by the discovery in Ethiopia of a 3.8 million-year-old near-complete skull.<br>The uncovered fossil, which provides insight into a pivotal period for human evolution, belongs to the species Australopithecus ...
CNN   06 July 2019   USA   California  
<p>(CNN) Residents of Southern California are on high alert after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake rocked communities near the Mojave Desert on Friday, just one day after a 6.4-magnitude quake occurred in the same area.<br>The United States Geological Survey (USGS) ...
Caixin Global   22 May 2019   China   Bohai Sea  
<p>Chinese engineers may soon start boring deep beneath the Bohai Sea to build the longest underwater tunnel on earth, embarking on another ambitious super project to increase connectivity in Northeast China.<br />A plan to construct an undersea tunnel linking ...
Science Alert   20 May 2019   World  
<p>Researchers have pinpointed a previously unknown source of volcanoes in the extreme depths of Earth - in the transition zone between the upper and lower mantle.<br />Until now, we thought we had a handle on the ways in which volcanoes form, welling up from ...
THE IRISH TIMES   14 May 2019   Ireland   Dublin  
<p>A design by the architect of the Millennium Spire on Dublin&rsquo;s O&rsquo;Connell Street has been selected for a new &euro;6 million pedestrian and cyclist bridge across the river Liffey in Dublin.<br />The bridge design by Ian Ritchie, in the National ...
Interesting Engineering   08 May 2019   World  
<p>Tunnels are some of the greatest engineering feats humanity has ever undertaken. We (humankind) have, in fact, been digging them for millennia.<br />But, they have not all been excavated for purely logistical reasons. Tunnels were, and still are, widely ...