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Japanese firm devises plan for an Ocean Spiral community that descends nine miles to the seabed With dry land increasingly at a premium, a Japanese construction company has come up with a plan to sink
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A Russian research team including scientists, a medic and a professional climber has descended to the bottom of a giant sinkhole in northern Siberia in an attempt to discover its origins. The 35-metre
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