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Discover Petra on a virtual tour with Google Street View

Petra, Jordan,Jordan holidays,Middle East holidays,Travel,Middle East and North Africa,World news<p>Google Street View has mapped the ancient city of Petra, providing armchair travellers with a video tour of its historic sights – with commentary by Queen Rania of Jordan<p>War and terrorist attacks may …

Bloomin' Gorgeous! It's Jacaranda Season in Africa

Japan has cherry blossoms, Holland has fields of tulips, and Africa has its famous jacarandas. Though these trees are not indigenous to the continent, they were planted in various cities in southern and eastern Africa by the British around the turn of the 20th century. They erupt in vivid purple …


How to light up a tumour | Alex O’Brien

For decades, brain surgeons have struggled to identify cancerous tissue precisely. Could one of the world’s most deadly scorpions come to their aid?<p>In 2004, Dr Richard Ellenbogen prepared to operate on a 17-year-old girl. The operation, to remove a brain tumour, was particularly challenging because …


11 Crazy Cool Luxury Hotels That Will Give You Insane Wanderlust

Ever wanted to sleep in a tree house? What about an igloo? It’s pretty clear that travel these days can get a bit monotonous — land, arrive at hotel, unpack, go to the beach, eat at said hotel, sleep and repeat. That’s why we’ve rounded up some extravagant travel accommodations that will scare, …

Duck & Rice: restaurant review

Photograph: Sophia Evans for the Observer<p>Crispy shredded beef.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p><p>460<p>Photograph: Sophia Evans for the Observer<p>Crispy shredded …

Floating Island

9 Tips to Keep Your Camera Safe While Traveling

For those of us who find ourselves traveling frequently with our photography gear, we are always looking for easier and better ways to keep our …

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Winners of the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2013

The winners have just been announced in the 3rd edition of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest photo competition. The overall winner, top 10 category winners and top 50 finalists were unveiled at a ceremony in Hong Kong earlier today. The contest invited photographers to submit images of the world of …

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Winners of the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The winning entries in the 25th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest have just been announced. First prize winner Wagner Araujo will receive a 10-day Galapagos expedition for two for his image of competitors in the Brazilian Aquathlon. Collected here are the ten 2013 prize winning …

4 Ways To Make Money As A Photographer

Wouldn’t it be nice to make money doing something you love – even if it were just enough to cover the costs of that hobby? I’m going to share with …

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Aww-Worthy Photos of Polar Bears Performing Water Ballet

For today's aww-worthy moment, we present to you these adorable photos of polar bears performing water ballet! Shot by Russian photographer Olga Gladysheva, the images show a polar bear cub as well as an adult gleefully tumbling, soaring and diving into beautiful blue waters. If these photos don't …

Fantastic Lava Photography

A couple of years ago I've featured some amazing volcano photographs, and I thought it would be awesome to feature lava itself since it's such a …

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26 Splendid Pictures of Sunbeams

A ray of sunlight can make a dreary day look beautiful or turn a dark room into the brightest in the house. The way sunbeams bring beauty and light …

Jaw-Dropping Plant Sculptures from Mosaiculture International 2013

From June 22 to September 29, 2013, the Mosaïcultures Internationales Montréal 2013 – Land of Hope (MIM2013) will be on display at the Montreal …

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Amazing Close-Up Photo of a Waterspout Rising Into the Clouds

Check out this incredible photograph of a waterspout, a type of tornado that forms over a body of water. That’s a huge column of condensation rising …

Stunning Shots of Fly Geyser, Nevada’s Hidden Treasure

As you all know by now, we love finding extraordinary destinations off the beaten path like Lake Baikal in Siberia. Today, we bring you another one which can only be described as surreal or otherworldly. Fly Geyser (or Fly Ranch Geyser) is a a small geothermal geyser that is located approximately …

Light of Hope

THE COLUMNAR COAST OF TASMANIA The dolerites of Tasmania are remnants of Gondwana, a “super continent” of all the lands of the southern hemisphere that rifted apart in the Jurassic. A dolerite (known in parts of the geologic world as diabase, though the definitions differ with degree of alteration) is a shallow intrusion of magmatic rock that crystallizes at just the right rate of cooling to have a fine-grained but optically visible texture of mineral grain sizes – this means that if you squint hard enough or use a hand lens that you’ll be able to see the individual minerals within the rock. Were these finer-grained, it could be termed a basaltic texture; if larger grained, it could be a diorite or (if even larger-grained) a gabbro. The rate of cooling proceeds rapidly from the outside in, and in lucky circumstances such as occurred in the Tasmanian dolerites, as this happens the more solid rocks “shrink” in volume, causing the creation of cracks. They cool; they crack; the cracks allow more rocks in the interior of the intrusion to cool, and then they crack. And they crack with a symmetry that forms columnar patterns, creating a massif full of what is termed “columnar joints.” Columnar jointed dolerites commonly have five or six sides throughout their massif, but three-sided, seven-sided, and even twelve sided columns are known. Columns can be just a few centimeters to over several meters in diameter. Sets of straight, regular columns are called “Colonades” and more irregular and curved sets of columns are called “entablature.” These impressive dolerite columns on the coast of Tasmania were once part of a continuous formation over 4000 km (known as the Ferrar Magmatic Province) extending from Australia through Tasmania and into Antarctica. These are Jurassic in age, and their intrusion probably aided to instigate the rifting apart of the gigantic Gondwana supercontinent into today’s more manageable parts. The doleritic clifts surpass 100 m in topography above the sea along much of the southern and eastern coast of Tasmania, and some singular columns occur as giant “totem poles” standing in the sea. Massifs of columnar joints are not uncommon; in addition to dolerites, they can occur in lava flows, flows of volcanic ash, and shallow intrusions of other compositions. There are hundreds of known localities throughout the world, and at least a dozen really spectacular formations that, like these in Tasmania, make glorious tourist destinations. Some of the columnar jointed areas mentioned on The Earth Story or well-known from other sources include: The Giant’s Causeway, Ireland (; The Devil’s Postpile, California; Devil’s Tower, Wyoming (; The Hebrides Islands, UK; The Organ Pipes, Namibia; and Aldeyjarfoss, Iceland. Annie R Photo used with kind permission of Albert Hill More information on the Tasmanian Dolerites and columnar jointing:

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