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5 Trickster Animals That Play Dead

Wildlife<p><b>It’s almost Halloween, and the streets will soon be overrun with the undead—carrying trick-or-treat bags, of course.</b><p>But the animal kingdom is full of these tricksters 24/7. Check out five animals that play dead to stay alive.<p><b>A Watery Grave</b><p>Worried about shark attacks? Some experts say that …

Geography in the News: Oil Spills

<b>By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM</b><p><b>World’s Largest Oil Spills</b><p>The world has followed news of British Petroleum’s (BP) Deepwater Horizon’s blowout and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico since the oil rig exploded April 22, 2010. By the time engineers temporarily capped …

Surreal landscapes around the world - Telegraph

National Parks

Half a million evacuated as super Cyclone Phailin heads for India

India is on a “war footing” as the most powerful cyclone in more than a decade hit its east coast, with wind, rain and sea battering the shore, prompting the evacuation of more than half a million people<p>Trees were uprooted, homes were destroyed and the first deaths were reported even before the …

Natural Disasters

Crete rocked by 6.3 magnitude earthquake

An earthquake with a magnitude of more than six degrees struck near the island of Crete, sending items flying off supermarket shelves<p>According to the US Geological Survey the quake in southern Greece had a 6.4 magnitude, while the Athens Observatory gave it a magnitude of 6.2.<p>The epicentre was some …

Natural Disasters

See a Map of the World Revealing Each Country’s Most Visited Website

It’s a Google Earth after all. At least according to a new map detailing each country’s most visited websites.<p>An impressive 62 countries count on Google, with Facebook coming in first for 50 other countries. Together, these two websites constitute true global Internet Empires–but we already kind of …

Google Earth