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New Titan Photos Showcase Lakes and Salt-Flats

<b>Weather on Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, cleared this past summer, allowing NASA’s Cassini spacecraft to beam back revealing views of the giant lakes and Earth-like salt-flats that adorn the frozen mini-world.</b><p>Northern spring is kicking into high gear on the ringed giant’s largest moon, bringing …

Astronomy

Music, Inside Out

What would it be like to be a string that made music? Not anything simple, like a guitar string or a cello string, but a magical string, a sine curve that's taut then loose, that doubles then doubles again, that sheds then dissolves into showers of notes — a flaming, sighing, looping, dissolving …

Fungus network 'plays role in plant communication'

Mycorrhizae are mutualistic - they both need and are needed by the plants whose roots they inhabit<p><b>Plants can communicate the onset of an attack from aphids by making use of an underground network of fungi, researchers have found.</b><p>Instances of plant communication through the air have been documented, …

Aberdeen

Welcome to the jungle: planning your Amazon adventure

The Amazon basin is a marvel of the world and the imagination, an ecosystem of unrivalled size and diversity, and a place of near mythical status among travellers. The Amazon River has more water than the next eight largest rivers combined, and is twice the area of India, and the basin spans eight …

Spotting Costa Rica's 'Little Five'

Spotting Africa’s ‘Big Five’ – elephant, rhino, cape buffalo, lion and leopard – has become something of a Holy Grail for wildlife watchers. While Africa has a bit of a monopoly on the big beasts, little Costa Rica’s critter count is off the chart. This multi-faceted Central American jewel boasts …

10 wild regions saved from certain death

Having been snatched from the very jaws of environmental disaster lends a certain added drama to these wilderness regions.<p>1. Franklin and Gordon Rivers, Australia<p>The intense battle to save Tasmania’s Franklin and Gordon Rivers from a hydroelectric dam, fought all the way to Australia’s High Court, …

Top 10 sustainable travel experiences

Ditch modern civilisation and go wild! (Just be responsible about it.) In this excerpt from <i>Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Experiences</i>, we've got the top 10 feel-good sustainable travel experiences.<p>1. National parks volunteer, USA<p>Fall asleep to a chorus of wolf calls and count bears as your …