Environment

“Tree of Life” Grows on Salt Island in the Middle of the Dead Sea

A tree seemingly growing out of a pristine white salt island in the heart of the Dead Sea isn’t something you’d expect to see when visiting the world’s saltiest body of water, and yet that’s exactly the sight you’re treated to near the beach of Ein Bokek. With a salt concentration over 10 times that of the ocean, the Dead Sea is incapable of sustaining...

Heaviest rain in 1,000 years hits China, many left dead

At least 18 people have died after torrential rains inundated towns an cities in central China - trapping people in a flooded subway system in water up to their necks Twelve of the deaths reported so far occurred in the city of Zhengzhou, Henan province, after the city's underground network flooded with horrifying videos showing people trapped in train carriages filling with water while awaiting rescue. Another...

12-year-old Abhimanyu Mishra Becomes Youngest Grandmaster In Chess History

Abhimanyu Mishra has become the youngest grandmaster in the history of chess at just 12 years old. Mishra, who is from New Jersey, US, broke Sergey Karjakin's record of 12 years and seven months in Budapest, Hungary on Wednesday, June 30 at the age of 12 years, four months and 25 days old. To become a grandmaster in chess, a player must achieve three grandmaster norms...

Toyoni – Japan’s Naturally Heart-Shaped Lake

Surrounded by lush forest on all sides and untouched by human civilization, the heart-shaped Lake Toyoni is a hidden gem among Japan’s many tourism attractions. Up until a few years ago, Lake Toyoni was virtually unknown to most Japanese, but a popular television commercial featuring an aerial view of the heart-shaped natural wonder turned it into a popular tourist spot virtually overnight. The internet is...

‘Third Largest Diamond’ On The Planet Found In Botswana

Miners in Botswana have found what is said to be the 3rd largest diamond of its kind on the planet, bringing pride and new hope to the African nation. Diamond firm Debswana has announced the discovery of the 1,098-carat beauty that it described as the third largest of its kind in existence. Debswana’s managing director, Lynette Armstrong, showcased the stone, which was found on 1 June...

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