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Top Pre-Raphaelite houses

Dr James Fox presents his must-see Pre-Raphaelite houses to visit this summer; from Morris’ iconic Arts and Crafts house, crammed with murals by Dante Gabrielle Rossetti and Edward Burne-Jones to an elaborate Victorian manor home to an impressive Pre-Raphaelite collection.

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Stunning drone footage of Uluru

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The first visitors to America’s National Parks, more than a century ago

1887 Tourists pose on Glacier Point above the Yosemite Valley. IMAGE: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Though it was inhabited by Native Americans for thousands of years, the area of the Wyoming and Montana territories known as Yellowstone was not mapped in detail until … Continue reading

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The Elephant Foot Glacier

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The Elephant Foot Glacier in Greenland is almost perfectly symmetrical. So pretty. Image: Kashif Pathan/Flickr. Source: ScienceAlert

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Amazing Drone Footage of Nubian Pyramids

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Lake Michigan is so clear right now, you can see its shipwrecks from a plane

Right now, the waters of Lake Michigan are so crystal clear that you can see all of its secrets laid bare from the sky. So clear, in fact, that the US Coast Guard last week made a routine fly over … Continue reading

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Son Doong Cave

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Sơn Đoòng Cave is a solutional cave in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, Vietnam. As of 2009 it is the biggest known cave in the world, and is located near the Laos–Vietnam border. Inside is a large, fast-flowing subterranean river. It was formed … Continue reading

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This underground cave system is so large, it has own weather system

Explored in its entirety just last year, Er Wang Dong (meaning “Second Royal Cave”) is an enormous cave system in the Chongquing province of Southwest China. With passages stretching 42,139 metres (138,251 feet) and a maximum depth of 441 metres … Continue reading

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Victoria Lines

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Post suggested by Deskarati foreign correspondent Chris ford for Alan Mason. The Victoria Lines, originally known as the North West Front and sometimes unofficially known as the Great Wall of Malta, are a line of fortifications flanked by defensive towers, … Continue reading

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This amazing starry sky is a cave full of glowworms in New Zealand

NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day features an amazing photo by Phill Round. It looks like a frame from a Spielberg movie—an humanoid figure appearing at the base of a mountain, with the unknown starry sky of an alien world … Continue reading

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Would you sit on the edge of the Preachers Pulpit?

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Preikestolen, also known by the English translations of Preacher’s Pulpit or Pulpit Rock, is a famous tourist attraction in Forsand, Ryfylke, Norway. It consists of a steep cliff which rises 604 metres (1982 feet) above Lysefjorden, opposite the Kjerag plateau, with an almost flat top of approximately 25 by 25 metres (82 by … Continue reading

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Enter Pyongyang

“Enter Pyongyang” is another stunning collaboration between city-­branding pioneer JT Singh and flow-motion videographer Rob Whitworth. Blending time-lapse photography, acceleration and slow motion, HD and digital animation, they have produced a cutting‐edge panorama of a city hardly known, but one … Continue reading

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Aogoshima Island

This is an aerial view of Aogoshima Island, one of about a dozen volcanic islands south of Tokyo in the Philippine Sea, seven of which are inhabited. Aogoshima is the southernmost of these inhabited islands. In the Western Pacific, the … Continue reading

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Devils Tower

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Devils Tower is anigneous intrusion or laccolith in the Black Hills near Hulett and Sundance in Crook County, northeastern Wyoming, above the Belle Fourche River. It rises dramatically 1,267 feet (386 m) above the surrounding terrain and the summit is 5,114 feet (1,559 m) above sea level. Devils Tower was the first declared United States … Continue reading

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Playing with Death

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Living in a Volcano

Part of the Izu chain in the Phillipine sea located within a national park 350km south of Tokyo, Aogashima is the smallest inhabited island in Japan, with a mere 170 dwellers. As you can see, the population is living in … Continue reading

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The Road Where Cars Roll Uphill

There is a road in Scotland where bicyclists have to pedal hard to ride downhill… but then coast uphill. Why?

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Glass-bottom Glacier Skywalk

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Back in 2011, the original designs for the Glacier Skywalk received attention after winning the Future Projects Category Award at the World Architecture Festival. Three years on the project is finally complete and the cliff-edge walkway and awe-inspiring observation deck … Continue reading

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What’s the difference between Great Britain and the United Kingdom?

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With the up coming national referendum to be held in Scotland on 18 September 2014 to decide whether or not Scotland is to become an independent country, we thought it might be a good time to reacquaint everyone to what the difference … Continue reading

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New Year Fireworks at the Burj Khalifa

The largest firework show in history took place last night in Dubai, utilising the worlds tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.

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