News tagged with deserts

Image: Lake Chad from orbit

This Landsat-8 image from 4 July 2014 shows Lake Chad in West Africa's Sahel region – a transition zone between the Sahara Desert to the north and savannahs and woodlands to the south.

Sep 05, 2014
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New species of small mammal discovered

Scientists from the California Academy of Sciences have discovered a new species of round-eared sengi, or elephant-shrew, in the remote deserts of southwestern Africa. This is the third new species of sengi ...

Jun 26, 2014
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Egyptologist unravels ancient mystery

It is one of the greatest archaeological mysteries of all times: the disappearance of a Persian army of 50,000 men in the Egyptian desert around 524 BC. The Leiden Professor Olaf Kaper unearthed a cover-up affair and solved ...

Jun 20, 2014
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Binary stars are more common than we thought

High-mass stars are rarely solitary. This is what Bochum's astronomers found out at the Ruhr-Universität's (RUB's) observatory in Chile. For several years, they observed 800 celestial objects that are up ...

Jun 16, 2014
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