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Our world is wide and wonderful place, filled with amazing geological formations and incredible remote locations. From some of the most remote private islands in the world to incredible green retreats right outside of our biggest cities, here are some of the most fascinating places on Earth to take a trip.

Sustainable Mini-City to be Built at South Korean Airport

A new terminal at a South Korean airport will be a sustainable mini-city complete with lush gardens, waterfalls, luxury shopping and recreation.

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Ice Keen Cones: The World's 7 Most Amazing Pingos

When's a mountain not a mountain or a volcano? When it's a pingo! Pingos are conical ice-cored landforms towering up to 70 m (230 ft) above the frozen arctic.

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Contrails: Controversial Clouds Cuing Climate Change?

Contrails, artificial clouds of condensed water vapor created by aircraft, can be beautiful but these sleek sky streaks may not be as harmless as they appear.

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Fish Rocks Of Trona: Folk Art On A Geologic Scale

Trona, California is the last place on Earth one might find fish but here they are, no bones about it! The famous Fish Rocks are Folk Art on a geologic scale.

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Architecture For a Change: Off-Grid Prefab Pod in Africa

A prefabricated off-grid pod with solar power and rainwater harvesting that can be assembled in a day is a solution for rural housing in South Africa.

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Rio Meow: 9 Amazing Wild Cats Of South America

From the majestic jungle Jaguar down to the cute-as-a-button Kodkod, some of the world's most beautiful, rare and threatened wild cats call South America home.

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Commie Karma: 7 Amazing Recycled Trabant Cars

The smokey, smelly Trabant automobile endures as an iconic symbol of old East Germany. Over 3 million were built between 1957 and 1990... where are they now?

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Stonefaced: 7 Amazing Anthropomorphic Cliff Profiles

Sheer sea cliffs, steep mountain flanks and barren hillsides aren't called “rock faces” for nothing; more than a few actually display familiar profiles.

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Serene & Peaceful Zen Cat Quietly Rocks The Sidewalk

Serenely silent amid the city's hustle & bustle, a stout and stoic cat contently enjoys the warm comfort of a snug-fitting coat while the rat race rushes by.

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Thrilling Dips: World's 12 Coolest Places to Swim

A naturally bio-luminescent bay, blue holes that reach deep into the earth, 'boiling' springs and waterfall pools are among the world's coolest places to swim.

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Simple and Beautiful Bamboo-Frame Homes in Indonesia

Indonesian architect Yori Ansar helps to preserve the cultural heritage of his nation by passing down building skills and typologies of native people.

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Eternal Kitty: Rome's Famous Feral Cats

Welcome to the roamin' empire! Ancient Rome may have been founded by twin brothers raised by a wolf but these days, cats are the Eternal City's top dogs.

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Natural Swimming Pool is a Refreshing Paradise in Switzerland

Famed architects Herzog & De Meuron have broken ground on a beautiful natural swimming pool for residents of a Swiss town.

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12 of America's Most Beautiful Camping Spots

These stunning campgrounds from Alaska's Arctic National Park to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon are among America's most spectacular.

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ExTree Makeover: Wang Yue's Amazing Tree Hole Paintings

Chinese art student Wang Yue has added wildlife and still life to the scarred trees and gray streets of Shijiazhuang, one of China's most polluted cities.

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