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Siberia's Lake Baikal contains more water than all five US Great Lakes combined, about 20% of the world's total, unfrozen ... [Read more]

"Gobi Desert" means..."Desert Desert." When Swedish explorer Sven Hedin asked the native Mongols what they called the arid area around ... [Read more]

What's the difference between silt, sand, and gravel? Size. Silt is a naturally occurring granular material .004mm-.0625mm; sand grains are ... [Read more]

Mt. Everest isn't the tallest mountain in the world. Really. It's the highest. The world's tallest mountain is Mauna Kea. ... [Read more]