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Sand Dunes

Experts May Have Found The Key To Mysterious Sand Dune Holes

AP | TOM COYNE | Posted 05.20.2014 | Green

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Geologist Erin Argyilan's concept of sand dunes was shattered last July when she heard the parents of a 6-year-old boy frant...

Utopia by the Sea

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 06.15.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

The setting was very well-chosen, on a portion of coastline with undulating sand dunes and perfectly clear waters. I have yet to be in Seaside with bad weather, just as if they even controlled the weather! Bright blue skies and sun all day are usually the norm.

This Is Not Where You Think It Is

Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel

Where in the world will you find rolling sand dunes, camel rides and endless, sandy views? The answer: Japan. Located in the southwest region ...

Deserts on Three Continents, Part 3: The Sahara: Into the Sandbox on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 04.27.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

At over 3.6 million square miles, the Sahara is the world's largest desert if you exclude the icy wastes of the Arctic and Antarctica. Unfortunately I...

Exploring Oregon's Coast, One Dune at a Time

Kari Haugeto | Posted 11.08.2013 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

Oregon's rough-and-tumble coast is all about exploration. It's learning about life on the edge of the American experience, in a place that features desolate beaches, famous cows and sea fairies. If you're not sure what I'm talking about, maybe it's time for a visit.

Catch a Dune

MiniTime | Posted 07.23.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

Love the thrill of downhill sports? Lose your woolly socks and thermal fleece and get ready for sandboarding -- arguably the coolest new way to have fun on a beach or desert getaway.

WATCH: 'Sand Dunes 'Sing' Creepy Chorus

| Posted 10.28.2012 | Science

By Jane J. Lee When plagued by whipping desert winds, sand dunes signal their displeasure with haunting moans that reverberate across the arid land...

How Do You Stop A Sand Dune?

Jeff Baron | Posted 08.26.2012 | Impact
Jeff Baron

What may be the best metaphor for what's going on in the Sahel is a very real problem for people in Niger: How do you stop a sand dune?

NASA Orbiter Yields Big Surprise About Sand Dunes On Mars

Posted 05.10.2012 | Science

By: Nola Taylor Redd Published: 05/09/2012 01:15 PM EDT on SPACE.com Towering sand dunes on Mars, once thought to be ancient and unchanging, are...

Life at the SETI Institute: Lori Fenton -- Sand Seas of the Solar System

SETI Institute | Posted 06.20.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

Lori's recent publications describe how dunes record climate change on Mars, the first evidence for dune migration on another planet, and how atmospheric models can be used to account for wind gustiness and its effects on sand movement.

Dune Climbing on the Dark Continent

James M. Clash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
James M. Clash

Of my excursions to the dark continent, perhaps the most interesting was to Namibia.