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The Sahara desert, over southeastern Algeria, sure looks unwelcoming. With humans unwilling to spend weeks surveying such a space, satellites do the job for them. Perhaps unsurprisingly, they're revealing evidence of soil degradation and overwhelming dehydration—a result of the area seeing less than 10 mm of rainfall

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This was the view that some lucky campers woke up to this past weekend at Coachella, the music and art festival that continues next weekend in Indio, California. 53 teepees were hand-painted by artist Teale Hathaway and rented as luxury accommodations starting at $2200. [Coachella]