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Scientists find a lost continent underneath the island of Mauritius

  • Scientists have long theorized that about 200 million years ago, a giant stretch of land connected what are now India and Madagascar to form an ancient supercontinent called Gondwana.
  • In a new paper, geoscientists finally concluded that not only was the supercontinent real, fragments of it still exist — sunken leagues beneath the tiny isle of Mauritius.
  • “Our findings confirm the existence of continental crust beneath Mauritius,” the paper says.
  • Researchers were first tipped off to the continental crust’s presence because of a strange feature that’s unique to Mauritius: The pull of gravity is particularly strong on the island. Read more

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A lot of people often generalize Africa as jungles and huts so here is a collection of spectacular cities in Africa! 

In order shown: 

Cape Town, South Africa 

Nairobi, Kenya

Port Louis, Mauritius

Accra, Ghana 

Johannesburg, South Africa 

Libreville, Gabon 

Windhoek, Namibia 

Tunis, Tunisia

Gaborone, Botswana

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania