Désert

Running the Marathon Des Sables - The Ten Do's and Don'ts of The World's Toughest Footrace

Bill Coles | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport
Bill Coles

The Marathon des Sables, or MdS as it is known, is a week-long 150-mile trek through the heat of the Sahara. The French Commissaires provide you with water and flapping leaky tents, but as for the rest, you're on your own...

A Night in the Desert

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 24.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

Sleeping on sand dunes under the stars may sound romantic, but I can reveal that it was probably the worst sleep I have ever experienced...

Sickness, Travel and Work

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

I've been pretty ill with possibly a mild version of dengue fever, which is caused by mosquitoes, last week, so I missed a fair bit of work and slept practically all day, every day!

Planet Appetite: Sahara International Festival in Douz, Tunisia

Rupert Parker | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

The oasis of Douz in Tunisia stages its 45th International Festival on the edge of the Sahara and, after the austerity imposed by the velvet revolution, it's even better than ever.

WATCH: The Ultimate Collection of Sand-Eating Faceplants

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Comedy

Watching fail compilations is a tricky business. Not as tricky as somersaulting off a pier, sure, but tricky nonetheless - and yet this 'Sandplant sup...

VIDEO: Huge Dust Storm Captured On Time-Lapse

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK

A massive dust storm in Phoenix, Arizona, was dramatically captured by time-lapse photography. The footage has proved a huge hit on YouTube with ov...

A Tune that Impacted My Life - David Bowie's "Ashes to Ashes"

J.L. Sirisuk | Posted 10.07.2012 | Home
J.L. Sirisuk

My first crush was on a man wearing spandex pants and makeup. I was in primary school when I watched Labyrinth for the very first time, completely fri...

Solar Power in the Desert: Harnessing the African Sun Can Solve the World's Energy Problem

Intelligence Squared | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

The way many people think about the future of our civilisation reminds me of the joke in which somebody jumps from a skyscraper and, while passing the 10th floor, concludes that "up to now everything has gone fine...".