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Khara or Varzaneh Desert is located 100 km east of Isfahan in central Iran near the city of Varzaneh.
The trade of scorpion venom has turned into one of the most lucrative emerging businesses in Iran, tempting many opportunists to get engaged in hunting or farming scorpions.
Iranian researcher Amir Aghakouchak, a winner of American Geophysical Union’s prestigious Hydrology award, says he has discovered underground water resources in Lut Desert, the earth’s hottest place.
An Italian runner plans to have his name appear in the Guinness Book of Records by running 80 kilometres in Iran’s Loot Desert in 70-degree temperature.
In a joint research project between the universities of Kerman in Iran and the Urals in Russia, a team of scientists headed to the Lut Desert to collect fragments of meteorite-like material, situated at the empty site.