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Thursday, April 24, 2014

  • Geof Bartram at 7000m, Changtse and North Col behind, 1984 Australian Expedition, first ascent White Limbo route, Mt. Everest, Tibet

    Climbers Continue Up Everest

    Deaths on Nepali Side Haven't Stopped Expeditions From China

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  • Geof Bartram at 7000m, Changtse and North Col behind, 1984 Australian Expedition, first ascent White Limbo route, Mt. Everest, Tibet

    Climbers Continue Up Everest

    The deadly avalanche on the Nepali side of Mount Everest hasn't stopped expeditions from China.

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  • Photo of a tsetse fly.

    Tsetse Fly Genome Sequenced

    Scientists may next be able to exploit the deadly fly's live birth and mammalian-like milk in battle against sleeping sickness.

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  • Illustration of supernova magnification.

    Super Cosmic Illusion

    Astronomers have struggled to explain why a distant supernova was way too bright. Now, one team has figured it out.

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  • Illustration of a Pterodactyl

    Oldest Known Pterodactyl Found

    The 163-million-year-old Kryptodrakon pushes back the evolution of the ancient flying reptiles by five million years, a new study says.

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    This Land Is Your Land

    Feeding nine billion—and eventually 10 billion—means growing crops faster, smarter, and in new places. Do we need to find more land?

    Thursday

  • Photo of an icebreaker in the sea.

    What If Oil Spills in the Arctic?

    A National Research Council report out today says we're far from ready.
    Wednesday

  • A photo of the Everest basecamp and the Khumbu Glacier.

    Everest Base Camp in Turmoil

    Climbers, guides, Sherpas, and Nepali officials are divided on what's next for Everest season.

    Wednesday

  • Photo of a minke whale swimming in Antarctica.

    Mysterious Duck Sounds Explained

    It may sound quacky, but mysterious duck-like noises in the oceans are made by whales, a new study says.

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    Brave Sage of Timbuktu

    Abdel Kader Haidara had made it his life's work to document Mali's illustrious past. When the jihadists came, he led the rescue operation to save 350,000 manuscripts.

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