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Four Expeditions Cancel Plans to Climb Everest This Year

National Geographic - 9 min 36 sec ago
Climbers, guides, Sherpas, and Nepali officials are divided on what's next for Everest season.
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Charting Deaths on Everest: A History of Fatal Climbing Accidents

National Geographic - 9 min 36 sec ago
Sixteen Sherpas were killed in an April 18 avalanche in the deadliest single day on Everest, but there's a long history of fatalities on the mountain.
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Q&A: How a Stowaway Survived a Plane Trip in a Wheel Well

National Geographic - 9 min 36 sec ago
An aerospace physiologist describes how a five-hour trip in extreme cold, at very high altitudes, affects the body.
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Injured Sherpas Recall Deadly Avalanche

National Geographic - 9 min 36 sec ago
Two injured Sherpas recount the horrific avalanche on Mount Everest.
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Hundreds of Exoplanets, A Handful Right for Life

National Geographic - 9 min 36 sec ago
The March 2014 landslide in Oso, Washington, a month ago today, called attention to the lack of a national system to monitor landslide data. The U.S. government prepares hazard maps for other types of natural disasters like earthquakes and floods, but not for landslides. Even though they cause up to 2 billion dollars a year in damages nationwide, most data is collected at state level. NASA’s Global Landslide Catalog (GLC), which collects data from media reports and disaster databases, is the first attempt to survey rainfall-triggered landslides.
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Record Number of Seals and Sea Lions Rescued in California

National Geographic - 9 min 36 sec ago
A toxic algal bloom and other factors are leading to marine mammal distress off California, where the Marine Mammal Center is rehabbing animals.
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Longest Land Mammal Migration in Lower 48 Discovered

National Geographic - 9 min 36 sec ago
Wyoming mule deer cross many obstacles, from low desert to high mountains, posing challenges for conservation.
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After Washington Mudslide, Questions About Building in Nature's Danger Zones

National Geographic - 9 min 36 sec ago
Washington mudslide disaster highlights the risks of building in danger zones.
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A Mars Mission for Budget Travelers

National Geographic - 9 min 36 sec ago
Sending astronauts to Mars might be surprisingly affordable, says an expert panel: $100 billion over 20 years could do the trick.
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Neanderthals Lived in Small, Isolated Populations, Gene Analysis Shows

National Geographic - 9 min 36 sec ago
Comparisons with Neanderthal DNA may point to genes that make us uniquely human and uncover the origins of genetic ailments.
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Everest's Sherpas Issue List of Demands

National Geographic - 9 min 36 sec ago
Sherpas submit list of demands to government for better working conditions on Mount Everest.
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Mapping the Killer Path of the Everest Avalanche

National Geographic - 9 min 36 sec ago
Mapping the path of the killer Everest avalanche through the notoriously dangerous Khumbu Icefall.
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Earth Day 2014: How It Became a Global Environmental Event

National Geographic - 9 min 36 sec ago
Gina McCarthy, EPA chief, talks about Earth Day and how it became a global environmental event that on April 22 will include a billion people.
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Why Sherpas Will Still Climb Everest, Even After Deadly Avalanche

National Geographic - 9 min 36 sec ago
Sange Sherpa lost a son on Everest. But for many climbers, he says, the risk is worth it.
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The Brave Sage of Timbuktu: Abdel Kader Haidara

National Geographic - 9 min 36 sec ago
Abdel Kader Haidara had made it his life's work to document, as never before, Mali's achievements as an ancient center of progressive thought. When the jihadists came, he led the rescue operation to save 350,000 manuscripts.
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Sherpas Killed on Everest Cremated as Survivors Call for Boycott

National Geographic - 9 min 36 sec ago
The remains of Sherpa guides killed by an avalanche on Mount Everest on Friday, the deadliest day in the mountain's history, have been cremated.
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Climbing Finished for Season on Everest After Deadly Avalanche?

National Geographic - 9 min 36 sec ago
In the wake of a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest, Sherpas ask for concerns to be addressed.
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PROBA2:PROBA2 - Fifth Call for Guest Investigators

ESA - 9 min 41 sec ago
The Royal Observatory of Belgium invites proposals from potential Guest Investigators for the analysis of data from PROBA2's two solar observation instruments, SWAP and LYRA. Young post-docs and PhD students are particularly invited to apply, although proposals from more senior Guest Investigators are also encouraged. Proposals in response to this Fifth Call for Guest Investigators must be received by 1 June 2014.
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XMM-Newton:Unique pair of hidden black holes discovered by XMM-Newton

ESA - 9 min 41 sec ago
A pair of supermassive black holes in orbit around one another have been spotted by XMM-Newton. This is the first time such a pair have been seen in an ordinary galaxy. They were discovered because they ripped apart a star when the space observatory happened to be looking in their direction.
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Hubble:A cross-section of the Universe [heic1408]

ESA - 9 min 42 sec ago
An image of a galaxy cluster taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope gives a remarkable cross-section of the Universe, showing objects at different distances and stages in cosmic history. They range from cosmic near neighbours to objects seen in the early years of the Universe. The 14-hour exposure shows objects around a billion times fainter than can be seen with the naked eye.
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