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First-Ever Drug for Severe Frostbite Wins FDA Approval

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced...
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Six Women Alchemists: Their Obsessions and Inventions

Alchemy -- the pseudo-science of turning base metals into...
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‘Deep Learning’ Toilet, Cyborg Spiders Win 2023 Ig Nobel Prizes

The headliners of this year’s Ig Nobel science awards...
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Scientists May Have Found an Antidote to the Death Cap Mushroom

Mushrooms are fascinating. They might taste like chicken, expand...
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Ancient ‘Zombie’ Viruses Revived From Siberian Permafrost

If you're tired of scientists stoking fear about deadly...
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Mass Psychological Disturbances

The word 'contagious' is not exclusive to colds, flu,...

Nepal Steps Back on Quarantine for Travelers

Did we say quarantine? Well, today we suggest that...

Science Links of the Week

A passion for the natural world drives many of...

Chinese Climbers All Stranded in Kathmandu

Thirty Chinese climbers, including a woman who set a...
Qatar jet takes off from Kathmandu

After Everest, How Do Climbers Get Home From Nepal?

For climbers and the few remaining trekkers, fleeing Nepal...

Everest: One Dead, Another Evacuated on Russian Team

The Russian 7 Summits Club Expedition, led by Alex...

Everest: Summit News

An estimated 165 climbers summited Everest today, despite the...

Two Approaches to Everest: Boldness or Caution

Many Everest teams have decided to wait out the...

Everest: COVID Parties and Summit Pushes

While the COVID-19 outbreak ravages both Everest Base Camp...

Everest: China and Some South Side Teams Cancel Over COVID Fears

Something is very wrong at Everest Base Camp. The...

How Stranded Foreigners are Getting Out of Nepal

About 150 climbers have summited Everest in the last...

Dhaulagiri: A Few Decide to Remain

When Carlos Soria heard that all international flights out...

Everest: The Real News

Back in Base Camp, recent Everest climbers are finally...

Everest Summits, Dhaulagiri Evacuations, and More

The first wave of Everest summits occurred today without...

A “Chinese Wall” on the Summit of Everest — What is it About?

Mountains marking the borders between two countries may unite...

Dhaulagiri: Summit Push Aborted, COVID Rampaging, Tension in BC

These days, we should be reporting on a summit...

Everest: Mingma G Begins Fast, No-O2 Summit Push

Mingma Gyange, aka Mingma G, is unstoppable this year....

Dhaulagiri: Climbers Near Camp 2, Lavaud Tests Positive for COVID

Early today, a small group of climbers set off...

Everest and Dhaulagiri Dilemma: Get Up or Get Out?

Teams at Everest and Dhaulagiri are currently focused on...

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