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Russian Spy Whale Goes Rogue In Search of Most Dangerous Game

Agent 00-Blubber has struck again — though this time,...
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See the Joyous Nepalis and Gorgeous Views of the 2023 Everest Marathon

Even for those accustomed to extreme sports — the...
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5,000 New Species Identified at Site of Planned Deep-Sea Mine

Deep below the Pacific Ocean, in a vast expanse...
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Saturn’s Rings are Disappearing, Losing Tons of Mass Every Second

Few parts of our galaxy have captured the human...
Alaska's Turnagain Arm

Alaska’s Deadly Mud Flats Claim Another Victim

Zachary Porter, a 20-year-old from Illinois, was just visiting...
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Weekend Warm-Up: One Year Renovating Two Stone Cabins in the Italian Alps

If there isn't already a word for the "person...
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Watch: A Terrifying Moment When Shark Attacks Kayaker In Hawaii

No need to doubt this angler's "big fish" story...
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Urbanization Is Driving Evolution More Than Nature, Study Suggests

It’s far from a new concept that humans are...
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Two 500-Year-Old Shipwrecks Found in South China Sea

Under 1,500 meters of seawater off the Chinese coast,...
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Bleeding Cyclist Self-Rescues After T-Boning Bear

There's an acronym for when a mountain biker finds...
a pod of orcas

Traumatic Event Might Have Sparked Orca Boat Attacks, Scientists Suggest

On May 4, three orcas attacked the yacht Champagne off...
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‘No Single Birthplace’: Study Finds Ancient Diversity In Human Evolution

Ancient humans were prone to interbreeding with genetically diverse...
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Polish Alpinist Kacper Tekieli Dies on Jungfrau

Kacper Tekieli died May 17 while climbing Switzerland's 4,158m...
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Will Steger Finishes First 500Km of Arctic Journey

Legendary polar adventurer Will Steger's latest expedition is going...
An artist's rendering of a Viking woman in a fortress

Have Archaeologists Discovered a Lost Viking Stronghold?

Start excavating a site known as Hangman's Hill, and...
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Why Do We Take Selfies? It’s a Search for Meaning, Neurologists Say

I hated selfies for a long time. It wasn't because...
a climber on a waterfront cliff

Weekend Warm-Up: ‘Does Climbing Matter?’ Quebec Edition

Leave it to an aid climbing documentary to stake...
death cap mushrooms

Scientists May Have Found an Antidote to the Death Cap Mushroom

Mushrooms are fascinating. They might taste like chicken, expand...
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The Extinct Woodpecker That Just Won’t Die

Human beings have a tendency to eradicate other species...
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New Photos of the Titanic as You’ve Never Seen It

You'd be forgiven for thinking — as I did...
An aerial view of the dense rainforest in Colombia

For Four Indigenous Children Lost in Colombian Jungle, Fate Still Unknown

The Colombian government announced Wednesday the rescue of four...
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How Dave MacLeod’s Precision Unlocks the Most Severe Climbs

On E9, margins can get pretty thin (to state...
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One Dead, 23 Missing After Hippo Hits Boat in Malawi

Tragedy struck Malawi on Monday, when a hippopotamus collided...

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