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a brown bear in a forest

Italian Conservationists Grapple With Fallout From Fatal Bear Attack

A bear-related fatality in Italy is igniting debate around the...
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Two Groups Complete 400Km Cambridge Bay-Gjoa Haven Arctic Ski

It’s been a quiet season in the world of...
anna hazelnutt climbing a sheer limestone cliff above an austrian village

First Whippers of Spring? Wide Boyz and Hazelnutt Get Gripped, Bust Gear, Send E9/10

Spring has sprung, which means rock climbers around the...
the ruins of a coastal viking stone building

Higher Sea Levels May Have Forced the Vikings to Flee Greenland

Leave it to Mother Nature to drop the hammer...
ispace founder Takeshi Hakamada speaks in front of ispace employees

Japanese Spacecraft Goes Dark During Lunar Landing. Mission Control Fears Worst

Japan's ispace company lost contact with its Hakuto-R lunar...
Mars Valles Marineris

Climbing…In Space? The Tallest Known Cliffs in the Solar System

It's been years since I watched Christopher Nolan's cosmic...
artist's rendering of the hakuto-r lander, showing its orbit around earth

Japanese Craft to Attempt Moon Landing Tomorrow

While NASA and SpaceX have recently stayed as busy...
A depth map of Taam Ja’, the world's second-deepest blue hole

Found: The World’s 2nd Deepest Blue Hole

You've probably heard that we "know more about the...
A wooly mammoth recreation at the Shanghai Natural History Museum

Woolly Mammoths Weren’t Always So Woolly

What does 600,000 years of natural selection get you?...
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How to Watch the Lyrids, Earth’s Ancient Meteor Shower, This Weekend

The Lyrids have been visiting Earth every year since...
artist's rendering of the bizarre tully monster

Dinosaur Worm: Weird ‘Tully Monster’ Had No Bones

For some, there’s little doubt the so-called “Tully monster”...
skier in crevasse

‘New Fear Unlocked’: POV of Skiing Into a Crevasse

Looking for today's dose of "Holy crap?" Well, look no...
mars map

New Maps Capture All Of Mars in Stunning Detail

In 1911, readers of The New York Times were...
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Watch: Pete Whittaker & Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll Team Up In Patagonia

As I watched the highly enjoyable new film This...
mont blanc refuge

Mont Blanc’s Lethal Season Continues: Two Die On Classic Ski Route

After two recent tragedies on Mont Blanc, the mountain...
will steger arctic

Will Steger Attempts Another Solo Arctic Expedition

Just two years shy of his 80th birthday, Will...
an african land snail crawls on a branch

170,000 Years Ago, Early Humans Were Eating Giant Snails

The "slow food" movement has been happening for much...
nanuq the australian shepherd

Lost Dog Ventures Across Bering Strait to Safety — 240Km Away

A month on the sea ice in the Bering...
a man saws a log

Weekend Warm-Up: Two Decades of Siberian Solitude

What causes someone to retreat from society? It's an...
beatriz flamini

‘I Didn’t Want to Leave’: Woman Spends 500 Days Alone In Cave

Beatriz Flamini might be the Michael Jordan of living...
dane jackson santo domingo gorge

Dane Jackson Paddles Absolutely Crazy Stretch of Waterfalls

For kayakers, the Santo Domingo Gorge in Mexico is...
hiker and dog in the Lake District

‘Disoriented’ Hikers High on Magic Mushrooms Rescued in UK’s Lake District

Talk about a bad trip. A group of hikers in...
a rendering of the ultra-luminous x-ray source M82 X-2

Tiny, Ultra-Bright Star Breaks the Laws of Physics

There's a neutron star out there that — if...

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