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A Modern Puzzle: Why Did Humans Lose Their Fur?

While human beings have many living ancestors — bonobos,...
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Scientists Find ‘Plastic Rocks’ on Remote Turtle Refuge

Scientists say they have discovered rocks made of plastic...
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Spring Snow Brings First Descent of a Big New Ski Line

In Norse mythology, Niflheim represents the cold, dark realm...
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Watch: Near Miss as Massive Avalanche Sweeps Through French Ski Resort

For my money, avalanches are right up there with...
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Mysterious Sand Dunes on Mars Form Almost Perfect Circles

Leave it to the Red Planet to serve up...
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Apes Seek Altered Mental State, Get Dizzy on Purpose

You've probably seen the viral videos: gorillas, orangutans, and...
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Alaska Ski Resort Rubs Out Giant Snow Phallus

An Alaskan mountain woke up with a serious case...
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For Germs on Everest, There’s No Such Thing as a ‘Death Zone’

With our fragile, hairless bodies and inconvenient need for...
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Curiosity Rover Captures Ethereal Martian Sunset

Mars is known for its expansive, rust-colored deserts. Its...
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Many Canadian Tornadoes Too Polite to Get Noticed

If a tornado touches down in Saskatchewan and no...
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Man, 59, Kayaking Around Scotland Suffers Medical Emergency

Nick Ray was cruising along in his kayak, about...
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A Video Tour of Robert Scott’s Discovery Hut in Antarctica

When Antarctica's Discovery Hut was built for Robert Falcon...
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Are Satellite ‘Mega-Constellations’ Ruining Our Night Skies?

The growing number of Earth-orbiting satellites has produced a...
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Overly Dependent Male Orcas Exact Long-Term Toll on Mothers

In news that mothers worldwide will understand, a new...
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A First Ascent of ‘Earth’s Loneliest Volcano’

There’s a lonely volcano in the South Atlantic Ocean,...
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Witness Earth’s ‘Living Skin’ In 100-Million-Year Model of Continental Creep

Sometimes technology allows humans to transcend our feeble senses...
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Weekend Warm-Up: The Grand Canyon Almost Kills a Hiking Influencer

Lo-fi hiker footage captures the imagination. I’m not here to...
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New Major Motion Picture to Feature…Colin O’Brady’s Antarctic Crossing?!

Polar exploration rarely gets the Hollywood treatment. Only now...
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This Multi-Colored, Multi-Limbed Creature Could Save The Pacific Coast

You may not think of starfish as predators, but...
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Stranded Man Uses Drone to Get Cell Signal, Summon Rescue

Anyone familiar with life hacks? What about saving-your-own-life hacks? That’s...
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Landowner Closes Two Colorado 14,000’ers Weeks After England Loses Right to Wild Camp

Back in mid-January, hikers in England found themselves fuming...
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A Swiss Miss: Toblerone Chocolate Not Swiss Enough to Sport the Matterhorn

Some things are just inherently Swiss: Oddly useful knives....
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Scotland’s Hardest Winter Route: First Repeat Falls to Filip Babicz

Bring da Ruckus, a fiendishly difficult XII 13 two-pitch...
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International Women’s Day Film Series Celebrates Three Climbers Who ‘Pass it On’

With its impactful series on three of Squamish's most...

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