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Exploration Mysteries: Works of the Old Men

Google Earth has done a lot more than show...
black-capped chickadee

Barcode Birds: Chickadees Use Cranial Coding to Find Cached Food

The familiar black-capped chickadee spends its winters digging up...
front and backside of a weathered medal

UK Bans Export of Final Shackleton Medal

Sir Ernest Shackleton is one of the most heavily...
woman on surfboard at sunset

Is Surfing Spiritual?

BY BRIAN SOUSA “Waves taught me spirituality as opposed to...
The Persian plateau

Human Migration From Africa Lingered in Persia For 20,000 Years

Humans left Africa between 70,000 and 60,000 years ago,...
two explorers on thin ice

Climate Change is Slowing Down Time

There are those who contend time isn’t real, while...
The south face of Annapurna, Nepal: A rock and ice, vertical face under a nearly black sky.

How Annapurna Was Tamed and Lost the ‘Most Dangerous’ Record

Teams started arriving at Annapurna Base Camp last week....
Group of sperm whales

Sperm Whales Repel Orcas with ‘Defensive Defecation’

Very few ocean creatures can survive an orca attack,...
robot dog and real goose

This Alaskan Airport’s New Best Friend: a Robot Dog

The Fairbanks, Alaska airport wildlife patrol staff is about...
People with shovels at a snow slope.

Avalanche in Zermatt Kills U.S. Teen, Two Others

An avalanche on the ski slopes just above Zermatt...
The Everest ER field hospital at Everest Base Camp.

Everest Emergency Clinic Prepares for the Season

Every season since 2003, there is a team at...
frieze showing Amazons fighting

Amazons: The Reality Behind the Myth of Warrior Women

Many Greek legends tell of warrior women known as...
group of arctic skiers standing in front of a building in an arctic village

Arctic Roundup: Spring Season Begins

The Barneo ice station will reopen this year for...
Tirich Mir, the highest peak of the Hindu Kush range.

Free Permits for Tirich Mir in 2024-25

Overlooking the town of Chitral in Pakistan, Tirich Mir's...
northern green anaconda

World’s Largest Snake Found Dead in the Amazon

Five weeks ago, scientists discovered the largest snake in...
yellow tents and Annapurna's base camp in the sunshine

A Close Call at Annapurna Base Camp

Vadim Druelle of France had a close call at...
The Okavango Delta, Botswana.

Adventure Links of the Week

When we’re not outdoors, we get our adventure fix...
A selkirkia worm fossil.

Ancient Predatory Sandworm Discovered

Bracketed by two ice ages, the Cambrian period produced...
Avalanche in the Khumbu Icefall.

The Khumbu Icefall: A Tomb for Countless Sherpas On Everest

The climbing season has started in the Himalaya, and...
The Himalayan unclimbed peaks under the sun.

South Korean Pair Target Two New Khumbu Routes

Ahn Chi-young and Woo Seok-ju of South Korea will...
man holding a small, oddly-shaped jelly in a glass

‘Spaghetti Monsters’ Menace Texas Beachgoers

This week in “nobody should have to tell you...
a mountaineer overlooks a cloudy precipice

Weekend Warm-Up: Changabang: Return to the Shining Mountain

New Zealand alpinist Daniel Joll leads off Changabang with...
Excavation of Canoe 5.

The Oldest Canoes in the Mediterranean Show Astonishing Stone-Age Skill

Five canoes found at the bottom of an Italian...
Makalu.

More No-O2 Expeditions to Everest and Makalu

Two mountaineers will climb without supplementary oxygen or personal...