The world’s highest mountain has, in the last few decades, turned into the world’s highest-altitude rubbish dump, thanks to wealthy tourists who mindlessly leave a trail of disgusting refuse in their wake. Since explorer Sir Edmund Hillary reached the 8,848-metre (29,029-foot) peak of Everest – known as Chomolungma in Tibet and Sagarmatha in Nepal –
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Three out of four pediatricians disapprove of spanking, research finds. The survey of pediatricians around the US finds that most think spanking seldom or never results in positive outcomes for kids. Catherine Taylor, an associate professor of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, surveyed sent
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Sally Ride, America’s first woman astronaut, communicates with ground controllers from the flight deck during the Challenger mission, June 21, 1983. (Photo via Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images). On June 18th, thirty-five years ago, history was made when the first American woman, Dr. Sally Ride, was launched into space on the Challenger space shuttle. What an exciting
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Recent research at Tintagel Castle (in Cornwall, England) has uncovered some fascinating finds. In addition to ceramics from what’s now Turkey (and maybe Cyprus) and glassware from the Iberian peninsula, archeologists from English Heritage working at the site have just uncovered a stone from the 7th century CE that seems to contain writing in 3 different languages – a Celtic name,
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ESO/L. Calçada Artist’s impression of a young star surrounded by a protoplanetary disk. There are many unknown properties about protoplanetary disks around Sun-like stars, including the elemental segregation of various types of atoms. Billions of years ago, in some forgotten corner of the Milky Way, a molecular cloud like many others collapsed to form new
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