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Horseshoe Crab Count Under Way on East Coast

Anyone can participate in the annual counting and tagging of horseshoe crabs during their spawning season.<p>For some, the coming of summer means wearing white, but for citizen scientists like Gina Mulhearn and Mark Cappiello, it means donning wellies and waders, then heading to the beach to count and …

The Colorado River Flows to the Sea

Changing Planet<p>May 12, 2014 – the Colorado River Delta pulse flow is within sight of tidal water from the Upper Gulf of California. (Photograph by Francisco Zamora with support from Lighthawk)<p>This week, the Colorado River will be reunited with the sea – a destination it hasn’t seen in many years – …

The Four-Minute Man, Forever

On a recent Saturday, Chipping Norton, a small village in the English Cotswalds, hosted a literary festival that included such discussion topics as “Shag, Shoot, or Marry,” which weighed the relative merits of Heathcliff, Lord Rochester, and Mr. Darcy.<p>Another heroic British character made an …

Strava's Amazing New Map

Ever wonder what Strava does with the data from your morning jog or lunchtime ride? Now we have an answer.<p>The company has used logs of more than 77 million rides and 19 million runs to generate an interactive global heat map of where its users get outside the most.<p>The heat map, which draws from …

The Storm on Everest

Everest Base Camp looked cinematic and miniature racing by beneath the helicopter. Yesterday, I flew into the tent city at 17,600 feet as Nepal’s minister of tourism, Bhim Acharya—draped with a nasal cannula connected to an oxygen tank—was addressing a crowd of about 200 Sherpas bunched around the …

Man Saved by Dolphins While Saving Dolphins

Call it a lucky break or just good karma: A pod of dolphins came to the aid of Adam Walker as he completed a fundraising swim to benefit the nonprofit Whale and Dolphin Conservation.<p>The British long-distance swimmer was in the midst of a 16-mile journey across New Zealand's Cook Strait when he …

How Far Fitness Has Fallen

If you were to cross paths with one of your farming ancestors (circa 7,500 to 2,000 B.C.), he'd shove you to the ground, kick sand in your face, and jog off into the sunset with your mate slung over his shoulder. And even with somebody else’s partner slung over his <i>other</i> shoulder, you’d probably …

Odds of NYC Flooding During a Storm Up 20-Fold

New study documents rising storm surges since the mid-19th century.<p>The chances of New York City flooding during a storm are even greater than scientists previously thought, a new study suggests.<p>Maximum water levels in New York Harbor during storms have risen by nearly two and a half feet (about 0.7 …

Detailed Stencil Street Art by Jana & JS | Colossal

<p>Jana & JS are a street art duo currently based in Austria who specialize in detailed stencil work, frequently depicting people with cameras or …

San Francisco's Bait Bike Campaign

The San Francisco Police Department wants to put the brakes on the city's bike-theft problem. Hidden throughout the city are bait bikes—bicycles outfitted with GPS locators that tip off police to potential thefts in real time.<p>Rather than exploit the element of surprise, police have created a …

Will Mount Everest expeditions go on this year?

The Mount Everest avalanche accident has stunned the Sherpa community and stopped all Everest expeditions in their tracks. Depending on how long the stoppage goes on, expesditions could be delayed, or even canceled.<p>"After losing so many of our brothers and friends, it is just not possible for many …

This Year Capped The Deadliest 3-Year Period For Sherpas In Everest History

The loss last week was so big that Sherpas have abandoned this year's climbing season. The tragedy has also shed light on the dangers of being a Sherpa even as the climb becomes safer for Westerners.<p>Outside notes that 4 Sherpas died last year and 3 died the year before. That's in addition to …

UPDATE: Everest Climbing Season Still In Doubt

<b>Update at 12:30 p.m. ET. Despite Government's Concessions, Many Sherpas May Leave:</b><p>The likelihood of the upcoming climbing season on Mount Everest being canceled altogether seemed to veer from very possible to very unlikely to somewhere in between within the space of less than an hour on Tuesday as …

Climbing Everest is the peak of hubris

Mountain Madness was the name of an expedition whose leader perished in the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, chronicled by Jon Krakauer in Into Thin Air – and it was well-named. There is an explicit madness attached to serious mountaineering; a desire for pain, isolation and submission, either of man …

Everest Updates: What We’re Reading

In the wake of the deadliest day in Everest’s climbing history, we’re rounding up of the best articles from around the web covering the developments in Nepal. We will continue to update this list.<p>• The Alpinist: The End of the Everest Myth http://alpinist.com/doc/web14s/wfeature-everest-myth<p>• …

Everest Deaths: How Many Sherpas Have Been Killed?

In "Disposable Man" (August 2013), Grayson Schaffer's story about the risks Sherpas face helping paying clients up Everest, we wanted to know the fatality rate of ethnic Sherpas working on Everest. And we also wanted to answer another question: How did this rate compare to traditionally dangerous …

UCI Lifts Doping Ban for Michael Rogers

Tinkoff-Saxo rider tested positive for clenbuterol at the 2013 Japan Cup<p><b>HUY, April 23, 2014 (AFP)</b> - The International Cycling Union (UCI) on Wednesday lifted its doping ban on Australian Michael Rogers, who last year tested positive for clenbuterol.<p>Rogers was provisionally banned after testing for …

Mapping the Killer Path of the Everest Avalanche

An experienced climber takes a detailed look at the dangers of the Khumbu Icefall.<p>Mount Everest's Khumbu Icefall, the site of the Friday avalanche that killed at least 16 climbers, is an unavoidable gauntlet for those climbing the mountain from the Nepal (south) side.<p>Over a half mile wide, bounded …

Colour-tinted photographs of North America – in pictures

From the Atlantic to the Pacific, the Rockies to the Tropic of Cancer, the North American landscape is immense and diverse. Lakes as great as seas, forests towering to the sky, windswept plains, sweltering deserts, tumbling waterfalls, marshy swamps, rushing rivers, a legendary canyon … the …

Nate Silver’s frivolous failure: What FiveThirtyEight can learn from Grantland

Because of a key existential problem, Nate Silver’s 538 doesn’t meet its moment. But here’s how it can be saved<p>Here’s a famous story: In 1963, during the New York newspaper strike — participants included the Daily News, the New York Times and the New York Post — Jason Epstein, a Random House exec, …

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Why climate deniers are winning: The twisted psychology that overwhelms scientific consensus

There’s a reason why overwhelming evidence hasn’t spurred public action against global warming<p>In the run-up to Earth Day this year, two major reports were released by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the largest such body in the world. On March 31, Working Group II released its …