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David Reich: ‘Neanderthals were perhaps capable of many modern human behaviours’

In recent years, genome sequencing has changed everything we thought about our origins and how we relate to early human species<p>For David Reich, research can be a harrowing experience. The 44-year-old Harvard University geneticist says he now goes to bed terrified he will wake up to find his team’s …

Native Americans

The World's Most Romantic Adventures

You're guaranteed to get some action on these heart-racing trips.<p>Grab your partner, lace up your matching boots, and summon your wild kindred spirits to take on these romantic adventures around the world.<p>Whether you prefer unmatched access to Earth’s most interesting species, a wintry cross-country …

The massive volcano that scientists can't find

It was the biggest eruption for 700 years but scientists still can't find the volcano responsible.<p>It was 10 October 1465 – the day of the hotly anticipated wedding of King Alfonso II of Naples. He was set to marry the sophisticated Ippolita Maria Sforza, a noblewoman from Milan, in a lavish …

Geology

Mountaineering’s Drug Problem

Before Hermann Buhl’s first ascent of Nanga Parbat in 1953, the 26,660-foot peak in the western Himalayas was synonymous with death. Thirty-one …

Jimmy Chin Just Can't Stop Climbing

How one of the most popular stars in adventure sports got to the summit—and where he's going from here.<p>It is the first week of January in western Wyoming, right around zero degrees, but the cold doesn't seem to bother Jimmy Chin.<p>"Hopefully we'll find some soft snow," he says, looking up at Mount …

Utah hikers getting carried away with cairns

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2015, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for …

Hiking

14 fabulous loop hikes in America

14 fabulous loop hikes in AmericaMay 14, 2015Loop hikes are considered to be the pinnacle hiking experience. With fresh views at every step, none of …

United States

National Geographic Travel

Field Tested: The Mummert Knives Phoenix Stove

It’s been a few months since we first took delivery of our Mummert Phoenix wood burning stove and due to a very kind winter, as in virtually …

The Arts

The Same River Twice

Every family has a favorite place. One of ours is the Rio Chama, a 31-mile stretch of wilderness whitewater that slices through the red-rock canyons of northern New Mexico. I've rafted, kayaked, or otherwise floated the Chama nearly every summer since I moved to Santa Fe 19 years ago, for what was …

Adventure Travel

Bergen and the Frozen effect

Bergen, on Norway’s west coast, is ideal for a family weekend of swimming, climbing, hiking – and exploring the landscape that inspired the makers of Disney's Frozen<p>Imagine a glorious May evening, around 6.30pm. You’ve arrived in a pretty coastal town, dumped your bags in a picturesque rooftop …