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Successful El Capitan climber: Find your own Dawn Wall

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nineteen days. Three thousand feet of some of the hardest climbing in the world. And just their bare hands and sticky-soled shoes to get them up the granite-faced monster known as the Dawn Wall.<p>Many other people had climbed El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. None of them ever reached the …

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10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

<b>1. Blackberry stock soared 29% yesterday after Reuters reported that Samsung was considering buying the company.</b> But after Blackberry denied the report, the stock was down 15% after hours.<p><b>2. Facebook has launched its "Facebook At Work" service.</b> Some companies are testing out the service that lets …

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Japan urges US publisher to remove comfort women from textbooks

Foreign ministry request to McGraw Hill over wartime sex slaves comes after Japanese publisher said it would delete passages<p>Japan has taken its campaign to rewrite its wartime history into the classroom with demands that a US publisher remove “inaccurate” descriptions of tens of thousands of women …

Satellite images reveal devastation of Boko Haram massacre in Nigeria

Photograph: EPA<p>Nigerians cram into a bus fleeing the town of Mubi after the attacks.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/15/1421311373976/4883f52d-f5bd-4600-becc-89b5a99a5c1b-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: EPA<p>Nigerians cram into a bus fleeing the town of Mubi after the …

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SpaceX fails in attempt to land booster upright

Billionaire Elon Musk's daring and unprecedented attempt to land a rocket booster upright on a barge in the ocean was unsuccessful on Saturday, but …

Roger Federer wins Brisbane International, beating Milos Raonic for 1000th career match win

There were 1,000 reasons why top seed Roger Federer wanted to win the Brisbane International men's final on Sunday night.<p>But it seems there are few …

Refugees kept in detention despite being told they had security clearance

There are grave concerns for the mental health of two refugees who have been in immigration limbo for over five years following adverse security findings.<p>The two men, one a Sri Lankan Tamil, the other a Kuwaiti who has been in detention since he was a teenager, raised red flags when first assessed …

Public health the loser in fast-food bunfight

First, having a McDonald's embedded in a respected, taxpayer-funded institution like the Royal Children's Hospital does wonders for its brand power. …

Public Health

If Wearing All Black Is Your Thing, At Least Opt For This Classic Combo

Dressing in January tends to get complicated: some days we're sweater-aggressive and we arrive at the office looking like we just walked out of a Soul Cycle class. Other days we come ill-prepared and end up with frozen fingers or mild frostbite. Sometimes it feels like we just can't win with …

Getting to know the real Detroit with @camera_jesus today #WHPoutofplace

Nike Plans to Release Self-Lacing Sneakers Inspired by 'Back to the Future II'

Nike is on track to fulfill a science-fiction prophecy with its plans to release “self-lacing” shoes inspired by <i>Back to the Future II.</i> The sports retail giant recently went public with plans to produce Air MAG shoes, modeled after the futuristic kicks worn by Michael J. Fox's character Marty McFly. …

Photo by Corey Rich @coreyrichproductions “The last few days have been some of the most memorable climbing days of my life,” wrote Tommy Caldwell @tommycaldwell, pictured here on pitch 19 of the #DawnWall of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Memorable because Caldwell has reached a significant highpoint 2,000 feet up the 3,000 foot climb, which is shaping up to be the hardest, longest free climb in the world. But also memorable because his partner, Kevin Jorgeson (@kjorgeson) had his own breakthrough last night when sent pitch 15. Lots of adventure remains for these two climbers and their incredible effort to become the first people to free climb the Dawn Wall. Caption by: @andrewbisharat Check out Bisharat’s in-depth feature about this climb on the National Geographic website. @brettlowell @bigupclimbing

Rock Climbers’ Traverse of Patagonia’s Iconic Skyline Takes Alpinism to the Next Level

While rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson take a rest day on their attempt to make the first free ascent of Yosemite’s Dawn Wall route on El Capitan (they are now in day 16 on 3,000-foot granite monolith), here’s a look at a completely different and spectacular adventure recently …

Hanging With The Girl-Kings Of One Of The World's Only Matriarchies

Mawlynnong isn't like the rest of India, or the rest of the world for that matter. Tucked into the jungle of the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya, on the border of Bangladesh, the village is home to the indigenous Khasi people. Theirs is a matrilineal society, where women inherit land, children …

The views of #GreatSmoky Mountains #NationalPark's stunning vistas are breathtaking. #Sunrise photo from Newfound Gap by Dee Langevin (www.sharetheexperience.org).

Vibrant Landscape Photos Showcase the Striking Colors of China's Rainbow Mountains

In the northwestern Gansu province of China lies the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park, a gorgeous expanse of land known for its rainbow-colored rock formations. Bands of fiery red, creamy orange, rich green, and bright yellow streak across the mountains, forming the most beautiful geological …

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Sydney siege aftermath: Muslims feel 'set up' over Islamic State flag request

Ms Kay was one of several people contacted that afternoon, and she was only too willing to help.<p>"A lot of people in the Muslim community were …

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Massive March for Victims in Paris

The Vanishing Island - Photographs by Daesung Lee | LensCulture

Imagine if over the next few decades, your home-town were to shrink by 1/2. No, not in population—in area. In available, physical space. What would you do? What could you do?<p>Ghoramara is an island located on a delta region in West Bengal. Due to climate change (melting ice in the Himalayas, …

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Anonymous claims first victim in 'Operation Charlie Hebdo'

Hacking collective Anonymous declared war on Islamic extremists after Wednesday's deadly attack on Paris-based satirical newspaper <i>Charlie Hebdo</i>, and …