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'Summit or Death!'

During one of the deadliest weeks on Everest, in May of 1996, a vicious storm overcame the three multinational climbing teams on summit day. Eight people died, and reports of the catastrophe, chronicled in <i>Outside</i> and elsewhere, called into question the dynamics of accountability among climbers …

State of the Union 2015 analysis: What he said, what he meant

He has messages for his GOP and Democratic critics.<p>President Barack Obama used his State of the Union speech Tuesday night to set an optimistic tone for the rest of his presidency — but also to drop big hints about the fights that lie ahead.<p>He targeted lines at his Republican critics and talked …

Journalist Russ Baker says "Boston isn't strong. Boston is scared sh*tless." Read Baker's theories on why we've got the marathon bombings all wrong.

Boston Isn’t Strong. Boston Is Scared Sh*tless.<p>So says journalist Russ Baker, who thinks we’ve got the marathon bombings all wrong.<p>By ·<p>Portrait by …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

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Has The End Of The Banana Arrived?

Researchers fear that a relentless and virulent fungus could cripple the world's banana monoculture<p>Two weeks ago, at a conference in South Africa, scientists met to discuss how to contain a deadly banana disease outbreak in nearby Mozambique, Africa. At fault was a fungus that continues its march …