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Russia Has Just Claimed Mount Everest

<i>Updated</i> | From the Pacific Ocean to the Arctic, Russia has made a number of controversial and contested territorial claims.<p>But on Monday, Moscow’s …

New Magic Mushrooms Discovery Could Reveal How to Make Your Own Drugs

Scientists have long wondered how and why magic mushrooms create psilocybin, a psychoactive chemical that causes hallucinations when ingested. Two …

Why Genghis Khan’s tomb can’t be found

While the great warrior’s tomb may contain treasure from across the ancient Mongol Empire, Mongolians want its location to remain a mystery.<p>This is an outsized land for outsized legends. No roads, no permanent buildings; just unfurling sky, tufted dry grass and streaming wind. We stopped to drink …

Genghis Khan

The AP will no longer use “skeptics” to describe people who don’t believe in climate change

Those who refuse to acknowledge that climate change is caused by human activity will no longer be called “skeptics” by the Associated Press, after the newswire service decided the term was too scientifically rigorous.<p>The AP explained their decision in a blog post:<p>Scientists who consider themselves …