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Here Are The 14 Tallest Peaks On Earth — And The History Of Our Dangerous Obsession With Them

Eight thousand is a perfectly arbitrary number. Yet, no other number looms larger for mountain climbers. Fourteen mountain peaks stand taller than 8,000 meters (26,247 feet).<p>There could have been many more of these "eight-thousanders" if the French commission that established the length of the …

From Dirty War to Child Abuse, Church’s Past Confronts Pope Francis

The new pontiff’s past reputation is hard to square with his affable presence today. His actions in the weeks to come will tell us who he really is, …

Siete Things to Know About Pope Francis & Argentina’s Dirty War

There’s a black cloud over Pope Francis: questions over his involvement in Argentina’s dirty war.<p>Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been pope for less than a …

Pope Francis Is a Jesuit: Seven Things You Need to Know About the Society of Jesus

Pope Francis is the first Jesuit pope. Caroline Linton on what you need to know about the Society of Jesus.<p>Vive il papa! Jorge Mario Bergoglio became …

NASA has re-scheduled its ‘flying saucer’ test flight

On Tuesday, NASA was going to drop a flying-saucer-shaped vehicle from a helium balloon high above Earth’s surface, in preparation for future Mars …

Space Exploration

Why smallpox has not been completely destroyed

Our picks of the week from around the web, including why we need to keep a killer, the secret history of hypertext, and who invented the seven-day week.<p>Machines versus lawyers<br>John McGinnis | City Journal | 28 May 2014<br>Machine intelligence will disrupt law firms as fundamentally as the internet did …

Smallpox

Meet the hardware, software and science projects bound for the International Space Station this month

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>After problems forced a delay from a scheduled launch this weekend, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to take off later …

NASA Predicts End of World As We Know It

As you burn fossil fuels on your morning commute and forget to toss your empty bottles in the proper bins, consider this: These days of relative luxury might be numbered. Rapid population growth, depletion of natural resources, and growing economic inequality could spell the end of civilization as …

Fake News

Introducing Pope Francis I, Your New Papa

He’s from Argentina, he’s a Jesuit, and he’s already gotten guff for opposing same-sex marriage. Eliza Shapiro on what we know about the new Pope …

White Smoke!

As we wait to learn the identity of the new Pope, we can watch and rewatch the white smoke billowing over the Vatican.<p>Gregorio Borgia/AP

W.H. braced for Bergdahl backlash

President Barack Obama’s Rose Garden appearance Saturday afternoon with Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s parents was an attempt to humanize the prisoner swap to deflect potential criticism of letting five Taliban leaders out of Guantánamo Bay, White House aides say.<p>It didn’t work.<p>White House aides were aware …

Presidential dining: Obama hits two top Paris sites in one night

Add this to the short list of second-term perks: better restaurants.<p>President<p>Obamamanaged to squeeze in two top-shelf establishments in one evening in Paris on Thursday, the sort of gourmand double-header most people could only dream of.<p>Among the dreamers might have been first-term Obama, a man who …

Food & Dining

Bergdahl declared jihad in captivity, secret documents show

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl at one point during his captivity converted to Islam, fraternized openly with his captors and declared himself a "mujahid," or warrior for Islam, according to secret documents prepared on the basis of a purported eyewitness account and obtained by Fox News.<p>The reports …

Walls, floors and rocks: England and its swastikas

<b>Swastika. The word is a potent one. For more than one billion Hindus it means "wellbeing" and good fortune. For others, the cross with arms bent at right angles will forever symbolise Nazism. Yet England is seemingly awash with swastikas. Why?</b><p>It comes from the Sanskrit "svastika" and means "good to …

A Point of View: The strange time warp of the 1970s

<b>The sexual mores of the 1970s have been the subject of intense focus recently, but there is much to be celebrated about this period of "volcanic upheaval", writes Sarah Dunant.</b><p>A couple of weeks ago while working in Florence, I went to a one-off performance of the Rocky Horror Show, now the grand …

Sexual Harassment

Royal Navy's history remembered at Portsmouth museum

<b>Tales from the past 100 years of the Royal Navy are being recounted in new exhibitions opening later. Visitors to the £11.5m attractions at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth can tour a World War Two submarine or simply reflect on the human stories behind famous battles.</b><p>The Royal …

History

Sunken body clue to American origins

<b>The ancient remains of a teenage girl discovered deep underground in Mexico are providing additional insights on how the Americas came to be populated.</b><p>Divers found the juvenile's bones by chance in a vast, flooded limestone chamber on the Yucatan Peninsula.<p>Aged 15 or 16 at death, the girl lived at …

Private Jackie Kennedy letters withdrawn from auction

<b>Recently discovered letters written by the late Jacqueline Kennedy, the widow of former US President John F Kennedy, to an Irish priest are being withdrawn from auction.</b><p>The correspondence was due to be auctioned next month in County Laois for up to $5m.<p>The extremely private Jacqueline Bouvier …

Republic of Ireland

The man who prepared France for D-Day

<b>In the run-up to D-Day, a French soldier exiled in London was given the task of telling his compatriots how they should react once the liberation of their country began.</b><p>On 31 May 1944 Jean-Louis Cremieux-Brilhac sat in his study at 17 Hill Street Mayfair, and typed out the D-Day orders for the …

D Day

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