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Is That A Yeti? Science Says It’s Probably A Bear

© Katy Kristin Next time you're on a camping trip or hiking expedition and think you've encountered the elusive Yeti, take comfort in the knowledge that it's probably a bear. You'll feel so much safer...
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Jet-skiers Rescued from Northwest Passage

Ice in the Northwest Passage © marinebugs A reality television crew was rescued from the Arctic waters of the Northwest Passage while attempting to circumnavigate the globe on jet skis. The...
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Rivers of Ice Unveiled

© xiquinhosilva So yeah, when you've reached the summit of Mount Everest five times, what else is left to do? Make a few mind-blowing IMAX films about Everest. Then what? Mountaineer David Brashears...
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Thirsty Trees Make Noise

© Tom Goskar Trees are quiet creatures, right? They don't make much noise aside from pleasant fluttering of leaves and the occasional creaking or cracking of branches. Not so, according to French...
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Cops Investigate Mount Everest Brawl

© Claude Florin I once took a crime writing course and great emphasis was put on originality, and having interesting, yet plausible, circumstances for your sleuth to investigate. I can't say that I've...
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Scientists Predict Mega Mosquito Spike in Florida

Gallnipper © Sean McCann The shaggy-haired gallnipper sounds imposing enough based on name alone, but what has people talking is its size. With up to a 6.7 milimeter wingspan, this ginormous mosquito,...
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Woman Summits Everest Twice in a Week, Sets Record

Mount Everest © Claude Florin Guinness has certified a new record for the most times Mount Everest has been scaled in a single season by a woman. Climber Chhurim Sherpa is the first woman ever to...
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Visit a National Park Without Getting Off the Couch

Grand Canyon ©kashyap_hc First Google Maps brought Street View to the Amazon, then to the Great Barrier Reef. Now, granola bar company Nature Valley is bringing the trail to your computer screen with...
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U.S. National Parks Free This Weekend

Visitors on Boardwalk Mammoth Springs ©Bernt Rostad In an effort to get more people to America’s national parks ”” and to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. ”” the National Park Service...