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The Absurdity of Everest

Brian Rooney | Posted 06.24.2014 | World
Brian Rooney

Climbing Mt. Everest is no longer a noble pursuit and the people who do it are not heroes.

An Inspiring First

Mario Livio | Posted 12.01.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

From a purely scientific perspective, there isn't much to expect from Voyager 1 in the future. The probe is not heading towards any particular star. The closest it will come to the first star it encounters will be about 1.6 light-years -- and that will not happen for another 40,000 years.

Last Surviving Member Of Team That First Conquered Mount Everest Dies

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 03.22.2013 | Sports

LONDON -- George Lowe, the last surviving climber from the team that made the first successful ascent of Mount Everest, has died at age 89. Mary Lowe...

Sir Edmund Hillary, First Atop Mt Everest, Dies

AP | RAY LILLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Sir Edmund Hillary, the unassuming beekeeper who conquered Mount Everest to win renown as one of the 20th century's greatest adventurers, has died, Ne...