Climbing Finished for Season on Everest After Deadly Avalanche?

National Geographic Tech - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 15:51
In the wake of a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest, Sherpas ask for concerns to be addressed.






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Pompeii "Exposed and Vulnerable" to Neglect and the Elements

National Geographic Tech - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 06:48
In her new book, Ingrid D. Rowland explains of abiding allure of Pompeii over the centuries and laments the effects of neglect and the weather.






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Why South Sudan May Face World's Worst Famine in Quarter Century

National Geographic Tech - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 06:17
The coming weeks could determine whether tens of thousands will die in the world's newest country.






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The Aftermath of Everest's Deadly Avalanche

National Geographic Tech - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 19:42
An experienced Everest climber assesses the impact of the deadly avalanche on climbers and the Sherpas who assist high-altitude expeditions.






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Pictures: Climbing Everest Through History

National Geographic Tech - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 19:42
The tragedy on Everest recalls the highs and lows of the long history of climbing the mountain.






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NASA completes LADEE mission with planned impact on moon's surface

Science Daily Tech - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 17:37
Ground controllers at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., have confirmed that NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft impacted the surface of the moon, as planned, between 9:30 and 10:22 p.m. PDT Thursday, April 17.
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State Department Further Postpones Keystone XL Decision

National Geographic Tech - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 08:07
Extending the wait for a verdict on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, the U.S. State Department says it will allow more time for federal agencies to weigh in.






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Opinion: On Easter, Jesus' Evolution Tells of Changing America

National Geographic Tech - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 07:21
Jesus has been born and born again over the course of American history.






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Watch the Astounding Dexterity of Honda’s Dancing Humanoid Robot

Wired Tech News - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 04:46
Even in today's rapidly evolving world of technology, there are few things that make your jaw drop when you see them in real life. Honda’s ASIMO is one of those things.






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7 Ways the Feds Can Make a Comcast-Time Warner Merger Less Terrible

Wired Tech News - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 04:46
If the Comcast-Time Warner deal must go through, the FCC should impose the seven rules I outline below. But first, some background on Comcast’s special place in what is looking increasingly like our new Gilded Age.






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The Minor-League Superhero Who Changed the Face of Fandom

Wired Tech News - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 04:46
One of the most close-knit fandoms in comics has rallied around a character who's only recently found her way to the front lines.






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SpaceX-3 launches science cargo to International Space Station

Science Daily Tech - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:26
A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft full of NASA cargo, experiments and equipment blazed into orbit Friday, April 18, aboard the company's Falcon 9 rocket. The astronauts aboard the International Space Station will unload the supplies after the Dragon arrives at the orbiting research laboratory.
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Gadget Lab Podcast: A Smartphone With a Vaporizer Module

Wired Tech News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 18:11
In celebration of 4/20 on Sunday, Mat and Mike spend this week's show getting high — on technology!






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Game|Life Podcast: President Dirtbike

Wired Tech News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 18:11
WIRED editors talk Trials Fusion, PAX East and more on this week's Game|Life podcast.






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Free iPhone 5s Deal Proves Apple Isn’t So Special

Wired Tech News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 17:24
Little more than six months after Apple tried to rev up a more diversified market for its iPhones by releasing a “premium” model (the 5s) and a “cheap” model (the 5c), the supposedly fancier phone is now available for free.






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Counterfeit contraceptives found in South America

Science Daily Tech - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 17:02
A survey of emergency contraceptive pills in Peru found that 28 percent of the batches studied were either of substandard quality or falsified. Many pills released the active ingredient too slowly. Others had the wrong active ingredient. One batch had no active ingredient at all.
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Sherpas Take Steep Risks for Life-Changing Pay

National Geographic Tech - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 16:10
Sherpas see climbing dangerous peaks as a path to prosperity.






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Sexual Healing: Bonobos Use Sex to De-Stress

Wired Tech News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 15:04
Bonobos have earned a reputation as a “sexy” ape. Sexual activity — in many creative forms — plays a large role in bonobo society. Sexual contacts occur often, in virtually all partner combinations and in a slew of different positions. Bonobo society is also known to be more egalitarian and peaceful, especially compared with their […]






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Researchers rethink 'natural' habitat for wildlife

Science Daily Tech - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 14:14
Protecting wildlife while feeding a world population predicted to reach nine billion by 2050 will require a holistic approach to conservation that considers human-altered landscapes such as farmland, according to researchers. A new study finds that a long-accepted theory used to estimate extinction rates, predict ecological risk and make conservation policy recommendations is overly pessimistic. The researchers point to an alternative framework that promises a more effective way of accounting for human-altered landscapes and assessing ecological risks.
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MRI, on a molecular scale

Science Daily Tech - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 14:14
A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system that can produce nano-scale images, and may one day allow researchers to peer into the atomic structure of individual molecules, has been developed by researchers. For decades, scientists have used techniques like X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (NMR) to gain invaluable insight into the atomic structure of molecules, but such efforts have long been hampered by the fact that they demand large quantities of a specific molecule and often in ordered and crystalized form to be effective -- making it all but impossible to peer into the structure of most molecules.
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