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Total Eclipse: Chasing the Myths

Total Eclipse: Chasing the Myths

From the ancients in Asia who thought a dragon had eaten the sun to today’s high tech chasers, total solar eclipses have made people curious, anxious, exuberant and crazy…

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The Hard Right: When Descending is the Best Option

The Hard Right: When Descending is the Best Option

Tusker’s South America guide Andrew Springsteel had to make that hard, but right call this spring in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca. After two-a-day medical checks, Sharon, one of the trekkers had developed early signs of high altitude pulmonary edema…

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The Antikythera Mechanism

By on August 21, 2017 in Patagonia, Science with 0 Comments
The Antikythera Mechanism

Imagine you are watching an old, silent movie with Charlie Chaplin starring. He walks down a street, wiggles his mustache, opens up his bag, and pulls out an iPad. “Wait!

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ICELAND’S GEOTHERMAL BATHING CULTURE

ICELAND’S GEOTHERMAL BATHING CULTURE

In many countries if you want to meet the locals you go to the nearest watering hole (pub, bar, cantina). Iceland takes its watering holes literally and seriously…

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EBOLA UPDATE

By on January 27, 2015 in Africa, Health & Fitness, Science with 0 Comments
EBOLA UPDATE

Stay up to date on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa with these 3 recent articles.

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PARKING ON THE SUMMIT

PARKING ON THE SUMMIT

Tusker Trail’s founder tries to connect the dots between achieving altitude and his personal experience with Parkinson’s disease.

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THOR HEYERDAHL

The third profile in our Badasses series takes a look at Thor Heyerdahl’s epic life-long pissing match with the academic realm.

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POWER TO THE PEOPLE

By on November 30, 2012 in Environmental, Global, Science

In Kenya, 85 percent of the population has no electricity. Riots recently erupted in Pakistan over ten hour power cuts. India and China turn to often environmentally disastrous dams to feed their underpowered grids.

The grid will likely not reach the remote corners of Mongolia or the vast rural plains of Kenya, but the wind and sun do.

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MAD SCIENTISTS

By on November 2, 2012 in Science
MAD SCIENTISTS

Modern science didn’t come as far as it has simply by mixing chemicals in test tubes and injecting them into monkeys.

The controversial tradition of self-experimentation has led to many breakthrough discoveries, but not without its often fatal risks.

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ALL HAIL THE HIGGS BOSON!

By on August 2, 2012 in Science

The discovery of the Higgs boson, the holy grail of all quantum physics. The birth of a pure white albino bison, one of the rarest animals in the world.

At first glance, these events may seem to have nothing in common. But with some perspective and a little imagination, they could perhaps be forever linked.

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