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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

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 Category
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 Category

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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