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World's four largest space agencies published 20 studies on Nov. 25 investigating genetic, biochemical and physiological changes in 56...

Space travel, illnesses like COVID-19 and climbing Mount Everest can trigger the body’s stress response systems in similar ways,...
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“52 Things I Learned in 2020”

Every year around this time, Tom Whitwell shares a list of 52 things he’s learned over the course of the year, complete with references so you can drill down into each one. Here’s 2020’s version — fascinating as usual. A few favorites: 3. The hold music you hear when you phone Octopus Energy is personalised to your customer account: it’s a number one record from the year you were 14. [Clem Cowton] 18. 10% of the GDP of Nepal comes from people climbing Mount Everest. [Zachary Crockett] 30. In ...
Tags: Nepal, Mount Everest, Somerset, Warsaw, Jason Kottke, Dalston, Matt Webb, Zachary Crockett, Tom Whitwell, Octopus Energy, Clem Cowton, Dave Fagundes Aaron Perzanowski


Chinese Submarine Reaches the Deepest Place On Earth

The Chinese submersible Fendouzhe just reached one of the deepest spots on the planet, reaching a dizzying (and dark) depth of 35,791 feet (10,909 meters), according to a state-run news agency. LiveScience reports: During a months-long expedition, Fendouzhe completed 13 dives into the Mariana Trench -- which boasts the deepest region on Earth -- in the western Pacific Ocean over the course of the mission, which began Oct. 10, according to China Daily. Eight of those dives exceeded 32,808 feet (1...
Tags: Tech, Earth, James Cameron, Pacific Ocean, Mount Everest, Trieste, Victor Vescovo


Jan Morris, Legendary Travel Writer And Memoirist, 94

Morris established her reputation with dispatches from Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary’s climb of Mount Everest – she went 3/4 of the way up herself – and continued as a journalist interviewing everyone from Che Guevara to Guy Burgess. In a book review, “Anatole Broyard extolled Ms. Morris’s travel books as ‘oddly reassuring, showing us that there are more ways of experiencing cultures than most of us supposed.'” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Mount Everest, Che Guevara, Morris, Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay, Guy Burgess, Anatole Broyard, 11.21.20, Jan Morris Legendary Travel


We've now found microplastics on the very highest and lowest points on Earth. Mount Everest is littered with them. They have also been...

Microplastics are tiny fragments of plastic pollution that never break down. They're scattered across Mount Everest's south side.
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'Real eye-opener': Microplastic pollution discovered in snow near top of Mount Everest

Microplastic pollution is apparently everywhere: It's in the ocean, it's in our food and now we know it's atop the highest peak in the world: Mount Everest.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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We've now found microplastics on the very highest and lowest points on Earth. Mount Everest is littered with them.

Members of the National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition celebrate after setting up a weather station 27,650 feet up Mount Everest. Mark Fisher/National Geographic Every part of the climbing route up Mount Everest is littered with microplastics, researchers found. They even found plastic fibers just below the summit — at 27,690 feet above sea level — according to a new study. The fibers likely came off climbing gear, clothing, and tents. Microplastics have also been...
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Microplastic pollution found near summit of Mount Everest

Humans now known to have polluted Earth from deepest ocean to highest peakMicroplastic pollution has been discovered in snow close to the peak of Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain. With plastic debris revealed in 2018 at the deepest point on Earth, the Mariana Trench, it is now clear that humanity’s litter has polluted the entire planet.The tiny plastic fibres were found within a few hundred metres of the top of the 8,850-metre mountain, at a spot known as the balcony. Microplastics we...
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Microplastics discovered near summit of Mount Everest

Scientists discovered microplastics at an altitude of more than 8,000m, the highest point they have been detected on Earth
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There are microplastics near the top of Mount Everest too

Researchers analyzing snow and stream samples from the National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition have found evidence of microplastic pollution on Mount Everest. While the highest concentrations of microplastics were around Base Camp where hikers and trekkers spend the most time, the team also found microplastics as high up as 8,440 meters above sea level, just below the summit. The findings appear November 20 in the journal One Earth.
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A comprehensive look at the effects of climate change on Mount Everest

Between April and June of 2019, 10 research teams composed of 34 international and Nepali scientists journeyed toward the summit of Mount Everest as part of the 2019 National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition. Early results from this expedition, publishing November 20 in the journal One Earth, look at the impacts of climate change and human activity on Mount Everest.
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Selena Gomez to Play Mountaineering Pioneer Silvia Vásquez-Lavado in New Film

Selena Gomez will portray pioneering Peruvian mountaineer and social entrepreneur Silvia Vásquez-Lavado, based on Vásquez-Lavado’s upcoming memoir “In the Shadow of the Mountain.” Vásquez-Lavado is the first gay woman to complete the Seven Summits, the highest mountains on each of the seven continents, including Mount Everest. She is also the founder of Courageous Girls, a […]
Tags: News, Selena Gomez, Mount Everest, Silvia Vásquez-Lavado, In the Shadow of the Mountain, Vásquez Lavado, Mountain Vásquez Lavado


First Woman Free-Climbs Yosemite’s El Capitan In A Day

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Emily Harrington, a mountain climber from Placer County, has become the fourth person, and the first woman, to free-climb Yosemite National Park’s El Capitan in a single day. While most of the country was focused on the results of the U.S. presidential election early Wednesday, the 34-year-old began to scale the 3,000-foot granite wall, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday. Harrington reached the top in 21 hours, 13 minutes and 51 seconds later....
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Watch the final launch spot for the PlayStation 5, an epic 60-second trailer about exploration narrated by Travis Scott

The final one-minute ad spot for the PlayStation 5 features some of the world's greatest explorers, narrated by rapper Travis Scott. PlayStation PlayStation has released a handful of new ads for the new PlayStation 5 console in the last several months. Today, the company has released its final launch spot, which you can watch below. The spot heavily features great explorers including Amelia Earhart, Mae Jemison, and others. The PlayStation 5 arrives in the US and many other parts of th...
Tags: Microsoft, Video Games, Mexico, US, Trends, Amelia Earhart, Sony, Advertisement, Mount Everest, Atlantic Ocean, Travis Scott, McDonald, Dave Smith, Andy Green, Mae Jemison, Tenzing Norgay


FinCEN fixes 2020 FBAR FUBAR: Allows Oct. 31 & Dec. 31 filing deadlines

Uncle Sam is always on the lookout for people who try to evade taxes by hiding money in foreign accounts. To keep track of taxable money abroad, the federal government relies on two agencies, the Internal Revenue Service and its sister agency within the U.S. Treasury, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, usually referred to as FinCEN. FinCEN requires a special filing from some of Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts, usually referred to as FBAR. FBAR filings have long be...
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Rolex’s colorful new Oyster Perpetual watches brighten up 2020

The name Rolex may conjure images of brawny tool watches that have famously made extreme treks to the top of Mount Everest and the depths of the Mariana Trench. But this fall, the Swiss brand is showing off its fashion sense, and we’re here for it. Among the 2020 models unveiled last month are a...
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Can Anything Short Of Outright Repeal Cure The Impecilities Of The Electoral College?

For the Balkinization Symposium on  Alexander Keyssar, Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College? (Harvard University Press, 2020), and Jesse Wegman, Let the People Pick the President: The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College (St. Martin's Press, 2020). All three of the books have as one of their dominant motifs the sheer difficulty, if not practical impossibility, of amending the Constitution.   Wegman and Foley, in particular, structure their affirmative proposals around this re...
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Reflection And Choice About A True Constitutional Imbecility

For the Balkinization Symposium on  Alexander Keyssar, Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College? (Harvard University Press, 2020), and Jesse Wegman, Let the People Pick the President: The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College (St. Martin's Press, 2020). Although this symposium was originally envisioned as discussing only Jesse Wegman’s Let the People Pick the President:  The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College and Alex Keyssar’s Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College?, I ...
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Reflection And Choice About A True Constituitonal Imbecility

For the Balkinization Symposium on  Alexander Keyssar, Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College? (Harvard University Press, 2020), and Jesse Wegman, Let the People Pick the President: The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College (St. Martin's Press, 2020). Although this symposium was originally envisioned as discussing only Jesse Wegman’s Let the People Pick the President:  The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College and Alex Keyssar’s Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College?, I ...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, Massachusetts, Court, Alabama, Atlanta, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Gop, United States, Wyoming


Nepal's Ang Rita Sherpa, first to climb Mount Everest 10 times, dies at 72

Ang Rita Sherpa, the first man to climb Mount Everest 10 times, died of a lengthy illness on Monday, his family said, an event that fellow sherpas called a major loss to Nepal and the climbing community.
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First man to climb Mount Everest 10 times dies at 72

Ang Rita Sherpa, the first man to climb Mount Everest 10 times, died of a lengthy illness on Monday, his family said, an event that fellow sherpas called a major loss to Nepal and the climbing community.
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First man to climb Everest 10 times dies at 72

Ang Rita Sherpa, the first man to climb Mount Everest 10 times, died of a lengthy illness on Monday, his family said, an event that fellow sherpas called a major loss to Nepal and the climbing community.
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Nepal's Ang Rita Sherpa, first to climb Mount Everest 10 times, dies at 72

Ang Rita Sherpa, the first man to climb Mount Everest 10 times, died of a lengthy illness on Monday, his family said, an event that fellow sherpas called a major loss to Nepal and the climbing community.
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Ang Rita Sherpa, the first person to climb Mount Everest 10 times, dies at 72

Ang Rita made his ascents without the use of oxygen and was known in Nepal as the ‘snow leopard’ for his climbing skillsAng Rita Sherpa, the first person to climb Mount Everest 10 times, has died after a long illness, his family has said, in what fellow sherpas called a major loss to Nepal and the climbing community.All the ascents to the 8,850-metre (29,035ft) summit of the world’s tallest mountain between 1983 and 1996 by Ang Rita, who went by his first name, like many Sherpas, were made witho...
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Nepalese Ang Rita Sherpa: Everest record-breaker dies aged 72

Ang Rita Sherpa is the first person to have climbed Mount Everest 10 times without bottled oxygen.
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Mount Everest: Nepal and China prepare to reveal new height after Covid delay

Competing teams have both completed trips to the summit but plans have been disrupted by the pandemicSome time in the near future – after a wait of a decade – the world will learn the new height of Mount Everest.China and Nepal have teamed up to measure the world’s highest mountain which straddles their border and, under a 2019 memorandum of understanding, they must announce their findings together. The announcement was reportedly delayed because of the pandemic. Continue reading...
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God Hasn’t Forsaken His Eternal Purpose (When His Children Have)

Welcome to another Thursday UNFILTERED blog post, the only blog that uses cool words like vituperative, pusillanimous, mendacious, scabrous, tremulous, vacuous, circuitous, insipidity, and xanthodontic, without being any of those things. The arc of God’s universe is long, but it bends towards His eternal purpose. Regrettably, even though I and others have been banging the drum of God’s eternal purpose for years, most Christians still have no idea what it is. And right now, while America is in cr...
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5 unique holiday ideas with a difference

We all love the annual holiday, when we can relax and recharge our batteries, and while 2020 was not a good year for travelling, if you are looking to plan your holiday for the coming year, here are some great ideas. 1. Australian Cruise – There are many exotic destinations for cruise liners that leave Sydney or Brisbane, and whether you want a few days or a couple of weeks, there are online cruise operators If you are short of money, take out a Nimble loan for your holiday trip, which can be r...
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Olympus Mons – The Largest Volcano in The Solar System

Olympus Mons (latin for Mount Olympus) is a very large shield volcano on the planet Mars. The volcano has a height of over 21 km (13.6 mi or 72,000 ft) as measured by the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA). Olympus Mons is about two and a half times Mount Everest’s height above sea level. It is one of the largest volcanoes, the tallest planetary mountain, and the second tallest mountain currently... Source
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Climbing Mount Everest Has Gotten Easier, Study Finds

Climbing Mount Everest is one of the hardest athletic feats a person can do. But new research out this week suggests that it has gotten easier to pull off in recent years. The study found the success rate of climbing the highest mountain on Earth has doubled in the last decade relative to years past, while the…Read more...
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