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Search Widens for Nepal Blizzard Survivors

news.nationalgeographic.com — Dan Vergano Published October 17, 2014 The death toll continues to mount following a deadly blizzard and avalanches in Nepal's Himalaya, but by Friday, hundreds of missing trekkers had been rescued. At least 28 people have died in the blizzard and avalanches that struck Nepal on Tuesday, according to the Nepal Mountaineering Association.

Avalanches Explained: How People Trigger Disasters

news.nationalgeographic.com — Dan Vergano Published October 17, 2014 Cartoon avalanches start with a snowball merrily rolling downhill, picking up more snow as it travels. That's not how it really works, say avalanche experts, which explains the deadly results of recent avalanches that caught hikers off guard in Nepal.

Dozen or More Feared Dead in Himalayan Blizzard and Avalanches

news.nationalgeographic.com — Dan Vergano Published October 15, 2014 A blizzard and avalanches in Nepal's Himalaya Mountains have killed hikers and guides in a popular trekking region, government officials said Wednesday, with more than a dozen feared dead and many others still missing.

Q&A: Cave Art Older, More Widespread Than Thought, Archaeologist Says

news.nationalgeographic.com — Newly dated cave paintings such as recent 40,000-year-old finds in Indonesia show that "our views have been too Eurocentric," says archaeologist Alistair Pike.

Cave Paintings in Indonesia Redraw Picture of Earliest Art

news.nationalgeographic.com — Dan Vergano Published October 8, 2014 A hand painted in an Indonesian caves dates to at least 39,900 years ago, making it among the oldest such images in the world, archaeologists reported Wednesday in a study that rewrites the history of art.

Undersea Mysteries Mapped by Satellite Gravity Sensors

news.nationalgeographic.com — Dan Vergano Published October 2, 2014 Ancient rifts hide under seafloor sediments along with thousands of uncharted underwater mountains, satellite images revealed on Thursday. Most of the world's deep ocean remains poorly charted, as the fruitless search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the Indian Ocean earlier this year showed.

Monarch Butterfly's Genes Reveal the Key to Its Long-Distance Migration

news.nationalgeographic.com — Photograph by Patricio Robles Gil, Minden Pictures Dan Vergano Published October 1, 2014 Monarch butterflies owe their long-distance migrations to one gene honed for efficient flight, according to a study released Wednesday.

China's “Supercave” Takes Title as World's Most Enormous Cavern

news.nationalgeographic.com — China's "Supercave" Takes Title as World's Most Enormous Cavern

Explaining Surprise Eruption of Japan Volcano Where Dozens are Presumed Dead

news.nationalgeographic.com — Dan Vergano PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 28, 2014 The weekend tragedy on Japan's Mount Ontake, where more than 30 hikers are presumed dead after an eruption of toxic fumes and ash, is a deadly reminder that volcanoes-especially certain kinds-can be unpredictable. Resting on a volcanic island where three of the Earth's crustal plates collide, Japan is often wracked by earthquakes and eruptions.

Bird Droppings Led to U.S. Possession of Newly Protected Pacific Islands

news.nationalgeographic.com — Dan Vergano Published September 26, 2014 Blame it on "guano mania." A craze for natural fertilizer made from bird droppings spurred the U.S. to take possession of a group of remote Pacific islands in the 19th century, and now those islands are home to the world's largest marine reserve.
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Oct 21, 2014

RT @CBrainard: Martin Gardner's Top 10 @SciAm Articles—A best-of tribute on the late #math columnist's 100th birthday: bit.ly/10iDJSX HT @CardColm

Oct 21, 2014

Adaptation "to the demise of the old expectations about accuracy, fairness, and reporting without much of a fight." brookings.edu/research/essay…

Oct 20, 2014

Review science book mailbag: The Next Species: The Future of Evolution in the Aftermath of Man by Michael Tennesen

Oct 20, 2014

RT @ChrisMcEntee1: study shows evidence of largest tsunami ever in Hawaii 500 yrs ago; govt to revise evacuation maps @theAGU bit.ly/10e9mgr

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