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Who Are Nepal’s Sherpas & Why Are They Fighting The Government?

Who Are Nepal’s Sherpas & Why Are They Fighting The Government?

The devastating avalanches on Mount Everest, in 2014 and 2015, highlighted some longstanding problems for the climbing industry there. Particularly for local Sherpa guides where issues like overcrowding, safety, meagre wages and insurance are of immense concern. These problems have… Continue Reading

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Who Are Nepal’s Sherpas & Why Are They Fighting The Government?

The devastating avalanches on Mount Everest, in 2014 and 2015, highlighted some longstanding problems for the climbing industry there. Particularly for local Sherpa guides where issues like overcrowding, safety, meagre wages and insurance are of immense concern. These problems have… Continue Reading

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Why Does the Government Want Your DNA?

Recently President Obama announced a new program to create a pool of DNA samples from one million volunteers. This would be just one of many government run DNA databases around the world, ones proposed for a variety of well meaning… Continue Reading

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Do Government Shutdowns Work?

Do Government Shutdowns Work?

President Obama recently used executive orders to make major changes to the United States immigration policy, an act that did not sit well with the right. Some Republicans are proposing to fight back against the President’s immigration overhaul with threats… Continue Reading

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Yann Martel: ‘Transgression is central to art’

Yann Martel: ‘Transgression is central to art’

I think transgression is central to art. In art you cross borders and I’ve done that constantly in my fiction. So, for example, my first book was a collection of short stories and in it were the main stories about… Continue Reading

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SPACE CAMP USA mission is like… | US SPACE and ROCKET CENTER

SPACE CAMP USA mission is like… | US SPACE and ROCKET CENTER

Mission Control, this is Flight Director. Complete final pre-flight checks… …and prepare for lift off of Discovery and her crew. Roger, flight. Currently, all readings report in as nominal and clear for lift off. Cabin pressure is steady at 14.6… Continue Reading

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How a Government Shutdown Screws Up Scientific Research

The U.S. is in the middle of a government shutdown – and if it doesn’t end soon it will be the longest in history. But to be clear this is a “partial” shutdown which means that 75% of the government… Continue Reading

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Discovery 16: Steering ‘No Hands’ into the Future Panel

Discovery 16: Steering ‘No Hands’ into the Future Panel

Hello ok hello everybody and thanks for joining us for this panel session “Steering No Hands Into The Future” I’m Bob Sevak I’m Senior Vice President of Business Development Commercialization at the Ontario Centres of Excellence and I’m very pleased… Continue Reading

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Unearthing a Prehistoric Turtle!

Unearthing a Prehistoric Turtle!

– [Coyote] Right there, that white spot? – [Pete] That’s it, that’s it. – [Coyote] I am so excited right now. (cracking) (serious drum music) From a birds eye perspective, the seemingly barren landscape that visually defines the Badlands, is… Continue Reading

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REAL Mermaid Sightings Around The World!

REAL Mermaid Sightings Around The World!

Legends about mermaids go back thousands of years. From the Netherlands to South Africa, here are ten famous mermaid sightings from around the world. 10. British Columbia, 1967 In 1967, British Columbia became a hub of mermaid excitement when, one… Continue Reading