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24 April, 2014
Mountain of Danger: Climate Change Could Make Everest Even Riskier

Scientists say climbing to the roof of the world is becoming less predictable and possibly more dangerous as climate change brings warmer temperatures that may eat through the ice and snow on Mount Everest. Nepal was left reeling when a sudden ice avalanche slammed down onto a group of Sherpa... Read more

23 April, 2014
Genetic Researchers Strike Men off the Endangered Species List

Supporters of the so-called “rotting Y” theory believe that men’s days are numbered due to the Y chromosome, which has shed hundreds of genes during the last 300 million years of evolution. But David Page, director of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, has spent... Read more

23 April, 2014
Cost of Attending a Wedding Surges 75 Percent

Bouquets aren't the only thing flying high at weddings this year. A new American Express study finds the average cost to attend a wedding is surging to $592, up 75 percent from two years ago. David Rabkin, senior vice president of Consumer Lending Products for American Express said, "Weddings... Read more

23 April, 2014
Scientists Monitor Huge Iceberg that Broke Off from Antarctica

Scientists are monitoring an iceberg roughly six times the size of Manhattan – one of the largest now in existence – that broke off from an Antarctic glacier and is heading into the open ocean. NASA glaciologist Kelly Brunt said on Wednesday the iceberg covers about 255 square miles... Read more

23 April, 2014
AP Publishing Report on Origins of AIDS

In 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first cases of a rare pneumonia that had sickened five Los Angeles gay men. The AIDS epidemic had begun. An estimated 36 million people have died of AIDS since 1981, according to the World Health Organization. Thirty... Read more

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