Mount Everest: The mystique is fueled by a lot of myths

It seems like a record number of climbers are attempting to do so this year. That’s led to traffic jams at the summit, with hundreds of people waiting in line to reach Everest’s top. So…

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The world’s rivers are contaminated with antibiotics, new study shows

Researchers from the University of York in the UK analyzed samples from rivers in 72 countries and found that antibiotics were present in 65% of them. Dangerous levels of contamination were most frequently found in…

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Facebook facing most probes by Irish data regulator

Image copyright PA Image caption Facebook has more than two billion active users worldwide Social media giant Facebook and its subsidiaries Instagram and WhatsApp have been the subject of most data investigations in the Republic…

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Striking image shows deadly traffic jam atop Mount Everest

Another mountaineer has died after summiting Mount Everest, bringing the death toll for the 2019 climbing season to 11 people. American Christopher John Kulish, 61, died after reaching the top of Everest on the Nepalese…

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Maine bars people from opting out of immunizations for religious or philosophical reasons

Governor Janet Mills (D) signed a bill into law on Friday removing all non-medical exemptions to vaccination from the books. “As governor, it is my responsibility to protect the health and safety of all Maine…

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Mount Everest death toll rises to 11

American attorney Christopher John Kulish, 62, died on Monday after reaching the top of Everest on the Nepalese side of the mountain in the morning, Meera Acharya, the Director of Nepal’s Tourism Department told CNN….

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The global fishing fleet has exploded and that could be bad for the planet

Rather, fishing boats travel farther and work longer hours to catch a declining stock of fish, according to a study to be released Tuesday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of…

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Poor diet tied to 5% of all cancer cases, study says

An estimated 80,110 new cancer cases among adults 20 and older in the United States in 2015 were attributable simply to eating a poor diet, according to the study, published in the JNCI Cancer Spectrum…

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Study finds e-cig flavors can damage cardiovascular cells

The study, published Monday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, adds to growing evidence that the flavored “e-liquids” used in vapes can hinder human cells’ ability to survive and function. The authors…

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Measles outbreak: Health officials considered banning individuals from flying

This year, there have been such discussions about eight individuals in five states, as first reported by the Washington Post on Thursday. The eight individuals were either confirmed to be infected, believed to have a…

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