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This Week on Pythom

Latest around the world

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This Week on Pythom

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This Week on Pythom

Adventure headlines kicking off 2016

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This Week on Pythom

One door closes, another opens. HAPPY NEW 2016!

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This Week on Pythom

Everest movie poster pic of a different peak?

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This Week on Pythom

Lhotses and grizzlies

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This Week on Pythom

Review of last week's main adventure headlines.

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A little turkey story rerun

Traditions matter

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This Week on Pythom

Lhotse, Antarctica and Amazon

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BALLS: What it Takes in (New) Space

Dispatch from the largest event for non-professional rockets in the world

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Rocket Launch: Level 1 certificate

Certified Rocketeers at Black Rock

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Look, Ma, No Hands! The Wearable Cam Drone

The drone that wears like a watch

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Science Research: Year on Arctic Ice in Hovercraft

Yngve Kristoffersen and Audun Tholfsen spent 353 days on the Arctic Ice - over winter

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A new kind of National Geographic

Robots are the new species

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Weekend Heads-up and Season's Greetings from the Pyramid

Digital Christmas card and word from the edges

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ExWeb influenced Spacesuit at TEDx

Cameron will show off the Mars suit at TEDx Brussels with Belgian trekker as test pilot

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Virgin Space Test Flight in Serious Crash

A major blow to private space efforts.

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Mission to Mars: Stage 2 Report

We have entered the next phase.

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Record-breaking jump from Stratosphere by Alan Eustace

From an altitude of 135,890 feet (41,419 meter) - spending around a half hour experiencing the wonders of the stratosphere before returning to earth

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Current Polar Sea Ice Situation

Ongoing Retreat in the Arctic, new maximum in the Antarctic

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Animated map of global weather conditions

Wind, temperature and ocean currents forecast

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New satellite map of Antarctica freely available

The University of Waterloo, Canada, has unveiled a new satellite image of Antarctica, which is free and fully accessible to the academic world and the public

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Subglacial lake holds viable microbial ecosystems

Confirmed: 800 meters beneath Antarctic ice sheet, subglacial lake holds viable microbial ecosystems

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The Coldest Place on Earth

With remote-sensing satellites, scientists have found the coldest places on Earth

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Heads up: Two all-female extreme snorkel relays in the Canadian Arctic

Arctic and Antarctic snorkeler, Susan Eaton, is leading two all-female extreme snorkel relays in 2014 and 2016; call for interested females

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DIY Mars Debrief - Cameron Smith: The Meaning of a Pressure Test

'Emigrating Beyond Earth' author is one step closer to the vision.

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Greenland's hidden canyon

One of the biggest canyons in the world, 800km long and up to 800m deep, has been discovered underneath the Greenland Ice Cap

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New ice-free map of Antarctica

The British Antarctic Survey and NASA released a virtual map of Antarctica's underlying topography.

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Watch Live: Don Pettit and crew on International Space Station science

Watch live the NASA Social on International Space Station science.

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Antarctica: Successful drilling through ice at subglacial Lake Whillans

A research team has successfully drilled through 800 meters (2,600 feet) of Antarctic ice to reach a subglacial lake and retrieve water and sediment samples that have been isolated from direct contact with the atmosphere for many thousands of years.

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Greenland‘s ice sheet shrank only minimally during the Eemian interglacial

Eric the Viking was so impressed by the fertile Fjord landscape of Greenland that he gave the island the name of “Greenland”. Was Greenland then, in the year 982, ice free?

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ExWeb CES report: Something new is brewing

It's in the air but no one knows exactly what it is.

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New Antarctic geological timeline aids future sea-level predictions

Radiocarbon dates of tiny fossilized marine animals found in Antarctica's seabed sediments offer new clues about the recent rapid ice loss from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

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Russians obtained first lake ice sample at Vostok

The first core of transparent white bubble-rich lake ice, 2 meters long, was obtained on January 10 at a depth of 3,406 meters.

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Felix Baumgarten landed from the Stratosphere

It took nearly two and a half hours to get to 128,000 ft. The air was so thin the balloon started to float.

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Watch live Space Jump: comparison of technology from past to present

Joe Kittinger jumped from 102,800 ft (31,300 m) August 16th, 1960; 52 years later he stands by for Felix Baumgartner’s attempt to go higher and faster. Follow live stream.

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Watch live: SpaceX Dragon approaching International Space Station

SpaceX Dragon capsule makes its approach grapple by the Expedition 33 crew.

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Space jump broadcast live

Skydiver Felix Baumgartner’s initial October 9th early morning lift-off time to120,000 ft / 36,576 m is postponed due to the wind. Watch live countdown and action broadcast here.

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Mission update: Cold front halts jump from the edge of space - stand by live

“I'm deleting any negative thoughts and focusing on what I have to do right now,” says Felix Baumgartner who rehearsed his jump from an altitude of 120,000 ft / 36,576 m during the final preparations over the weekend. Watch mission live.

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Scott’s lost ship, Terra Nova, discovered off the Greenland coast

A ship of the Schmidt Ocean Institute discovered the wreck of the Antarctic ship off the coast of Greenland while on a science mission.

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UCLA scientist discovers plate tectonics on Mars

A UCLA scientist studied the satellite images from Mars and found that many of the features looked very much like fault systems he has seen in the Himalayas and Tibet.

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Summits current: The science of cheating, and our wish (mostly) to keep it real

About a recent Shishapagma summit case and a TED talk.

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Higgs yay or nay? CERN kicks off 2012 harder than ever

Following some rocky years, the Large Hadron Collider is kicking off 2012 in high gear.

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Russians reached Lake Vostok nearly 4000 meters under Antarctic ice

After more than 2 decades of drilling in Antarctica, Russian scientists have reached the largest of Antarctica’s nearly 400 subglacial lakes, hidden under the ice for some 20 million years. It is kept from freezing by 12,366ft (3,769m) of ice; keeping in heat generated by geothermal energy underneath.

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Dark, hot, lost world discovered on the seafloor near Antarctica

Communities of species previously unknown to science have been discovered on the seafloor near Antarctica, clustered in the hot, dark environment surrounding hydrothermal vents with temperatures reaching up to 382 deg C. These species get their energy not from the sun but from breaking down chemicals.

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AGAP Antarctica findings: Gamburtsevs ghost mountains lived twice

Antarctica hides the files of our world's beginning; somewhere deep in her frozen ice lays the world’s very first rock. In 2009 scientists uncovered the Gamburtsev subglacial mountains. They found hidden water, and now possibly also an explanation to the peculiar features of the enigmatic range.

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Baby jellyfish? Plankton? Help rower Erden Eruc

Out on his Atlantic row for 16 days now, Erden Eruc has come across a bloom of millions of tiny transparent creatures, similar to ones he found in the North Atlantic. He wonders what they are:

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Project MeteoMundi: collecting weather and climate change data in the Arctic and Himalayas

Davide Peluzzi shot over some news from Italy about Project MeteoMundi, designed to detect and monitor weather and climate in extreme environments and to observe and study all the differences in temperature and precipitation over time with professional installed monitoring stations.

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Major clean up for the Arctic Franz Josef Land scheduled

The most dangerous environmental pollutants on Franz Josef Land will be removed and recycled as part of a major cleanup of the Arctic. The main threat to the archipelago's ecosystem is the barrels containing fuel and lubricants which litter the territory, scientists say.

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Great White Weather Man: ExWeb interview with Mark de Keyser

Several ski expeditions to the South Pole start this year in October. That is the tail of winter, warned ALEs meteorologist, and sometimes this tail can trigger extreme cold/windy conditions. Meteorologist Mark de Keyser tells ExWeb about SP, oceans and mountain weather.

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NASA Research Leads To First Complete Map Of Antarctic Ice Flow

The map shows glaciers flowing thousands of miles from the continent's deep interior to its coast. Researchers discovered a new ridge splitting the 5.4 million-square-mile landmass from east to west. They also found unnamed formations moving up to 800ft annually across immense plains.

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Underwater Antarctic volcanoes discovered in the Southern Ocean

Scientists from British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have discovered previously unknown volcanoes in the ocean waters around the remote South Sandwich Islands; up to 3km high, 5km diameter craters & 7 active. The research is important for their potential for creating serious hazards such as tsunamis.

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Summit Air: New system for breathing oxygen high on Mount Everest

With a new climbing season about to begin on Mount Everest, mountaineers who reach the South Col will be able to breathe oxygen from a source other than bottled O2. A Vancouver based company, Summit Air, has developed a system where oxygen will be pumped up the mountain.

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Pete Poston editorial: The Politics of Mallory and Irvine

Judging from the secrecy you'd think that finding Irvine and the camera on Everest is far more important than, say, discovering the God particle in Geneva. Fittingly, Pete Poston ends his M&I series in an editorial about the politics surrounding the search.

 
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