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Tibetan Mountain Mystery

Tibet’s mysterious plateau – part of the largest and thickest bit of earth crust anywhere on the planet – was recently subjected to the scrutiny of a group of Kansas University scientists. They flew into Lhasa, capital of Tibet, then … Continue reading

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Banana Peel Tectonics

The 24th annual Harvard Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded to courageous trail-blazing scientists who pushed the limits of curiosity and credulity during the past year. Among the winners of the 2014 prestigious momento were a Canadian who won the Neuroscience … Continue reading

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Boring Mountains

You might think that “boring mountains” is an odd title for a blog that promotes the study of mountains.  But today marks the anniversary of the death of an engineer who supervised the first major boring of a mountain anywhere … Continue reading

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