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China Wants to Build Hotels on Everest

China Wants to Build Hotels on Everest

A plan for a drive-up climbing center on the north side of the mountain also includes the mainstays of a modern resort: lodging, restaurants, and a museum. Is this the future of the world's highest peak?

Is Your GPS Scrambling Your Brain?

Is Your GPS Scrambling Your Brain?

American tourist Noel Santillan became an unlikely folk hero in Iceland after he entered a typo into his GPS and drove hundreds of miles out of his way. How can anyone wander so far off the mark? A growing body of research suggests that our reliance on navigational technology might be altering our brains in ways we’re only beginning to understand.

Public Lands Belong in Federal Hands

Public Lands Belong in Federal Hands

The Wyoming state government recently released a study weighing the pros and cons of transferring federal lands to the state. The results were unequivocal: it's a terrible idea.

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