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Did Greg Mortenson Get the Shaft?

Did Greg Mortenson Get the Shaft?

A new documentary argues that the Central Asia Institute’s founder was treated unfairly by "60 Minutes" and Jon Krakauer when they took him down in 2011. The newsmagazine and the author remain unfazed, and both stand by their original reporting.

'Summit or Death!'

'Summit or Death!'

A new study shows that climbing teams from countries with rigid social structures are more likely to summit Himalaya mountains—but also more likely to die trying. Can the data predict summit success?

Landays: Cries of the Pashtun Women

Landays: Cries of the Pashtun Women

The border between Afghanistan and Pakistan is a lawless no-man's-land where violence and suffering rage, and no one has it harder than the region's 21 million Pashtun women. Their mode of rebellion? Short-verse poems called landays.

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