The world's highest mountain system may have reached 60% of its current elevation before the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates crashed into each other, giving the peaks an extra push.
Despite tales of overcrowding, fighting and tragedy, hundreds of people continue to try to summit Everest every year. What's the appeal?
Seasonal changes in air pressure sometimes make Mount Everest's "perceived elevation" to shrink by thousands of feet, a new study finds.
Cloud forests actually may see brighter light levels than sunny forest expanses, but despite this are surprisingly tolerant of drought, new research finds.
Hundreds of climbers form lines to attempt to push for the summit and this past weekend the results were deadly.
A tourist trying to retrieve a lost phone fell into Mount Vesuvius on Saturday and was rescued.
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