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The Crazed Hunt for the Himalayan Yeti | Monstrum

The Crazed Hunt for the Himalayan Yeti | Monstrum

Atop Earth’s highest mountain above sea level hardly seems like an easy place to live. Mount Everest’s tall peaks, freezing temperatures, fierce winds, and ever-present snow make it hard to support life. And while it’s true that very few plants or animals can survive there, the most famous resident certainly seems at home—the Yeti. The …

Cosmic Journeys – Earth in 1000 Years

Ice in its varied forms covers as much as 16% of Earth’s surface, including 33% of land areas at the height of the northern winter. Glaciers, sea ice, permafrost, ice sheets and snow play an important role in Earth’s climate. They reflect energy back to space, shape ocean currents, and spawn weather patterns. But there …