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Pride and prejudice at high altitude

Tension between foreign climbers and Sherpas began over 200 years ago, a new study suggests Recent tragedies on Everest have exposed growing resentment felt by some Sherpas towards foreign climbers and the foreign companies profiting…

A new ‘cool’ blue 

Credit: Adapted from ACS Omega 2019, DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.9b03255 Throughout history, people have sought vibrant blue pigments. The Egyptians and Babylonians used lapis lazuli 6,000 years ago. In 1802, a French chemist synthesized…

Always counterclockwise

Puzzle of early Neolithic house orientations finally solvedCredit: © Nils Müller-Scheeßel Human behaviour is influenced by many things, most of which remain unconscious to us. One of these is a phenomenon known among perception…