July 14th, 2011
03:12 PM ET

Touching the Void

Mount Everest was elusive, and almost deadly, for adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes until 2009. He recounts the challenges.

Filed under: On Earth • Voices
July 14th, 2011
03:11 PM ET

Pain and Adventure

Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes on walking solo to the North Pole and coping with losing his fingers.

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July 14th, 2011
01:51 PM ET

Through the Astronaut's Eyes

"Astronaut Ron Garan took this image during the spacewalk conducted on Tues., July 12, 2011. It shows the International Space Station with Space Shuttle Atlantis docked on the right and a Russian Soyuz on the far left. In the foreground is the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) experiment installed during the STS-134 mission. AMS is a state-of-the-art particle physics detector designed to use the unique environment of space to advance knowledge of the universe and lead to the understanding of the universe's origin by searching for antimatter and dark matter, and measuring cosmic rays."

Source: NASA

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Lost rainbow toad reappears after 87 years
July 14th, 2011
10:18 AM ET

Lost rainbow toad reappears after 87 years

You've never seen a toad like this before.

This otherworldly beauty, called the Sambas Stream Toad, or Bornean Rainbow Toad, was rediscovered in Borneo, Malaysia after 87 years without reported human detection. Scientists from the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak recently found three such toads.


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