Earthquake in Nepal

The Gorkha earthquake which occurred in April in Nepal once again focused the worlds’ attention on natural disasters and humanity’s susceptibility to the whims of Mother Nature.  More than 9,000 people lost their lives and it’s estimated that 23,000 were injured. Nineteen people ascending Everest at the time were killed when the earthquake…

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The Franklin expedition

You’ve probably heard of Where’s Waldo, but you may not have heard of one of the greatest mysteries of the nineteenth century: Where’s Franklin? Sir John Franklin and his 128 member crew were presumed lost at sea after being last seen alive in May of 1845.  Several rescue expeditions were…

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