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How Mt. Everest Helped Scientists Research Diabetes

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April 15, 2014
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British researchers were able to use Mount Everest's low altitudes to study insulin resistance. They hope to find ways to treat diabetes. Video provided by Newsy


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FORA.tv (May 9, 2013) — Kelvin Droegemeier's research involves the dynamics and predictability of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. He helped pioneer the science of storm-scale numerical weather forecasting, leading the early development of the world's first atmospheric computer model capable of assimilating Doppler radar and other data for explicitly predicting high-impact local weather such as individual thunderstorms. High performance computing has played a key role in Droegemeier's career as an educator and scientist, and during the past decade he helped establish two supercomputing centers at the University of Oklahoma and served on NSF's Blue Ribbon Panel on Cyberinfrastructure.
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Study: Lightning Could Cause Migraines

Study: Lightning Could Cause Migraines

Buzz60 (Jan. 30, 2013) — Research is finding that there may be a link between lightning and migraines. The reason could be changes to the air's ionic charges from a lightning strike affecting a person's brain, giving them a migraine. But the scientists admit more research needs to be done. Patrick Jones has the story.
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Ladders on Everest: Is the Highest Peak Becoming Less Cool?

Ladders on Everest: Is the Highest Peak Becoming Less Cool?

Newsy (May 28, 2013) — A proposal to build a ladder on Mount Everest has many climbers saying the mountain is trading the spirit of adventure for overcrowding.
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Man Plans to Climb, Jump Off Mount Everest

Man Plans to Climb, Jump Off Mount Everest

Buzz60 (Feb. 5, 2014) — Joby Ogwyn's planning to climb Mount Everest and jump off it while wearing a wing suit. Good news for us, he's bringing cameras with him, so Discovery can cover the whole adventure. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the details. Video provided by Buzz60
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