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Kon-Tiki2: Why would you cross the Pacific on a wooden raft? - BBC News

Kon-Tiki2: Why would you cross the Pacific on a wooden raft? - BBC News | Explore the world | Scoop.it
Two crews on wooden rafts are embarking on a 10,000km (6,200 mile) trip from Peru to Easter Island and back, led by a historian inspired by the Inca empire.
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Testing technology and people

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Polish Team Plans to Bike the Length of the Amazon

Polish Team Plans to Bike the Length of the Amazon | Explore the world | Scoop.it
A team of Polish adventurers has just set off on what promises to be a challenging and very interesting expedition to follow. Brothers Dawid Andres and Hubert Kisiński are hoping to become the first people to cycle the length of the Amazon River...
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Adapt and survive / thrive

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The forgotten explorer of the frozen north

The forgotten explorer of the frozen north | Explore the world | Scoop.it
He was one of the 19th Century's most intrepid Arctic explorers, but 100 years after his death, why has the world forgotten Benjamin Leigh Smith?
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Modest achiever, successful leader and arctic explorer

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Climbing Denali: In the Footsteps of His Legendary Dads, Max Lowe Breaks His Own Trail – Gear List

Climbing Denali: In the Footsteps of His Legendary Dads, Max Lowe Breaks His Own Trail – Gear List | Explore the world | Scoop.it
The draw of the distant and inhospitable peaks of this world is in my blood.
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Prepared to explore

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Rowers set round-Britain record

Rowers set round-Britain record | Explore the world | Scoop.it
Four rowers scoop £115,000 after winning a 2,000-mile round-Britain race in 26 days - taking 12 hours off the previous record.
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Teamwork - key to success

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Explorersweb - the pioneers checkpoint

Explorersweb - the pioneers checkpoint | Explore the world | Scoop.it
ExplorersWeb by explorers. The world
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Go Explore!

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"serious business, risky and with no guarantees of success" http://www.explorersweb.com/news.php?url=exweb-interview-with-adrian-hayes-k2_1371076518
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China launches manned space mission

China launches manned space mission | Explore the world | Scoop.it
Three Chinese astronauts launch on their Long March rocket for a 15-day mission that will take them to the Tiangong orbiting laboratory.
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The new pioneers

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Hidden Journeys: explore the world from the air. RGS-IBG

Hidden Journeys: explore the world from the air. RGS-IBG | Explore the world | Scoop.it
Explore the fascinating parts of the world beneath many international flight paths with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). RGS-IBG, Hidden Journeys
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Himalaya 2013: Teams On The Move!

Himalaya 2013: Teams On The Move! | Explore the world | Scoop.it
Just as the teams on Everest are on the move today to take advantage of the shifting weather patterns across the Himalaya, the climbers on other mountains in the region are hoping to make their summit bids as well.
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Antarctic Expeditions | 2041

Antarctic Expeditions | 2041 | Explore the world | Scoop.it
International Antarctic Expeditions 2041 led the first corporate expedition to Antarctica in 2003, during which 42 people from 18 nations joined Robert on his
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Exploration and education for a better environment and future:

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40 years of remote exploration -The Earth Since 1972 @ Atlantic Mobile

40 years of remote exploration -The Earth Since 1972 @ Atlantic Mobile | Explore the world | Scoop.it

Landsat satellites changed our view of the world

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Globalization in Namche Bazar, Nepal. Max Lowe on 'Everest 2012'

Globalization in Namche Bazar, Nepal.  Max Lowe on 'Everest 2012' | Explore the world | Scoop.it
Max Lowe received a National Geographic Young Explorers Grant to document social change in Nepal’s Khumbu region alongside our 2012 Everest Expedition. The expedition is being covered live on the National Geographic magazine May edition iPad app.
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Students learn about mapping, environment through dance - Salt Lake Tribune

Students learn about mapping, environment through dance - Salt Lake Tribune | Explore the world | Scoop.it
Students learn about mapping, environment through danceSalt Lake TribuneBy Carol Lindsay Dance, geography and the environment seem an unlikely combination, but don't tell that to students at Weber State University.
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The quest to conquer the other North Pole - BBC News

The quest to conquer the other North Pole - BBC News | Explore the world | Scoop.it
A British team plans to reach the Arctic Pole of Inaccessibility - the most remote spot in the frozen North.
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Plenty of challenges still on this world

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IceBreaker: The Search for Life on Mars

IceBreaker: The Search for Life on Mars | Explore the world | Scoop.it
I’ve followed NASA’s Discovery program for low-cost planetary missions ($450M) since its inception in the early 1990s.  Missions have been proposed study worlds from Mercury to Saturn.  In the current competition to select the 13thmission, there’s...
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To Mars one day, to work, rest and stay?

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Antarctic Explorers Ready To Follow In Scott's Footsteps

Antarctic Explorers Ready To Follow In Scott's Footsteps | Explore the world | Scoop.it
British explorers Ben Saunders and Tarka L'Herpiniere are in the final stages of preparation for what promises to be the expedition of a lifetime.
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New insights, following old footsteps

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Video: Humans Are Awesome GoPro Tribute

Video: Humans Are Awesome GoPro Tribute | Explore the world | Scoop.it
It's been awhile since we had one of those "people are awesome" videos, but the one below makes up for the long wait. It shows all manner of men and women doing extraordinary things, often in some fairly extraordinary places.
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Go adventure, push the limits. Go explore ...

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Buzz Aldrin calls for a Mars colony

Buzz Aldrin calls for a Mars colony | Explore the world | Scoop.it
The second man to walk to the moon believes more manned missions are needed to the Red Planet
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"the time has come time to broaden our horizons - and rediscover once again the spirit of exploration." YES, but is colonization the way?

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No Matter How You Climb, We All Stand on the Same Peak

No Matter How You Climb, We All Stand on the Same Peak | Explore the world | Scoop.it
Starting up the south ridge of Mount Bierstadt; Photograph by Avery Stonich
Last weekend I decided to punish myself. By punish, I mean undertake some sort of brutally long hike to prepare myself for climbing Mont Blanc.
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"Everyone’s journey up the mountain—or through life—is different. What matters most is that you challenge yourself. ... And that you respect other people’s ways of doing things."

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Mapping out the world

Mapping out the world | Explore the world | Scoop.it
The geography curriculum looks to engage students with powerful forces in our world. (An article on the importance of Geography, coinciding with the release of the Australian Geography curriculum...
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Stimulating exploration and discovery

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This article explains that the school systems in Australia have been changed because of NAPLAN. It also say that globalization has been affecting the way they live.

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Saudi woman reaches Everest summit

Saudi woman reaches Everest summit | Explore the world | Scoop.it

Raha Moharrak became the first Saudi woman to attempt the climb and the youngest Arab to make it to the top of Everest.

The expedition is trying to raise $1m for education projects in Nepal and included the first Qatari man and the first Palestinian man attempting to reach the summit.

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Aim high, and achieve

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Lost Lands Found by Scientists

Lost Lands Found by Scientists | Explore the world | Scoop.it
The "Brazilian Atlantis" is just the latest lost land to be discovered.
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So much to see right under our feet, and seas. Keep looking.

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Mission to Mars: Why Curiosity's Landing is a Moment to Savor - National Geographic

Mission to Mars: Why Curiosity's Landing is a Moment to Savor - National Geographic | Explore the world | Scoop.it

To boldly go ... explore and discover

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Jim Bell's "Virtual Exploration, Virtually Everywhere"

Jim Bell's "Virtual Exploration, Virtually Everywhere" | Explore the world | Scoop.it

...how much telerobotics and telepresence is being used today, right here on our own planet, enabling people to survey, explore, mine, ... from great distances.

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Adventurer aims to become first UAE woman in space | The National

Adventurer aims to become first UAE woman in space | The National | Explore the world | Scoop.it

Having walked where most women, and men, could only dream of walking, Namira Salim is busy preparing for the flight of her life. At 36, the Columbia University graduate has already conquered the North and South poles, skydived from Mount Everest and now plans to see the stars.

 

"I made a resolution to touch the heights of the skies and the depths of the ocean," she says.

 

The Pakistani-born, Dubai- and Monaco-based artist and self-confessed adventurer is preparing to make history again this year when she climbs aboard Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic flight into space.


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