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Oct 3, 2014 07:30 AM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
On Oct. 4, sailors will set out for the 12th round-the-world edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. Here’s an inside look into how the yachts were designed and how the sailors will compete until the finale in June.
Sep 2, 2014 10:00 AM ET // Eric Niiler
Rare gases boost blood cells and mimic the effects of altitude.
Aug 31, 2014 10:00 AM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
Pilots fly up to 230 miles per hour just above motor-speedway courses in the the Red Bull Air Race, which resumes in September.
Aug 27, 2014 09:41 AM ET
With no muscles in our fingers or toes, how come humans are able to climb every mountain? Or, climb some of them anyway!
Aug 26, 2014 12:15 PM ET // Discovery News
Against a beautiful French Polynesian backdrop, the world's top surfers took to the water in search of waves that could make them champions.
Jun 6, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
The sixth year of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series stops in the U.S. this weekend at a new site: Divers will launch from a platform on the precipice of Hell's Gate in Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas. See photos from previous competitions.
May 27, 2014 09:05 AM ET // AFP
Poor Indian schoolgirl tackles Tibetan side of the world's most famous mountain.
May 8, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Emily Sohn
Mt. Everest is a natural laboratory that continues to teach scientists lessons about how the body works and why lack of oxygen causes so many problems for climbers and heart failure patients.
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