Monsoon season has been hitting Nepal hard. Al Jazeera reports that 64 people have died in floods and landslides, with 20 more missing and thousands forced to abandon their homes. The flooding is so bad that it’s washing away entire bridges.
This is Mahabir Pun. Fed up with the fact that he had to hike for two days whenever he wanted to check his email, he decided to connect his home town of Nangi to the Internet. This video explains how he did it.
The earthquake that killed thousands of people in Nepal and destroyed priceless heritage sites also flattened hundreds of thousands of normal homes and buildings. Now, the rubble from those structures is being put to use by an architect who is designing permanent shelters for those who lost their homes.
The recent Nepalese earthquake turned swathes of Kathmandu into rubble and killed 8,700. But it also had a large—if less perceptible—impact on one of Nepal’s largest assets: it shifted Mount Everest by three centimeters.
Another massive earthquake hit Nepal today, this time the epicenter was near Mount Everest. It’s so sad because the people of Nepal are still recovering from the 7.8-magnitude earthquake just two weeks ago that had killed thousands and wrecked Nepal to an unimaginable degree. Samaritan’s Purse filmed this short to…
It sounds like a plot to a fast-paced popcorn flick, but right now, U.S. scientists are on a mad dash in Nepal, collecting as much quake data as possible from the country’s scattered ground movement sensors, before the info is completely wiped. These numbers could help seismologists predict when the next big one could…
In the immediate aftermath of a disaster, the goal is to treat survivors and distribute medicine, food, and tents. But what happens when the aftermath is over? The long, slow process of finding permanent shelter is often a difficult challenge all its own.
As rescue efforts in Nepal begin to shift to recovery mode, relief workers in the earthquake-ravaged country are focusing on infrastructure—including the catastrophic loss of so many historic structures. And increasingly, they’re using emerging technology to do it.
Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal has killed more than 5,500 people and injured at least 11,000. Now, we’re seeing how the disaster appears from space, with both NASA and the European Space Agency releasing satellite imagery of the event.
There are a few important ways you can contribute to the Nepal earthquake relief effort from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.
Tragedy struck the world when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Kathmandu, Nepal earlier this morning. Over a 1000 people have died in the disaster that turned buildings into rubble and leveled the city’s 200-foot tall Dharahara Tower to the ground. The quake was so strong it caused an avalanche on Mount Everest and was…
The April 18 avalanche on Mount Everest that killed 16 Sherpas training for an ascent has been declared the deadliest mountaineering accident ever recorded on the peak. Now Discovery has created an immersive web experience to help illustrate what happened.
Ethnic bioweapons, i.e. weapons designed to kill a particular ethnic group, sound like pure evil. For most of history, they've been used solely for evil. In one case, though, removing a "weapon" ended up being a humanitarian disaster.
Mustang is one of the most remote parts of Nepal: Nestled on the border of Tibet, it was one of the last parts of the country to encounter Westerners. It's been described as a "hidden kingdom" that's been "virtually unchanged since the 15th century," but modern technology—like radio—is coming.
Mount Everest might be the be-all, end-all of mountaineering, but it's also a dumping ground for the climbers striving upon its face—which is littered, as National Geographic puts it, "with garbage leaking out of the glaciers and pyramids of human excrement befouling the high camps." This week, Nepal announced a new…
During the 1950s, oil magnate, adventurer, and cryptozoologist Tom Slick traveled through the Himalayas searching for evidence that a Yeti. Slick was obsessed with searching for cryptids, even going so far as to steal pieces of the Pangboche Hand, which legend held was a Yeti hand, from a Buddhist monastery in Nepal…
Let this be a warning to cobras everywhere: if you bite Mohammed Salmodin Miya in his rice paddy, you better hope it kills him, and quickly, because he will find you. He will bite you. And he will continue biting you until one of you is dead.