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Nepal expedition to remeasure the height of Mount Everest

Nepal’s Survey Department has commissioned a team of surveyors climbers to remeasure the height of Mount Everest to quash persistent speculation that the world’s tallest mountain has shrunk. Mount Everest lies on the Himalayan range straddling the border of Nepal and China. Its official height is 8,848 metres which was first recorded in 1954 by ..


Nepal sends a team of experts to re-measure height of Mount Everest

The Nepal government has recently sent a 4-member team of experts to re-measure the height of Mount Everest. Chief Survey Officer Khim Lal Gautam and Survey Officer Rabin Karki will ascend Mount Everest. After reaching the summit, they will use a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) that will send readings about its height to their ..


Alaska temperature to increase 40 degrees above normal

The NOAA stated that march 2019 for Alaska will be ranked the warmest once again for the 29th time since 2013. It is not only March, many more such months have witnessed warmer temperatures in Alaska since 1925. Usually the temperature should be -13 degree Celsius. But it was 35 degree Celsius. Alaska is one ..


The world’s longest salt cave discovered in Israel

Israeli researchers have discovered the world’s longest salt cave, called Malham. It stretches over 10 km, runs through Mount Sodom, Israel’s largest mountain. The cave is a network of twisting passageways at the southern tip of the Dead Sea. It is near the desert site where, according to the Bible, Lot’s wife was turned into ..


Doomsday vault warming faster than the other

Doomsday vault is a global seed reserve. With 4 months of daylight and 4 months of darkness, the place is the favourable to reserve seeds in case of apocalypse. It is built on permafrost which has several thich layers of ice harder than concrete. REcently cracks are found in the building. Scientists confirm that this ..


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