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How Sherpas have evolved ‘superhuman’ energy efficiency

New research at Cambridge University reveals how the people living at high altitude in the Himalayas, sherpas included, have evolved to become superhuman mountain climbers, extremely efficient at producing the energy to power their bodies even when oxygen is scarce. The new research was published yesterday in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). …

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ESA: Earth from Space: Roof of the world

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. In the eighteenth edition we look at an Envisat image of frozen lakes, dotting the Tibetan Plateau in Central Asia.  

ESA Earth from Space: Himalayan blues

Published on Mar 14, 2014 Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. In the ninety-seventh edition, discover Himalayas’ Imja glacier in northeastern Nepal.