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The Nepal Earthquake Shifted Mount Everest by an Inch

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 centimetres. Read More >>

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The Himalayas Dropped Three Feet After the First Nepal Earthquake

The earthquake in Nepal was so violent it moved mountains. Satellite imagery shows that the parts of the Himalayas sank three feet (91cm) — and the area around it as much as five feet (1.52m) — as tectonic plates snapped under extreme pressure. But the mountains will regain their height, slowly but surely, thanks to the geologic forces at work. Read More >>

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These High-Tech Archaeological Tools Will Help Rebuild Nepal’s History

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. Read More >>