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Children walk past the partially collapsed boundary wall of a school and a Buddhist shrine that were damaged during the earthquake earlier this year at Khumjung, a typical Sherpa village in Solukhumbu district also known as the Everest region, in this picture taken November 30, 2015. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)

Children walk past the partially collapsed boundary wall of a school and a Buddhist shrine that were damaged during the earthquake earlier this year at Khumjung, a typical Sherpa village in Solukhumbu district also known as the Everest region, in this picture taken November 30, 2015. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)
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23 Dec 2015 08:05:00
Yaks head towards the Everest base camp in Solukhumbu District April 28, 2014. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)

Yaks head towards the Everest base camp in Solukhumbu District April 28, 2014. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)
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25 Sep 2014 12:56:00

The most intrepid mountaineers haven't seen Mt. Everest quite like this. To showcase the majestic mountain, David Breashears of GlacierWorks has created a massive, zoomable image called a "gigapan," consisting of over one billion pixels
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26 Dec 2012 13:38:00
Finding just the right spot above the clouds at Camp 1 on Ama Dablam, Danuru Sherpa uses his iPhone to catch up with friends and family. Even at 18,500 feet (5,654 meters), climbers here can check their email and other dispatches from the world below. (Photo by Aaron Huey/National Geographic)

Finding just the right spot above the clouds at Camp 1 on Ama Dablam, Danuru Sherpa uses his iPhone to catch up with friends and family. Even at 18,500 feet (5,654 meters), climbers here can check their email and other dispatches from the world below. (Photo by Aaron Huey/National Geographic)
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28 Apr 2014 09:14:00
James Sissom and Ashley Schmieder exchange vows on Everest. (Photo by Charleton Churchill/Caters News Agency)

This happy couple started married life on top of the world, having exchanged their vows on mount Everest. Dressed in a full suit and wedding dress, James Sissom and Ashley Schmieder spent days scaling the mountain range in order to be photographed in front of such a breathtaking backdrop. Here: James Sissom and Ashley Schmieder exchange vows on Everest. (Photo by Charleton Churchill/Caters News Agency)
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06 May 2017 08:59:00
Dramatic changes spotted in HD 189733b exoplanet atmosphere

This artist's rendering illustrates the evaporation of HD 189733b's atmosphere in response to a powerful eruption from its host star. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope detected the escaping gases and NASA's Swift satellite caught the stellar flare. (Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center)
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29 Jun 2012 09:45:00


A runner traverses the route during the Mount Everest Challenge Marathon which winds past spectacular views of Everest and Kanchenjunga at Sandakphu National Park in the month of November 1995 near Darjeeling, India.
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19 May 2011 08:07:00
Apple Unveils Updated iPad 3 (iPad HD) In San Francisco

Apple Senior VP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller talks about the display on the new iPad during an Apple product launch event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 7, 2012 in San Francisco, California. In the first product release following the death of Steve Jobs, Apple Inc. introduced the third version of the iPad (iOS 5.1; Processor is an Apple A5X ARM-based unit; Display 2048 x 1536 pixels; Camera is set at 5 megapixels and has a 5-element lens plus auto face-detection, auto focus lock and image stabilisation for video; Wi-Fi + 4G) and an updated Apple TV. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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08 Mar 2012 11:53:00