Greece’s most liberal mayor got beat up by a bunch of far-right protesters

Yiannis Boutaris is helped as he is assaulted by suspected far-right members at a rally in Thessaloniki. (Eurokinissi/AFP/Getty Images) Yiannis Boutaris is no stranger to controversy. The 75-year-old Thessaloniki mayor is one of Greece’s most outspoken advocates for multiculturalism and international understanding. He’s pushed for the construction of an Islamic mosque in the city, along with […]

Record Everest climber returns, already planning next trip

Nepalese veteran Sherpa guide Kami Rita set the record for most climbs of the world’s highest mountain, officials said. (Niranjan Shrestha/Associated Press) by Binaj Gurubacharya | AP by Binaj Gurubacharya | AP May 20 at 9:05 AM KATHMANDU, Nepal — A veteran Sherpa guide who scaled Mount Everest for a record 22nd time last week returned from the mountain […]

Tracking one of the world’s most elusive cats

Living at an extreme altitude amid the perilously steep mountains of the Himalayas and in a bitter cold climate, snow leopards are among the most difficult of top predators to study. Even after decades of sustained research, no one knows how many of these big and extremely elusive cats remain. Researchers from all 12 Asian […]