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An artist's illustration of a supermassive black hole.

We went inside a virtual simulation of a black hole, and it was a mind-bending experience

Before he died, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen worked on a simulation machine that turned his passions into virtual experiences.

Melting glaciers unveil dead bodies, ancient disease, and more

An increasing number of dead bodies have been found on Mount Everest due to rising temperatures melting glaciers on the mountain.
Jeff Bezos is the founder of Blue Origin, a rocket company that's trying to dramatically reduce the cost of access to space.

Jeff Bezos hinted that Elon Musk should ‘go live on the top of Mount Everest for a year’ if he wants to populate Mars

During a private talk about his rocket company Blue Origin, billionaire Jeff Bezos indirectly discounted Elon Musk and SpaceX's plans to settle Mars.
Alexander Pancoe in Chicago prepping for Mount Everest.

This brain tumor survivor plans to climb Mount Everest — and he’s using the frigid temperature during the polar vortex to practice

Alexander Pancoe plans to climb one of the tallest peaks in the world, but the temperature in Chicago is colder than what he'll experience on Everest.

A man died while climbing Mount Everest in a cryptocurrency publicity stunt gone horribly wrong

ASKfm tasked a group of cryptocurrency enthusiasts with the mission of climbing Mount Everest as part of a publicity stunt. But one man never made it down the mountain.

Mountain climbers experience mysterious hallucinations that doctors are calling a new condition

Many climbers who reach high altitudes report hallucinations that cannot be fully explained as a side effect of altitude sickness or brain swelling.