Wonder on the Web

Issue 43: Links to amazing stuff.

Fairy Meadows

This lovely landscape, named “Fairy Tale Meadows” by German mountaineers, could be an illustration in a storybook. But as we know from Lord of the Rings and other beloved tales of adventure, enchanting endings may come with treacherous journeys. Fairy Meadows is located in the Raikhot valley of the Himalayas, almost 11,000 feet above sea level. It’s a base camp site of Nanga Parbat (“the killing mountain”). ...

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Issue 43 / March 3, 2016
  1. Editor’s Note

    Issue 43: Perfect pitch, big-wave surfing, and double DNA. /

  2. The Messy Secrets of Perfect Pitch

    Inside the science of a skill revered in much of the music world. /

  3. Moving Mountains

    Searching for beauty beyond the bigness of the wave. /

  4. My New Life as a Chimera

    Living with two sets of DNA. /

  5. To a Robin in Lent

    “You were the first one back” /

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