Latest Cynthia Beall Stories
A shared biological adaptation enables highlanders in both Tibet and Ethiopia to thrive in the low oxygen of high altitudes.
A new study pinpoints the genetic changes that enable Tibetans to thrive at altitudes where others get sick.
Word of the Day
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.