When nine students died on a hiking trip in the Ural Mountains in 1959 it sparked sixty years of controversy and conspiracy theories. Now researchers have analysed the precise location of the fatal accident and the weather conditions as they were sixty years ago. Modelling the conditions and the behaviour of the snow suggests a slab avalanche could have been responsible for the deaths.

Read the paper: https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-020-00081-8