News from the Field

Northern Lights Headed South

An especially strong solar flare that shot forth from the sun on Tuesday could disturb Earth's magnetic fields enough to send the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, as far south as... Read More

Watch: Prairie Dogs Do the Wave

Like football fans at a stadium, black-tailed prairie dogs also do the wave. A study published last month suggests that the animals use this bobbing motion, which researchers call a... Read More

Fluorescence Found in Fish

Scientists have stumbled upon something brilliant. A study released Wednesday shows that hundreds of fish species are bioflourescent, absorbing a high-energy blue light and turning it into... Read More

Ultramarathoners Improve With Age

Age might be an asset for ultramarathoners. A new study published Wednesday in the online journal PLOS ONE found that among those who run distances longer than the traditional 26.2 miles, younger... Read More

Vegas Sign Goes Solar

Since 1959, people from across the globe have gathered to snap pictures in front of the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign. As of yesterday, folks have another reason to pause in... Read More