News from the Field

Photographer: Courtesy of the Jamaican Bobsled

Uncool Runnings

The sled is in Sochi. The athletes are in Sochi. But the rest of the equipment—the blades, the uniforms, etc.—that the two-man Jamaican bobsled team needs to train with? It got lost on... Read More

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White Drops Olympic Slopestyle

After a tumultuous week on the Sochi slopestyle course, one of the Olympics' biggest stars has dropped the event altogether. The news hit this morning as the Today show's Matt Lauer opened the... Read More

Are Better Athletes Better Looking?

Does excelling at endurance sports make us better looking? Or, equally important, do more-attractive people perform better? Those are questions raised in a new study published in the journal... Read More

Activists Bust Illegal Shark Factory

A factory in the Zhejiang Province of China has been busted for the illegal slaughter and export of multiple internationally protected shark species. Hong Kong–based conservation... Read More

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Home Field Advantage Is Real

Turns out that Olympic host cities such as Sochi could be bidding for more than national pride and distinction. That's because scientists have confirmed the benefits of home field advantage,... Read More

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Why We Take Risks

A BASE jumper who pitches herself off a cliff might not be crazy. She might just lack self-control, according to a new study. Findings published this month suggest that when we engage in risky... Read More

Photographer: Czarek Sokolowski/AP

Rare White Lion Triplets Born in Poland

A two-and-a-half-year-old white lioness named Azira gave birth to three healthy cubs in a private zoo in Borysew, Poland, on Tuesday. Lion triplets are rare, and of those that are born, healthy... Read More