News from the Field

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Ugly Species of Jellyfish Discovered

Perhaps some things are best left undiscovered. A previously unidentified species of giant jellyfish has been discovered in southern Tasmania and, good grief, is it ever disgusting. The 1.5-meter... Read More

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Why Mammoths Went Extinct

Woolly mammoths’ dietary dependence on tiny flowers might have led to their extinction. That’s right. These massive mammals relied on flowers as an important source of protein,... Read More

Climbers: Want Some Funding?

The North Face has partnered with the American Alpine Club (AAC) to give away $20,000 to climbers and other outdoor enthusiasts who'd like to reach their goals. The 2014 Live Your Dream grant is... Read More

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Russia Blocks Yogurt for U.S. Olympians

Yogurt is the latest source of conflict between the United States and Russia. Five thousand containers of Greek-style Chobani yogurt bound for the U.S. Olympic team in Sochi, Russia, are... Read More

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Trees Act As Global Thermostat

Tree roots in mountains might play a crucial role in regulating long-term global temperatures, according to new research published in Geophysical Research Letters. In fact, through a complex... Read More

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Record Set at Empire State Run-Up

Suzy Walsham won her record-breaking fifth Empire State Building Run-Up on Wednesday night. The 40-year-old Australian conquered 86 flights of stairs in just under 12 minutes. More than 500 people... Read More