News from the Field

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How the Shutdown Affects National Parks

Yosemite National Park turns 123 today, but it won’t be open for its own birthday. Since the federal government partially shut down at 12:01 a.m., Yosemite is one of the more than 50... Read More

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GoPro Unveils the Hero 3+

GoPro, the action camera giant, announced last night the release of its newest camera, the Hero 3+. Engadget reports the camera will be 20 percent smaller than its predecessor and pack a 33-percent... Read More

Crystal Mountain Opens for One Day

It sounds like a common internet scam: Comment on our Facebook page and win. However, a few powder-hungry followers of Crystal Mountain’s Facebook page did win the chance to shred the... Read More

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Five Dead in Colorado Rockslide

A 100-ton-rockslide killed five people at a vantage point looking up on Agnes Vaille Falls in Northrop, Colorado on Monday. A 13-year-old girl, who suffered a broken leg, is the lone survivor, the... Read More

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Man Controls Prosthetic Limb with Thoughts

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago has created the first synthetic leg that can tap into neural activity. Preserving the nerves in their male volunteer's lower leg during its amputation,... Read More