News from the Field

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Japan Warned Against Nuclear Restart

Seismologists warned Japan on Tuesday that the nuclear reactors they plan to reopen next month are not fit to operate under the threat of future earthquakes. Scientists say Japanese regulators did... Read More

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Bullets Poisoning California Condors

Fragments of ammunition left behind by hunters' bullets are poisoning California's critically endangered condors at “epidemic levels,” according to a study published in the Proceedings... Read More

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Tortoise 'Lonesome George' Dies

Lonesome George, the last remaining Pinta giant tortoise, died in his enclosure in Ecuador's Galapagos Islands on Sunday. Edwin Naula, the head of the Galapagos National Park, said that George's... Read More

Photographer: Carlos Serrao

Eaton Sets Decathlon World Record

Ashton Eaton broke the world record in decathlon at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials on Saturday, earning a spot at the 2012 London Olympics. Eaton, 24, beat several personal records to win... Read More

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Olympic Trials Tie Confuses Officials

Officials at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials in Eugene, Oregon, announced Sunday that runners who tied for third place in the women's 100-meter final can choose to break the tie by either a... Read More