News from the Field

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Woman Finishes Marathon in Bionic Suit

On Tuesday, a British woman who is paralyzed from the chest down completed a 16-day mission to walk the London Marathon course with the help of a bionic suit. Claire Lomas, who broke her back and... Read More

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Being Outside Linked to Fewer Allergies

A study published in the May 1 issue of the journal PNAS suggests that children who grow up in rural environments are less likely to develop allergies than kids who live in cities or towns. A group... Read More

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Nevada Licenses Driverless Cars

On Monday, Nevada issued Google special licenses for its prototype driverless cars, becoming the first state in the nation to sanction the use of a computer-controlled automobile. The cars have... Read More

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Team Calls It Quits on Everest

The leader of a major Himalayan guiding company on Saturday cancelled his his team's Everest expedition amid hazardous conditions in the Khumbu icefall and on the Lhotse face. Himalayan Experience... Read More

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Usain Bolt Opens Season With Win

Usain Bolt opened his 2012 track season with a victory and world-leading 9.82 run in the 100 meters on Saturday in Kingston, Jamaica. He bettered the previous world's best of 9.90, set by... Read More