News from the Field

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Sharks Film with POV Cameras

It seems like everyone has a POV camera these days—even sharks. Researchers recently outfitted sharks with wearable computers that track the animals’ movements and habits. The... Read More

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Shutdown Cost Parks $414 million

Last October's government shutdown didn't stop one of our editors from summiting Mount Whitney on her birthday, but it definitely cost America’s national parks and their surrounding... Read More

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Climbers to Stop Trashing Everest

Beginning this April, Nepalese officials are requiring climbers on Mount Everest to haul 8 kilograms (17.6 pounds) of garbage off the mountain in an effort to clean up decades of trash buildup. The... Read More

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Avalanche Hits Neighborhood

A snowboarder triggered a destructive avalanche late Friday afternoon in Missoula, Montana, uprooting a home and leaving three buried in snow and debris. Mount Jumbo was reportedly primed for a... Read More

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NASA Defies "Gravity"

Last night, Gravity, the harrowing sci-fi blockbuster about a routine space mission gone horribly awry, picked up seven trophies at the Academy Awards. The film's striking realism—and its... Read More