News from the Field

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Fisherman Survives 20 Days Lost at Sea

A Puerto Rican fisherman was released from the hospital on Monday after surviving for 20 days while lost at sea in the Caribbean. Jose Luis Mendez drifted more than 1,000 miles when his boat had... Read More

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Skydiver Will Try to Break Sound Barrier

Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner on Monday announced that he will attempt to break the sound barrier by skydiving from a modified hot air balloon, 36.5 kilometers above the earth. Baumgartner... Read More

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Team Halts Antarctic Kite Ski

A pair of Belgian explorers ended their unsupported kite-ski trek across Antarctica on Sunday after traveling a record distance of 5,013 kilometers, or roughly 3,000 miles. The last team to leave... Read More

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Puerto Rico to Export Iguana Meat

Officials in Puerto Rico have announced a plan to control an out-of-control population of iguanas on the island: kill the lizards and export the meat to the United States. Although iguanas are... Read More