News from the Field

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Cyclist Suffers Seven-Week Erection

With all the thought and technology devoted to preventing head injuries, perhaps we've neglected some of our other more sensitive areas. A 22-year-old mountain biker in Ireland recently sought... Read More

A Plant that Learns

Researchers from the University of Western Australia found that Mimosa pudica plants can remember just as well as some animals. The plants displayed survival tactics that require learned... Read More

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Early Humans Didn't Domesticate Wolves

Regardless of what Hollywood might have you believe, early humans probably didn't frolic with wolves. For a study in the journal PLoS Genetics, researchers sequenced canine genomes to learn more... Read More

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Honnold Climbs El Sendero Luminoso

Alex Honnold started off 2014 with one of his most ambitious and difficult free-solo ascents to date: a sustained 2,500-foot limestone big-wall route called El Sendero Luminoso in El Potrero Chico,... Read More

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Snowboarders Sue Alta Ski Area

Four snowboarders and a Utah nonprofit corporation have sued Alta Ski Area and the U.S. Forest Service, challenging the resort's skiers-only rule. The lawsuit states that Alta’s policy... Read More