News from the Field

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

Photographer: Cedar Wright

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

Photographer: Pawel Loj/Flickr

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

Photographer: Gregwig Loffelholz/Wikimedia

Vonn Goes Under the Knife

Lindsey Vonn underwent surgery to repair her second ACL tear in less than a year. Renowned physician James Andrews (he of RG3's knee) carried out the operation on the skier's right knee. Vonn's... Read More