News from the Field

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Microchips Could Save Bees

Australian scientists have taken to gluing tiny sensors onto thousands of honey bees in an effort to better understand the diseases that have devastated bee populations around the world. The... Read More

Sitting Linked to Early Death in Women

If you're a middle-aged woman, we've got some bad news. And you probably shouldn't sit down for it. A new Cornell University study found that in older women, prolonged sitting is linked to early... Read More

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70,000 Gallons of Borscht

The organizers of the Sochi Olympics hope you like beets. Planners expect to serve copious amounts of borscht, the famous beet-based soup, to spectators throughout the city—70,000 gallons, to... Read More

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Climber Charged with Manslaughter

When free climber Geoffrey Farrar was found bleeding from his head at the base of a cliff in Maryland on December 28, those who knew him believed the 69-year-old was the victim of a fatal accident... Read More

Biologist Guilty of Feeding Wild Orcas

Marine biologist Nancy Black was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to one misdemeanor violation of the Marine Mammal Protection Act—feeding orca whales in the wild—the AP... Read More