News from the Field

Russia Blocks Yogurt for U.S. Olympians

Yogurt is the latest source of conflict between the United States and Russia. Five thousand containers of Greek-style Chobani yogurt bound for the U.S. Olympic team in Sochi, Russia, are... Read More

Trees Act As Global Thermostat

Tree roots in mountains might play a crucial role in regulating long-term global temperatures, according to new research published in Geophysical Research Letters. In fact, through a complex... Read More

Record Set at Empire State Run-Up

Suzy Walsham won her record-breaking fifth Empire State Building Run-Up on Wednesday night. The 40-year-old Australian conquered 86 flights of stairs in just under 12 minutes. More than 500 people... Read More

Uncool Runnings

The sled is in Sochi. The athletes are in Sochi. But the rest of the equipment—the blades, the uniforms, etc.—that the two-man Jamaican bobsled team needs to train with? It got lost on... Read More

White Drops Olympic Slopestyle

After a tumultuous week on the Sochi slopestyle course, one of the Olympics' biggest stars has dropped the event altogether. The news hit this morning as the Today show's Matt Lauer opened the... Read More