News from the Field

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Tsunami and Earthquake Hit Chile

A massive 8.2 magnitude earthquake hit the coast of Chile late Tuesday night. Five people have been confirmed dead, and the scope of the damage is still uncertain. The earthquake was centered... Read More

Why Do Zebras Have Stripes?

What do you call a horse wearing Venetian blinds? A zebra. Because of the stripes. Get it? But those stripes aren't just for decoration. New research from the University of California, Davis finds... Read More

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Skydivers Attempt World Record

This week, World Team skydivers will attempt to break the world record for largest double-formation jump. Expected to launch from 10 planes at 19,000 feet before Friday, the 222 jumpers plan to... Read More

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Vitamin D Could Save Your Life

Two studies on vitamin D recently released in the British Medical Journal offer new insights about the benefits of the sunshine nutrient. Long believed to play a vital role in the cardiovascular... Read More

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Kelly Slater Leaves Quiksilver

In a long, impassioned letter on his Facebook page, Kelly Slater announced yesterday that he's leaving Quiksilver, his sponsor for the past 23 years. Although there has been much Internet... Read More