News from the Field

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Puppy Escapes Peloton

If you had any doubts about the unscrupulousness of professional cyclists, watch as this precious, BuzzFeed-worthy puppy is almost crushed to death under the wheels of the win-if-it-kills-puppies... Read More

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Microbeads Ending Up In the Great Lakes

The microbeads in your face wash—tiny exfoliating pieces of plastic—are polluting the Great Lakes and killing fish, according to a study published in Marine Pollution Biology. The study... Read More

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Cirque Performer Falls to Her Death

Tragedy struck a Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas Saturday when a performer plummeted 50 feet to her death. Sarah Guyard-Guillot, 31, was pronounced dead Saturday night, making her the first... Read More

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Duck to Receive 3-D Printed Prosthetic Leg

Buttercup, the peg-leg duck, is set to receive a 3-D printed prosthetic foot this weekend. Hatched in a high school biology lab with a backward foot, Buttercup had difficulty walking and had his... Read More

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Study: You're Delusional About Your Health

You're in denial about your health. According to a new study commissioned by the health-insurance company Aetna, most Americans exercise for vanity's sake and think they're healthier than they... Read More