News from the Field

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Anchorage Snow Season Sets Records

It’s still cold and snowy in Alaska in the middle of May, but at least Anchorage has something to show for it. May 17 marked day 232 of measurable snowfall for the city, the longest snow... Read More

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Chinese Climber Dies on Lhotse

A Chinese climber, Xiaoshi Li, died while attempting to summit Lhotse, the world's fourth-highest mountain, on Monday. "Li died due to sickness on his way to Lhotse peak," Nivesh Karki of the... Read More

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Russian Space Mice Return to Earth

A Russian space capsule carrying 45 mice, 15 newts, and a host of other small, possibly adorable animals, returned from a one-month mission in orbit Sunday. The Bion-M spacecraft landed safely in... Read More

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Bacon Cafe Under Attack For Smelling Like Bacon

A popular pork-centered restaurant in the San Francisco area is closing due to its overwhelming aroma of bacon and concerns over grease disposal. Department of Public Health officials told the SF... Read More

Michael Phelps Planning a Comeback?

Michael Phelps is pushing back against a report that he'll return to competitive swimming in time for the 2016 Rio Olympics. An NBC affiliate in Fort Myers, Florida, reported Friday that Phelps was... Read More