News from the Field

Run Now to Be Smart Later

When you put on your running sneaks, you’re probably not thinking about how this 4-miler will improve your life 25 years down the road. But a new study published Wednesday in the journal... Read More

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Beefalo Are Destroying the Grand Canyon

A herd of up to 450 bison hybrids is causing a ruckus in Grand Canyon National Park and surrounding areas. First introduced in the early 1900s, the cattle-bison mix were part of a failed experiment... Read More

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Tour the World's Largest Ancient City with Google

Google released another take on its Street View on Thursday, this time a 360-degree "temple view" from atop Cambodia's Angkor Wat. The overgrown network of 100-some temples joins the Taj Mahal and... Read More

Photographer: Renato Ganoza

Chinese Breathe Bags of Mountain Air

Residents of Zhengzhou, China, lined up this week to breathe fresh bags of mountain air. The event was a publicity stunt for a nearby nature preserve, but the citizens of one of the most polluted... Read More

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NASA Ends Contact with Russia

NASA will suspend all contact with the Russian government, according to an internal memo released Wednesday. The brief, which accuses Russia of violating Ukraine's sovereignty, calls for a halt to... Read More

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Radiation Leak Investigated

In a mission ripped straight from the pages of a 1950s pulp sci-fi, crews descended into the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, New Mexico, on Wednesday to begin investigating a mysterious... Read More