News from the Field

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China to Demolish 1,300-Year-Old Temple

Chinese officials in the city of Xian are planning to demolish most of a 1,300-year-old Buddhist temple in order to boost their application for UNESCO World Heritage status for another site. While... Read More

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Police Hunt For Dog Killer

Someone is killing lots of dogs in Idaho. Four German Shepherd mixes were found beaten and shot to death on the side of a highway on Thursday in the southern farming region known as Magic Valley.... Read More

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Beaver Kills Belarus Man With Deadly Bite

A man in Belarus found out the hard way that beavers are not to be trifled with. The unidentified victim was on a fishing trip with two friends at Lake Shestakov when they spotted the massive... Read More

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Grilling is About to Get More Confusing

Pork. Sure, we all love it. But do we truly understand it? The National Pork Board thinks the answer is “no.” After a collaborative two-year study, the National Cattlemen’s Beef... Read More

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Climate Scientist Killed By Truck Biking to Work

A pioneering climate scientists was hit by a truck while cycling to work Monday and pronounced dead at the scene. Katherine Giles, 35, was a top researcher at the Center for Polar Observation and... Read More