News from the Field

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NASA Plans Longest U.S. Spaceflight

NASA and the Russian Federal Space Agency have selected two veteran astronauts to undertake a one-year mission aboard the International Space Station, the longest American spaceflight in history.... Read More

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Missy Franklin to Swim for High School

Attention, female high-school swimmers in the state of Colorado: you won’t be winning much this year. Seventeen-year-old Missy Franklin, four-time gold medalist at the London Summer... Read More

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Officials Investigate Grizzly Bear Shooting

Investigators are looking into the shooting death of a grizzly bear on Thanksgiving Day in Grand Teton National Park. An elk-hunting party says the grizzly, one of around 600 in Grand Teton and... Read More

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'Change Cycling' Group to Pressure UCI

A new group with the stated aim of changing pro cycling and it's governing bodies will meet for the first time in London this weekend. Change Cycling Now, which launched on Tuesday, counts... Read More

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Permafrost Melt Already Under Way

A new report by the United Nations Environmental Program is warning that a large-scale melting of the Earth’s permafrost—defined as soil that is at or below freezing point—may... Read More