News from the Field

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Turkeys on the Offensive

In the suburban town of Brookline, Massachusetts (pop. 58,732), residents are getting fed up with aggressive turkeys. Karen Halvorson, who lives in the Aspinwall Hill neighborhood, is so frustrated... Read More

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Mount Doom's Neighbor Erupts in New Zealand

Even though it erupted for the first time in more than a century on August 6, shooting boulders up to one-meter-wide into the air, Mount Tongariro, which sits on New Zealand's North Island, is... Read More

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Famous Italian Army Commander Exhumed

Led by Gino Fornaciari, the director of the University of Pisa's pathology museum, a team of Italian researchers have exhumed the bodies of Giovanni de' Medici (also known as Giovanni dalle Bande... Read More

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A Big Waste of Turkey

Our modern-day version of Thanksgiving in the United States is commonly traced back to a 17th-century feast in Plymouth, Massachusetts, that was held in celebration of a good harvest. There was... Read More

Discovery Cancels 'Dirty Jobs'

After a long and successful run, the Discovery Channel has canceled Dirty Jobs, the show Brian Stelter in the New York Times called "a forerunner to the genre of weird-workplace reality television... Read More

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Thanksgiving Travel Up Across U.S.

For the fourth consecutive year more Americans are traveling 50 miles or more for the Thanksgiving holiday, according to AAA. "We are on a slow climb back," said AAA New York spokesman Robert... Read More