News from the Field

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Record Numbers on Public Transit

Americans turned to public transport more in 2013 than any other year since 1956. Attributed to a recovering economy, growing transit systems, and more options, Americans made 10.7 billion trips on... Read More

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California "Dodges Bullet"

Northern California "dodged a bullet," in the words of one law enforcement official, after a 6.9 earthquake struck off the Eureka coast at 10:18 p.m. PST on March 9. "This easily could have been a... Read More

75,000 Killer Bees Attack Woman

A swarm of 75,000 killer bees attacked a 71-year-old woman last week after she disturbed their hive. The woman, who works for Verizon, was about 90 feet from the nest of Africanized honeybees when... Read More

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New App Improves Athletes’ Eyesight

Forget eyeglasses and Lasik. Downloading an app might improve your vision by up to 31 percent. University of California, Riverside neuroscientist Aaron Seitz has found a way to gamify eyesight... Read More

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Big Payday for Runner Amane Gobena

To the victor go the spoils. Amane Gobena, the women's race winner of yesterday's L.A. Marathon, made more money per hour than half of U.S. wage earners made in 2012—about $30,612. Gobena,... Read More

Scientists Harvest Deadly Spider Silk

Don’t mess with a brown recluse spider. They've been known to eat each other and kill humans. But the poisonous little arachnids produce a silk that scientists and companies covet for... Read More