Watch: Australian runs marathon in under 17 hours pulling a 1.6-ton truck

March 4 (UPI) — An Australian athlete broke a world record when he ran a marathon in 16 hours and 12 minutes — while pulling a 1.6-ton truck. Corey Phillpott, …


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Queer in the country: Why some LGBTQ Americans prefer rural life to urban ‘gayborhoods’

Not all gay people enjoy big cities, but pop culture has little to say about rural LGBTQ life. Ruaridh Connellan / Barcroft Media via Getty Images Pop portrayals of LGBTQ …


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Scientist at work: Tracking the epic journeys of migratory birds in northwest Mexico

Shorebirds gather by the thousands at important feeding and resting areas, but how individual birds move among sites remains a mystery. Julian Garcia-Walther, CC BY-ND One morning in January, I …

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