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How Patagonia Gets 100% of Its Moms to Return to Work

National average is 79%

(Newser) - Patagonia has accomplished an amazing feat: Over the past five years, every single woman who has gotten pregnant while working for the high-end outdoor clothing brand has returned to her job. The national average is 79%. If the former stat sounds too good to be true, Patagonia's HR head... More »

Meet Dreadnoughtus, Biggest Dinosaur Yet

One in Patagonia weighed 65 tons, was still growing

(Newser) - Introducing the new king of the dinosaurs, at least in terms of size. Researchers in the Patagonia region of Argentina found a brute they've named Dreadnoughtus, and they're laying claim to it being the largest land animal whose size can be accurately measured—thanks mainly to the fact... More »

Argentina Opens Bar Made of Glacial Ice

You can only stay at GlacioBar for 20 minutes ... in a special cape

(Newser) - Well traveled tipplers should add Patagonia, Argentina, to their itineraries. A bar billed as the only one made (carved?) out of glacial ice opened there last week. Bellying up to this bar—whose specialty is Coke served with a bitter spirit called Fernet—is a little more involved: You'll... More »

Nazi Hunters Track 'Dr. Death' to Patagonia

Sadistic concentration camp physician is most wanted surviving Nazi

(Newser) - Investigators hunting Nazi war criminals believe they have discovered where their most-wanted war fugitive has been hiding, reports the BBC. The Simon Wiesenthal Center has sent experts to southern Chile to track down Aribert Heim, dubbed "Dr. Death" for his barbaric experiments on Jews in the Mauthausen concentration camp... More »

Good Job, Bad Job

A look at extreme differences in the work experience, from FedEx to Patagonia

(Newser) - There's a stark divide between good and bad employers in America today, and you don't want to be on the wrong side of it. In a New York Times excerpt from his new book, Steven Greenhouse compares FedEx and Patagonia. FedEx forces workers who deliver packages to be "independent... More »

Huge New Dinosaur Species Found in Argentina

(Newser) - The recently discovered fossil of a giant dinosaur that roamed South America 80 million years ago is not only remarkably complete but also represents a new species, Brazilian and Argentine paleontologists announced today. Futalognkosaurus dukei, a four-legged, long-necked herbivore, measured about 110 feet from head to tail and was four... More »

8 Best Innovations in Travel

Outside lists its 8 favorite travel innovations

(Newser) - Sometimes vacations can be more work then, well... work.  Outside finds some gadgets, places and websites that makes the trail run a little smoother.
  1. Singapore's Changi Airport
  2. The MLC bag from Patagonia
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Missing Lake Mystery Solved

A crack in the ice wall's to blame, scientists say

(Newser) - A Chilean lake that mysteriously went missing between March and May was a casualty of global warming, says the lead scientist investigating its disappearance. Melting glaciers created a stream of water that cracked one of the lake's ice walls, sending the water pouring into an adjoining fjord and, eventually, out... More »

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