News from the Field

Spinal Cord Injuries on the Rise

The biggest cause of spinal injuries in the United States used to be car accidents, but a new study conducted by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found that for people 65 and older, most... Read More

Photographer: Wikimedia Commons

Flatulent Cows Detonate Dairy Farm

A group of 90 highly flatulent cows brought down the house at a German dairy farm Monday when the concentrated methane gas emanating from their bodies exploded, damaging the roof of the farm's shed... Read More

Photographer: AP

Bull Running Comes to the U.S.

"We don't want people to die, but it may someday happen." That's what Rob Dickens said about the Great Bull Run, which took place at the Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas, on Saturday.... Read More

Photographer: jude/Flickr

Elephant Fat Farm to Open in CA

Even the elephants in this country can’t escape obesity. A study published last October found that about 75 percent of elephants in U.S. zoos are overweight. Now a Californian foundation... Read More

Photographer: familymwr/Flickr

Record Number of U.S. Athletes in Sochi

Next week, 230 American athletes will set the record for the largest delegation at a Winter Olympic Games. With 106 returning Olympians—who have 49 medals between them—fans will be... Read More

Photographer: José María Pérez Nuñez/Wikimedia

Doctor Fights Off Shark with Knife

James Grant, a 24-year-old doctor from New Zealand, was spearfishing off the country's South Island on Saturday. In about six feet of murky water, he felt a tug on his foot. He thought it was a... Read More