News from the Field

So Long, Sochi

After years of hype and more than $50 billion spent, the costliest Olympics in history have come to a close. Despite all the negative press, ranging from the now-ubiquitous #SochiProblems (which... Read More

Naples Plans to Eliminate Dog Poop

Naples, Italy, has implemented a canine DNA testing program—but not to learn more about which breeds are most popular in the coastal city. Rather, Naples hopes to rid its sidewalks of dog... Read More

Windsurfer Crosses Florida Straits

A Cuban windsurfer braved treacherous currents, sharks, and fickle weather to successfully cross the Straits of Florida last week. Henry Vergara Negrin, 24, left Havana Tuesday morning with two... Read More

The Rise of the Fitness Band

Wearable bands are seeing dramatic sales growth, according to a new report from industry researcher Canalys. During the last six months of 2013, 1.6 million smart bands were shipped worldwide, and... Read More

Nude Ocean Swim Draws Hundreds

Nearly 1,000 naked people plunged into Sydney Harbour National Park on Sunday for the Sydney Skinny, the world's premier—and largest—nude ocean swim, the New Zealand Herald... Read More