News from the Field

Park Closes Road to Thwart Poachers

Under the cover of night along the Northern California coast, poachers with chainsaws and ATVs have been chipping away at the old-growth forests of Redwood National and State Parks. Most of them... Read More

Tony Hawk Introduces "Real" Hoverboard

In what can only be described as an elaborate hoax, Tony Hawk, Back to the Future’s Christopher Lloyd, and a crop of athletes and celebrities introduced the world to a real-life hoverboard.... Read More

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We've Trained Bears to Love Our Food

Next time you have to bear-proof your campsite at night before snuggling into your sleeping bag, don't feel quite so resentful. Bears love human food, but that's because we've trained them to make... Read More

Photographer: Courtesy of Titan Aerospace

Facebook Eyeing Drone Fleet

Facebook is reportedly in talks to purchase Titan Aerospace, a producer of solar-powered, near-orbital unmanned aerial vehicles. Titan UAVs can stay airborne for up to five years without landing... Read More

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The Granddaddy of All Snowmen

Just as Michelangelo saw a statue in a block of marble, Minnesota farmer Greg Novak saw a 50-foot snowman in the pile of snow he'd accumulated on his property. As the St. Cloud Times reports,... Read More