News from the Field

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Snake on a Plane Forces Landing

A pilot was forced to make an emergency landing on Tuesday in Darwin, Australia when a snake emerged from the control panels of his cockpit. Pilot Braden Blennerhassett, 26, was flying cargo for... Read More

Photographer: CAI SARFRAZ KHAN 2011

Mortenson Announcement Set for Thursday

Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock plans to release the results of a year-long investigation into allegations that author Greg Mortenson mismanaged the Central Asia Institute on Thursday at 11... Read More

Photographer: U.S. Navy Images/Flickr

Australian Company to Mine Ocean Floor

An Australian company plans to mine for minerals on the ocean floor near Papua New Guinea next year. Nautilus Minerals obtained a license for a in 30-month pilot project to mine a 23-acre section... Read More

Photographer: wordcat57/Flickr

Developer Chapman Reclaims TDX Land

Controversial real-estate buyer Tom Chapman has reclaimed a dozen parcels of Colorado land that were slated for protection from development, according to a press release from his company, TDX. In... Read More

Photographer: aperturismo/Flickr

Track Cycling World Records Tumble

On Wednesday, teams from Great Britain and Germany set new world records in the first two finals of the track cycling world championships in Melbourne, Australia. The British pursuit team of Ed... Read More