News from the Field

Helmeted Bike Riders Go Faster

A study published in the May issue of the American Journal of Public Health suggests that novice male cyclists go faster when they're wearing a helmet. The study, which tracked the speed of 587... Read More

Man Lands Wingsuit Jump Without Chute

On Wednesday in Ridge Wood, England, stuntman Gary Connery became the first person to successfully land a wingsuit jump without using a parachute. Connery, 42, jumped from a helicopter at 2,400... Read More

Students Suspended for Biking to School

A high school principal in Michigan on Tuesday suspended 65 seniors for biking to their last day of classes. Principal Katharine Pennington suspended the students for the day, told them they could... Read More

Honnold, Caldwell Free-Climb Triple Crown

Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell became the first people to free climb Yosemite's El Capitan, Half Dome, and Mt. Watkins in a single day, a challenge known to rock climbers as the Triple Crown. The... Read More

Private Rocket Heads to Space Station

On Tuesday, SpaceX launched a private, unmanned space capsule from Cape Canaveral, Florida, to dock with the International Space Station, the first non-governmental spacecraft ever to do so. The... Read More