News from the Field

First Ascent of Latok III West Face

A team of four Russian alpinists has recorded the first West-Face ascent of Pakistan's 22,798-foot Latok III. Alexander Odintsov, Evgeny Dmitrienko, Ivan Dozhdev, and Alex Lonchinsky spent 15... Read More

Jackson Dominates Kayak Champs

Dane Jackson, the 17-year-old kayaking phenom, collected a bronze medal and three golds at the International Canoe Federation Freestyle World Championships, which ended Sunday. Jackson won gold in... Read More

Eskimo Whaling Exec Charged with Theft

On Monday, a federal grand jury in Anchorage indicted Teresa Judkins, former chief executive of the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission, on charges of embezzling more than $100,000. The panel brought... Read More

Guys: BPA May Make You Less Sexy

BPA (bisphenol-A), a toxic compound used in plastic production, has been linked to breast cancer, early puberty, and infertility. Now, a study on deer mice released Monday by the University of... Read More

Bit by a Snake? Use This Cream

Australian researchers have found an unlikely new field treatment for snakebite: ointment used to treat angina. A paper published today in the journal Nature Medicine suggests that snakebite... Read More