News from the Field

Asteroids Caused Nuclear-Scale Explosions

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's an asteroid? Believe it or not, there have been 26 nuclear-scale explosions in Earth's atmosphere between 2000 and 2013, the Guardian reports. One of the blasts... Read More

Google Maps Feature Time Lapses

Starting today, Google Maps users can revisit cached street views and watch time lapses of mankind's greatest urbanizations and decays. Google has added an unobtrusive clock image to the bottom... Read More

Osprey Nest Torn Down in Maryland

A determined osprey has found the perfect perch for its nest. The only problem? It's directly in front of a traffic camera near the Bay Bridge. The Maryland Transportation Authority has removed... Read More

Rescue Chopper Spots SOS

Three dits, three dahs, and three dits. Five snorkelers marooned off the coast of Queensland, Australia, were rescued yesterday after they spelled out this Global Maritime Distress... Read More

These Shoes Are Garbage!

How many shoes do you own? How often do you wear them before you buy a new pair? For Earth Day (that's today, folks), consider how much material you have contributed to the landfill over the years... Read More