News from the Field

U.S. Nordic Skier Nabs Gold

American nordic skier Simi Hamilton is ringing in the new year by making history. On Tuesday, the 2010 Olympian became the first American male in decades to win a World Cup race—a... Read More

Dolphins Gather, Get High

A new BBC One documentary includes scenes showing dolphins thoughtfully squeezing an unidentified species of puffer fish to release its nerve toxin, then pass the dead fish between other marine... Read More

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9-Year-Old Boy Climbs Aconcagua

On Christmas Eve, Tyler Armstrong, a nine-year-old American boy, became the youngest person in recorded history to reach the summit of Mount Aconcagua, one of the Seven Summits and the tallest peak... Read More

Dry Run for Commercial Drones

Skeptics saying drones won't be delivering your Amazon holiday gifts anytime soon might want to think again. The Federal Aviation Administration is working to develop operational guidelines for the... Read More

Near-Space Tourism Takes Off

If you were riveted by Felix Baumgartner's parachute jump from the edge of space last year, now's your chance to sign up for a similar experience. Tickets went on sale Saturday for the ultimate... Read More