News from the Field

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Birds Threatened by Coastal Bend Oil Spill

Texas's Coastal Bend bird population can barely flap its wings after a barge and ship collided in Galveston Bay two weeks ago, coating the bay and its birds in 100,000 gallons of heavy fuel. The... Read More

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Drone Hits Triathlete

A competitor in Australia's Endure Batavia Triathlon became an early casualty in the war between man and machine Sunday when an unmanned aerial vehicle fell from sky and clocked her right in the... Read More

Raw Milk Movement Gains Traction

The milk you buy at the store does not come straight from the cow—the utter-to-bucket method is long gone. Your milk must be pasteurized, or heated to kill bacteria, before it can be legally... Read More

One-Ton Crocodile Captured

An estimated 80-year-old crocodile weighing in at roughly 2,200 pounds was caught in Uganda last month. The Ugandan Wildlife Authority (UWA) was able to capture and relocate the man-eating... Read More

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Space Craft to Collect Moon Dust

NASA's ground crew maneuvered the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) just two miles above the Apennine Mountains on the bright side of the moon this weekend to collect particles... Read More