News from the Field

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Beijing Man Builds Apartment-Top Mountain

Chinese authorities have given a Beijing resident 15 days to tear down an artificial "mountain" he built illegally on top of a high-rise apartment block. Neighbors say workers hired by Zhang... Read More

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First "Practical Jetpack" Approved for Tests

The creators of the world's first "practical jetpack" have been given the go-ahead to perform test flights by New Zealand aviation authorities. Despite the name, the Martin Jetpack doesn't actually... Read More

Photographer: Raul Hernandez Gonzalez

Costa Rica to Close All Zoos

The Costa Rican government is planning to close two of the country's oldest zoos in what it says is the first step to moving all captive animals to sanctuaries or back into the wild. The... Read More

Photographer: Steven G. Johnson

Testicle-Biting Fish Found in Sweden

A testicle-biting fish native to the Amazon is causing concern among swimmers in Scandanavia after an 8-inch specimen was caught in a strait between southern Sweden and the Danish island of... Read More

Sinkhole Destroys Florida Resort

Portions of a Florida resort were destroyed Sunday when a 60-foot-wide sinkhole formed below two buildings, collapsing one and sinking the other, CNN reports. All guests inside the... Read More