News from the Field


Man Who Abandoned Dog on Mountain Sentenced

A Colorado man who left his dog on top of a 14er last August was sentenced on Wednesday to a year of probation and 30 hours of community service. Anthony Ortolani pled guilty to a misdemeanor... Read More

Photographer: Raymond Bucko/Flickr

Father and Sons Die of Exposure in the Ozarks

A father and his two sons died from exposure while hiking on the Ozark Trail in southern Missouri on Saturday. David Decareaux, 36, his sons, Dominic, 10, and Grant, 8, and their yellow lab had... Read More

Photographer: Matthew Simantov/Flickr

Axe to Send 22 Men Into Space

Men, you are in luck. Women, you are not, because Axe is sending 22 men—men—from around the world into outer space. In a bizarre and slightly pitiful advert starring 82-year-old Apollo... Read More

Photographer: Wikimedia Commons

GPS Leads Driver 900 Miles in Wrong Direction

Long have we been warned of the dangers of implicitly trusting technology. Classic films such as Terminator, War Games, and 2001: A Space Odyssey made the point as far back as the '60s. But one... Read More

Photographer: Wikimedia Commons

Journalist Goes for 7-Year Walk

Paul Salopek, having already won two Pulitzer Prizes, the admiration of millions, and almost every other major journalism award on the planet, has decided there is nothing left to do but set out on... Read More