How NYC Would Respond to an Actual Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Attack

It's been 30 years since the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man first squished through Manhattan. With Ghostbusters returning to theaters tomorrow for an anniversary run, we thought it appropriate to consider a very serious question: How would New York City actually fight an evil god in the form of a marshmallow man?… » 8/28/14 1:00pm 8/28/14 1:00pm

Explosions Devastate Taiwanese City, Killing 25 And Flipping Vehicles

The Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung was rocked by a series of gas explosions Friday morning, killing 25 people, injuring 267 others, toppling buildings and flipping vehicles over in the streets. » 8/01/14 12:19pm 8/01/14 12:19pm

Co-Owner of Philadelphia Inquirer Among 7 Dead in Mass. Plane Crash

Seven people are dead after a plane crashed at Hanscom Field in Massachusetts last night as the flight was en route for Atlantic City, NJ. Among the dead is 72-year-old Lewis Katz, the recent co-owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer. » 6/01/14 10:00am 6/01/14 10:00am

Watch This Crane Operator Get Plucked From Terrifying Inferno

Firefighters in Kingston, Ontario battled a major building fire this afternoon that may have been caused by a propane explosion. Worst of all, it left a man trapped on a crane at the site of the blaze — and the play-by-play of his dramatic rescue was captured on Twitter. » 12/17/13 4:13pm 12/17/13 4:13pm

Historic Bridge Disasters Caught On Film

People have been obsessively filming bridge collapses for over 70 years. Here is some footage of classic disasters that look like they could have been caused by kaiju. » 10/04/13 5:28pm 10/04/13 5:28pm

The Ten Greatest Infrastructure Failures In Modern History

Industrial disasters. Bad design, lack of maintenance, human error, mother nature, bad luck, or some combination thereof. Here are the ten worst in recent history. » 8/27/13 11:28am 8/27/13 11:28am

Spain Train Crash Driver: “I Fucked It Up... I Want to Die”

Moments after being dragged from the wreckage, the driver of the train that derailed in northwest Spain on Wednesday, killing 78, told his rescuers "I have fucked it up. I want to die." » 7/26/13 8:23am 7/26/13 8:23am

What Can I Do To Help After A Disaster?

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Hurricane Sandy was rough on me. Now that my power is back on and I'm getting things back to normal, what can I do to help people who are still struggling? » 11/05/12 1:00pm 11/05/12 1:00pm

Dallas Tornadoes Toss 18-Wheelers Through The Air

Those things flying are tractor trailers, lifted several feet up in the air by the extremely strong tornadoes in Dallas County, Texas. It's an emergency situation down there right now, and it seems it's not going to stop any time soon. » 4/03/12 6:15pm 4/03/12 6:15pm

Gas tanker explosion creates terrifying, gigantic fireball

This glowing fireball is not the coming of Harold Camping's apocalypse but the aftermath of a collision between a tanker carrying 8,500 gallons of gas and a minivan, which took place on the New Jersey Turnpike last night. Citizen journalist @MelissaJoann was there and filmed what she saw; this image is a still from… » 11/08/11 1:15pm 11/08/11 1:15pm

Hurricane Irene Approaches: Live Coverage

Hurricane Irene is churning up the East Coast like an angry 17th-century dairy maid. Obama has canceled his vacation to make us feel safe and evacuations are underway in New York City. Here's the latest news, with updates below. » 8/26/11 5:40pm 8/26/11 5:40pm

Boston's Big Dig: The Deadly Engineering Gift That Keeps On Giving

The Big Dig, a Boston engineering boondoggle that's national news mostly because you helped us pay for it, is basically a death trap. It's killed people already, and some precariously perched lights were preparing to off a few more. » 7/10/11 10:00am 7/10/11 10:00am

The World’s Greatest Mountain Road is Now a Lake

Pakistan’s troubles with unruly floodwaters began not in July, but way back in January. That’s when a landslide obliterated 15 miles of the Karakoram Highway and created the Attabad Lake. » 8/30/10 10:00am 8/30/10 10:00am

Have A Car-Related Horror Story? We Want To Hear It!

Have a car-related horror story you'd like to share? Embarrass yourself, get screwed over, or just plain do something stupid? Dealer moments! Mechanic moments! Funny moments! We want 'em all! » 8/05/10 5:30pm 8/05/10 5:30pm

Do You Have A Car-Related Horror Story? We Want To Hear It

Have a car-related horror story you'd like to share? Embarrass yourself, get screwed over, or just plain do something stupid? Dealer moments! Mechanic moments! Funny moments! We want 'em all! » 6/01/10 10:00am 6/01/10 10:00am