Originally created as an analogy for the threat of global nuclear war, the Doomsday Clock still hangs on a board in the University of Chicago – and still ticks over with doomsday predictions.
Remember that Asiana Airlines flight that crash landed at the San Francisco International Airport in July? Well, the the National Transportation Safety Board (in the States) has just released some never-before-seen footage of the brutal landing.
Yesterday afternoon, like so many summer afternoons in Johannesburg, saw some really destructive hail tear through parts of the city, leaving hundreds of people questioning the safety of their cars, windows and pets.
There are some serious concerns that Brazil’s world cup stadia will just simply not be completed in time for the football festivities in June next year. And now, progress has been slowed significantly after a crane crashed on top of a stadium in Sao Paolo yesterday, killing two people.
The dog that fell the equivalent of 50 stories into the depths of Kimberley’s big hole has been successfully rescued, thanks to a dedicated ER24 team.
This is possibly one of the most embarrassing helicopter crashes ever. If the pilot is reading this – we apologise – but you can’t hide stuff like this for long.
One day it’s just open sea – the next day there’s an island. Filmed just off the coast of Japan, an erupting volcano has just formed an entirely new island that is about 650 meters across.
If you were doubting the reported scale of the flooding in Somerset West, you can stop that right now. This insane aerial footage gives the clearest insight into the severity and spread of this weekend’s flooding in Somerset West, outside of Cape Town. Shot by Air Flow, the video description reads as follows: Flooding in […]
Florida seems a nice enough place to live. But there is always that niggling worry that there’s something wrong with Florida. Oh yes, that’s it – you’re permanently at risk of losing everything you own down a massive gaping hole in the earth.
With a maximum sustained wind speed estimated at 315kph, Typhoon Haiyan was probably the strongest tropical typhoon to make landfall in recorded history, meteorologists say.
In yet another case showcasing Australia’s uber-tight border control regulations, officials at Australia’s customs desk have declared international copies of Katy Perry’s new album, “Prism,” to be an indisputable bio-hazard. Why? Is it because her album is just so terrible and they need an excuse to get it off the number one spot on Australia’s Aria chart? No. It’s because Katy Perry gives away free seeds with her album.
National Geographic recently compiled an interactive map that allows us to examine what the Earth might look like if we allow all the sea-ice to melt. It is estimated that if said ice does melt, the ocean will rise by a full 66 metres. And anyone who knows how the ocean works will know that 66 metres is a stupendously ridiculous number that will have massive effects on the landscape.
What the hell is an Oarfish? While the term may escape laymen, the Oarfish has been well documented by marine biologists for years.It’s not anything too strange, it’s just strange-lookin’. Although, due to their mysterious beachings after storms,and thier tendency to linger on the surface of the sea when they are dying – they are a common source of sea-serpent tales. And boy, do we have a sea-serpent tale today.
It wasn’t a good night for the guests of this Florida resort in the town of Clermont. As they were settling down to go to bed, the earth opened up and swallowed most of the resort and their belongings into a 30m sinkhole. The guests evacuated in terror.
A faulty oil transfer between a tanker and a seabed pipeline on Saturday has resulted in some 50,000 litres of oil being spilled onto Thai beaches. The main impact zone is Ao Prao beach on Koh Samet island.
Incredible CCTV footage has surfaced showing the train crash in the northern Spanish region of Galicia as it happened.
Two people have died in a plane crash near Gauteng’s Lanseria Airport this morning. A light aircraft carrying multiple passengers downed near the the airport on Thursday morning, killing two occupants. It is not known whether the plane crashed on approach, or take off. While used on a daily basis for large commercial flights, Lanseria […]
Asiana Airlines Flight 214 that crash landed last weekend has horrific images but no video to show what in fact went wrong. An animated video by Jack Suchocki, an airline pilot and forensic animator, has since been released showing a rendering of the accident that took place last Saturday. According to YouTube, “All times, speeds, distances and scaling […]
The National Transportation Safety Board has tweeted more pictures from the crash of Asiana Airlines flight 214. The airplane crash landed on the runway of the San Francisco International Airport on Saturday 6 July 2013.
China’s Sichuan province has been hit with days of torrential rainfall causing deadly floods and landslides in the province. Some 220,000 people have been relocated, with 31 dead and 166 missing thus far.
What with it being storm season in Oklahoma, storm chasers are dotted around the area hoping to nab footage of monster twisters. Here’s a video of one storm chasing team who got way, way too close.
These Google images show Moore captured on 29 April 2013, before the tornado struck, and 22 May 2013, two days after the deadly tornado moved through the suburb.
Take a look at this crazy footage of flying debris and horror – incredible visuals you have never seen before.
Barbara Garcia was sitting on a stool in her bathroom, holding her dog when 350 kilometre per hour winds ripped her house down. During an interview with a local news agency following the disaster, a camera crew member noticed movement in the rubble behind Barbara.
This is devastating footage as a tornado flattens schools, homes and hospitals. The tornado swept through the town of Moore, a suburb outside of Oklahoma City. The worst affected suburb by far.
In a startling story of survival, a woman has been pulled alive from the rubble of a factory collapse in Bangladesh which claimed the lives of over 1,000 people. The survivor, Reshma Begum clung to life by eating biscuits scrounged from the backpacks of her dead colleagues who lay nearby.
On Sunday the crowd at Cuatro Vientos airfield were left flabbergasted when a jet blew up after it crashed into a hanger. The estimated 3,000 people who attended the air show in Madrid were evacuated from the grounds when this aerial acrobatics came to an abrupt halt.
Since man first penetrated Earth’s atmosphere, a slew of garbage has been piling up in Near Space. The majority of the junk up there is from space shuttles. Heiner Klinkrad, a European Space Agency (ESA) space expert estimates there to be about 27,000 objects in orbit, travelling 80 times faster than a passenger jet, and that number grows, daily.