Landslide moves entire home several feet off its foundation

It happened this Monday in Hoquiam, Washington: A landslide caused by the heavy rain now affecting the region—which "has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flood watch for much of Western Washington"—knocked an entire house off its foundation, moving it several feet towards the street. » 1/07/15 6:37am 1/07/15 6:37am

Is this week the worst week in American history?

History buffs might not know this already but it seems as if this week—April 14th to April 20th—might be the worst week in American history. Things like President Lincoln being assassinated, the Bay of Pigs invasion, the Columbine shooting, the Virginia Tech school shooting, the Oklahoma City bombing, the Boston… » 4/15/14 11:53pm 4/15/14 11:53pm

Aerial photos reveal the destructive path of the Midwest tornado

Tornadoes ripped through the Midwest of the United States earlier today and the damage it left behind is absolutely tragic. These pictures of Washington, Illinois, the worst area affected, show how a community gets shredded by natural disaster. The path is violent, the ground is scarred and the homes are just gone. » 11/18/13 10:40pm 11/18/13 10:40pm

NYC's First Inflatable Tunnel Plug Will Stop Floods, Smoke, and Gas

After Hurricane Sandy decimated the subway system last year, officials pledged to install new devices to help halt the rising tides—including flood gates and, more intriguingly, a device called a "tunnel plug." » 11/04/13 4:00pm 11/04/13 4:00pm

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

Amused to death: Which apocalypse movie is the most fun?

Every summer, the Earth gets destroyed by another couple of apocalyptic disaster movies. Why do we love seeing ourselves destroyed? Because daily life is a banal struggle, so global catastrophe or alien invasion seems fun in comparison. Plus, people behave beautifully when fighting a war together. » 8/21/13 6:11pm 8/21/13 6:11pm

The worst flight you can possibly imagine apart from crashing

Imagine being trapped in a plane with six toilets and 26 passengers suffering constant explosive diarrhea and violent vomiting for 13 hours. Imagine it and shiver. That's what happened in this Qantas flight from Santiago de Chile to Sydney, Australia. » 8/03/13 6:59pm 8/03/13 6:59pm

Can Earth be saved from an asteroid strike?

Asteroids hit the Earth with some regularity, and some of them are big enough to wipe out the dominant species on the planet. But can we stop an asteroid before it hits us? Science guy Bill Nye explains in this terrifying video. » 7/24/13 11:53am 7/24/13 11:53am

Why Did Obama Make Those Tornadoes? Ask the Tornado Truthers!

If our planet's increasingly extreme weather isn't caused by man-made climate change, then it stands to reason that it's actually caused by man-made supervillains using government technology to take American Freedoms with superstorms like Monday's mile-wide monster tornadoes. » 5/21/13 2:24pm 5/21/13 2:24pm

Prince Harry Rushes To Jersey Shore Scene of Hurricane Sandy Damage

The Royals are expected to do something now and then, and nothing says "I happen to be partying in New York" like Prince Harry taking a somewhat tardy disaster tour of the New Jersey shoreline devastated by Hurricane Sandy seven months ago. » 5/14/13 11:41am 5/14/13 11:41am