The picture above is terrible. It shows the catastrophic effects of the deforestation caused by the current gold rush in the tropical forests of South America. The consumption of gold worldwide is increasing in the last years due to the global economic crisis and the instability in the financial markets.
These before and after satellite images show a small sample of the destruction of several areas in Gaza. The United Nations Operational Satellite Applications Program has also published damage assessment documents with a detailed count of destructed and damaged structures.
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…
Siena is a lioness who recently got severely mauled by a buffalo. It's so bad that looking at her standing up with her leg almost ripped off her body looks like a surreal scene from a zombie movie. Happily, the vets rushed to save her life so she could take care of her cubs. WARNING: VERY STRONG IMAGES.
Gizmodo in Spanish reports on this image of the city Iquique, Chile, which suffered numerous fires after a magnitude-8.2 earthquake. Looks like a war zone.
National Geographic's Your Shot member John Goodman took this beautiful—and terrible—image north of Manhattan Beach in Los Angeles, California: "A lone surfer returns from the sea, bathed in the sodium light of an onshore industrial site." Two ways to understand Earth clashing in one perfect image.
Rated RR tested the Radically Invasive Projectile (yes, RIP) ammo against ballistic gel, filming it in super-slow motion to show you what a bullet like this would do as it penetrates the flesh of a human body. It's pretty terrifying stuff.
Argentina's beaches are getting quite dangerous during the southern hemisphere's summer. 70 people were injured by a swarm of piranhas about two weeks ago and now lightning has killed three teens and injured 22 people in a seaside spa of Villa Gesell, a coastal town in the province of Buenos Aires. Earth can be quite…
You're looking at Valkyrie Dome aka Dome Fuji, on the East Antarctic Plateau. Near these dark structures there is a ridge with hollows that can get down to minus 133.6 degrees Fahrenheit—minus 92 degrees Celsius. A team of NASA and US Geological Survey scientists have now officially declared this ridge The Coldest…
Writing for Quartz, meteorologist Eric Holthaus says that the super typhoon Haiyan about to hit the Philippines is the worst storm he has ever seen. With sustained winds of 190mph (305km/h) and staggering gusts of 230mph (370km/h), its "intensity has actually ticked slightly above the maximum to 8.1 on an 8.0 scale." …
There are three kinds of people in South Korea: those who make real money and live in real homes; those who make cents assembling your phones and share a room with six other people; and those lucky ones who make a few dollars and can afford these prison cells that they call "apartments."
Yesterday, a 19-year-old kid died when a remote helicopter partially decapitated him at Calbert Vaux Park, Brooklyn. It seems like a really terrible way to die, but it could have been worse—like literally dying from pain while having your testicles squeezed really hard. What's the worst death you can imagine?
A 19-year-old Queens man died Thursday afternoon after the remote control helicopter he was flying cut off part of his head and shoulder.
Every year, China puts out millions of college graduates who can't find jobs. Without any possibility to have a house of their own, they go to live into huge compounds—often underground—where they share rooms and bunk beds. They call them the "ant tribes."
This is not a Photoshop. He's Antonio López Chaj, a Los Angeles resident who received a brutal beating by a bar security guard in 2010. His skull was dramatically deformed after that, and he requires permanente nursing care. A jury has now awarded him $58 million in damages.