The only thing that rivals the sheer number of cute kitten videos on YouTube is footage of extreme stunts. There’s no shortage of daredevils taking to the skies in wingsuits, but Roberta Mancino has bested them all by soaring over the active Villarrica stratovolcano in Chile.
The internet is down in part of Chile, quite literally. One of Google’s data-spewing Loon balloons appears to have crashed in the South American country over the weekend.
The Pritzker Prize was announced this morning, an award many consider the highest honor for design. This year’s prize went to Alejandro Aravena, a Chilean architect you may not know—but definitely should.
A team of researchers working in Antarctica have discovered ice that contains arsenic, thought to have originated from copper mines in northern Chile.
Earlier this year, it was revealed that the US Pacific Northwest could face a 1-in-10 chance of a suffering a catastrophic, 9.0 earthquake within the next 50 years. We have to do a better job preparing for it. That’s where Japan comes in.
Chile was hit with another earthquake—a strong 8.3 this time—that forced a million people to evacuate and killed 11. It wasn’t as bad as the devastating 8.8 quake of 2010 but still, any time the earth is shaking is never a good time to be on the ground. Here’s footage taken of the earthquake inside a grocery store.
Picture it: you’re out hiking, shooting some video of beautiful Chilean waterfalls, when the mountain in the background suddenly starts erupting (for the first time in four decades). Frankly, this guy’s reaction is way more subdued and devoid of terrified shrieking than ours would have been.
Two days ago, Chile’s Calbuco volcano erupted for the first time in over four decades. It spewed an ash cloud nearly 10ten miles high, resulting in evacuations within a 12-mile radius around the volcano. Here’s what the action looked like from space.
This is terrifying. Chile’s Calbuco volcano erupted recently in an intimidatingly massive explosion that created a giant volcanic ash cloud. Actually, giant doesn’t even begin to describe it. It’s the first eruption for the volcano in over 4 decades and has caused 1500 people to evacuate the area.
A century and a half ago, the Carmenére grape was one of the most common Bordeaux grapes in France. And then a disease essentially wiped it out. So how did it recently reemerge in Chile?
Having survived 8,000 years, the Chinchorro mummies found in modern-day Chile and Peru have started decaying more quickly than ever before—in some cases even melting into gelatinous "black ooze." Scientists at Harvard think they've found the reason why.
The Villarica volcano near Pucón, Chile erupted early Tuesday morning, spewing a spectacular fountain of lava and ash that extended hundreds of meter into the air.
There was a terrifying scene in San Miguel, Chile last night when a fire truck drove through the twirling blades of a police helicopter. The collision caused the helicopter to spin wildly out of control until it eventually exploded in a ball of flame.
The name of this home perched on the cliffs of Zapallar, Chile, is the Catch the Views House. If it was mine, I would rename it The Dream. Created by LAND Arquitectos, they said it was designed to "catch as many views as possible." They succeeded.
It's been almost four years since 33 Chilean miners were trapped below the surface of the earth for 69 days. A story published this week by The New Yorker reveals some additional stunning details about their harrowing rescue, and some astounding new information about the mine itself.
The name for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) is exactly as literal as it sounds. When completed, it will be the largest optical telescope in the world. And to make room, they're blasting off the top of a mountain in Chile.
By nature, astronomical observatories have to be remote—far away from humans and cities and light pollution. That makes these extraordinary facilities difficult to visit, unless you've got Google Street View. Three of Chile's most remote observatories are now open to the digital tourist, and we've found you some of…
In Chile, where students have been protesting the outrageous fees at for-profit universities for decades, college grads received a fantastic gift from local artist Papas Fritas. He broke into the Universidad del Mar, stole $500 million in student loan documents, and burned them.