The Odds of Dying in a Freak Accident Are Higher Than You Think

When I hear that someone (usually in Florida) died in some freak accident that involves fireworks or sidewalks or parked cars or wild animals, I wonder to myself, what the hell are the odds of that freaking happening? The good thing? They're pretty high! The bad thing? It really, really sucks for that poor soul who's… » 2/16/13 2:00am 2/16/13 2:00am

Wind Turbines Murdering Bats By Popping Their Lungs

On the list of ways to go, having your lungs explode is definitely on the gnarlier side. Too bad for bats in treehugging locales, though, because that's what's happening » 8/25/08 7:00pm 8/25/08 7:00pm to them, due to a pretty serious error with their awesome echolcation systems crossing with the seemingly benign forces of Bernoulli's principle put…

Wi-Fi May Cause Death, Or Something Even More Serious

The chairman of the British Health Protection Agency is worried about all that Wi-Fi coverage everywhere. Sir William Stewart is calling for a formal investigation as to whether all that wireless radiation from Starbucks, your house and free municipal access is giving you health problems. Good thing you're not this … » 4/23/07 10:00am 4/23/07 10:00am