The entrance to hell is in the center of Asia and it's terrifying

You are looking at the city of Mirny, located right in the heart of Asia, in the Republic of Yakutia, an estate associated to the Russian Federation. That terrifying hole is an open quarry 525 meters deep and 1.2 kilometers in diameter right next to the city itself. It looks like the gates of hell to me. » 6/13/14 2:50am 6/13/14 2:50am

And now one freakin' huge explosion

One freakin' goddamn huge explosion at some open-pit mine or a road construction or who knows what. Don't know, don't care: It's a freakin' huge explosion. That's all, people. Enjoy. » 4/19/14 5:48pm 4/19/14 5:48pm

Spectacular blue lava flows at this Indonesian volcano

Photographer Olivier Grunewald first learned about the Kawah Ijen volcano in 2008. A sulfur mine by day, this infernal Indonesian mountain turns into a surreal alien landscape when the night comes. His pictures—taken in very dangerous conditions—are stunning: » 1/13/14 2:40pm 1/13/14 2:40pm

First Photos of China's 298-Million-Year-Old Buried Forest

These are the first photos of some of the countless treasures found in the extraordinary 298-million-year-old forest discovered under coal mine in Wuda, Inner Mongolia, China. » 2/22/12 6:46pm 2/22/12 6:46pm

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Extraordinary 298-Million-Year-Old Forest Discovered Under Chinese Coal…

American and Chinese scientists are flabbergasted after discovering a giant 298-million-year-old forest buried intact under a coal mine near Wuda, in Inner Mongolia, China. » 2/20/12 11:58pm 2/20/12 11:58pm

Watch These Crazy People Jumping Into the Darkest Pit of Hell

These guys are Polish. They are also freaking crazy for jumping into this dark hole in an abandoned gold mine in the Czech Republic, near the Polish border. » 11/28/11 12:20pm 11/28/11 12:20pm

Ugandan Teachers Use a Live Bomb For a School Bell

Oh my, teachers in a rural Ugandan school were unknowingly using a live bomb as a bell. They would bang the bomb with stones to call the school's 700 students to class. It was a miracle nobody caused it to detonate. » 7/08/11 1:15am 7/08/11 1:15am

Mission Accomplished Chile: All 33 Miners Have Been Rescued

You're looking at the happy face of Luis Urzua, the last of the 33 Chilean miners to be rescued. As he stepped out of the rescue capsule he was greeted with a sign proclaiming "Mission Accomplished Chile" and applause. [CNN] » 10/13/10 9:30pm 10/13/10 9:30pm

Video: First Of 33 Chilean Miners Has Been Rescued Successfully

We're watching the live stream of the operation to rescue trapped Chilean miners and we're happy to share this moment with you: The first seconds Florencio Avalos, the first miner to be rescued, has spent above ground in 68 days. » 10/12/10 11:31pm 10/12/10 11:31pm

Live Video: Rescuing The Chilean Miners

Click to viewThe final preparations are underway to rescue the Chilean miners trapped about half a mile underground. Thanks to CBS News and Ustream, we can watch the hopefully smooth and trouble-free rescue operation live. [Ustream] » 10/12/10 8:30pm 10/12/10 8:30pm

This Is What It Looks Like Inside the Collapsed Chilean Mine

The 33 Chilean miners trapped a half-mile underground have made a video of themselves and the place they may be staying for months using a camera handed down to them through a bore hole. They even sing a little bit! » 8/28/10 1:00am 8/28/10 1:00am

Convenient Illumination, Thy Name Is Magnetic LED Mine

As long as you live in a submarine, a refrigerator or a steel box, this Striker magnetic LED mine will be extremely useful for odd-angle illumination. If not, not as much. $9 dudes! » 3/02/09 1:20pm 3/02/09 1:20pm

WWII Mine Blown Up Spectacularly in Front of English Beach

This is what you get down on the beach on a Saturday afternoon—if you're in the West of England. Experts detonated a German mine from the Second World War after they discovered it in Bridgwater Bay. The 10 x 2.5-foot mine was dropped during the war by a German bomber, and was discovered sitting in mud by a fisherman. … » 4/13/08 8:30pm 4/13/08 8:30pm