A team of pilots and a medical worker are in the midst of evacuating a sick staff member from a science base near the South Pole. The rescue attempt is considered treacherous given the extreme midwinter temperatures and distances involved.
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.
Here's a new spin on one of Apple's old marketing campaigns: if you don't have an iPhone, you can't rescue a baby from the bottom of a well.
A little advice: If you drop your phone in the toilet, think twice before going after it. Otherwise you could end up like this man in China who did that and had to be rescued by firemen. On television.