Yesterday, Tianjin, China was rocked by a terrifying explosion that has left 50 dead and more than 500 people injured. The impact of the blast was devastating—from the initial horrifying explosion to the shockwaves that shattered windows and glass a mile away and now to the aftermath—and has made the port city of…
Tragedy struck the world when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Kathmandu, Nepal earlier this morning. Over a 1000 people have died in the disaster that turned buildings into rubble and leveled the city’s 200-foot tall Dharahara Tower to the ground. The quake was so strong it caused an avalanche on Mount Everest and was…
Right now, in a place you've never visited, a person you'll never know is dying. If he's dying in a particularly devastating way—and, more importantly, if he is leaving behind shareable content—it is possible that millions of strangers will mourn his or her death tomorrow. Why?
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…
Yesterday at 8:42pm, a high speed train crashed in Galicia, Spain, killing 78 and injuring 140, 30 of them in critical condition. As the CCTV video capture shows, the train was traveling way too fast—according to the train engineer, as fast as 118mph (190km/h) more than two times the speed allowed in that track…
Haha, remember when that giant ocean liner sank taking the lives of over 1,500 people? It's a good thing come April that will have happened 100 years ago because that makes it ok to sell tacky novelty tie-in products. Right? Right?
Not again. Last night, during a Smith Westerns set at Pukkelpop 2011 in Belgium, a stage collapsed during a massive storm, killing five people and injuring more than a hundred. The video above shows the stage as it's coming down down.
Absolutely gut-wrenching video of the Indiana State Fair concert stage collapse from last night. Reports indicate a freak wind burst and sudden weather may be partially to blame, and that the concert was delayed at the time.
Alastair Senior, a 40-year-old man from New Zealand, was killed in gruesome fashion—decapitation—on a hovercraft test drive. Senior had been building his own hovercraft and was about to ride it for the first time when things got awry.
A 21-year-old woman was allegedly updating her Facebook page by cell phone when she struck and killed a 70-year-old pedestrian.
The suicide cluster at Foxconn has attracted the attention of a top Chinese official this weekend. Wang Yang, top Communist Party official of Guangdong, has called for improved conditions in the region. Previously, as part of an overall PR/HR initiative, Foxconn said it would increase workers' wages by 20%.
Here's a sad reminder that USB cables belong plugged into peripherals, not children. Toddler Trinity Anderson was playing with a USB cable plugged into a laptop and put it in her mouth, which shocked her and knocked her out.
Could a meteor strike be the reason behind the crash of Air France flight 447? The math geeks at Discover crunched some numbers and it turns out that it's not as implausible as you might think.
Here's a very sad story. A man and his oldest daughter used the GPS locator feature on the wife's phone to track her down and discover she was cheating. He then killed all his kids.
It turns out that the engineer who crashed a train in California last year, killing 25 people, was a big fan of texting constantly with teenage rail fans. And letting them drive his train.
After his parents took away Halo 3, Daniel Petric shot them both, killing his mother, according to the prosecution in this 17-year-old's murder trial.
We already know that the people involved in the trampling death of Jdimytai Damour on Black Friday were deplorable, but few could have imagined how bad things really were.
OK, Black Friday has officially gotten out of hand. A 34-year-old WalMart employee was trying to hold back the crowds at a Long Island store this morning at 5am, when they took the doors off their hinges and stormed the store. The man fell down and was trampled by over 200 people as he gasped for air. It's sad and…