Accidents & Natural Disasters

Drama at Sea: The Final Hours on the HMS Bounty
Drama at Sea: The Final Hours on the HMS Bounty

A cowboy captain sails an iconic tall ship into a hurricane—with deadly results. >>

10 Ways to Avoid Death by Freak Accident
10 Ways to Avoid Death by Freak Accident

A vending machine overturns. A tree suddenly splinters. 
A generator emits toxic gas. Random… >>

Crazy Ants Could Destroy the Entire Gulf Coast
Crazy Ants Could Destroy the Entire Gulf Coast

They’re coming by the billions—strange, creepy creatures that appear to be impossible to kill… >>

“We Were Buried in a Mudslide!”

Michelle Grainger, Steve Le Goff, and their neighbors survived two days of raging floodwaters. It… >>

Plane Crash Survivors in the Alaskan Wilderness
Plane Crash Survivors in the Alaskan Wilderness

Dense clouds obscuring his way, a pilot flies into a mountain. How could this family survive? >>

When Lightning Strikes a Golfer, Is the Course Responsible?
When Lightning Strikes a Golfer, Is the Course Responsible?

The caddie master learned of lightning in the area and set off in a cart with the club pro to get… >>

Who's Responsible for These Swimmers' Deaths?
Who’s Responsible for These Swimmers’ Deaths?

Did these beach-goers go in the ocean at their own risks, or did the city of Miami Beach have a… >>

Everest: The Mess at the Top of the World
Everest: The Mess at the Top of the World

Overcrowded with inexperienced climbers and polluted with waste, Mount Everest—one of the… >>

What to Read After a Hurricane
What to Read After a Hurricane

Shortly before Hurricane Sandy came to my town, flooding my house and knocking out the power (which… >>

Deadly Mind Tricks
Deadly Mind Tricks

Solid intuition or not, sometimes our gut instincts lead us to fatal errors. Learn about the brain… >>