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This Man Protected Wild Bears Every Day for 13 Years—Until He Made the Ultimate Sacrifice
The bear was 20 feet away, head low, moving slowly but instead of retreating, it stared...
Suicide: My Mom Almost Took Me With Her
Bertha Loaiza grew up mourning the loss of her mother, never knowing the tragic truth...
Two Young Boys Fell Through the Ice and Were Trapped—Until a Neighbor Stepped In
A quick walk onto a frozen pond could have spelled disaster for these two boys.
6 People Who Froze to Death—and Came Back to Life
Once you freeze to death—that's it, right? Not always. With the right techniques, doctors...
This Dog Fell Off an 800-Foot Cliff—Weeks Later, He Was Found Alive
On a run in the Rocky Mountains, Eric Wagenknecht's dog, Merle, fell and was injured...
A Car Was Teetering on the Edge of a 50-Foot Drop When Strangers Stepped in to Help
One sudden move by the occupants of the car would send it over the edge.
I Had Two Strokes at Age 29—Here’s How I Recovered
Dina was a perfectly healthy young adult starting a new life—until she suddenly found...
This Woman Performed Her Own Cesarean Section—and Survived
With no one around but her other children, Ines Ramirez Perez did the seemingly impossible...
This Newborn Had Moments to Live—but a Touching Gesture Changed Everything
These parents wouldn't give up on their son, born 14 weeks premature.
I Almost Died of a Blood Clot at Age 38
An undiagnosed genetic mutation combined with birth control pills created the perfect storm for a...
9 Miraculous Medical Recoveries That Still Can’t Be Believed
Surely you can’t survive with only half a skull. Or can you? We’ve...
This Firefighter Tells What It Feels Like to Let A Wildfire Burn Over You
The most dangerous time for a wildfire is late afternoon, when the sun is hot,...
Why Wildfire Smoke Is Way More Dangerous Than You Realized
As wildfires have ravaged so much of the country recently, an air-quality specialist discusses how...
The Teen Who Had a Rare Combination of Cancers at the Same Time—and Survived
Her odds of getting both were one in ten billion.
10 People Who Literally Came Back to Life
Thanks to state of the art medical technology—like defibrillators in nearly every place of...
A Widow Set out to Scatter Her Husband’s Ashes in the Woods—Soon She Was Lost
Would she make it out alive?
12 Real Life Exorcisms That Actually Happened
The belief that evil spirits can possess humans has been terrifying people throughout history. That's...
8 People Who Fell from Incredible Heights and Survived
We've all had nightmares where we're falling, but for the people profiled here, it was...
A Brutal Storm Turned This Regatta into a Sailing Disaster
"The pair watched as one of their sails ripped in slow motion, as if by some invisible hands."
These Killer Snakes Are Terrorizing Southern Florida—and I Caught One of Them
Pythons are wreaking havoc on Florida wildlife. One reporter learns firsthand what’s being done...
This Teacher Saved a Cafeteria of Students from an Active Shooter
Her students now compare her to Chuck Norris.
This Is How a Water Bottle Could Save Your Life in a Hurricane
No, it’s not just for drinking.
These Two Cave Divers Were Trapped Underwater—with Only Enough Oxygen for One
They were the first ones to see the underwater caves. But when it was time...
13 Powerful Things Surviving a Terrorist Attack Taught Me About Life
Here's how I learned to see the good in a world that can seem, at times, to be horrifically evil.
After a Horrible Car Crash, Her Odds of Survival Were Just 100 to One
A car crash left Molei Wright functionally decapitated. Even if her body survived, her mind...
How Playing Football Almost Caused This Boy to Become Paralyzed
This 11-year-old’s brain injury completely rattled one devout gridiron family.
This Man Was Almost Swept Away in a Flood—Then a Stranger Stepped In
Unexpectedly, rushing waters grabbed hold of his vehicle and swept him away. He thought he...
Ex-Gunman Tells Us How to Stop the Next Mass Shooter
An eye-opening look into the minds of mass shooters—from a wannabe killer who was...
The Bravest Dogs in History
From rescuing swimmers to flying into space to saving countless soldiers' lives, these dogs have...
11 Psychology Experiments That Went Horribly Wrong
Science has given us amazing breakthroughs, but some researchers have been responsible for horrifying studies—...
This Climber Was Stuck in a Crevice for 22 Hours—Here’s How He Survived
Seth Rowe had descended into impossibly small crevices countless times without a problem. This time,...
3 Things You Must Do During a Tornado
When a tornado warning is issued by the National Weather Service office you could have...