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Here’s How Climbers Are Ruining Mount Everest
Overcrowded with inexperienced climbers and polluted with waste, Mount Everest—one of the earth’s natural wonders—is...
This Man Was Left to Die on Everest, But These Hikers Sacrificed Reaching the Top To Save His Life
Near Everest's peak, the climbers faced a choice: head for the summit, like others had...
A 92-Year-Old Avid Hunter Set Out Into the Woods—Until He Realized He Didn’t Know How to Get Back
It wasn’t the first time Bill McDonnell had blazed his own trail in the wilderness....
My “Asthma” Turned Out to Be Chronic Heart Failure
John Sousa chalked his wheezing up to asthma worsened by seasonal allergies until he realized...
12 Most Dangerous Animal Bites You Can Get
Keep every part of you away from the mouths of these creatures or you could...
Former Alcatraz Inmate Reveals What the Prison Was Really Like
This is the real story of a prisoner at the infamous Alcatraz prison, incarcerated at...
The Thyroid Cancer Symptoms I Ignored—But You Shouldn’t
My sneezing, coughing, and wheezing seemed like springtime allergy symptoms—but they turned out to be...
6 Missing Person Mysteries That Were Miraculously Solved
Their families had lost hope of seeing them again, when miraculous circumstances led to their...
I Got Run Over By a Truck and Died—10 Months Later I Ran a Half Marathon
She spent three months in the hospital after a horrific bike accident. Almost dying is...
Doctors Still Can’t Explain How This Man Survived Nearly an Hour Without a Heartbeat
His recovery is a miracle.
11 People Who Came Back to Life Reveal What They Saw on “the Other Side”
It's the question we've all asked: What happens after death? These people say they have...
One Man Was in Desperate Need of a Kidney Transplant—Then His Longtime Friend Realized He Was a Match
Jim almost didn't attend the reunion with his Air Force buddies. His decision to go...
How I Survived a Rattlesnake Bite—With No Way of Calling 911 or Getting to a Hospital
There was no warning— just a silent and deadly bite in a remote area of Yosemite....
I Survived Child Abuse for Years—Here’s What Everyone Gets Wrong About It
Erin Cole was six months old when her parent's divorce caused her life to spiral...
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...
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 may...
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.
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...
10 People Who Literally Came Back to Life
Thanks to state of the art medical technology—like defibrillators in nearly every place of business—life...
A Widow Set out to Scatter Her Husband’s Ashes in the Woods—Soon She Was Lost
Would she make it out alive?
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...
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 about...
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...
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...
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