Matty Thomas

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Two skydiving planes collide in Wisconsin - and everyone lives

It was Mike Robinson's 937th skydive and his very first"freak" accident.<p>One moment, the 64-year-old skydiving instructor was clinging to a plane over Wisconsin on Saturday at sunset, ready to jump with eight others. All nine were on two Cessnas cruising in close formation, with all but two jumpers …

john chege on Twitter: "Solar Eclipse and Milky Way seen from ISS (International Space Station) http://t.co/yQ8jnn47Km"

In Maryville, Anonymous must beware the risk of vigilantism

In what feels, after Steubenville, like a case of rape deja vu, a disturbing new story in which a girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a popular high school football player while an onlooker took photos is making national headlines.<p>This time, the case is out of Maryville, Missouri, where …

Nobody has ever been nothing. We are all equally something and some of us are much luckier than others. I was less lucky than I am now for over a quarter of my life, which is something like three quarters of my adult life - I’m not lucky enough to be good at math - my point is, I’ve felt like “nothing” for more waking hours on this planet than I’ve felt like anything.

Can you give some advice for a person who dropped out of college, to follow her dream (I want to be a doctor.) But I failed the test I need to take …

How Naps Affect Your Brain and Why You Should Have One Every Day

I’m a big fan of afternoon naps. In fact, I was super excited when joining Buffer to hear about how the team is pro-napping. It’s not everyday you …

Airships

Since the 1850s, engineers have been experimenting with powered lighter-than-air flight, essentially balloons with steering and propulsion. Like other early aeronautical experiments, the trial-and-error period was lengthy and hazardous. Dirigibles (with internal support structures) and blimps …

10 of the Most Dangerous Space Walks Ever Done

The blockbuster film Gravity features one heart-stopping emergency in space after another, most of them outside the confines of a spacecraft. Real-life emergencies during extravehicular activity, or EVA, are more rare, but they do happen.<p>The blockbuster film <i>Gravity</i> features one heart-stopping …