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Climber survives 50-foot fall on Half Dome

A San Diego man is recovering after being seriously injured in a fall while climbing Yosemite's Half Dome earlier this month.<p>Alex Doria told ABC 10 KGTV that his foot slipped, sending him tumbling 50 feet down a sheer granite face on the iconic crag. The fall broke his back, foot, wrist and ribs.<p>A …

Climbing

110 Giant Steps: Long-Necked Dinosaur Breaks Record for Longest Trackway

Imagine a dinosaur footprint as long as a young child is tall. Now, imagine 110 of them. Amazingly, that's what paleontologists have discovered in …

Paleontology

Pack of dogs mutilate elderly woman during morning walk

A pack of dogs attacked and nearly killed an elderly woman in Mississippi — “mutilating” her and causing horrific injuries to her neck and head — …

The sturgeon full moon in partial eclipse - in pictures

August’s full moon, known as the sturgeon moon, featured a partial eclipse as it was slightly covered by the Earth’s shadow

Sturgeon

Iridescent cloud? Or circumhorizon arc?

It’s easy to confuse these 2 elusive, colorful, beautiful daytime sky phenomena. How can you tell the difference?<p>George Preoteasa responded to the …

Waterfalls are pretty, natural and deadly wonders

CLOSE<p>Officials from Transylvania County and forest services talk about the importance of safety while enjoying the counties' waterfalls.<p>BREVARD – …

Where to Find the Darkest Skies in the U.S. for Serious Stargazing

The stars are waiting.<p>Timelapse filmmakers Harun Mehmedinovic and Gavin Heffernan have spent three years traveling to more than 500 locations to …

National Parks

Massive Landforms Have Just Been Discovered Under The Antarctic Ice Sheet

We've never seen anything like it.<p>Scientists have discovered massive landforms lurking under Antarctica - some as tall as the Eiffel Tower - and …

Global Warming

The True Story Behind Prince's Famous Basketball Game With Charlie Murphy

Micki Free remembers The Purple One's perfect jump shot.<p>In 1985, Micki Free found himself at the center of what would become television history: a pick-up basketball game involving Prince and Charlie Murphy. It's a game that has become embedded into pop culture thanks to the 2003 <i>Chappelle's Show</i> …

Time I

China's highest, longest glass bridge closes after too many people come to visit

If you're going to China to walk on the world's highest, longest glass-bottomed bridge, you might want to delay your trip awhile. The newly opened Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge in the country's Hunan province abruptly closed Friday because it was just too popular.<p>"We're overwhelmed by the …

Grand Canyon

Queen Serena Williams Wore A Neon Pink Sports Bra On The Red Carpet

And, in the least shocking twist of all time, she looked phenomenal.<p>It’s official: Serena Williams looks incredible in anything.<p>Need proof? Check out this outfit she wore to an event marking Australian lingerie company Berlei’s U.S. launch in New York City Thursday. The tennis champ wore a white …

Serena Williams

Roman 'curse tablets' summoning up demons discovered in ancient Serbian tomb

Pagan and Christian gods invoked in long-forgotten languages and strange symbols.<p>Ancient Romans used magical inscriptions to bring vengeance on …

Son of Kansas State Rep Scott Schwab Dies on World's Tallest Water Slide

The son of a Kansas state lawmaker was killed while on the world's tallest water slide, officials said.<p>Ten-year-old Caleb Schwab died on the Verrückt ride at the Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City, his family said in a statement. He was the son of Republican state Rep. Scott Schwab.<p>"Since the …

Water Parks

Georgia Dad Charged in Hot Car Deaths of Twin Toddlers

A Georgia father was charged with manslaughter Friday in the deaths of his twin toddler daughters, who he is accused of leaving in the back seat of a hot car.<p>Asa North, 24, is being held without bond on two counts of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of reckless conduct, according to Carroll …

New Orleans

Are the Aliens Trying to Extinguish an Entire Star?

Megastructures were just the beginning.<p>It's surely too early to say what their motivations might be—or what they even look like and whether they think that humans are cool or lame—but a paper posted this week to the arXiv pre-print server makes it all too clear that aliens are attempting to destroy …

James Webb Space Telescope

Awesome Video Compares the Size of Different Planets and Stars in the Universe

If you want to feel small and get a sense for the awesomely overwhelming scale of the universe and all of its planets and stars and empty space, …

Best Nigerian Blog

The following day, Ayo came back to the house so early and went straight to his room where he met his wife and son sleeping. Ayo: Adaobi! Adaobi! He …

Water tunnels beneath Mexican tomb carried ancient Mayan ruler away to the underworld

The stone slab that topped Pakal's 20-ton sarcophagus was covered with carvings appearing to depict the ruler's resurrection in the afterlife. It has …

New Mexico

Is Hawaii’s Biggest Volcano About to Blow?

Photo by Anish Patel/Flickr<p>Mauna Loa, Hawaii's largest active volcano, during a quiet moment.<p>Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano on Earth, is …

Geology

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18 Mesmerizing Photos of the Stars

It's official: These are the most beautiful night sky photos of the year.<p>Some photographers shoot celebrity portraits, while others prefer celestial bodies of an entirely different sort. Every year, the Central West Astronomical Society in Australia celebrates those astrophotographers with the CWAS …

A New Explanation for One of the Strangest Occurrences in Nature: Ball Lightning - Facts So Romantic

Every so often, given the proper conditions, a small and roughly spherical piece of the atmosphere around us will briefly catch fire. As they are …

Catchfire

Scientists Just Discovered Something Extraordinary About Iceland’s Huge Volcano Eruption

Two years ago, Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano erupted—and it kept erupting for the next 181 days, forming the largest volcanic depression ever seen. …

Volcano district near Rome could be waking up

According to a study published in the <i>Geophysical Research Letters</i> journal, the <b>Colli Albani</b> (Alban Hills) <b>Volcanic District</b> may be <b>active</b> and not …

The meteor that wasn't: Object could be International Space Station debris

STUFF.CO.NZ<p>An object thought to be debris from a space station was seen by many flashing through the southern sky on Tuesday evening.<p>An object which …

New Zealand

Peering inside supervolcanoes may unlock the mysteries of their violent eruptions

An ancient volcanic eruption is helping seismologists uncover the secrets of some of the most hazardous types of volcanoes found on Earth.<p>Using …

The Moon Can Trigger Earthquakes, New Study Suggests

"It's a really exciting discovery," says the lead author of the study, Nicholas J. van der Elst of the U.S. Geological Survey in Pasadena.<p>"The sun …

Mysterious Moon Scars Could Rewrite Earth's History

The Imbrium basin is so large it can be seen from the<br>Earth with the naked eye. It forms the right eye of the Man in the Moon<p><b>A really deep impact!</b> …

Astronomy

What If the Moon Disappeared Tomorrow?

Ah, yes, the moon. To it, over it, shooting for it. Blue, green. Pies, faces, shines, lighting. And I haven't even gotten to all the <i>Luna</i>-based …