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Deadly, 40,000-foot fire tornado revealed in new videos

Harrowing new footage released by California's firefighting agency Cal Fire reveals the massive fire tornado that led to the death of a firefighter …

Weather

Hubble just took a brand new photo that will make you feel completely insignificant

We all might be anxiously awaiting the eventual launch of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope — which has been stuck in an endless series of delays …

Universe

Elon Musk Is Broken, and We Have Broken Him

Of all the striking things about the interview with Elon Musk <i>The New York Times</i> published Thursday night—the tears, the lack of regrets over certain …

Tesla

China May Be Adding a ‘Nuclear Element’ to the South China Sea, the Pentagon Warns

The Pentagon sounded a warning over China’s plans to introduce floating nuclear power plants on disputed islands and reefs in the South China Sea, …

China

An SR-71 pilot describes what it's like to fly the legendary Blackbird at Mach 3: 'You don't have any sensation of speed'

A retired Air Force pilot who flew the SR-71 Blackbird recently told the Pensacola News Journal what it was like to fly the legendary aircraft that can cruise at three times the speed of sound.<p>"At that altitude, you don't have any sensation of speed," Ret. Air Force Col. Joe Kinego told the News …

Aviation

Video: Dani Arnold Sets New Speed Record on Grandes Jorasses

Swiss climber Dani Arnold has set a new speed record on the Grandes Jorasses in the Alps. Known for his fast and light ascents, Arnold was able to …

Mountaineering

Lookback: Rounding Cape Horn — a nightmare at sea

A historical narrative on the California Gold Rush would be incomplete if it failed to mention the 49ers' nightmarish, hair-raising, white-knuckle voyages around the southern tip of South America, otherwise known as Cape Horn.<p>For many who attempted this all-dreaded passage, their short-lived trip …

Sailing

Tesla allegedly covered up drug trafficking and spied on employees at the Gigafactory, whistleblower says

A former in-house security team member files the second SEC whistleblower complaint of the summer<p>A former member of Tesla’s in-house security team has told the Securities and Exchange Commission that the company silenced internal investigations into alleged criminal activity at the Gigafactory in …

Tesla

"Lifeguard drone" rescues swimmer in Spain

This Wednesday, a group of seven swimmers located about 70 m (230 ft) from the beach at Spain's port of Sagunto found themselves caught in an …

Drones

Thousands of Army Ants Build an Impressive Bridge With Their Bodies In Order to Swarm a Wasp Nest

Thousands of army ants in Costa Rica amazingly worked together to build an impressive ropy bridge using their own bodies in order to swarm a highly …

Costa Rica

Extreme Machine: Unscrambling the Triumph Scrambler

Scramblers are still very much on trend—and the Triumph Scrambler is one of the coolest examples of the breed. But when Justin Webster got his hands on one, he saw potential for something <i>much</i> wilder.<p>He’s effectively unscrambled this Scrambler 900, transforming it into a tire-shredding, street …

Motorcycles

“Cocaine, Speed, and Gallons of Jack Daniel’s”: The Last Rock ’n’ Roll Superstars Were … Korn?

“Korn, Manson, Bizkit—that was the golden age of music, I believe. And after us, it died.”<p>Jonathan Davis, who at 47 has been Korn’s lead singer for …

Music

Russian satellite’s weird orbit spooks US

IT’S small. It's nimble. It’s doing strange things over our heads. And Russia's new Kosmos 2521 satellite has the potential to bring the world’s …

These Forbidden Catacombs With 6M Dead People Under Paris Are Extremely Scary And People Are Eager To Visit

Back in the mid-18th century, the city of Paris faced a gruesome and real issue – overflowing cemeteries. So, feeling the sense of urgency, Parisians …

France

Asian Games 2018: speed climber questions ‘unfair’ Olympic format that has competitors playing catch-up | Outdoor & Extreme | South China Morning Post

Sport climbing is making its debut at the Asian Games in Jakarta on August 23, but climbers have questioned organisers’ use of the Olympic format …

Climbing

This Guy Just Broke The Record For The Biggest Wave Ever Surfed And The Video Has Me SHAKING

I'm having heart palpitations 🤙 🤙 🤙

Extreme Sports

Musk Says He’s Working With Silver Lake, Goldman to Take Tesla Private

Elon Musk continued to drip-feed details of his controversial plan to take Tesla Inc. private, saying late Monday that he’s getting advice from …

Tesla

Utah man crashes plane into his own house after assaulting wife, police say

PAYSON, Utah — A Utah man flew a small plane into his own house early Monday just hours after he had been arrested for assaulting his wife in a nearby canyon where the couple went to talk over their problems, authorities said.<p>The pilot, Duane Youd, died. His wife and a child who were in the home …

Domestic Violence

NASA Just Sent the Fastest Spacecraft Ever to the Sun

NASA has launched what will be the fastest moving spacecraft in the history of mankind, and it is heading right to the Sun. But don’t get heated …

Parker Solar Probe

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Consciousness

Spacecraft to extend lifespan of satellites

Chinese satellite experts are designing a new type of spacecraft that will be capable of moving a de-orbiting satellite back into its intended orbit, …

Watch Tesla Model S P100D Race McLaren 720S

That reticent Tesla is like a stealthy stalker.The Model S P100D has been matched up a lot of times with gasoline-powered supercars and sports cars. …

Tesla

Eagle-eyed conspiracy theorists spot bizarre 'military base' on Google maps in the middle of the Gobi desert

EAGLE-eyed conspiracy theorists have spotted a 'hidden military base' in the middle of the Gobi desert.<p>The strange, circular landing strip was …

Paranormal

How to Scout the Perfect Photography Location

One of the most overlooked aspects of being a good photographer is finding that ideal location for a shoot. It can be a shoot for your personal …

Landscape Photography

12 of the Best Hiking Trails in the World

9. Cerro Tronador, Argentina: Moderate (36 km, 22 mi)<p>The Cerro Tronador and Refugio Otto Meiling trek out of Bariloche, Argentinian Patagonia has …

Hiking

How Could Someone Steal, Start and Fly an Airliner?

At around 8pm Pacific time on August 10, 2018, a Bombardier Dash-8 Q400 aircraft was commandeered, started and stolen from one of the world’s busiest …

Airports

Here Are The Audio Recordings Of The ‘Broken’ Man Who Stole An Alaska Airlines Plane Before Crashing

9:48 AM 08/11/2018<p>The audio recordings of the radio chatter between air traffic control at Sea-Tac International Airport and a reportedly suicidal …

Air Traffic

Man Who Stole Alaska Airlines Plane Said He Was 'Just a Broken Guy'

A ground worker stole an Alaska Airlines plane from Washington’s Sea-Tac airport on Friday.<p>He flew erratically for some time while, according to the …

Air Traffic

Family and friends try to reconcile Richard Russell's action with the person they knew

<b>(CNN) —</b> Richard Russell was a funny, gentle and hardworking man, said family and a colleague of the airline employee who stole a passenger plane from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and flew it for an hour before he crashed and was killed.<p>Calling him by his nickname, "Beebo," Russell's …

Horizon Air

F-15Cs break sound barrier to intercept stolen airliner out of Seattle airport in bizarre incident

In a bizarre incident originating from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Washington state an Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Bombardier Dash 8 twin-engine turboprop commuter airliner was commandeered by a lone male, reported to be an airport maintenance worker, and crashed into the ground on …

Washington State