Ukrainian freighter MV Arvin was headed through choppy waters in the Black Sea when it broke in two. The 1975 vessel, 113m long, was in sight of land and other ships when disaster struck, but at least two crew died before help could arrive and some sources say four are dead. There appears to be some controversy over the speed of the response; the video shows that the captain immediately called in a mayday and described the vessel's problem in clear English.
More than 20 people are feared dead after devastating mudslides in Japan, with two bodies so far recovered. Videos shot in Atami, a resort town, show walls of mud overwhelming buildings Saturday, carrying cars, debris and even houses downhill. The disaster followed days of torrential rain in Shizuoka prefecture, with more falling in the first… READ THE REST
A crush at the Lag BaOmer religious festival at Mt. Meron in Israel left at least 45 dead and 150 more injured Friday morning, caused by participants crowding onto a slippery staircase in a packed corridor. NPR: Witnesses said people were asphyxiated or trampled in the tightly packed corridor. The stampede occurred in the men's… READ THE REST
At 20 minutes long, no time is wasted in this forensic reconstruction of August's massive explosion in Beirut. Footage of the fire and the detonation are carefully timestamped and positioned, the smoke plume studied by experts, and both the scene and the explosion modeled in 3D to determine exactly where, why and what happened. I… READ THE REST
Learning how to DIY is the perfect way to keep busy when we eventually have to go back to living in social isolation again, but some people just aren't quite sure where to learn how to create. Before you try and take up at-home barbering again, try this one-year Unlimited Plus subscription to Creativebug Fine… READ THE REST
Sleep is one of the most important things we can do for our bodies. Whether we're taking a midday nap or tucking in for the night, it's quite literally how we recharge and "clean" our minds from the stresses of the day. However, sometimes we don't get the proper rest we need due to improper… READ THE REST
There are lots of gizmos and gadgets for your computer out there these days, from ergonomic standing desks to fantastic apps that make daily tasks way easier. But when it comes to products that ensure safety and efficiency, you simply can't afford to ignore them. For your convenience, this fantastically priced bundle gives you access to… READ THE REST