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Orange Herald: The Bomb Behind Britain's Worst Nuclear Disaster

Soon after the Second World War, it became evident to the UK that the US had no intention of sharing their newly acquired nuclear weapons technology despite the UK's assistance in the Manhattan Project. As such the British government set about building its own atomic arsenal; leading to the worst nuclear meltdown in UK history. Read More >>

This Home is Designed to Stand Up to a Tsunami

Little can actually be guaranteed to survive the high-velocity wave walls and pummeling winds of a tsunami—but this house will at least put up a damn good showing. Read More >>

This Beach Is Made from the Blood and Bodies of 200 Tonnes of Dead Sardines

In Japan, there's a scary sight on a port in Isumi City of Chiba Prefecture. The ground has been covered by 200 tonnes of dead, rotting sardines and the ocean has been stained red with their blood. It looks like a beach from hell. Read More >>

Unspeakable Tragedy: £202 Million of Cheese Destroyed in Italian Earthquake

On Sunday, Northern Italy was rocked by a magnitude-6.0 earthquake. In the process, many cheese factories in the region suffered damage—and it is estimated that over 300,000 wheels of cheese, thought to be worth at least £202 million, have been destroyed. Read More >>

The Damage to NYC in The Avengers Would Cost £100 Billion to Repair

In their most recent outing, the Avengers protect Manhattan from complete devastation. But disaster experts claim that the damage would still set the city back more than Hurricane Katrina or even last year's Japanese tsunami. Read More >>

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This Recently Unearthed Homemade Video of the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster Shows Just How Dangerous Space Travel Really Is

It’s easy to forget that people died forging mankind’s path into orbit, space, the Moon, and beyond. This recently rediscovered original Super 8 video, shot from less than 10 miles away from NASA’s doomed Challenger launch site in 1986, brings it home in haunting detail. Read More >>

How To Land a Plane That's Missing Half a Wing

It's time to talk about the second letter in NASA: Aeronautics. Yes, NASA does mind-blowing things in outer space, but they also want you to get to your family reunion in one piece. NASA is making planes smarter. Smart enough to be flyable even when they're falling apart. Read More >>

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This Scary New Footage of the Japan Tsunami Makes Me Glad to Live in the Safety of Britain

I may not speak Japanese, but “oh crap” is pretty much universal no matter what language you shout it in. As the water breaks over the sea wall you can see cars get taken out by the water, their poor drivers trapped, in this just released footage of the horrendous disaster. Read More >>

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Navigation Data May Indicate Costa Concordia Had a Steering System Failure

This video shows the navigation path of Costa Concordia, the ship that ran aground in Italy. Lots of things went wrong after it hit the first rock, but her path reveals that they may have been a steering system failure before that. Read More >>

Spiderbot Goes Where Spiderman Can't, Including Nightmares

The next time you find yourself buried in rubble, your savior might not be a keen-nosed rescue dog but rather this terror-inducing robo-arachnid. Huzzah? Read More >>


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