SpaceX successfully launched and landed its Starhopper rocket-ship prototype in South Texas on Tuesday, a key step in the company’s quest to reach Mars. Before Starhopper’s final flight, though, the Federal Aviation Administration asked for “more hazard analysis” – likely because the launch site is near a small hamlet called […]
A suspected nuclear accident involving a new doomsday weapon killed a handful of people at a Russian weapons testing range earlier this month. Experts fear that as the strategic rivalry between Russia and the US heats up and the arms race kicks into high gear, more accidents are a real […]
In recent weeks, dozens of people have been killed or wounded in Russian military accidents involving fires and explosions. “There’s a tendency for accidents to happen in Russia,” Jeffrey Edmonds, a Russia expert at CNA, told INSIDER. Edmonds, a former CIA analyst, explained that Russia often combines a willingness to […]
A new lawsuit filed against Tesla alleges that a California woman was sent into premature labour after her brand-new Model X performed an “unintended acceleration” while she was in front of the vehicle, pinning her against the wall of her garage. She was eight months pregnant at the time, and […]
Half Dome at Yosemite National Park has seen at least 290 accidents and 12 deaths in the past 15 years. In May 2018, a 29-year-old biochemist fell to his death during thunderstorms. Yosemite authorities initially believed that the deaths were likely caused by overcrowding on the summit, so they began […]
SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, has built a new spaceship for NASA astronauts called Crew Dragon. The seven-person capsule made its first uncrewed spaceflight in March. It was supposed to fly astronauts this summer. But the same Crew Dragon spaceship exploded on April 20 during a ground […]
In 2019, daylight-saving time (or DST) begins on Sunday, March 10 at 2 a.m. Clocks move forward one hour at that time. The practice started in the US the early 1900s as a way to conserve energy. Today m any Americans think the it’s no longer worth the hassle. Research […]
Freak accidents have almost taken the lives of many beloved actors, musicians, and public figures. Harrison Ford survived an action movie-level plane crash and Amy Schumer credits a stranger for saving her life after a gruesome surfing incident. A car crash inspired Kanye West‘s debut single, “Through the Wire.” Oftentimes, […]
2018 was a busy year for the aviation industry, with nearly four billion people from around the world estimated to have used aeroplanes to travel. While the vast majority of worldwide flights departed and landed without incident, several surprising stories featuring bad behaviour by either passengers or crew members made […]
Peter Barclay, a 53-year-old from Virginia, accidentally impaled himself with his lance during a horseback stunt on Saturday. He was competing in an equestrian game in Williamstown, Kentucky when the incident occurred. He had been trying to pick a paper plate up off the ground with his lance when the […]
A team of engineers, including former SpaceX employees, set out to discover why cyclists are so resistant to wearing helmets. After three years of research and development, they are now unveiling a collapsible bike helmet that’s safer and more comfortable than the traditional model. The helmet resembles a baseball cap […]
Viagra, LSD, and pacemakers weren’t intentional discoveries. Often, world-changing discoveries happen when someone finds something they aren’t looking for. Sometimes, these discoveries are the result of a true accident, but often they are the result of someone realising a material can be used in a new way or for a […]
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Every year, Eurasia Group puts out their Top Risks report, and the world pays attention – from Wall Street to Washington. Here is their ranking for the top risks facing the world in 2018. The following is a transcript of the video: The biggest risks facing the world in 2018 […]
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