A group of friends in Louisiana have been following a longstanding tradition of building massive holiday bonfires that are big enough to stop anyone in their tracks. But instead of going tall with their build, they went long with a 78-foot alligator display.
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In November 2014, a little orange and white ball named BB-8 rolled across the screen in the first "The Force Awakens" trailer, the next generation of plucky droids in the Star Wars universe.
Unlike its geographical poles, Earth's magnetic poles that serve as the foundation of our navigation are actively moving.
The bodies of two people missing after a volcano erupted on New Zealand's White Island last week likely washed out to sea and may never be found, police said Wednesday.
No, it wasn't your imagination. 2019 was a historically warm year. During the summer, dozens of cities in the US sweltered under record-high temperatures and waited out historically long hot streaks.
The stark reality of climate change is that even the cities that seem best defended against rising sea levels face the potential of catastrophic flooding.
Thousands of islands dot the Pacific Ocean between Asia's southern coast and Australia, and the people who live on them have stayed mostly isolated from the digital age.
With hindsight, it looks embarrassingly inappropriate, but long before New Zealand's White Island volcano erupted killing at least 16 people last week, it was once humorously marketed as a fun destination for risk takers.
New Zealand on Monday marked one week since the deadly volcano eruption that came with little warning while 47 people were visiting White Island, as the search continues for the bodies of two people who remain missing.
Andy Ridley is shivering in a wet T-shirt on the deck of the Dreamtime after coming up from a dive on the outer edge of Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
A horde of large, fat worms descended upon a central California beach, spooked out of their burrows by a bomb cyclone.
A new study shows that the deepest point on land is under the Denman Glacier in East Antarctica. Glaciologists at the University of California, Irvine, were mapping the area only to find that the trough under the glacier went far deeper than they had imagined.
Authorities have released the names of more victims identified in New Zealand's White Island volcano eruption that left at least 16 people dead.
Another coastal storm is intensifying in the East, making for a wet and icy weekend ahead.
Military personnel will attempt to recover bodies of the remaining victims of New Zealand's White Island volcano tragedy at first light Friday local time -- four days after it erupted.
Geoff Hopkins says he will never forget the cries as the survivors of the White Island volcano eruption were pulled aboard the boat.
New Zealand has ordered 1,292 square feet of skin to treat patients injured in Monday's volcanic eruption on White Island, authorities said Wednesday.
There is a high chance New Zealand's White Island volcano could erupt again within the next 24 hours, volcanologists have warned, further disrupting efforts to recover the bodies of eight missing people who are believed to have died in an eruption earlier this week.
There were families on holiday. A honeymooning couple. All there to see one thing: the uninhabited moonscape of New Zealand's most active volcano, White Island.
Starting Tuesday, it will be even harder for Americans to visit Cuba as a Trump administration mandate to US airlines to cut flights to nine destinations on the island takes effect.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, there was a breathtaking diversity of planets. From the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, rebel ships and Imperial cruisers, we've seen a colorful variety of them come into view. Harsh deserts baked by twin suns, craggy caverns, lush forests, water worlds, mineral-coated surfaces, inhospitable ice, inhabited moons and even lava worlds have greeted our gaze.
Almost all patients who were injured in the deadly New Zealand volcanic eruption have suffered extensive burns to their bodies and lungs, as questions mount over the circumstances surrounding the tragedy that has left at least six people dead.
The deaths of at least five tourists in a volcanic eruption in New Zealand have raised questions over whether tour companies are taking enough precautions to keep visitors safe -- and whether tourists are aware of the risks.
At least five people were killed and eight more are still missing following a deadly volcanic eruption on New Zealand's White Island Monday.