person filling plastic cup with water at sink with caption 'here's one of the things we always do before a Hurricane' (l) hand placing quarter on cup of frozen water in freezer with caption 'that way if you lose power and the quarter goes down more than 2 inches' (c) quarter on frozen water in cup in freezer with caption 'you know your food is no longer good' (r)

‘I do this for everyday as well’: Hurricane Idalia prepper shares PSA on why you should always freeze a cup of water and leave a quarter on top

‘We have this set up all the time.’

On Aug 30, 2023 by Brooke Sjoberg

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TikTok becomes ground zero for toxic Ohio train derailment news as users push against ‘media blackout’

Millions of people are now learning about world events from TikTok.

On Feb 14, 2023 by Mikael Thalen

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‘The end is near:’ TikTok compilation video shows just how wild July’s been

‘We’re literally destroying the only planet we have.’

On Jul 12, 2021 by Phil West

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Google deploys ‘Person Finder’ app to aid Nepal earthquake victims

In less than a day, the app has already compiled 4,000 records about potential missing Nepalese parties.

On Apr 26, 2015 by Aja Romano

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Am I Going Down? app calculates odds that your plane will crash

Life and death is a numbers game.

On Jan 24, 2015 by Miles Klee

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Napa Valley earthquake causes devastating loss of wine

There’ll be no toasting tonight.

On Aug 24, 2014 by Miles Klee

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The final Facebook post from a passenger on MH17 is surreal, heartbreaking

Cor Pan and Neeltje Tol were just setting out on vacation.

On Jul 18, 2014 by Miles Klee

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Kids’ performance of Weezer song ends in disaster

One for the yearbook.

On Jun 19, 2014 by Miles Klee

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Off-duty cop saves man’s life in gas station inferno

John Vescio couldn’t ignore the call of duty.

On Jun 13, 2014 by Miles Klee

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Sorry, these Yellowstone bison didn’t predict a supervolcano eruption

Don’t follow the herd on this one.

On Apr 3, 2014 by Miles Klee

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Watch a Phantom drone in action at the Harlem explosion site

In the middle of the chaotic scene stood a rather nonchalant man in a hoodie and sunglasses, holding a giant white remote.

On Mar 12, 2014 by Miles Klee

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Amazing rescue of unconscious skydiver caught on helmet cam

12,500 feet above the planet is not a great place for a nap.

On Jan 31, 2014 by Miles Klee

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View a stirring memorial for UTA Flight 772—from space

In the middle of the Sahara, an eye-popping ode to lives lost.

On Nov 5, 2013 by Miles Klee

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Marching band’s sousaphone players fall like dominos

Just try to tell me that football is more entertaining than this.

On Sep 30, 2013 by Miles Klee

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Facebook may allow you to declare yourself safe during a disaster

Facebook is experimenting with a new system that would allow you or someone close to alert your fellow Facebook friends that you’re safe in the event of a disaster.

On Feb 29, 2012 by Kevin Morris

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