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Chinese Space Station Will Crash to Earth Soon… But Where?

Like its predecessors — including NASA’s Skylab and the former USSR’s Salyut 7 — China’s first successful space station Tiangong-1 is about to plummet from orbit and break apart on re-entry, likely raining space debris onto Earth’s surface. The only question is: exactly when and where will the pieces hit? According to expert sources including […]

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When Selfies Kill: Careless Photo Stunts That Ended in Death

Sorry if this is kind of a harsh way to begin your week… but try to see it as a valuable lesson. I’m not trying to say that selfies are a bad thing — hell, I’ve posed for several of them myself, and I consider them fun way to personalize your experiences when sharing photos […]

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This Rollercoaster is Literally Designed to Kill You — In the Most Epic Way Possible

Death is scary. Roller coasters are scarier. So the “Euthanasia Coaster?” Terrifying. Lithuanian engineer Julijonas Urbonas designed the coaster in 2010 while a Ph.D. candidate in design interactions at the Royal College of Art in London. The idea behind the coaster was to provide an elegant, euphoric end-of-life experience for those with terminal illnesses. The […]