Storm Eta death tolls rise in Mexico, Honduras

Torrential rain and a bitter cold front linked to storm system Eta have claimed at least 20 lives in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, officials said Saturday.

Hundreds of whales stranded in southern Australia

At least twenty-five whales have died and scientists are trying to rescue 250 more that are stranded in a remote bay on the Australian island of Tasmania, officials said Monday.

Laura blasts Gulf Coast with wind, rain and wall of seawater

Hurricane Laura pounded the Gulf Coast with ferocious wind and torrential rain Thursday and unleashed a wall of seawater that could push 40 miles inland as the Category 4 storm roared ashore in Louisiana near the Texas border. ...

Dozens feared dead in eruption of New Zealand volcano

A volcano on a New Zealand island erupted Monday with a towering blast of ash and scalding steam as tourists were exploring the moon-like surface, killing five people and leaving perhaps two dozen others missing and presumed ...

Clever copters can learn as they fly (w/ Video)

(Phys.org) —The research paves the way for robots to work intelligently alongside humans in ways that are currently familiar only through science fiction films. The robots could play important roles in crisis situations ...

Climbing the 'power ascension' market

Since MIT spinout Atlas Devices' flagship product, the Atlas Powered Rope Ascender (APA), first hit the market in 2007, it's been touted by media as a real-world version of Batman's famed utility-belt grappling gun: At the ...

Chilean miners' rescue capsule on show in London

The capsule used to rescue Chilean miners trapped underground for two months goes on display Saturday at the Science Museum in London -- the first time it has been seen in Europe.

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