Firefighters battling the Black Forest wildfire in Colorado say the blaze has surpassed last June's Waldo Canyon fire as the most destructive in the state's history. The blaze has taken two lives and destroyed 379 homes, while last year's fire burned 347 homes and took two lives.
Officials report that the fire is now 5 percent contained. "So, not much progress," Rich Harvey, the commander of the federal incident-management team that took over firefighting duties early Thursday, told The Denve... Read More
A 91-year-old man set a new World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters record Saturday when he bench pressed 187.2 pounds at the National Push-Pull Bench Press and Dead Lift Championships. Sy Perlis, of Surprise, Arizona, shattered the old association record of 135 pounds that had been in place since 2005.
Perlis, who only began lifting competitively five years ago, has already won the state title in 2009 and world titles in 2010 and 2011 in the 181-pound weight class. Under traditional as... Read More
A Nigerian cook sat in darkness, breathing through a four-foot-high air pocket, for almost 60 hours after his tugboat capsized off Nigeria’s coast. Divers were shocked to find him alive in the wreck, which had plunged almost 100 feet under the water.
Harrison Okene, 29, said he had been in the toilet on May 26 when the vessel overturned in heavy swells. He was swept into another room containing an air bubble as fellow crewmembers were sucked into the sea. Okene says he cried and prayed ... Read More
Want to build a massive data center but don’t want to pay the environmental costs of cooling your super-heated servers? Head to the Arctic Circle. That’s what Facebook is doing with its new data center in Luleå, Sweden, where temperatures have been known to get as low as -41.8 degrees Fahrenheit.
Facebook says they will use the freezing air to cool the thousands of servers within the building while harnessing any excess heat to keep the offices themselves warm. The company c... Read More
A York County, Pennsylvania, condo complex is turning to extreme measures to combat an overflowing tide of animal refuse. With parents unwilling to let their children play in the grass for fear of dog poo, the complex plans to implement the "Poo-Prints" program, which will use DNA testing to spot the serial offenders.
The condo association will collect DNA samples from all dogs on site and then store them in a system. Once enforced, any dog feces found matching a resident's pet will result in... Read More