Extreme snowmobiler Caleb Moore has been fighting for his life since his terrible crash last Thursday at the Winter X Games in Aspen. Unfortunately, his condition only appears to be worsening. Caleb's grandfather, Charles Moore, told the Denver Post that it seems unlikely he will survive. "Caleb is not doing good at all," he said. "The prognosis is not good at all. It's almost certain he's not going to make it."
Moore, a Texas native, was performing a flip on his snowmobile when he clipped th... Read More
Your cat is a murderer. While I—and others—have been beating this homicidal cat drum for years, a new report from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and the Fish and Wildlife Service has found that, on average, domestic and feral American cats kill about 2.4 billion birds and 12.3 billion (mostly native) mammals per year.
To give you a sense: the average human being blinks eight million times in a single year. So, every time you close and open your eyes, about 1,875 an... Read More
Three South American climbers completed a new free route up the north face of Patagonia's Fitz Roy peak, climbing 30 pitches in a three-day, alpine-style push.
Flavio Daflon and Sergio Tatari of Brazil and Luciano Fiorenza of Argentina joined forces to put up Samba do Leao, which includes 28 new pitches, some as hard as 5.11b.
Fiorenza, a 29-year-old mountain guide, is one of Argentina's most prominent first ascensionists, with new climbs on Cerro Catedral, Cochamó, and others to his ... Read More
A 30-year-old 2012 London Marathon participant who collapsed and died a mile before the finish line is said to have had a banned energy drink in her water bottle.
Authorities are now saying that Claire Squires had Jack3d in her water bottle during the race. While it is unknown whether or not she drank it as planned after mile 15, doctors believe that it could have contributed to her death.
Prof. William McKenna of the University College London hospitals trust, who reviewed Squires' medical ... Read More
A search and rescue team has located the downed plane that disappeared over Antarctica last week and has determined that the three people on board could not have survived the crash.
Pilot Bob Heath and passengers Mike Denton and Perry Andersen were all killed outright.
Gadling described the circumstances surrounding the aircraft's disappearance:
The plane was making a routine supply run from the South Pole to an Italian base located near Terra Nova Bay last Thursday when it went down, immedi... Read More