The Best (and Worst) Ways to Avoid Lightning StrikesLying on the ground? Seeking shelter in a car? What about the “30/30” rule?
The Truth About Elevator DeathsThey are vanishingly rare—but that doesn’t stop people from debating the best way to survive a sudden fall.
The Drowning DebacleOne of America’s most common causes of accidental death is also one of the most preventable.
Your Brain Wants You to Be MultilingualIntelligence tests beginning in 1947 suggest the benefits of learning a second or third language.
The Rock, Pre-Capone The long history of Alcatraz before it became America's first supermax prison.
Lindsay Lohan’s Lacey Jonas ProblemCan celebrities really win lawsuits over unflattering portrayals of themselves?
The Water Down BelowA reservoir deep beneath the Earth’s surface may contain three times the water of our oceans combined.