Chinese firm starts building full-size Titanic replica

Dec 2, 2016

Chinese firm starts building full-size Titanic replica

Construction on the world’s first full-size Titanic replica has started in China, a country with a well-documented fascination with the tale of the ill-fated ocean liner. The 300-meter (984-foot) vessel being built by the Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Co. is scheduled for completion by the ...

Giant new dome set to keep Chernobyl safe for generations

Nov 27, 2016

Giant new dome set to keep Chernobyl safe for generations

The world’s largest metal moveable structure will be unveiled Tuesday over the Chernobyl nuclear power plant’s doomed fourth reactor in Ukraine to ensure the safety of future generations across Europe. The giant arch — nearly as long as two soccer fields and taller than ...

Nov 24, 2016

Physicists explain why 1919 molasses flood killed so many

The Great Molasses Flood of 1919 — one of Boston’s most peculiar disasters — killed 21 people, injured 150 others and flattened buildings when a giant storage tank ruptured. Now Harvard University researchers think they know why the wave of sticky stuff claimed so ...

Nov 24, 2016

Man charged over hoax calls to pilots in Australia

A man accused of making hoax calls to pilots in Australia, which saw at least one passenger plane change altitude and course, has been charged with endangering the safety of aircraft, police said. The 19-year-old was arrested Tuesday following 16 separate unauthorized radio transmissions ...

At least 40 killed in east China scaffolding collapse

Nov 24, 2016

At least 40 killed in east China scaffolding collapse

At least 40 people were killed in a scaffolding collapse Thursday morning at a construction site in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangxi, state media reported. A work platform at a power plant cooling tower being built in the city of Fengcheng came tumbling ...

Pair die after slipping from Mount Fuji trail

Nov 21, 2016

Pair die after slipping from Mount Fuji trail

Two people were found dead on Sunday and Monday near the top of 3,776-meter Mount Fuji after falling from a trail, police said. According to the Shizuoka Prefectural Police, Ibuki Suemoto, an 18-year-old university student from Hiroshima Prefecture, called the police from his cellphone ...