crime
Man Behind Crowdfunded Submarine Now Says He Intentionally Sunk Ship After Journalist’s Death

On Monday, reporters were allowed to hear Peter Madsen’s version of the events that led to the death of the journalist Kim Wall aboard crowdfunded submarine, the UC3 Nautilus. At a court hearing in Copenhagen, Madsen claimed that Wall was accidentally struck on the head by a heavy hatch and he maintains that he is innocent of manslaughter. Read More >>

wtf
People Are Immortalising Their Dead Loved Ones in Soft Toys

On Wednesday, a video capturing a tender if somewhat eerie moment surfaced on Reddit, allegedly showing a woman listening to the voice of her late husband emanating from a teddy bear. The title of the post suggests that she was married to her husband for 32 years before he died of cancer, and the bear was a gift to her from her children. Read More >>

climate change
Frozen Couple Unearthed By Climate Change (and a Ski Lift Company)

It’s not often that you’ll hear someone thank climate change for something. But today, it seems to have offered some closure on a 75-year-old mystery. So, thanks climate change, at least for this. Read More >>

internet
The Sun Accidentally Announces Royal Death

So there was a royal announcement this morning, and it was a bit boring and to do with an old bloke deciding to spend a bit more time reading the Daily Mail by the fire, but that's not the interesting part. The fun thing is that The Sun newspaper got a bit ahead of itself in the pre-writing stakes, and accidentally pressed publish on a placeholder story reporting Prince Philip's death, in a cringeworthy gaffe worthy of the man himself. Read More >>

science
Here Are the Ways Large Asteroids Can Kill You, Ranked

Large asteroids definitely present one of the most colourful and chaotic possible apocalypses. Such an impact would cause quite a cinematic conclusion, combining a plague of wind, tsunamis, heat, and other terrors into a horrible death-fest. Honestly, count me in. Read More >>

cars
Jet-Powered Hearse Could Top 200mph, Says Maker

Speed and engineering enthusiast Matt Mckeown has a new project on the go. He's modifying a 1992 Ford hearse by sticking a jet engine in it, because he has a spare jet engine or two kicking about in the garage and why on earth not? Read More >>

cars
Driver Accidentally Gassed Himself and a Passenger With DIY Car Mods

A driver from Chelmsford accidentally killed himself and a passenger in his Ford Fiesta, after DIY modifications led to a massive increase in the amount of engine fumes entering the compartment. Read More >>

cars
VW’s Emissions Cheating Accused of Triggering 1,200 Premature Deaths

Volkswagen's fiddling of emissions data on its cars could have bad repercussions for up to 1,200 Europeans, with researchers suggesting that's the number of premature deaths that could be caused by the group's cars pumping out of extra fumes. Read More >>

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Storm Chasers Unite to Give Bill Paxton an Epic Tribute

Storm chasers combined forces to pay tribute to a man who put them on the map by literally putting his initials on their maps. Hundreds of professionals and enthusiasts are checking in to form the letters “BP” with their GPS coordinates. Paxton reportedly died on Saturday due complications following heart surgery. He was just 61-years-old. Read More >>

space
Eugene Cernan, the Last Human on the Moon, Has Passed Away

Former astronaut Gene Cernan has died at the age of 82. He holds the distinction of being the most recent man to walk on the Moon and his legacy as one of humanity’s greatest explorers will live on. Read More >>

death
2016 Really Was The Worst Year For Famous People Dying – Here’s The Data That Proves It

2016 was not a good year to be a celebrity. At points it felt like every day we were losing a beloved famous name, from David Bowie on January 10th all the way through to Carrie Fisher and her mother at the end of December. “Damn you 2016!” became the cry of despair from all of us, as it felt like too many of our heroes were leaving us. Read More >>

death
List of Dead Famous People is 2016’s Most Edited Wikipedia Page

The Wikimedia Foundation has put together a list feature all about itself, revealing the most heavily edited Wikipedia pages of 2016. Unsurprisingly, the list of the famous dead of 2016 topped the chart, with more than twice as many page edits as the second placed article. Read More >>

health
Life Expectancy in the US Falls for the First Time in Decades

In 2015, 86,212 more Americans died than the year before. That means life expectancy in the United States is heading in the wrong direction—something that hasn’t happened since 1993. Read More >>

environment
Thousands of Snow Geese Die After Landing on Toxic Mining Water in Montana

Last week, thousands of snow geese died in Montana after landing on “the acidic, metal-laden waters of an old open pit mine” to escape a snowstorm, the AP reported. Montana Resources, the mining company in charge of the toxic water, told the Billings Gazette that the agency won’t release the exact number until mid-week, but it estimates about 10,000 birds perished on the evening of November 28th. Read More >>

animals
Japanese Frozen Fish Ice Rink Theme Park Horrifies Local Skaters

A Japanese theme park has outraged its guests with its latest exhibition, in which it decided a pretty thing to do with an ice rink would be to freeze fish into the surface to make a pretty and educational wintery experience -- OF DEATH. Read More >>