This weekend, Frankfurt's AfE Tower made history as the tallest European building to suffer a controlled implosion.
A NASA satellite acquired this remarkable image of the punishing storm's aftereffects.
Examining the historical wardrobe choices of the nutty Mexican skier Hubertus von Hohenlohe.
And the death figures go down whenever the country's government cracks down on alcohol sales.
Torrential downpours and abnormal heat could kill nearly half of penguin chicks in a single year, say researchers.
An artist pays respect to the victims of the Japanese tsunami with cute, heart-shaped gum wads.
Scientists at NOAA have updated the environmental catastrophe for today's media-hungry, GIS-loving audience.
Intense gridlock trapped some people inside cars for 7-plus hours.
Russians aren't that weird when it comes to using the bathroom, it seems.
The year's major weather events are all crammed into eight minutes of entrancing footage.
Mining the musician's lyrics to find out where, exactly, "all the doughnuts have names that sound like prostitutes."
Entering a construction zone in Tokyo can involve interactions with waving, dead-eyed humanoids.
Supercomputers reveal a natural channel in the earth that could bring potent shaking to the megacity.
The city's inability to stop on red is shown in this wince-worthy highlight reel of 2013 crashes.
It has all the ridiculousness of the Segway, and none of the romanticism of the classic Italian scooter.
The snow piled so high you could touch telephone wires.
Looking like laser lights from a Metallica concert, this is not your typical aurora borealis.
Nine of the 10 hottest years on record all occurred after 2000, says NASA.
Climate change will mean more frequent and more powerful El Niños, say researchers.