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A Nuclear Accident at a Russian Missile Facility Killed 7 People

Seven Russians are dead after the explosion, which experts say may have been caused by a test of a new nuclear-powered missile.
Matthew Gault
8.12.19
tech-power

The Site of One of the Largest US Oil Refineries Is on Fire

A petrochemical facility at ExxonMobil's Baytown, Texas complex burst into flames on Wednesday.
Sarah Emerson
7.31.19
food news

Huge Explosion That Injured 20 at Florida Mall Likely Came From Pizzeria

The blast shattered windows throughout the complex, sent concrete flying more than 50 meters in the air, and damaged cars in the parking lot.
Jelisa Castrodale
7.9.19
climate change

Philadelphia's Oil Refinery Explosion Is America’s Third Major Dirty Fuel Facility Fire in 6 Months

The “largest refining complex on the Eastern seaboard” exploded this morning at 4 a.m. A New York Con Ed facility and a Texas petrochemical facility have also experienced major fires in the past six months.
Caroline Haskins
6.21.19
Motherboard

It Looks Like a Tesla Model S Just Exploded in a Chinese Parking Garage

A CCTV video has captured what appears to be a Tesla Model S self-combusting in a Shanghai parking lot.
Sarah Emerson
4.22.19
fireballs

A Meteor More Powerful Than 10 Atomic Bombs Exploded Over the Bering Sea

The December 18 fireball created the biggest airburst since the Chelyabinsk meteor of 2013.
Becky Ferreira
3.18.19
explosions

Five Men Responsible for 7,200-Foot Mushroom Cloud Explosion in Louisiana Sentenced to Prison

Employees of the company Explo Systems were sentenced on Friday for a criminal conspiracy involving Army explosives.
Sarah Emerson
11.30.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Watch a Truck Full of Axe Explode in a Teen Pyro Fantasy Come to Life

A spectacle sure to delight kids who have shamelessly used the body spray as a DIY flamethrower.
Drew Schwartz
9.4.18
boom

A Bomb Squad Blew Up a University Student Science Project

Encased in Styrofoam, the ozone-measuring instrument landed on Redwood Road in Castro Valley.
Becky Ferreira
8.8.18
Kilauea eruption

A ‘Lava Bomb’ Crashed Through a Hawaii Tour Boat, Injuring 23 People

An explosion from the Big Island's Kilauea eruption showered passengers with molten debris, seriously injuring some.
Sarah Emerson
7.18.18
crime

Improvised explosive device injures 15 at restaurant near Toronto

Police are seeking two men they said entered Bombay Bhel restaurant with their faces covered, dropped an IED, and fled.
Tamara Khandaker
5.25.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Hawaii Volcano Threatening to Shoot Ten-Ton Boulders into the Sky

Along with a cloud of volcanic ash that could travel up to 20 miles from the summit.
Drew Schwartz
5.10.18
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