The 1919 Boston Molasses Flood: The forgotten tragedy too bizarre for the history books
November 28, 2016, 1:05 p.m. by John Platt
A 30-foot wave of molasses claimed the lives of 21 people and injured 150 more.
Watch dramatic rescue of woman, dog in Baton Rouge
August 15, 2016, 2:13 p.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
Rescuers save a woman and her dog from a nearly submerged car in Louisiana's floodwaters.
Ancient Chinese origin myth actually happened, say researchers
August 9, 2016, 3:48 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
According to legend, a great flood of biblical proportion swept over China 4,000 years ago — and now, science agrees.
The Louvre enacts art evacuation plan as historic flooding hits Paris
June 3, 2016, 3:55 p.m. by Matt Hickman
But don't fret, the 'Mona Lisa' is staying put for now.
This flood-proof greenhouse has got legs ... and knows how to use them
January 29, 2016, 4:52 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Hydraulics give a British backyard potting shed a lift when needed.
Anheuser-Busch producing canned drinking water for flood victims
May 30, 2015, 8:18 a.m. by Michael d'Estries
Beermaker shifts focus of one production line at its Georgia brewery to create 50,000 cans of water for the American Red Cross.
Meet the bioswale, New York's new weapon in the war against water pollution
November 13, 2014, 5:46 p.m. by Matt Hickman
A sizable army of bioswales — aka 'those weird sloped mini-gardens with pebbles' — will help prevent overwhelmed sewers from discharging waste into NYC waterways during storms.
Foreclosed homes: Stormwater management's secret weapon?
August 27, 2014, 7 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Will razing abandoned properties in flood-ravaged neighborhoods stop flooding in the basements of homes that people live in?
2,000-pound rubber duck goes missing in Guiyang, China
July 21, 2014, 6:31 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Florentijn Hofman's floating Rubber Duck sculpture, the semi-nightmarish bathtub toy version of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, is swept away by floodwaters.
Is flooded mall the world's largest urban aquarium?
July 1, 2014, 4:50 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Thousands of fish swim among the escalators in this surreal flooded mall in Thailand.
Will hydraulics help save Farnsworth House from future flooding?
April 30, 2014, 7:07 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Mies van der Rohe's modernist jewel box needs saving from an ill-behaved river. Will placing the home atop a hydraulic system spare it from flooding while maintaining its historic cred?
Treasure hunters dig up trove of Iron Age gold
Nobody wants the family heirlooms anymore
Parallel worlds exist and interact with our world, say physicists
Impatient elephant has no time for railroad barriers
The day I discovered that my beautiful, confident daughter was self-harming
What is microsleep — and did you just experience it?