Heather Heyer was killed when a vehicle drove through counter protesters in Charlottesville, Va. on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. On Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, her grandfather, father, and mother talked about her passion and beliefs at a memorial at the Paramount Theater.
A Confederate monument in Cornelius, North Carolina, was vandalized Sunday, a day after violence between white supremacists and counter-protesters left a woman dead and dozens of people injured in Charlottesville, Va.
Sinkholes are most common in “karst terrain” where the type of rock below the land surface, like limestone, can naturally be dissolved by groundwater, according to the USGS. When water dissolves these types of rock, spaces and caverns develop underground. If there's not enough support for the land above the spaces, the land surface can suddenly collapse.
You don't necessarily need fancy equipment to watch one of the sky's most awesome shows: a solar eclipse. With just a few simple supplies, you can make a pinhole camera that allows you to view the event safely and easily.
Agnes Adeyemi, 67, and husband Paris Adeyemi, 67, of Nigeria, walk along Roxham Road after declining to illegally cross into Canada through an irregular route on Friday, August 11, 2017. Thousands of people have crossed over in to Canada from an irregular crossing near the Champlain–St. Bernard de Lacolle border in hopes of finding residency in Canada. Among them are Haitians who worry that Temporary Protected Status in the US could soon end under the Trump administration.
Protesters celebrate after pulling down a Confederate statue in Durham, N.C. Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. Gov. Roy Cooper criticized the action, tweeting that “the racism and deadly violence in Charlottesville is unacceptable but there is a better way to remove these monuments.”
SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket on Monday, August 14, for a resupply mission to the International Space Station. The Dragon cargo module carried more than 6,400 pounds of research equipment, cargo and supplies including "experiments seeking a better understanding of Parkinson’s disease and the origin of cosmic rays."
Governor of Guam Eddie Calvo reassured the people of Guam on Wednesday, August 9, that there is no change to the threat level after North Korea and President Donald Trump traded threats. North Korea previously said it was examining an attack on Guam.
wo hikers from San Luis Obispo County, California, were on their first day of an 11-day backpacking trip to hike the High Sierra Trail up to Mount Whitney in Sequoia National Forest when they were stopped dead in their tracks by a mountain lion.
By teaming up with local citizens statewide, the 'North Carolina Candid Critters' wildlife survey continues to increase scientists’ knowledge of mammal distribution in the state as the largest-ever camera-trap study of its kind.
Firefighters save a man trapped on top a submerged SUV amid rising flood waters in San Antonio, Texas. Fire officials say the man told them he was on his way to work and started driving through foot-high water when his SUV stopped moving.
Lauren Story's 4-year-old son played on a smartphone while his mother crouched beside him and injected the drug into her arm, according to the Cincinnati Police Department. She faces charges of child endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia and drug abuse instruments.
"Close encounters in Brown County," wrote Susan Apple on her Facebook page after posting this video Sunday, July 31, 2017, of a rattlesnake slithering across the trail in front of them during an outing with her son, Clayton Fleener, at Brown County State Park in Indiana.