Who ya gonna call when there's an emergency? "911," of course! It has saved untold lives, but, thanks to the vagaries of mobile telecommunications and the vileness or pranksters, dialing 911 doesn't always get the job done.
When a killer whale off British Columbia became stranded on jagged rocks, a boater got creative and rigged a water pump to keep the animal wet.
Eight courageous canines are now vying for the title of 2015 Hero Dog. See which one gets your vote.
The streamlined shape of this tiny robot could help search-and-rescue teams explore tight spaces.
Wake up, Philae! Here are five more spacecraft rescued after their missions could have terminated.
The 15-year-old came across a jar of clarified butter that sustained him until rescuers found him
Helicopters airlifted injured climbers off Mount Everest Sunday after an avalanche killed at least 18 people, even as a powerful aftershock hit the world's highest peak.
Louis Jordan, 37, who was reported missing on January 29, told family members he survived by catching fish with his hands and drinking rain water.
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