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Russia's Daldykan River Turns Bloody Red Color As Locals Blame Nearby Metals Plant

A river in Russia has turned the color of blood, something many locals blame on a leak at a nearby nickel plant.<p>A number of images shared across social media showed the waters of the Daldykan River near the Siberian city of Norilsk turning an alarming shade of crimson.<p>Norilsk Nickel, which runs the …


Weakened Newton brings rain, humidity to Southwest

PHOENIX (AP) — Less intense remnants of Tropical Storm Newton brought rain, powerful winds and uncharacteristically high humidity to desert cities in Arizona on Wednesday after pummeling the Mexican resort city of Cabo San Lucas and killing four people.<p>About 2½ inches of rain fell in the border …

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West Coast apocalypse: How “earthquake storms” could devastate California

A major earthquake wouldn’t just be disastrous in its own right — it could trigger an even deadlier chain reaction<p><i>"When you get a lot of earthquakes, you get a lot of earthquakes." — Charles Richter</i><p>It is often hard to see the obvious, unless you are someone who brings a new perspective to a …

El Niño May Soak Drought-Ravaged California This Year

A bulletin posted today by NOAA says that there is a 50 percent chance that the climate event known as El Niño will be back this summer or fall. If …

Is It OK to Eat Foods Past Their Expiration Date?

Sell by dates aren't the same as expiration dates.<p>This weekend I was pouring a little half-and-half into my cup of coffee (no, not Folgers) when I …


KFC recipe challenge: Kitchen puts the 11 herbs and spices to the test

Reporters didn't taste much of a difference between Kentucky Fried Chicken, right, and the fried chicken, left, on wire rack.<p><b>It is one of the most</b> …

These far-out animals fascinate and amuse scientists