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The Economics of California's Drought

What happens when the country's largest state runs low on water?<p>As the U.S. Northeast emerges from yet another snowstorm, California has just concluded its hottest winter ever, registering average temperatures 4.4 degrees warmer than the state's 20th-century average. Warm temperatures and clear …

Thousands evacuated in Chile as forest fire rages near Valparaíso | Fox News

A serious forest fire spread quickly on Chile's coast Friday and threatened to reach the nearby port cities of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar.<p>Officials said the fire began at an illegal garbage dump in the afternoon and flames were spread quickly by high winds, leading authorities to declare a state …

Correction: California water restriction enforcement story

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a story March 14 about enforcement of water restrictions, The Associated Press erroneously identified the city of …

Animals in the news: in pictures

Polar bears communicate with smelly feet; golden snub-nosed monkey genome sequenced; dodo scanned; booby recovery on Palmyra; guillemots say thank you; basking sharks need hotspots; panda triplets on show; climate-related crash of Tasmanian devil population

Europe Was a Melting Pot From the Start, Ancient DNA Reveals

Genetic analysis of a 37,000-year-old human bone from Russia suggests widespread intermingling during Paleolithic times.<p>Modern Europeans have genetic ties that bind them together much further back in time than once thought, scientists report after analyzing a prehistoric Russian man's DNA.<p>Scraps of …

Earthquake: 3.4 quake strikes near Loma Linda

A shallow magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported Monday morning two miles from Loma Linda, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 12:53 a.m. PST at a depth of 10.6 miles.<p>According to the USGS, the epicenter was three miles from Redlands and four miles from Moreno Valley.<p>In …

Warning: These Photos Of Wet Puppies Shaking Their Pudgy Little Bodies Will Disrupt Your Mood

Carli Davidson talks to Co.Create about shooting the book Shake Puppies, the oh-so-adorable follow-up to last year’s Shake.<p>Just prior to getting on the phone with Co.Create to discuss her new book <i>Shake Puppies</i>, the sequel to last year’s <i>Shake</i>, Carli Davidson was on a creative call. “We were talking …

More ways to magically trap a cat (or dogs who think they're cats)【Photos】

So we’ve previously found out that cats have a certain fixation with circles, and have the tendency to plop their furry bottoms down in one, which …

Would You Live in This 86-Square-Foot Parisian "Cupboard" Apartment?

Everything is hidden in this tiny home.<p>Here's an apartment that's definitely not for the claustrophobic. In this 86-square-foot Parisian space, you'll have to sleep in a cupboard. And the bed is not the only amenity that's tucked away — a dining table, closet, and bookshelves are all found hidden …

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A Sad Day for Girls, Women and Human Rights

This is a sad day for human rights and especially for female children.<p>Today Boko Haram gleefully announced that the 200 schoolgirls they kidnapped months ago have been "converted" to Islam and "married off." One should read this as it is truly meant... they have been tortured and raped... their …

Is the CDC Fueling Anti-Fat Bias in Workplaces?

A CDC campaign that gives U.S. bosses an “obesity cost calculator” to tally the financial losses linked to their overweight employees is being criticized as spurring workplace discrimination — and perhaps enticing companies to fire fat people.<p>LEAN Works!, a program offered by the U.S. Centers for …

Giant tortoises rally from near extinction on Galapagos island

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservationists said on Tuesday they have brought giant tortoises found on the Galapagos island of Espanola back from the brink of extinction, gaining a foothold strong enough to allow humans to leave the reptiles alone.<p>A giant tortoise is shown on the Galapagos island of …

Does drinking milk really make you die early?

A Swedish study suggests that people who drink three glasses of milk a day are more likely to die early than the rest of us. But is it true?<p>A new study, published in the BMJ, suggests that drinking milk not only fails to prevent bone fractures, <b>it may actually cause a higher rate of death</b>.<p>Or that's …

Man Completes Epic 26-year, 550,000-Mile Road Trip around the World in One Unbreakable Car

When Gunther Holtorf set out on an 18-month road trip to Africa in 1988, he had no idea his journey would go on for almost <i>three decades</i>. Gunther …

Here's what your cat thinks of you

Shingles isn't my condition; he's my cat. I love him like crazy, but he gets under my skin.<p>I'm not alone as a conflicted cat fancier. Tony Buffington …

Survival Techniques: Tips and Tricks to Constantly Improve Your Situation

3 of 3 in the series Survival Techniques<p>Survival Techniques<p>Survival Techniques: Learning to Observe, Adapt and Overcome<br>• Survival Techniques: Building …

Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near Hidden Valley Lake

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Sunday morning 4 miles from Hidden Valley Lake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 3:58 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 5.6 miles.<p>According to the USGS, the epicenter was 11 miles from Clearlake, 27 miles from Windsor and …

7 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Making Beef Stew

From using the wrong cut of beef to overthickening the stew, the most common ways home cooks ruin beef stew<p>It's stew season! We've been taking advantage of the chill in the air, and making warm, cozy dishes like chili, posole, and chicken stew for dinner. But there's one stew to rule them all: beef …

Five Mistakes You're Making with Your Chili

It doesn't matter what kind of chili you like—avoid these five mistakes, and you'll make the best batch you've ever made.<p>There are handfuls of ways to make chili: some people like it with ground beef and beans, some like it Texas-style with big chunks of meat, and plenty go vegetarian. Whatever …

51 Ways to Cook Root Veggies

Ebola.com Purchased for $200K by Marijuana Company. And It Gets Stranger From There

Earlier this month, we reported that Ebola.com's owner, a disease-obsessed domain name vendor called Blue String Ventures, was hoping to sell the URL …

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