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Texas ammonia-plant blast kills an estimated 5 to 15 people
An explosion at Adair Grain Inc.'s fertilizer facility in the town of West killed as many as 15 people and injured at least 160 in what may be the worst U.S. industrial disaster since the Texas refinery blast in 2005.
Everybody talks about the weather, but it's not easy to predict
Large temperature variations from year to year have significant implications, most obviously for farmers and gardeners but also for utility companies estimating energy use, city managers budgeting for snow and sports teams worrying about scheduling. Are we getting any better at predicting the weather weeks or months in advance?
Weather warnings now issue from your pocket
Keith Stammer, director of emergency management in Joplin, Mo., suggests people have back-up systems for their back-up systems when it comes to weather warnings. The layers of alerts should include mobile apps and text alerts that indicate when storms are approaching, he says.
VIDEO: Saturday USPS delivery saved, for now
When the United States Postal Service proposed ending Saturday delivery, some in Congress fought to keep it, seeing it as an assault on an American institution.
100 dead animals discovered at Indiana farm
More than a hundred animals were found dead and rotting on a farm and the roughly 30 animals still living were described as “walking carcasses.”
How to detect malware on your PC
Your anti-virus software is supposed to detect and deflect malware but, for a number of reasons, some can slip by.
VIDEO: Amish gather for last time before prison
Members of an Amish community in Northeast Ohio gathered for a final time, before four women and one man go to prison this week. They were convicted of hate crimes for cutting the hair and beards of other Amish people.
Home energy-saving tips for the spring
Switching energy use with each changing season can be confusing. Here are some energy-saving, and money-saving, tips for spring.
Tea grows a reputation for healthfulness
A growing body of research suggests that tea, the world's second-most-consumed beverage — only water is more popular — helps prevent cardiovascular disease, burn calories and ward off some types of cancer.
Bones from time of Christ reveal a brutal history
Scattered archaeological evidence has long suggested that the warriors of ancient Germania were not kind-hearted in victory. But new evidence suggests just how grisly things were at about the time of Christ.
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