The incident caused a power outage in Russia’s chilly eastern region of Yakutia that affected 69,000 people.
Remains of a baby and an adult dating back 800 years were found in burial cocoons at the archaeological site.
One of the endangered Siberian tigers survived a dangerous encounter with a dog.
Three-year-old Tserin Dopchut slept under a larch tree and rationed his only chocolate bar.
A nickel pipe burst may have colored Daldykan twice this summer.
Once a giant penal colony for the Soviet Union, Siberia is flexing its independence from Moscow.
Once thawed, it again became infectious, but it's not dangerous to humans.