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African Union calls for 7,500-strong force to fight Boko Haram

Commission chief said member states must help to defeat 'horrendous rise' of Islamist militants<p>The African Union called Friday for a regional five-nation force of 7,500 troops to defeat the "horrendous" rise of Nigeria's Boko Haram insurgents, AU Commission Chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said.<p>"Boko …

Watch two Indian women fight off harassers on a bus while bystanders do nothing

A viral video has sparked renewed calls to end sexual violence and harassment in India<p>Two years after a young woman was fatally gang raped on a moving bus in New Delhi, a pair of sisters are at the center of renewed outrage over the state of sexual violence and harassment toward women in India. A …

Fire Up Your Hidden Fat Burners

What's more, building strength in your shoulders and hips can boost your efficiency in any other workout you do. That means you'll get more bang for your fat-blasting buck during squats and lunges, pushups and planks. And because they're two major joints of your upper and lower body, strengthening …

DNA smeared on a rocket survives re-entry and tells of life's origins

Well, would you look at that: scientists have discovered that DNA can make it through the hellish ordeal of atmospheric re-entry after all. German and Swiss researchers dotted a rocket's grooves and screw heads with fragments of genetic blueprints to see how they'd fare in situations that could've …

In Iowa, Chris Christie promises to veto animal cruelty bill?

I'm so freakin' likeable.<p>[New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie], who traditionally backs off from declaring how he’ll act on pending legislation when asked …

'Jurassic World' Dinosaurs Stuck in the 1980s, Experts Grumble

Out-of-date dinosaurs undercut the science seen in the movie's trailer.<p>Who doesn't love a dinosaur flick? Well, paleontologists have a few fossil bones to pick with <i>Jurassic World</i>, the latest in a line of dinosaur movies that once bragged about its scientific credibility.<p>The trailer for the new …

Senior Bangladesh police officer blames women for causing rape

A senior police officer in Bangladesh has blamed the clothing choice of women for causing rape.<p>The police commander, in charge of a regional police …

GOP’s “family values” holiday treat: 3 pro-family policies it should support that have nothing to do with abortion or birth control!

Have a cantankerous uncle going on about the “death of family values”? Talk to him about these three policies<p>It’s that time of year, everyone. Maybe you are feeling comfortably full from Thanksgiving and chatting enthusiastically with your family about the time you’ll get to spend together during …

Darwin’s Battle with Anxiety

<b>Charles Darwin</b> (February 12, 1809–April 19, 1882) was undoubtedly among the most significant thinkers humanity has ever produced. But he was also a man of peculiar mental habits, from his stringent daily routine to his despairingly despondent moods to his obsessive list of the pros and cons of …