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Nigerian president vows to retake seized lands from Boko Haram within month

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said in an interview Friday he hopes to retake all territory controlled by Boko Haram within a month.<p>Speaking to the BBC, Jonathan admitted Nigeria’s security forces were slow to act to the terror organization’s initial advance into the northeastern part of the …

When the Tuskegee Airmen Got Their Wings

Caption from LIFE. Flying cadets hear a brief lecture on wind currents from Lieutenant McCune.<br>Gabriel Benzur—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images<p>1 …

Military

The Week in Review: March Madness Gets Underway

Sixty-eight schools. An estimated 70 million tournament brackets completed. More than $1.15 billion in advertising. It must be March Madness, the period after football season and before baseball season, when NCAA Division I Basketball teams compete for the championship.<p>For more than two weeks the …

5 Magazines to Make History Come Alive

The word “history” is Greek for inquiry, which is knowledge acquired by investigation of the past. Scholars interpret this information and study how it relates to humans. Long, narrative accounts of events can get rather boring, but with Flipboard you can read about various perspectives you …

The Week in Review: CES Pushes the Innovation Envelope

Televisions with a curved display. 3D printed pizzas. High fashion wearables. An app that changes how you feel by delivering “neurosignaling waveforms to the brain.” A smart belt that automatically expands when you’ve eaten a bit too much. Self-driving cars. Washing machines that tackle two loads …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Camera: What To Expect From The iPhone 6 Challenger

Samsung’s recently announced Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones mark a radical departure from the current Galaxy S formula.<p>One of the most exciting features of the new Galaxy S6 handsets is the camera, which boasts a stellar specification exceeding the capabilities of just about any …

Phones

Olympus' new compact camera uses retro looks to lure you in

Due to the popularity of smartphones, camera manufacturers have had to scramble trying to find ways to keep their products relevant. And Olympus is no stranger to this. Now, the company has announced its Stylus SH-2, a point-and-shoot camera that's using retro looks to, hopefully, appeal to the …

‘So When Is It Going to Be Time?’ Now, as Google CFO Pichette to Retire From Search Giant.

He is one of five executive officers at the company, a key member of the leadership team at the search giant.<p>Longtime Google CFO Patrick Pichette is retiring from the company.<p>The move was disclosed in an SEC filing, and, in a post on Google+ and also in an internal memo, Pichette acknowledged the …

Google Glass

6 awesome comic books you must read before the movies hit theaters

Having to do your background reading just to go and watch a movie sounds a whole lot like schoolwork, but thankfully when it comes to the world of comic books things ain’t so bad!<p>With theaters set to play host to a gorgeous buffet of superhero flicks over the next year, Cult of Mac took it upon …

FDA approves genetically modified apples and potatoes for consumption

Consumers may soon be able to buy genetically modified apples that don't brown and potatoes that resist black bruising spots.<p>The<p>Food and Drug Administrationsaid Friday it approved both crops for consumption, concluding they were “safe and nutritious as their conventional counterparts. “<p>The approval …

Forty people trapped on Canadian ferry for days amid ice floes near Nova Scotia

Ice up to 25 feet thick is ‘among the worst in 30 years’, says company spokesman, but with plenty of food, ‘everybody’s in good spirits’<p>Forty people remain trapped after more than two full days on board a Canadian ferry locked in massive, pressurized ice floes in the ocean between Nova Scotia and …

Canada

Chance of major earthquake in California higher than thought

Probability state will experience a magnitude 8 or larger earthquake in the next couple of decades has just gone up<p>California has a seven percent chance of experiencing an earthquake of magnitude 8 or larger over the next three decades, US government scientists said on Tuesday, higher than thought …

Natural Disasters

Apple’s new MacBook reiterates how desperately we need battery innovation

Apple yesterday announced a new MacBook that’s thinner and lighter than the existing MacBook Air. It’s got some impressive new features, but Apple’s focus on making things smaller still has a barrier: batteries.<p>The picture above illustrates just how much companies like Apple have managed to shrink …

Iran condemns 'untrustworthy' America as Senate letter casts doubt over nuclear deal

Philip Hammond, the Foreign Secretary, warns that the letter from 47 Republican Senators "could become a spanner in the works" of nuclear talks<p>Iran’s foreign minister denounced America as “untrustworthy” on Tuesday after a letter from 47 Republican senators cast new doubt over the chances of …

South Asia

Russia and North Korea declare 2015 a 'year of friendship'

Regimes ostracised by international community and targtted by UN decide to team up<p>Ostracised by the international community, North Korea and Russia have declared 2015 a year of bilateral friendship that will be marked by a series of political, economic and cultural exchanges.<p>North Korean state …

Japan Investigates Death Threats to Caroline Kennedy

Japanese police are investigating phone calls threatening to kill U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, authorities said Wednesday.<p>The Associated Press, …

Democrats

Breast-Feeding Boosts Chances Of Success, Study In Brazil Finds

Babies who are breast-fed may be more likely to be successful in life, a provocative study published Tuesday suggests.<p>The study followed more than 3,000 babies into adulthood in Brazil. The researchers found those who were breast-fed scored slightly higher in intelligence tests in their 30s, stayed …

Breast Feeding

The secrets of color-changing chameleons revealed

Scientists studying chameleon skin have discovered the secret to the lizards' color-changing prowess: Rather than relying purely on pigments, the animals use photonic nanocrystals in their skin to manipulate light with exquisite precision.<p>The findings, described in the journal Nature …

Reddit CEO faces blistering questions during gender discrimination trial

SAN FRANCISCO—A high-stakes gender discrimination lawsuit that has made waves in Silicon Valley took a sharp turn Tuesday as defendant Ellen Pao went …

France to open manslaughter investigation after Argentine helicopter crash

French gendarmes open a manslaughter investigation following a helicopter crash in Argentina which killed ten people – including three French sporting stars<p>Authorities in <b>French</b> on Tuesday launched a manslaughter investigation after ten people including three French Olympic athletes died in a double …

Airplanes

Don’t take selfies during the solar eclipse

There’s a solar eclipse happening this Friday, the first one since 1999. It undoubtedly ranks as an exciting event, a rare occasion when moon passes between Sun and Earth, plunging our world into temporary darkness.<p>Seeing as human quality control for uploading something onto Facebook or Instagram …

Tinashe drops new mixtape

Tinashe has followed up last year's debut record <i>Aquarius</i> with a mixtape called <i>Amethyst,</i> a seven track collection of songs reportedly recorded in her bedroom over the Christmas holidays. The mixtape features production from Ryan Hemsworth, the producer who recently reviewed a load of sensitive …

Why wearable tech sucks so hard

When was the last time you wore some wearable tech? (Duct taping your iPhone to your wrist and calling it an Apple Watch as a joke doesn't count.) I'm willing to bet that aside from a brief flirtation with a Fitbit or a fitness tracker, you probably don't have one in your life. And there's a reason …

Apple plans TV service with around 25 channels after falling out with Comcast: WSJ

<b>Read next:</b> The new Apple TV review.<p>Apple's long-rumored online TV service could be announced as soon as June, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The company is reportedly preparing to offer a service with around 25 channels from broadcasters like ABC, CBS, Viacom, Discovery, and Fox and launch it …

Televisions

Spotlight: “Melen Hirren” Catherine Park

<i>You’ve probably heard of the actress Helen Mirren, right? Imagine our surprise when we came across a magazine curated by “Melen Hirren”—and no, we’re not dyslexic.</i><p><i>The person responsible is Catherine Park, a content producer and aspiring writer/designer from Los Angeles. Protective and somewhat shy,</i> …

What You Need To Know About Facebook Changes on Flipboard

Facebook announced changes to the content they’re willing to share with third parties, including Flipboard. We want to give you a head’s up about what this means for you. Here’s what you need to know:<p>If you are among the two percent of readers who views Facebook on Flipboard, we regret to tell you …

Your Flipboard Guide to Surviving SXSW

The 2015 edition of South by Southwest conference and festivals kick off this Friday in Austin, TX. SXSW is part professional development, part creative outlet and a lot of party. Attendees this year can look forward to an opening night documentary about Russell Brand, Snoop Dogg‘s keynote address …

87 Brilliant Designs For A New Pedestrian-Cycling Bridge In London

London has its fair share of iconic bridges already, but it wants more. It’s about to start building the Garden Bridge–a very green pedestrian walkway designed by Thomas Heatherwick. And now it wants another bridge to connect Pimlico, near Victoria Station, with a massive new development in Nine …

US condemns 'reign of terror' in Crimea, east Ukraine

"Even as Ukraine is building a peaceful, democratic, independent nation across 93 percent of its territory, Crimea and parts of eastern Ukraine are suffering a reign of terror," Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.<p>"Today Crimea remains under …

Russia