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When the war comes to schools

Soldiers patrol the streets in Peshawar, Pakistan, near a school that was attacked by the Pakistani Taliban on Tuesday, December 16. Militants stormed the military-run school in northwest Pakistan, killing more than 140 people, most of them children. More than 100 people were injured.<p>HIDE …

Muslims & Jews Unite vs. Abercrombie & Fitch

Muslim Samantha Elauf was qualified to work at A & F—except that she wore a hijab. And now, Jewish groups have joined her fight.<p>Say what you want …

US consumer prices fell 0.3 percent in November

WASHINGTON (AP) — Plunging gasoline costs pulled U.S. consumer prices lower in November, muting inflation across the entire economy.<p>The Labor …

The 12 missions of Christmas

Many of us spend Christmas far from friends and family, but Richard Hollingham spares a thought for those farthest flung of all – our spacecraft exploring the Solar System and beyond.<p>In July 1965, Mariner 4 became the first space probe to send back pictures of another world from space. Fifty years …

A police runs along a street close to a cafe under siege at Martin Place in the central business district of Sydney, Australia, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. AP Photo/Rob Griffith

Wendy Williams Offers Some Very Tough Love — & You’ll Want To Pay Attention

Wendy Williams can be a polarizing figure, starting with the famous celebrity spats from her radio days and extending to Hot Topics, the very …

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Want to know what’s really killing Christmas? Just ask Ben Stiller…

In a tense confrontation over pancake mix, the US comedian admits to inveigling London into a ruse aimed at exposing the hollowness of the festive season<p>Every year since I can remember, it seems something has been killing Christmas: commercialism; multiculturalism; secularism; or that political …

With hackers running rampant, why would we poke holes in data security?

Hardly a week goes by without a new report of some massive data theft that has put financial information, trade secrets or government records into the hands of computer hackers.<p>The best defense against these attacks is clear: strong data encryption and more secure technology systems.<p>The leaders of …

Professors Behaving Badly

Last week was a bad one for professors. First, Jonathan Gruber, an economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was raked over the coals …

Could A New Injectable Gel Save Lives On The Battlefield?

"There's always room for injectable hydrogel!"<p>Blood, as the vital and life-sustaining passageway through the body, has a strong incentive to flow as easily as possible -- in all cases except that of injury. With a cut or larger bleeding injury, platelets rush to the opening, part of the body’s …

How to hack your taste buds

Why does toothpaste give orange juice a weird aftertaste? It’s one of many surprisingly easy ways to trick your tongue – and your brain – into experiencing strange flavours, says Veronique Greenwood. What's going on?<p>Your tongue is not a blank slate. What you've just eaten can change the flavour of …

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With 3D Printing, Medical Devices Are Cool Again

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Dr. Michael Patton is co-founder and CEO of Texas-based Medical Innovation Labs.</i><p>The recent and successful human implantation of a 3D-printed vertebra at Peking University in China captured the public’s imagination. I read the news (and its quick spread) as evidence that medical …

Sacramento Kings fire coach Michael Malone at 11-13

The Sacramento Kings fired Michael Malone on Sunday after a 11-13 start that did not live up to expectations of ownership and because of philosophical differences between the second-year head coach and management, two people with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports.<p>The people spoke on …

Patriots sink Dolphins to clinch AFC East

Tom Brady was upset that his New England Patriots hardly looked like a division champion in the first half.<p>So upset that the slow-footed quarterback made a rare scramble for a first down that sparked them to a big third quarter and their sixth consecutive AFC East title Sunday.<p>"I wasn't in the best …

Kobe tops Jordan on NBA scoring list

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kobe Bryant surpassed Michael Jordan on the NBA's all-time scoring list Sunday and moved into third place behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar …

Oil hits new five-year low before rallying to $63

LONDON (Reuters) - Brent crude oil hit a fresh five-year low close to $60 a barrel on Monday after producer group OPEC restated its determination not to cut output despite a global fuel glut, but the North Sea benchmark later rallied to above $62.Market momentum appeared to be downwards, with …

With two hostages and gunman dead, grim investigation starts in Sydney

The deadly siege of a central Sydney cafe has ended but the investigation is just beginning.<p>Australian authorities stormed the cafe where a self-styled Muslim cleric had been holding hostages early Tuesday, killing the gunman. They moved in some 16 hours after the siege began, after hearing gunfire …

U.S. Marine charged with murder of Filipino transgender

Philippine government prosecutors charged a detained U.S. Marine with murder Monday in the killing of a Filipino transgender woman that reignited an irritant between the military allies over custody of American military personnel suspected of committing crimes.<p>Prosecutor Emily de los Santos said …

Iran nuclear talks resume in Geneva

The negotiations enter their first period of extra time with US-Iranian meeting<p>After failing to reach agreement in Vienna by a November 24 deadline after nine months of negotiations, diplomats are sitting down in Geneva today to try to keep the momentum for a nuclear deal going.<p>The deadline was …

CIA Agents Assess: How Real Is ‘Homeland’?

Homeland The TV drama accurately presents the mission, intensity, pace, contradictions and complexity of a CIA station engaged in deadly battle, say …

‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Is Now The Highest Grossing Movie Of The Year

Good things happen to good movies with great talking racoons. <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> added another $3.8 million to its box office total last night (another way of phrasing that: $3.8 million worth of people didn’t pay to see <i>Sin City 2</i>), giving the Marvel movie a grand total of $262.1 million, or …

Deep sea octopus mom tends her eggs longer than any animal on Earth

Call it extreme parenting: Scientists announced the discovery of a deep sea octopus mom that faithfully guarded the same clutch of eggs for a record-breaking 4-1/2 years.<p>"This is the longest brooding or gestation of any animal on the planet," said Brad Seibel, an animal physiologist at the …

Daily Inspiration #1810

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

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Inside the Vaper's Den: E-Cigarette Salvation and New Dangers

At a vaping bar beneath neon lights, fingers tap on the wooden counter. A vial of "vape juice" pours into a pen-shaped device. With the click of a button, electricity flows, a coil heats, and flavored, diluted, liquid nicotine transforms to a gas. It's inhaled and exhaled in a vanilla custard …

How to Get Super Sharp Landscape Photography Images

If you want to learn how to get super sharp landscape photography images, here’s my list of top tips - it's not as hard as you might think.

50 Herb Recipes to Help You Use Up All That Basil, Cilantro, Parsley, Mint, and More

From sage and thyme to cilantro and parsley, these recipes let our favorite herbs shine.<p><b>Have more herbs than you know what to do with?</b> Put your parsley, mint, cilantro, and basil front-and-center with these recipes, for everything from salad to vinaigrettes and even pie.

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The Best Ultimate Classic Perfect Recipes (We're Not Joking)

These 36 dishes—from sticky buns to steamed lobster—have earned the adjectives "perfect," "ultimate," "best-ever," and "classic"<p><b>Here at BA, we like to think that every recipe is perfect</b> in its own way. ____ But only those recipes that really, truly encapsulate perfection—like this perfectly steamed …