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Sixty more women and girls reported kidnapped in Nigeria

Sixty women and girls have been kidnapped from two towns in north-east Nigeria, according to reports, dealing a fresh blow to government claims of a truce with the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.<p>Residents of the town of Wagga told Agence France-Presse that suspected Islamist gunmen had gone …

Monster Sunspot Threatens Earth With Solar Storms

Changing Planet<p><b>The solar eclipse may steal the week’s heavenly headlines, but a monster sunspot—the likes of which hasn’t been seen for years—has turned toward Earth and may spew some serious solar storms.</b><p>From the moment the gigantic sunspot cluster known as AR 2192 appeared on the eastern side of …

Google to require more of its apps on Android devices

According to a report by <i>The Information,</i> you may be seeing <i>a few</i> more Google apps preloaded on future Android devices. Confidential paperwork on new contract requirements details raising the amount of pre-installed software. Under the new guidelines, the number is set to total up to 20 apps-- more …

Fall 2014 Guide to London

It's no secret that London is one of the world's most vibrant cities for arts and culture lovers, and this fall is no exception. The new season …

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What's a Grandma Pie? And Where Can You Find One?

Got a hankerin' for some grandma pie, but your Nonna's too busy playing Napoletane to heat up the oven? Then pop on over to one of these, the best places to get grandma pie in the U.S. (You do live in New York, don't you?)<p>Friends, I have a confession to make. While working on the homemade …

Serious film fans will appreciate 'For Those in Peril'

The haunting and powerful psychodrama "For Those in Peril" marks an auspicious feature debut for its visionary writer-director, Paul Wright.<p>Set in a remote fishing village in northeast Scotland, the film follows the aftermath of a strange boating accident in which four local men drowned. The lone …

Review: Men, Women & Children Shows How Sexting Is Ruining America

Adults may think back on the world a decade ago and sigh in nostalgia at its glorious innocence: no Facebook, no Twitter, no carpal tunnel syndrome …

Left Behind

We gave it a <b>F</b><p>It’s the end of days in <b>Left Behind</b>, and only the good and the innocent will be saved. Audiences, however, are unlikely to feel …

“Gone Girl”: A dark marriage drama becomes a “battle-of-the-sexes” debate

<b>Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck in "Gone Girl" (Twentieth Century Fox)</b><p>Gillian Flynn’s hit novel is now a chilly David Fincher farce with Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike and an amazing cast<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>September 29, 2014 11:00pm (UTC)<p>Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel “Gone Girl” is a work of impressive …

The Human Factor

Airline pilots were once the heroes of the skies. Today, in the quest for safety, airplanes are meant to largely fly themselves. Which is why the 2009 crash of Air France Flight 447, which killed 228 people, remains so perplexing and significant. William Langewiesche explores how a series of small …

King Richard III's bones reveal fatal blows, scientists say

Richard III was the last English king to lose his life on the battlefield. Scientists who have been testing his remains -- found under a parking lot in the English city of Leicester -- now believe they know how he died.<p>The 15th-century king was best known to modern Britons as the hunchbacked …

Does This High School's Super-Strict Dress Code Unfairly Target Girls?

Here's a list of clothing that can land you in detention at Tottenville High School: spaghetti-strap tank tops, short shorts, miniskirts, leggings, skinny jeans, halter tops, and even headbands. The Staten Island, New York school is cracking down on its dress code in a big way—and that's left …

So you think you know where babies come from?

It has been a long journey of scientific discovery from Aristotle to epigenetics – and it's not over yet<p>We know a lot about the world around us. We know a lot about ourselves and how we work. We even know where babies come from, and this is no mean feat. Imagine it's 350BC, and you're trying to …

The women with superhuman vision

A tiny group of people can see ‘invisible’ colours that no-one else can perceive, discovers David Robson. How do they do it?<p>As Concetta Antico took her pupils to the park for an art lesson, she would often question them about the many shades she saw flashing before her eyes. “I’d say, ‘Look at the …

Hackers Have Gained Control Of Satoshi Nakamoto's Email Account And Are Threatening To Reveal His Identity

"Satoshi Nakomoto" is the name used by the anonymous developer who created Bitcoin and published details of it online in 2008. It's unknown whether Nakamoto is a private individual, a group of hackers, or whether the creator's name really is Satoshi Nakamoto.<p>In an email to Wired, the hacker said: …

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Airlines Settle Suit in Death of 400-Pound Woman Denied a Seat

The husband of an obese woman who died shortly after being denied a seat on a flight back to New York City from Hungary has settled his $6 million lawsuit with the airlines involved, court documents show.<p>Janos Soltesz first filed the wrongful death suit again Delta, KLM and Lufthansa airlines in …

A brief history of psychedelic psychiatry | Mo Costandi

In the 1950s a group of pioneering psychiatrists showed that hallucinogenic drugs had therapeutic potential, but the research was halted as part of the backlash against the hippy counterculture.<p>On 5th May, 1953, the novelist Aldous Huxley dissolved four-tenths of a gram of mescaline in a glass of …

The Science Behind Gecko Sex: How Will Humans Reproduce in Space?

Why did Russian scientists put those ill-fated geckos inside a satellite? The point wasn't to make kinky gecko-sex videos in zero-G, but to learn more about the challenges that humans might face as they travel to destinations beyond Earth — and start raising the first truly space-born …

Peek-a-boo! Astronomers spot 'T-Rex' of galaxies

If there's any one thing astronomers have mixed feelings about, it must be dust. On the one hand, cosmic dust can provide valuable information that can give clues to the origins of the universe, or to life on Earth. On the other hand, it can just plain get in the way.<p>In the case of a humongous …

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30 it-shoes for Fall

FASHION SHOPPING<p><b>With the Fall/Winter 2014-2015 collections in mind, accessories this season experiment with tantalizing contrasts. From Sixties</b> …

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Hawaii's Green Sand Beach Is Something You Have To See To Believe

Move over white sand beaches, things are about to get colorful.<p>We've seen pink, black and purple sand, but now we're going green. Green Sand Beach (also known as Papakolea Beach), is located on the Big Island of Hawaii, and its olive tint is absolutely gorgeous.<p>The beach's unique coloring is a …

Burning Man Festival at Black Rock: Pictures

Cryopreservation: ‘I freeze people to cheat death’

Max More will have his brain frozen after he dies, and he’s not alone. Rose Eveleth asks him why he signed up – and how the strange procedure of cryopreserving bodies actually works.<p>In 1972 Max More saw a children’s science fiction television show called Time Slip that featured characters being …

Scientists hail creation of working organ made from laboratory cells

British scientists produce working thymus, a vital immune system 'nerve centre' located near the heart<p>Reprogrammed cells created in a laboratory have been used to build a complete and functional organ in a living animal for the first time.<p>British scientists produced a working thymus, a vital immune …

The Gardians of France

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Like their American counterparts, the cowboys, France’s <i>gardians</i> cut a dashing figure and loom large in the culture of southern France. Part of a brotherhood formed in the early 16th century, the gardians are the caretakers of the herds of beautiful gray horses and black …