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Escape from Boko Haram: what the survivors witnessed

On the shores of Lake Chad, families who have fled the clutches of Nigeria's Islamist fanatics tell David Blair of the methods and madness of the group's massacres<p>Women and children, limp with exhaustion, were the first to disembark from the ancient wooden barge. Then came the men, splashing their …

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

National Academy of Sciences

Verizon's Super-Cookies Are Spying on You Right Now

Remember when the only cookies were the delicious kind that you couldn't stop eating? Those were the days. Sadly today the most prevalent cookies are the inedible kind. No, not those dry shortbread butter ones your grandparents send to you annually in a festive tin can. I'm talking tracking …

House Passes 56th Anti-Obamacare Measure

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives on Tuesday voted for the 56th time to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act.<p>The vote was largely symbolic, because the measure is unlikely to pass the Senate and would face a certain veto from President Barack Obama if it did.<p>But Republicans insisted …

The Wedding Day Cop Killing

A recently issued body camera to a Muskogee, Okla., cop shows the value of openness, especially when guns are drawn.<p>We should all be Okies from …

The 12 worst ideas religion has unleashed on the world

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>God is seldom great. These dubious concepts promote conflict, cruelty and suffering rather than love and peace<p>Valerie Tarico<p>January 24, 2015 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet. It has been corrected since it first published.<p>Some of humanity’s technological …

Israel Strike Underscores Security Concerns In Syria Beyond ISIS, Upping Stakes For U.S.

WASHINGTON -- An Israeli-linked airstrike in Syria on Sunday is drawing attention to an element of the messy Syrian civil war that the U.S. has tried to downplay: the Obama administration's failure to check the growing influence of Iran and its Lebanese proxy, Hezbollah, within Syria, as the U.S. …

Obama tax plan: Middle-class credits, increases for rich

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In his upcoming State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama will call on Congress to simplify a tax code he deems overly complicated and weighted toward wealthy Americans, administration officials said Saturday.<p>The moves -- likely to meet resistance from Republicans in …