Lucia Preciado

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Activists say Kurds halt ISIS advance in Kobani as bombing in Iraq kills 58

Islamic State militants are claiming responsibility for a triple suicide bombing that killed at least 58 people in Iraq Sunday, as activists say Kurdish fighters have been able to halt the advance of the extremist group in the Syrian border town of Kobani.<p>The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for …

Kurdish fighters push back Islamic State in Kobane

Defence forces in the Syrian border town repel Isil jihadists after a night of heavy clashes saw that terrorist organisation surround the remaining civilians<p>Kurdish fighters thwarted a bid by <b>Islamic State</b> group jihadists to advance into the centre of the battleground Syrian town of Kobane early on …

Yosemite National Park Photos

Travel<p>Yosemite National Park photos and pictures of culture, history, and travel from National Geographic.

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Top 10 Things to Do in Utah Parks

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4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Gut Microbes Take Over Your Body When You Die

...and they may provide clues as to how you were killed.<p>You have around 100 trillion bacteria living in your gut — and that’s a good thing. Known as gut flora or the gut microbiome, these microorganisms help your body digest certain foods, aid the immune system, and maintain a healthy …

Grand Canyon on the Precipice

Planned developments spark concerns over commercialization of America’s most iconic park.<p>At the eastern edge of the Grand Canyon, well beyond the tourists who crowd along the South Rim, sagebrush desert stretches for miles, almost untouched except by wild horses or the livestock of Navajo herdsmen. …

10 of the best waterfalls around the United States | CNN Travel

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Reports: 4 Nigerian girls escape Boko Haram

Four of the more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted last month from a village school by the Boko Haram insurgent group have escaped their captors, according to a local official, Nigerian newspaper reports.<p>Bana Lawan, chairman of the Chibok Local Government Area, said on Wednesday that the four …

Report: 1,700 vets not on Phoenix VA wait list, at risk of being 'lost or forgotten'

At least 1,700 military veterans waiting to see a doctor were never scheduled for an appointment and were never placed on a wait list at the Veterans Affairs medical center in Phoenix, raising the question of just how many may have been "forgotten or lost" in the system, according to a preliminary …

Salvador Dalí’s Rare 1975 Illustrations for “Romeo and Juliet”

The greatest literary classics tend to attract a plethora of visual art and graphic tributes. But the highest convergence of text and image happens when an influential artist reimagines an influential piece of literature — take, for instance, Picasso’s 1934 drawings for a naughty ancient Greek …

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Reader Recs: Favorite National Parks in the U.S.

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>The beauty of America’s 59 national parks is hard to put into words.<p>From the crystal clear waters of Glacier to the breathtaking enormity of the Grand Tetons, it’s something you should experience firsthand—and this is the perfect time to do it. Why? It’s <b>National Park Week</b>.<p>To …

What happened in Rwanda is happening again in Central African Republic

Drive north from the capital, and you soon discover why relief workers call the Central African Republic a post-apocalyptic country. After a year of mass murder, the villages are abandoned and the roads eerily empty and desolate.<p>The checkpoints are controlled by cold-eyed men from largely Christian …

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