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Boko Haram: satellite images reveal devastation of massacre in Nigeria

Photograph: EPA<p>Nigerians cram into a bus fleeing the town of Mubi after the attacks.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/15/1421311373976/4883f52d-f5bd-4600-becc-89b5a99a5c1b-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: EPA<p>Nigerians cram into a bus fleeing the town of Mubi after the …

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Antibiotic failure will kill 10 million people a year by 2050

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>And cost about $8 trillion annually, according to a new report from the UK …

What It's Like to Lose Your Arm

I’d always heard amputees talk about the stares and the acute awareness of being viewed as different. During my first shoot for the NewsHour with one …

Bob Dylan & The Grateful Dead Rehearse Together in Summer 1987: Hear 74 Tracks

In the mid 1980s, Bob Dylan found his career hitting an unmistakable low point. In his autobiography, he recalls "Everything was smashed. My own …

When island nations drown, who owns their seas?

Over the past several years, it’s become clear that one of the starkest potential effects of climate change is the existential threat that rising …

Famous Cases of Journalistic Fraud: A Reading List

Bill Green | Washington Post Ombudsman | April 19, 1981<p>In 1980, Janet Cooke made up a story about an 8-year-old heroin addict, won the Pulitzer Prize …

More than 140,000 minority Rohingya Muslims have been forced to live in camps, where NGOs have been evicted and disease and despair have taken root. TIME contract photographer James Nachtwey's images from Burma show the worsening conditions in the Rohingya camps spread out across the salt flats of the Bay of Bengal. (Photo by James Nachtwey for TIME) See the story at lightbox.time.com

Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? by Dave Eggers – review

Dave Eggers has always seemed a very 21st-century phenomenon, and not merely because the debut that made him an American literary star – <i>A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius</i> – was published in the year 2000. Books have been only part of a portfolio that includes editing print and online …

The Disruption Machine

What the gospel of innovation gets wrong.<p>In the last years of the nineteen-eighties, I worked not at startups but at what might be called finish-downs. Tech companies that were dying would hire temps—college students and new graduates—to do what little was left of the work of the employees they’d …

What God does to your brain

The controversial science of neurotheology aims to find the answer to an age-old question: why do we believe?<p>When neuroscientist Andrew Newberg scanned the brain of “Kevin”, a staunch <b>atheist,</b> while he was meditating, he made a fascinating discovery. “Compared with the Buddhist monks and Franciscan …

Sabriye Tenberken: Using Adversity to Unleash Innovation

Innovators<p>At a school in India students learn how to foster social change in the developing world.<p>In an office on a verdant campus Sabriye Tenberken settles into a chair and composes the expression on her face. Directly across from her a man in a uniform, a Russian <i>ushanka</i> (winter hat), and …

New Evidence Ties Illegal Antiquities Trade to Terrorism, Violent Crime

In Cambodia and beyond, archaeologists and criminologists are fighting the underground trade in cultural treasures.<p>A small convoy of military trucks rumbled to a stop at the site of the ancient Banteay Chhmar temple in northern Cambodia. The armed men inside—members of a rogue military unit—set up …

Ugandan king battles Oxford museum over lost throne

It is a struggle between the dignity of an embattled African dynasty and the reputation of one of England's most distinguished historical collections. And it concerns a disagreement that centres on the whereabouts of the lost throne of a Ugandan kingdom and a perceived injustice that is still …

Joseph E. Stiglitz Calls for Fair Taxes for All | Moyers & Company

<b>BILL MOYERS:</b> This week on Moyers & Company, Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz.<p><b>JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ:</b> Our democracy is now probably better described as one …

Income Inequality

Name Your Junta!

In Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell coined the term “doublethink” to describe the act of “holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind …

20 Insanely Great Neil Young Songs Only Hardcore Fans Know

1. “Kansas”<p>Neil Young wrote songs at such a frantic pace in mid-1970s that he couldn't possibly release them all, even though he was averaging an …

‘Pulp Fiction,’ A to Z

Twenty years ago today, Quentin Tarantino and Harvey Weinstein unveiled the filmmaker’s sophomore movie — an ambitious anthology of crime stories, …

Six Studies That Show Everything Republicans Believe is Wrong

The great 20th-century economist John Maynard Keynes has been widely quoted as saying, “When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, …

The Kiss That Sent Iran Crazy and an Actress to Be Flogged in Public

<i>by Shima Sharabi</i><p>Leila Hatami, the first Iranian woman to sit on the jury of the Cannes film festival, is long practiced in the art of appearing on …

How India pale ale conquered the world

INDIA pale ale (IPA) once had a good claim to be the first global beer, before lager took a grip on the world’s tipplers. Now IPA, an amber, …

Today's #Dailychart counts the cost of forced labour. The idea of treating other humans like chattel seems as antiquated as it is barbaric. But it is big business. Sexual exploitation accounts for a fifth of all victims but two-thirds of profits. The most lucrative region for this form of slavery, generating more than $30 billion in 2012 alone, is Asia http://econ.st/1objHR0

The newest film in the Marvel franchise, "X-Men: Days of Future Past", is complex, superbly acted and huge fun. A high number of top-notch performances enliven what could have been just a run-of-the-mill franchise flick http://econ.st/TrwBjz

Coup d’etat

A COUP in Thailand, moderate Republicans sweep Senate primaries, and Russia’s gas deal with China are three important stories that made the news this …

South Asian anti-corruption bodies lack teeth

Corruption-fighting agencies in South Asian countries lack the power and independence to properly investigate politicians and officials for fraud entrenched in the region, a watchdog said.<p>A report released by Berlin-based <b>Transparency International</b> on Thursday <b></b>said that many agencies needed their …

Capitalism: A Ghost Story

Is it a house or a home? A temple to the new India, or a warehouse for its ghosts? Ever since Antilla arrived on Altamont Road in Mumbai, exuding …

30 Best Music Documentaries on Netflix Streaming This Instant

30. ’30 for 30: Straight Outta L.A.’<p>This 2010 entry in ESPN's 30 for 30 series traces the rise and fall of both of two aggressive Los Angeles …

Why Jill Abramson Was Fired

<i>This post was updated at 10 P.M.</i><p>At the annual City University Journalism School dinner, on Monday, Dean Baquet, the managing editor of the New York <i>Times</i>, was seated with Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., the paper’s publisher. At the time, I did not give a moment’s thought to why Jill Abramson, the paper’s …

Eleven Posts You May Have Missed This Week

This week on newyorker.com, we went inside an “apartheid school” in Newark, New Jersey, spoke with the scholar who popularized the term “white privilege,” and reported the story behind the firing of Jill Abramson, the first female executive editor of the <i>Times</i>. Here are those stories, and eight more …

Modi’s Role Model: Margaret Thatcher or Lee Kuan Yew?

As several commentators have noted in recent days, Narendra Modi, India’s Prime Minister-elect, shares several characteristics with Margaret Thatcher, the late British Prime Minister.<p>Like Mrs. T., Modi is a product of the provincial petite bourgeoisie. Thatcher’s father ran a corner store in …