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Nigeria’s war against Boko Haram takes to the airwaves

While helicopter gunships and armoured vehicles have led the campaign against Boko Haram in northern Nigeria this year, the military hardware is now being reinforced by an unexpected new psychological weapon: radio broadcasts of soccer news and farm reports.<p>In a bare-bones radio studio in this …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

Lululemon to answer for ‘rubbing thighs’ remark

Chip Wilson touched off a storm of controversy when the founder of Lululemon Athletica Inc. suggested that women's body shapes were to blame for the chain's too-sheer black pants problems.<p>Social media sites lit up last month with criticism about him for encouraging a culture of skinny women for …

Ambitious Bill Targets HIV/AIDS Discrimination

"It's about trying to be fair to people who have a treatable chronic disease rather than being literally criminals armed with a deadly weapon," Sen. Chris Coons says. Advocates are hopeful.<p>WASHINGTON — Activists in the fight against HIV/AIDS are hopeful that a new piece of legislation being …

Public Health

WikiLeaks releases new documents exposing secret Trans-Pacific Partnership talks

In November, WikiLeaks published a rare draft of the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty — revealing the United States' covert international push for stronger intellectual property rights. Now, nearly a month after the first documents were published, the group is back on the case, publishing …

Budget talks worry those not in room

Largely shut out of the budget negotiations, Capitol Hill’s minority parties are getting increasingly antsy about the emerging agreement.<p>Senate Republicans and House Democrats are learning the details of a possible deal largely through the media. For Republicans, their unease is caused by news that …

High chair injuries on the rise, study finds - TODAY.com

Today<p>Harper Waggoner, 3, sustained a head injury after falling from her booster seat last year.<p>A high chair is not always the safest spot for baby, according to new research that finds a significant increase in injuries related to high chairs and booster seats.<p>The number of high chair-related …

'Shocking' decline of UK countryside birds revealed

Some of Britain's most familiar countryside birds have plummeted in numbers since the 1990s, and some species have disappeared from parts of the UK, according to an authoritative annual report.<p>Numbers of the farmland-dwelling grey partridge have halved since 1995, while the turtle dove has declined …

The five real winners of India’s state election results

India’s national elections are just five months away, but the ruling Congress Party already looks in tatters. Congress has held power in Delhi for nearly a decade and decisively lost four state elections in results announced over the weekend. The main opposition party, the Bharatiya Janata Party …

India

MannKind is seeking approval for diabetes inhaler system by spring

STOCK SPOTLIGHT<p>MannKind is seeking approval for diabetes inhaler system by spring<p>Drug developer MannKind is trying to revolutionize the treatment of diabetes with Afrezza, an inhaled form of insulin powder. It would eliminate the need for most injections.<p>December 08, 2013|By Ronald D. White<p>As …

Biotechnology

Firefighter numbers 'will need to double by 2030 as climate change bites'

Climate Council's first report says more professionals will be needed to keep pace with growing population and bushfire risk<p>Australian fire services will need to double their numbers of boots on the ground by 2030 to cope with the increased bushfire risk caused by climate change, a new report …

Arctic Ice Melt Tied To Heat Waves And Downpours In U.S., Europe And Elsewhere, Study Suggests

By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle<p>OSLO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - A thaw of Arctic ice and snow is linked to worsening summer heatwaves and downpours thousands of miles south in Europe, the United States and other areas, underlying the scale of the threat posed by global warming, scientists said on …

Obama, Celebrities, Politicians And Tech Co’s Come Together To Launch Coding Education Push

Back in January, brothers Ali Partovi and Hadi Partovi launched a new non-profit organization called Code.org with a simple mission: Change the perception America has of coding and computer science and make those subjects accessible to the masses.<p>There’s no better indication of just how far …

GOP governor 'all in' on ACA

In a Republican party that’s gone all out against Obamacare, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval went all in.<p>Sandoval is the only Republican governor whose state is both running its own health insurance exchange this year and expanding its Medicaid program under the health law. He’s arguably doing more to …

More whales die in Florida Everglades

A further 11 whales die from a stranded pod of short-finned pilot whales, bringing the overall death toll to 22<p>Eleven whales believed to be part of a pod that was stranded in the Florida Everglades are dead, say national wildlife officials.<p>National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration official …

Drug hope for leukaemia patients after Cardiff trial

<b>A drug trialled by doctors in Cardiff could prolong the life of patients with the most common adult leukaemia.</b><p>The drug, GA101, has been given with chemotherapy to patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) and other conditions.<p>Study leader Prof Chris Fegan called the results "exciting", with …

Cancer

Races to watch: Will Obamacare sink Democrats in 2014?

Three years after President Barack Obama admitted that his party took a “shellacking” in the midterm elections, Republicans are setting their sights on another political wave in 2014. It’s a new battle, but the GOP is using the same weapon: public skepticism over Obamacare.<p>In 2010, Republicans rode …

Universal credit scheme on track despite IT problems, says IDS

Work and pensions secretary says targets for moving claimants on to UC now altered, but insists policy is on time and on budget<p>The work and pensions secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, insisted on Monday that his flagship welfare scheme would be delivered on time and within its £2bn budget despite IT …

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China Looks To Bring Hammer Of Justice Down On Organized Activism

Xu Zhiyong, who has also pushed for greater civil rights, was formally arrested in August in a case that has exposed shortcomings in the government's drive against deep-rooted corruption.<p>Western governments have sparred repeatedly with Beijing over human rights and both the United States and …

Relentless winter storm refuses to give respite to commuters, air travelers

A blast of winter weather knocked out power to thousands and wiped hundreds flights off the boards Monday after causing dozens of wrecks, including one that tangled up about 50 cars, on snowy and icy roads in the Northeast.<p>Major cities along the East Coast faced a tough commute to start the …

Tech unites on NSA eavesdropping

Apple, Google, Facebook and other top technology companies on Monday took their strongest stance to date against sweeping government surveillance that collects vast amounts of data — but they also urged countries not to react to U.S. snooping by walling off the Internet.<p>The three industry giants — …

Your Questions About The American Health Care Act

With a new White House push to promote the Affordable Care Act well underway, the question is whether an improved HealthCare.gov site and onslaught of positive talking points will be enough to bolster Senate Democrats facing tough races in 2014.<p>One re-election fight to watch is Democratic Sen. …

Italy's Matteo Renzi elected new leader of the left

<b>The rising star of Italy's political left, Matteo Renzi, has resoundingly won the leadership of the Democratic Party, making him a leading candidate to be the next prime minister.</b><p>Mr Renzi, 38, took about 68% of the vote, giving him a strong mandate to lead the party into the next …

Europe

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Japan's whaling fleet en route to Southern Ocean for 'scientific' hunts

Japan's whaling fleet is on its way to the Southern Ocean, where it hopes to kill almost 1,000 whales this winter as the world awaits a ruling on Australia's landmark legal attempt to ban the controversial hunts.<p>Two whaling vessels and a surveillance ship left the south-western port of Shimonoseki …

Cheney: W.H. lied about health plans

Former Vice President Dick Cheney, citing his own experience with heart disease, slammed President Barack Obama and the administration on Monday for lying when they told people they could keep their plans and doctors under Obamacare.<p>“It was a lie. It was deliberate. They knew if they told the …

The Minor Miracle of 2013: Congress Is Close to a Deal on the Budget

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Friday is Congress' (latest) self-imposed deadline on coming to some sort of agreement on the budget …