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Pascal Fletcher, the Africa bureau chief of Reuters, explains a recent incident in Nigeria, during which suspected Islamist insurgents raided a school and abducted Nigerian schoolgirls.
Distracted parents...
Parents often complain that smartphones keep their kids distracted from conversation. What happens when it's the other way around, when kids can't get their smartphone-glued parents' attention?
This Mako shark looks like its ancient ancestors, but it's probably evolved ...
A 325-million-year-old fossil find shows that the gill structures of modern sharks are actually quite different from their ancient ancestors.
Crime writer Giorgio Scerbanenco was born in Kiev in 1911, grew up in Rome a...
A crackling new translation of Giorgio Scerbanenco's crime novel Private Venus has just been released. Critic John Powers read it in a single sitting.
What motivated Edward Snowden to leak NSA secrets? Bryan Burrough,  Suzanna ...
What motivated the former NSA contractor to divulge carefully guarded NSA secrets? A new Vanity Fair article takes a look back at the "kid from the Maryland suburbs."
The world's largest rose bush is located in an unlikely place for a genteel attraction: Tombstone, Arizona. It blooms during spring break; thousands come to see the bush that was planted in 1885.