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World Nov 01Women fleeing Boko Haram abused by forces meant to protect them, report finds
The Nigerian president has ordered police and state leaders to investigate claims that government officials and soldiers raped and assaulted refugees fleeing the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
Health Oct 31Male contraceptive tests nearly 100-percent effective, poses side effects
The research, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, found the contraceptive was 96-percent effective when men received two hormone injections every eight weeks.
World Oct 28Antarctica to hold the world’s largest marine reserve
The deal protects 600,000 square miles of ocean, which is more than twice the size of Texas, near the Ross Sea ice shelf, banning all fishing in nearly three-fourths of the reserve. Scientists will still be allowed to catch small…
Arts Oct 27Modern art, meet emojis in a new museum exhibit
The original digital emoticons have attained “art” status at New York's Museum of Modern Art.
World Oct 27National Geographic’s green-eyed Afghan girl arrested
The Afghan girl with strikingly green eyes featured on the cover of National Geographic in 1985 was arrested Wednesday in Pakistan for illegally obtaining national identity cards.
Nation Oct 26‘Jackie’ of retracted Rolling Stone story says PTSD fogged memory
The former University of Virginia student, whose account of a campus rape was the center of a retracted Rolling Stone article, said she suffered from PTSD.
World Oct 25Migrant crossings have dropped, but the death rate has doubled. Here’s why
The number of migrants who have died trying to cross the Mediterranean this year will surpass the number of deaths in 2015, the United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday.
Nation Oct 24Crowdfunding raises $300,000 in a week for ruby slippers restoration
Dorothy’s iconic ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz will shine for years to come, thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign by the Smithsonian Institute.
Science Oct 21Mystery solved. ExoMars lander crashed, possibly exploded on the Red Planet
The European Space Agency lost communication with the Schiaparelli lander soon after it entered the Martian atmosphere on Wednesday. On Friday, mission scientists revealed its fate.
Science Oct 19ExoMars mission hits snag after scientists lose contact with Mars lander
The European Space Agency is waiting anxiously for confirmation that part of its $1.4 billion ExoMars mission landed safely on the red planet.