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Real Human Being Named Walter White Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison For Dealing Meth

Perhaps you remember our <i>Breaking Bad</i> In Real Life series, where we would take any news story that we could tangentially connect to the AMC drama, and highlight all the similarities. Cancer-ridden high school tutor busted for selling meth, high school chemistry teacher busted for selling meth, …

10 Shows to Netflix Binge On This Holiday Season

Photo: 20th Century Fox/Courtesy Everett Collection<p>This holiday season, no matter what your background is, there is almost certainly bound to be some mandatory family bonding in your very near future. So how are you coping? According to a new studyreleased by Netflix, you're watching a LOT of …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

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George Clooney Through the Ages

Because this man did not just appear on this earth with silver hair and celebrity. As he told us in our new profile, he "came from somewhere."<p><b>As ubiquitous and universally beloved</b> as his face is now, it's easy to forget sometimes that Clooney's actually gone through plenty of different faces, in …

TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2013

John Tlumacki. Boston, Mass., USA. April 15, 2013. The first Boston Marathon bomb exploded about two hours and forty m<p>... VIEW MORE<p>John …

Captain Picard sings “Let It Snow!” The Christmas carol gets Star Trek remix. (Video)

Thanksgiving is over, which means it’s officially time for Christmas carols to haunt you until Dec. 25. If you’re a <i>Star Trek</i> fan, here is at least …

An Eagle Steals a Camera, Flies Around 70 Miles of Australia with It

"Does this selfie make my talons look big?"<p><b>Perhaps taking a page from our own</b> human culture's desire -- and ability -- to document our every move, a photographically inclined sea eagle with kleptomaniacal tendencies helped itself to a ranger's video camera and documented a 70-mile journey, even …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

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40 Best Live Photos of 2013

Surfer Blood<p>Surfer Blood perform during the Coastline Music Festival in West Palm Beach, Florida on November 10th, 2013.<p>Langhorne Slim and the …

Lists of Best Apps for 2013

It's that time of year: when tech websites post their lists of best apps for the year. Here are some of the lists of best apps for 2013 that you may want to check out. It's a great way to quickly find those that best suit your needs.<p><i>InformationWeek</i> — I like well curated short lists rather than long …

The 30 Best iPhone Apps to Download Now

Just pick up a new phone? Or simply have an afternoon to burn and want to download some toys? These are our must-have iPhone apps.<p>Whether you just picked up a new iPhone or you're looking for an app revamp, these 24 apps belong on your home screen. Including everything from music, navigation, …

Worst Holiday Gifts EVER: Things You Hope Won't Show Up Under The Christmas Tree

Great gifts are awesome.<p>Terrible gifts are not.<p>Want to avoid the drama this year? Our friends at Western Union have a time-tested solution for the giving season: Tell your family to skip the wrapping and send money. Nothing says "I love you" like fifty buckeroos!<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Best Of The Worst …

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Should we move to a six-hour workday?

Would moving to a shorter work week increase productivity? The argument for the rise of the six-hour workday has begun.<p>Quartz has a look at the …

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Fat vs. Sugar: Which Do We Crave More?

Scientists scan the brain for clues to obesity.<p><b>In the drama of obesity in America, fat and sugar have been fingered as indisputable villains. But which prime suspect is more sinister?</b><p>Eric Stice, a senior researcher at the Oregon Research Institute, and his colleagues fed milkshakes to 106 high …

Colorado School Shooter Had Bizarre Notes Written On His Body Outlining Large-Scale Attack

Karl Pierson used an "indelible marker" to write the Latin phrase "Alea iacta est," which means "the die has been cast," on the inside of his forearm.<p>He also wrote five letters and numbers on his arms that correlate with the library where he killed himself and five specific classrooms located in …

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The best smartphones in the world, 2013 edition (part 1)

Another year is almost behind us and if you were following the smartphone industry, which continues to be the biggest market in consumer tech, it was …

I Got Myself Arrested So I Could Look Inside the Justice System

A former prosecutor fights the law and lets it win.<p>Ten years ago, when I started my career as an assistant district attorney in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, I viewed the American criminal justice system as a vital institution that protected society from dangerous people. I once prosecuted a …

Strip mining: the rise of the world's most popular comics app

Bitstrips accidentally hit it big — after six years in development<p>Jacob Blackstock launched a tester version of Bitstrips in the App Store in early October. It was a "stealth" launch for friends and family to work out the app’s kinks, but the world found out. Two weeks later, Bitstrips was the no. …

Man's severed hand attached to his ankle

Doctors have kept a Chinese man's severed hand alive by stitching it to his ankle after a work accident severed it. Xiao Wei's right hand was reportedly temporarily attached to his left ankle for a month before surgeons reattached it, largely because injuries to his arm required immediate attention …

Experts Decisive Against Multivitamins: 'Stop Wasting Money'

A panel of physicians wrote today in a major medical journal about which vitamin and mineral supplements are bad and which are null, and how we keep buying them.<p>"We believe that the case is closed— supplementing the diet of well-nourished adults with (most) mineral or vitamin supplements has no …

Top 10 smartphone apps of 2013 list dominated by Google: Search, Play, YouTube, Maps and Gmail

Google has five smartphone apps in this year’s top 10 smartphone apps list, according to a recent study.<p>Using data gathered from January to October 2013 from Android and iOS users aged 18 years or older in the U.S., Nielsen has come up with monthly average numbers for various apps. Unsurprisingly, …

How Sleep Clears the Brain

A mouse study suggests that sleep helps restore the brain by flushing out toxins that build up during waking hours. The results point to a potential …

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Finally, An App To Fix Your Terrible Personality

While technology has given us more ways to talk to each other, it hasn’t made us any better at it: We still rant, ramble, whine and generally irritate each other.<p>So what would happen if we let software try to fix our sub-par conversation skills?<p>That’s the question artists Lauren McCarthy and Kyle …

The Case Against Multivitamins Grows Stronger

When I was growing up my mom gave me a multivitamin every day as a defense against unnamed dread diseases.<p>But it looks like Mom was wasting her money. Evidence continues to mount that vitamin supplements don't help most people and can actually cause diseases that people are taking them to prevent, …