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Nine of the worst things that happened in tech in 2015

Not everything was shiny and wonderful this year. Here are some of the tech world's fails this year<p>It's been quite a year in the technology world. Facebook reached a billion daily users, promised to cover the world in drones and Mark Zuckerberg became a dad. Apple once again broke all sorts of …

Tim Cook

30 Best Movie Performances of 2015: Charlize Theron, Amy Schumer, Leonardo DiCaprio, and More

It’s been a great year for movies—and film performances. From Amy Schumer’s hilarious turn to Leonardo DiCaprio’s brutal one, here are the 30 best …

Leonardo Dicaprio

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

European Travel

Scientists now know why popcorns pop

The popping sound made by popcorn is normally viewed as a pleasing cue that your snack is ready to eat, but for scientists the phenomenon represented one of nature’s significant unsolved problems.<p>Now a French team say they have settled the question of why popcorn pops through a series of high-speed …

Imaging

5 Lessons Charleston Can Teach Us About Race, Guns and Healing

<b>The talking points have been many, varied and wrong. Here's how we can go forward with clarity and the resolve for change.</b><p>After last week's massacre in Charleston, South Carolina, there should have been no question of guilt, or motivation. Dylann Roof made it clear what he did, and why, long before …

Multiple Paris Terror Attacks Leave at Least 120 Dead

A massive series of terror attacks in and around Paris left over 120 people dead across six sites Friday, including at least eight attackers with unknown motivations.<p>At least 100 people were killed at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris' 11th arrondissement, where scores of hostages had been held. …

Death Metal

It Was a Wild, Weird Year to Live on Planet Earth

The year 2015 will go down as many things, but normal isn’t one of them. We saw record-smashing temperatures, exceptional droughts, deadly heat waves …

37 Science Facts We Didn't Know At The Start Of This Year

About dinosaurs, supernovas, and limpets' teeth.<p>1. Pluto is actually red.<p>2. There is probably water on Mars.<p>3. NASA confirmed the existence of the 1,000th planet to be found outside our solar system.<p>4. There's a four-mile-high mountain on dwarf planet Ceres.<p>5. Scientists found the first known …

UC Berkeley

Kansas City Royals Win World Series For First Time In 30 Years

The Kansas City Royals have earned their first World Series title in 30 years, staging a dramatic Game 5 comeback to beat the New York Mets 7-2.<p>They took home the series four games to one.<p>The final game featured a stunning extra-innings turnaround. It started as a pitchers' duel: the Mets' Matt …

Baseball

Pluto, Mars water and more! The biggest space stories of 2015

The year that was 2015 swept in a significant amount of space and astronomy science.<p>NASA's New Horizons probe reached Pluto after a decade of travel across interplanetary space, exploring the most well-known dwarf planet. But this wasn't the only great solar system story this year; Ceres, Mars and …