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10 things you didn't know about haggis (and may not want to)

With Burns Night upon us, we examine the traditional Scottish supper and find out a few offally interesting facts<p>January 25 will see Scots all over the globe celebrating the much loved poet, Robert Burns by tucking into some haggis.<p>Or, as Burns describes the dish "the Great Chieftain o' the puddin …

Scotland

Apple patents camera, and GoPro shares tank

Shares of GoPro fell dramatically on Tuesday after Apple was awarded a patent for a mountable sports camera.<p>Apple (AAPL) specifically mentions GoPro (GPRO) in its patent application, criticizing GoPro's HD Hero2 digital cameras for creating "excessive wind resistance'" while mounted, and being …

Videography

Twitter declares 2014 year of the selfie - CNN.com

Host Ellen DeGeneres takes a moment to orchestrate a selfie with a group of movie stars at the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 2. Actor Bradley Cooper, seen in the foreground, was holding the phone at the time. "If only Bradley's arm was longer," DeGeneres tweeted. "Best photo ever." It …

10 Favorites: Scandi-Style Christmas Ornaments

I would not part with a single one of the 4,263,193 glittery, sequin-crusted, sparkly tree ornaments my brothers and I made when we were little.<p>But …

Gift Guide: For the Tech-Obsessed

Technology? It’s my favorite indulgence. Take a look a handful of gadgets that the stylish Silicon Valley denizen would adore.<p>Above: On my personal …

How to Put Up Christmas Lights: 7 Essential Tips and Looks

Despite neighborhood peer pressure, you and you alone dictate the aesthetic direction of your home's holiday display. He who wields the extension ladder in subzero temperatures earns the creative freedom to decorate his yard however he pleases.<p>Despite neighborhood peer pressure, you and you alone …

The 19-Year-Old Wiz Kid Who Turned Down Apple Has Nabbed Backing From A Hollywood Star

We caught up with Meyer again and learned that since that decision, things have been wild for him.<p>His startup, Fresco News, crowdsources breaking news and photos from Twitter, Instagram and other social media.<p>Fresco finds breaking news, verifies it, and gets the license to publish relevant images …

Social Media

Watch All of the 2014 Movie Trailers in One Glorious Mashup

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Obi-Wan Kenobi

Is the traditional nativity play worth saving?

As growing numbers of schools drop this festive staple, Victoria Lambert and Toby Young argue for and against it<p><b>YES, says Victoria Lambert</b><p>December 14, 1972, rural Somerset, and 30 small children are crammed into a freezing sacristy, wearing an assortment of tea towels and curtains. Some have beards …

Kurt Cobain Doc Director Clarifies Courtney Love's Involvement

"Any suggestion that Courtney was denied editorial involvement couldn’t be further from the truth," says director Brett Morgen<p><i>An earlier version of</i> …

Eating meat is worse for the environment than driving to work

Next time you brag about biking to work instead of driving for the sake of the environment, take a good look inside your lunch box.<p>According to a new report released by the London-based think tank Chatham House, livestock production accounts for more direct greenhouse gas emissions overall than all …

Agriculture

Vicar, wife and daughter arrested in Lancashire over ‘murder’ of baby

A vicar, his wife and his daughter are being questioned over the suspicious death of a baby boy.<p>Sources confirmed that the Rev Jim Percival, 64, the vicar of Holy Trinity Church of England church in Freckleton, Lancashire, was arrested earlier this week together with his 65-year-old wife Susan and …

The 10 Things In Advertising You Need To Know Today

<b>1. Take a look at Business Insider's 10 favorite ads of 2014.</b> We won't ruin the surprise, but the theme linking all our rankings is that marketers this year are starting to harness social media to improve the reach and effectiveness of their campaigns.<p><b>2. Take our quiz and try to identify these 11</b> …

Advertising

What It's Like Inside The Victoria's Secret Private Jet

Rushing through the airport, schlepping all your luggage, and just praying that your overbooked flight miraculously takes off on time: If this …

23andMe Brings Fully Approved DNA Testing to the UK

23andMe, the Mountain View, California-based ‘personal genetics’ company, has launched its mail-order DNA test kits in the UK today. The kits provide customers with comprehensive reports about their health, genetic traits, inherited conditions and ancestry.<p>The Personal Genome Service starts with a …

The menace of memes: how pictures can paint a thousand lies

It’s very fashionable these days to be despondent about the quality of our politicians. They’re all lazy liars who look only to their interests and neglect their duties to their constituents because they’d rather be grunting and snorting around a trough before sticking their snouts in it. And while …

Victoria Beckham Supports World Aids Day With Limited Edition T-Shirt

Victoria Beckham has created a limited-edition T-shirt to raise awareness for Worlds Aids Day. The white tee, which features the World Aids Day …

Victoria Beckham

The 11 Most Important Cats Of Science

I can haz scienz?<p>[Special thanks to materials scientist Joe Spalenka for letting us use his photoshopped image of Watson And Crick Plus Chloe The Cat.]

Mayor Boris Johnson Mulls 'Car-Free' Sundays In London

Boris Johnson has said he would seriously consider making central London 'car-free' for certain Sundays, after being impressed with the scheme in …

How Black Friday invaded the U.K. without Thanksgiving’s help

<i>This story was published in partnership with Time. The original can be found at Time.com</i><p>By Dan Kedmey, TIME<p>Four years ago, Black Friday was …

The Love You're Given

Christian Bale ‘Jealous’ That Ben Affleck Gets to Play Batman Now

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Comic Books

Kate Middleton May Be Getting Prince Harry the Cutest Christmas Present

O.K., before we begin here, we caveat the following with: unless the Daily Mail’s source here is <b>Prince George’s</b> pacifier, or, like, the colony of bluebirds that help dress <b>Kate Middleton</b> each morning, it is unlikely that anyone could know the following with 100 percent certainty, but—man oh man do …

Food Gadgets: Past, Present and Future

For generations, inventors have been striving to develop labor-saving gizmos that will make our culinary efforts more pleasant and enjoyable. Some of their inspirations became popular, while others proved impractical or unwanted. Here’s a look at some of the cleverest, most innovative and/or …

Scientists hail new '3 parent baby' technique

New technique to create '3 parent babies' shows promise, experts say<p>Experts are to investigate a new technique to create “three-parent babies” which could be safer and more effective than current methods being tested in British laboratories.<p>The Government last month asked the fertility regulator to …