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CBC Investigates explores top stories of 2015

Meet the journalists behind CBC’s iUnit, the fifth estate, Marketplace and Go Public<p>From confronting an angry nutritionist over his healing claims to …

Radiation-blocking underwear and bionic contact lenses: The 5 weirdest wearables of 2015

Some push the boundaries of science fiction, while others are just silly<p>Wearable technology has exploded in recent years, bringing with it everything …

What did Greeks Search for on Google During 2015?

2016 is just a few days away and soon a tumultuous year will be (technically) over for Greeks.<p>2015 has arguably been a long year for Greeks. Two …

Gaming’s worst trends of 2015

We had a lot of great games in 2015, but the year wasn’t without pimples.<p>While we’ll remember titles like The Witcher 3 and Fallout 4 for years to come, 2015 was also a year for caution for some developers and publishers. We also got to see the bizarre transformation of a once-loved company. So, …

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The best albums of 2015

It’s that time again — time to choose the most memorable CDs of the year. Despite my best efforts, I couldn’t hear every album that came out in 2015. …

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The 10 Best On-Screen Heroines of 2015

This year’s movies, TV shows, and Netflix specials provided an abundance of incredible female characters, nuanced takes on action heroes and romantic leads, and everything in between. Here, a look back at 2015’s very best heroines—a welcome trend we hope will continue in 2016.<p>Ex Machina<p><b>Ava, Ex</b> …

National Geographic's 2015 Roundup of Greatest Travel Photos

What a beautiful year it was.<p>When you think of <i>National Geographic</i>, you immediately picture iconic imagery and breathtaking scenery. With the publication’s 2015 roundup of greatest travel photos, this is exactly what you get, and in spades. Each image manages to capture an essence of greatness far …

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

Memory erasing is just the beginning.<p>As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed …

These are the science books of 2015 that you should be reading

Was there a science, technology, or environmental book from 2015 that made you think, laugh, or gape in amazement? Now’s the time to celebrate it.<p>Here are some of the best science books of 2015, as chosen by Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist Deborah Blum and Brain Pickings editor Maria …

The Best and Worst of Mobile in 2015

This year brought new devices, OSes, and ideas to the world of phones and tablets. Here's my strictly biased ranking.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Selfie sticks, athliesure and other top trends of 2015

For TODAY, NBC’s Kristen Welker has a look back at all the top trends of 2015, and a look ahead to what we can expect from 2016.

5 Surprising and Inspiring TED Talks by Women Leaders in 2015

What would you say to the world after a decade of silence? What would you design if you could print out your clothes? What kind of leader would you …

10 Videos That Made the Internet A Better Place in 2015

just press play<p>The Internet can be a pretty shitty place, filled with trolls, racists, misogynists and <i>so much noise</i>. But often, it can be a place that surprises you, makes you laugh, enlightens you, inspires you, and above all, entertains you. When it comes to that second part, the following ten …

The 10 best iPad apps of 2015

Between iOS 9 and the all-new iPad Pro, Apple's tablets got some major updates this year.<p>If Santa brought you an iPad this holiday — or if you're …

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2015 in review: The sports video game of the year

What was 2015's best and brightest: Rocket League? Or something more traditional?<p>Sports were among the first video games. <i>Pong</i> is a sports video game. Racing video games are sports titles. But today, thanks to steep licensing and development costs, they're more of a boutique experience than …

Bristol best of 2015: Theatre

<b>1. The Stick House</b><p><i>The Lo-co Klub, Sep 7-Oct 17</i><br>This unique new theatre piece by Bristol collective Raucous fused live performance, film, music, and …

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15 retailers that dominated in 2015

These apparel brands had strong selections that resonated with consumers — and the sales to prove it.<p>Some of these retailers are obvious champions who have reigned supreme for awhile, whereas other brands are newer and making splashes in the apparel sector.<p>Shoppers may be spending less on apparel, …

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The top 7 wearable tech innovations of 2015

Clothes have come a long way since the loin cloth. These days, they can fight ocean pollution, produce energy, and even charge your phone. If you …

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15 Best Artist Retrospectives of 2015

In the art world, it seems 2015 was the year of the underdog. In and among the blockbusters and biennials, there were a great number of retrospectives devoted to artists who have long been under-rated, under-valued, and under-recognized for their achievements. Here are our top 15 retrospectives of …

Top Health Trends of 2015

As another year comes to a close, we've gathered the top health and fitness trends. The advancements in 2015 have shaped the year ahead.<p><b>By Matchup |</b> …

From #Squadgoals To Schlonged, Contenders For 2015's Word Of The Year

In two weeks, the American Dialect Society will gather and decide: Of all the words we read, wrote, spoke and heard in 2015, which one deserves the title Word of the Year?<p>Presiding over that conference will be linguist Ben Zimmer, executive editor for Vocabulary.com and a language columnist for the</i> …

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Best TV of 2015 | Polygon

There was a lot of good television this year. A whole lot. An insane amount of good television that it was almost impossible to pick 10 shows that we felt deserved to be in the top spots.<p>From Rami Malek and his performance in <i>Mr. Robot</i> to HBO's investigative documentary <i>The Jinx</i>, 2015 was a stellar …

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Latina Style Awards: The Best Dressed Stars In 2015

From <b>Jennifer Lopez</b> to <b>Demi Lovato</b> and more, these lovely ladies made sure to leave a lasting impression in 2015. See which stars killed it in the fashion department all year long:

The Biggest And Best LGBT Stories Of 2015

2015 was a big year for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. HuffPost and a group of panelists discuss the top stories of the year.<p>Read more on HuffPost Live

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Year in Review: 50 stories from 50 states

Before we usher in the new year, it's time for a retrospective of 2015.<p>Here's our roundup of some of the biggest stories across the country, events that influenced national conversations on issues from police brutality to gay marriage, tragedies that shook our psyche and acts of heroism that showed …

The least essential TV of 2015

2015 will officially go down as the year of “peak TV,” an idea that instantly commandeered the small-screen zeitgeist. Television has never felt like …