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Yahoo’s Geek Goddess

As one of Google’s highest-ranking women, Marissa Mayer became a Silicon Valley superstar, but inside the search giant her dazzle sometimes wore thin, with colleagues rebelling against her imperious style. In the wake of Mayer’s jump to run the struggling Yahoo, Bethany McLean asks whether she will …

McDonnell Douglas' DC-10 makes its last passenger flight today

The storied McDonnell Douglas DC-10 airplane will be used only for carrying packages instead of people after today, as the 42-year-old planes are retired to serve as cargo jets. The last flight happens today on Bangladesh Biman Airlines, says CNN, and will be replaced by Boeing's markedly newer …

Humanoid Planets

Mary at Thoughts Up North drew anthropomorphized versions of nine planets -or eight planets and one planetoid, if you prefer- of our solar …

The 5 Best New Songs We Heard This Week: Com Truise, Tacocat

It’s Friday, which means this week is over — huzzah! — and also that it’s time to look back at the best new music released over the course of the …

New Singles

Shanghai's Air Pollution Today Was Literally Off the Charts

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>There’s long been a rivalry between China’s two best-known cities, Shanghai and Beijing, ranging …

How to Read About Science

Some studies mean so much more than others, and few mean anything without honest context.<p>If you took to heart the recent cover story in <i>The Economist</i>, “How Science Goes Wrong,” you might be tempted throw your hands up and stop reading about scientific research entirely. The piece describes how …

Gallup: 52% want to scale back or repeal ObamaCare -- down from 57% in early 2011; Update: Young adults expect law to be repealed

Sorry to accentuate the negative in the headline. With O-Care in constant meltdown since early October, I get so few chances these days to indulge my …

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Check Out Tony Hawk’s 2013 Musical Skateboards

See skate collaborations with Daft Punk, Elton John and more<p>This week, Tony Hawk unveiled the second edition of his "Boards + Bands" collection — …

Daft Punk

Mexican Official Says Six Arrested In Cobalt-60 Heist

The Associated Press is quoting a Mexican government official as saying six people in the hospital for possible radiation exposure are suspects in this week's theft of a shipment of radioactive cobalt-60.<p>The unnamed official tells the AP that the suspects were arrested on Thursday and were taken to …

R. Kelly making more episodes of "Trapped in the Closet," gave unique performances on 'Arsenio' 'Kimmel' this week (watch)

<b>R. Kelly</b> drops his <i>Black Panties</i> album next week (12/10) and has been a flurry activity, stopping by late night talk shows this week for some very …

Being Santa Is Hard, Especially When You're Drunk

Ok, not all of these Santas are drunk, some are just uncoordinated. However, the group of Santas running out into traffic... those Santas are definitely drunk (they are also why almost everyone hates Santacon).<p>Still, watching all of these folks fail in one way or another to bring magic and joy into …

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Apple Store employees getting accessory discounts again for the holidays

Today it was revealed that for the holiday season Google will be giving its employees a Nexus 5 or a Nexus 7. In past years, Apple has not given its retail employees a significant gift for the holiday, though employees have been given hoodies.<p>The first gift to Apple Retail Employees was $10 off of …

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Defending champion Spain will play its opening World Cup game against the Netherlands, a repeat of the 2010 final, while host Brazil faces a relatively easy path to the knockout stage after Friday’s draw. (Photo: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images)

'The greatest man I never met' – Paul McCartney and others on Mandela

<b>Morgan Freeman, who portrayed Mandela in the 2009 rugby world cup-set film Invictus</b><p>"Madiba, as his friends called him, and I became friends back in the 1990s when, during a press conference, he was asked whom he would want to portray him in a film. To my everlasting honour, he mentioned me, and …

Girl power has caught fire at the box office

On a Friday a few weeks ago, the "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire's" first full day in theaters, I made my way into the real world — or at least as real as Rick Caruso's Americana at Brand gets — to see what the pre-"Games" party looked like, then take in the show.<p>Teenage girls were everywhere. …

Frozen nation: At least 11 dead as cold, ice and snow grip US

Arctic air, snow and freezing rain was expected across parts of the U.S. Saturday from California to the Northeast, as the winter storm that has killed 11 people continues to wreak havoc.<p>The Weather Channel forecast rain, freezing temperatures and snow in areas from the Golden State into the …

The Top 10 Comedic News Stories of 2013

Be still your beating hearts. As we exultantly find ourselves in this festive place once again. The most wonderful time of the year. When squealing children race home from school to check and recheck their favorite news websites. Husbands and wives fight for possession of the living room tablet. …

AT&T says it doesn't have to disclose NSA dealings

<b>SAN JOSE, Calif.</b> — AT&T, under fire for ongoing revelations that it shares and sells customers' communications records to the National Security Agency and other U.S. intelligence offices, says it isn't required to disclose to shareholders what it does with customers' data.<p>In a letter sent Thursday …

Surveillance

Why the left-leaning Nelson Mandela was such a champion of free markets

One often overlooked aspect of Nelson Mandela’s legacy is South Africa’s economy. Parallel to everything amazing the man is connected to—freeing the country from the shackles of apartheid, subordinating retribution in favor of peace and reconciliation, and unifying a volatile nation at risk of …

Apple paid its lawyers over $60 million to beat Samsung in court

The damages retrial for last year's Apple vs. Samsung legal battle recently wrapped, and new court documents reveal how much Cupertino paid its legal team to get its wins: over $60 million. The revelations come as Apple requests that Samsung reimburse a portion of those legal costs. According to …

Grammy Awards 2014: Who’ll Get Nominated Tonight?

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will go down January 26th in L.A., and the countdown to Music’s Biggest Night begins this evening when the nominees are …

Doors Survivors Reunite, Reflect on Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek

Proving tragedy can indeed bring people together, last night surviving Doors members John Densmore and Robby Krieger shared a stage for the first …

Music

12 animals mistaken for mythical creatures

Fact can be as bizarre as fiction<p>Some animals are so exotic that their initial discovery is difficult to comprehend. Stories of dragons, sea serpents …

Zoology

Samsung reportedly prepping two tablets with AMOLED displays

You know the big, bright, beautiful displays in Samsung smartphones that people just can’t get enough of? At least two new Samsung tablets set to …

Photo Tip: The Benefits of Traveling Light

One of the greatest things about photography is that it rewards time spent taking pictures more than it rewards money spent on camera gear.<p>I often fantasize about heading out the door with just one camera hanging around my neck. But when I go on the road to take pictures for <i>Traveler</i> that’s not …

Carlos Boozer, Bulls easily handle Heat

CHICAGO -- The way everything was crumbling, the Chicago Bulls sure needed a reprieve. Knocking off the defending champions was a nice one.<p>Carlos …

NBA

Can software be patented? Supreme Court to decide

People walk outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, Dec. 3. Jonathan Ernst<p>WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to rule on the divisive issue of what kinds of software are eligible for patent protection in a case being closely watched by the technology industry.<p>The court's decision …