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The Best Pictures of the Week: Dec. 12 – Dec. 19

Dec. 16, 2014. Women mourn their relative Mohammed Ali Khan, 15, a student who was killed during an attack by Taliban gu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>ZOHRA …

Here Are 10 Great Gifts Under $10

Maybe you just need a few more little somethings to keep the kids happy on Christmas morning. Maybe you need a trinket for an office Yankee swap. No …

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Christmas Mini Mix

Fortune.com

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Hong Kong Court Finds Thomas Kwok Guilty of Corruption

Raymond Kwok Found Not Guilty; Former Chief Secretary Rafael Hui Guilty in Trial<p>HONG KONG—A pair of billionaire brothers who run one of the world’s biggest property companies met different fates in the city’s highest-profile corruption trial in decades, with one walking free and the other …

Islamic State suspected of cyber-attack on Raqqa opponents

Not content with making extensive use of social media in its propaganda battle, Islamic State may be seeking to expose cyber rivals who oppose the jihadi group.<p>Cyber-security group the Citizen Lab has released a report that finds a possible link between Isis and a digital attack on a Syrian citizen …

8 children found dead in Australian home

An Australian woman was arrested for murder in the killings of eight children, seven of whom are believed to be her own, police said Saturday. The children were found dead inside the woman's home in the Cairns suburb of Manoora.<p>The 37-year-old woman is recovering in a hospital from stab wounds …

Israel carries out airstrike on Hamas site in Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military struck a Hamas site in the Gaza Strip early Saturday in its first airstrike on the Palestinian territory since …

Who’s Been Naughty and Nice in Politics?

Santa came to town and left a list of this year’s bad and good. Check it out (twice if you want).<p>It’s been a very busy year in America’s capital, and once again Santa has been making his list and checking it twice, deciding which of our favorite politico types have been naughty and which have been …

The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks

She appeared to be just a happy American consumer out shopping at a big-box store.<p>On one summer lunch hour, Donna Ann Levonuk, 50, lifted a tub of …

The Great Instagram Purge Vaporizes Millions of Spammy ‘User’ Accounts

After announcing that it had passed 300 million active users earlier this month, Instagram warned that it would be cracking down on spam accounts and …

Samsung Ads Show Famous Artists Taking Selfies To Create Iconic Self-Portraits

<b>To promote</b> its compact mirrorless camera NX Mini, Samsung has launched a creative ad campaign that features some of history’s most famous …

Fan Gets Karate Kicked by Guitarist While Snapping an On-Stage Selfie

Here’s a strange incident that’s causing a stir online and in music communities: at a recent concert by the metal band Every Time I Die, a fan named …

NASA Envisions A Cloud City Above Hellish Surface Of Venus

Now if only we can get Lando Calrissian to spearhead the project<p>The planet Venus, named for the Roman goddess of Love, certainly wouldn’t be a very loving place to live. On the surface, Venus hosts scorching temperatures of more than 800 degrees Fahrenheit, a heat capable of melting lead, as well …

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Mashgin aims to shorten the cafeteria line with computer vision

You know what I’d really like to do for my lunch break today? I’d like to wait in line. That $12 SoMa salad will just taste so much better if I feel …

Birds May Have Sensed Severe Storms Days in Advance

Weird & Wild<p>The sudden departure of golden-winged warblers before deadly tornadoes has blown away scientists.<p>Earlier this year, a group of scientists studying golden-winged warblers in Tennessee noticed something odd: The birds had taken a sudden detour from their breeding grounds.<p>Analysis of the …

Most Mammals Take 21 Seconds to Pee, Regardless of Their Size

An elephant takes the same amount of time to empty its huge bladder as a cat - despite holding 3,600 times more urine. That's a whole lot of pressure.<p>…

Pictures of the Week 12.18.14

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Minecraft Creator Outbids Beyonce For Beverly Hills Mansion

Markus Persson, the creator of Minecraft, has won a bidding war for what’s been described as the most expensive home ever in Beverly Hills. For the …

America’s Uneasy Path Abroad in 2015

America is not in decline. The U.S. will have the world’s most formidable military for the foreseeable future. Its economy remains the world’s …

The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies

Considering how slim the actual book was, Peter Jackson sure has taken his sweet-ass time getting to the end of <i>The Hobbit</i>. It’s starting to feel like …

The Hobbit

BlackBerry squeaks out quarterly profit, disappoints on revenue

Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry took its first step toward a turnaround Friday by reporting a small profit for its fiscal third quarter, surprising analysts on Wall Street. But the company disappointed investors by missing revenue targets.<p>The company, which just launched its BlackBerry Classic …