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The Observer's 20 photographs of the year

From the image of an evicted Roma family sheltering from a storm to the death of Nelson Mandela, the world's leading photojournalists describe how they captured 20 defining images from 2013<p>• Warning: contains an image of a dead body

The Universe in pictures: The best space photos of 2013.

Phil Plait writes <b>Slate</b>’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of <i>Death from the Skies!</i> Follow him …

10 best art books of 2013

From “The Reckoning” to “Damage Control,” great last-minute gift ideas for the art lover in your life<p>2013 was a great year for art-related books, so we selected some of our favorites. We should note that all of our selections are printed volumes, since it feels like art ebooks still have a long way …

2013’s gay rights winners and losers

This was a huge year for the gay rights movement. Who’s in step with the times — and who’s being left in the dust?<p>2013 was a big year for the gay-rights movement in America, with the Supreme Court overturning the Defense of Marriage Act and several states legalizing same-sex marriage (New Jersey …

Wildlife and nature photography award-winning images of 2013 – in pictures

From the arresting image of a starved polar bear lying dead in the ice-less Arctic tundra, to the endangered blue-tongued forest giraffe in the rainforests of Democratic Republic of Congo, we present a selection of winning wildlife images, along with stunning nature photographs that capture …

50 Best Albums of 2013

Vampire Weekend cut the cute and raised the stakes, Kanye assaulted our ears, Bowie shocked the world and Miley tossed a dance-pop party grenade<p>50<p>The …

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Top 10 tech fails of 2013

In the world of tech, failure is almost a badge of honor. It shows others in the industry that you've been through tough times but have learned from mistakes and are now primed for success.<p>Perhaps that's true, but it doesn't make failure any more enjoyable, unless you're on the outside looking in. …

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The 13 Most Fearless Teens Of 2013

All year, HuffPost Teen has chronicled the incredible stories of teenagers who have raised their voices, and the voices of others, to change the world. Some made scientific and technological advances no one thought possible. Others stood up for themselves in the face of injustice -- and in doing …

The Best Movies of 2013 You Can Watch Right Now

Stream them on Netflix<p><b>Your life is undoubtedly swamped</b> with end-of-the-year best-of lists right now, but many of those films aren't even in theaters and aren't easily available to watch. Luckily, Netflix has quite a few films from 2013 ready to queue up, from obscure comedies to provocative dramas …

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Best portraits of 2013 – in pictures

From artists to activists and politicians to personalities, a selection of the best portraits taken by Guardian photographers this year