Biggest Scientific Breakthroughs Of 2014


This year, humanity landed on its first asteroid, a child was born to a woman with a transplanted womb, and a fossilized sea shell forced us to reconsider our conceptions of human culture. Those are just a taste of the 20 achievements, innovations, and advances we've selected for our roundup of 2014's biggest… » 12/19/14 4:06pm 4 minutes ago

New York's Law Enforcement Unions Are Filled With Pathetic Crybabies

Patrick Lynch, chairman of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association and head spokesbaby for the inconsolable id of the NYPD, gave a private speech to his union last week. Bill de Blasio "is not running the city of New York," he said in response to a series of perceived slights from City Hall. "He thinks he's running a… » 12/19/14 3:35pm 36 minutes ago

What to Expect From "SantaBomb," a Possibly Disruptive Christmas Storm

Ho ho holy crap, there's going to be a "SantaBomb" next week, according to the hive mind on social media. The term is a nickname for a potentially large and disruptive storm that weather models are suggesting could affect much of the eastern United States and Canada just in time for Christmas next week. » 12/19/14 2:27pm Today 2:27pm

Why Stephen Colbert Closed His Final Show With "Holland, 1945"

After the star-studded "We'll Meet Again" singalong and the sleigh ride into eternity with Santa, the Colbert Report rolled credits for the final time with Neutral Milk Hotel's "Holland, 1945" playing in the background. It may have seemed a strange choice, but it's one with personal significance to Stephen Colbert. » 12/19/14 1:05pm Today 1:05pm

FBI Officially Accuses North Korea of Sony Hack

The FBI has concluded that North Korea is to blame for the devastating hacking attack against Sony Pictures. "North Korea's actions were intended to inflict significant harm on a U.S. business and suppress the right of American citizens to express themselves," the agency said in a statement released today. "Such acts… » 12/19/14 12:53pm Today 12:53pm

Spineless Sony Is Letting "Hackers" Run Their Company

CNN reports that top Sony executives received another email from the unidentified "Guardians of Peace" hackers last night, thanking the studio for canning The Interview, but demanding that they further humiliate and supplicate themselves on the global stage. Sony will now pretend this never happened. » 12/19/14 11:45am Today 11:45am

Stephen Collins: I Am Not a Pedophile

As promised, clips from 7th Heaven star Stephen Collins' one-on-one with Katie Couric continue to be doled out through Yahoo. In the latest preview of the interview airing tonight on 20/20, Collins insists to Couric that he's not a pedophile. » 12/19/14 11:32am Today 11:32am

Excellent TV and Movies to Stream This Weekend

Here you see some great movies and shows to get you through the bear of this weekend, whether you're traveling, cooking, or simply reflecting on a life well lived in infamy. Don't forget to check out our lists of what's leaving and what's coming to Netflix at the end of the year. » 12/19/14 11:16am Today 11:16am

Orlando Bloom Sets the Record Straight: "Sculpture Was My Thing"

Miranda Kerr's ex-husband Orlando Bloom has been doing press for whatever Hobbit movie is coming out this week, and in the midst of an interview with Glamour, he made this announcement: "Sculpture was my thing." I'm sorry if you didn't know this, but sculpture was Orlando Bloom's thing. » 12/19/14 10:55am Today 10:55am

This Sunlit Bushwick Loft Houses Family Art and Custom Woodworking

Any NYC resident knows how necessary it is to make sacrifices when apartment hunting. A potential home may be a twenty-minute hike from the nearest subway station and lack any storage space, but those drawbacks are easily overshadowed by original hardwood floors or vaulted ceilings. But for Angie Venezia and Reed… » 12/19/14 11:59am Today 11:59am