From an election to the Olympics to hurricanes, 2012 was a year to remember.
Secret video exposes how Romney really feels
Holmes, suspect in Aurora massacre, charged with 142 counts in all
To keep the option of pursuing either the death penalty or life in prison should Aurora, Colo., massacre suspect James Holmes be convicted, prosecutors filed charges under two different state laws -- two charges for each of the victims.
Raw Video: Superstorm Sandy's path of destruction
Video released by the Port Authority of NY and NJ shows Path train stations flooding and airport runways that were turned into lakes after Sandy swept through the Northeast.
Trayvon Martin case: Zimmerman had a "little hero complex"
New evidence released in the Trayvon Martin case reveals at least one witness felt pressure by Sanford Police to back up Gerorge Zimmerman's story, and no one interviewed by police believed Zimmerman was a racist.
Gangnam Style crosses one billion view mark
A million views? You know what's cool? A billion views. A 34-year-old K-Pop artist made online video history when his viral video, Gangnam Style, smashed all our records and became the first video ever to reach one billion views.
Felix Baumgartner's supersonic freefall from 128k'
2012 in Review: Stories that turned heads
USA 2012 Olympic swim team sings 'Call Me Maybe'
Images of grief at Connecticut school shooting
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Why a see-through mouse is a big deal for scientists
A group of Caltech researchers announced in Cell Thursday their success in making an entire organism transparent. Unfortunately, this isn't any kind of "Invisible Man" scenario: The organism in question is a mouse, and the mouse in question is quite dead.
Police department turns to Facebook for guidance on use of 'negro'
What seems to be a data entry mistake by a small town police department in western New York has turned into a social media firestorm centered around the word "negro" and whether it's acceptable to use in modern society.
The virtues of lying
Two computational scientists set out recently to simulate the effects of lying in a virtual human population. Their results, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, show that lying is essential for the growth of a cohesive social network.
Survey results in legislation to battle sexual assault on campus
Missouri U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill joined a bipartisan group of senators Wednesday to announce legislation that aims to reduce the number of sexual assaults on college campuses.
An alarming threat to airlines that no one's talking about
It's been an abysmal year for the flying public. Planes have crashed in bad weather, disappeared over the Indian Ocean and tragically crossed paths with anti-aircraft missiles over Ukraine.
Sharknado 2 set to attack viewers tonight
In the face of another "Sharknado" TV movie (the even-more-inane "Sharknado 2: The Second One," premiering Wednesday night on Syfy), there isn't much for a critic to say except to echo what the characters themselves so frequently scream when confronted by a great white shark spinning toward them in a funnel cloud:
Obama had crush on First Lady of Rock
Linda Ronstadt remained composed as she walked up to claim her National Medal of Arts at a White House ceremony Monday afternoon.
Can black women have it all?
In a powerful new essay for the National Journal, my friend Michel Martin makes a compelling case for why we need to continue the having-it-all conversation.
Facebook continues moneymaking trend
Facebook seems to have figured out - for now at least - the holy grail for all media right now: how to make money selling mobile ads.
Llama on the loose corralled in Missouri town
A llama on the lam cruised Main Street Tuesday before it mistook a resident’s fenced backyard for a place to grab a meal and freshen up.
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