We asked for the Internet to make Siku the Danish baby polar bear famous, and it delivered.
But fear not, BBQ-ers! The Atlantic Wire's resident cicada expert is here to help! Cicadas and humans alike can celebrate this long weekend in peace, together, at the cicada-cue. Like so.
Like anyone taking a vacation, Mark Zuckerberg wanted to escape his every-day (not-so-boring) life. And he did: hopping to Vietnam, a country where Facebook is illegal.
Every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention.
Discovered: Cat ladies beware, the types of moms that make their kids fat, more good malaria news, and even little oil spills are horrible for animals.
Unimpressed by the shiniest TV technological innovations, consumers aren't jumping to buy the latest models, which has pushed set prices down, making it all the better for shoppers.
Online shopping's all easy and fun until Best Buy cancels gift orders and ruins Christmas.
Every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention, but today in honor of the holiday, it's all Christmas and puppies. Merry Xmas!
Discovered: An HIV prevention treatment is crowned "Breakthrough of the Year," women govern just as poorly as men, two-year-olds have real memories, what makes teens nerdy, and Microsoft Kinect in space.
As hot as Ryan Gosling is, his bubble, like all fragile soapy wonders, must pop -- that's just how bubbles work.
With only two shopping days left, retailers have entered desperation mode, doing anything to get rid of merchandise before December 25.
Unable to kill its DVD business by separating out into Qwikster, Netflix seems to have stumbled on a new strategy to wean new customers off their shiny disc addiction: make it pretty much impossible to find a way to sign up for a subscription.
As technology and Internet bandwidth has made video-chatting a regular part of communication, it has proven a great way to get out of otherwise painful obligations.
Discovered: A biological explanation for label-snobs, bad news for wine-drinkers, Twitter did influence the Arab Spring, car battery's super powers and a malaria vaccine
The Washington Post has succeeded in reuniting a lost iPod with its owner—but not by combing through their playlists but rather looking at the Apple ID information associated with the device.
That Christmas tree ban that Shimon Gapso, the mayor of the Israeli town of Nazareth Illit, enacted last year still stands.
Discovered: A neon sign that's alive, a cure-all wonder drug for the common cold and HIV, (almost) drought-proof plants, debunking peer influence.
Even as YouTube has focused on making itself a high-quality programming hub, YouTube's top 10 most viewed videos of 2011 proves that good old viral video still rules the Internet.
Amazon's seasonal workers endure the same grueling conditions as the full-timers, it just doesn't seem as bad for such a short period of time.
A strike against those arguing for the benefits of successful college football programs: male's grades tend to go down when their university's football team wins games, new research finds.
In an "exclusive" Reuters reports that Samsung makes Apple's iPhone chips in a Texas plant which is two parts surprising: first, the two companies have been spatting for months over patents and Apple is known mostly for manufacturing its iThings in Chinese factories where labor conditions don't exactly meet American conscience standards.
Zynga CEO Mark Pincus is doing this IPO thing his way after getting the biggest public offering since Google.
RIP trolls -- anonymous Internet commenters that post nasty remarks on Facebook profiles, MySpace pages and other online traces of the deceased -- claim the whole horrifying practice is a social critique on the way we live our Web lives, according to this new study by Whitney Philips.
Considering we live a lot of our lives online, looking at the Internet zeitgeist provides an accurate and interesting glimpse of the year's most salient topics.
Rob Siltanen, an ad executive who worked at TBWA/Chiat/Day, the agency that created Apple's "Think Different" campaign, has decided to set the creation story record straight for the famed ads, coming out with his full account in Forbes.
Realizing it's in danger of tarnishing its hip cred, online travel site Kayak is trying to distance itself from Lowe's and Christian activist organization The Florida Family Association as they boycott the TLC show All American Muslim.
As of yesterday, pilots became our nation's most privileged gadget users when the FAA approved iPad use during all stages of flight, as the National Transportation Safety Board recommended a nationwide ban on cell phones in cars -- including Bluetooth or hands-free devices.
After Lowe's got flack for bending to the will of the Florida Family Association, pulling their ads from TLC show All American Muslim, other advertisers are denying they cut advertising from the program that the FFA says, "poses a clear and present danger to the liberties and traditional values that the majority of Americans cherish."
After all the lengths Google went to assure us of Google Wallet's security, it turns out the mobile payments system stores a lot of unencrypted information on your smart phone's database.
Hygiene may be the least vain justification for ripping hairs off of your mons pubis, but it's not doctor recommended.
Scientists at M.I.T's Media lab have created a camera that can capture the speed of light, taking a photo in less than two-trillionths of a second.
The authenticity of the cuteness in this photo of brand new polar bears is up for debate, after it turned out that the scene that produced those little ones was staged in a Dutch zoo.
On the heels of the release of his latest show, Live at the Beacon Theater, comedian and star of his FX show Louie Louis C.K. made a visit to Reddit, participating in the site's ask me anything thread.
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