The Anglo-German Alliance – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalOn Thursday German Chancellor Angela Merkel received the royal treatment in London, quite literally—she took tea with the queen. She addressed both houses of Parliament, too. Ms. Merkel’s … Read More

Why was David Cameron not wearing headphones? – BBC News

BBC NewsDavid Cameron and Nick Clegg stood out from the crowd as they watched German Chancellor Angela Merkel deliver an historic address at Westminster in her native tongue – neither … Read More

10 towers that define San Francisco’s skyline – San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

10 towers that define San Francisco’s skylineSan Francisco Chronicle (blog)Skyscrapers don’t get their due in our cool gray city of love. Architecture means Victorian homes and such civic temples as … Read More

OSU volcano study could help predict eruptions – Corvallis Gazette Times

Corvallis Gazette TimesA new study of magma lying deep beneath Oregon’s highest peak has yielded insights that may help scientists do a better job of predicting volcanic eruptions. Research by … Read More

Weather: Where did the most snow fall in Central New York? (map) – The Post-Standard

Weather: Where did the most snow fall in Central New York? (map)The Post-StandardBinghamton, N.Y. — The National Weather Service has compiled a very cool, color-coded map showing where the most … Read More

Gracie Gold, Ashley Wagner: USA Olympics Skaters In Glo-Blades?

Gracie Gold and Ashley Wagner are the USA Olympics Figure Skaters who have taken America (and the World outside Russia) by storm. So much so, that this blogger had to … Read More

5 neat things about Paper, FB’s new FB killer – HLNtv.com

HLNtv.comIt’s throwback day at Facebook! Not only is the juggernaut timesucker celebrating its 10th birthday Tuesday, it’s also celebrating being called “cool” again for roughly the first time since its … Read More

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Super Bowl Ad Reveals Average Special Effects

The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Super Bowl Ad Part 1 was released seven hours ago and has already amassed 200,000 views. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Super Bowl Ad reveals a movie … Read More

Michelle Malkin’s #MyRightWingBiracialFamily Great Social Media Effort, Masks Ugly Truth

The “#MyRightWingBiracialFamily social media effort was started by conservative blogger Michelle Malkin, and where she used social media to start a campaign encouraging conservatives who are in biracial families to … Read More

Madonna copies Miley Cyrus’ tongue pose as pair duet for for MTV Unplugged – Daily Mail

Daily MailShe’s the unofficial Queen Of Pop, who has caused her fair share of controversy over the years. But now it seems Madonna is learning a thing or two from … Read More

Tim Thomas hits Carl Soderberg – ESPN

ESPNBOSTON — At the end of the Boston Bruins’ 6-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night, Panthers goalie Tim Thomas lost his cool, hitting Boston’s Carl Soderberg in … Read More

“Hot Or Not” Facebook Friend App Better Than Facemash; $1,000 Contest

The new “Hot Or Not” app for Facebook is really interesting, especially considering that Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly started that social network as something called “Facemash.” “Hot … Read More

Grammy Song Of The Year Was Written In 30 Minutes – MTV.com

MTV.com‘It’s been mental,’ Lorde says of ‘Royal’s’ success when accepting Song of the Year Grammy. By Phillip Mlynar. “Thank you to everyone who has let the song explode ’cause it’s … Read More

Thailand protesters ‘promise not to obstruct voting’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThai protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban has promised that his supporters will not obstruct advance voting for next week’s general election. Mr Suthep says protesters will not try to stop … Read More

Justin Bieber Sends Selena Gomez Naked Pics After Alleged Rehab Fight? – Hollywood Life

Hollywood LifeTake it from Justin Bieber – what a girl really wants to see when she’s furious with you are naked pictures! A shocking new report alleges that Selena Gomez … Read More

Shia LaBeouf involved in London pub showdown – Express.co.uk

Express.co.ukVideo footage of the scrap at the Hobgoblin in south London on Thursday night (16Jan14), obtained by TMZ.com, suggests the Transformers star lost his cool over something that was said … Read More

Around the NHL: Blackhawks end Ducks’ winning streak – Columbus Dispatch

Columbus DispatchBlackhawks 4, Ducks 2: Marian Hossa had two goals and Kris Versteeg and Bryan Bickell also scored to lead host Chicago past Anaheim last night, ending the Ducks’ eight-game … Read More

NHL roundup: Blackhawks cool off Ducks with 4-2 victory – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldChicago Blackhawks’ Marian Hossa, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring his second goal, during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks in Chicago, Friday, … Read More

Australian fires turn deadly as heatwave scorches – AFP

AFPMelbourne — Skies over southeastern Australia darkened with huge plumes of smoke and lightning storms Friday after an epic heatwave, with raging wildfires claiming one life and residents warned to … Read More

Six cool, fun tech gadgets from CES 2014 – The Seattle Times

The Seattle TimesAmong the thousands of new products on display at the Consumer Electronics Show, here are a few that caught my eye because they are kind of fun, aren’t … Read More

MAPS: Which NFL Teams Every County In The US Is Rooting For In This Weekend – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleFacebook made these county-by-county maps of who’s rooting for who in this weekend’s NFL playoff games. It’s based on Facebook likes, and it’s pretty cool. Some takeaways: The … Read More

Stevie Nicks Gets Witchy On ‘American Horror Story: Coven’: The 7 Best Moments – MTV.com

MTV.comThe White Witch stops by for a twirl and two songs as Misty Day loses her cool. By Sophie Schillaci. Spoilers ahead if you missed Wednesday’s (January 8) episode of … Read More

‘Elle’ Mindy Kaling cover slammed as racist, ‘fat-ist’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYElle magazine seems to be covered in controversy lately. They wrapped Melissa McCarthy in a capacious coat last year. And now for one of four February fronts, they’ve hacked … Read More