1. Final in photos
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-14 at 05:06:19

    102 twitter shares, 101336 retweets and 1141 favorites
    412 shares and 2313 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  2. ‘I Just Won the World Cup. But First, Let Me Take a Selfie’
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-14 at 04:18:46

    Germany won the World Cup and celebrated with a selfie — of course.
    German forward Lukas Podolski cuddled up to teammate Bastian Schweinsteiger to snap a selfie after toppling Argentina 1-0 in the World Cup final. This is how we celebrate in 2014, p…

    104 twitter shares, 89707 retweets and 1708 favorites
    553 shares and 3326 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares and 7 plus ones
    50 shares on LinkedIn
    44 views on StumbleUpon

  3. Germany takes title with 1-0 win
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-14 at 07:36:08

    The World Cup comes to a thrilling end as Germany snatches victory from Argentina off the boot of Mario Götze.

    104 twitter shares, 69805 retweets and 715 favorites
    1485 shares and 8074 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 5 plus ones and 1 reshares
    14 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Lionel Messi Is a Gift to Soccer Fans, and Don’t You Forget It
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-14 at 04:56:54

    Lionel Messi was awarded the Golden Ball for World Cup MVP. Did he deserve it? Maybe not, but he’s still an all-time great, and don’t you forget it
    Messi scored four goals in the 2014 World Cup, but none in the knockout stage. Thomas Müller, meanwhil…

    101 twitter shares, 41215 retweets and 419 favorites
    64 shares and 66 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares
    16 shares on LinkedIn

  5. VIDEO: Malala in Nigeria campaign visit
    Published by BBC on 2014-07-13 at 05:12:12

    The Pakistani schoolgirl and campaigner Malala Yousafzai has travelled to Nigeria to meet the families of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls.

    101 twitter shares, 36023 retweets and 211 favorites
    227 shares and 579 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 11 plus ones and 2 reshares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Boston Testing Solar-Powered Benches That Charge Smartphones
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-14 at 07:24:58

    Continuing the trend toward nearly everything becoming smartphone-friendly — from ovens to boxing gloves — benches in the Boston area are getting a technology boost, too
    Some park dwellers in the region are already charging their mobile device…

    103 twitter shares, 32812 retweets and 368 favorites
    108 shares and 17 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares
    35 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Every World Cup Google Doodle From 2014
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-14 at 06:56:37

    Goooooooo-gle Doodle.
    The Google homepage is simple, sleek and straight to the point. But often, the familiar and colorful logo receives a quirky upgrade with Google Doodles.
    Introduced in 1998 to show off the company’s presence at the Burning Man Festiva…

    103 twitter shares, 32488 retweets and 575 favorites
    143 shares and 94 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    32 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Thousands flee northern Gaza
    Published by BBC on 2014-07-14 at 04:13:48

    Thousands of Palestinians flee northern Gaza after Israeli warnings, on the sixth day of air strikes aimed at stopping rocket attacks.

    106 twitter shares, 30541 retweets and 277 favorites
    9 positive votes on Reddit
    989 shares and 521 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 10 plus ones and 3 reshares
    11 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Cosmos captured: Your stunning photos
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-13 at 20:26:07

    For thousands of years, man has looked to the stars in search of answers. Who are we? Why are we here? Are we alone?

    103 twitter shares, 24849 retweets and 503 favorites
    409 shares and 1141 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares, 103 plus ones and 10 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  10. FingerReader Is a 3D-Printed Device That Reads Text Aloud to the Blind
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-14 at 08:03:44

    Researchers at MIT have developed a new technology that enables blind and vision-impaired people to read any printed text without the use of braille.
    The "FingerReader" is a 3D-printed, ring-like device fitted with a small camera that scans and reads word…

    102 twitter shares, 24628 retweets and 330 favorites
    112 shares and 23 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares
    47 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Can skyscrapers really clean the air?
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-13 at 15:20:08

    Imagine a skyscraper that cleans the air. You won’t have to wait long — two will soon be built in China.

    100 twitter shares, 18628 retweets and 8 favorites
    1198 shares and 4128 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    41 shares on LinkedIn

  12. World Cup Final: Germany Beats Argentina 1-0 in Extra Time
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-13 at 23:56:22

    This was it, baby: The 2014 World Cup final. Germany vs. Argentina from Rio de Janeiro’s legendary Maracana stadium. Eternal glory awaiting the winner; massive disappointment awaiting the loser
    Would Germany complete what’s felt since 2010 like an inevita…

    108 twitter shares, 20688 retweets and 762 favorites
    308 shares and 304 likes on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares, 56 plus ones and 3 reshares
    43 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Coming soon: Standing on planes?
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-13 at 12:06:12

    A new report says “vertical seats” could cut ticket costs. But would it be worth it?

    100 twitter shares, 12889 retweets and 331 favorites
    2710 shares and 5695 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  14. This Fan-Made Trailer for ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Is Terrifying
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-14 at 03:27:36

    UPDATE: As first reported by THR, the below trailer is actually fan made — but nonetheless amazing. Congrats on the twisted mind, fan!
    Earlier: The first American Horror Story: Freak Show trailer is 20 seconds of terror. But you should have expect…

    101 twitter shares, 16853 retweets and 222 favorites
    176 shares and 210 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 1 reshares
    21 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Supermoon Rises: 10 Gorgeous Photos to Remind Us How Small We Are
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-13 at 22:03:02

    The first of three supermoons expected to light up the sky this summer provided a breathtaking show to people around the world on Saturday night.
    A supermoon, also known as a "perigee moon," occurs when a full moon comes closer to Earth on its elliptical…

    105 twitter shares, 12165 retweets and 612 favorites
    725 shares and 1935 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares, 12 plus ones and 1 reshares
    61 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Rihanna, Germany’s Sexiest World Cup Fan, Flashed Everyone
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-14 at 05:18:11

    Take a bow, Rihanna
    Your World Cup tweets have shined bright like a diamond since festivities began in June, and in the end, you found love (in a not so hopeless place) in Brazil at the World Cup final
    See also: ‘I Just Won the World Cup. But First, Let M…

    101 twitter shares, 14919 retweets and 231 favorites
    96 shares and 17 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares
    39 shares on LinkedIn

  17. MP apologizes for ‘Hitler’ tweet
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-13 at 09:26:48

    A Malaysian politician is in hot water over an odd message to Germany’s football team.

    102 twitter shares, 11165 retweets and 99 favorites
    790 shares and 1398 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  18. 33 Dazzling Manhattanhenge 2014 Photos on Instagram
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-14 at 01:13:39

    It was a big weekend for Instagrammers: Manhattanhenge 2014 descended upon New York City Friday and Saturday, providing everyone with spectacular sunsets to filter.
    Manhattanhenge — a term coined by Neil deGrasse Tyson — describes the biannual…

    101 twitter shares, 11698 retweets and 365 favorites
    111 shares and 88 likes on Facebook
    17 Google+ Shares and 6 plus ones
    21 shares on LinkedIn

  19. On Soccer: World Cup 2014: Before Manuel Neuer Was Germany’s Keeper, There Was Robert Enke
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-13 at 15:28:10

    Manuel Neuer will be in goal for Germany in Sunday’s World Cup final, but there is a dark side to the lineage of excellent German keepers.

    595 positive votes on Reddit
    1485 shares and 8773 likes on Facebook
    16 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Lorin Maazel, an Intense and Enigmatic Conductor, Dies at 84
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-13 at 23:32:12

    Mr. Maazel, who directed the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Vienna State Opera among others, was known for his incisive, sometimes extreme, interpretations.

    3968 shares and 6536 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 37 plus ones and 3 reshares
    30 shares on LinkedIn
    157 views on StumbleUpon

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