Final in photosPublished 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
‘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
Germany takes title with 1-0 winPublished 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
Lionel Messi Is a Gift to Soccer Fans, and Don’t You Forget ItPublished 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
VIDEO: Malala in Nigeria campaign visitPublished 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
Boston Testing Solar-Powered Benches That Charge SmartphonesPublished 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
Every World Cup Google Doodle From 2014Published by Mashable on 2014-07-14 at 06:56:37
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
Thousands flee northern GazaPublished 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
Cosmos captured: Your stunning photosPublished 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
FingerReader Is a 3D-Printed Device That Reads Text Aloud to the BlindPublished 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
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
World Cup Final: Germany Beats Argentina 1-0 in Extra TimePublished 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
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
This Fan-Made Trailer for ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Is TerrifyingPublished 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
Supermoon Rises: 10 Gorgeous Photos to Remind Us How Small We ArePublished 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
Rihanna, Germany’s Sexiest World Cup Fan, Flashed EveryonePublished 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
MP apologizes for ‘Hitler’ tweetPublished 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
33 Dazzling Manhattanhenge 2014 Photos on InstagramPublished 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
Lorin Maazel, an Intense and Enigmatic Conductor, Dies at 84Published 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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