2010 Year In Review Blog

Shortcuts to 2010

By  Vera H-C Chan  — Thu, Dec 23, 2010 11:42 AM PST

Antique CarPolitical car-in-a-ditch metaphors aside, describing 2010 as a year of starts, stops, and stalls reflects the fitful failures and progress in a tumultuous year. Diving into the Search stream, the Yahoo! Year in Review took 143 articles (this one makes … Read More»

Slip-Ups and Leaks: The 2010 Cleanup

By  Jessica Hilbermann  — Wed, Dec 22, 2010 10:30 PM PST

He is an international man of mystery, but Julian Assange is under scrutiny not for his secrets, but for those he has shared. His WikiLeaks frenzy caps a year of slip-ups, leaks, and missteps. For Assange, the big question is what charge he might face -- although he has already suffered punitive payback for his most recent leak of U.S. government information. His bank accounts have been frozen, amidst rumors that the U.S. wants to charge him under the Espionage Act of 1917. His website has been under hack attack, part of a cyberwar attacking his opponents. Meanwhile -- and suspiciously timed, say his supporters -- he has been accused of assault and briefly imprisoned. And, with the irony lost on no one, his attorneys have condemned the leak of rape charges. Read More»

Strange Undersea Creatures We Have Loved: 2010

By  Jessica Hilbermann  — Wed, Dec 22, 2010 8:30 PM PST

Paul the Octopus"Piranha 3D" wasn't just a pointless exercise in unnecessary remakes. The summertime horror flick also gave sea-dwelling critters a bad name. Watching videos of surprised kitties and merengue-dancing dogs may have eaten up precious man-hours of our lives in 2010, but discoveries of curious deep-sea fish plus a strangely prescient octopus enraptured us as well. As the year draws to a close, we remember three whose depths we appreciated. Read More»