The University of Michigan is ranked No. 28on U.S. News & World Report’s list of best national universities. But the fact of the matter is, the home of the Big House admits some exceptional students the likes of Harvard, Yale, and Stanford have never seen. We rounded up 16 incredibly […]
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Scientists, entrepreneurs, athletes, and more.
[credit provider=”AP”] Hillary Clinton stepped down as Secretary of State on Friday, returning to private life after 31 years in the public eye. In those three decades, Clinton has gone from one of the country’s most divisive political figures to one of its most beloved. As First Lady of Arkansas — […]
Kevin Systrom, cofounder and CEO of Instagram, is one of Silicon Valley’s newest hundred-millionaires, having sold his photo-sharing service to Facebook for $1 billion shortly before the social network went public.
Political stats guru Nate Silver had a pretty great run this year.
[credit provider=”statigr.am/priscillaramirez” url=”http://statigr.am/p/321116325282487437_26580678″] For most people, education is usually seen as a right, not a fight. But that’s exactly what it was for Malala Yousafzai, a teenage girl attending school in northwest Pakistan.Yousafzai, now 15 years old, gained worldwide attention when she began blogging for the BBC under a pen […]
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The U.S. Supreme Court’s chief justice John Roberts shocked the nation when he essentially saved Obamacare in June.
[credit provider=”AP”] Last winter, hundreds of thousands of people flooded Moscow to protest Russian President Vladimir Putin. In the midst of the protests, an event happened that few paid attention to at the time.In an act of defiance, Pussy Riot, an anti-Putin feminist punk-rock group, walked into Moscow’s Christ the […]
There’s no doubt that Marissa Mayer has had one incredible year. She surprised everyone when she become the CEO of Yahoo in July.
[credit provider=”Red Bull Stratos Content Pool”] What a year it’s been.
[credit provider=”AP”] Depending on one’s politics, Jim Messina is either a conquering hero or a figure of intense envy.Either way, the manager of President Obama’s successful reelection campaign was the man of the hour in Washington Tuesday, when he sat down for a chat with Politico’s Mike Allen before a […]
[credit provider=”NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems “] After seven unmanned minutes spent in terror, waiting for the culmination of decades of work, a scream of excitement shook the Curiosity rover’s control room on August 5.”Touchdown confirmed, we are safe on Mars,” engineer Allen Chen said over the radio, eliciting tears of […]
[credit provider=”MTA”] November’s Hurricane Sandy crippled the east coast of the United States, especially wreaking havoc on New York City.Besides destroying homes and office buildings here, the storm caused seven of 14 subway tunnels to flood, effectively shutting down all public transportation in the city of over 8 million people.
[credit provider=”Getty Images” url=”http://www.gettyimages.com”] At just 16 years old, American gymnast Gabby Douglas has already accomplished an incredible feat.She made history at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London when she became the first African-American woman to win gold medals in both the team gold and individual all-around competitions.
[credit provider=”AP Photo/ Paul Bereswill”] For almost 20 years, R.A. Dickey slaved away trying to perfect his pitch.The baseball player went in and out of the major leagues, playing for the Texas Rangers, the Milwaukee Brewers, the Minnesota Twins, the Seattle Mariners, the New York Mets, and now the Toronto […]