2011 Year In Review Blog

The Dream of Prediction: Why You Should Be Skeptical

By  Duncan Watts  — Tue, Dec 27, 2011 9:00 PM PST

Human beings love to make predictions, whether about the movements of the stars, the gyrations of the stock  market, or the upcoming season's hot color. Pick up the newspaper or browse through headlines on any given day, and you'll immediately … Read More »

Video: Biggest Moments of 2011

By  Yahoo! Studios  — Fri, Dec 23, 2011 3:00 AM PST

Song: "All Come Together" by Melody Kills 2011 was a year of extremes.  From the tragedy of Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami, to the pageantry of a British Royal wedding; from the wave of revolutionary change in Egypt, Tunisia and … Read More »

Video: 2011 Notorious

By  Yahoo! Studios  — Thu, Dec 22, 2011 5:00 PM PST

Song: "Hate Me Soon" by Yellow Ostrich In 2011, bad press was never in short supply.  From Charlie Sheen's manic rants to Harold Camping's failed doomsday prophecies to Arnold Schwarzenegger's secret son, the media had plenty of fodder for headlines. … Read More »