For those of you who don’t know, every weekend we come to you with 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web. The last week has certainly not been a disappointment with everything from the new Alien trailer to the heartbreak of losing icons of the music and film world. We’re going to bring you up to speed on things happening on the internet this week because this is Link25 (226) – The Saying Goodbye To Legends Edition.
The 42 most powerful photos from around the world in 2016
2016 is nearly over, and it has been quite a year.
Over the past 12 months, we have witnessed the birth of sporting heroes in the Olympics, the devastating culmination of five years of civil war in Syria, and (Click on the title to read the full article).
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George Michael, Pop Superstar, Is Dead at 53
George Michael, the creamy-voiced English songwriter who sold tens of millions of albums as a member of the duo Wham! and on his own, was found dead on Sunday at his home in Goring in Oxfordshire, England. He was 53.
A police statement said: “Thames Valley Police were called to a property in Goring-on-Thames shortly before 2 p.m. Christmas Day. Sadly, a 53-year-old man was confirmed deceased at the (click on the title to read the full article).
Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia in 'Star Wars,' Dead at 60
Carrie Fisher, the iconic actress who portrayed Princess Leia in the Star Wars series, died Tuesday following a massive heart attack last week. She was 60.
“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” Simon Halls, a spokesperson for Fisher’s family, said in a statement to People.
Fisher suffered a heart attack last week aboard a (click on the title to read the full article).
9 questions about Russia you were too embarrassed to ask
Vladimir Putin and the nation he leads lurked in the background of the 2016 campaign for months and months, perhaps even shaping the outcome of the race. And now Putin’s preferred candidate, Donald Trump, appears ready to embrace him as an ally — a stunning shift in US-Russia policy.
This is a source of growing alarm among cosmopolitan-minded liberals. Putin is bad, they say, and so are the European far-right parties that are (click on the title to read the full article).
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The Nazis, Hitler, the internet, and Godwin's law
“As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.” – Mike Godwin
Coined in 1990 by author and attorney Mike Godwin, Godwin’s Law was originally, to quote Godwin “a project in memetic engineering”, partially inspired by a 1980s article he read in (click on the title to read the full article).
Why Japan celebrates Christmas with KFC?
Every Christmas, Ryohei Ando gathers his family together for a holiday tradition. Just like their father did as a child, his two children will reach deep into a red-and-white bucket and pick out the best piece of fried chicken they can find. (Click on the title to read the full article).
Everything Wrong With Home Alone In 15 Minutes Or Less
The worst year ever, until next year.
A meme is currently circulating on Twitter in which people post two contrasting photos: one is “me at the beginning of 2016”; the other is “me at the end of 2016.” Popular entries have included a duckling holding a butter knife vs. a raven holding a serrated blade, a young Leonardo DiCaprio in (click on the title to read the full article).
4 must-see George Michael moments
George Michael dying at the age of 53 on Sunday was a shock to most of his fans on Christmas day, and a mourning internet immediately responded with tears and tribute videos to some of his best work.
He was one of the biggest solo artists of his time (he sold more than 100 million records), he was a proud member (and champion) of the LGBT community, and (Click on the title to read the full article.)
John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017 Movie) Official Trailer – ‘Wick Goes Off’
The Inside Story of Apple's $14 Billion Tax Bill
“The Maxforce” is the European Union team that ordered Ireland to collect billions of euros in back taxes from Apple Inc., rattled the Irish government, and spurred changes to international tax law. You’d think it might have earned the name by applying maximum force while investigating alleged financial shenanigans. It didn’t. It’s just led (click on the title to read the full article).
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How a Defense of Christianity Revolutionized Brain Science
Presbyterian reverend Thomas Bayes had no reason to suspect he’d make any lasting contribution to humankind. Born in England at the beginning of the 18th century, Bayes was a quiet and questioning man. He published only two works in his lifetime. In 1731, he wrote a defense of God’s—and the British monarchy’s—“divine benevolence,” and in 1736, an anonymous defense of the logic of Isaac Newton’s calculus. Yet an argument he wrote before his death in 1761 would shape the course of history. It would help Alan Turing decode the (click on the title to read the full article).
A Transgender Man Took a Selfie Every Day For Three Years To Show What Testosterone Can Do
Student and YouTuber Jamie Raines, 22, was about to turn 18 when he first started taking testosterone, the hormone that helps transgender men masculinize their appearance, voice, and body. (click on the title to read the full article).