Why Facebook needs Instagram :: Douglas Rushkoff says our first instinct is to protest Instagram's new terms of servic, but we should realize that Facebook paid a billion dollars for the site and needs to earn money in return
Your pictures of 2012 :: A selection of the best readers' photos
In pictures: Maya calendar ends :: Ceremonies and parties across the world
Day in pictures: 21 December 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 21 December
In pictures: Stonehenge solstice :: 5,000 people mark the winter solstice
Your best moments of 2012 :: For some it was an exhilarating holiday to an exotic place, finding new love or conquering their greatest fear. For others, it was witnessing an historic event.
World's most Christmassy places :: If your Christmas is too often one of tacky decorations, over-cooked turkey and bitter family feuds, now may be the time to put the baubles back in the attic and plan yourself a yuletide getaway.
Week in pictures: 15-21 December 2012 :: News photos from around the world
Are pay phones making a comeback? :: As a symbol of communication, refuge or romantic longing, the pay phone is an enduring cultural icon.
Apparently This Matters: Meggings :: GQ summed it up with one word: "No."
Greenhouse gases reach new high :: Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere reached record highs in 2011, according to new data published by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Study: Apes suffer midlife crisis :: CNN's Phil Han discovers that chimps experience a midlife crisis, just like humans.
Security forces killed in Pakistan raids :: Militants in Pakistan killed two security forces and abducted 21 others in an assault on two military camps Thursday, a government official told CNN.
New gang rape protests hit New Delhi :: The victim of a brutal gang rape that sparked massive protests in India arrives in Singapore for treatment. Her transfer comes amid plans for more protests over the case.
Egypt: Mubarak in military hospital :: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who is serving a life sentence in a Cairo prison, is being moved to a military hospital for medical treatment, state TV reports.
Blast at Ukraine university kills one :: A 62-year-old man was killed and two others were injured Thursday in a blast at a medical university in Ukraine, authorities said.
Bhutto son steps into political spotlight :: The son of the late Benazir Bhutto is expected to launch his political career Thursday in a speech that will mark the fifth anniversary of the former Pakistan prime minister's assassination.
All is well after Zuckerberg photo flap :: The sister of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says there are no hard feelings after a "leaked" family photo raised questions about online etiquette and privacy on the social network.
UEFA appeals Serbia sanctions :: UEFA's decision to appeal against the punishments handed out by its own disciplinary body to the Serbian Football Association has been welcomed by a top anti-discrimination group.
Cricket: Clarke sets Australian record :: Michael Clarke has big cricketing shoes to fill following the retirement of Ricky Ponting, but the Australia captain has already wiped out one of his predecessor's records.
Tennis: Sharapova, Serena fight injuries :: Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams are both set to continue their comebacks from injury ahead of the Australian Open by playing at the Brisbane International.
Wild Oats in record Sydney-Hobart win :: Wild Oats XI is on course for a sixth victory in the annual Rolex Sydney to Hobart yacht race, and in record time too, but its crew are focused on making it home in one piece.
2013: America on cusp of social change :: Frida Ghitis says that after years in which conservative views dominated the nation, there's now majority support for many progressive stances
Egypt opposition incitement probe :: Egypt's public prosecutor orders an inquiry into top opposition leaders over allegations they "incited the overthrow" of President Morsi.
VIDEO: Antarctic drilling project cut short :: An ambitious mission to drill through Antarctic ice to a lake that has been sealed off for thousands of years has been cut short because of a technical problem.
U.S.: Whale to be buried in sand dunes :: A 60-foot-long finback whale that washed ashore in the Breezy Point neighborhood of Queens is believed to be dead, according to the Riverhead Foundation, a Long Island-based marine research and preservation group.
Two girls die as car leaves road :: Two girls aged seven and 10 die after a car leaves a road and ends up on its side at the edge of a ditch near Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, police say.
U.S. storm causes misery :: Travelers face delays and cancellations as powerful storms, linked to the deaths of six people, including two children, hurtle across the northeastern United States.
NRA clarifies stance on arming schools :: Facing widespread outrage over the National Rifle Association's response to the Newtown, Connecticut, school massacre, the group's president Thursday tried to clarify, saying that schools should decide for themselves how to protect their children.