2012

  • December 27, 2012   BY Julia Griffin  

    Over the past year, Miles O’Brien has jogged, drank and slept on the job. He’s suited up, strapped in and goofed off. He swam with dolphins to study sleep, played ball with chimps, tracked radiation in Japan, and crawled through … Continue reading

  • December 27, 2012   BY Kelly Chen  

    In Clark County, Nevada, Chaparral High School’s turnaround program had administrators going door-to-door to bring dropouts back to the classroom. Photo by Mike Fritz/PBS NewsHour. Here’s a statistic we’ve reported on all year: One in four students drops out before … Continue reading

  • December 26, 2012   BY Cindy Huang  

    A hundred years ago, the streets of Washington, D.C., were packed with women demanding the right to vote. The women — some of them farmers, doctors, actresses and students — traveled far distances in some cases to march down Pennsylvania … Continue reading

  • December 26, 2012   BY Rob Pegoraro  

    Rob Pegoraro tries to make sense of computers, consumer electronics, telecom services, the Internet, software and other things that beep or blink through reporting, reviewing and analysis — from 1999 to 2011 as the Washington Post’s tech columnist, now for … Continue reading

  • December 25, 2012   BY Hari Sreenivasan  

    It used to be that major institutions were the only arbiters of Year in Reviews. Whether it was broadcast networks or international newspapers of record, a small group of people assembled what they thought were the most momentous occasions of … Continue reading

  • December 24, 2012   BY Larisa Epatko  

    The year 2012 in international news held moments of terror when a cruise ship capsized off the coast of Italy and moments of joy in London’s Olympic Games. The year saw changes in leadership by those exasperated by belt-tightening measures, while Syrian President Bashar al-Assad clung to power despite a continuing rebel revolt. We take a look back at some of the year’s most significant events. Continue reading

  • December 21, 2012   BY Ellen Rolfes  

    While the Oxford English Dictionary may be the “last word on words for over a century,” the definitive record for slang and vernacular is the popular online lexicon, UrbanDictionary.com. The website began 13 years ago, and has continued to provide … Continue reading

  • December 21, 2012   BY Hari Sreenivasan  

    For loyal fans of the Doubleheader, this is the big enchilada. Each week this year we’ve talked to NewsHour regulars Mark Shields and David Brooks about the sport of politics and the politics of sports. We’ve conducted these chats far … Continue reading

  • December 21, 2012   BY Rebecca Jacobson  

    Aerial view of the damage from Superstorm Sandy over the Atlantic Coast in Seaside Heights, New Jersey October 31. Sandy was one of 11 billion-dollar disasters to hit the U.S. this year. Pool Photo by Doug Mills via Reuters. Frankenstorm … Continue reading

  • December 20, 2012   BY Katie Kleinman and Tom LeGro  

    Everyday this year we shared with you a photograph of a culture-related event or scene from somewhere in the world that caught our eye. From a cape made from a spider’s silk in London to a 400-year-old bonfire festival in Fukushima, Japan, we’ve seen some pretty amazing things in 2012.
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