Link25 (142) – We Will Miss You David Letterman Edition

This week has been a flurry of awesomeness and we are here to bring you some of the highlights. Are you ready? As always we come to you with 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web. This week we’re featuring everything from Matthew Lewis like you’ve never seen him before to reactions from David Letterman’s last show. So if you are looking for a quick way to catch up on this week’s events, may we humbly present to you our Link25 (142) – We Will Miss You David Letterman Edition.



Matthew Lewis ATTITUDE

Brace yourselves, Harry Potter fans. The when-did-Neville-Longbottom-get-so-hot saga just took a sexy new turn.

Matthew Lewis, 25, best known for his role as the timid Gryffindor student from J.K. Rowling’s fantasy franchise, has popped up shirtless on the cover of Attitude magazine – with a nearly nude spread inside.

The actor showed off his (click the title to read the full article).


Cute overload in 3.2.1.




(CNN)After more than an hour of tributes and laughs, David Letterman signed off his last show with poignant words: “That’s pretty much all I got … thank you and goodnight.”

But there were no tears; just jokes, celebrations and celebrities.

No moments of deep introspection; just his (click the title to read the full article)



On May 20, 2013, Edward Snowden boarded a flight from Hawaii to Hong Kong. The laptop and thumb drives he carried with him contained hundreds of thousands of secret government documents. In a Hong Kong hotel room, he met with (click the title to read the full article).


Kill. It. With. FIRE!

goat's neck



Brother Adam must have known he had become a beekeeper at an unlucky time. It was 1915, and he was a 16-year-old novice at Buckfast Abbey in southwest England. Rapid bee die-offs have been recorded for centuries, but the catastrophe that (click on the title to read the full article).


This is what happens when dogs drink




Is who we are, what we look like, and why we get sick largely due to our DNA (nature) or our environment (nurture)? It’s an age-old question that finally has something approaching a definitive answer.

Researchers published a study in Nature Genetics this week that aggregated more than 2,000 different studies across 50 years that examined how much variation in traits were determined by genetics or environmental factors. They found that (Click on the title to read the full article).






Imagine being able to see three times better than 20/20 vision without wearing glasses or contacts — even at age 100 or more — with the help of bionic lenses implanted in your eyes.

Dr. Garth Webb, an optometrist in British Columbia who invented the Ocumetics Bionic Lens, says patients would have perfect vision and that driving glasses, progressive lenses and contact lenses would (click the title to read the full article).



Dropping like flies (or at least as far as many stories indicate), it seems as if well-bred ladies in the 1800s struggled to maintain consciousness when faced with even the slightest emotional or physical shock. Over the years there have been several theories as to why this (click on the title to read the full article)




Once you see these adorable photos of rescued animals after they find a new home, you’ll definitely feel the urge to call your local shelter. (Click the title to see more adorable animals)



When in London




With roughly 14 million inhabitants, Istanbul, Turkey is one of the world’s largest cities. Living amongst the city dwellers is a swelling number of stray cats and dogs, with an estimated population of 150,000. The issue of stray animals is a polarizing topic in Turkey where (Click the title to read the full article)

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