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Back to the Future: DeLorean Going Back Into Production After 34-Year Break

It's back to the future — and back into production — for the DeLorean.<p>The sleek sports car, immortalized in the "Back to the Future" movies, is going to start rolling off the assembly line next year after a 34-year break, the DeLorean Motor Company announced Wednesday.<p>And unlike its previous …

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Pope Francis attacks 'diseases' of Vatican in Curia address

Pope Francis has unleashed a blistering critique of the Vatican bureaucracy -- or Curia -- criticizing its "illnesses" ranging from the "disease of feeling immortal" to vainglory and excessive planning.<p>In his annual Christmas address to the Curia at the Vatican Monday, the Pontiff warned that "a …

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

11 Remarkable Health Advances From 2014

From groundbreaking new drugs to doctor-assisted suicide, 2o14 was full of historic moments that are bound to play on in a big way throughout 2015 …

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The 12 most important moments in science in 2014

Virgin Galactic’s Spaceship Two crashed – and then, 300m miles away, Philae landed on a comet. From the distant origins of humans to our future on the planet, 12 leading scientists pick their key moments and stories of the year<p>1 The West Antarctic ice sheet enters irreversible decline<p><b>13 January</b><p>In …

Leaked CIA documents show how to beat airport security like a spy

A Wikileaks gift for both holiday travelers and terrorists<p>WikiLeaks has published a pair of internal CIA documents briefing undercover agents on how to dupe security at airports. The two documents — both classified as "Secret/NOFORN" meaning not to be shared with allied security agencies — give …

Mistletoe is the Vampire of Plants

When it’s not the holiday posterplant, mistletoe spends its days sucking the life out of trees worldwide.<p>Mistletoe is basically a vampire—but one of …

The Perfect Gaming Phone

<i>Editor’s note: Tadhg Kelly is a games industry consultant, freelance designer and the creator of leading design blog What Games Are. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>A sketch comedy show in the UK called <i>The Fast Show</i> used to have a farmer/bumpkin character named Jesse who would emerge from a shed …