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The Interview: a guide to the film hackers don’t want you to see

You will never see The Interview, at least not legally. I have seen it twice, so, like the renegade bibliophiles from Fahrenheit 451, gather ye round and I will tell you the tale.<p>The Interview is, by and large, a good movie. Is it worth a debilitating corporate hack? No. Worth an international …

Wolves and Bears Stage Comeback in Crowded, Urban Europe

Big carnivores are on the rise across Europe, a new study finds, as farmlands revert to wildlife-friendly habitat.<p>Europe, the birthplace of the "Little Red Riding Hood" legend and the Big Bad Wolf, is now home to twice as many wolves as the contiguous United States, a new study finds, despite being …

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Online betting site Betway<p>From the first kick to the last stride. Every shot, every point, every race, every win – experience it like never before at …

Elon Musk's hyperloop is actually making progress

When Elon Musk unveiled his idea for the Hyperloop in August of 2013, no one seemed sure what the next step would be. The Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO …

Man uses mind to control his two new robot arms

Les Baugh has robot arms he controls with his mind.<p>In a historic research project at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory over the summer, Baugh became the first bilateral shoulder-level amputee to wear and control two robotic arms simultaneously.<p>Baugh, who lost both arms in an …

How Did That Spiderweb Cross The Road?

Short answer: It had help.<p>With spiders, the age-old question isn’t why they crossed the road but how. Naturalists long believed spiders would fasten a line to a plant and carry the other end away on foot. But in 1889, spider expert Henry Christopher McCook offered an alternative theory based on …

There are just five northern white rhinos left in the world

Male northern white rhino dies of old age in San Diego, pushing the animal one step closer to extinction<p>A northern white rhinoceros has died at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, leaving just five of the animals in the world. The 44-year-old male rhino, named Angalifu, apparently died of old age …

Best Space Pictures of 2014: A Year's Delights Courtesy of Starry Nights

Of the 350 breathtaking space photos we published in 2014, here are our picks for the 12 best of the year.

Drug companies shake their rattlebag at the poor

Fay Schopen (Opinion, 12 December) cheerleads what she considers the American ease of pill-popping. Even a casual glance at the medicating patterns in my country reveal that the poor, and people of colour, especially children, are those that are prescribed the most pills. And this is not because …

What Musicians Were Wearing and Sharing on Instagram This Week 12/14

Igloo Azalea makes a cameo.<p><i>In this weekly roundup, we take stock of what musicians were wearing and sharing on Instagram.</i><p>Jared Leto is a man of many faces. This week he wore a few at once, including: an adventure film's well-intentioned Arctic guide whose fate is to slowly freeze in an ice cave; a …

Get a facial, practice your putting, find some culture, snuggle a puppy: how—and where—to make the most of your airport layover

Until you’re actually airborne, air travel can be a real time waster—and an especially frustrating experience during the busy holiday travel season. If you’re not standing in long lines to strip down for security, you’re likely spending an hour or two, or more, wandering the airport terminal, …

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