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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 …

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 …

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Most Popular Clever Uses and MacGyver Tips of 2014

This was a great year for being clever and coming up with different tricks you can do with things around the house. The right tools should be used …

This Infographic is a Cheat Sheet For Clever Microwave Uses

We might forget occasionally how powerful microwaves are. Not only can they heat food quickly, but they're useful for a variety of other tasks. This …

This Week's Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this …

Learn When to Use JPEG, GIF, or PNG with This Graphic

When working with images, certain file formats may be better than others, depending on what your goals are. This infographic showcases the best uses …

Know the Right Suit and Shoes For Any Occasion With This Chart

For those of us who wear jeans and t-shirts, the basics of suit fashion might pass us by. This chart helps men figure out which shoes and suit go …

The first 5 online resources to use when learning to code

Even if you think the buzz around "learning how to code" is overkill, you have to admit it's here to stay.<p>Just like it's easier to learn a foreign …

9 marketing mistakes that make you look like a rookie

There are a few glaring marketing faux pas that crop up everywhere, from newsletters to email campaigns, over and over again. But what could seem …

Most Popular How-To Guides of 2014

We cover a lot of things here at Lifehacker, but we love nothing more than a good step-by-step guide. Here are our best how-tos from the year, from …

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Fall Asleep in 10 Minutes

These tips for drifting off will help you sleep soundly and wake up ready to ride<p>You wake up in the middle of the night, relieved it's only 3 a.m. and that you still have a few hours of solid shuteye before you clip into your pedals. Only, you can't fall back to sleep. You toss and turn and check …

Black Friday Deals: 10 Paid iOS, Android Apps Gone Free

Every week we write a fine app deals of the week article so that you can save a lot of cash while still getting your favourite games and apps. Today …

"Second Cousins," "Once Removed", and More Explained in Chart Form

GIF<p>With the holidays coming up, many of us are meeting relatives from our extended family. When they explain how they're related, some of the terms …

Cut a Rope or String without Any Tools Using Friction

If you ever need to cut through some rope or string and you don't have any tools around, you can use the strand to cut through itself with some …

How Women's Bra Sizes Weirdly Correlate To Their Spending Habits

A big data puzzler out of China<p>If you want to make billions in 2014, you have to understand big data. Chinese web sales giant Alibaba understands this concept better than most, as it utilizes comprehensive data analytics to predict how consumers are going to spend their money. And while the …

Build Mental Toughness In Under Two Minutes with this Mental Workout

In order to strengthen your mind and build mental toughness, you need to work it the same way you would work your muscles in the gym. This mental …

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Mythbusters vs. Gorilla Glass: Adam and Jamie have a smashing time

Gorilla Glass keeps your phone safe, but will it crack under the pressure when the Mythbusters bring out their hammers and air cannons?<p>The latest generation of phone-protecting Gorilla Glass is here, and who better to test it out than the Mythbusters. Here comes the pane!<p>In new videos made by US …

Parrot Bebop drone lands in December for $499

The company's new smartphone-controlled quadcopter, first announced in May, is finally flying into stores.<p>If you're dying for a more affordable -- but still quite capable -- drone for aerial video and photos to fly indoors and outside, it looks like that wait is coming to an end.<p>Following its …