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Birds dodge tornadoes, bears attack santa

December 19, 2014
A male golden-winged warbler takes flight in the Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee, in this undated handout photo provided by Gunnar Kramer. REUTERS/Gunnar Kramer

A male golden-winged warbler takes flight in the Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee, in this undated handout photo provided by Gunnar Kramer. REUTERS/Gunnar Kramer

A 3-D printer your stomach can appreciate

December 18, 2014
Screengrab/REUTERS

Screengrab/REUTERS

 

Just like grandma used to make? Maybe not.

Now you can get your cookie fix from the cloud: A Spanish company has built a 3-D cookie printer that customers can use at home. The “Foodini” offers a way to avoid prepackaged, processed foods, company reps say, by creating elaborate treats that would be difficult to make by hand — all using fresh ingredients.

All the cool kids are doing it — or not

December 17, 2014

  A plastic bottle of "Outdoor Wino" wine is dropped to demonstrate the bottle's robustness. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A plastic bottle of “Outdoor Wino” wine is dropped to demonstrate the bottle’s robustness. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Composting in the afterlife

December 16, 2014
An artist's rendering shows the Urban Death Project facility in this undated handout photo illustration obtained by Reuters December 12, 2014.  REUTERS/Katrina Spade/Handout via Reuters

An artist’s rendering shows the Urban Death Project facility. REUTERS/Katrina Spade/Handout via Reuters

A round of applause

December 15, 2014
A sign is pictured in Donetsk National Ukrainian Music and Drama Theatre, eastern Ukraine, November 29, 2014. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic

A sign is pictured in Donetsk National Ukrainian Music and Drama Theatre, eastern Ukraine, November 29, 2014. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic

Show your patriotism! Just not like that.

December 12, 2014
Retired paramilitary policemen, who conduct the daily national flag raising and lowering ceremony on Tiananmen Square, salute to a Chinese national flag during a farewell ceremony in Beijing, November 24, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Retired paramilitary policemen, who conduct the daily national flag raising and lowering ceremony on Tiananmen Square, salute to a Chinese national flag during a farewell ceremony in Beijing, November 24, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Here comes Zombie Santa — so run!

December 11, 2014
A Zombie Santa is pictured Death Yard Haunted Attraction in Hendersonville, Tennessee December 10, 2014. REUTERS/Harrison McClary

A Zombie Santa is pictured Death Yard Haunted Attraction in Hendersonville, Tennessee December 10, 2014. REUTERS/Harrison McClary

Snow or not, it’s still ‘Frozen’

December 10, 2014
A girl poses with an Olaf plush toy from Disney's Frozen toy line at the Toys R Us store in Times Square in New York November 27, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A girl poses with an Olaf plush toy from Disney’s Frozen toy line at the Toys R Us store in Times Square in New York November 27, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Napping in public? Yes, please.

December 9, 2014
Spectators await the start of a cinema screening at a Kinostar De Lux Multiplex in the Moscow suburb of Khimki, December 7, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Spectators await the start of a cinema screening at a Kinostar De Lux Multiplex in the Moscow suburb of Khimki, December 7, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Christmas comes early…

December 8, 2014
Participants begin running at the starting line for the 15th annual Santa Speedo Run, a charity run through the streets of the Back Bay, in Boston, Massachusetts December 6, 2014.    REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Participants begin running at the starting line for the 15th annual Santa Speedo Run, a charity run through the streets of the Back Bay, in Boston, Massachusetts December 6, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder