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Parsing free speech

January 15, 2015

  Pope Francis gestures as he answers questions from a journalist during the flight from Colombo, Sri Lanka, to Manila in the Philippines January 15, 2015. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Pope Francis gestures as he answers questions from a journalist during the flight from Colombo, Sri Lanka, to Manila in the Philippines January 15, 2015. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Tie the knot – or not

January 14, 2015
Chris Bartlett (R) waits to take part in the annual Running with The Bridesmaids event in Boston, Massachusetts September 28, 2013. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Chris Bartlett waits to take part in the Running with The Bridesmaids event in Boston, Massachusetts September 28, 2013. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Pizza delivery? Head to customs.

January 13, 2015
An adult student flattens pizza dough in this file photo. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

An adult student flattens pizza dough. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

 

One can only assume that Domino’s isn’t widely available in Zurich.

An effort to ship cheap pies into Switzerland from Germany fails. The plan would have allowed German pizza delivery drivers to eschew customs. It’s particularly disappointing for German pizza makers, who undoubtedly hoped to take advantage of Swiss munchies with some sort of “nein-nein-nein” deal. Maybe they’ll try with calzones next.

The house always wins? Not anymore.

January 9, 2015
Retirees play poker at a singles club in Sun City, Arizona, January 4, 2013. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Retirees play poker at a singles club in Sun City, Arizona, January 4, 2013. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

A birthday without fireworks

January 8, 2015
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a military drill between Korean People's Army (KPA) Large Combined Unit 526 and KPA Combined Unit 478 at an undisclosed location in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang October 24, 2014.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a military drill at an undisclosed location in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang October 24, 2014.

The old news that’s new

January 7, 2015
Newspapers removed from a time capsule, which was placed under a cornerstone of the State House in 1795, sit in archival boxes at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, January 6, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Newspapers removed from a time capsule, which was placed under a cornerstone of the State House in 1795, sit in archival boxes at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, January 6, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Harshing the vibe

January 6, 2015
A woman holds up a cannabis plant during a demonstration in support of the legalization of marijuana in Buenos Aires, December 4, 2014. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

A woman holds up a cannabis plant during a demonstration in support of the legalization of marijuana in Buenos Aires, December 4, 2014. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Fashion that saves lives?

January 5, 2015

  Screengrab/REUTERS

Screengrab/REUTERS

 

Better up your data plan: Researchers have developed a shirt that can communicate with you through your smartphone (bear with us, this isn’t nearly as ridiculous as it sounds).

Your blue suede shoes go in the overhead bin

January 2, 2015
The interior of the "Lisa Marie", a Convair 880 jet owned by entertainer Elvis Presley. REUTERS/Julien's Auctions/Handout via Reuters

The interior of the “Lisa Marie”, a Convair 880 jet owned by entertainer Elvis Presley. REUTERS/Julien’s Auctions/Handout via Reuters

Nothing to sneeze at

December 31, 2014
A man reaches onto a shelf containing flu medication at a Duane Reade pharmacy in New York January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

A man reaches onto a shelf containing flu medication at a Duane Reade pharmacy in New York January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly