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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

The great ice cream war of 2014

December 30, 2014
A girl looks at ice-creams inside the Giolitti ice-cream shop in Rome. REUTERS/Max Rossi

A girl looks at ice-creams inside the Giolitti ice-cream shop in Rome. REUTERS/Max Rossi

This year, resolve to ignore resolutions

December 29, 2014
Jessica Desmond, an instructor at the Mile High Run Club (MHRC), leads a class in a Manhattan borough of New York November 14, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Jessica Desmond, an instructor at the Mile High Run Club (MHRC), leads a class in a Manhattan borough of New York November 14, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Dirty games among washing machines

December 26, 2014

A Samsung employee holds a smartphone remotely controlling a WW9000 washing machine at the IFA consumer technology fair in Berlin, September 5, 2014. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Holiday cheer (or lack thereof)

December 24, 2014
The Arizona-Mexico border fence near Naco, Arizona, March 29, 2013. REUTERS/Samantha Sais

The Arizona-Mexico border fence near Naco, Arizona, March 29, 2013. REUTERS/Samantha Sais

All you need is love – and some legal counsel

December 23, 2014
Same-sex marriage supporters Barbara Lawrence (L), 49, and Kimmy Denny, 45, chant outside the Miami-Dade County courthouse, July 2, 2014. REUTERS/Zachary Fagenson

Same-sex marriage supporters Barbara Lawrence (L), 49, and Kimmy Denny, 45, chant outside the Miami-Dade County courthouse, July 2, 2014. REUTERS/Zachary Fagenson

A not-so-holly jolly Christmas review

December 22, 2014
Pope Francis leads a special audience for Vatican employees and their families at the Paul VI's hall at the Vatican December 22, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope Francis leads a special audience for Vatican employees and their families at the Paul VI’s hall at the Vatican December 22, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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