In helping the Church stretch, Francis is securing its future

The recently concluded Vatican meeting on families that brought together 270 bishops from every continent underscored the unenviable political high-wire act Pope Francis faces in achieving lasting reforms. The fractious, three-week synod played out against the backdrop of a refreshing papacy that continues to redefine the public face of Catholicism, even as it increasingly provokes deep anxiety and even paranoia ... Read More »

Frank Lowy and FFA fire back over Wellington Phoenix’s A-League future

FFA chairman Frank Lowy has stepped into the Wellington Phoenix saga, saying the New Zealand club has four years to demonstrate they are an asset, not a liability to the A-League. In a strong statement, which FFA said was issued in response to “ill-informed and inaccurate” commentary about the A-League’s future, Lowy said all club owners had been told of ... Read More »

Marvel Future Fight 1.5.0 update notes with Chapter 9, 10

We can now bring you some official news on the upcoming Marvel Future Fight Agents of Shield update. We now know this will be the Future Fight 1.5.0 update and we have some early notes for you to enjoy, as we wait for the update to go live. If you haven’t heard, the update will be available on October 7. ... Read More »

Pepsi Will Release a Limited Edition Back to the Future Bottle, Pepsi Perfect

People who grew up watching Back to the Future: Part II are still waiting on hoverboards, flying cars, and those self-lacing shoes. But there is one product that fans of the film will soon be able to buy: Pepsi Perfect. Yes, in the second movie of the trilogy, Marty McFly travels to the futuristic far-off year 2015 — October 21, ... Read More »

Future of News: Seven insane ways tech will change news

The BBC, like many media organisations, is having a major head-scratching session about the whole future of news. As part of this exercise, I’ve been asked to write about the way technology could change the news business over the next decade. When I sat down to think about this, I realised that while there were bits of gadgetry that are ... Read More »

Space Trip – Christmas Present of the Year

December 15, 2030 – There’s no doubt what the most popular Christmas present will be this year. Influenced by the launch of the first manned mission to Mars next month, you will most likely get a present with stars, a gift card for a spacetrip. The interest in the suborbital trips (100 km above the surface of the Earth) have ... Read More »

Icelandic Hydrogen Finally Pushed Gasoline Off the Road

November 19, 2040 – Today was a historic day for Iceland when their President this morning at a symbolic ceremony officially shut down the last gasoline pump in the country. Iceland is a model country when it comes to the fuel transition from gasoline to hydrogen and became today the first country in the world to complete it. This date ... Read More »

First Marathon Under Two Hours

September 30, 2030 – Yesterday the 20-year-old Ethiopian wonderchild Demeke Retta took his first victory in the Berlin Marathon and became the first man under two hours ever! The new record is one hour 59 minutes 47 seconds. This was Demeke’s third victory in a major marathon of only five starts and he was of course very happy: “I knew ... Read More »

Euro Banknotes Invalid by Friday

September 26, 2040 – Hurry up if you still have euro banknotes lying around in your drawers, Friday is the last day for you to cash them in. Officials said yesterday that they are very pleased with the transition in removing the banknotes and coins from the market. Due to the lack of demand for cash and the development of ... Read More »

First Tourist Heading for Mars

September 21, 2050 – At a press conference today it was announced that the first tourist heading for Mars will be the 38-year-old US businessman Patrick Clifford. He will leave the earth in the launching window of June 2052 and set his foot on the surface of Mars in November, together with the other 6 astronauts assigned for the mission ... Read More »