1 | "For the last eight years, I have travelled everywhere with seven trained bodyguards in two bullet-proof cars." In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks author Roberto Saviano, who helped expose the workings of the Italian mafia, reveals in a piece for the Guardian what it is like living under police protection and the threat of death for something you wrote.
2 | The growing militarisation of America's police force was a big topic in 2014. In 'Hotter Than Lava', ProPublica's Julia Angwin and Abbie Nehring investigate the use of military-style grenades used in daily police raids, with horrifying results.
3 | Is it possible to produce ethical foie gras? A Georgia chicken farmer tried. Then things got weird. Eater's Wyatt Williams has the story.
4 | In the week that Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory Of Everything was nominated for several Oscars, Wired's Joao Medeiros tells the story of how Intel gave the world's most famous scientist his voice.
5 | Finally, writing for The New Yorker, Rebecca Mead visits the theme-park chain where children pretend to be adults, coming to London soon. But is it all as innocent as it seems?