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Good sex makes you better at your job

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 04:50 PM PDT

Ann-Christine Andersson Arntén is a psychology doctoral student from the University of Gothenburg. She conducted a five-year-long study on the effects of partner relations on work stress. Andersson Arntén said that people's home lives can either help alleviate stress at work or push people over the edge.

Star Trek Online Gameplay Trailer [High Quality]

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 04:40 PM PDT

See Star Trek Online! Our debut trailer shows some of the environments, ships and combat you will experience as you discover the future of the Trek universe. Explore the final frontier as the captain of your own starship and adventure on planets, in space and inside ships! This trailer is created with 100 percent in-engine gameplay footage.

Here’s What’s Wrong With The Palm Pre

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 04:30 PM PDT

The Palm Pre—you may have heard of it—comes out on Saturday, but all sorts of media "outlets" have already published their reviews; Since it's my feeling that most of you already assume the phone is "good," I've gone ahead and collected a few excerpts of the more critical points.

Nun Arrested in Miami

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 04:20 PM PDT

A nun from a downtown church shelter was arrested for allegedly confronting a police officer who was dealing with a homeless man armed with a knife and an ice pick.....Sister Margaret Anthony is facing misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and obstruction of justice after the Monday incident outside the Missionaries of C

Neon Days and Neon Nights (PICS)

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 04:00 PM PDT

Great set to just leave on as a slideshow when you eat mushrooms this weekend with your neighbor.

Prehistoric Whale Discovered On The West Coast Of Sweden

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 03:50 PM PDT

The skeleton of a whale that died around 10,000 years ago has been found in connection with the extension of the E6 motorway in Strömstad. The whale bones are now being examined by researchers at the University of Gothenburg who, among other things, want to ascertain whether the find is the mystical "Swedenborg whale".

Ten Best Tennis Players Never To Win A Grand Slam

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 03:40 PM PDT

We looked beyond the rankings, to overall performance at major tournaments

Sports Fans + Beer = Funny Sports Signs [PICS]

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 03:30 PM PDT

Sports fans, you've got to admire their sense of humour, but drinking sh#t loads of beer will give that to you. These are very funny though, poking fun at managers, their teams, the opposition, their wives, fellow fans.

Stone age beer! 9,000-year-old brew hits shelves this summer

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 03:10 PM PDT

University of Pennsylvania molecular archaeologist Patrick McGovern first described the beverage in 2005 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences based on chemical traces from pottery in the Neolithic village of Jiahu in Northern China.

Jim Carrey Leading Hollywood's Newest Hippie Cult

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 02:52 PM PDT

Hollywood Reporter - Jim Carrey has gone hog-bonkers leading a New Age cult with the likes of Adrian Grenier and Billy Zane: "I was no longer a fragment of the universe – I WAS the universe ... 'Dumb and Dumber' is a study of pre-egoic innocence."

Midair Magnificence!

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 02:30 PM PDT

"A young Rocky Mountain goat [Oreamnos americanus] springs high in the air as it leaps from rock to rock in Olympic National Park [Washington, USA]." Photographer: Dr. W. Wayne Lockwood, M.D.

Taking crowd surfing to a whole new level [Pic]

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 02:20 PM PDT

WWDC banners are up: Let the guessing game begin

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Apple has started decorating San Francisco's Moscone Center in anticipation of the Worldwide Developers Conference, which opens Monday morning.

Student Who Wouldn't Stop Using Cell Phone Tasered

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 02:00 PM PDT

"The kid refused to listen," Chief Burton said. "The officer took him by the arm and said, 'You have to go to the office.' The student resisted, pushed the officer. The officer, defending himself, took out his stun gun and did a drive stun."

The shot that changed Germany

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 01:51 PM PDT

Germans are still coming to terms with the sensational discovery.

How to Tell Real Breasts from Fake [Playboy Edition]

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 01:50 PM PDT

The Playboy girls are here to teach us an important lesson. Real? or Fake? How to know without fondling.

Boston Police Department Rules Out Zombie Attack

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Boston Police department use Twitter to post breaking news. More often than not its rather mundane stuff such as crime data and road closures. This particular incident was no different except for the fact that an officer had been bitten in the arm. Will Cady, probably rather bored, decided to reply and unexpectedly Boston Police did too:

Bionics Gives Blind Woman Partial Vision (vid)

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 01:10 PM PDT

A camera is built into a pair of glasses that sends signals to a tiny chip implanted in the back of the retina and stimulates nerves that lead to the vision center of the brain, helping seeing impaired people see again.

Calvin Borel Guarantees A Win at Belmont

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 01:00 PM PDT

Pat Forde's article on Calvin Borel. He and his brothers are American originals.

Australia's koalas at risk from inbreeding, experts warn

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 12:50 PM PDT

The two largest populations of koalas in Australia are so heavily inbred that they could be wiped out "in an instant" by a single disease, scientists have warned. The inbreeding was the result of a relocation program that began more than a century ago: "We don't have records, but it is thought that only three were introduced."

Kuznetsova upsets Safina in French Open Final

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 12:40 PM PDT

Showing uncharacteristic calm, Kuznetsova earned her second Grand Slam title Saturday by defeating Safina 6-4, 6-2 in an all-Russian matchup. Jitters have often betrayed Kuznetsova down the stretch in big matches, but she swept the final four games with steady play.

6 Real Islands Way More Terrifying Than The One On 'Lost'

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 12:20 PM PDT

Summer's right around the corner. How about a lovely vacation loaded with despair and sheer terror?

Barack Obama Finds His Egyptian Twin [pic]

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 12:01 PM PDT

One of the tombs contains a 4,600-year-old relief portrait of a man named Kar, who was a priest, scholar and judge. He also looked exactly like Mr. Obama – big ears and all. Take a look!

Epic Bud Light Commercial: Man Caught Buying Porn

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 11:40 AM PDT

This is a hilarious commercial for beer, and also kind of a commercial for not buying porn. I wasn't sure you could make a commercial that encourages not purchasing something, but apparently it's pretty easy to do.

Net gives pirate radio the last laugh

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 11:30 AM PDT

YOU are chilling out to your favourite songs on your car radio, only to have them drowned out by an appalling, fuzzy din you didn't tune into. It happens all too often in cities, where legitimate stations in the FM band lose out to pirate stations. And this hijacking of the airwaves won't change any time soon, thanks to the internet.

This is crazy!... The $20,050 Video Game

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 11:30 AM PDT

All you need is $20,000 to buy IntuiFace table by IntuiLab. But you'll need to cough up another $50 or so next year to take advantage of it with Ubisoft's R.U.S.E.--an intriguing upcoming real-time strategy game.

Australian Troops Aghast At Dutch Food

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 11:00 AM PDT

A special team of Australian military cooks had been rushed to Afghanistan to produce "Aussie food" after scores of soldiers complained about the Dutch-run mess at Tirin Kot military base, in southern Uruzgan province.

HOME - Amazing documentary about Earth and our future (HD)

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 10:15 AM PDT

HOME is an amazing documentary about the Earth and our impact on it, just released WORLDWIDE

Free-floating black hole may solve space 'firefly' mystery

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 10:11 AM PDT

A wandering black hole may have torn apart a star to create a strange object that brightened mysteriously and then faded from view in 2006, a new study suggests. But more than three years later, astronomers are still at a loss to explain all the features of the strange event.

Green Technologies of the Future

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 10:00 AM PDT

Energy leaders share which earth friendly technologies excite them the most.

7 Failed Virtual Reality Technologies

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 09:50 AM PDT

There was a time when people were calling home virtual reality the wave of the future. Now most people just call it goofy and expensive. Here's 7 virtual reality technologies that didn't work, and never will.

Apple Store Pwned, Now Advertising DVD Jon’s doubleTwist

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 09:40 AM PDT

Apple may be known for its advertising prowess, but this little marketing coup is going to go down as one of the most hilarious ad placements in recent history.

The Cannibalistic Tree People of Papua New Guinea

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 09:10 AM PDT

High above the forest floor, deep in the swampy lowland jungles of Papua New Guinea, tree houses and hungry eyes greet explorers trekking into what remains one of the last remote corners of the globe.

Conan Acknowledges Super Mario Backdrop

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 08:50 AM PDT


Really cool tiltshift timelapse: scenes from a rooftop

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 08:20 AM PDT


World Wildlife Fund Builds Carbon Neutral Headquarters

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 08:20 AM PDT

The World Wildlife Fund has been making huge waves in the environmental movement since it was established five decades ago, and is now taking its mission yet another step further by applying it to architecture.

Blind Pianist Who Can Master Any Tune After Hearing It Once

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 07:30 AM PDT

Derek Paravicini is blind and severely disabled yet can master any song after hearing it once.

WTF? Judge Wants to Collect a Year's Salary While in PRISON

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 07:30 AM PDT

Not everyone agrees though: "a claimant should not profit from his own wrongdoing by engaging in criminal misconduct and then collecting a federal retirement salary."

Attention Star Blazers Fans: The New Yamato Trailer is Out!

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 07:30 AM PDT

Star Blazers was one of the early shows that introduced anime to the United States in the 70s, but sadly the franchise lost momentum in Japan by the mid-80s. After a long legal battle producer Nishizaki won the rights to make a new film, and now the trailer for it is out. The good news is nothing has changed, but that's also the bad news...

The 10 Silliest X-Men of All-Time

Posted: 06 Jun 2009 07:20 AM PDT

Now, before I launch into it there are a few criteria that I'm going to go over at, um, now. Firstly, I'm including characters from every proper X-team in the history of the franchise. Nobody is safe from X-terminators to Young X-Men. Secondly, it's all 616. There will be no Ultimate silliness, mangaverse silly or Spike from X-Men: Evolution.

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