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Rampage Jackson’s ex-trainer sues Tito Ortiz and MMA media

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 05:20 PM PDT

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson's ex-trainer, John "Juanito" Ibarra sued Tito Ortiz over comments Ortiz made last year about how much Ibarra allegedly charged for training camps in Big Bear, California. Ibarra is suing not just Ortiz but also is suing every MMA web site and media outlet that carried Ortiz's comments or commented on what Ortiz had to say.

Roger Federer Not The Best Ever, Says Laver

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 05:10 PM PDT

Rod Laver doesn't believe that Roger Federer is the greatest ever tennis player.

Pastor Drake Prays For Obama's Death

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 05:00 PM PDT

Another sick pro-life Fundie

How 5 Different People See WebMD

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 04:50 PM PDT

Seriously though, I thought we were past this whole swine flu thing....

U.S.: No Saudi Arabia of Coal, says new study

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Last year, the U.S. Geological Survey completed an extensive analysis of Wyoming's Gillette coal field, and determined that less than 6% of the coal in its biggest beds could be mined profitably, even at prices higher than today's. "We really can't say we're the Saudi Arabia of coal anymore," says Brenda Pierce, head of the USGS team.

Cardboard Tech Makes Disposable Statement

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 04:30 PM PDT

Lifelike, compelling cardboard gadgets make a statement about the disposable nature of our tech lifestyles.

Ex-Gitmo prisoner: US tortured me with needles, IV tubes

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 04:20 PM PDT

A former prisoner held at Guantanamo Bay says he was never interrogated about the reason the US said they'd arrested him for — even after seven years in captivity.He also provided a graphic account of new elements of what may be considered "ad-lib" torture- guards inappropriately using hypodermic needles and IV tubes intended for forced feeding

Oregon Boy Struck by Lightning

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 04:10 PM PDT

Austin Melton was at a basketball game at La Pine High School when a thunderstorm knocked out the lights, so he went outside to take a look. He recalls that one of his friends warned him not to."What's the worst that's going to happen?" Austin replied. "I'm going to get struck by lightning?"And two minutes later, he was.

Why Your Brain Just Can't Remember That Word

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 03:43 PM PDT

Most of the time the brain works as it ought to: limbs move, memories are retrieved and experiences processed. But occasionally things go awry. 'Tip-of-the-tongue' moments and déjà vu are phenomena that reveal our brains' occasional slip-ups – now we're a little closer to understanding both experiences.

Why I Took This Crummy Newsweek Job (by Stephen Colbert)

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 03:40 PM PDT

No, your eyes aren't deceiving you. You're reading Stephen Colbert. And for that I apologize. The last thing I want is to contribute to the corrosive influence of the print media. I prefer to yell my opinions at you in person.

World's Smallest Microwave Is USB Powered

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 03:40 PM PDT

The Beanzawave is special: It is powered by a laptop computer's USB port. So now you don't have to leave your computer even for a cup of coffee or a delicious bowl of piping hot Top Ramen.

iPhone 3G 2009 Complete Feature Guide

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 03:40 PM PDT

As expected, the new Apple iPhone 3G 2009 is out. Here you will find all the information you want, updated constantly and in real time from our live WWDC 2009 coverage.

Top 6 Villains for Spider-Man 4

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 03:10 PM PDT

Over the weekend, one of the Spider-Man 4 producers remarked that the film will be shot in NYC and will feature a villain from NYC. After going through decades of characters, here are the top 7 possibilities.

Rainforest is worth more standing

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 03:00 PM PDT

A new analysis has shown that payments to reduce carbon emissions from the forests could generate more income than palm oil production on deforested land.

Bret Michaels Was Knocked Flat at Tony Awards (Video)

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 02:50 PM PDT

"Rock of Love" star Bret Michaels was knocked flat Sunday night after performing the opening number at the Tony Awards.

The Huffington Post Interviews Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX)

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Kathleen Wells of The Huffington Post interviews 2008 presidential candidate Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) on the subject of foreign policy. Dr. Paul discusses how even though the administration has changed, the policies haven't.

Derinkuyu, Lost Underground City in Pictures

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 02:40 PM PDT


Global Agenda Gameplay Trailer dev preview [High Quality]

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 02:30 PM PDT

GLOBAL AGENDA is a fast-paced action MMO from Hi-Rez Studios using Unreal® Engine 3. The game is set in Earth's near future, a spy-fi world of advanced technology and player-driven conflict.This trailer shows live in-game action inter-mixed with developer commentary.

Politico: Sarah Palin versus the GOP

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Sarah Palin's on-again, off-again appearance at Monday night's gala GOP fundraising dinner is off — again. After being invited — for a second time — to speak to the annual joint fundraiser for the NRCC and the NRSC, Palin was told abruptly Saturday night that she would not be allowed to address the thousands of Republicans there after all.


Posted: 08 Jun 2009 01:54 PM PDT

What's the deal with AT&T? How long have they had to prep for this stuff? It's not like its new or fancy technology. It's pretty tough to justify this lag in support for iPhone 3.0 features. Lets get with the program, AT&T.

How Pirates Shook European Politics

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 01:40 PM PDT

With 7.1 percent of the vote, the Swedish Pirate Party has shocked its critics and secured a seat in the European Parliament. The Pirates received more votes from those under 30 than any other party in the European elections yesterday, and this was celebrated with pints of rum and loads of pirate chants.

Fan Calls Out Pro Athlete When Refusing Autograph For Kid

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 01:40 PM PDT

As far as I'm concerned, this is just one of the things that goes along with multimillion dollar paychecks. Get the ***** over it!

Riyadh Shows First Movie in Decades

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 12:50 PM PDT

For the first time in three decades, Saudis in the nation's capital did something that most Westerners take for granted — they went to the movies. But it wasn't exactly date night. No women were allowed.

How the Mind Controls Pain

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 12:40 PM PDT

Science is beginning to investigate and support the role of therapies such as biofeedback and meditation in pain control. The idea that the mind has power over the body may be especially useful to chronic pain patients who often find themselves without satisfactory medical treatments.

Will Einstein's Laws Apply Beyond Our Universe?

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 12:30 PM PDT

Chris Knight, the finest fictional physicist of our time, once said "All science. No Philosophy. Wrong." It's true that an understanding of existence outside of equations is vital for scientists, both in terms of enjoying life and avoiding things like Agent Orange, but beware careless combination of the two.

iPhone 3GS announced!

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 12:30 PM PDT

As endlessly predicted, Apple's unveiled a new iPhone today at WWDC, the iPhone 3GS.

Pro-Western Bloc Defeats Hezbollah in Lebanon Vote

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 12:20 PM PDT

An American-backed alliance appeared to retain control of the Lebanese parliament Sunday in a hotly contested election that had been billed as a showdown between Tehran and Washington for influence in the Middle East.

Luck Or Skill?

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 12:10 PM PDT

The longest buzzer beater, the most unlikely double-split, ridiculously close car crashes, the luckiest bank robbers in the world (1:50 in). You've probably seen a lot of these miraculous plays before but never in this jaw-dropping montage.

The New York Times' Nice, New Euphemism For Torture

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 12:00 PM PDT

What happened at Guantanamo was just some "intense interrogation."

Dr Who fan buried in Tardis coffin with flashing blue light

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 12:00 PM PDT

Friends of Doctor Who fanatic Seb Neale gave him a fitting send-off at his funeral yesterday – in a Tardis coffin complete with flashing blue light. As Seb's Tardis coffin made its exit, the blue light on top started flashing and the famous electronic theme music from the TV series blared out.

Timeline: 40 years of Unix

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 11:55 AM PDT

"Year-by-year details of Unix' history. Ever wonder about how Unix got started, not to mention all the twists and turns it took along the way? Here are some milestones of the operating system's four-decade-long history..."

Obama Seeks Tax on Wealthy to Fund Health Overhaul

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 11:39 AM PDT

President Barack Obama wants Congress to consider taxing the wealthy instead of workers to pay for a health-care overhaul, as House Democrats discuss a plan to require health insurance for most Americans.

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Tesla's Electric Sedan, the 2011 Model S

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 11:38 AM PDT

"Having an electric powertrain underneath the car really set an awesome architecture. If you can imagine a skateboard, it's all in its flat floor," says the chief designer. "Every aspect is designed for efficiency. Even the door handles suck back in the car."

This should be a condom commercial

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 11:26 AM PDT

Satan's spawn goes into a nerd rage when his hand held gaming device gets the best of him.

Want To Pimp Your Eyeball? Watch This First (VIDEO)

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 11:26 AM PDT

Since 2004, eye surgeons at the Netherlands Institute for Innovative Ocular Surgery have been implanting a tiny pieces of jewelry called a "JewelEye" under the surfaces of eyes.

Hardest-Working Countries

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 11:02 AM PDT

Where in the world do folks work the hardest? A report released this spring from the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), a Paris-based group of 30 countries with market economies, offers some clues.

Hackers reportedly ransack T-Mobile network, demand ransom

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 11:02 AM PDT

T-mobile customers are awakening this morning to unconfirmed reports that hacker/extortionists have victimized the cellular carrier through a massive network breach resulting in the theft of untold amounts of corporate and customer data, which they're threatening to sell to the highest bidder. T-Mobile says it is investigating.

Honest Graduation Song (Vitamin C Parody)

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 10:40 AM PDT

Pass this along to your high school buddies, if you even remember who they are.

Sonic Youth Slams Radiohead’s In Rainbows Mod

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 10:35 AM PDT

Sonic Youth bass player Kim Gordon has dismissed as a ruse Radiohead's much-hyped, pay-what-you-want online model for In Rainbows, which netted the band an instantaneous $3 million.

5 Sci-Fi Time Travel Methods

Posted: 08 Jun 2009 10:11 AM PDT

There is no shortage of time machines in the world of science fiction. how many fictional time machines can you explain? take a look at five examples of the plausible and ridiculous ways fictional TV and film characters have traveled through time.

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