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Tuesday, June 9, 2009


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Family Outraged After Officer Shoots Their Dog

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 05:00 PM PDT

Family is outraged after returning home to find their Chihuahua had been shot and killed by a police officer.

Juggling a City Council Campaign with High School Homework?

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 04:50 PM PDT

Dodge Landesman, an eighteen-year-old high-school junior who is running as a Democratic candidate for City Council in the Second District of Manhattan. Watch Landesman explain the difficulties of juggling his campaign with his school work.

Jon Stewart: Fox, CNN, MSNBC are All Crap! (& Pretty Funny)

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 04:40 PM PDT

It's not like they are reporting to us anymore. It's more like they are hanging out with us at a slumber party.

Guantanamo al Qaeda suspect in New York for trial

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 04:30 PM PDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An al Qaeda suspect accused in the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Africa was transferred from Guantanamo Bay Tuesday for prosecution in a New York court, the Justice Department said. Ahmed Ghailani will become the first...

Prehistoric Complex Including Two 6,000 Y.O Tombs Discovered

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 04:20 PM PDT

A prehistoric complex including two 6,000-year-old tombs representing some of the earliest monuments built in Britain has been discovered by a team led by a Kingston University archaeologist. Dr Helen Wickstead and her colleagues were stunned and delighted to find the previously undiscovered Neolithic tombs, also known as long barrows.

Digg This: Digg's Newest Innovation Will Save Advertising

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 04:10 PM PDT

Enter the Digg community and Digg's recent announcement of "Digg Ads." Digg has built a community on the back of people telling Digg, and each other, what they like. Why not advertisements? And if people like the ad (or at least don't hate it), shouldn't the marketer get a break on media pricing?

World Record People Dressed as Smurfs Smashed

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 04:01 PM PDT

The world record for the largest number of people dressed as Smurfs has been smashed in Swansea.

Let me sleep on it: Creative problem solving enhanced by REM

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 03:50 PM PDT

Research led by a leading expert on the positive benefits of napping at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine suggests that Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep enhances creative problem-solving. The findings may have important implications for how sleep, specifically REM sleep, fosters the formation of associative networks in the br

New Technology Creates “Soft” Robots That Flow Like Mercury

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 03:40 PM PDT

Like something out of Terminator 1, researchers are developing techniques for warfare of the future to create materials that self-assemble or alter their shape, perform a function and then disassemble themselves.

'Lost City of the Incas' Was Not a True City

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 03:30 PM PDT

Machu Picchu may have been less of a city, than a spiritual destination for the Inca. New research argues the ceremonial path into the city was conceived as a replica of the path followed by the first Incas in cosmological myth.

Bullion and Bandits: The Improbable Rise and Fall of E-Gold

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 03:20 PM PDT

Florida oncologist Douglas Jackson gave up his medical practice to pursue the crazy dream of creating a digital currency independent of any nation, and backed by gold and silver. Libertarians and computer criminals were thrilled, but the U.S. government was determined to stop him. And it did.

5 Diabolical Animals That Out-Witted Humans

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 02:50 PM PDT

Whether or not humans are the smartest species on the planet really depends on which animals and which humans you base it on. After all, sometimes when people match wits with members of the animal kingdom, it doesn't turn out well for the humans.

Predictive Powers:Robot That Reads Your Intention? (w/Video)

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 02:40 PM PDT

European researchers in robotics, psychology and cognitive sciences have developed a robot that can predict the intentions of its human partner. This ability to anticipate (or question) actions could make human-robot interactions more natural.

Valve Defends Left 4 Dead 2 Release Among 20,000 Members

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 02:20 PM PDT

The announcement of Left 4 Dead 2 has caused a significant amount of players unrest at how early the sequel is going to be released. Valve has been consistently claiming the sequel isn't a quick cash scheme and that the game itself will be huge and much more than just another DLC.

The 20 Most Anticipated Movies of 2010

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Hollywood has run out of ideas and is just coasting on remakes and sequels, so while putting together this list, we tried to come up with as many totally original movies as we could. In the end, we've got four sequels, four additional non-sequels based on books; three movies based on TV shows; and one based on a well-known legend.

Donald... the dark years

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 02:10 PM PDT


New York’s High Line Park in the Sky Opens Today

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 02:00 PM PDT

An elevated park in the sky built on top of the skeleton of an old rail system? It may have sounded impossible only five years ago, but today, the eagerly awaited High Line elevated urban park officially opens for thousands of New Yorkers looking to escape the hubbub of the city below

Stephen Colbert Declares Victory in Iraq

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 01:50 PM PDT

When President Bush declared mission accomplished six years ago, it didn't quite stick. But maybe victory just needed to be declared by someone people could take a little more seriously. Like a comedian in a camouflage Brooks Brothers suit.

[Cy&H] Genetic prediction in 2109 [COMIC]

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Cyanide and Happiness #1681

Choke Down the Horror: Michael Bay-Faced M&M (PIC | VIDEO)

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 01:40 PM PDT

M&Ms have been rampaging through our greatest entertainment worlds for years now, with hideous Star Wars and Oz ads. But seeing Michael Bay's face on an M&M and Optimus Prime shilling peanut-butter-and-jelly M&Ms has actually scarred us for life. Remember, suckers, Bay gets 8% of every Transformers M&M you eat.

The Hole Gets Deeper for the Tainted Sen. Roland Burris

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 01:40 PM PDT

We don't know where to begin with the latest mess that has ensnared Sen. Roland W. Burris (D-Ill.). No, "ensnared" isn't the right word. That would imply that he's blameless for his troubles, which isn't the case. Phone conversations taped by federal prosecutors.....

Morons in Congress Want to Tax Employer-Provided Healthcare

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 01:30 PM PDT

While details of such an approach are still sketchy, it would likely involve employees paying tax on a percentage of their employer-provided health benefits. So if Congress decided all such premiums in excess of $11k for family plans would be taxable, and your company paid premiums worth $16k for your coverage, you'd have to pay taxes on $5k.

What is the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch?

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 01:20 PM PDT

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch has sometimes been described as a "trash island," but that's a misconception, says Holly Bamford, director of NOAA's Marine Debris Program. If only things were that simple.

Linux: Lean, clean, and green

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 01:10 PM PDT

Green IT is one of the hottest of today's technology trends, and the GNU/Linux® community has risen to the challenge. Along with several corporate partners, the GNU/Linux operating system provides solutions for dealing with power consumption, carbon emissions, and e-waste.

5 Experiments on How Human Nature Will Affect Our Survival

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 01:00 PM PDT

It's a given that Earth cannot survive indefinitely, if for no other reason than that the sun will eventually expand and roast the planet. Of course, many scientists believe that by the time that happens, life will have long since disappeared on this planet for other reasons—many of them involving manmade disasters.

Growing Organs in the Lab [w/ Video]

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 12:40 PM PDT

This research isn't something that might happen in the distant future. It's being used today to grow fresh organs, open up new ways to study disease and the immune system, and reduce the need for organ transplants. Organ-farming laboratories are popping up across the planet, and showing impressive results.

Unix is Dead, Long Live Unix

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 12:30 PM PDT

Forty years ago this summer, a programmer sat down and knocked out in one month what would become one of the most important pieces of software ever created.

Do Fish Feel Pain?

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 12:20 PM PDT

Here we go again. There is a new study out that contends fish feel pain.

Top 10 Lists For Everybody! Letterman Renewed Through 2012

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 12:00 PM PDT

Holllywood Reporter - Great news for all the Letterman fans. The agreement will represent a two-year extension on Dave's current contract, which expires in 2010. There are rumors that Dave's might have to take a bit of a pay cut...

Symbiosis [PIC]

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 11:50 AM PDT

When you see it...

Former NIRVANA Bassist Krist Novoselic Runs for Office

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 11:40 AM PDT

"Our friend and columnist Krist Novoselic has announced that his intention to run for the Wahkiakum County clerk. He prefers "Grange Party."

Palm Pre Ripped Open, Costs $170

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 11:30 AM PDT

Most people who hunted down a Palm Pre on Saturday want to actually use the thing, but Rapid Repair and iFixit immediately took the new smartphone apart to find out what's inside.

Wolfram Alpha Releases First Major Update

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 11:20 AM PDT

Here's another thing that'll make Wolfram Alpha more fun than Google (Google reviews): updates. When some aspect of Google's search gets updated, we don't necessarily notice it, and it's not usually easy to make an ordered list of the exact updates that happened.

City Room: Republicans Seize Control of State Senate

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 11:10 AM PDT

Democrats appeared in jeopardy of losing their majority in the State Senate on Monday in what would be a stunning and sudden reversal of fortunes for a party that has controlled the chamber for barely five months.

Story Of How HANGOVER Got Made & It's Based On A Real Person

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 10:50 AM PDT

It all started with Chris Bender who heard the story of how his Hollywood friend went mysteriously missing from his bachelor party in Las Vegas.

Obama Drastically Scales Back Goals For America

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 10:40 AM PDT

After a visit to Denny's, Obama reconsiders his ambitious goals.

Mysterious Inscribed Slate Discovered at Jamestown

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 10:30 AM PDT

Archaeologists in Jamestown, Virginia, have discovered a rare inscribed slate tablet dating back some 400 years, to the early days of America's first permanent English settlement. Both sides of the slate are covered with words, numbers, and etchings of people, plants, and birds that its owner likely encountered in the New World in the early 1600s.

Top 1,300 Public High Schools

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 10:20 AM PDT

Public schools are ranked according to a ratio devised by Jay Mathews: the number of Advanced Placement, Intl. Baccalaureate and/or Cambridge tests taken by all students at a school in 2008 divided by the number of graduating seniors. All of the schools on the list have an index of at least 1.000.

Escapee Gives Glimpse of North Korean Prison Camps

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 10:11 AM PDT

Shin Dong Hyuk had just turned 14 when he was forced to watch the executions of his mother and brother for trying to escape from North Korea's "total control" prison camp No. 14, a Stalinist gulag for political prisoners. His mother was hanged; his brother was shot nine times. At the time, Shin, who was born and raised in the camp, felt no pity.

The Worst Job Ever

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 09:50 AM PDT

Remember that this recession is a global one; be thankful you don't have to deal with this Brazilian man's workload on a daily basis.

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