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Tuesday, June 16, 2009



Breastfeeding May Boost Grades

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 05:00 PM PDT

Breastfeeding was associated with an increase in high school grade point average and an increase in the odds of attending college, according to a study published in the Journal of Human Capital.

Blue butterfly colonies thriving

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 05:00 PM PDT

"The restoration of the large blue butterfly to Britain is a remarkable success story, illustrating the power of ecological research to reverse damaging environmental changes..."It is, moreover, a tribute to the dedication of many practical conservationists who have skilfully recreated its specialised habitat in our countryside."

Phelps lands first sponsor since infamous bong photo

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 04:50 PM PDT

Michael Phelps is set to announce his first endorsement since the furor over the photo began. Phelps and H20 Audio are entering a multiyear partnership for the company's line of waterproof sports headphones and accessories.

Great To See You Feat. Will Arnett, Amy Poehler, Peter Seraf

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 04:50 PM PDT

It's nice to bump into someone you haven't seen for a while.

The 100 Most Beautiful Words in the English Language

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Here are the 100 most beautiful words in English. How do we know we have the most beautiful? They were chosen by Dr. Goodword (Robert Beard), who has been making dictionaries, creating word lists, and writing poetry for 40 years.

Adobe challenges Google Docs with launch of Acrobat.com

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Adobe has launched its next salvo in the SaaS battle, creating a suite of online document creation and collaboration tools. Leveraging its AIR framework and Flash for a rich interface, the tools can replace traditional office suites—but overall, the tools don't seem quite ready for prime time.

This is the most depressing thing I've ever seen [Pic]

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 04:40 PM PDT


Frog expert's name honored with 2" penis-shaped mushroom

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 04:30 PM PDT

A bizarre African mushroom that triggers snarky laughter and double-entendre jokes, has brought dubious fame to an eminent Bay Area botanist and his colleague working on a tiny cluster of African islands far older than Darwin's fabled Galápagos. The fungus, a new plant species called Phallus dreweseii, is named for herpetologist Robert Drewes.

Man Conquers Fear of Flying by Spending 30 Days on AirTran

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 04:30 PM PDT

Mark Malkoff is scared of flying. Or was. He's halfway through a 30 day stayaboard AirTran planes in an effort to conquer his fear of flying. How fardoes his dedication extend? He's "showering" in the freaking lavatory.

Jon Stewart On Iran Elections: Ahmadinejad Is Bats**t Insane

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 04:30 PM PDT

Who wants to argue with that?

Barcodes could reveal your food's credentials

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 04:21 PM PDT

WHERE does your food come from? A few years ago, most consumers were satisfied with a sticker showing the country of origin. But concerns about fair trade and the environment, as well as food safety, are now driving a wave of projects aimed at tracking food from farm to shopping basket.

Vampires Rule: TRUE BLOOD Most-Watched HBO Show In 2 Years

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 04:21 PM PDT

Hollywood Reporter- HBO's second season premiere of "True Blood" earned a series record-setting 3.7 million viewers, making it was the most-watched program on the network since "The Sopranos" finale two years ago.

Facebook Chat: 1 BILLION Messages Sent Per Day

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 04:21 PM PDT

Facebook launched its own IM system, FbChat, back in April 2008. Since then, it's been working hard on adding features: It arrived on mobile phones last year, added friend lists in May and even has been experimenting with video chat. Now, it looks like that work is paying off in a big way.

Federal Reserve to Gain power under Obama plan

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 04:21 PM PDT

The Federal Reserve, already arguably the most powerful agency in the U.S. government, will get sweeping new authority to regulate any company whose failure could endanger the U.S. economy and markets under the Obama administration's regulatory overhaul plan.

Top Blockbuster Video Games Face Off (Flipbook)

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 04:10 PM PDT

Some of the biggest names in video games placed in head to head battles, from Beatles Rock Band to Madden, see which of your favorites will come out on top.

Why Facebook Turned Down Millions To Give Away Vanity URLs

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 04:00 PM PDT

We heard that instead of giving Vanity URLs away for free, like it did last weekend, Facebook originally planned to auction them off to the highest bidder. Now a Facebook spokesperson tells us it's true.

15 Free Awesome Social Bookmark Icons Sets

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 04:00 PM PDT

In this article author going to present you 15 free Social Icons Sets that you can use for your blog for bookmarking. These Icons are free.

Stunning Shot of Colorful Jellyfish (PIC)

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 03:50 PM PDT

Sparkling like underwater fireworks, this six-inch-wide (15 centimeters) Olindias jellyfish at California's Monterey Bay Aquarium displays an extravagantly curled and colored armament of tentacles loaded with stinging cells. Click to enlarge... (Photo: Frans Lanting)

World's first face transplant patient dies

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 03:50 PM PDT

A 30-year-old French burn victim who received the world's first face and double-hand transplant has died of cardiac arrest during a follow-up operation.

March of the killer robots

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 03:50 PM PDT

The development of mechanical soldiers and remote-controlled tanks and planes is changing war for ever - but the moral consequences have often been overlooked.

Troy McClure: The Simpsons' Most Underrated Quote King

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 03:40 PM PDT

You may remember this Simpsons regular from such memorable quotes as these.

Airline Activities: The 2009 In-Flight Entertainment Report

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 03:40 PM PDT

2009 has been the year when the US Domestic air carriers have really begun to step up their in-flight entertainment systems. We are no longer in the post-WWII era where airlines can cling to an occasional projector movie during longer flights. Here is a look at what each airline has to offer.

NASA ready to explode one of the coolest space missions ever

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 03:40 PM PDT

In an unprecedented scientific endeavor — and what may be one of the coolest space missions ever — NASA is preparing to fly a rocket booster into the moon, triggering a six-mile-high explosion that scientists hope will confirm the presence of water.

How To Use The Best 40 Features of iPhone 3.0

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 03:30 PM PDT

The new iPhone operating system, iPhone OS 3.0, which is coming out Wednesday June 17th, gives the iPhone tons of new features. While some of them are brand new, others are just small little additions which change the way you iPhone. The following list details every cool new feature and describes exactly how to use each one.

Jason Jones to Report from Iran All Next Week

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 03:30 PM PDT

If you've been watching The Daily Show in recent days, you've caught a few glimpses of Jason Jones's trip to Iran. Well, starting next Monday, you're in for an entire week of reports from Persia with Jason Jones in Iran: Access of Evil.

G.M. Sells Saab to Swedish Sports Car Company

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 03:30 PM PDT

General Motors announced that it had reached a tentative agreement to sell its Swedish unit, Saab Automobile, to a consortium led by the sports car maker Koenigsegg Automotive.

The Mouse that Roared

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 03:20 PM PDT


'Lost' Ending Will Be Very Sad, Info On Next Season

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 03:10 PM PDT

Matthew Fox plays Dr. Jack Shepard on "Lost," and as the sexiest and most important character (sorry, Sawyer) on the show, he's the only actor so far to have learned how the series will end at the conclusion of Season 6. And he makes it sound pretty good.

Michael J. Fox is Alex P. Keaton ... and Satan

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 03:00 PM PDT

A preacher thankfully warns us of the evils of Michael J. Fox, Kenny Loggins and many more of the devil's hands.

MySpace Slashes 30% of Staff: Is the End Near?

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 02:50 PM PDT

MySpace, once the undisputed leader in social networking and the most popular topic on Mashable, announced it is cutting nearly 30% of its staff today.

12 of America's Deadliest Unmanned Killing Machines

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 02:50 PM PDT

These 12 machines were purpose-built to kill and destroy while saving American lives in the process. It may be an ugly idea, but it works.

The Best Illustrations of Street Fighter's Ryu

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 02:40 PM PDT


Daily Show Pwned CNN on Iran

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Comedy Central's not tooting their own horn here or anything ... Andrew Sullivan said that someone else said it first. Basically, the Daily Show has treated the Iran elections as if they were ... well, news.

3 Seconds and 50 Pounds of Hula Hoops and You're in History

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 02:20 PM PDT

107 hula hoops twisting around Aleysa Gulevich's body for 3 seconds is all she needed to break into the Guinness Book of World Records. The beautiful and supposedly ageless Russian circus girl prides herself on her talent and started very young. She has held the title before, but will obviously do anything to keep it in her name.

The Greatest NFL Players That Never Won a Super Bowl

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 02:10 PM PDT

These are some of the greatest players that the NFL has ever witnessed. Besides their great abilities & personal success, these players have something else in common - a gigantic void in their career resumes. This void is caused by an inability to win the biggest game of the year: The Super Bowl.....

Gymnast Shawn Johnson Euthanized After Breaking Leg

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 02:00 PM PDT

The onion does it again!

Protesters plan more mass rallies in Iran

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 02:00 PM PDT

Iranian demonstrators called for more mass protests on Tuesday, a day after Islamic militiamen killed a man during a march by tens of thousands against a presidential election they say was rigged.

Germany is on the verge of censoring its Internet

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 01:50 PM PDT

Germany is on the verge of censoring its Internet: The government – a grand coalition between the German social democrats and conservative party – seems united in its decision: On Thursday the parliament is to vote on the erection of an internet censorship architecture.

College Baseball Fans Not Used To Being On TV

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Mike Irwin of KFSM in Fayetteville would just like to talk about Arkansas baseball, but some slack-jawed SEC fans just can't resist a chance to be on the teevee.

ISP Ordered To Hand Over Records of Pirate Customers

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 01:30 PM PDT

Several studios are currently taking legal action against Australian ISP iiNet. They accuse iiNet of failing to take steps to stop its subscribers from sharing files by disconnecting them from the Internet. Now iiNet has been ordered to hand over the personal details and logs relating to twenty alleged pirates, to anti-piracy group AFACT.

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