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Tuesday, June 30, 2009



Air Traffic Patterns Now Predict Swine Flu Spread

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 05:20 PM PDT

Countries that received the most airline passengers from Mexico this spring were the most likely to see H1N1 swine flu infection, new research says.

The 6 Best Meals On The Planet (slideshow)

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 05:20 PM PDT

Sometimes a man has to treat himself. He's got to let his belt out, and if his hair weren't so neatly-groomed, he's let it down. When it comes time to do exactly that, pick yourself up off the couch and go get one of the 6 best meals on the planet.

James Franco Goes Apesh*t and Destroys an Apartment (VID)

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 05:10 PM PDT

Proof that you don't want to be around James Franco when he decides to play "baseball." All he needs is 51 seconds and your room will be destroyed.

Tom from MySpace Gets Paid $1 Million to STFU and Stay Home

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 05:10 PM PDT

While MySpace CEO Chris DeWolfe got the firing squad, your default friend Tom only got a knife to the back. Sorta. He was told to never show his face at the office again -- to the tune of $500,000 for the next two years, mind you.

Water Should Be a Human Right

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 05:00 PM PDT

Water, water everywhere, and you're entitled to a drop. As scientists warn that the world's fresh water supplies will soon run critically short, and companies scramble to privatize them, some researchers and activists say water should be considered a basic human right.

Let's Get Sexy with Craig Robinson

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 05:00 PM PDT

Need some advice for your lady? Craig Robinson gets you sexy.

Human-like Vision Lets Robots Navigate Naturally

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 04:50 PM PDT

A robotic vision system that mimics key visual functions of the human brain promises to let robots manoeuvre quickly and safely through cluttered environments, and to help guide the visually impaired.

Sources: Burress, Vick likely to get stiff NFL penalties

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 04:50 PM PDT

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is leaning toward indefinitely suspending former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress and continuing to sideline quarterback Michael Vick(, three sources with knowledge of the situations have indicated. Such moves would be the latest examples of Goodell's tough stance on players embroiled in off-field issues.

The 50 Wealthiest People in The World (MAP)

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 04:50 PM PDT

As denoted by the red arrows, many of these people have seen their wealth drop, but they still seem to be scraping by and meeting their basic survival needs somehow.

Glastonbury 2009 (PICS)

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Over the weekend, appoximately 190,000 people made their way to Worthy Farm in western England to attend the 2009 Glastonbury Festival. Attendees came to see performances at what is billed as "Europe's largest open-air music festival" on many stages over four days - headliners included Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, and a reunited Blur.

In U.S. scandals, wives don't stand by their men

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Standing by your man suddenly seems to be going out of fashion for some American women in the public eye. This month, the wives of at least two famous men caught cheating -- sexually and financially --...

A Tribute To Splendid Half-Assery

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 04:30 PM PDT

There, I Fixed It takes user submissions of the most inspired fixes-and the utter brain farts-and the result is a catalogue of impending disaster that's perfect for a few minutes of cyber-slacking.

Digg Goes to the Source to Avoid Duplicates

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 04:20 PM PDT

You are now show possible duplicate submissions before you even begin the submission process.

Dupe Detection Updates Are Here

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Digg launches dupe detection updates today

Fireworks As Fun As They're Toxic?

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 04:10 PM PDT

Fourth of July fireworks unleash a shower of toxins into the soil and water, and scientists are only beginning to figure out what that means for human health.

"And you are?"

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 04:00 PM PDT


ATM Vendor Halts Researcher’s Black Hat Vulnerability Talk

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 03:50 PM PDT

An ATM vendor has succeeded in getting a security talk pulled from the upcoming Black Hat conference after a researcher announced he would demonstrate a vulnerability in the system.Barnaby Jack, a researcher with Juniper Networks, was to present a demonstration showing how he could "jackpot" a popular ATM brand by exploiting a vulnerability.

World's First Ever Self-Watering Plant Discovered in Israel

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 03:40 PM PDT

Scientists have discovered the world's first 'self-watering' plant in Israel's Negev desert – one of the driest regions on earth.

Bursting soap bubbles Amazing pictures

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 03:30 PM PDT


Map of Elephant DNA Reveals Trail of Ivory Smugglers

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 03:20 PM PDT

Scientists have used a revolutionary genetic technique to pinpoint the area of Africa where smugglers are slaughtering elephants to feed the worldwide illegal ivory trade.

Pirate Bay’s Peter Sunde Discusses the Site’s Future

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 03:10 PM PDT

On the day that The Pirate Bay announced that they will be sold to a commercial company for $7.8 million, Tomas Wennström secured an audio interview with TPB spokesman Peter Sunde. The interview is of great interest but raises even more questions as shockwaves continue through the P2P community.

Toddler survives Yemenia Airbus crash

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 03:10 PM PDT

A toddler has been found alive amid the debris of a passenger jet that crashed into the Indian Ocean early Tuesday with 153 people on board, officials said.

Crazy Japanese Toys

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 03:00 PM PDT

No one does weird toys like Japan does weird toys… from presidential action figures to toilet training tigers, we've found the strangest and most bizarre Japanese toys ever.

Microsoft Pushes IE8 With Ads That Are Actually Funny

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 03:00 PM PDT

Online-only ad campaign uses Superman and vomit to urge users to "browser better."

10 mistakes new Linux administrators make

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 03:00 PM PDT

"If you're new to Linux, a few common mistakes are likely to get you into trouble. Learn about them up front so you can avoid major problems as you become increasingly Linux-savvy..."

Vince Carter Ecstatic to Leave Floundering Nets & Join Magic

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 02:50 PM PDT

He's going home to Orlando, where he lives year round, and leaving a team that seems more concerned with cutting costs than being competitive. Can Vince Carter finally shed label of not enough of a leader or "winner" to help Magic to NBA title?

Bizarre Beauty Rituals Around the World (Map)

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 02:50 PM PDT

Check out strange-but-true beauty trends and treatments from China's cupping acupuncture to Chile's snail secretions. Scroll over the targets to read about each ritual.

Can American Farms Make Bamboo the Next Big Cash Crop?

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Bamboo has come into vogue as a sustainable resource. But until now, almost all of the bamboo in products sold here has come from overseas. That could change soon, as new planting techniques lead to millions of new acres of bamboo in the American South.

Apple Endorses Energy-Saving Universal Phone Charger for EU

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 02:30 PM PDT

The European Commission (EC) announced today that the iPhone maker is one of 10 mobile phone companies will support micro-USB chargers in an attempt to curb electronic waste. Apple's involvement in the scheme comes as a surprise, as they were noticeably absent from an announcement at Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona earlier this year.

22 More iPhone 3.0 Features You May Not Know

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 02:30 PM PDT

How to use 22 more cool hidden features of the recently released iPhone OS 3.0.

6 New Personality Disorders Caused by the Internet

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 02:30 PM PDT

We're thinking it's time they updated the psychological diagnostic manuals with this list of new disorders that only seem to kick in once the person opens a web browser.

"Shock the Web" with Firefox 3.5!

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Stadium "wave" meets Twitter... it's the Shiretoko Shock! What are you going to say at 3:50pm?

By golly, he's right... they *are* whiter!

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 02:20 PM PDT


Drugs should be legalised, says Latin Amer. drug commission

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Marijuana and cocaine for personal use should be decriminalised because the "war on drugs" has been a disaster, according to some of Latin America's most powerful politicians and writers.The current international policy on drugs encourages corruption and violence that is threatening democracy throughout the continent, according to the former...

He bite me in my ........ [Video]

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 02:20 PM PDT


Lost Wallet Returns After 63 Years

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Bill Fulton doesn't remember losing his wallet, but getting it back more than 60 years later helped him remember the past.

McCain adviser called Palin 'Little Shop of Horrors'

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Exposed: Advisers now feeling "survivor's guilt" about picking Sarah Palin, who they admit was unqualified, for the Republican vice presidential nomination. According to the article, Palin was "unwilling" or "unable" to prepare for her interview with Katie Couric, instead obsessed with a questionnaire for her local Alaska newspaper.

Will A Legal Pirate Bay Thrive? (Hint: No)

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 02:10 PM PDT

New owners plan to transform the controversial torrent site into a legitimate business, but they're likely to face an uphill battle.

TED: Arthur Benjamin Does "Mathemagic" And Shows You How

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 02:10 PM PDT

In a lively show, mathemagician Arthur Benjamin races a team of calculators to figure out 3-digit squares, solves another massive mental equation and guesses a few birthdays. How does he do it? He'll tell you.

Hybrid Electric Scooter Runs On Anything That Burns

Posted: 30 Jun 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Segway inventor Dean Kamen is developing a hybrid electric scooter that can run on almost anything that burns.

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