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Monday, August 3, 2009



Artificial Sperm Not So Hot

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 04:50 PM PDT

Three weeks ago we told you of the brouhaha surrounding researchers in England who announced they'd created sperm from human stem cells. Critics at the time sniffed to reporters that the would-be sperm-makers were over-claiming. That the wiggling cells in a dish indeed had tails, but there was no proof ...

DIY Eee Keyboard is big, beautiful, and highly coveted

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 04:40 PM PDT

The ASUS Eee Keyboard is thin, sleek, and has a touchscreen pad. This do-it-yourself is bulky, uses a green backlight, and has instead a wireless mouse and numpad.

Sanyo Praying Area Man Doesn't Send In Rebate Form

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 04:30 PM PDT

Following Dayton, OH resident David Cinelli's purchase of a CLT-A230M cordless phone from his local Best Buy, electronics manufacturer Sanyo was plunged into chaos Monday over fears that Cinelli might attempt to redeem the $40 rebate coupon that came with the phone.

Monster Hunter 3 revitalises Wii sales in Japan

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Monster Hunter 3 sold over half a million copies this week in Japan and roughly tripled Wii hardware sales - it will be the first third party million seller on a Nintendo console in Japan since the SNES in 1996!

Hells Angels History of Tattoos Leather & Thundering Harleys

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 04:10 PM PDT

A tide of tattoos, leather and thousands of thundering Harleys will surge… Despite its fame and long history, there is much about the Angels that remains shrouded in mystery….

8 Multiplayer Weapons That Grind Gamers' Gears

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 03:50 PM PDT

Sometimes in games we encounter things we don't like. Walls, chocobos, annoying town folk are all examples of things we like to avoid. But in this too evolved world of online multiplayer, it's getting more and more difficult to avoid the things that grind our gears and still have a quality gaming experience.

Epic Neighbor Lawn Chair War Continues [Insane Emails]

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 03:41 PM PDT

Battle between neighbors over lawn chairs refuses to die. Here, a new chain of emails (w/link to earlier ones, previously posted). One guy obsessed with his neighbor's lawn chairs is near-crazy. His neighbor is frustrated but funny as hell, & and seems happy to escalate things.

The safety inadequacies of India's fast breeder reactor

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 03:10 PM PDT

India's Department of Atomic Energy plans to build a large fleet of fast breeder nuclear reactors in the coming years. However, many other countries that have experimented with fast reactors have shut down their programs due to technical and safety difficulties. The Indian prototype is similarly flawed, inadequately protected against...

Intel confirms bug in new SSDs, halts shipments

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 03:10 PM PDT

Intel today admitted that its latest line of consumer SSDs suffers from data corruption issues related to setting up a BIOS drive password. The flaw can disable the drive and make data on it inaccessible.

Alex Ovechkin's Game Preparation: Have Sex

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 03:01 PM PDT

In America, journalists are crucified for asking Heisman Trophy winners about their sexual behavior. In Russia ... well, just look at the screen capture from Russia Today's most recent chat with Washington Capitals superstar Alexander Ovechkin.

Hated Real Estate Blogger Now Living in Van Panning for Gold

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 03:01 PM PDT

Meet Casey Serin, a poster child of the subprime real-estate disaster. His notorious blog iamfacingforeclosure.com, documented his unceasing failure, a reliable lightning rod for supporters and "haterz." Now the 27-year-old guy is divorced and living in a van.

Man Running After Bus Delights Bus Occupants - The Onion

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 03:01 PM PDT

Passengers aboard a northbound number 67 bus were reportedly filled with delight and joy Monday as they watched a fellow resident run helplessly after the rapidly departing vehicle.

New Anti-Obama 'Joker' Posters Start Popping Up in LA

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 02:40 PM PDT

A new poster depicting President Obama as a version of Heath Ledger's Joker character in The Dark Knight has appeared in Los Angeles, according to rightwing sources. Blog posters to such online sites as American Thinker and Tammy Bruce are predictably in the throes of political orgasm.

6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Baja California

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 02:40 PM PDT

A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Baja California in Mexico on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

A Whale of a Controversy (PICS)

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Japan's dolphin-hunting industry gets skewered in The Cove, a just-released documentary by director Louie Psihoyos. But after this year's setbacks at the International Whaling Commission's annual meeting, dolphins aren't the only marine mammals that are in trouble. Warning: some of these pictures are pretty graphic.

Using Photosynthesis to Combat Climate Change

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 02:40 PM PDT

New farming techniques can boost crop yields while enabling plants to store carbon and helping curb climate change.

Studies: Millions of U.S. kids lack Vitamin D

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Millions of U.S. children have disturbingly low Vitamin D levels, possibly increasing their risk for bone problems, heart disease, diabetes and other ailments, according to two new studies.

New vaccine could save bees from devastating disorder

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Scientists have developed a revolutionary new drug that could solve the problem of Colony Collapse Disorder, the disturbing syndrome that has been wiping out bee communities and threatening agricultural production all over the world.

Kenyan Birth Certificate: Obama Birthers Latch On To Forgery

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 02:30 PM PDT

"Before, they said, 'You don't have anything backing your claims,'" Taitz explained. "Now I have something. In fact, I have posted on the Internet more than Obama has. My birth certificate actually has signatures."Karl Rove responded to the circulation of the new paper on Twitter, saying "I believe this is likely a forgery."

Phelps closes worlds in Rome with 5th gold medal

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Michael Phelps had every reason to be satisfied after the Beijing Olympics. Yet he kept insisting there was more to do in the pool.

Top 10 Reporters vs. Hurricanes Scenes (Video)

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Hurricane season is a time to board up the house, gather emergency supplies, and gear up to watch meteorologists do ill-advised live reporting. While we sit in the house, these reporters are going against the mother nature to update us with the most recent news. But later in time, some of these might be really funny to watch.

Britain To Put CCTV Cameras Inside Private Homes

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 02:01 PM PDT

British authorities' love of surveillance and snooping is obvious, but the governments latest plan: to install Orwell's telescreens in 20,000 homes is just crazy.

Kindle Users Sue Amazon Over Deleted Orwell Book

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 02:00 PM PDT

Two Kindle users have filed a class-action lawsuit against Amazon after the company remotely deleted copies of George Orwell's "1984" from their e-readers.

Google reveals plans for Chrome cloud synchronization

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 01:50 PM PDT

Google has revealed plans to build a sync service for its Chrome Web browser that will initially support bookmark synchronization, with plans to add other browser data in the future. The code will arrive this week and a test build could be made available later this month.

Can Life on Earth Escape the Swelling Sun?

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 01:40 PM PDT

The impending doom is more dire than any fictional villain could ever wish upon a world. Yet the planet need not perish if future civilizations can somehow move Earth out beyond the danger zone. Barring that, a clever escape plan might prove useful.

Apple Tablet Prototype is Real, Nov. Launch Expected

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Apple's rumored tablet device is reportedly going to be announced as early as September and be in Apple Store's by November in time for Christmas.

The 11 Most Disturbingly Adult Scenarios in '90s Cartoons

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 01:40 PM PDT

From the blatant seduction of a dog by an older frog to the horrible consequences when Captain Planet tries to fight the drug war.

HBO Renews 'Hung,' 'True Blood,' 'Entourage'

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 01:40 PM PDT

HBO announced the renewal of its entire summer original programming lineup, ordering another round of freshman comedy "Hung," veteran comedy "Entourage" and hit vampire drama "True Blood."

Paris Hilton Announces She's Smart, Fails at Talking

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 01:40 PM PDT

In a recent Access Hollywood interview, Ms. Hilton made a shocking revelation: She's actually been, like, super-smart all along!

Cities From Space (w/ PICS)

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 01:00 PM PDT

Stunning pictures taken from the International Space Space...

Best G.I. Joe Commercials Of All Time

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 12:50 PM PDT


Earth is Running Out of Helium [VID]

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 12:50 PM PDT

Science Comedian Brian Malow discovers that the second most abundant element in the universe has become rare on Earth. Enjoy birthday balloons while you can!

Happy Birthday Game Boy, You Murderer

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 12:50 PM PDT

And you will know him by the trail of the dead he leaves.

Woman Demands Refund for Vacation Spoiled by Naked Girls

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 12:50 PM PDT

"A Serbian woman is demanding a full refund of her Greek vacation, not because of bed bugs or a noisy room, but because their room was next to a room occupied by 2 girls enjoying themselves on their balcony (naked)."

Worst. List. Ever.: Best Comic Book Guy Lines (+Vid)

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 12:40 PM PDT

Over the years, Comic Book Guy has emerged as the prototypical pop-culture geek. He's frequently rude and insulting to others who can't match his knowledge of obscure trivia and old Star Trek episodes. He bleeds the comic book-loving children of Springfield dry, capping each transaction with a snarky remark.

Guy Builds Engine That Runs On Mountain Dew

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 12:30 PM PDT

Inventor Paul Patone has created the GEET (Global Environmental Energy Technology) Fuel Processor. A mod that allows you to run your car on about 80% water. Or on soda pop.

6 Reasons Your House Won't Sell

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 12:30 PM PDT

With a strong buyers' market in place, many sellers are bound to be disappointed as buyers skip over their homes for others nearby.

Mastering CSS: Styling Design Elements

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 12:10 PM PDT

And CSS isn't nearly as tricky as some people tend to believe. Below are fresh tips and techniques for creating and styling design elements with CSS.

Giants WR Burress indicted on two criminal gun charges

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 12:00 PM PDT

Former New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress was indicted on two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in second degree and one count of reckless endangerment in the secnd degree. Giants LB Antonio Pierce was not indicted by the grand jury.

12 Comic Con Costume Fails

Posted: 03 Aug 2009 12:00 PM PDT

We've seen some amazing costumes from Comic Con, as well as some... not so amazing ones.

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