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Friday, August 21, 2009



Oriole's Game "Shirtless Streaker" Failed challenge

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 05:20 PM PDT

A drunken fan takes a bet from his friends that he can run across the field during the 9th inning of an Orioles game, touch the Southwest sign, and run back and touch his friends hand for $1,000!!! before the cops tackle him!

The smell of death: The dogs have had their day

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 05:10 PM PDT

Analysing the smell of corpses may help to find the dead—and the living.

Mexico Decriminalizes Small-scale Drug Possession

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 04:50 PM PDT

Mexico enacted a controversial law Thursday decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana, cocaine, heroin and other drugs while encouraging free government treatment for drug dependency.

Sheriff reprimands deputies over waitress photo

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 04:50 PM PDT

An embarrassed Sheriff Gary Painter fired one Midland County deputy and suspended three others without pay after a scantily dressed waitress holding a rifle posed for photographs on the hood of a patrol vehicle.

Could Twitter Destroy Hollywood's Marketing Magic?

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 04:30 PM PDT

Will Twitter sink Hollywood marketing by its ability to speed up negative word of mouth about a movie?

Spider startles driver; car crashes into art studio

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Police said that a spider dropped down in front of her as she was parking, startling her and causing her to hit the gas.

Robin Williams Rollercoaster (PIC)

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 04:00 PM PDT

Robin Williams has found huge success on both the big and small screen. Along the way, he's encountered more than a few duds. The following rollercoaster visualizes his career highs and lows.

Seeing the Future of Mapping in Crimespotting

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 04:00 PM PDT

This week Stamen Design released San Francisco Crimespotting. It's a crime map and notification system that allows for time and crime trend analysis. SF Crimespotting has launched just over two years after the release Oakland Crimespotting.

Discovered: Bioluminescent 'Green Bombers' From The Deep Sea

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 04:00 PM PDT

In the latest proof that the oceans continue to offer remarkable findings and much of their vastness remains to be explored, scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and their colleagues have discovered a unique group of worms that live in the depths of the ocean.

Pirate Bay acquisition appears to be unraveling

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 03:40 PM PDT

Questions about the finances of the company bidding to acquire the BitTorrent tracker, as well as those of its CEO, casts doubt on whether the new Pirate Bay will launch anytime soon. Read this blog post by Greg Sandoval on Digital Media.

Josh Zetumer to Write Next Jason Bourne Film

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 03:11 PM PDT

Josh Zetumer has signed on to pen the fourth installment of Universal's "Bourne" movie series, writing what is being described as a parallel script. George Nolfi, who worked on "The Bourne Ultimatum," initially came back for the fourth entry. He also boarded to write and direct "The Adjustment Bureau," an adaptation of a Philip K. Dick short story.

Top 10 Biggest NHL Goalie Bloopers

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 03:11 PM PDT

There is nothing more embarrassing for an NHL goalie than letting a puck by you that has no business getting by you. The 'mental mistakes' as they call them, can cost your team dearly. And they are funny as hell.

Female sticklebacks see through sex displays of flashy males

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 03:00 PM PDT

An investigation into sexual display in sticklebacks illustrates the pitfalls of judging a man by the size of his medallion...

California Spending $216,000 Per Juvenile Inmate

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 03:00 PM PDT

California spends $216,000 annually on each inmate in the juvenile justice system. In contrast, it spends only $8,000 on each child attending the troubled Oakland public school system, according to the Urban Strategies Council.

Negotiators aka Chimpanzees

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 02:32 PM PDT

New research has demonstrated that one of our two closest primate relatives, the chimpanzee can settle conflicts of interest over resources in mutually satisfying ways – even without the social norms of equity, planned strategies of reciprocity, and the complex communication characteristic of human negotiation.

Turning Japanese: Everything WTF [Vid]

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 02:20 PM PDT


10 Beatles Songs We Wish "Rock Band" Included

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 02:20 PM PDT

This week 44 of the 45 tracks off of The Beatles: Rock Band video game have been announced, leaving the mystery 45th track up in the air until the Sept. 9 release. That gives us the chance to play the role of fortune tellers and come up with the 10 Beatles songs we want to see as that final track in the game.

Helicopter Makes Amazing Landing to Rescue Hiker in Utah

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 01:50 PM PDT

Authorities say they have found a hiker who went missing in southern Utah. The Washington County Sheriff's Office said rescuers found 49-year-old Jim Williamson Tuesday in the Red Mountain area near Ivins. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The Salt Lake City man apparently fell off a ledge into a narrow canyon. Rescue crews had to lan

The Best (Free) Seats In The House [Pic]

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 01:31 PM PDT

Brilliant Idea!!! Why pay when you can watch for free.

Tiger Cub - National Geographic Photo of the Day

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 01:31 PM PDT

Tiger Cub Close-Up

New FoxyTunes lets you share on Twitter, Last.fm, Facebook

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 01:00 PM PDT

TwittyTunes is officially a default feature within FoxyTunes! In addition to Twitter there is now support for other major Social Networks.

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm announced

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 12:50 PM PDT

World of Warcraft: Catacylsm has just been officially announced at BlizzCon 2009. This will be WoW's third expansion, and the entire world of Warcraft is being destroyed.

Traffic noise could be ruining sex lives of frogs

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 12:30 PM PDT

"If there are a number of different males calling, the one that sounds the best often gets the girl...You have to be pretty clear about your assets if you're a male frog." ...Generally, if he's putting a lot of energy into calling, if he's calling loudly or quickly or for a long time or all those things combined, it shows he's fit and strong

Amazing: Jon Stewart Grills 'Death Panel' Originator (VID)

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 12:30 PM PDT

Betsy McCaughey, the first who equated end-of-life planning with government-ordered euthanasia, goes on the Daily Show to make her case. Stewart takes her apart.

New Guild Wars 2 Trailer and Screenshots

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 12:30 PM PDT

Much more updated screenshots and trailers from ArenaNet showing off the sequel to their hit game 'Guild Wars'. Check out the screenshots and trailer after the jump.

OpenSUSE Community Konfesses Love For KDE, Makes It Default

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 11:50 AM PDT

The openSUSE community has decided to set KDE as the default desktop environment in the DVD installer but will still allow users to choose alternatives. The move reflects the strong preference for KDE that is shared by a majority of the openSUSE community.

APOD: The Whale and the Hockey Stick

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 11:31 AM PDT

Credit & Copyright: Josef Poepsel, Stefan Binnewies (Capella Observatory) : NGC 4631 is a big beautiful spiral galaxy seen edge-on only 25 million light-years away towards the small northern constellation Canes Venatici.


Posted: 21 Aug 2009 11:20 AM PDT


Grease? New Coating Comes Clean With Water!

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 11:10 AM PDT

A new countertop coating developed by researchers at Purdue University promises that grease stains can be wiped away with plain old water.

Human Sex from the Inside-Out [MRI Video]

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 11:10 AM PDT

Sex as you've never seen it before: the first video of a couple getting it together in an MRI scanner.

74% Of Kids Tenting In Yard Don't Make It Through the Night

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 11:00 AM PDT

Over two months the study documented nearly 18,345 ways in which children, who never suspected a thing until it was too late, met their grisly demise.

Uncouth Facebook postings closing doors for job candidates

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 10:40 AM PDT

More employers than ever are researching job candidates on sites like Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter in order to find out more about their activities and character. And, it turns out, many candidates are doing a great job of showing their potential bosses poor communication skills, inappropriate pictures, and even how many workplace secrets they ca

5 Reasons to Get Excited about Linux on the Netbook

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 10:30 AM PDT

Late last year, we boldly proclaimed that your next computer might be a Linux PC. Thanks to the ever-growing market for the low-end machines dubbed

3,000-year-old Barrel of Butter Found in Irish Bog

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 10:10 AM PDT

An oak barrel, full of butter, estimated to be roughly 3,000 years old and weighing 77 pounds has been found in Gilltown bog, between Timahoe and Staplestown.

10 Horrifying Foods That People Eat Every Day [W/ Pics]

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 09:50 AM PDT

Just because these dishes are celebrated or steeped in tradition, it doesn¹tmake them any easier to stomach.

Study Finds Our Nostrils Share Rivalry in Identifying Smell

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 09:50 AM PDT

"Your nostrils may seem to be a happy pair, working together to pick up scents. However, a study published online on August 20th in Current Biology reveals that there can actually be a kind of rivalry between the two."

Apple reconsidering C64 Emulator for iPhone?

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 09:30 AM PDT

Apple could be reconsidering allowing the C64 Emulator app onto the App Store, following its rejection in June. The developer, Manomio, recently claimed in a tweet that it was contacted by a senior director at Apple and there is "BIG news coming," although further details have not yet been announced.

Solar cell phones take off in developing nations

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 09:22 AM PDT

Peter Gathungu walks more than a mile to a shopping center, where he pays a sizable sum to charge his cell phone. That's because electricity is nonexistent in Gathungu's hometown of Njoro, in northwest Kenya.

Usain Bolt: Factfile

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 09:10 AM PDT

Jamaican Usain Bolt, who smashed the 200 metres world record to win gold at the World Championships, is already a sprinter the world will never forget. Here is a rundown of his rise to fame.

Study Claims Lightning Bolts Can Help Make Artificial Organ

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 09:00 AM PDT

Lightning bolts could help create artificial organs, according to new research. An electrically charged block of plastic gives way to a series of tunnel-carving lightning bolts when a nail is driven into it. Adding human blood vessel cells to the tunnels could create a template upon which an artificial organ could grow.

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