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Monday, August 24, 2009



No Humans Allowed: Dogs Take Over Boulder Pool

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 04:50 PM PDT

For the annual 'Dog Dayz' at Scott Carpenter Park in Boulder, the rules are flipped: No humans allowed in the water. The six lane, 50-meter pool is all for the dogs through Labor Day.

Attention drug emergencies soar for U.S. kids: report

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 04:50 PM PDT

Calls to poison control centers for U.S. teenagers who have overdosed on attention deficit drugs rose 76 percent over eight years, researchers reported on Monday.

10 Extraordinary and Unique Lakes (Pics)

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 04:40 PM PDT

When a body of water is inland, not part of an ocean, deeper than a pond and fed by a river, it is classified as a lake. Usually created by rifts, tectonic shifts and ongoing glaciations—often found in basins or along mature rivers—they're some of the most beautiful nature-made landmarks on earth.

Grant Money Brings Cell Phones to Africa

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Non-profits like the Grameen Foundation and Kiwanja.net are pumping grant money into projects to bring SMS applications to the developing world. But the ultimate goal, says the Grameen Foundation's David Edelstein, is to prove that there's a market for mobile services in places like Southeast Asia and rural Africa.

Tiny Cell Filaments May Play Key Role in Some Cancers

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Scientists have discovered that a tiny cell filament, formerly regarded as a remnant of evolution, may play a role in some common malignant brain tumors in children. In some cancers, these primary cilia are hijacked in order to keep the cells constantly growing; in other cancers, they're removed to eliminate the "off switch" for cell growth.

Testing dishwashing methods for biggest water waste

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 04:30 PM PDT

The world is facing a water crisis ... but try to get Americans concerned. Here's an experiment to see how much water is consumed using three dishwashing methods: washing in basins filled with soapy water, doing dishes by hand with running water and using a dishwasher. Watch the experiment. The results are startling!

Film Invaders (PIC)

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 04:30 PM PDT

The infographic below visualizes the notable alien films in recent memory, inspired by one of my favorite arcade games. Welcome to earth, mofos!

Climate Bill Could Slash U.S. Fuel Output

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 04:20 PM PDT

U.S. oil refiners could cut output by as much as 25 percent and the nation's reliance on imported refined products could double in the next two decades if the House version of a climate bill becomes law, the American Petroleum Institute said on Monday.

Why Craigslist Is Such a Mess

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Read about the latest Entertainment News on Wired.com, including art, technology, films, animation, music, web video, tv, podcasts, and blogs.

Family Of Dead Man Freaked Out By Gravesite Voodoo Find

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Painful as it is to bury a loved one, at least delivering them to their final resting place should mean not having to worry about them anymore.....

Mailman + Milkman (Unaired Pilot)

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 04:20 PM PDT

So this un-aired/unpicked up pilot clip from Barats and Bereta has hit the web. Lets grassroots this video to popularity and help get them picked up. If you're tired of the same inane BS on TV, help out. Spread it around and digg it up.

Message To Apple Fanboys And Girls From Jason Calacanis

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 04:00 PM PDT


Placebos Are Getting More Effective. Why is This Happening?

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 04:00 PM PDT

It's not that the old meds are getting weaker, drug developers say. It's as if the placebo effect is somehow getting stronger...

AP: U.S. DOJ unit wants CIA abuse cases reopened

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 03:50 PM PDT

". . . The Justice Department's ethics office has recommended that Attorney General Eric Holder reopen and pursue a host of CIA prisoner-abuse cases . . . The recommendation by the Office of Professional Responsibility was recently presented to Holder, the official told The Associated Press. The official spoke on grounds of anonymity . . ."

Chewing Gum Can Improve Memory: Say What?

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 03:50 PM PDT

Chewing gum can make our breath feel minty clean, but do we get any other benefits from chomping on that stick of spearmint? Some research claims that chewing gum can improve recall, memory, and alertness. But some are wondering if false hopes might be gumming up the results.

Space: The Final Junkyard (Graphic)

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 03:40 PM PDT

Space is vast, wondrous and full of beauty. It's also full of rubbish. Our rubbish. Today, it is estimated that over 19,000 objects larger than 10 centimetres in diameter are spinning around around the Earth at speeds of up to 22,000 mph.

Fapping Left and Right in Nebraska (PIC)

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 03:30 PM PDT

Fap fap fap.

The 12 Dumbest Convicted Athletes

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 03:20 PM PDT

#5. Ugueth Urbina "The Squid's" troubles began when he went after five of his farmworkers with a machete and a tank of gasoline.

Life-Saving New Way to Diagnose Skin Cancer, Melanoma

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 03:10 PM PDT

If approved by the FDA -- it has passed phase 3 trials -- a new handheld cancer screening device will revolutionize the way patients are screened for skin cancer. Look for earlier detection and fewer unnecessary biopsies.

13 More Advertisers Dump Glenn Beck, Total Now 33!

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 03:00 PM PDT

Glenn Beck returns to Fox News Channel after a vacation on Monday with fewer companies willing to advertise on his show than when he left, part of the fallout from calling President Barack Obama a racist. A total of 33 Fox advertisers, including Walmart, CVS Caremark, Clorox and Sprint, directed that their commercials not air.

Michael Jackson's death ruled as a homicide

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 02:50 PM PDT

Coroner finds fatal combination of drugs in his system

7 Car Mods That Get 100+ MPG

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 02:50 PM PDT

Hand-built, eco-modified, and wood-powered cars raced this weekend driving 100 miles on just a single gallon of fuel.

Most Patient Sports Reporter In The World (Video)

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Life as a reporter may seem easy at times, but it can also have its rough moments. Being bombarded by college kids, having your chords pulled, getting yelled at by a mother, or even embracing a dry hump are all very real possibilities.

Top 10 Frustratingly Tough Moments in Gaming

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Games can be tough; so infuriatingly tough that you will throw a controller across a room. And in today's generation of wireless controllers, that is a dangerous prospect. This list marks the moments in gaming that had you pulling out all the 1337 skill you could just to beat it.

Collision Course: Views on the Large Hadron Collider

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 02:30 PM PDT

For the last decade 7,000 physicists from more than 80 nations have worked together to complete an instrument - the Large Hadron Collider - that can only be described in superlatives.

Tiger Killed, Skinned Inside Indonesian Zoo

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 02:30 PM PDT

There is no doubt that the killers were professionals because they did their job very cleanly, taking off the skin in the enclosure rather than dragging the 100-kilogram animal out, which could have attracted attention …

Start-Ups Are Poised For Latest Space Race

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 02:20 PM PDT

In America's latest space race, a new breed of scrappy entrepreneurs could be facing off against some of the government's largest, long-established aerospace contractors

Carbon Negative Hemp Walls are 7x Stronger than Concrete

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Developed by U.K.-based Lhoist Group, Tradical Hemcrete is a concrete substitute made from hemp, lime and water. What makes it carbon negative? There is more CO2 locked-up in the process of growing and harvesting of the hemp than is released in the production of the lime binder.

Performing Magic for a Monkey

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Yes, it's the Japanese again. Shimura Zoo's chimpanzee celebrity Pan-kun is shown some magic tricks. It doesn't seem like he was able to pay attention to most of the tricks, but in a few instances he almost appeared to be genuinely surprised by stuff that appeared/disappeared.

20 Great Woody Allen Quotes (Comic Style)

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Twenty excellent Woody Allenisms made better by the comic book form.

Zuckerberg Says Facebook Plans to Boost Staff 50% This Year

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Facebook Inc. plans to expand its staff by as much as 50 percent this year as it benefits from a surplus of engineers amid the recession, Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said. "No one else has been hiring," Zuckerberg, 25, said in an interview. "It's been a great environment for us because the economy has..."

Blizzard Spills More Details on World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 02:00 PM PDT

Blizzard has finally lifted on the veil on the upcoming WoW, and the official information generally confirms and fleshes out the sneak preview from last week. The game engine will be "incrementally" improved; the changes can already be seen in screenshots. The new expansion will feature the corrupted black dragon Deathwing as its principle villain.

An Inside Look at CERN's LHC with Lyn Evans [Video]

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 01:50 PM PDT

Lyn Evans discusses CERN's somewhat troubled history and other scientists' concerns with what might happen with a "successful" collision in this inside look at CERN's Large Hadron Collidor.

Fossils for All: Science Suffers by Hoarding

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 01:30 PM PDT

Paleontologists are overly possessive of human fossils. Science--and the public--suffers as a result.

Company to Recycle 30 Million Old Tires into New Tires

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 01:30 PM PDT

Magnum D'Or, Inc. is buying one of the biggest tire dumps in the world located in Hudson, CO (more than 30 million tires). The company plans to use its next-generation tire recycling facility in Canada to convert the "black gold" into high grade rubber nuggets that could be used in the manufacture of new tires.

Real Reasons for IE 6 Usage

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 01:20 PM PDT

They forgot to add "1 % - Mac fan"

Clippy Finally Messes With the Wrong Word Doc

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 01:20 PM PDT

What everyone would have done to clippy if they were evil enough.

Little-Known Early Roles of Ten Big Stars

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 01:20 PM PDT

Who knew that Benicio del Toro was in Big Top Pee Wee? Obscure first rolesfor these 10 stars.

Nature's Fury and Its Aftermath [PICS]

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 01:10 PM PDT

No matter how far humanity progresses since the days when we rode out storms while huddled, ignorant and terrified, in caves, nature still routinely reminds us that people, buildings, and cities can be overwhelmed, flicked aside, destroyed in an instant.

Amazing Faces Tattooed on Bald Heads [Pics]

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 01:10 PM PDT

They say, a tattoo influences the person's life and fate and reflects his or her personality.And what if one has a face tattooed on his head? Does it mean that that's the reflection of their second self?

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