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Tuesday, August 25, 2009



Sleeping Friend + Paint Ball Gun + Shot in Nuts = Pain (vid)

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 05:20 PM PDT

A guy uses his paintball gun to ambush a sleeping buddy.

When Toys Become Movies [PIC]

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 05:20 PM PDT

It looks like the trend of making toys into movies isn't slowing down anytime soon. So get used to it and know your history. Here's a look back at some of the most notable films in movie history that were based on products.

Principal from "Saved by the Bell" releases karaoke album

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 05:20 PM PDT

Dennis Haskins, A.K.A. "Mr. Belding" from the popular television series "Saved By The Bell," is set to release a one-of-a-kind, first ever celebrity CD/DVD karaoke package on September 1, 2009 titled "Karaoke With Your Favorite Principal Dennis Haskins A.K.A. 'Mr. Belding.'"

College Basketball's Top 10 Coaching Scandals

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 05:10 PM PDT

There was a time when any college basketball coach would have been honored to earn a mention in the company of Jim Harrick, Jim O'Brien or Kelvin Sampson -- accomplished men with NCAA Final Four appearances on their resumes. This is not one of those times.

U.S. bans expanded commercial fishing in the Arctic

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 05:10 PM PDT

In an attempt to head off a major commercial fishing march into the Arctic, the Obama administration has declared a moratorium on expanded fishing in the still-uncharted waters of the far north, a move which as the nearly unprecedented support of both conservationists and the fishing industry.

Bee genome gives killer clue to colony collapse disorder

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 05:00 PM PDT

A comparison of bees sampled before and after mystery die-off finds distinct genetic differences.

Chuck Norris was Here

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 05:00 PM PDT


Cracking GSM Phone Crypto Via Distributed Computing

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 05:00 PM PDT

If you are using a GSM phone (AT&T or T-Mobile in the U.S.), you likely have a few more months before it will be easy for practically anyone to spy on your communications.

Will the Trabi, East Germany's Clunker, Make a Comeback?

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 04:50 PM PDT

Don't laugh, the car once reviled as a symbol of socialist dysfunction may be coming back as an environmentalist's dream ride

12 most expensive wedding crooners

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 04:40 PM PDT

How much would it would cost to hire your favourite act for your wedding?

Microsoft sucks at Photoshop

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 04:30 PM PDT

The images speak for themselves.

Digg Dialogg With Timothy Geithner

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 03:51 PM PDT

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is interviewed by Deputy Managing Editor Alan Murray using questions submitted and voted on by the Digg community in partnership with The Wall Street Journal.

Maserati Resurrects the Convertible: 2010 GranCabrio

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 03:40 PM PDT

We've been waiting several years for Maserati to bring a convertible back to the market, and the company has announced it will finally unveil the new car at the Frankfurt Motor Show on September 15.

Amazing New Way To Create / Regenerate Drinking Water

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 03:40 PM PDT

Eco-thinkers have come up with an amazing new way to create drinking water - by putting plants in the bottom of a shower. These plants have been proven to be able to remove the chemicals from your shampoo. Using a natural filtering principle called phyto-purification, the bathroom becomes a mini-eco-system by recycling and regenerating the water.

Two Girls, One-Up (PIC

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 03:10 PM PDT


More than 10% of U.S. Population is on Food Stamps (GRAPHIC)

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 02:50 PM PDT

The number of Americans who receive assistance from the government in the form of food stamps continues to rise—the total number of food stamp recipients is now up to more than 10 percent of the total population.

Whatever Happened to Vince Young?

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 02:50 PM PDT

He was one of the great college football players in recent history. Athletic, charismatic, a star beloved in Texas. Today he's a shell -- he's considered quitting, then promised he'd be a Super Bowl winner, now...he's barely visible and simply a bad, lost quarterback.

Extrasolar Planets at Full Tilt!

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Call them the wrong-way planets. Several giant, extrasolar planets, all residing within sizzling distance of their parent stars, have orbits so tilted that the planets travel backward relative to their parent stars' rotation, a flurry of new studies reveals. The misalignments attest to rough-and-tumble histories and may suggest that life flourished

Australians Develop World's Most Efficient Solar Cell

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 02:10 PM PDT

The race for the world's most efficient solar power cell is forever played out in fractions of percentages. The latest victory comes from scientists at the University of New South Wales in Australia, who have concocted a multi-cell combination that converts 43% of sunlight into electricity, besting the previous record of 42.7%!

The anti-Twitter: New site requires 1,400-character MINIMUM

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 01:50 PM PDT

For anyone who complains that Twitter posts are too short to be meaningful, we present you with Twitter's exact opposite: Woofer.

Online Encyclopedia of Life reaches 150,000 species

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 01:41 PM PDT

The Encyclopedia of Life, an online project launched in 2007 with the aim of creating a webpage on every known animal and plant species, has reached 150,000 entries in its second year.

Dem Bums! Classic Dodgers Memories @LIFE (21 PICS)

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 01:41 PM PDT

Ebbets Field was the beloved home of the Brooklyn Dodgers, who were affectionately tagged with the nickname 'Dem Bums' when the franchise fell on hard times in the 1930's...

The art of hiding [Pic]

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 01:30 PM PDT


YouTube Extends Revenue Program To Anyone With A Viral Video

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 01:20 PM PDT

Over a year and a half ago, YouTube launched a new Partner Program that allowed some of its most prolific and popular content ...

New Research Examines How Career Dreams Die

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 01:20 PM PDT

A new study shows just what it takes to convince a person that he isn't qualified to achieve the career of his dreams.

What Every American Should Know About the IG Torture Report

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 01:20 PM PDT

The Report highlights how depraved were the interrogation practices - and how unjust it is to immunize U.S. leaders.

100 Years of Special Effects

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 01:10 PM PDT


Global starvation imminent as US faces crop failure

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 01:10 PM PDT

The world faces "mass starvation" following North America's next major crop failure. And it could even happen before year's end. So says Don Coxe, one of the world's leading experts on agricultural commodities. Farmers are still reeling from the global economic meltdown, have consequently curtailed their output, and will not be able to keep up.

Making Babies in Space May Be Harder Than It Sounds

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 12:50 PM PDT

Experimental mouse breeding in a near-zero-gravity space simulation suggests making babies is best left to Earthlings. According to Japanese biologists, defects in their microgravity embryos suggest that "fertilization can occur normally" in space, but standard Earth gravity may be needed for embryo development.

Google Maps Adds Traffic Conditions to Major Roads

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 12:20 PM PDT

Google's displayed traffic information for major interstates and freeways for years, but starting today, the popular web-based mapping application adds traffic conditions for arterial roads—that is, heavily trafficked roads. Even better: It works with Google Maps on your cellphone.

The SCO zombie wins one

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 12:20 PM PDT

SCO, Linux's decrepit enemy, won a minor victory in court, but there's no SCO left to follow-up on it.

Meth Ring Used Superman Comics To Launder Profits

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 12:20 PM PDT

Authorities busted a massive Colorado meth ring and found approximately 100 boxes of comics, including first-edition Batmans and Supermans in plastic sheaths to protect their value. The stash was worth 500K.

Battle of the Self-Mutilating Amphibians

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 12:20 PM PDT

In one corner, we have the "hairy" frog, Trichobatrachus robustus, hailing from Cameroon. In the other corner, meet the Spanish ribbed newt, Pleurodeles waltl, hailing from the Iberian peninsula. Which skin-busting, bone-poking amphibian will win the PopSci deathmatch?

Why AT&T can't keep up with iPhone data demand

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 12:20 PM PDT

Simply put, AT&T's network is so vast and the process of upgrading and adding equipment so complex that it's impossible for the telecom giant to move quickly. Yes, it's done what it can in adding capacity and switching on a new radio frequency that improves signals inside buildings. But is it enough?

How To Control A Nation.. (Pic)

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 12:00 PM PDT


Dear Starbucks - A Funny Letter

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 12:00 PM PDT

A concerned patron of Starbucks writes a funny letter to the coffee giant about why you shouldn't place a mirror on the opposing wall of the toilet.

Video: The first (televised) kiss between robots

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 12:00 PM PDT

Theatrical bots "Thomas" and "Janet" -- who look complex enough to do non-theatrical work too -- have been smacking lips since a December 2008 production of Phantom of the Opera in Taiwan, but only now has video evidence of their deviant activities surfaced on the interwebs.

Chunk of Cheese Lost in Space

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 11:40 AM PDT

Cambridge University's student Spaceflight Society has come to the help of the West Country Cheesemakers who lost contact with a chunk of cheese they launched into space.

Chicago Vice: Crime, Corruption, and Crooked Characters

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 11:20 AM PDT

Crime, corruption, and crooked characters.

South Korea satellite fails to enter correct orbit

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 11:20 AM PDT

South Korea's first rocket blasted into space today just months after its rival North Korea drew international ire for its own launch.A problem quickly surfaced, however, when space officials said that an initial investigation showed that the satellite the rocket was carrying apparently failed to enter its intended orbit.

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