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Thursday, August 27, 2009



Awesome Photo Manipulations by Jan Oliehoek

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 05:10 PM PDT

Jan Oliehoek is a photo manipulator now located in Leiden, Netherlands. Jan's works always surprise people by showing unexpected and interesting combinations. Here are some awesome photo manipulations collection from him.

Brain Facts: A Primer on the Brain & Nervous System

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 05:00 PM PDT

It sets humans apart from all other species by allowing us to achieve the wonders of walking on the moon and composing masterpieces of literature, art, and music. The human brain — a spongy, three-pound mass of fatty tissue — has been compared to a telephone switchboard and a supercomputer.

Bacon-Flavored Vodka: What's Next? Eggs Bourbon?

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 05:00 PM PDT

The idea for bacon vodka belongs exclusively to Seattle-based Black Rock Spirits, and it has become an inspiration to bartenders all across that city to concoct cocktails that reflect a love of all thinks pork.

Should Two-Face & The Joker Return In Batman 3?

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 04:50 PM PDT

Out of hundreds of recent comments left by Batman fans on Screenrant.com, two clear points of debate raged longest and hardest throughout the thread of discussion. After seeing the sparks of that debate, we thought it only fitting that we should fan it into a brush fire. So, without further ado: Should Two-Face & The Joker Return in Batman 3?

Amazing Video of Kevin Rose Smacking a Fan!!

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 04:40 PM PDT

You have to see this. Diggnation host Kevin Rose hits a squishy ball with a golf club, and it smacks right into a fan's forehead - who happens to be filming the whole thing. LPGA tour hottie Anna Rawson tries to give Kevin Lessons, but he ends up just wailing on the thing. WOW!

More than 66% of Social Network Users Vulnerable to Attack

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 04:40 PM PDT

NEW YORK Sure everyone is Tweeting, friending one another on Facebook and getting LinkedIn, but at what cost? A survey released today by the CMO Council and security software maker AVG found that less than a third of social community members are taking steps to prevent cyber attacks.

30 Most Hilarious License Plates

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Hilarious collection of the funniest license plates from across the country.

British Knife Control [pic]

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 04:30 PM PDT


'Nowcasts' give thunderstorm early warning

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 04:20 PM PDT

A technique that borrows ideas from cyclone prediction will soon be used in Australia to better forecast the movement of thunderstorms.

Happy 150th Birthday Oil! So Long and Thanks for the Modern

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 04:10 PM PDT

One hundred and fifty years ago on August 27, Colonel Edwin L. Drake sunk the very first well that produced flowing petroleum.

More "Evidence" of Intelligent Design Shot Down By Science

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 03:51 PM PDT

Intricate cellular components are often cited as evidence of intelligent design. They couldn't have evolved, I.D. proponents say, because they can't be broken down into smaller, simpler functional parts. They are irreducibly complex, so they must have been intentionally designed, as is, by an intelligent entity. But new research....

Holographic GPU renders at near real-time speeds

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 03:50 PM PDT

Researchers develop specialized hardware to render holographic projections at near real-time speeds.

Pastor of Gun-Toter at Obama Event Prayed For Obama To Die

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 03:20 PM PDT

Chris Broughton, the man who brought an assault rifle and a handgun to the Obama event last week, attended a fiery anti-Obama sermon the day before the event, in which Pastor Steven Anderson said he was going to "pray for Barack Obama to die and go to hell", Anderson confirmed to TPMmuckraker today." The sermon was titled "Why I Hate Barack Obama".

Reaper of the Pack: Ellie Greenwich Dead at 68

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 03:00 PM PDT

Ellie Greenwich, a major 1960s songwriter whose legendary hits included Be My Baby, Da Doo Ron Ron, River Deep, Mountain High and Leader of the Pack, died of a heart attack earlier today in a New York hospital. She was 68. Greenwich also discovered Neil Diamond and contributed backing vocals on some of his hits.

iPhones for the Blind

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 02:51 PM PDT

Led by a scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, an international group of researchers is hoping the same technology that could provide amputees an artificial arm could help blind people access the wireless world.

Moon Mission Accidentally Burns Up Fuel Reserves

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 02:40 PM PDT

In an unexpected control glitch this weekend, NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) went berserk and burned up all its extra fuel

Ripe Fruit May Inspire Mosquito Repellents

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 02:21 PM PDT

Fruit flies actually have a love-hate relationship with the smell of fruit. And a new insight into the chemistry of that attraction and repulsion could lead to novel repellents for other insects, researchers say.

Glenn Beck: "I Was A Dirtbag & Liar But I'm Not Now!"

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 02:11 PM PDT

FOX's Glenn Beck: "I Was A Dirtbag & Liar But I'm Not Now!" - 08/26/09

Brazilian Soccer Club Officials Threaten Players with Guns

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 02:01 PM PDT

Two armed officials of Brazilian second division soccer club Portuguesa accompanied by bodyguards threatened the players after a defeat this week, sparking coach Rene Simoes' resignation on Wednesday.

Five Things a Sports Bar needs for NFL Sundays

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 01:51 PM PDT

A list that every sports bar owner in America should see. Minus obvious things, like as many HDTVs as the bar can fit, the NFL Sunday Ticket package, a quality wait staff and bathrooms that at least fall short of "filthy."

Obama Targets Jack Bauer, but Who Take the Fall for Torture?

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 01:31 PM PDT

By insisting that Holder's prosecutor focus on CIA and not the lawyers who justified interrogation, the White House risks an outcome as unsatisfying as Abu Ghraib: scapegoat prosecutions of underlings, and scot-free consequences for higher-ups.

The 5 Ballsiest Lies Ever Passed off as Journalism

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 01:20 PM PDT

We all know publications lie (except Cracked). Still, the guys that printed these lies had sets the size bowling balls.

Kid Takes Field Goal to the Head (Video)

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 01:20 PM PDT

In the game of football, not even the fans are safe from the kicking game. While the NFL has put up nets to prevent those in attendance from taking errant field goals to the head, the high school game has yet to implement such precautions.

Scientists study DNA of four-legged duck

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 01:11 PM PDT

Scientists are studying the DNA of Stumpy, the duck who used to have four legs.

10 silliest things ever said by politicians

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 01:01 PM PDT

Comedians would probably not exist without politicians, whose speeches have always been full of wisdom. Here is our rating of the 10 most stupid things ever said by politicians all over the world.

The USS Enterprise, Mach II [Pic]

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 12:50 PM PDT

Boldly going where no dog has gone before.

"Vista Drivers" a geeky parody of "Eye of the Tiger"

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 12:50 PM PDT

"Vista Drivers" by Palette-Swap Ninja (a geeky parody of "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor).

Futurama's Geekiest Moments

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 12:50 PM PDT

Making a list of Futurama's geekiest moments is like making a list of Designing Women's sexiest moments. It's basically an infinity-way tie.

Home... Stunning Satellite Image of Earth (PIC)

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 12:10 PM PDT

This is the first full-disk image of the Earth from the GOES 14 satellite, launched in June of 2009. The image was taken on July 27, from a distance of about 36,000 km (22,000 miles). It's a visible light image. The resolution of the data is about 1 km (0.6 miles). Click to massively enlarge...

Usain Bolt in a Nutshell

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 12:01 PM PDT


Lost: Cute Boy [PIC]

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 12:01 PM PDT

When you find the cute boy of your dreams at 5:30 a.m. at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, what do you do in the light of day when you want to find him again?

WiFi On Steroids? First "WhiteFi" Devices Hit Testing Stage

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 11:10 AM PDT

Now that the FCC has opened empty TV channels to wireless networking, Microsoft Research wants to replicate the success of WiFi - but with 1km connection distances and much greater bandwidth. Welcome to WhiteFi.

TED: Wireless Electricity Demo (VIDEO)

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 10:50 AM PDT

Eric Giler wants to untangle our wired lives with cable-free electric power. Here, he covers what this sci-fi tech offers, and demos MIT's breakthrough version, WiTricity -- a near-to-market invention that may soon recharge your cell phone, car, pacemaker.

The Movie $400 Million Club [Infographic]

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 10:50 AM PDT

The Movie $400 Million Club (1977-2009)

The World's 5 Fastest Trains You Can Ride Right Now

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 10:50 AM PDT

Here, we take a look at the five fastest trains in the world.

Jenkins' remark raises eyebrows | CJOnline.com

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 10:40 AM PDT

U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins offered encouragement to conservatives at a town hall forum that the Republican Party would embrace a "great white hope" capable of thwarting the political agenda endorsed by Democrats who control Congress and President

Calif. Girl Missing For 18 Years May Be Alive

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 10:30 AM PDT

There's been a possible break in the 1991 kidnapping case of an 11-year-old girl from South Lake Tahoe. A woman showed up in Contra Costa County yesterday, claiming to be Jaycee Lee Dugard, who has been missing for 18 years.

Sky-watcher Beware: Mars Email a "Spectacular" Hoax

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 10:30 AM PDT

Although there's a thread of truth behind an email saying Mars will appear as large as the full moon on August 27, if the red planet actually did get that close, Earth would be doomed. The claim has been bombarding people's inboxes worldwide every summer for 5 years. Today the Mars hoax has grown into a kind of cyber legend.

The Fast Food Industry's 7 Most Heinous Concoctions

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 10:30 AM PDT

Some of America's favorite chains have concocted some thoroughly repellent dishes that make the Double Quarter Pounder look like a celery stick.

What Caused This iMac to Suddently Start Smoking?

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 10:20 AM PDT

A reporter at Chinese tech news site, cnBeta, says he was just chatting away when white smoke started coming out from behind his iMac, turning black just as he cut the power. Here's the video he captured with his iPhone:

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