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Friday, August 28, 2009



Ballots, bullets and bombs in Afghanistan [PICS]

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 06:00 PM PDT

The Afghan government also issued a ban on media coverage of violence during election day, fearing such news would drive down turnout. Find below photos from around Afghanistan during its recent election.

Top Free Things to Do in the 10 Most Expensive U.S. Cities

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 05:40 PM PDT

Travelers willing to do their homework can find more than their share of cost-free diversions - even in some of America's most expensive places.

Top 100 Science Fiction/Fantasy Shows Of All Time

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 05:40 PM PDT

Science fiction and fantasy have ruled television for over 50 years, but some shows have brightened our screens and supercharged our brains more than others. Here's our list of the 100 greatest science fiction/fantasy shows of all time.

Health Care Fit for Animals

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 05:40 PM PDT

Why a health insurance executive decided to speak out against an industry that he was once paid to defend.

Sony's Slimmed-Down PS3 [Review]

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 05:20 PM PDT

A price drop, a hard-drive bump, and a redesign make the Sony PlayStation 3 better than ever.

Kurt Cobain's Ghost to Appear in Guitar Hero 5

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 05:20 PM PDT

Rock and roll's not dead, right? Not as long as there are video games around to cash in on its memory. Guitar Hero publisher Activision announced today that the visage of dead rock legend Kurt Cobain will be appearing in the latest version of its popular franchise.

A Reference Manual for All Generations (Chart)

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 05:10 PM PDT


Food Tech: What Doesn't Make You Stronger Could Kill You

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 05:10 PM PDT

It's hard to think of anything more essential to human survival than eating. And yet that very primal act of gobbling sustenance has, of late, become one of the most genuinely perplexing things we people do.

DJ AM Dies

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 05:00 PM PDT

Cops tells TMZ that DJ AM -- also known as Adam Goldstein -- was found dead in bed this morning in New York City at around 7 AM. Story developing... ...

Drunk-o-Vision VIII

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 05:00 PM PDT

Things look a little different when you're drunk...

Andy Roddick Will Win The US Open

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 04:50 PM PDT

There, I said it. And I had to say it fast, as just three months ago, the idea of Roddick winning anything important would have been the last thing in my mind.

iPhone Owner Sues AT&T, Apple for Tricky MMS Marketing

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 04:50 PM PDT

A peeved iPhone customer has filed a lawsuit against Apple and AT&T, and surprisingly it's unrelated to dropped calls or spotty network performance. It has to do with the multimedia messaging, which still isn't available for iPhone customers in the United States.

IBM Study Finds Young "Gen Green" are Biggest Energy Wasters

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 04:40 PM PDT

A new study commissioned by IBM, found that young adults in Generation Y -- the folks currently aged 18-24 -- had both the highest levels of awareness of environmental issues, and were the biggest wasters of energy and water in the country.

Angry Adobe users rant about Snow Leopard support

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 04:30 PM PDT

After users fumed over news that Adobe Systems Inc. wouldn't support its Creative Suite 3 (CS3) applications on Apple Inc.'s new Snow Leopard operating system, the company backtracked a step yesterday.

Charlie Rangel: The Absent-Minded Chairman

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 04:20 PM PDT

When normal people happen to "find" their own money, it might mean a twenty left in a winter coat, or discovering change beneath the sofa cushions. But if you're Charlie Rangel, it means doubling your net worth.

More Advertisers Pull Out of 'Glenn Beck: 46 Total

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 04:00 PM PDT

More advertisers have pulled out of Fox News Glenn Beck Program, bringing the tally to 46, according to the watchdog group Color of Change.

Spy Son Rats Out Mole Father

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 03:50 PM PDT

The son of a disgraced CIA agent convicted of funneling classified information to the Russians has pleaded guilty to charges of helping his imprisoned father collect overdue bills for his dad's nefarious activities.

The 5 Best Console Wars in Video Game History

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 03:50 PM PDT

Feature - The 5 Best Console Wars - PlayStation vs. Xbox, Nintendo vs. Sega, Game Boy vs. Everyone -- Console Wars are a historical tradition among gamers, and GamePro is looking back at the five most important battles in the history of the gaming industry!

Should Drs Disclose Conflicts of Interest to Trial Patients?

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 03:50 PM PDT

Research shows that clinical trial participants want to know if an investigator stands to profit from the outcome of a study, even though such disclosure not currently required. But some think that's just signing off on a larger problem.

Unsettling Old Photos of the “Living” Dead

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 03:40 PM PDT

Top 10 Incredible Circus Shots of the 2009 NBA Season

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 03:30 PM PDT

This video has some jaw dropping shots. Everyone always get anxious for the dunks of the year, or even the assists of the year, but its the crazy circus shots that I like the best.

The Media Only Tells the Truth that Sells (Video)

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 03:30 PM PDT

Newspapers, radio, television and now the internet are the means by which countless millions engage with information about the world in which we live. However, there are critical moments in our lives when the truth really matters and the media can't be trusted with it.

Prefabricated Shelters Offer a Jungle Eco-Retreat

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 03:20 PM PDT

Once on the site, constructing the houses required no moving of soil or excavating. These shelters are currently being used as temporary housing for employees that work at the Verana resort, but the owners say that the treehouse-like shelters have been such a hit that they plan on building more, but this time for guests — so get ready to pack...

New Theory for Why We Cry

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 03:10 PM PDT

We shed tears when in pain, but what purpose does crying have?

Karmic: 1st Artwork Drop Brings Four New Theme

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 03:00 PM PDT

Despite there being no official 'artwork' released from Ubuntu's Design team as of yet, the community side of the artwork submission has been quite prolific. Of note are the four new themes and two new icon sets.

Fresno's Freakin' -- But Marijuana Dispensary To Stay Open

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 02:50 PM PDT

You've gotta pity the poor, put-upon city officials of Fresno. After all, they've only had 13 years to suss out Proposition 215, this newfangled medical marijuana law that's being forced upon their fair city by more progressive Californians. And, heck, it's only been a little over half a decade since the legislature amplified and clarified the inte

How Our Ancestors Outlasted (and Ate) the Neanderthals

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Why our ancestors won out over the Neanderthals is an important anthropological question. Some say we were better at acquiring resources, we bred faster and we adapted better to a changing climate. Oh, and the minor matter of how we hunted them down and ate them -- that helped.

Rex Rammell, Idaho GOPer, Jokes About Hunting Obama

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 02:30 PM PDT

An Idaho Republican gubernatorial hopeful insists he was joking when he said he'd buy a license to hunt President Barack Obama. He said, "I would never support him being assassinated."

Everything I Know about Computers

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 02:20 PM PDT

You can access information on any desktop computer, even when it's turned off. Powerful computers beep whenever you press a key or whenever the screen changes. Some computers also slow down the screen output to reading speed. Really advanced ones emulate the sound of a dot-matrix printer as characters appear on-screen. Malfunctions are always..

Great Pacific Garbage Patch is Worse Than We Thought

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 02:10 PM PDT

It's a rumor that we hoped would never be confirmed: at least 1,700 miles of plastic trash is floating in what is commonly known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Up until this point, scientists only had a vague idea of the scope of the trash they would find in the North Pacific Gyre, a vortex where four ocean currents meet.

Dinner Rolls On Wheels - F1 Car Made Of Bread [Pictures]

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 02:00 PM PDT

Nom Nom Nom

5 Badass Movie Characters You Didn't Know Were Real People

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 01:50 PM PDT

It turns out some of Hollywood's most grossly unrealistic characters were based on real people.

Nintendo 1988 Inside Edition TV News Report With Super Mario

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 01:50 PM PDT

Bill O'Reilly Introduces a segment on Inside Edition about the Nintendo Entertainment System.

So Can I Exit or Not? [PIC]

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Digg needs a 'Contradictory Doors' Category.

How Far In Advance Do Newspapers Write Obituaries?

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 01:20 PM PDT

The family of Sen. Edward Kennedy announced his death around 1:20 a.m. Wednesday morning. Within hours, news organizations had posted full-length obituaries complete with quotes from friends, family, and political experts about his life.

Kidnapping Suspect Phillip Garrido Jailhouse Interview AUDIO

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 01:20 PM PDT

[THIS GUY IS A SICK SOB!] Phillip Garrido, a convicted sex offender, was arrested in connection with the 1991 kidnapping of a California girl, Jaycee Lee Dugard. He spoke with a reporter from jail, claiming he had turned his life around and that people will hear a heartwarming story.

Rumor: Apple May Be Working on XL Tablets Running Full OS X

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 01:00 PM PDT

This one caught us by surprise, but it comes from a source that has always been 100% reliable: Not only Apple may be working on a 10-inch tablet, but also in 13' and 15' models, one running Mac OS X.

The Anti-Fed Fact Sheet

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 01:00 PM PDT

Illustration unravels the many hallmarks and revelations of The Federal Reserve System.

Pressure for a 'Perfect Body' Starts as Young as 10

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 12:50 PM PDT

According to a study published in the journal BMC Public Health, children as young as 10- and 11-years-old already have notions about the ideal body. An analysis of more than 4,000 students from Nova Scotia revealed that young girls' happiness with their body image is directly linked to how thin they are.

Lockerbie bomber sent home 'on the advice of just ONE doctor

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 12:50 PM PDT

It emerged that the doctor who advised that Abdel Baset Ali al-Megrahi had fewer than three months to live was not an expert in prostate cancer.

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