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Wednesday, September 2, 2009



Will Sluts Be The End of Twitter?

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 05:10 PM PDT

It's an age-old tale: site becomes popular, slags and hags use it for financial gain, the olds get mad. And Twitter is not immune. Thus, Business Week's Sarah Lacy warns the company to clean up its act.

Move over Octomom! Mother expecting her 19th!

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 05:10 PM PDT

Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, who revealed they are expecting their 19th child in March, will next month receive their first grandchild.

"Electronic Tongue" Mimics Human Taste Organ

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 05:00 PM PDT

A digital tongue that can measure the human taste of sweetness has been created, a new study says. The technology may someday be used to detect diseases in people.

Rap Music's 10 Most Unintelligible Songs

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Below is a list of songs that, for better or worse, broke outside the box and created waves that we wish to forget.

Britain and Denmark top alcohol list

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 04:30 PM PDT

The latest statistics from the OECD show Britain and Denmark at the top of the youth drunkenness chart.

Holy *****!

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 04:20 PM PDT


WTF Apple! Vonage App Approved For iPhone / No Google Voice

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 04:10 PM PDT

Apple has approved an app for Vonage's VOIP technology, Vonage announced on Tuesday. Why am I not surprised!

The 50 Greatest Characters From HBO's The Wire

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 04:00 PM PDT

This list was compiled by The Chronicles of Scott's own Scott Tunstall and The Best View's Adam Best, two die-hard fans of The Wire who watched the entire series."

Palin Offered To Adopt Baby, Talked About Resigning for $$$

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 04:00 PM PDT

Johnson, says that Palin didn't like being governor, thinking that it was too hard, and immediately after the 2008 election she began to think about resigning in order to pursue something more lucrative. Johnston also says that when Bristol became pregnant, Palin repeatedly tried to hide the matter by offering to raise the child as her own.

French Spider-Man in Trouble Again [Pics/Vid]

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 03:50 PM PDT

Alain Robert, better known as 'that dude on that building there' and sometimes known as Spider-Man thanks to his penchant for climbing up giant structures ...

Recent Changes to NOFOLLOW on External Links

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 03:40 PM PDT

We've made a few changes to the way Digg links to external sites that may impact some folks in the SEO community.

Comedy in the Obama Age: The Joking Gets Hard

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 03:30 PM PDT

The crowd sitting elbow to elbow in the basement performance space at New York City's Comedy Cellar on a recent Wednesday night had pretty much had its fill of sex jokes, gay jokes, rants about New York cabdrivers and time-filling banter with the couple in the front row who had just gotten married a week ago.

Zero Punctuation: Tales of Monkey Island

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 03:10 PM PDT

This week, Zero Punctuation reviews Tales of Monkey Island.

19 Wolves in the Wild (PHOTOS) @LIFE

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 03:10 PM PDT

Nineteen Photos of Wild Wolves in an Amazing Gallery from the LIFE Magazine Archives.

Dude Perfect Trick Shots: Summer Camp Edition [Video]

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 03:00 PM PDT


Jerry Springer to Host Live 'America's Got Talent'

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 02:50 PM PDT

Jerry Springer is coming back in the "America's Got Talent" fold — this time hosting a live version of the TV talent contest in Las Vegas.

Teen crying blood pleads for diagnosis

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 02:50 PM PDT

A teen is dealing with a medical mystery. Without warning, he cries blood. Now, his family is making a desperate plea for help.

Demonoid to go down during the next few days

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Demonoid remains one the most popular BitTorrent sites on the Internet, despite a fairly colorful and turbulent past. Sadly its thousands of users could soon find themselves without their favorite site, as technical difficulties are set to cause possibly extended downtime.

Should We Bank Genes of Extraordinary People for Cloning?

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Human gene banks sound futuristic and maybe even creepy, to be honest. Find out if human gene banks already exist and what their pros and cons are.

The Movie Watcher’s Guide To September 2009

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 02:10 PM PDT

It's time now to turn our attention to the fall though, and what's traditionally known as Awards season, but nestled between the blockbusters of summer and prestige films of fall is a little dumping ground Hollywood calls September…

The Supersonic Car That Could Break 1000 MPH

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 01:50 PM PDT

A series of recent rocket tests marked another step in the development of the 1000 mph car. The British team Bloodhound Supersonic Car is comprised of legendary racers who hold impressive land speed records: We met with them recently to learn about the Bloodhound project and the challenges that lie on the road to 1000 mph.

Laser Pulses Control Single Electrons in Complex Molecules

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Predatory fish are well aware of the problem: In a swarm of small fish it is hard to isolate prey. A similar situation can be found in the microcosm of atoms and molecules, whose behavior is influenced by 'swarms' of electrons. In order to achieve control over single electrons in a bunch, ultrashort ...

Awesome + Gross Surgery WTF!!!

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 01:30 PM PDT

Man sets fire to his genitals during an operation.

Sugar cane waste makes power

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 01:20 PM PDT

"Ballina Snow" - that layer of choking fine black ash that falls across northern NSW in Australia every year as farmers burn off sugar cane fields after the harvest, will be a nuisance no longer after local farmers developed a world-first process to turn sugar cane waste into electricity.

Did Google Street View Spot Kidnapper/Rapist Philip Garrido?

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 01:20 PM PDT

For what looks like 6 blocks or more, the guy in the beat-up van is following the black Google VW with cameras mounted on it. Was that Garrido in the van? Is it possible he saw the Google van with all the gear on top and freaked out? It's the creepiest thing I've ever seen on Google Street View.

Adrian Beltre Now Wears Cup After Contused Testicle Injury

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 01:10 PM PDT

While Beltre could avoid the press, he couldn't avoid his teammates: Ken Griffey Jr. got the public address announcer to play "The Nutracker Suite" as Beltre approached the plate for his first plate appearance since the injury.

Outrageous MTB Head Cam Shots

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 01:10 PM PDT

Brandon Semenuk takes a ride on the Crankworx, Colorado.

NASA's New Spaceships Could Tag-Team Asteroid

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 01:00 PM PDT

A manned asteroid mission using two Orion spacecraft, docked nose-to-nose to form a 50-ton deep space vehicle, is being studied by Lockheed Martin Space Systems.

Can You Name the Planet's Biggest Gas Guzzler?

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 12:50 PM PDT

For decades, fuel consumption has been a major green issue. From miles-per-gallon to hybrids to alternative energy options and beyond, we surely now realize that the term "gas guzzler" is never a compliment. However, there's a dirty little secret rarely mentioned by the corporate media...

Microsoft probes critical IIS Web server bug

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 12:40 PM PDT

Microsoft on Tuesday confirmed that it is examining a critical vulnerability in older editions of Internet Information Services (IIS) server, a day after a hacker posted exploit code online.

Formula Zero: Hydrogen Cell Racing Takes Off

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 12:20 PM PDT

Belgium recently took the lead among a set of top university teams vying for "zeroth place" in the Formula Zero European Championship of hydrogen fuel cell cars. This carbon-free Grand Prix injects ingenuity and sustainability back into the races, starring get-up-and-go "karts" with a little H2O in their tailpipes.

Microsoft offers free Windows 7 RTM trial

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 12:20 PM PDT

Microsoft on Tuesday offered a free 90-day trial of the final version of Windows 7, saying that the three-month free ride is for IT professionals.

Cyanide and Happiness #1783

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 12:10 PM PDT


25 Awesome Vanity Plates [Pics]

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 12:10 PM PDT

Vanity plates are a great way for people to express themselves 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in a limitless number of locations. It's like a rolling advertisement for you. Lucky for us, many of these people have a great sense of humor.

Hot Coffee Finally Cools Off With $20 Million Settlement

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 12:00 PM PDT

The class-action lawsuit against Take-Two by the company's shareholders in the wake of the Hot Coffee scandal has finally been settled, for $20 million. The incident has led to significant changes in the industry and in the rating system.

Battle lines drawn over soda, junk food taxes

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 12:00 PM PDT

Increasingly vocal calls for taxes on sugary drinks and junk food are fueling a behind- the-scenes battle that public health officials say is reminiscent of America's war on cigarettes.

Think you've got health insurance? Better double-check

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 12:00 PM PDT

The practice is "rescission": an insurance-industry procedure of retroactively canceling approved health-insurance policies obtained in the individual market after the policyholders get sick and file large medical claims.

Electrifying Highways to Free Electric Cars from Batteries?

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 11:40 AM PDT

A look at ongoing efforts to develop next-generation car technology, including "driverless" models.

'Giraffe of the Mesozoic' Dinosaur Unearthed in China

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 11:40 AM PDT

Remains of a dinosaur, nicknamed the "giraffe of the Mesozoic" due to its long neck and forelimbs, were recently discovered in China. The dinosaur, Qiaowanlong kangxii, is the first Early Cretaceous brachiosaur ever found in China.

Drunks raping women at HIV/AIDS refuge

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 11:30 AM PDT

An unnamed woman, who was recently raped by a schoolboy, told the Post Courier that men were forcing their way into the refuge to rape regardless of the women's illness.

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