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Saturday, September 5, 2009



Midnight Snacking: More Fattening Than We Think?

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 05:40 PM PDT

A study in lab animals is the first to link the timing of meals to the degree of weight gain, supporting researchers' hunch: midnight snacks are particularly bad for your waistline.

Bus Schools In Delhi Slums [PICS]

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 05:20 PM PDT

As a landmark education bill proposing free schooling for children between six and 14 makes its way through India's parliament, school buses have been converted to mobile classrooms for children in the Delhi slums.

Security Threat: WordPress Under Attack

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 05:20 PM PDT

We're hearing of numerous reports that older versions of WordPress are exposed to security threats. WordPress is one of the largest blogging engines ...

Stop Kissing : Frecnch Pupils Told

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 05:10 PM PDT

Schoolchildren given the French kiss-off over swine flu fear...

NY Times: Deadly Choices After Hurricane Katrina

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 05:10 PM PDT

Overtired after the hurricane, doctors and nurses in New Orleans injected some patients with drugs. Were they trying to comfort those patients or hasten their deaths?

Five more banks shuttered, bringing '09 total to 89

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 05:00 PM PDT

-The banks will cost the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp, who are taking them over when they fail, a total of $401 million to close.-InBank's failure will cost the deposit insurance fund $66 million-Platinum Community Bank Deposit Insurance Fund will be $114.3 million.

Giants cut SuperBowl hero, others "like Thanksgiving turkey"

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 04:30 PM PDT

The Giants have made the tough decision everyone seemed to know was coming. David Tyree, the Super Bowl XLII hero, has been released, according to his agent, Michael Clouser. I'm told OL Orrin Thompson has announced his own cut on his Facebook page by updating his status with aThanksgiving reference.

Mary River Turtle [Pic]

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 04:30 PM PDT


Musicians Oppose Punishments for Pirating Fans

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Musicians have spoken out strongly against UK government plans to disconnect the Internet connections of repeated copyright infringers. They argue that the plans, much applauded by the big music labels, will further alienate fans from artists.

Birds on the Wires

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 04:10 PM PDT

Reading a newspaper, I saw a picture of birds on the electric wires. I cut out the photo and decided to make a song, using the exact location of the birds as notes. Not the most original idea in the universe, but I was curious to hear what melody the birds were creating.

Top 5 Foods to Sneak into the Movies

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 03:40 PM PDT

ahhh.. the joys of sneaking food into the movie theater. Just remember that if you undertake this mission, don't pack anything that will overpower the stench of theater chilidogs, or anything that needs utensils.

Is This Your Brain On God?

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 03:40 PM PDT

More than half of adult Americans report they have had a spiritual experience that changed their lives. Now, scientists from universities like Harvard, Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins are using new technologies to analyze the brains of people who claim they have touched the spiritual.

Should the NFL lift its TV blackout rule?

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 03:30 PM PDT

With the poor economy, why can't the NFL make some exceptions? I'm not saying televise every game, but there should be some consideration made. Set a limit of tickets in order to see the games. Some teams will get there, some won't.

NASCAR's entry series lowers driving age to 14

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 03:10 PM PDT

Fourteen-year-olds, start your engines! No, really. It's legal now. In an effort to provide youngsters "an opportunity to learn their craft in suitable equipment," NASCAR has lowered the age minimum for its entry-level circuit from 16 to 14..

No. 6 Ohio State Survives Navy Rally, Upset Bid

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 02:50 PM PDT

Brian Rolle intercepted a potential two-point conversion in the closing minutes and returned it for two points the other way, helping No. 6 Ohio State hold off pesky Navy 31-27 on Saturday. A crowd of 105,092 sat in stunned silence after the Midshipmen scored twice in just over 4 minutes to cut a 29-14 deficit to two points with 2:23 remaining.

Top 10 Apps for Scheduling a Meeting Online

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Meetings suck. But if there's one thing worse than meetings, it's playing email tag to schedule them. Is your company still sending out mass emails to ask for preferred meeting times? It's the pits, isn't it?

Nuclear Transport Trucks Revealed

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 02:40 PM PDT

An environmental nonprofit group has obtained pictures of the Department of Energy's specially designed trucks that are used to transport nuclear material around the country.

Man...That's Low!

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 02:30 PM PDT

An RAF Harrier jet shows just how low it can get as a serviceman poses at the end of the runway.

Utah Wakes Up To Smell Of Coal - Fear Of Economic "Disaster"

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Utah currently gets 93% of it's energy from burning coal. Mercury emitted by Utah's coal consuming habit helps make hunting and fishing there sports of 'catch and toss.' So...what's the long-term future hold for Utahn's? More mercury filled ducks and fish? Go down fighting the climate bill instead of diversifying energy sources?

HERO: Holocaust Children Honor 100-yo Man Who Saved Them

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 02:10 PM PDT

When Sir Nicholas Winton heard stories from friends in Prague of Jews losing their jobs and homes under Nazi occupation, he decided to do something. All in all, he rescued 669 children by helping them escape and finding families to adopt them. Sir Winton, now 100, greeted 22 of the survivors at a celebration in Liverpool.

Senior Citizens Flock to Burning Man Festival

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 02:00 PM PDT

At 87, Lorraine Thompson was not about to clamber up several flights of stairs to slide on a piece of cardboard down "The Wedge" - one of the big draws at this year's Burning Man art festival in the Nevada desert. "Oh, but if I were younger, I'd be working my way up that thing, you know it!" said Thompson.

10 Ways To Rescue The Climate, According To Science Fiction

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Hot enough for ya? Our crazy fossil-fuel orgy is driving the planet's temperatures through the roof. Good thing science fiction books and movies have come up with 10 can't-fail solutions (well, maybe they'd work) for stopping global warming.

Cape Cod boaters, swimmers warned of great white shark

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 01:10 PM PDT

A state shark expert today spotted what appeared to be a great white shark in the waters off Cape Cod, prompting officials to warn boaters and swimmers to be cautious and to use good judgment when they hit the water over the holiday weekend. Something sounds familiar about this.

Obama unveils measures to spur retirement saving

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 12:50 PM PDT

U.S. President Barack Obama announced new measures on Saturday to encourage Americans to save more money for retirement, a move the White House said would put the economy on a stronger footing in the...

Knicks eyeing improvement before summer of 2010

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 12:20 PM PDT

Donnie Walsh came to New York 17 months ago with a plan to make the Knicks a contender by freeing up cap space for the summer of 2010 and then hitting it big in free agency.....

6 Geeked-Out TV Shows We Can't Wait For

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 12:10 PM PDT

Normally, we'd be sad to see summer go—but with new fall TV just around the corner, we can't get too upset. Our favorites—including Fringe, Dollhouse, Lost and Heroes—are coming back with all-new episodes, and two new series with real sci-fi promise are making their big debut. Here are the six shows that will have us couch-surfing this fall.

AT&T and Apple’s iPhone Need an Open Marriage

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 12:00 PM PDT

AT&T is throwing iPhone users a bone by offering MMS as of September 25, but is that enough to quiet a growing chorus of angry customers upset by what they see as shoddy service?

SportCenter's Not Top 10 Plays [Vid]

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 11:50 AM PDT

Watch the best of the worst sports plays of the week from SportsCenter. Of course a Met is at #1.

Schwarzenegger offers $100,000 reward in LA Wildfires

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 11:50 AM PDT

California's Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has just offered a public reward of $100,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the arsonist(s) who set the largest wildfire in Los Angeles County's history. Authorities have traced the ignition point just...

Classic Detroit Pistons Cartoons From The 80's

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 11:00 AM PDT

When I was younger I couldn't wait to get the Detroit Free Press every morning so I could cut out anything pertaining to the Bad Boys and add the clippings to my collection. Well, I recently came across some of those clippings

Unemployment Rate Rises to a 26-Year High

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 10:00 AM PDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. employers cut a fewer-than-expected 216,000 jobs in August, the government said on Friday

Airbus Wants to Replace Black Boxes with Real Time Data

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 09:41 AM PDT

Airbus CEO Thomas Enders announced that Airbus, along with its partners and suppliers, is working on the possibility of sending while inflight the most important flight data in real time via satellites to the airline's HQs.

Consequences as Himalayan Glaciers Melt [Video]

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 09:10 AM PDT

Climate change is melting the glaciers of the world's highest mountains, affecting millions downstream

Cop Forces Women to Stop using CPR on her Grandson. Boy Dies

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 08:20 AM PDT

They say their three-year-old grandson might have survived if a Wichita police officer hadn't made them stop CPR. Isaiah Jones drowned in his grandparents' above-ground pool last week.

New Study: Retail Health Clinics as Good as Doc Office

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 07:20 AM PDT

Study debunks doctors' warnings & claims. In fact, the care offered at health clinics in retail stores often costs less and is just as good as that offered at doctors' offices and urgent care centers, says the first large-scale study of U.S. retail clinics.

Astronomy Picture of the Day Supernova Remnant E0102-72

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 06:50 AM PDT

A different astronomy and space sciencerelated image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.

There are so many states ... [PIC]

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 06:30 AM PDT

Even though Huffington Post fixed it, the URL still has it: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/04/hundreds-of-states-shut-on277393.html

Man stops would-be robber with a sword

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 05:00 AM PDT

A robbery gone wrong ended when the victim upped the ante on the would-be robber by pulling a sword.

Injectable Gel Could Heal Brain Injuries

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 05:00 AM PDT

An injectable ''biogel'' that may help wounded soldiers and car crash victims recover from brain injuries could be tested on patients in three years, it has been claimed.

Excellent (PIC) of Quentin Tarantino w/ Uma Thurman in 1994

Posted: 05 Sep 2009 04:40 AM PDT

Quentin Tarantino looking content with life in 1994. He had a nice cigar, Uma Thurman on his arm and a VHS tape in his hand. It doesn't get much better than that.

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