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Saturday, September 12, 2009



Butterfly Hindered by Extreme Sex Ratio

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 05:41 PM PDT

An extreme imbalance of females to males among a tropical butterfly reveals evolution in action. The uneven sex ratio is due to a deadly parasitic microbe, Wolbachia, which preys only on males..."Females then have to compete for males."

Why Apple's Tablet Will Eat Kindle's Lunch

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 05:20 PM PDT

One thing that seems increasingly clear is the market has been dancing around the question, "what is the perfect computing form factor between smartphone and full notebook?" for some time. The unexpectedly popular netbook craze is one answer to that. I think Apple's tablet will be another.

Great Deal for Blondes! (PIC)

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 05:00 PM PDT

Yeah, we've all heard about the blonde who couldn't call 911 because there wasn't an "11" button on her phone. The one who took her scarf back to the store because it was too tight. The one who hates eating M&Ms because they're so damn hard to peel.

Guitar Hero CEO plots game's future

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Sales rise 50% for artists featured in video franchise. There is more growth left in the "Guitar Hero" franchise and the broader music video game segment in the coming years, Guitar Hero CEO Dan Rosensweig believes.

Universal ‘Death Stench’ Repels Bugs of All Types

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Scientists have discovered that insects from cockroaches to caterpillars all emit the same stinky blend of fatty acids when they die, and this sinister stench sends bugs of all kinds running for their lives.

This Zookeeper Has One of the Worst Jobs Ever (Video)

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 04:00 PM PDT

A zookeeper is brutally attacked by a pair of hungry lions, as a crowd watches in horror.

In Search Of NASA's Next Rocket (Graphic)

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 03:40 PM PDT


Futurama Meets Hellboy, by Matt Groening

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 03:30 PM PDT

The issue of Hellboy distributed on Free Comic Book Day 2008 included this Hellboy/Futurama mashup by Matt Groening.

Bus Slams Into Illegally Parked Porsche (VID)

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 03:20 PM PDT

This rich idiot would probably never take the bus, which makes it even more satisfying to watch the bus take their Porsche for a ride.

How Marijuana Became Legal - CNN

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 03:10 PM PDT

Medical marijuana is giving activists a chance to show how a legitimized pot business can work. Is the end of prohibition upon us?

Top 10 Tactics for Protecting Your Stuff

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 02:50 PM PDT

We've offered up a wealth of tips on locking down your data, but old-school, straight-up stealing is another matter entirely. Try these 10 tips on securing, disguising, tracking down, and hiding your goods so they don't get nicked.

Surprise winner of Obama stimulus spending: gun industry

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Police departments are using some of the stimulus money to arm up, helping to make Obama 'gun salesman of the century.' Take the city of Jeffersonville, Ind. Police there are spending $63,000 of their stimulus bill money to buy 74 new assault rifles for their police cruisers.

White Lies that Boost Your Credit Score

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 02:20 PM PDT

"You don't look a day over 29." ,"The check's in the mail." "It was the dog."We all occasionally stretch the truth, but did you know your financial provider tells fibs, too?No need to rat anyone out just yet — some of those little white lies may actually be boosting your credit score. Let's see whether any are hiding in your credit file.

Cut-price $6m bionic man can be created, scientists say

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Thirty-five years ago TV writers thought it would cost $6million to create a bionic man. That's around £3.7million. However, these days scientists claim they could knock a real one together for about £150,000.

$1 Million Offered for Return of Stolen Warhol Paintings

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 01:30 PM PDT

Police in Los Angeles are offering a $1 million reward for information leading to the recovery of a multimillion dollar collection of original Andy Warhol artwork stolen from a West Los Angeles home.

What is it like to see time?

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 01:10 PM PDT

Holly Branigan has time-space synaesthesia, a condition which causes her to see time in space. Here she describes what she experiences when she thinks about time.

Cops Who Leaked Rihanna Pic: Caught?

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 01:10 PM PDT

Los Angeles police have been trying to hunt down the cops who gave TMZ that awful picture of a battered Rihanna — and they may have just caught them.

Coens To Direct, Jeff Bridges To Star In John Wayne Remake

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 12:50 PM PDT

In what is shaping up as a Big Lebowski reunion, Jeff Bridges is in discussions with Paramount to star in Joel and Ethan Coen's redo of True Grit. Bridges would play the role that won John Wayne an Oscar for the 1969 original.

Venezuela finds vast gas reserve

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 12:20 PM PDT

President Hugo Chavez unveils the discovery of a huge field of gas that could put Venezuela in the world's top five producers.

Bury Your Rodent With Dignity: Coffin Mousetrap

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 12:00 PM PDT

Give the mouse a proper funeral with this coffin mousetrap designed by Sarah Dery.

What Would South Park Kids Look Like In Real Life? (Pic)

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 11:50 AM PDT


Dead people used for sex show

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 11:40 AM PDT

German anatomists plan a new show dedicated solely to dead bodies having sex as part of the Body Worlds exhibitions.

Identity-Theft Victim Meets Her Identity Thief

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 11:20 AM PDT

Michelle McCambridge found herself staring into the face of the woman who stole her identity. Only a week earlier, she learned that someone had taken out credit cards in her name and racked up thousands in charges. A federal agent had shown her a surveillance photo. But the image didn't ring a bell. Now the woman in thick-rimmed glasses....

Parents sue Dunkin’ over son’s hash brown burn

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 11:00 AM PDT

A Franklin couple is seeking damages of $200,000 from the operators of a Quincy Dunkin' Donuts and its insurer based on claims their toddler burned his neck on a "dangerously hot" hash brown served at a drive-thru window...

If Lithium is Next Oil, Chile's Desert Will Be Key Source

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 10:50 AM PDT

Chile's Salar de Atacama desert is a major source for the world's lithium, key ingredient in the batteries we use in our laptops, cell phones and other gadgets every day. And, key ingredient in batteries for a growing selection of electric and electric hybrid cars. As the demand for battery-powered devices increases, so does demand for lithium...

Reaching Out

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 10:40 AM PDT


Spacecraft 'Could Surf Gravitational Tubes' to Travel Better

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 10:20 AM PDT

Gravitational corridors could help spacecraft travel the solar system like ships carried on ocean currents, making longer and cheaper journeys possible, it has been claimed.

Amazon People who shopped for baseball bats also shopped for

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 10:20 AM PDT

I'll give you a hint, it wasn't baseballs

MMA Dreams: Backyard Brawlers in Miami Try to Hit it Big

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 09:50 AM PDT

On this steamy summer afternoon, the 35-year-old Cuban-American is the star attraction on a four-bout underground fight card. Since last summer, Martinez has notched an 8-0 record in Miami-Dade County's unsanctioned back-yard brawling circuit. The last street warrior to pull off an undefeated run? Kimbo Slice.

Your Eyes Reveal Memories That Your Conscious Brain Forgot

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 08:40 AM PDT

You may remember more than your conscious brain knows, according to a nifty new study that will soon be published in the journal Neuron. Researchers gave college students memory tests while closely monitoring both their eye movements and their brain activity, and found that certain patterns revealed that a student was retrieving the memory.

Summer Night in Astronomy Town

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 08:30 AM PDT

This serene view records a late summer night sky over the rolling, green hills of planet Earth. It was taken near the rural village of Saadat Shahr, Fars province, in southern Iran. Saadat Shahr is also known as Astronomy Town, as the inhabitants have demonstrated a remarakble passion for sky gazing. Fittingly, this Astronomy Town sky view finds a

Schools ban racy Twilight books

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 07:50 AM PDT

Primary school students have been banned from reading the teen cult classic Twilight books because they are too racy and contradict religious beliefs.

How 2 Broke Guys Started the Largest Green Cleaning Company

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 07:10 AM PDT

Two 27 year olds created green products use natural ingredients like corn, coconut oil, and palm oil and are packed in attractive, recyclable containers. In the process, the two changed the perception of green home-care products—and the industry too.

The Definitive 2009 New Media Event Map (Graphic)

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 06:50 AM PDT

An interesting global guide dedicated to the diverse range of new media events this fall, 2009.

So, What's the Scariest Game This Generation So Far?

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 05:30 AM PDT

There hasn't really been that many horror games so far this generation, and there have been even less really scary ones. Games such as Siren: Blood Curse, Alone in...

Conversely world

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 04:20 AM PDT

The 21st century pirate, the Donkey Kong , Icecreams and lot more strange stuff...

Man travels across 37 countries on $2

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 04:00 AM PDT

Keiichi Iwasaki, 36, left home in 2001 with just 160 Yen ($2) in his pocket after becoming bored with his air-conditioning job, and spent eight years travelling across 37 countries relying on his bicycle for transport.

2 1/2 minutes of BMX slams, crashes and bails [VIDEO]

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 03:50 AM PDT

Don't try this at home! Or anywhere else, for that matter. Rob Ridge is an animal when it comes to BMX, but you don't get to the top without a lot of practice - which means a whole lotta fail.. Seriously ... ouch.

Michael Jordan's Top 23 Moments

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 03:00 AM PDT

Watch the 23 most memorable moments of the legendary career of Michael Jordan.

First Snow Leopard Update: 10.6.1 Is Here

Posted: 12 Sep 2009 02:00 AM PDT

We knew it was in the works, but now it's here—the 10.6.1 update, with newer Flash plug-in and tweaks for 3G modems, DVD playback, Dock, Mail and other areas. Have at it.

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