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Monday, September 14, 2009



Patrick Swayze Dies

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 05:24 PM PDT

Patrick Swayze died today after a long battle with cancer. He was 57. Swayze was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January 2008. He was the star of such ...

China's GDP to See Near Double Digit Growth in 2009

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 05:20 PM PDT

But the question is...can they hold it up? For U.S. business, it's not an academic question. America's health depends on the answer.

How to Take Photos from the Edge of Space for $150

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 05:10 PM PDT

Scientists and students alike have previously launched low-budget balloons that rise to the upper reaches of Earth's atmosphere, snapping unbelievable photos from near-space. But MIT's Icarus team managed the same feat using only off-the-shelf items, and for a measly cost of $150. Here's how they did it.

10 of the Craziest Baseball Rules from the Past

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 05:10 PM PDT

In the 1800s, baseball was a goofy game with a lot of stupid rules. These guys would probably crap themselves if they had to face guys like Justin Verlander or Alex Rodriguez today.

The 8 Least Original Moments in 'New' Bruce Willis Trailer

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 05:10 PM PDT

'Surrogates,' Bruce Willis' latest foray into the future, blurs the line between new movie and mix tape of every hit sci-fi filmof the past 10 years.

Why do American tech firms need so many immigrant employees

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 05:00 PM PDT

America can't be the world's tech leader without immigration reform. The tech industry has long criticized the United States' byzantine immigration restrictions. Every year, the government allows just 85,000 skilled workers to enter the country legally—far fewer than the industry says is optimal.

Tennis Champ Jack Kramer dies at 88

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 05:00 PM PDT

Jack Kramer, a tennis champion in the 1940s and '50s and a promoter of the sport for more 60 years, died at his home in Los Angeles, his family said. He was 88.

The 15 Most Shameless Fake Photos Ever Passed Off as Real

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 05:00 PM PDT

For as long as there have been photos, there have been clumsy and blatant attempts to manipulate them. These are 15 of the worst.

Megan Fox Wears a Bag on Her Head

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 04:50 PM PDT

In an unprecedented interview move, Megan Fox gets totally ignored and forced into putting a bag on her head.

Turning flip-flops into art

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 04:50 PM PDT

Kenyans recycle beach debris - including flip-flops - into colorful toys and wearable jewelry.

Jay Leno Restores a Childhood Favorite: The Ford Galaxie

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Jay's been busy preparing his new TV show. But that's not all he's been working on. Here, he writes about his recent work restoring a 1966 Ford Galaxie 7 Litre—a car just like the one his dad owned when Jay was 16.

Giant Panda Calls Reveal Sex Talk

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Giant panda bleat calls, often emitted during the panda's mating season, have just been deciphered, according to a new study that reveals males broadcast information about their size, while females advertise how old they are. The study is the first to examine the informational content of any giant panda vocalization.

Cousins. Ninjas. (pic)

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 04:30 PM PDT


Astronaut Urine Creates a Surprisingly Attractive Light Show

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 03:30 PM PDT

That's no comet. This photo actually shows a trail of urine and waste water streaming out of the shuttle Discovery. The waste froze upon release, then quickly sublimated into a sparkling, glowing vapor.

Are You Happy? (A Simple Flowchart)

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 03:30 PM PDT

A simple yet effective flowchart to happiness. Change is good.

Abandoned Missile Silos Made into Homes [Video]

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 03:20 PM PDT

Really great short documentary on people living in abandoned missile silos. It starts a bit slow, but hang in there until they meet the crazy hippie guy. Also, it doesn't hurt that the host is a super hottie.

Hackers with Malware PWN New York Times Online Ads

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 03:10 PM PDT

A security breach is forcing The New York Times to suspend online ads that are automatically inserted onto its web site through third-party sellers.The move comes after an apparent security loophole allowed a seemingly innocuous advertisement to be "switched" to a click-ad hosting malware.

Showerheads May Harbor Bacteria Dangerous to Some

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 03:00 PM PDT

Researchers at the University of Colorado tested 45 showers in five states as part of a larger study of the microbiology of air and water in homes, schools and public buildings. They report their shower findings in Tuesday's edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Woody Harrelson's Zombieland Pics, Uniquely Twisted (Pics)

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 03:00 PM PDT

Stills from the upcoming Woody Harrelson movie, Zombieland.

Ichiro sets record with ninth straight 200-hit season

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 02:50 PM PDT

Ichiro Suzuki has become the first player in major league history with at least 200 hits in nine straight seasons.

Obama seeks LEED certification for White House

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 02:31 PM PDT

Going far beyond the organic vegetable garden and playground made from recycled materials, President Barack Obama intends to get the White House LEED certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Chris Collinsworth Loves The High School Girls

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 02:00 PM PDT

There's just so much to love about this video.

Research Claims that Legendary Man-Eating Bird did Exist

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 02:00 PM PDT

A giant man-eating bird that appears in ancient Maori legends did actually exist, according to a new research. Scientists now think the stories handed down by word of mouth and depicted in rock drawings refer to Haast's eagle, a raptor that became extinct just 500 years ago.

Snake with foot found in China

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 01:50 PM PDT

A snake with a single clawed foot has been discovered in China, according to reports.

United Steaks of America [Pics]

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 01:50 PM PDT


DIY Rail Gun is Terrifying, Comes with Building Instructions

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Have you ever wanted to know how to build your very own railgun? Today's your lucky day

The Death Star: Stormtroopers' 9/11

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Where were you when the super-weapon fell?

Top 10 Female Spies In History

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 01:30 PM PDT

Some of the greatest spies had the best cover of all, they were women.

How To Care For Introverts [PIC]

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 01:20 PM PDT

ouch. that's like a list about me.

GE boosts offshore wind with acquisition

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 01:10 PM PDT

General Electric filled out its offshore wind turbine portfolio by buying ScanWind, which makes direct-drive turbine components. GE on Monday said that it has completed the acquisition, which was valued at a about $18.5 million.

40GB Apple TV Quietly Killed, 160GB Cut to $229 - Apple TV P

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 01:00 PM PDT

Good news if you've thought about using an Apple TV to tinker with Boxee, or setup a media server. Apple slashed the 160GB model to $229 overnight (was $329), and ditched the $229 40GB version altogether.

Painful backflip gone wrong

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 12:50 PM PDT

Nature fighting back!

Yahoo Sells $150 Million Worth Of Alibaba.com Shares

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 12:40 PM PDT

Yahoo has raised approximately $150 million by selling 57.48 million Alibaba.com shares, according to a term sheet obtained by Reuters earlier on Monday.

The Ultimate Crotch Rocket (Pic)

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 12:40 PM PDT


Colbert's Best Kanye West Moments

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 12:30 PM PDT

It's like shooting big gay fish in a barrel.

Ancient Man Used Stone 'Sat Nav' 5000 Years Ago

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 12:30 PM PDT

Prehistoric man found his way around England using a crude version of 'sat nav' based on stone circle markers, historians have claimed.

Giant Wave Catches Surfers

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 12:20 PM PDT

Two surfers go out in a storm and a massive waves sneaks up

When is Comic Book Rape NOT Comic Book Rape?

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 12:20 PM PDT

According to one of Marvel's Amazing Spider-Man writers, gaining consent by tricking someone into thinking that you're Peter Parker is not considered rape.

Faking It: The Science of Emotion

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 12:10 PM PDT

With his trademark humor, Lewis paints the moods and market factors and, with the luxury of hindsight, analyzes what actually happened and what we should have learned from experience.

If Lottery Tickets Told the Truth

Posted: 14 Sep 2009 12:00 PM PDT

The Lottery: A tax on sucking at basic statistics.

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