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Thursday, September 24, 2009



Baltimore Firm Sues Facebook for Patent Infringement

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 05:10 PM PDT

A tiny Baltimore tech company is suing Facebook, alleging that Facebook infringed on a key patent it holds. The case could cut to the heart of the online social networking giant's business.

40 farmers under 40

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 05:10 PM PDT

Forty of the nation's brightest green thumbs, quietly nurturing a local food revolution from their own back yards.

Cat Scan of Katrina: Inside a Super Storm

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 05:00 PM PDT

New science tools probe the anatomy and physiology of large coastal hurricanes. Researchers dissect the data of dangerous super-storms past to predict the life-cycles of future typhoons.

The Biggest Government Bailout Is Yet To Come

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 05:00 PM PDT

"If you've got me," Lois Lane once asked Superman as he flew to her rescue, "Who's got you?" We could point that same perplexed question at the U.S. government and its ranks of overwhelmed financial agencies, which are now in bigger danger than the nation's banks ever were.

Colbert Interviews Michael Moore

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Moore was his typically reserved self, stating that he wished the Democrats in the Senate would "find their spine" and demanding that Colbert stop stealing money from the poor. Or something.

Michael Jackson is Set to Release a Posthumous Single

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 04:30 PM PDT

Much like Obi Wan, Michael Jackson seems to have grown more powerful in death than he was in life.

Top 10 New Gaming Cliches

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 04:20 PM PDT

The Lava World. The Ice World. Amnesia. Collecting coins. High scores. 1ups. When games were younger, when we were younger, these were the cliches of gaming. For better or for worse a whole new set of video game cliches has sprang up in their place.

Player ends game with noble gesture

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 04:10 PM PDT

Thamail Morgan is the type of player who can dominate a high school game. On every play. (The opposing team had recently had incredible tragedy.) Players from Yellville-Summit and Cave City met at midfield before the game for a moment of remembrance. The game began and Cave City quickly scored.

11 Ways to Slash Your Insurance Costs

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 04:10 PM PDT

In this economy, everyone is looking for creative ways to save money. These tactics can save hundreds on auto, home, life and long-term-care premiums.

Replacing All Roads With Solar Panels: It's Possible

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 04:00 PM PDT

Solar Roadways could change America's energy and transport infrastructure forever, but currently it's a pipe dream. An ambitious and undeniably genius pipe dream.

Police: Pilot stalked ex-girlfriend with plane

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 03:50 PM PDT

Police have arrested a pilot who they say stalked his ex-girlfriend by repeatedly flying his plane low over her house.

Def Jam Records Gets It's Hip Hop Honors

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 03:50 PM PDT

The VH1 Hip Hop Honors paid tribute to Def Jam Records September 23rd and will air on October 13th. The night was filled with great collaboration performances from the Roots with Eminem to KRS-One with Gym Class Heroes; but apparently, also had its failures... "wait, is that Kanye? I thought he was too famous for this..."

Clooney's 'Up In The Air' Trailer Is Deep, Man (Video)

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 03:50 PM PDT


EPA Looking at Gender Bending Chemicals in Drinking Water

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 03:40 PM PDT

The Environmental Protection Agency is looking at what is in our drinking water, and considering regulating chemicals used in hormone replacement therapy and in birth control pills, where about 85% of the hormone is peed out into the water system.

Fight AIDS: HIV Vaccine Hailed As 'Historic Milestone'

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 03:30 PM PDT

A vaccine has reduced the chance of HIV infection in humans for the first time, in what the scientific community has hailed a breakthrough in the fight against Aids.

Top 10 Upcoming Movies By DC Comics

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 03:20 PM PDT

Superhero movies are big, big business these days, and neither Marvel nor DC are letting their respective franchises collect dust.

Hollywood, No! 12 Kids Books We Don't Wanna See As Movies

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 03:10 PM PDT

Ruining childhoods one adaptation at a time...

Cowboys Offer Refund, World's Worst Excuse

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 03:10 PM PDT

If it's any consolation, we were just ----ing you to get a meaningless record!

OUCH! Firefighters Remove Gym Weights from Man's Penis

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 03:10 PM PDT

This what happens when you take "male enhancement" into your own hands. Firefighters were called to a hospital to carefully cut gym weights from a man's penis after a failed attempt at enhancing its size.

Feds consider banning cell phones for bus, truck drivers

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 03:00 PM PDT

Safety investigators told federal regulators three years ago that it was dangerous for bus drivers to talk on cell phones while driving and recommended a ban.

A History of Joe Biden Photobombs

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 02:50 PM PDT

It's well-known that Joe Biden has said he wants to be involved in every decision that Barack Obama makes, and he wants to be in the room for every single

Mark Cuban predicts 'net neutrality' will only help Comcast

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Cable companies like Comcast (CMCSA) have been among the most vigorous opponents of the so-called "net neutrality" plan the Federal Communications Commission unveiled this week. So who will be the big beneficiaries of the new rules, which prevent broadband carriers from favoring certain types of content over others?

Lily Allen Deletes Pro-Copyright Blog and Ends Career

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Yesterday it was revealed that, despite her calls for tougher anti-piracy legislation, Lily Allen herself created illicit mixtapes full of copyrighted music and made them available to the public. Today, after having rationalized why it is okay for her to pirate music, she killed her pro-copyright blog because "the abuse was getting too much."

Brain Scans Reveal What You've Seen

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Scientists are one step closer to knowing what you've seen by reading your mind. Having modeled how images are represented in the brain, the researchers translated recorded patterns of neural activity into pictures of what test subjects had seen.

Lies My Parents Told Me:Using Deception 2 Influence Children

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 02:00 PM PDT

Parents say that honesty is the best policy, but they regularly lie to their children as a way of influencing their behavior and emotions, finds new research.

Which Stars Had Films That Were Secretly Dumped This Year?

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 02:00 PM PDT

Here's a healthy helping of big Hollywood stars who've seen their once-anticipated projects dumped into quiet release this year.

The Bruce Willis Acting Method: Stay Inside The McClane Zone

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 01:50 PM PDT

Bruce Willis Movies. Bruce Willis is awesome at waking up hungover, getting shot at and asking someone to get his ex-wife on the phone. His movies succeed when he remembers that.

Utahns Abducted by Aliens. You Have to see this.

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Suddenly, he noticed a gray alien floating in the middle of the room. "We looked at each other. He pointed to my son, as if he were asking to take him,& Anderson recalls. He returned the alien's gaze and telepathically ,Cover Story

Jane Campion Says Movies Need to Be More Diversified

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 01:30 PM PDT

Jane Campion's new film, Bright Star, is a love story between the legendary John Keats (Ben Whishaw) and his muse, Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish). The writer/director of The Piano recently discussed the film, finding inspiration, the filmmaking process, and the male dominance of the film industry.

The End of Food Journals? The iPhone FoodScanner Arrives

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 01:20 PM PDT

DailyBurn, a popular fitness tracking website, launches the first and only application that uses the iPhone's camera to scan the UPC codes of foods and link them with full nutritional information. Announcement by Tim Ferriss of "4hr Workweek" fame. Cool!

Obama Stands Behind 'State Secrets' in Spy Case

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 01:10 PM PDT

Hours after the Justice Department announced it would limit its use of the state secrets privilege in new cases, the administration appeared before a federal judge here Wednesday and continued to invoke that defense in a closely watched spy case.

The Problem with Hot Dog and Hot Dog Bun Packages

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 01:10 PM PDT

Prank phone call to the makers of Oscar Meyer hot dogs and Wonder hot dog buns, getting them to agree on a common number of hot dogs and buns in each package.

Sound Familiar? 20 Reasons You’re Still Single

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 12:50 PM PDT

There's nothing wrong with being single, but at some point most people reach the point of wanting a relationship. If you reached that point a while back, but still haven't had any luck, you might want to check this list to see if anything sounds familiar.

Celebrity Cheat Codes (pics)

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 12:40 PM PDT

And you thought in-game cheating was immoral.

Red Hot Chili Peppers Lead Shortlist for Hall of Fame

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 12:30 PM PDT

Funk-rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers are amongst the acts to make the early cut for potential induction into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. On the 2009 shortlist, acts such as Genesis, LL Cool J, and Kiss are set to do battle against returning candidates such as The Stooges and ABBA.

The World's Most Important Drugs (Graphic)

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 12:20 PM PDT

The drugs that made medicine, the drugs that continue to treat us and the drugs that show promise for the future.

10 Outrageously Sexual Egyptian Legends

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 12:10 PM PDT

What do you get when you mix sex, religion and copious amounts of free time? No, not televangelism, it's the freak-sexy messed up world of Ancient Egypt.

Ron Howard's First comic-book film project? H.P. Lovecraft!

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 12:00 PM PDT

EXCLUSIVE: After releasing two films this year, Ron Howard is planning his next move; directing a big-budget adaptation of "The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft," based on the Image Comics series.

G-20 leaders meet to bolster global economy

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 11:50 AM PDT

Leaders representing 85 percent of the world's economic output were gathering Thursday in a U.S. city that has reinvented itself, hoping to bolster the global economy.

The Death of the Newspaper [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 11:40 AM PDT

Reports of their death may indeed be premature but there is no question they are dying. The recession hasn't helped but the real story is a shift in the habits of American consumers and the emergence of a new generation that gets most of its news online and for free.

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