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Wednesday, October 14, 2009



Dead salmon 'responds' to photos of people

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 06:20 PM PDT

The salmon had likely been dead for days, purchased at a local fish market and placed in an MRI scanner by scientists who then paraded photographs of people in front of its blank eyes. Later, researchers found that the results indicated brain activity, as if the fish was reacting from beyond the grave.

Jack Black Takes Steroids for Brutal Legend Release

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 06:10 PM PDT

Jack Black was so excited by the release of Brutal Legend that he had to do something drastic.

FBI Tried to Deport Muslim Man Who Refused to be an Informan

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 06:10 PM PDT

After Imam Foad Farahi declined to become a federal informant, the government tried to destroy him.

Mario, Patron Saint of Brooklyn (PIC)

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 06:00 PM PDT

He's fighting the good fight.

Top 15 Terminal Commands for Hidden Settings in Snow Leopard

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 05:40 PM PDT

Every time Apple brings out a new version of OS X, we compile a list of our favourite Terminal commands for enabling hidden features and changing hidden settings. Here are the top 15 new things you can do in Snow Leopard.

Crazy Tesla Taxi Takes Customers On Delusional Journey

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 05:40 PM PDT

A New York taxi company owner makes enough money to not only live near Monaco but also to buy a Tesla Roadster. More shocking? He wants his neighbors to actually know how he made his money with a taxi-liveried Tesla.

Owl City - Music with an Internet Success Story

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 05:30 PM PDT

Adam Young is Owl City: He uploaded self made songs to MySpace, with songs for sale on iTunes, and quickly developed a following. Young recorded "Ocean Eyes" in the basement of his parents' house and used the Internet to promote the album. It has sold nearly 100,000 copies since its July 28 release and his songs are climbing the U.S. music charts.

Drunkest Guy Ever Goes for More Beer (Video)

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 05:20 PM PDT

Yes, this guy is unbelievably hammered, but check out the date and time. This happened at 10 in the morning...on a Tuesday.

Meet The Guys Behind Google Street View

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 05:20 PM PDT

Road trip! To photograph the entire world

Spike Jonze: I’m Scared of Willy Wonka!

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 05:10 PM PDT

Where the Wild Things Are, writer/director Spike Jonze, stars Max Records and Catherine Keener discuss the highly anticipated and controversial adaptation of the Maurice Sendak classic. In a lively and interactive piece they discuss the challenges of bringing the book to life, the making of the film, studio interference, and the book itself.

Everyone is to Now Allow Impaired Drivers Behind the Wheel

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 05:10 PM PDT


10 Stories of Teenage Hackers Sticking it to the Man

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 04:50 PM PDT

Much like Lolcats, some ├╝berteens are up in the Internet, stealing your ... well, whatever they want. If you envision these kids as harmless nerds who hole themselves up in their rooms clicking away their adolescence, check out this list, which details the costly and frightening toll their computer "games" have exacted throughout recent history.

My cat do not feel cold....[PIC]

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 04:50 PM PDT


Aziz Ansari Details a Night Out with Kanye West on Letterman

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Aziz Ansari ("Parks and Recreation") discusses an evening at the club with Kanye and Jay-Z.

The Greatest Draculas in Comics

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 04:30 PM PDT

In the spirit of the Halloween season, ComicsAlliance journeys to the crumbling stone long boxes of Transylvania to rate Dracula's greatest comics appearances!

xkcd - A Webcomic - Temp

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 04:20 PM PDT


Behind the Scenes with 'Wild Things' Art Director [Video]

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 04:00 PM PDT

Sonny Gerasimowicz designed the 'Wild Things' costumes and ended up playing Wild Thing Alexander after the original actor was let go. He shows us his original sketches for the Wild Things and chats with Spike about their development. He also gets into his conversations with WTWTA author Maurice Sendak about where he was taking the beloved beasts.

Seven Financial Mistakes That Ended Disastrously

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 03:50 PM PDT

As the saying goes, hindsight is 20/20 — especially when it comes to mistakes in financial moves. From the dream car turning into a lemon to smoking your son's college savings, we asked other popular personal finance bloggers what their worst financial moves were, here are seven financial moves that ended badly:

Mom, How Come The Other Kids Never Come Over And Play? (pic)

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 03:40 PM PDT


5 Creepy Crawlies People Love to Eat

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 03:30 PM PDT

Imagine a place where in addition to the usual Meat and Fish categories on a dinner menu, you had your choice from Insects and Amphibians. If you grew up with it, you probably wouldn't think it unusual in the slightest. In fact, some 1,700 species of bugs are eaten in more than 100 countries around the world.

Solar Power Plans: Europe's Renewable Energy Future (Graphic

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 03:30 PM PDT

As the world emerges from a financial crisis, a new order in the region is in motion as companies are being increasingly encouraged to invest heavily in clean energy technology.

Digg’s Vote-for-Ads Experiment Is Raising Revenue

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 03:20 PM PDT

The campaign, which allows users to vote for the ads they like and veto the ones they don't, has had some early successes.

Cali Man Offered Pre-Approved Credit Card With 79.9% APR

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 03:00 PM PDT

The offer is for a Premier card from First Premier Bank, which is based in South Dakota. On its Web site, First Premier says it is the country's 10th largest issuer of Visa and MasterCard credit cards. The site also says it "focuses on individuals who have less than perfect credit but are actually still creditworthy."

For many U.S. wealthy, housing crisis still a squeeze

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 02:50 PM PDT

Despite some signs that the worst of the U.S. residential housing crisis may be over, many wealthy homeowners are still being squeezed by the combination of weak home prices and the stock market...

Out of your head: Leaving the body behind

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 02:50 PM PDT

It's surprisingly easy to lose touch with your physical being - such out-of-body experiences reveal how our brain generates a sense of self

Captain Lou Albano, Dead at 76 RIP

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 02:21 PM PDT

Captain Lou Albano, the crazed and charismatic wrestling icon who played Cyndi Lauper's dad in her "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" video, has died. He was 76.

Barnes and Noble's E-Reader Like a Kindle/iPhone Chimera

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Barnes and Noble's late to e-books. But the company's new gadget --first seen here-- should address the weaknesses of all other readers with multiple screens, each playing to tech strengths. A source from within reveals the first photos and details.

Mobile Apps: It's a Numbers Game

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 02:00 PM PDT

Apple's AppStore has 85,000 apps, where as Microsoft's new Windows Mobile Marketplace has around 260. Should that matter?

Best and Worst Children's Book to Movie Adaptations

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 01:50 PM PDT

When turning a children's book into a film, you either come out with an incredible creation or something so awful you wish the creator never got their hands on that book.

The Wisdom of John Wooden, 99 Years Old Today

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 01:41 PM PDT

"If I am through learning, I am through." And 23 more pearls of wisdom from the legendary basketball coach. Happy birthday!

Second GOP Senator Signals Support For Health Bill

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 01:20 PM PDT

Sen. Susan Collins of Maine indicates that she's open to voting for sweeping health care legislation this year. But she says the bill approved Tuesday by a Senate panel needs substantial improvements to make coverage more affordable, contain costs and protect Medicare.

Brief History of Small Creatures Made Huge In Monster Movies

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 01:20 PM PDT

There is a tradition of "Giant Versions of Small Creatures" common in the great B-movies of yesterday, the straight-to-DVD releases of today, and the occasional Jon Voight film. Here is a brief overview of the overgrown pests that have terrorized movie screens through the years...

First black hole for light created on Earth

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 01:10 PM PDT

An electromagnetic "black hole" that sucks in surrounding light has been built for the first time.

Diabetes in the US (Graphic)

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 01:10 PM PDT

Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death of the US, throwing up a mindfield of statistics - relating to how the condition is affected by age, race, and sex- that are often overlooked.

Seeing red over breast cancer's pink marketing blitz

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 12:50 PM PDT

One Woman's Fight Against Breast Cancer Consumerism

6-year-old scout avoids reform school over camping utensil

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 12:40 PM PDT

A 6-year-old boy who faced a lengthy punishment for bringing his favorite camping utensil to school — a combination folding knife, fork and spoon — has gotten a reprieve. The school board made a hasty change to its strict zero tolerance code of conduct Tuesday night.

The Internet is about to die. Literally die!

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 12:30 PM PDT

One research group continues to claim that the "sky is falling" on the Internet thanks to high data growth rates and that network neutrality means the whole Internet could just "go away." Ars sifts through the hyperbole looking for a kernel of truth.

African "MacGyver With Garbage" Kid Now Best-Selling Author

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 12:20 PM PDT

William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi. Like any normal adolescent would, he started collecting scraps of garbage in the hopes of jerry-rigging a windmill that would power his home. And guess what? The thing worked, Kamkwamba became world famous. Now eco-warrior Al Gore is blurbing his best-selling memoir, "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind."

New da Vinci Painting Discovered -- It Has His Fingerprint

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 12:10 PM PDT

A Montreal-based forensic art expert said Tuesday that a fingerprint on a painting of a young woman has convinced art experts that it's actually a da Vinci. The portrait was originally presumed to be a 19th-century German painting.

Google Adds "F**K! Didn't Mean to Send That" Tool to Webmail

Posted: 14 Oct 2009 12:10 PM PDT

Google on Tuesday added an embarrassment-avoidance tool that catches misdirected Gmail messages before they are fired off by users of the free Web-based email service.

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