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Friday, October 16, 2009



How To: Be An Astronaut, the down side

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 05:10 PM PDT

Here's the secret they don't tell you about space travel: It hurts. Spacesickness is common, particularly for first-timers and anybody who launches into a bunch of fancy spins or soaring across the station before they've had time to get acclimatized.

Why Dogs Don't Like Halloween

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Just look at all the crazy dog costumes!

8 Brilliant, Eye-Popping Artworks You Don't Want To Avoid

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Photo manipulation can give designers inspiration and new ideas. Some of the following images exhibit a more realistic approach with mixed elements. Here now some of the best artwork of Olli Pekka Jauhianen. I hope his work inspires you.

10 Questions with Tracy Morgan

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 04:40 PM PDT

The Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan has a new memoir, I Am the New Black.

Did Digg Buy Kevin Rose’s "WeFollow" Twitter Directory?

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 04:30 PM PDT

The following image is from the footer of WeFollow.com on March 22nd, not long after they launched. You'll notice that the copyright is attributed to WeFollow.

Best Buy Opens First 24/7 Store - Game on!

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 04:20 PM PDT

On the ever-so-spooky Friday the 13th in November, the company's first-ever 24-hour location will open in the heart of New York City. The 48,000 square foot store will be located on the corner of 14th Street and 4th Avenue, right smack dab in the midst of historic downtown Manhattan's Union Square.

20 Million Illegal Abortions - 70,000 Deaths

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 04:10 PM PDT

About 70,000 women die every year as a result of unsafe abortions in countries with restrictive laws.

Samuel L. Jackson Rides The Google Wave [epic]

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 04:00 PM PDT


OxyContin or Heroin? I'll take OxyContin!

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 03:50 PM PDT

"OxyContin is like Heroin, except it's made by a pharmaceutical company, so you know what you are getting..." - new Vanguard doc. Correspondent Mariana van Zeller travels to South Florida, the "Colombia of prescription drugs", to expose a bustling pill pipeline that stretches from the beaches of Ft. Lauderdale to the rolling hills of Appalachia...

Ridiculous: We All Know Aliens are Green

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 03:50 PM PDT

The origins of Swine Flu?

Large Hadron Collider gets colder than deep space

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 03:30 PM PDT

The Large Hadron Collider experiment has reached its operating temperature, colder even than deep space.

Microsoft discusses Wii-esque Project Natal branding

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 03:21 PM PDT

While we may be nervous about Microsoft's Project Natal branding strategy -- remember, that's just a codename -- the suits in Redmond share no such concern. That's because the Natal project is following Nintendo's lead in more ways than just easy-to-play, motion-based technology. It's also following Nintendo's branding strategy.

NASA Climate Scientist Gives Tutorial on Arctic Sea Ice

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 03:11 PM PDT

NASA climate scientist Tom Wagner provides a 5 minute tutorial on the state of Arctic sea ice in 2009 and discusses NASA's role in monitoring the cryosphere.

Soccer Tackles and the Art of Acting [LIFE]

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 03:10 PM PDT

One of the dubious pleasures of watching world-class soccer is observing the way grown men and women react when tackled. Sometimes, yes, there's genuine pain and shock there. But other times ... well, it seems just a tad over the top.

Canadian health care - it's their right

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 02:40 PM PDT

In Canada, health care is viewed as a human right, not a commodity, as it is viewed in the U.S. Though there is increasing pressure in Canada to enlarge the private sector's role in medical services, Canada maintains its publicly-funded Medicare system.

10 Kids' movies that aren't for kids

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Movies that either accidentally or deliberately embody a fundamentally adult understanding of the world, an ironic or tragic or frankly frightening picture of life that will either terrify the youngest viewers or sail right over their heads.

Bank of America Posts a Loss and Misses Forecast

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 02:00 PM PDT

After reporting big profits over the last six months, Bank of America reported a net loss of $1 billion in the third quarter as growing numbers of consumer loans soured and the bank paid millions of dollars to wean itself off government life support.

In-App Sales & iTablet: The Killer Combo to Save Publishing?

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 01:51 PM PDT

Apple on Thursday made a subtle yet major revision to its App Store policy, enabling extra content to be sold through free iPhone apps. It's a move that immediately impacts the publishing industry, and it could pay even bigger dividends if the Cupertino company indeed delivers its highly anticipated touchscreen tablet.

CO2 Emissions: Cumulative vs Annual (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 01:31 PM PDT

Two bubble maps show the carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere by different countries. Left - cumulative emissions since 1751; right - emissions in 2006. The two diagrams are to scale. The colours of the circles indicate membership of the G20.

The Real Man's Hot Tub

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 01:30 PM PDT


The 10 Best YTMND Single-Serving Sites Of All Time - A Guide

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 01:30 PM PDT

YTMND (You're The Man Now Dog) is a creative community that, like the forums 4chan and Fark, starts a lot of internet memes that spread to YouTube and blogs. The first was founded in 2001 to commemorate the precise moment in Finding Forrester that Sean Connery lost his remaining dignity, but more sites grew later, and some remain gems to this day.

Layoffs Hit Sesame Street (photo)

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 12:50 PM PDT

Photo credit: Cary Conover. Mirror in first comment.

Why The Office Isn't The Show It Used To Be

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 12:40 PM PDT

When it started, The Office was a show about regular people like you and me working in a dead-end job at a generic company. Now, it looks like Jim and Pam are the only normal ones in the bunch. Every other character on the show has turned into an over-the-top caricature of those personality quirks that used to make them relatable.

Brutal Legend is Smart Marketing

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 12:20 PM PDT

If we are to look back in a decade, or if someone decides to do a Top 10 list of the best video game designers, I hope Tim Schafer is on that list.

Google ready to open wallet again after stellar 3Q

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 12:10 PM PDT

(AP) -- Google Inc.'s earnings and stock price are soaring again - and so is the Internet search leader's optimism.

Hydrogen Fuel Cells Aren't Quite Dead Yet

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 12:10 PM PDT

Like Mark Twain said of his misapplied obituary, the report of the death of the hydrogen fuel cell is an exaggeration. And no wonder: Take the universe's most abundant element, hydrogen, pass it and air through an on-board fuel cell, and produce electricity to power our cars.

The Most Ridiculous Fines in the United States

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 12:00 PM PDT

Society functions on a set of rules and regulations that are typically designed for our benefit and well-being as a community – whether we like them or not, laws are in place to promote the greater good. However, every so often a nit-picky law is put in place that makes little sense to the greater public concern.

This Is Me In A Nutshell [PIC]

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 11:50 AM PDT

The latest in squirrel accessories.

Balloon Boy Gets Fresh Prince Treatment on Facebook [PIC]

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 11:40 AM PDT

In Eastern Colorado born and raised - Chasin' tornados is how i spent most of my days.

16 Most Entertaining Age Lopsided Relationships in Movies

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 11:30 AM PDT

The trend didn't begin with Ashton and Demi and it won't end just because Roman Polanski was brought to justice. This world is rife with lovers who find age is nothing but a number. Here are the 16 Most Entertaining Age-Lopsided Relationships in Movie History!

'Simpsons' Letting Fans Design New Character For Show

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 11:20 AM PDT

Fox is launching a new contest where for the first time ever fans can design a new Simpsons character that will appear on the show.

The Lonely Quarterback (VIDEO)

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 11:10 AM PDT

Quarterback gets denied on a high-five from 6 different teammates in a row. All fired up, Badgers QB Scott Tolzien went to celebrate with his team by trying to high five his teammates, they showed their disapproval for their quarterback's performance by giving him the cold shoulder. Not a single player on the team wanted to high five Tolzien.

Pirate Bay Takes Bias Claims to Supreme Court

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 11:00 AM PDT

Two of the main judges appointed to the upcoming Pirate Bay appeal have been accused of a conflict of interest, since they have both been members of pro-copyright groups. The appeal court decided that the judges are not biased, but the defense has announced that it will take the case to the Supreme Court, which is likely to delay the trial.

Albino animals [PICS]

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 11:00 AM PDT

From Snowflake the white gorilla to White Diamond the alligator, Albino animals seem to be everywhere these days. This month alone, we've seen an albino squirrel, an albino magpie, an albino kangaroo and an albino alligator.

Cell's Powerhouses Dismantled

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 11:00 AM PDT

Using yeast, Kris Gevaert from VIB/Ghent University and colleagues from the universities of Freiburg and Bochum have succeeded in making virtually the complete inventory of all the proteins in the mitochondria, the energy producers found in every cell.

Polanski finishing film 'The Ghost' in jail

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 10:30 AM PDT

Film director Roman Polanski is completing his latest film from prison in Switzerland, says screenwriter Robert Harris.

iRobot Unveils Morphing Blob Robot (w/ Video)

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 10:30 AM PDT

iRobot's latest robot is unique on many levels. The doughy blob moves by inflating and deflating - a new technique its developers call 'jamming.' As the researchers explain in the video below, the jamming mechanism enables the robot to transition from a liquid-like to a solid-like state.

Nobel Peace Prize Surprise [ZeFrank Vid]

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 10:00 AM PDT

Ze wonders what the Nobel Committee has against President Obama that made them decide to award him the Peace Prize.

Oaksterdam: How Oakland is Leading Marijuana Legalization

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 10:00 AM PDT

Welcome to Potopia. A nine-block section of downtown Oakland, Calif., has become a modern marijuana mecca—and a model for what a legalized-drug America could look like.

Will Linux be the dominant OS for consumer electronics?

Posted: 16 Oct 2009 09:50 AM PDT

Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin says that mobile convergence will boost Linux adoption because the open source operating system is the ultimate enabler of consumer electronics.

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