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Wednesday, October 21, 2009



Wisconsin governor supports medical marijuana

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 05:00 PM PDT

Could Wisconsin make medical marijuana legal before Minnesota even gets close? It looks a lot more promising across the border with their governor supporting it for treating severe pain and other ailments.

Who Says Genetically Modified Foods are Unnatural?

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 05:00 PM PDT

Stewart Brand explains that these modified crops need not be controversial.

Atheist Ads to be Displayed in New York Subway Stations

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 04:50 PM PDT

Some New Yorkers may want to reconsider exclaiming "Thank God" when arriving at their destination subway station beginning next Monday.

1 cello, 4 players

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Four musicians playing in the same cello ( Boléro - Maurice Ravel )

Apology for singing shop worker

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 04:30 PM PDT

A shop assistant who was told she could not sing at work without a performance licence is given an apology.

China's Underworld Goes on Trial in Chongqing

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 03:50 PM PDT

Call it China's trial of the 21st century. Not since Mao Zedong's wife and her fellow members of the reviled "Gang of Four" were tried in 1980 has a courtroom trial so captured the attention of the nation.

“Happy birthday, old friend. Pretty Hate Machine turns 20”

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 03:40 PM PDT

Trent Reznor's Twitter page was resurrected last night as the Nine Inch Nails frontman celebrated the 20th anniversary of his debut album Pretty Hate Machine. This was the first Tweet from Reznor since July 17th: "I believe I've done all I care to do here at this point. Flesh and reality and silence are calling."

Gymnast Lands Head First After Failed Front Flip (Video)

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 03:30 PM PDT

Moments into her floor routine, Jessica attempted to cap off a tumbling sequence with a challenging double front somersault, but that double quickly turned into a single-and-a-half, causing her to land on her head and out of the competition.

Asterix at 50: A French Comic Hero Conquers the World

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 03:30 PM PDT

A new Asterix and Obelix book is being released in France to coincide with the 50th birthday of the comic-book heroes. The duo are still plenty beloved, but they are no longer symbols of France's us-vs.-them mentality

Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Cars of 2010

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 03:10 PM PDT

Here are the greenest cars on the road this--and next--year. And then there's the 10 worst gas guzzlers . . .

Florida Woman's Rape Called A "Pre-Existing Condition" By In

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 02:50 PM PDT

In 2002, Chris Turner, a health insurance agent from Tampa, Florida, was drugged and raped during a business trip. That rape was called a "pre-existing condition" by several health insurance companies, which would have disqualified her for care.

Iran Agrees to Draft Nuclear Proposal

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 02:31 PM PDT

Diplomats from Iran, the U.S., Russia and France agreed Wednesday to a draft proposal that would see Iran ship about 75 percent of it's enriched uranium to Russia by the end of this year.

Verizon CEO slams Net neutrality

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Ivan Seidenberg, Verizon's chief executive, voices his strong opposition to the new open Internet rules the FCC is crafting. Read this blog post by Marguerite Reardon on Signal Strength.

15 Minutes of Sensory Deprivation Can Trigger Hallucinations

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 02:00 PM PDT

Out of LSD? You don't need psychedelic drugs to start seeing colors and objects that aren't really there. Just 15 minutes of near-total sensory deprivation can bring on hallucinations in many otherwise sane individuals.

5 New Technologies That Will Change Everything

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 02:00 PM PDT

3D TV, HTML5, video over Wi-Fi, superfast USB, and mobile "augmented reality" will emerge as breakthrough technologies in the next few years. Here's a preview of what they do and how they work.

Mouse grounds plane at New York's JFK

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 01:50 PM PDT

An aeroplane bound for Heathrow had to be grounded at JFK airport, New York, on Sunday after a mouse was spotted in the cabin before take-off.

Fossils Push Back Earliest Complex Animals 40 Million Years

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 01:50 PM PDT

A series of fossils unearthed in southwestern China has revealed the origins of complex life in unprecedented detail, and pushed its beginning back by at

Zero Punctuation: Mario & Luigi Bowser's Inside Story

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 01:40 PM PDT


Busted! 10 Financial Myths That Are Actually *****

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Before the economic rout, you could rely on certain iron laws of personal finance. For example, it was a given that house values didn't fall.

Top 10 Latin Phrases People Pretend to Understand

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 01:30 PM PDT

Whether you're deciphering a cryptic state seal or trying to impress your Catholic in-laws, knowing some Latin has its advantages. But the operative word here is "some." We'll start you off with 10 phrases that have survived the hatchet men of time (in all their pretentious glory).

Surfacescapes puts Dungeons & Dragons on Microsoft's Surface

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 01:20 PM PDT

We've seen some fancy applications for Microsoft's Surface, the touchable, strokable, caressable computing device/big-ass table, but not a single one has made us twitter in nerdy glee like Surfacescapes. Created by a team at Carnegie Mellon University, it's an implementation of Dungeons & Dragons in 3D

Timewarp: How Your Brain Creates the Fourth Dimension

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 01:10 PM PDT

Time is an illusion: your brain stitches it together until it seems continuous. But what happens when it goes wrong?

Shatner May Be Given Role In Star Trek 2!

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 01:10 PM PDT

Star Trek was perfectly fine without William Shatner. But die-hard fans still found reason to moan and groan about his absence, even though it would have been pretty difficult to easily explain (remember he's dead). Well Shatner fans, your prayers may be answered by Star Trek 2.

Inside Deep Space Boot Camp

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 01:10 PM PDT

What does it take to prep humans for a trip to an asteroid or a martian moon? Starvation? Isolation? Recycling feces for food? NASA's newest astronauts begin a grueling training regimen this fall to find out

Um... Seriously?!

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 01:01 PM PDT

This is just... no... seriously... wtf, why?!

This is the best Halloween costume ever!! [PIC]

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 01:00 PM PDT

That middle head is so fake....

"Splinter.. we found him."

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 01:00 PM PDT

Ninja Turtles can run, but they can't hide

IGN - The Complete (Awesome) History Of Resident Evil

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 01:00 PM PDT

No stone left unturned here. This is fascinating.

Drunkest Guy Ever Tries to Buy Beer, Gets Remixed [VIDEOS]

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 12:50 PM PDT

Sure, you've seen the vid of the drunkest guy ever trying to buy beer. But have you seen the Daft Punk remix? The silent film version? The one set to "He Ain't With Me Now"? Ah, the Intertubes never do let us down, do they? There's no video that can't be remixed 12 ways to Saturday. (Or, in this case, six.)

Breast cancers sufferers to be denied life extending drug

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 12:50 PM PDT

Breast cancer sufferers at the end of their lives should be denied a new drug that could give them three extra months, the NHS rationing body has recommended.

Nintendo To Launch Black Wii in UK in Time for Christmas

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 12:30 PM PDT

Nintendo is launching a limited edition black Wii games console in the UK for Christmas 2009, prompting the Spinal Tap-inspired question in the office: "It's like, how much more black could this be?"

5 years later, 5 ways that Ubuntu has made Linux more human

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 12:30 PM PDT

Today is the fifth anniversary of the Ubuntu Linux distribution. To celebrate the past five years of brown, we decided to have a look at five ways that Ubuntu has helped make the open source Linux operating system more human.

Many bitten by online teeth-whitening offer

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 12:30 PM PDT

'A REAL SCAM' | Thousands say they were hit with hidden charges

Oh Brother! "Big Brother" Winner Busted for Selling Pills

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 12:20 PM PDT

Adam Jasinski won Big Brother 9 and used the prize money to enter the drug game...and he lost...

Balloon Boy Neighbor Fights With Media

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 12:20 PM PDT

An unidentified neighbor of the Heene family and a member of the media crew covering the Balloon Boy hoax got into a fight on the Heene lawn Sunday afternoon.

10 Worst Dining Trends Of The Last Decade

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 12:10 PM PDT

Bad trends were usually good trends. They just got watered down into a really bad, overdone trend.

Rare Look Inside Moby's Home Studio [Video]

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 12:00 PM PDT

A very rare look inside Moby's Manhattan apartment-studio, where he unveils his prized assemblage of rarified gadgets, bizarre synthesizers, and outré drum devices.

Frog Riding a Tiny Motorcycle

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 12:00 PM PDT


Tokyo 2009: Lexus reveals $375,000 LFA supercar...finally

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 11:21 AM PDT

TOYOTA has unveiled a new Lexus two-seat super car, the LFA, with a 4.8-litre engine and a price tag of about $US375,000. The new addition to Toyota's luxury Lexus line uses lightweight materials such as carbon fibre.It has a V10 petrol engine and boasts a top speed of 325 kilometres per hour, with an acceleration of 0 to 100km/h in 3.7 seconds

12 Characteristics of Successful Internet Entrepreneurs.

Posted: 21 Oct 2009 11:21 AM PDT

Here's a rundown of 12 of these traits, the entrepreneurs who have them and the companies they helped create.

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