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Thursday, October 22, 2009



Where's the Money? Top VC Firms in the US (Infographic)

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 05:00 PM PDT

Here's a look at where the most active VC firms in the US are and the biggest deals have been made.

Air Jordan's son may cost school $3 million over adidas deal

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 05:00 PM PDT

Michael Jordan's son, Marcus, could cost the University of Central Florida nearly $3 million by insisting on wearing his father's brand of Nikes as a freshman basketball player, the Orlando Sentinel reports. The reason? UCF has an exclusive, multimillion dollar deal with adidas that requires all of its coaches and athletes to use adidas shoes.

A Lifeguard Tower I Would Live In (PICS)

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 04:42 PM PDT

This awesomely designed lifeguard tower was created in 1975 by by German engineer Ulrich Müther and architect Dietrich Otto. It can be found on Binz beach, on the island of Rügen

Europe Offers to Cut Emissions 95% by 2050

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 04:30 PM PDT

Europe attempted to reassert its international leadership in the fight against global warming today, offering to slash its greenhouse gas emissions by up to 95% by 2050 and by 30% by 2020 if a climate change pact is sealed in Copenhagen in six weeks' time.

Explorers Search for Ancient Supernova Explosion at the Bott

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 04:30 PM PDT

Supernovas are the engines of star birth in the Universe. In short, the engines of life. Every ten million years a supernova disperses the cloud out of which it was formed, catalyzing the birth of new stars in one or...

Yep, pretty sure there’s something hot going on here…

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 04:20 PM PDT


Run-DMC + Broadway = ?

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 04:20 PM PDT

The NY Times reports that Run-DMC is working with Paula Wagner, a veteran Hollywood producer, to develop a musical about the legendary hip-hop group. ""Their work speaks to everybody, " Ms. Wagner said in a telephone interview, "and the story of their rise to fame is innately theatrical.""

10 Cool Concepts from the Tokyo Auto Show

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Gull WingThe Subaru Hybrid Tourer Concept has both a 2.0 liter boxer engine and electric motor hybrid system, a feature that could land in actual showrooms by 2011.

IVF Couples Warned over Drinking

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 04:12 PM PDT

IVF couples could significantly harm their chances of success if both partners drink the equivalent of six units a week, warn experts.

Space: most distant galaxy cluster discovered

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 04:11 PM PDT

The youngest and most distant galaxy cluster yet has been discovered by scientists 10.2 billion light years away, a billion further than the previous record.

The 11 Best Sketches of Robot Chicken Season 4

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 04:00 PM PDT

11 videos highlighting season 4 of Robot Chicken. You can never have enough toilet jokes.

Twitter becomes mutual friend of Google, Microsoft

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 04:00 PM PDT

Twitter Inc. is selling the rights to mine its communications hotbed to both Internet search leader Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. in dueling deals that underscore the growing importance of being able to show what's on people's minds at any given moment.

Incredibly Insane Decorated Cars

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 03:50 PM PDT

We're not talking paint jobs and new rims... some folks cover their vehicles with cameras, old tires and even fur.

7 Famous People Who Suffered From Disposophobia

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 03:50 PM PDT

Do you have trouble throwing stuff out? Afraid to let go of that old remote control for the broken TV you've got stored away in the basement just in case you might need it someday? Have trouble giving those old, worn-out shoes over to charity? You might be suffering from disposophobia, sometimes called pathological hoarding.

Basketball Player Goes Medieval on Fan [VID]

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 03:40 PM PDT

He probably fights this fan because the guy made a crack about having it his way. That will you get you a Whopper on the side of the head.

Medical marijuana could lead to full legalization

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 03:40 PM PDT

Even conservatives are saying, 'Why not?' Drug war has failed.

Bong water is an illegal drug, Minn. Supreme Court rules

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 03:30 PM PDT

Time to dump your bong water in case the feds show up at your door. They might think you actually plan to drink it later. According to a split decision by the Minnesota Supreme Court, a person in possession of more than 25 grams of bong water that contains a controlled substance can be prosecuted for a first-degree drug crime.

The Scientist Who Mistook Himself for a Spy

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 03:30 PM PDT

According to a criminal complaint, Stewart Nozette, a scientist who worked for the United States government for decades before being arrested on Monday on espionage charges, told a federal agent posing as a Mossad agent that he thought he already was spying for Israel.

Thai Museum 'Hitler is Not Dead' Billboard Ad Draws Outrage

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 03:30 PM PDT

A Hitler billboard in Thailand promoting a local wax museum has locals and foreign governments up in arms. The billboard campaign, which features photos of famous dead people, included a photo of Hitler making the infamous Nazi salute along with the tagline "Hitler is not dead."

'Sidewalk Astronomy' to Sweep the U.S. This Weekend

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 03:30 PM PDT

People across America will havea chance to gaze up at Jupiter and its four largest moons this weekend the sameway Galileo did almost 400 years ago.

TED: The Devastating Toll of Syringe Reuse

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 03:20 PM PDT

Reuse of syringes, all too common in under-funded clinics, kills 1.3 million each year. Marc Koska clues us in to this devastating global problem with facts, photos and hidden-camera footage. He shares his solution: a low-cost syringe that can't be used twice.

Japan Burger King Offers Windows 7 Whopper.

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 03:20 PM PDT

Oh Japan, how I love your ability to create the most insanely odd advertising campaigns. The burger stacks seven patties, extending a normal Whopper to 5.1 inches tall.

This dog is an idiot :)

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 03:10 PM PDT

What was he thinking?

2004 Execution Haunts Texas Governor's Race

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 03:10 PM PDT

Did Texas execute an innocent man? That question, and the controversy surrounding it, continues to dog Gov. Rick Perry. Critics say the governor has tried to squelch an investigation into the case. Now the issue has moved to the forefront of Perry's effort to win re-election.

Lil Wayne Pleads Guilty, One-Year Sentence Expected

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 03:10 PM PDT

Lil Wayne pleaded guilty to felony gun possession in a Manhattan courtroom on Thursday stemming from a July 2007 arrest following his first headlining concert in New York.

5 Reasons Star Wars Sequels Would Be Worse Than The Prequels

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 03:00 PM PDT

Believe it or not, there are actually Star Wars stories so terrible they do more damage to the source material than Jar Jar Binks could have ever hoped to.

Where Are They Now? 13 NFL Draft Busts

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 03:00 PM PDT

The NFL draft is a time for excitement and optimism, but realistically, some of the players taken aren't going to pan out in the NFL. What happens to all of the old bust picks, though? They don't just disappear, and many of them are far more successful off the field than they ever were in the NFL.

Castle On the Ocean Could Paper Craft Get Any Better ???

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 02:50 PM PDT

Going through a recent paper craft exhibition in Tokyo. Words alone cannot exactly capture the intensity of Itou's creation. But looking at it, one is left wondering whether paper craft could ever get any better, or whether Itou's work isn't really as good as it can get; in other words 'the ultimate.'

Infinity Ward: No Dedicated Server Support is Not Crazy

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 02:50 PM PDT

Among the chaos, Infinity Ward's Rob Bowling tries to explain how no dedicated server is not such a bad idea to the legion of doom and also list out the benefits of using their IWNet.

Tony Hawk Interviews Tom Green: Skating/Jackass/Marriage

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 02:50 PM PDT

Tom Green sits down with Tony Hawk to talk about his pro skate career, Jackass, Drew Barrymore, and more on this weeks Free Lunch!

Where Will the Next Five Big Earthquakes Be

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Earthquake is the hardest thing to predict that makes this article an interesting read.

Every Mission to Mars Ever (Infographic)

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 02:40 PM PDT

50% failure rate so far.

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Stratospheric Geoengineering

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 02:40 PM PDT

One of the first cost-benefit analyses of stratospheric geoengineering looks at how military aircraft, weather balloons and artillery shells could be used to cool the planet. The ideas may sound like science fiction, but some researchers are seriously considering what it would take to shoot sun-reflecting aerosols into the atmosphere......

2009 Tokyo Auto Show: The Shape of Things to Come

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Four exciting concepts from Nissan, Honda, Daihatsu and Mitsubishi give us a sneak peak at the future., The latest national and international auto show coverage, including new releases, photos and video that take you to the show floor.

Crazy Iranian Guy Leaves Numerous Messages Before Losing It

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 02:30 PM PDT

David keeps calling back Ashley in hopes that she will talk to him. He eventually loses it and calls her all sorts of horrible names. Some people just can't take rejection.

The Ultimate Sacrifice: What Some Bugs Will Do

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Yellow jackets, like honey bees and fire ants, exist in a sophisticated social hierarchy. Unlike other animals that travel in packs, these social insects will literally sacrifice their own survival in support of their hives, nests and colonies.

The Rise of Personalized Medicine (Graphic)

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Cast an eye over the pharmaceutical industry, and one thing is clear to see: burdened by the downfall of the blockbuster drugs, R&D investments now need a new, key player. Step forward personalized medicine.

Pro-atheism Ads: Sean Hannity Defames New Yorkers

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Hannity's argument is that intolerant leftist New Yorkers are okay with atheists buying subway ads but would be outraged if Christians did the same thing. The problem with this thinking is that Christians have been putting up pro-Christianity ads in the subway for years and nobody cares.

Rethinking relativity: Could time be out of joint?

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 02:10 PM PDT

An analysis of ancient light from distant galaxies suggests that gravity once distorted time more than space. That's not the way Einstein saw things

A Flowchart to Determine What Religion You Should Follow

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Flowcharts are a great way to make sense out of confusing scenarios, and there's no scenario that's more confusing than trying to figure out what religion you should follow. That's why we've created this helpful flowchart to guide you through the process:

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