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Sunday, October 25, 2009



The Bee Gees: 50 years on

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 05:50 PM PDT

Robin and Barry Gibb talk about 50 years of the band, from tragedy to how they changed the world........What is your favorite Bee Gees song?

Poor Kitty Pwned By An Evil Man [GIF]

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 05:40 PM PDT


Children With Congenital Blindness Can Now See O_O

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 05:40 PM PDT

Born with a retinal disease that made him legally blind, and would eventually leave him totally sightless, the nine-year-old boy used to sit in the back of the classroom, relying on the large print on an electronic screen and assisted by teacher aides. Now, after a single injection of genes that produce ...

Apple making more while charging less?

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 05:30 PM PDT

Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer said that Apple recently finished its "most profitable quarter ever," selling more iPhones and Macs than in any previous quarter. Interestingly, while retail prices have been cut on many products, the average selling price for those products has risen. How is Apple doing it?

5 People Who Failed Their Way to Fame And Fortune

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 05:30 PM PDT

These are the people who failed, and failed so hard, that their failures became a source of entertainment for millions... and they cashed in accordingly.

NFL Referees Could be Getting Helmets

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 05:20 PM PDT

As if they're not blind enough, now NFL referees are rumored to be getting helmets as a committee is said to be looking into the safety of referees following multiple incidents this season.

Lucrative toilet blogger opportunity opens up

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 05:10 PM PDT

OK, it's an obvious bid for free media, but you have to balance that with the needs of excretion fans.

Dream job 2: Exotic psychologist

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 05:00 PM PDT

This doesn't sound like a typical scientific experiment, but Nicola Holt isn't an ordinary scientist. She specialises in parapsychology, anomalous experiences and the role of altered states of consciousness in creativity.

Video Game Proverbs

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 04:40 PM PDT

A coin saved is 1/100th of a life earned!

'Paranormal Activity' Beats 'Saw VI' at Friday Box Office

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 04:30 PM PDT

Paramount's wide expansion of its cult horror title "Paranormal Activity" took the top spot at the box office Friday with $7.6m, however, the pic didn't entirely scare away "Saw VI" which notched second with $7m. "Saw VI' fell short of the double-digit opening numbers of installments two through five; the franchise has grossed $350M to date.

Senate Democrats close in on health reform votes

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 04:20 PM PDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democratic leaders are close to securing enough votes to advance a sweeping healthcare reform backed by President Barack Obama, a top Senate Democrat said on Sunday, adding that it likely would include a national health plan that would allow states the option of dropping out.

"I Can't Believe Red Hot Chili Peppers Are Still Around"

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 04:20 PM PDT

17-Year Locusts Can't Believe Red Hot Chili Peppers Are Still Around

Cool Pumpkin Hack: Carve a Candle-Friendly Pumpkin Hatch

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 04:09 PM PDT

Just added to the "Why on earth didn't we think of this already?" category is this fantastic way to carve a lid for your Halloween pumpkin. What could make the simple lid-up-top style of pumpkin carving better? A full-out hatchback of a lid that makes putting in and lighting candles simple and free of finger singes

Modern man had sex with Neanderthals

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 03:41 PM PDT

Modern man and Neanderthals had sex across the species barrier, according to leading geneticist Professor Svante Paabo.

The Fox News War: What's the Upside For Obama?

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 03:41 PM PDT

Critics call the Obama administration's criticism of Fox News petty. But if it discredits the conservative network in the eyes of moderates, the strategy might work. The Obama administration has taken a fair amount of grief for its campaign to marginalize Fox News, saying the cable network is "not a news organization" but rather "the communication

11 of the Most Miserable Shots Ever Concocted

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 03:20 PM PDT

The bigger the party gets, the higher the likelihood someone will suddenly declare, "it's time to do shots," and you'll be instantly swept up in a sea of poor decisions. Still, not all shots are created equal, and although some of them might go down smooth, others can leave enough scars to last a lifetime.

It's Not Necrophilia If... (pic)

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 03:20 PM PDT


Nice try, buddy.

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 03:20 PM PDT


Could Be The Biggest Pig

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 03:10 PM PDT

Because of this "SWINE" thousands have died.......................

Economists Push Employer Tax Break For New Hiring

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Economists disagree about a lot of things, but not about today's job market.They all say it's terrible.U.S. employers are creating far too few jobs to absorb the 15 million people who need paychecks.Now some economists are pushing an idea they say could help. They want Congress to approve a tax credit for employers who create new jobs.

The Best Google Logo EVER (PIC)

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 01:50 PM PDT


Do the World's Most Beautiful Women Live in Venezuela?(PICS)

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Hugo Chavez would probably fare better in international diplomacy if he promoted these natural resources rather than oil.

Carefully Cleaning Up the Garbage at Los Alamos Laboratory

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 01:20 PM PDT

A team of workers is using $212 million in federal stimulus money to clean up the 65-year-old, six-acre dump, which was used by the scientists who built the world's first atomic bomb. They are approaching the job like an archeological dig — only with even greater care, since some of the things they unearth are likely to be radioactive.

Saw VI to Be Shown Only in Porno Theaters in Spain

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 12:40 PM PDT

Citing extreme violence, the Spanish Culture Ministry's Film Institute gave "Saw VI" an X rating this week, relegating it to the limited circuit of theaters dedicated to pornographic films.

Apple punts on lower-cost MacBook

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 12:12 PM PDT

$999 is as low as Apple will go

New Environmentally Friendly Light Bulb Can Last 25 Years

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 12:00 PM PDT

A version that brightens up instantly, costs a dollar or two a year to run and lasts up to 25 years has gone on sale in Britain for the first time.

'Lipstick Killer' is now the longest serving inmate

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 11:40 AM PDT

William Heirens, the "Lipstick Killer," is believed to be the longest-serving inmate in the United States. He turns 81 on November 15.

Police relaunch Lockerbie bombing investigation

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 11:30 AM PDT

Detectives have relaunched the investigation into the Lockerbie bombing and are pursuing "several" new lines of inquiry including a fresh analysis of forensic evidence, The Sunday Telegraph can reveal.

Israeli Police Storm Jerusalem Holy Shrine

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 11:20 AM PDT

Israeli forces stormed the most sensitive holy shrine in Jerusalem on Sunday, firing water cannons and stun grenades to disperse a crowd of hundreds of Palestinian protesters that had pelted forces with stones.

Ping - How High Will Real-Time Search Fly?

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 09:40 AM PDT

The value of real-time search is clear, but many other valuable Web services have struggled to find effective business models.

Gene therapy transforms eyesight of 12 people

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 09:21 AM PDT

Pennsylvania researchers using gene therapy have made significant improvements in vision in 12 patients with a rare inherited visual defect, a finding that suggests it may be possible to produce similar improvements in a much larger number of patients with retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration.

Northwest Pilot: "Nobody Was Sleeping"

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 09:11 AM PDT

The first officer of the Northwest Airlines jet that missed its destination by 150 miles says he and the captain were not sleeping or arguing in the cockpit but he wouldn't explain their lapse in response and the detour.

Space: The Final Junkyard

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 09:00 AM PDT

Since 1957, when the USSR launched Sputnik 1 into orbit, thousands of satellites have been launched into space. Whilst some of them are operational, many have failed over time remaining in orbit as floating junk... and potentially devastating debris. European Infrastructure news online consider the implications that such space junk could have on to

Senate Climate Bill Seeking to Cushion Impact on Industry

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 08:51 AM PDT

The bill will initially grant free emissions permits and provide subsidies to some companies to ease the transition to a lower-carbon economy.

It's Official: The ATF and the FBI Don't Get Along - TIME

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 08:31 AM PDT

Top agency officials claim major conflicts have stopped and that recent disputes were isolated incidents. The auditors found otherwise: "We found explosives incident disputes between the FBI and ATF that were recent, significant, and attributable to more than personality conflicts."

Net Neutrality FAQ: What's in it for You?

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 08:20 AM PDT

What is net neutrality anyway? What exactly did the FCC do? Who wants it? Who's opposed to it? Here's the status and some straight answers on the proposed rule change regarding ISPs' responsibilities and access.

Marijuana Economics: California's Largest Cash Crop

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 07:20 AM PDT

Marijuana is by some estimates California's largest cash crop, bringing in more than twice the revenue of vegetables, yet we don't tax this green. Legalizing and taxing pot could provide $1.3 billion to help our hemorrhaging economy.

World's First BitTorrent Powered Live Streamed Concert

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 04:30 AM PDT

A unique event takes place today in a movie theater in the north of Norway. Using the Swarmplayer software developed by the EU-funded P2P-Next project, for the first time ever a live concert will be broadcasted on the Internet utilizing BitTorrent technology.

APOD: 2009 October 25 -M1: The Crab Nebula from Hubble

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 03:20 AM PDT


Basketball Mascot Lives Atop billboard for Ticket Sales

Posted: 25 Oct 2009 03:00 AM PDT

Flash Fox, a mascot for the NBA D-League's Utah Flash, is currently living atop a billboard in order to boost team ticket sales.

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