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Friday, October 30, 2009



What Happens to the Losing Team’s Championship Shirts?

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 05:50 PM PDT

After a big game in any sport, from a league championship to the World Series, Super Bowl, Stanley Cup, etc., people are going to be clamoring for commemorative merchandise. So it would make sense to have two sets printed up—declaring each team the winner.

Well Known Artist Admits to Audition With Velvet Revolver

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 05:40 PM PDT

Since Scott Weiland's departure from Velvet Revolver in April 2008, everyone from Lenny Kravitz to Sebastian Bach to Chris Cornell to obscure Canadian singers have been rumored to be the permanent fill-in for VR, but this artist is among the first to reveal that he actually tried out for the job.

Death of the DSLR Camera

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 05:30 PM PDT

Since the introduction of the first Canon Digital Rebel in 2003, this quality-conscious segment has been turning to interchangeable-lens digital SLRs (DSLRs) to take the best possible photos. However, as small auto-everything 35mm point-and-shoot cameras began to be able to create SLR-like images, SLR sales dwindled.

The Hangover Receipt (PIC)

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 05:10 PM PDT


Changing Landscape of Afghanistan [Pics]

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 05:00 PM PDT

For the past seven years, David Guttenfelder has witnessed and documented the changing landscape of Afghanistan. Although mostly embedded with coalition troops, he has also covered the presidential elections, bodybuilders in Kabul, the state of Afghan prisons and daily life in the country.

Scientists make cells that form eggs and sperm in lab

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 04:50 PM PDT

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. researchers have found a way to coax human embryonic stem cells to turn into the types of cells that make eggs and sperm, shedding light on a stage of early human development that has not been fully...

Stewart and Colbert Slam Lieberman Over Public Health Option

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Joe Lieberman has referred to himself as an "Independent Democrat." But as a war hawk and an opponent of a public health care option, many wonder if Lieberman maintains any tendencies of a Democrat at all. But I'd remind them that he is still a milquetoast douchebag.

Did Clinton meet N. Korea's Kim Jong-il or his look-alike?

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 04:30 PM PDT

Analysts here are convinced that not all photos being released of North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-il, are really photos of Kim Jong-il. Instead, they say, a look-alike has been standing in for him on some of the 122 trips he's reportedly made this year. Even Bill Clinton may have gotten the treatment.

House, Senate get separate bills to kill net neutrality

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 04:19 PM PDT

With the FCC launching a rule-making proceeding on net neutrality, a pair of bills have been introduced to Congress that would bar the FCC from issuing "any regulations regarding the Internet."

US Jails Al-Qaeda Sleeper Agent In Support For Terrorism

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 03:51 PM PDT

An al-Qaeda sleeper agent Al-Marri is jailed in the US for conspiring to provide material support for terrorism.

Newspapers Are Better Off Than You Think

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 03:30 PM PDT

Chillax, people. At some point in the future, newspapers may disappear. But count me in the later rather than sooner camp.

Tanker Spills Fuel in San Francisco Bay

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 03:11 PM PDT

The oil tanker Dubai Star is anchored in San Francisco Bay on Friday, with a barge next to it. Earlier Friday a fuel transfer between the ships caused a leak into the bay.

Apple, AT&T Hit With Another iPhone MMS Class Action

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 03:02 PM PDT

Apple and AT&T are facing a new putative class action from an iPhone user who alleges that the companies misrepresented the phone's MMS (multimedia messaging service) capabilities.

The Great Depression And The Great Recession

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 02:51 PM PDT

Eighty years ago this week, the stock market crashed. Although it was more a symptom of the economy's underlying problems than a cause of the Great Depression, it is still considered the day the worst economic crisis in American history began.

Drunk Ewoks Disrupt 'Today' Show (video)

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 02:50 PM PDT

This is fabulous. It's a Halloween decorating segment went increasingly awry due to a pair of scene stealing (and reportedly drunk) Ewoks.

Sir Christopher Lee knighted

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Dracula star Sir Christopher Lee was knighted by the Prince of Wales and hailed the Hammer horror movies that made his name.

How Cities Are Reducing Police Response Times (Infographic)

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 02:20 PM PDT

To keep citizens safe, city police departments are constantly looking for an edge to make themselves faster and more responsive in the face of criminal activity. Here are five cities that are using technological innovations to concentrate their efforts when and where they are most needed, and to get to crime scenes as fast as possible.

A Periodic Table (PIC)

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 02:10 PM PDT


Actor Dennis Hopper Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Actor Dennis Hopper is suffering from prostate cancer and canceling all travel plans to focus on his treatment, his manager told media on Thursday.

Superstitious Beliefs Cemented Before Birth

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 01:40 PM PDT

People who are prone to believe in paranormal phenomena may have just been born that way.

Washington station airs bare breast self-exams

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 01:40 PM PDT

The ABC affiliate in Washington is airing a two-part series that takes a close and unobscured look at breast self-exams. But WJLA insists it's not just a naked attempt to boost the ratings.

Russia hopes nuclear ship will fly humans to Mars - Yahoo! N

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Russia should build a new nuclear-powered spaceship for prospective manned missions to Mars and other planets, the nation's space chief said Thursday.

You Are What You Eat: Inside America's Refrigerators (Pics)

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 01:20 PM PDT

From Photographer Mark Menjivar's latest series: You Are What You Eat.

Can the Droid save Motorola?

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 01:10 PM PDT

Could Motorola's new smartphone, the Droid, be the company's next Razr a la 2010?Judging from the hype surrounding the new smartphone, which is the first device to use the Google Android 2.0 operating system, there is a good chance the

Zombie Claims Hollywood Is Now a 'Scared Town'

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 12:20 PM PDT

Rob Zombie, whose "House of 1,000 Corpses" and "The Devil's Rejects" became instant cult favorites, called Hollywood "a scared town" where studios want to put money behind what they think is a sure bet. He says he has lots of original ideas, but nobody wants to do anything except remakes.

Celebrities That Are Getting Better Looking With Age

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 12:01 PM PDT

Most people's looks tend to gradually decline with age, reaching a peak some time in our twenties then tapering off with each passing year - but the following celebrities are bucking the trend by defying the ravages of time, laughing in the face of nature, and literally getting hotter as they get older.

The GDP Mirage: Why Data are Distorted

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 11:50 AM PDT

By overlooking cuts in research and development, product design, and worker training, GDP is greatly overstating the economy's strength

Video gamers to play for 'real'

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 11:50 AM PDT

Gamers could soon get the chance to compete side by side against real sportsmen in real events thanks to a new technology.

Red, White Wine, Fish And Science

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 11:50 AM PDT

The long-standing rule of matching wine and food -- red wine with red meat and white wine with fish -- actually has a scientific explanation, according to two scientists working for the Mercian Corporation, a Japanese producer and marketer of wine.

Anthony Hopkins Will Play Odon, Thor's Father

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 11:32 AM PDT

Anthony Hopkins is in negotiations to play the Norse god Odin in "Thor," Marvel Studios' adaptation being directed by Kenneth Branagh.

Sharkskin-Like Material Stops the Spread of Bacteria

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 11:11 AM PDT

Sharklet Technologies, a Florida-based biotech company, has figured out a way to capitalize on shark skin - specifically on the way parasites and bacteria can't stick to sharks. The trick is in the pattern of the skin's surface. Scientists have figured out how to print the pattern onto adhesive film, which wards off bacteria and is ideal for...

Secure computers aren’t so secure

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 11:02 AM PDT

Even well-defended computers can leak shocking amounts of private data. MIT researchers seek out exotic attacks in order to shut them down

Where do ghosts come from?

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 10:51 AM PDT

Some places spook even those who scoff at the supernatural. Our reporter braved a night in a haunted castle to find out why.

Spooky Species Discovered This Year

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 10:30 AM PDT

Get spooked by a ghostshark, a ''Dracula'' fish, a carnivorous sea squirt, and more of 2009's freakiest finds.

Bob Knight Turns Down an Invitation to His Own HOF Induction

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 10:20 AM PDT

The General clearly has no ill-will towards his old employer, judging by his declining the HOF induction and the current lawsuit he's got running against IU.

Inequality, 'Silver Spoon' Effect Found in Ancient Societies

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 10:01 AM PDT

The so-called "silver spoon" effect -- in which wealth is passed down from one generation to another -- is well established in some of the world's most ancient economies, according to an international study coordinated by a UC Davis anthropologist.

Starfish 'Pump Ups' to Cool Down

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 09:20 AM PDT

Starfish have a remarkable thermoregulation strategy to avoid overheating in the sun, scientists discover.

Top 10 Halloween Movies for Younger Kids

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 09:10 AM PDT

It's easy to find a list of horror movies to watch for Halloween. But for parents of pre-teens, it can be hard to find something to watch that's in the proper Halloween spirit, but won't induce a month of nightmares. Here are our top 10 movie suggestions to show to younger kids that we think will be fun for grownups, too.

Toxic Waste Shipwreck in Madagascar Kills Whales

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 09:10 AM PDT

A ship carrying toxic waste sunk off the coast of Madagascar, & thousands of tons of refuse were emptied into the rich marine ecosystem. The wreck has had devastating effects on sea life and the health of people who live inland - causing whales to mysteriously beach in greater numbers, and afflicting locals with grave respiratory and skin diseases.

AFI Fest 2009: What if Movies Were Free?

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 09:10 AM PDT

They say there's no such thing as a free lunch, but what about a free film festival? "We were looking to make a bold move," says AFI Fest artistic director Rose Kuo. It was time to turn the conversation around, to do something somewhat audacious, and to get people excited about indie film."

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