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Friday, November 6, 2009



How Everything Goes to Hell During a Zombie Apocalypse (PIC)

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 05:10 PM PST

An funny depiction of what NOT to do during a zombie outbreak

Babies 'cry in mother's tongue'

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 05:00 PM PST

German researchers say babies begin to pick up the nuances of their parents' accents while still in the womb.

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Talk YouTube

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 05:00 PM PST

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay announce the Funny or Die channel on YouTube.

Awkward Internet Family Photoshops

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 05:00 PM PST

As Awkward Family Photos and My Parents Were Awesome have shown us, family portraits should be cherished. You can look back at photos years from now and say, "I can't believe I'm so depressed that I'm looking at old photos. Of other people's families." Well lucky for you, Memes and your favorite internet crazies have families, too.

How Arlington National Cemetery Came to Be

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 04:40 PM PST

The fight over Robert E. Lee's beloved home -- seized by the U.S. government during the Civil War -- went on for decades.

“Michael Jackson,” taken 1999, printed 2000

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 04:30 PM PST

Crazy cool image(s) by Albert Watson. This image is on display as a 96″ x 58″ C-print as part of the exhibition "Who Shot Rock & Roll" at the Brooklyn Museum through January 31, 2010.

Military Suicides are On the Rise

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 04:20 PM PST

New Army figures indicate that seven active-duty soldiers are believed to have taken their lives in September. That brings to 117 the number of reported Army suicides, from January to September, of troops serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. That's up from 103 over the same period in 2008.

New Rules May Force Banks to Acknowledge Losses

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 04:10 PM PST

A controversial change in accounting rules this year has allowed banks to claim billions of dollars in additional earnings simply by tweaking their bookkeeping, greatly enhancing the appearance that the industry is returning to health. But accounting rule makers are considering further changes that could drain the blood right out of the industry.

Sacked UK Drug Czar David Nutt: 'The population is with me'

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 04:00 PM PST

The man at the heart of the row over the relationship between politics and science appeared relaxed and unrepentant.

Five Things to Like About the Droid (and a Few Not to Love)

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 03:41 PM PST

The Droid is a fierce phone. Motorola's newest smartphone has a number of features that match and even best its biggest competitor, Apple's iPhone.

New Digital 'Electronics' Concept Could Continue Moore's Law

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 03:31 PM PST

Computers of the future could be operating not on electrons, but on tiny waves traveling through an electron "fluid," if a new proposal is successful. The new circuit design, recently introduced by Dr. H├ęctor J. De Los Santos, CTO of NanoMEMS Research, LLC, in Irvine, California, may be a promising candidate to replace CMOS-based circuits, and...

GLAAD Protesting SOUTH PARK 'F-Bomb' Episode (+ vids)

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 03:21 PM PST

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is coming out against Wednesday's episode that attempted to re-define the word 'fag'...


Posted: 06 Nov 2009 03:21 PM PST

"I don't see how he can do anything other than move aggressively to achieve victory," said the War Profiteer.

Nancy Lieberman To Become the NBA's 1st Female Head Coach?

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 03:20 PM PST

If there ever will be a female NBA head coach in my lifetime, I'm thinking Nancy Lieberman has got a shot. Lieberman took the first step toward that Thursday when she was named head coach of the Dallas Mavericks' D-League team in Frisco, Texas, that will begin play next year.

Was the University of Maryland Built By Slave Labor?

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 03:20 PM PST

Researchers hoped to find a "smoking gun" that would link slavery to the construction and founding of the college. But records were wiped out by a fire that swept the campus more than 100 years ago. Slave labor was so intrinsic to business and construction in the state, however, that the link can be presumed.

If You Can't Find The Book You Want [Pic]

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 03:10 PM PST

You're probably at the....

Scientology Employees Forced To Watch Tom Cruise Videos

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 03:10 PM PST

According to a former member of the church the eccentric star is used as inspiration to those working at the sprawling compound in Gilman Hot Springs California.

Here's That Leaked Copyright Treaty Document

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 03:10 PM PST

Here's the secret Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement document, as it appeared on Wikileaks today. It amounts to policy laundering at its finest -– that the United States is pushing the world to require ISPs to adopt "graduated response" policies that amount to terminating internet service of repeat, copyright offenders.

Is the Dollar Dying a Slow Death?

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 03:00 PM PST

The value of the greenback has resumed its downward spiral, but don't count out the world's reserve currency yet

Show Me the Money: Wacky Facts About Music Royalties

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 02:50 PM PST

Writing a song ain't easy, but getting paid for the music you create is even tougher. Recording artists depend on hit songs to sell records and generate income, and when they sign a record contract, they usually get a 7 to 10 percent cut of their album's profits.

Kirk Cameron links Charles Darwin to Hitler/racism/sexism

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 02:30 PM PST

In a video posted recently to YouTube, Cameron lays out a plan to subvert 'Darwin Day' on November 22, 2009 -- a date marking the 150th anniversary of the publishing of Charles Darwin's "Origin of Species." Cameron says that he and like-minded activists plan to deliver 50,000 copies of an altered version of Darwin's book to students.

Republican Wins May Make Democrats Cautious on Obama Agenda

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 02:10 PM PST

Republican victories in the New Jersey and Virginia gubernatorial races may make some congressional Democrats more leery of backing key elements of President BarackObama's agenda because of the political price they could pay,analysts said.

The Lion Quick Jump On To A JEEP

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 02:00 PM PST

Pictures of the day: 6 November 2009

7 Most Massive Single Meteorites on Earth

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 01:40 PM PST

Like fugitives on the run from distant solar systems, meteors hurtle through the earth's atmosphere, lighting up the eyes of observers on the ground. Often these fireballs of metal and rock burn up in a blaze of glory, and many do not survive their impact with the Earth's surface. Those that do though start a more settled life here on Earth...

Land Mass vs Population Size by Country (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 01:40 PM PST

Countries come in all shapes and sizes, and so do their populations. Below is a graphic representation of selected countries, based on land mass and population

Zach Galifianakis Set to Star as Humpty-Dumpty

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 01:30 PM PST

Funny-man Zach Galifiankis is set to play Humpty-Dumpty in the fifth installment of the Shrek series. You heard correct, the fifth Shrek movie

The 7 levels of a Bar Hook-Up

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 01:20 PM PST

There are those nights when you truly just want to grab a beer (or seven), hang out with your friends, and complain about work. But then there are the other nights when you use up all your hair gel, iron your jeans, and truly just want to get laid.

Born-Again Christian Tries to Burn Down his Church 4 times

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 01:10 PM PST

Thirty-year-old Izad Chavoshan could get up to 20 years in state prison if he is convicted of the three felony counts of arson, one felony count of attempted arson and a hate crime sentencing enhancement against him. What the hell happened?

The Myth of '08, Demolished

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 12:50 PM PST

Obama's 2008 sweep was a historical anomaly...The same conventional wisdom that proclaimed the dawning of a new age last November dismissed the inevitable popular reaction to Obama's hubristic expansion of government, taxation, spending and debt—the tea party demonstrators, the town hall protesters—as a raging rabble of resentful reactionaries.

6 People Who Faked Their Own Death (For Ridiculous Reasons)

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 12:40 PM PST

We can admit that sometimes it might make sense to fake your death. You know, like if you're on the run from the mob, or something. Or you could go a totally different route and fake your death for a really asinine reason. Kind of like these people...

Fort Hood shooting: police woman hailed for bravery

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 12:20 PM PST

An American police woman has been hailed a heroine after taking on the lone gunman who went on a shooting spree at a huge military base in the United States, killing 13 people and wounding 30 others.

The Real Men Who Stare at Goats

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 11:55 AM PST

Psychic Spies, Acid Guinea Pigs, New Age Soldiers: the True Men Who Stare at Goats. - WARNING : Minor Spoilers

Big cable: move millions from phone subsidies to broadband

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 11:50 AM PST

Why is the FCC still funding rural phone companies in areas where unsubsidized cable operators offer IP telephone service? The cable industry is proposing a sweeping measure to simplify the nation's subsidy system for rural phone service providers

Steven Chu: The Nerd in the Cabinet

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 11:50 AM PST

The current Secretary of Energy is also a Nobel Laureate and former physics professor at UC Berkeley, and a self-described 'energy conservation nut.'

Shooting reported at Orlando high-rise - CNN.com

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 11:40 AM PST

A gunman was at large after firefighters and police responded to a reported shooting Friday at a high-rise building in Orlando, Florida, authorities said.

Will Ferrell's Funny Or Die links up with YouTube

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 11:40 AM PST

YouTube has announced it is to partner Will Ferrell's comedy website Funny Or Die, offering up a channel featuring a boatload of the site's comedic content.Funny Or Die has been around since 2007 and is the brainchild of Will Ferrell and writer Adam McKay. The site has garnered something of a cult following.

Top 10 Smartest Mammals

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 11:30 AM PST

Elephants have much heavier brains than we humans, but when it comes to a neuron count, we tie with the pachyderms.

Digital TV Switch Causes 70% Rise in e-Waste

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 11:30 AM PST

This year, the council has recycled 50,000 analogue TVs thrown away by households, of which 30,000 could have been upgraded to receive digital TV signals

NASA's Chandra Xray Space Observatory images [PICS]

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 11:20 AM PST

Images sent to Earth by the Chandra Xray Space Observatory.

About your lab results

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 11:10 AM PST

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