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Monday, November 9, 2009



The Best Football Celebration Dances Ever [Vid]

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 05:40 PM PST

Football games contain both football and dancing. It's true! You just have to know where to look for it. Here are some awesome football celebration dances.

Soldiers claim war zone contractors exposed them to toxins

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 05:30 PM PST

Contractors working for the military in Iraq and Afghanistan are fouling the nests of U.S. soldiers with pollution, poisoning the troops in the very bases meant to be their sanctuaries. That's the central allegation in a new set of lawsuits filed in Nashville and elsewhere across the country.

Iran charges three detained Americans with espionage -

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 05:28 PM PST

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran has charged three detained U.S. citizens with espionage, the official IRNA news agency quoted a judiciary official as saying on Monday. The three were held after they strayed into Iran fr...........................

How long does it take to put you to sleep? 3 seconds (vid)

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 05:20 PM PST

US Consumers Respond to Green With "What's In It For Me?"

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 05:20 PM PST

Is a green shopping ethic alive and well, or has "saving the earth" taken a backseat to "saving my butt?"

Star Trek Online gameplay trailer [HD]

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 05:10 PM PST

There's a new Star Trek Online trailer out from Cryptic. The trailer features some impressive gameplay footage that illustrates nicely a few aspects of STO we've been hearing about for a while

Can't Stop Coughing? 8 Causes of the Chronic Cough

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 05:00 PM PST

A chronic cough, defined as lasting more than eight weeks, is not uncommon. Up to 40% of nonsmokers in the United States and Europe have reported a chronic cough at some point, and coughing is one of the five most common reasons for a doctor's visit. Here's why you get it….

Comedian Katt Williams arrested, accused of burglary - CNN.c

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 04:58 PM PST

Comedian Katt Williams was arrested on burglary and criminal trespass charges in a west Georgia community early Monday, according to police.

The Top 50 US Craft Brewers by Sales (MAP)

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 04:50 PM PST

Once again, to be very clear, the rankings are determined by sales of those breweries that fit the criteria: small, independent and traditional (see the Brewers Association definition of Craft Brewers). This is not a list of the best beers, so you won't see your local monastery that receives 101 bottles from Heaven each year.

Thomas J. O'Malley, Dead at 94, Sent Glenn Into space

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 04:00 PM PST

Legendary space industry engineer Thomas J. O'Malley, 94, died Friday evening, shortly after a phone call from Mercury astronaut and former U.S. Sen. John Glenn, whom O'Malley launched into space in 1962 by pushing a button.

Street preacher says he would rape if there was no god

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 03:50 PM PST

If all we are is Time+Chance+Matter, then there is no TRUTH to a remark like Rape is wrong. Wrong just doesn't exist....we are just reacting the the way chemicals determine us to act.

Was Jesus a real person?

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 03:40 PM PST

Did Jesus Christ really exist, or is Christianity built upon a legend? Few scholars question Jesus' existence, but some enemies of Christianity are attempting to prove otherwise.

Why Some Countries Are Stopping Their Stimulus

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 03:30 PM PST

The different speeds with which economies are withdrawing economic-stimulus programs spell more uncertainty for the global economy

Activision Donates $1M On Game's Launch Day To Help Vets

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 03:20 PM PST

Activision plans to unveil a $US1 million backed non-profit corporation tomorrow designed to help soldiers transition to civilian careers tomorrow.

Carl Sagan remembered

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 03:10 PM PST

Astronomy | Today is Carl Sagan's 75th birthday. It would be nice if he were still around to send him the greeting personally, but sadly, he died too young...

Brazilian Expelled For Mini-Skirt, Awesome Gov't Asks Why??

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 03:02 PM PST

We would not have thought such a thing could happen just a few hours from Rio.

36% of Americans Planning on Regifting this Year

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 03:00 PM PST

More Americans are planning on regifting, or passing on a gift they got from someone else, according to a Consumer Reports poll on holiday shopping. A total of 36% of U.S. adults said they would recycle a gift this year, compared with 31% last year and 24% in 2007, the survey found.

Study Finds Poor Bosses Cause Heart Attacks, Sickness

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 02:50 PM PST

If an inept or abrasive boss is ruining your workday, you may be taking that stress to heart, literally. New research links having a poor supervisor to a higher risk of heart attack, and that's not all: people who don't like their managers also take more sick leave.

Nose Piercing Gets 12-yo Utah Girl Suspended From School

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 02:50 PM PST

To 12-year-old Suzannah Pabla, piercing her nose was a way to connect with her roots in India. To Suzannah's school, it was a dress-code violation worthy of a suspension. "I wanted to feel more closer to my family in India because I really love my family," said Suzannah. Her father was born in India as a member of the Sikh religion.

Kraft Makes Hostile Bid for Cadbury

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 02:40 PM PST

This is how corporate takeovers go down, right?

Anne Frank diary offends Lebanon's Hezbollah

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 02:40 PM PST

Anne Frank's diary has been censored out of a school textbook in Lebanon following a campaign by the militant group Hezbollah claiming the classic work promotes Zionism. The Text book was used by a private English-language school in western Beirut. Hezbollah slammed Anne Frank's diary the book for focusing on the persecution of Jews.

Hacker attacks police website: "UR SECURITY IS ZERO%"

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 02:30 PM PST

An investigation was under way today after a hacker launched a crude attack on a police website, apparently in revenge for terror deaths in Pakistan.Access to the Durham Police website was temporarily blocked by staff after its security was breached by a man calling himself "L33T HACKER Ali.Mani".

GetDeb.net Repository Makes Newer Ubuntu Apps Easily Availab

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 02:20 PM PST

GetDeb's web site has long been the go-to spot for Ubuntu (and Debian, and Mint) users to grab the latest copies of software not yet released by their official repositories. Now GetDeb makes it even easier with a repository.

Top 10 Reasons Why the World Won't End in 2012

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 02:20 PM PST

This latest installment in decades of flaky astronomical apocalypse predictions is loosely based on the Mayan calendar that marks the end of a 5,126-year era. Apparently the Mayans...

Subway Stops Inches Short Before Drunk Woman on Tracks (Vid)

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 02:10 PM PST

The subway is a pretty dangerous, crazy place, but thankfully the quick reflexes of this conductor saved a life.

CBS Marijuana Debate: Legalizer Judge Vs Prohibitionist Guy

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 02:00 PM PST

CBS News assembled a Point-Counterpoint debate on marijuana and drug laws between pro-legalization Superior Court Judge James Gray and the Drug Free America Foundation's David Evans. Gee, who do you think wins this one?

What Beautiful HTML Code Looks Like [inforgraphic]

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 01:40 PM PST

In HTML, it comes down to craftsmanship. Let's take a look at some markup written they way markup should be written and see how beautiful it can be.

This One is Going in the Scrapbook, Kids!

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 01:40 PM PST

A heartwarming family moment.

Digital Distraction Hierarchy (PYRAMID CHART)

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 01:20 PM PST

In a digital age rife with an endless stream of distraction, from email updates to text messages, it's important that we get our priorities straight. This handy hierarchy helps ensure that your limited attention span is always focused on the most important detail of the moment.

Top 5 Plans to Ensure the Continuity of our Species

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 01:10 PM PST

The "2012" viral marketing campaign managed to stir legitimate concerns over humanity's ability to survive a possible extinction event. There's no such thing as the Institute for Human Continuity, but that doesn't mean real scientists haven't thought long and hard about the survival of the human race.

APOD: 2009 November 9 - NGC 2623: Galaxy Merger from Hubble

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 01:01 PM PST


Mother attacks PM sympathy letter

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 12:41 PM PST

No 10 defends the way Gordon Brown writes to bereaved families after a dead soldier's mother said he misspelled her son's name.

Teabaggers attack Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 12:30 PM PST

Wiesel, a survivor of the Holocaust, took issue with the Teabagger movement's disgusting comparisons of health care reform to Nazi death camps. The 'Baggers responded with typical class: "The jews need to clam up and accept the fact that they are in a Christian country." "This hollowcost thing is totally overblown by the jewish." Disgusting.

Data breach notifications one step closer to law... again

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 12:01 PM PST

It's frustrating to be a consumer these days, especially knowing that your personal information could be exposed anytime there's a major data breach. Two new Senate bills aim to improve notification to customers when their information is exposed to thieves and, despite their shortfalls, experts are still holding out hope.

Google Acquires AdMob for $750 Million in Stock

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 12:01 PM PST

Business Insider is reporting that Google have acquired mobile advertising giant AdMob for $750 million in stock. AdMob is a mobile advertising marketplace that connects advertisers with mobile publishers. They allow advertisers to create ads, choose landing pages and target their ads with plenty of detail. Ads can be targeted to locations

The NCube: probably the best portable Gamecube of all time

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 11:31 AM PST

Oh sure, we've seen a few "portable" Gamecube systems over the years, but we've yet to set our eyes on anything as glorious as this.

"If you want to be Popular"!

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 11:20 AM PST


15,000 Reasons to Worry About Invasive Species

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 11:20 AM PST

With over 15,000 inland lakes, the infestation of zebra mussels and more than 185 non-native species (a result of the practice of dumping contaminated ballast water in the Great Lakes from overseas freighters) is having significant environmental and economic impact in the region.

How to Upgrade Your Kid (VIDEO)

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 11:01 AM PST

This is Neville wearing his requested "Thanatos" mech costume made of cardboard and toilet paper rolls and spray paint.

Lost army of 50,000 found

Posted: 09 Nov 2009 10:51 AM PST

The remains of a mighty Persian army said to have drowned in the sands of the western Egyptian desert 2,500 years ago might have been finally located.

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