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Tuesday, November 10, 2009



The Best of Underwater Life [PICS]

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 05:00 PM PST

Spectacular underwater images including killer seals, deadly sharks and swimming tigers.

World's Freakiest Worm Gets Expanded Family Tree

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 04:50 PM PST

Five years after discovering some of the strangest creatures in the world — mouthless worms that live in the bones of dead whales — scientists have taken a peek into their genes. Though not complete, the glimpse shows these creatures to be far more complicated than was known.

The Trial of Dr. Baby

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 04:40 PM PST


That Time of Month (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 04:40 PM PST

Marvel at the leutenizing hormone! Be amazed as the estrogen takes a nosedive right before ovulation! Check out the egg as it takes its long journey through your reproductive system!

World's Scariest Path. [VID]

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 04:30 PM PST


Female Diver Smashes Face against Diving Board (Video)

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 04:20 PM PST

We'll call this dive the single somersault face plant. Its degree of difficulty is quite high, but I think it is fair to say that this young female nailed it, literally!

Public pressure stops BBC's HDTV DRM drive (for now)

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 04:10 PM PST

Under pressure from Hollywood, the BBC suggested encrypting some key bits of its new over-the-air high-def TV broadcasts... and it would only give the keys to set-top box makers who agreed to a secret set of copy protection measures. After public pressure, the government has put the brakes on the scheme.

411 on Health Care in Canada (infographic)

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 04:10 PM PST

An exploration of the Health Care system in Canada and how it operates.

Insert my what? (Pic)

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 03:50 PM PST


Inside Michigan Militia Founder's New Alaska Militia [Video]

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 03:50 PM PST

Norman Olson founded the Michigan Militia. After the Oklahoma City bombing and the Y2K scare, the militia found itself in disarray. Now, Olson is living in Alaska and regrouping. Olson and his cohort, Ray Southwell, discuss what happened to the Michigan Militia and their hopes for the future of the Alaska Militia.

40 Seriously Funny Print Ads

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 03:40 PM PST

Humorous ads remain one of the few effective ways to engage an audience in a very saturated advertising market. Here are 40 hilarious and really creative print ads for your enjoyment.

State of the Climate | National Overview | October 2009

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 03:40 PM PST

a summary of national and regional temperature and precipitation, placing the data into a historical perspective

The amazing man who drives car with thought-powered arms

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 03:40 PM PST

Christian Kandlbauer, who lost his arms after being electrocuted by 20,000 volts, retook his driving test and passed.

The Fight Over the Future of Food

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 03:30 PM PST

Nearly 5,000 miles away, in laboratories in St. Louis, Missouri, hundreds of scientists at the world's biggest seed company, Monsanto, also want to feed the world, only their tools of choice are laser beams and petri dishes.

The Many Wonderful Faces of Jim Carrey

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 03:30 PM PST

Jim Carrey has never been afraid to transform himself entirely. We look back at the actor's most memorable shape-shifting work over the years.

A Cup Of Art [PIC]

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 03:20 PM PST


7 Achievements in Video Games That Will Make You Cry

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 03:20 PM PST

When the Xbox 360 came out, it brought many new features that defined next generation. The console had high definition, wireless controllers, and much more. One feature that was new as well was something called 'Achievements'. To break it down, every game on the Xbox 360 has achievements. They're goals that require you to complete certain tasks.

Not-so Real American Heroes: Top 10 Fictional War Veterans

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 03:20 PM PST

The few, the proud, the wartime characters of American pop culture.

Study: 75% of Teens Prefer Downloading Music To Streaming It

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 02:50 PM PST

"A recent survey of 10,000 university students by the University of Reading, found that 75% of students download music, rather than buy in stores or pay for on music-streaming sites."

Google offers free holiday Wi-Fi at airports

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 02:49 PM PST

As a holiday gift to weary travelers, Google's footing the bill for Wi-Fi at 47 airports from now through January 15th, 2010.

A Leopard Seal Snatches A Penguin In Its JAWS

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 02:40 PM PST

A leopard seal snatches a penguin in its jaws, displaying its two-inch long razor sharp teeth. The encounter was photographed in Antarctica's freezing Southern Ocean by daredevil snapper Amos Nachoun..

There's a Calvin in every child (PIC)

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 02:30 PM PST

Gotta love this expression of unabashed childlike whimsy!

CPR = Cardio-Puppy Resuscitation [PIC]

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 02:30 PM PST

Don't you die on me, dammit! I need someone to bring me food.

'Emotions increase or decrease pain': researchers

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 02:20 PM PST

Getting a flu shot this fall? Canadians scientists have found that focusing on a pretty image could alleviate the sting of that vaccine. According to a new Université de Montréal study, published in the latest edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), negative and positive emotions have a direct impact on pain.

Longevity Genes: Why Some of Us Live Longer

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 02:10 PM PST

Scientists have long been baffled as to why some people live so much longer than others. Diet and exercise account for some of it, but researchers have found that genetics also factor heavily into the equation, and that long life is somewhat hereditary as it is with living bristlecone pine that were alive when Caesar ruled Rome.

Four Hackers Indicted in $9.5 Million Bank Card Attack

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 01:50 PM PST

Four men have been indicted on charges that they hacked into the Atlanta-based bank card processing company RBS WorldPay and used an army of flunkies to steal $9.5 million in cash from ATM machines around the world in a span of hours. The hack involved reverse-engineering PINs for payroll debit card accounts — the holy grail of bank card hacking.

APOD: 2009 November 10 - Saturn After Equinox

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 01:50 PM PST

A different astronomy and space sciencerelated image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.

Owners open Gilroy, CA pot shop despite rejection

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 01:43 PM PST

Two men have opened a medical marijuana dispensary in north Gilroy less than a month after the City Council effectively rejected their business application.

Unboxing the Nokia Booklet 3G

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 01:40 PM PST

The Booklet 3G has an aluminum chassis and a 10-inch edge-to-edge glass screen that offers 1280-by-720 resolution. The feature set includes an HDMI port and Bluetooth connectivity. It's impressively slim too.

Top 5 Most Popular Guns -- and Why

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 01:40 PM PST

The top 5 most popular guns are explained in this article. Learn about the top 5 most popular guns.

Activision Confirms Call of Duty 2010

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 01:40 PM PST

While we're waiting the for release of Modern Warfare 2, Activision has confirmed that yet another Call of Duty title will be headed our way in 2010.

YouTube - 2009 Marine Corps Birthday Message

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 01:34 PM PST

The Commandant of the Marine Corps, General James T. Conway delivers the 234th Marine Corps Birthday message. Carrying On A Legacy Of Valor

Teen Girl Burned, Beaten to Death w/ Baseball Bat by Friends

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 01:30 PM PST

Brittni Carlini, a 20-year-old college student from Albuquerque, New Mexico, was excited about a snowboarding trip she had planned for last weekend. So she went to the home of her friend Ryan Vigil to retrieve a snowboard. That's when she disappeared...

There's a map for that: GPS or smartphone?

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 01:20 PM PST

As mobile phones become more powerful and GPS information easier to get, it's getting to the point where we have to wonder if buying a standalone personal navigation device makes sense anymore.

Firefox Turns 5, Will it See 10?

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 01:00 PM PST

Happy birthday Firefox. Its hard to believe that its been 5 years already. Being the leading web browser that isn't Internet Explorer is commendable; however Google may knock Firefox off its pedestal with Chrome.

United States Lego Patent (1979)

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 12:50 PM PST


Kazakhstan's radioactive legacy (PICS)

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 12:40 PM PST

Sixty years ago, the Soviet Union detonated its first nuclear weapon at a test facility on the steppe of northeast Kazakhstan. Residents in the surrounding area became unwitting guinea pigs, exposed to the aftereffects of the bombs both intentionally and unintentionally. The radiation has silently devastated 3 generations of people in Kazakhstan.

21 year skips college, wins World Series of Poker

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 12:20 PM PST

A 21-year-old poker professional who chose cards over college won the World Series of Poker main event in Las Vegas early today, winning $8.55 million and becoming the youngest player to win the tournament in its 40-year history.

Miniature Robots to Swarm the Oceans

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 12:10 PM PST

Swarms of soup-can-sized robots will soon plunge into the ocean seeking data on poorly understood phenomena from currents to biology.

Shocking Allegations Levied At NY Post By Fired Editor

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 12:00 PM PST

The New York Post editor fired after speaking out against a cartoon depicting the author of the president's stimulus package as a dead chimpanzee has sued the paper. And as part of her complaint, Sandra Guzman levels some remarkable, embarrassing, and potentially damaging allegations.

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