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Thursday, November 12, 2009



Metal-Air Battery May Store 11x More Energy Than Lithium

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 05:00 PM PST

A spinoff company from Arizona State University plans to build a new battery with an energy density 11 times greater than that of lithium-ion batteries for just one-third the cost. With a $5.13 million research grant from the US Department of Energy awarded last week, Fluidic Energy hopes to turn its ultra-dense energy storage technology into a..

Fox News Reporter Owned by Angry Cat

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 04:40 PM PST

News reporter Kathleen Cochrane finds out that the cat she is holding is not as friendly as she thinks. And yes, she cries.

What’s Next For Lou Dobbs

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 04:30 PM PST

Lou Dobbs has left CNN, but not the spotlight. What's next for this CNN veteran may be predictable -- he may come back to television or he may likely seek to run for public office. Dobbs left us many clues in his goodbye speech Wednesday night when he mentioned ...

Modern Warfare 2 PC Hacks Discovered (Video)

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 04:30 PM PST

Barely 24 hours after the official release of Modern Warfare 2, gamers have discovered a bunch of multiplayer cheats and hacks in the PC version. Here's a video to prove it.

Carrie Prejean's Hissy Fit FAIL on Larry King

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 04:20 PM PST

Lou Dobbs wasn't the only right-wing populist to attempt a dramatic CNN exit last night. Unfortunately, he's the only one who succeeded, because former Miss California and Christianist poster girl Carrie Prejean can't even throw a proper on-set hissy fit.

Visualizing 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Books

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 04:11 PM PST

To get a sense for the distribution of pages within the actual CYOA books, I've prepared a dataset of 12 books. They earliest date from 1979 and at the later edge are a handful from 1986. They are laid out chronologically (or according to series order for books released in the same year) with the oldest at the top left and more recent books below.

Bloggers Jailed For Donkey Interview

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 04:00 PM PST

Two satirical bloggers who staged an interview with a donkey were sent to prison in Azerbaijan Wednesday, following a two-month trial for assault, the father of one told CNN.

Doctor used own sperm in patient, gets twins, keeps practice

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 04:00 PM PST

For nearly seven years, none of Dr. Ben D. Ramaley's patients have known that the prominent obstetrician/gynecologist had been accused of an almost unimaginable act -- substituting his own sperm for that of a patient's husband during an artificial insemination procedure.

Boy Braves Frigid Cold and Polar bears

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 03:40 PM PST

12 hours later rescued.

Timeless Wisdom Of Dwight Schrute: His Most Quotable Moments

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 03:40 PM PST

The man could fix health care, like that fast...

Wife snares pedophile husband by posing as online schoolgirl

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 03:40 PM PST

Cheryl Roberts, 61, suspected her husband David was accessing chatrooms to lure young girls into sex and then caught him in the act.

Did Rock Music Peak Right Before Oil Did?

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 03:11 PM PST

What's the correlation between good, quality rock music and worldwide oil supplies? They both peaked around the same time, according to Overthinking It, and they both illustrate what occurs when you're using something up from a limited pool--crude oil stores in one case, and musical ideas in the other. Have we run out of both?

Dog Nearly Cries During Soldier's Homecoming [Vid]

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 03:01 PM PST


Underdog Planet: Why We Love Pluto

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 02:40 PM PST

For such a small member of the solar system, about which relatively little is known, Pluto has an impressive following. When the news that the ninth planet had been stripped of its planethood got out, the public outcry was immediate.

Top 10 Sports Figures In Twitter Trouble (Gallery)

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 02:30 PM PST

For all the good Twitter has brought, it's also tripped up several sports figures. Here's a look at some who have let the tweets go a little too far.

Bissell's Dirty Secret - Workers Protest Bissell Warehouse

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 02:30 PM PST

Employees at the Bissell warehouse near Joliet, arrived to work at 6am today only to be informed they were all fired, but not before they trained their replacements.

Catholic Church gives D.C. ultimatum

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 02:10 PM PST

The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington said Wednesday that it will be unable to continue the social service programs it runs for the District if the city doesn't change a proposed same-sex marriage law, a threat that could affect tens of thousands of people the church helps with adoption,...

'Balloon boy' parents to plead guilty - CNN.com

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 02:01 PM PST

(CNN) -- The Colorado parents in the well-publicized "balloon boy" case will plead guilty to offenses for creating a hoax that their son had flown away in a large balloon.Richard and Mayumi Heene are to plead Friday morning in Larimer County Court, according to a statement issued by Richard Heene's attorney.Mayumi Heene is to plead guity

Reid Eyes Payroll Tax Hike on Wealthy

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 01:42 PM PST

Reid Eyes Payroll Tax Hike on Wealthy. Majority Leader Harry Reid is considering a plan for higher payroll taxes on the upper-income earners to help finance health care legislation he intends to introduce in the Senate in the next several days, numerous Democratic officials said Wednesday.

Confirmed: Latest OS X won't work on Atom netbooks

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 01:42 PM PST

Apple stops Hackintosh netbook fun.

Four Years Later, Supreme Court's Stolen Land Remains Vacant

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 01:20 PM PST

The Supreme Court's 2005 decision in Kelo v. City of New London stands as one of the worst in history. While Ms. Kelo and her neighbors lost their homes, the city and the state spent some $78 million to bulldoze private property for high-end condos and other "desirable" elements. Instead, the wrecked and condemned neighborhood still stands vacant.

Eric Cartman Is Simply Asking Questions (Glenn Beck Style)

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 01:10 PM PST

If you don't watch this clip, does that mean that you're practically the love spawn of Josef Stalin and Pol Pot? I don't know. I'm just asking questions.

Oh My God, That Dog Ate A Baby!! [Pic]

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 01:10 PM PST

Views from the Seven Highest Mountain Passes on Earth [PICS]

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 01:00 PM PST

Dizzying heights, rarefied air and brutally cold temperatures. That's the Himalayas and surrounds for you, home to the highest mountain passes on earth – passes only the toughest would traverse on foot and only the boldest of drivers dares navigate....

The Cannabis Cup: Mellow Food and High Times (SLIDESHOW)

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 01:00 PM PST

Imagine a place where everyone around you is smiling and laughing - where warm oozy chocolate waterfalls flow like water, and all the snacks are bite-sized. Oh yeah, and you're high. Really really high.

Microsoft rebukes employee who said OS X inspired Windows 7

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 12:50 PM PST

Yesterday, a Microsoft employee said that OS X was the inspiration for the Windows 7. Today, Microsoft said he was full of it.

States Pursue New Ways to Boost Solar Development

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 12:50 PM PST

The solar power boom in Germany, Spain, and parts of the U.S. has been fueled by government subsidies. But now some U.S. states are pioneering a different approach: issuing tradable credits that can be sold on the open market. So far, the results have been promising.

Warren Buffett: Businessman Extraordinaire (Infographic)

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 12:20 PM PST

Often called the "Oracle of Omaha" or the "Sage of Omaha" Warren Buffet is noted for his adherence to the value investing philosophy and for his personal frugality despite his immense wealth.

openSUSE 11.2 Released!

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 12:20 PM PST

The openSUSE Project is pleased to announce the release of openSUSE 11.2. openSUSE 11.2 includes new versions of GNOME, KDE, OpenOffice.org, Firefox, the Linux kernel, and many, many more updates and improvements. In 11.2 you'll find more than 1,000 open source desktop applications.

California Cities Ban Cat Declawing

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 12:20 PM PST

The Berkeley City Council voted unanimously yesterday to ban the declawing of cats within its city limits. Councilman Arreguin called declawing a "horrific" procedure that only benefits the owner of the cat. Arreguin added that in passing the law, the city of Berkeley stays true to its "history of being humane to all of its creatures."

7 Things 'Good Parents' Do (That Screw Kids Up for Life)

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 12:20 PM PST

If the latest research is to be believed, even the good stuff we thought we were doing for our kids is ruining them.

What Happened To Apple's Software Quality?

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 12:20 PM PST

Apple has teased Microsoft for years, saying that Windows was easily more trouble than OS X. But given the raft of issues that we're seeing with Snow Leopard, iTunes and Apple TV, are these claims still legitimate?

Women are equal to men in every way

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 12:01 PM PST

Misinformed perhaps?

Top 12 Crap Lyrics of All Time

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 11:51 AM PST

For every "Blowin' In the Wind"and "The Times They Are A-Changin'" there's a"We Didn't Start the Fire" and "Muskrat Love." There's never a shortage oflists out there of good and bad pop lyrics. And who among us hasn't compiledhis or her own?

Bird "Sings" Through Feathers [Video]

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 11:40 AM PST

Solving a longstanding puzzle among bird experts, scientists have found that the sharp, violin-like sounds of a South American songbird come not from the beak but from a suite of specially evolved, vibrating feathers.

Fair play: Monkeys share our sense of injustice

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 11:30 AM PST

Our instinctive reaction to displays of greed and conspicuous consumption has its origins in the primate world, says Frans de Waal

Best & Worst: Movie Star Websites

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 11:00 AM PST

These days, all the chatter online seems to be about social networking - your Twitters, your Facebooks and such. But cinema stars are still maintaining websites hoping to entice fans to follow their work/buy crap with their name or face on it and pimp their latest musings.

WTF?! Cops Legally Stealing Property From The Innocent?

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 10:40 AM PST

Local law enforcement agencies are raising millions of dollars by seizing private property suspected in crimes, but often without charges being filed -- and sometimes even when authorities admit no offense was committed.

Twitter, Coming to a Serious Racial Discussion Near You

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 10:30 AM PST

The social networking site is exploding in popularity with the African American community.

Parking In Rome. a/k/a You Think YOU Have Parking Problems

Posted: 12 Nov 2009 10:20 AM PST

I'd forgotten what a sport parking is in Rome. In New York, there are people who map out all the spots in their neighborhood and know exactly what time is perfect to go claim that spot. Others will drive around for half an hour or more looking for on-street parking just for the principle of not paying for a garage. Wusses.

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