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Sunday, December 6, 2009



Kimbo Slice victorious in UFC debut

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 04:50 PM PST

Kimbo Slice showed a modicum of actual wrestling and jiu jitsu technique to compliment his boxing base in a decision win over Houston Alexander.Not the brawl anyone expected.

Autism and schizophrenia linked to faults in same genes

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 04:40 PM PST

Simon Fraser University researchers have found that autism and schizophrenia are both caused by faults in the same set of genes, raising hopes that an effective test or treatment for one may be adapted for use on the other.

Could This Be The Greatest Christmas Decoration Ever????

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 04:30 PM PST

Good news is that I truly out did myself this year with my Christmas decorations. The bad news is that I had to take him down after 2 days. I had more people come screaming up to my house than ever.Great stories. But two things made me take it down...

Twoddler Lets Your Toddler Twitter

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 04:20 PM PST

So you think your baby's all Twitter-ready with that Kickbee while chilling in the womb? Nah, only practice makes perfect, so the folks at Belgium's Hasselt University came up with the Twoddler: a hacked Fisher-Price activity board with buttons linked to predefined Twitter messages.

Call Of The Wild (COMIC)

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 04:10 PM PST

Looks like this episode is about pidjinettes.

The 30 most anticipated games of 2010

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 03:50 PM PST

With 2009 almost behind us, it's time to look forward and make our picks for the hottest games of 2010.

Yellowstone: A Petri Dish for Climate Research

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 03:20 PM PST

The national park's virtually intact ecosystem is a natural place for scientists to study the biological effects of global warming.

Dollhouse Gets Political, And Our Minds Are Blown

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 03:00 PM PST

With last night's double-header, Dollhouse swung firmly back towards "best thing Joss Whedon's ever done" territory. The episodes also featured award-winning actress Summer Glau (from firefly and terminator). Mega spoilers though!

Chronic Art: Dude Makes Amazing Mosaics From Roach Papers

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 02:50 PM PST

Cliff Maynard of Pittsburgh has blazed a unique trail on the stoner art scene. The 37-year-old creates amazing mosaics using the humble medium of used roach papers from smoked joints.

New plastic lens for eyes can be adjusted by light

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 02:40 PM PST

A new light adjustable lens (LAL) made from unpolymerised silicon can be adjusted after it has been placed in the eye - allowing eye surgeons to optimise vision. "it was designed so the shape of the lens could be changed from the outside by using light from a particular wavelength"

Who holds the best record for this? [PIC]

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 02:20 PM PST


Craziest Touchdown of the Year!

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 02:00 PM PST

Robert Meachem strips Kareem Moore after an INT and returns it 44-yards for a TD.

Apple’s Game Changer, Downloading Now

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 01:40 PM PST

As the Apple App Store evolves, it is changing the goals of developers, bolstering sales of iPhones and causing competitors to overhaul their product lines.

Can you have a real Christmas with a fake tree?

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 01:20 PM PST

While environmental concerns weigh in favor of real trees and artificial trees cost less over time, it may be most helpful to think of your tree choice as a question of style. Here are some ways to compare.

The Fiction Of Climate Science - Forbes.com

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 12:50 PM PST

Why the climatologists get it wrong. Many of you are too young to remember, but in 1975 our government pushed "the coming ice age." Random House dutifully printed "THE WEATHER CONSPIRACY … coming of the New Ice Age." This may be the only book ever written by 18 authors. All 18 lived just a short sled ride from Washington, D.C.

The God Equation? Hl x π / Ω = C

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 12:20 PM PST

PZ Myers: "Not bad for a formula with three terms, one of which is pulled out of someone's ass, and the whole thing requiring a magic fudge factor to bring it into line with neolithic technology."

13 Medical Conditions Named After People

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 12:20 PM PST

Who are the scientists and doctors behind some of our most famous diseases and conditions? Here are a few of the physicians and their eponymous ailments:

Self-Heating Radiator Roads Save Cars From Icy Conditions

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 12:10 PM PST

The so-called road radiators consist of sheets of carbon nanofiber that heat concrete with help from an electrical element. Heating a block from -10 C to 0 C takes jut two hours and 6 watts of power. That's a relatively small amount of energy, but heating up whole roads could be extremely power-intensive.

Dry Valleys, Antarctica [PIC]

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 11:50 AM PST

NASA.gov brings you images from the unique perspective of America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, subscribe to blogs, RSS feeds and podcasts, watch NASA TV live, or simply read about our mission to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research.

Mininova Traffic Plummets After Going 'Legal'

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 11:40 AM PST

Roughly a week ago, Mininova was still the largest torrent site on the Internet, but this quickly changed after the site's founders removed of millions of torrents to avoid having to pay millions of dollars in fines. In the following days, traffic to the site dropped 66%, while the number of daily downloads are less than 4% of what they used to be

British weather service to publish 150 years of data

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 11:30 AM PST

Britain's Met Office national weather service said Saturday it would publish data from weather stations worldwide and had "every confidence" it would show temperatures had risen in the last 150 years.

Right Wing "Hero" Made up Hijacking Story, Airline Says

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 11:10 AM PST

It's a little easier to understand why a man who claimed to have thwarted a potential terrorist attack on a plane has not answered repeated requests to tell his story. He was not on the plane, according to AirTran Airways.

In Search of New Waters, Fish Farming Moves Offshore

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 10:30 AM PST

As wild fish stocks continue to dwindle, aquaculture is becoming an increasingly important source of protein worldwide. Now, a growing number of entrepreneurs are raising fish in large pens in the open ocean, hoping to avoid the many environmental problems of coastal fish farms.

Guy Who Won 31 Million In Lotto Has Been Missing Since April

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 10:20 AM PST

Police don't know if Abraham Shakespeare wanted to disappear, or if he's a victim of foul play. In 2006, truck driver Abraham Shakespeare won $31 million in the Florida lottery. But like so many who win, his luck quickly turned to trouble.

Researchers Build Artificial Immune System to Solve Problems

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 10:10 AM PST

By mimicking the way that a living body acquires immunity to disease through vaccination, researchers have designed an artificial immune system to solve optimization problems more effectively than before.

No Bin Laden reports 'in years'

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 09:50 AM PST

Defence Secretary Robert Gates admits the US has had no reliable information on Osama Bin Laden's whereabouts "in years".

Husband infects wife with HIV so she would have sex with him

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 09:40 AM PST

An HIV-positive husband injected his wife with his contaminated blood while she slept, infecting her with the virus so that they would be 'equals' and she would start having sex with him again.

How To Add 20 Best Features Of Other Browsers to Firefox

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 09:40 AM PST

With so many Firefox addons, almost anything is possible in Firefox. Here are some add-ons that add common features of various browsers that are not present in Firefox by default:

APOD: 2009 December 6 - The Magnificent Tail of Comet McNaug

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 09:30 AM PST

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

How to Tell If You're Being Boring

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 09:30 AM PST

Although it sounds rude, interruption is actually a good sign. Eight tips to know if you're being boring...

USDA: Farm Income Will Drop 34.5 %

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 09:30 AM PST

Net cash income is expected to fall about 28 percent; net farm income is expected to be $6.5 billion below its 10-year average in 2009.

Italy Police Find Secret Stash Van Gogh, Picasso Paintings

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 09:10 AM PST

Police in Parma seized 19 works belonging to disgraced Parmalat (dairy company) founder Calisto Tanzi from the basements and attics of three apartments. Among the masterpieces were paintings by Van Gogh, Picasso, Monet, Cezanne, Modigliani, Manet and Degas. Authorities estimated the total value at more than $150 million.

8 Reasons Hitchcock’s North By Northwest Still Rules

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 08:50 AM PST

From punking U.N. security to employing what Guillermo Del Toro called a "perpetual-motion thriller machine," Alfred Hitchcock's 1959 movie North By Northwest is an underrated classic.

Too many Android models could chase app makers away

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 08:30 AM PST

As the number of wireless handsets running Google's Android operating system continues to climb, analysts and cell phone watchers are growing more bullish on the prospect of the search giant cracking the code for a viable iPhone competitor. But one key cohort in the mobile phone ecosystem is getting nervous: application developers.

Colbert, Fey and Carell: Comedy's power players

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 08:20 AM PST

They've since moved on to the first and former third cities, but finding The Second City in the work of Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey and Steve Carell isn't difficult.

Horrific Fire in Russian Night Club Kills Over 100

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 08:03 AM PST

The death toll of a horrific fire in Lame Horse night club in the city of Perm, in Russia's Ural region, has reached to 109 people........................

Manny Pacquiao: 'I Want to Fight Mayweather Very Badly'

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 07:30 AM PST

His 1st interview -- and his initial comments to the American media -- since the start of the negotiations for a bout with Floyd Mayweather. All of this while traveling to film a shoot for his upcoming super hero movie, "WaPak Man."

How To Clean Your Filthy Gadgets - How to clean your gadgets

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 07:20 AM PST

Hey, you, your gadgets are disgusting. And wiping them with your greasy shirt sleeve isn't making things any better. Here's how to clean your gadgets, the right way.

The Navy's Other Seals ... And Dolphins

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 07:00 AM PST

A Russian scientist this week said Russia has fallen behind the U.S. in an arms race: the race to arm sea mammals, that is. It turns out, the U.S. military does employ teams of dolphins and sea lions to patrol for weapons and intruders.

Do You Remember The Grammy Scandal 20 Years Ago?

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 06:50 AM PST

The 2010 Grammy nominations have been announced, with Beyonce Knowles and Taylor Swift leading the pack. I wonder what the chances are they'll be a scandal this year? But, would it be as entertaining if there wasn't at least a little controversy? One of the biggest Grammy scandals occurred 20 years ago. Do you remember...

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