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Friday, December 11, 2009



Teenage girls to get contraceptive pill in pilot scheme

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 06:20 PM PST

A controversial NHS pilot is providing the contraceptive pill to teenage girls without prescription in pharmacies.

New Swedish Service Performs Your Last Online Wishes

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 05:50 PM PST

My Webwill is set to test launch in Sweden and the United States this month and go live in Britain and Germany in the beginning next year. Users can set up a digital will with directions on what should happen to their e-mail and social network accounts after they die.

"The Tiger Zoo" - The Biggest Sports Story of the Decade?

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 05:40 PM PST

With five weeks remaining in the 2000s, the title for "Biggest Sports Story of the Decade" was up for grabs. Michael Vick? Tim Donaghy? The Mitchell report? The Artest Melee? Barry Bonds? Pat Tillman? Roger Clemens? You could have made a case for any of them. And then ... Tiger happened. Game Over.

This Cat Is Sleepy... (VID)

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 05:10 PM PST

No prep or wait. (Some of us probably know how he feels.) Gives new meaning to the word, catnap.

Dynalifter Floats Like a Butterfly, Lands Like a Plane

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 05:10 PM PST

An aircraft that combines massive freight capacity, high efficiency and low cost is taking shape in a hangar outside Toledo, Ohio, and could be airborne next year.

WSJ.com - Tiger Woods to Take 'Indefinite' Leave From Golf

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 04:52 PM PST

Tiger Woods is taking an indefinite leave from professional golf to work on saving his family, using the word "infidelity" for the first time in a statement posted on his Web site.

T. Rex-like Fossil Forces Dino Evolution Re-Think

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 04:40 PM PST

The bones of a newly-found theropod reveal that dinosaurs diversified early on in their evolution.

'The Black List' -- Top 11 unproduced screenplays

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 04:30 PM PST

Last December, we introduced you to Franklin Leonard and The Black List, the list of the best unproduced screenplays in Hollywood. This year's list consists of 97 scripts with 311 people contributing to the ranking — up from 260 in 2008.

...And THAT Is How We Prove That 11 is Prime (PIC)

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 04:30 PM PST


Airplane Pass. May Be Exposed to Radiation Through Clouds

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 04:30 PM PST

Passengers on planes flying near or through lightening storms could be exposed to harmful levels of radiation, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres.

Reuters: Sovereign Debt Seen as Biggest Threat to Recovery

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 04:10 PM PST

The specter of sovereign default looms large for world economies in coming years, and the debt tsunami that has engulfed countries from the United States to Dubai poses a threat to recovery, top money managers at the Reuters Investment Summit said this week.

Couple regrets selling baby to buy new mobile phone

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 03:40 PM PST

A pair of young lovers in Chongqing Municipality sold their baby boy for 2,500 yuan ($366)The baby's mother Zhang Yao, 19, met the boyfriend surnamed Xin, 21, through the Internet. The two quickly developed an intimate relationship. Zhang gave birth to the baby late November, but they have not married.

Unnecessary Censorship: Sesame Street

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 03:40 PM PST

Jimmy Kimmel's Unnecessary Censorship "Come and Play" edition, featuring the characters of Sesame Street.

Ten Most Optimistic Car Names Of All Time

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 03:20 PM PST

There are laws preventing automakers from making outrageous and false promises about their vehicles — but these laws don't apply to car names.

Health Insurers Pay Fake Facebook $$ For Anti-Reform Letters

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 03:00 PM PST

Anti-reform health insurer trade group "Get Health Reform Right" has been using ";virtual currency" on Facebook to get gamers to write anti-reform letters to Congress. Apparently, the group has been buying off Facebook users with the fake money, which is offered to players to help them advance in a particular game.

A Guide to Crappy Games You'll Get From Old People this Xmas

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 02:55 PM PST

From the height of generosity comes the bottom of the barrel.

Blackwater Guards Tied to Secret Raids by the C.I.A.

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 02:50 PM PST

Former guards with Blackwater Worldwide said that their involvement in the operations blurred the lines supposedly dividing the Central Intelligence Agency, the military and the private security company.

LEAKED: Bill Murray Will Be A Ghost In Ghostbusters 3!

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 02:50 PM PST

Sigourney Weaver offers details about Bill Murray's role in the film, which isn't exactly the godfather to current ghostbusters that we were expecting. "I think Bill Murray has a little more to do with it - he's a ghost."

Americans Consume 3.6 Sextillion Bytes of Info Per Year

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 02:30 PM PST

The average American sucks down 34 gigabytes of data per day, half of that from videogames, says the latest update ...

Game of the Decade: Championship Round

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 02:10 PM PST

Who will sit upon the throne as the top game of the '00s.

6 Annoying Things Hollywood Needs to Stop Doing

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 02:10 PM PST

Why is it that for every good movie that comes out of Hollywood that theres at least three times as many that leave viewers shaking their heads in disbelief?

Plastic bags recycled into nanotubes

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 02:10 PM PST

Waste polyethylene from shopping bags and other sources can easily be converted into carbon nanotubes suitable for use in batteries.

MIT gestural computing makes multitouch look old hat

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 01:50 PM PST

Ah, the MIT Media Lab, home to Big Bird's illegitimate progeny, augmented reality projects aplenty, and now three-dimensional gestural computing.

Is San Francisco's War on Graffiti Out of Control?

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 01:30 PM PST

Coverup worse than crime? At 3.7 million annually, S.F. outspends other cities fighting graffiti.

Bank Of America Repays $45 Billion In Bailout Funds

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 01:30 PM PST

Bank of America funded the repayment through a combination of cash on hand and the sale of $19.29 billion of securities that would convert into common stock. The stock increase is subject to shareholder approval. Repayment frees the bank from government restrictions that have hampered its search for a new CEO, including pay limitations.

Stroke drug kills cancer cells & leaves normal cells intact

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 01:30 PM PST

Researchers have found that a stroke drug -- a member of a family of phenanthridine derivatives developed by an American drug company -- worked to kill cancer in mice which had been implanted with human breast cancer cells. Stopping the deadly cycle of cancer cell growth. The immediate results of the study were only one of the promising findings in

Man pictured sitting on a dead whale[Pic]

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 01:10 PM PST

An Australian man has been photographed sitting on a dead whale while it was being eaten by tiger sharks in an attempt to dispel myths about the predators. A government spokesman condemned the 'highly irresponsible and dangerous' stunt.

Meet the Rhino, the male Cougar

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 12:50 PM PST

It's all well and good to have a "fun" moniker for mature single women but what about their male counterparts? Meet the Rhino: he's ugly, he's horny, and he's coming to your town.

Epic Javelin FAIL in Modern Warfare 2 (Video)

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 12:48 PM PST

This is just impossibly bad luck. And hilarious.

Emma Watson to Have Nude Sex-Scene in Final Harry Potter

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 12:45 PM PST

Harry Potter fans are abuzz this week with news that the final film installment, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," will likely include a dream sequence featuring Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and Hermione (Emma Watson) in a "very sexy" nude scene.

Sarah Palin Hedges On Agreeing To A Debate With Al Gore

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 12:43 PM PST

Against the backdrop of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, former Vice President Al Gore and former sometime Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin have been nipping and tucking at each other over climate change science.

Barack Obama’s Nobel Remarks

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 12:30 PM PST

The prepared text of President Obama's speech at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony.

Agent: 'Barry Bonds Will Never Play Again'

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 12:20 PM PST

Major League home run leader Barry Bonds is done with baseball, his agent, Jeff Borris, told the San Francisco Chronicle...

Charity: Who Cares? (Infographic)

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 12:20 PM PST

Americans lead the world in charitable contributions, giving $300 billion a year to charities. Sounds like a lot right? But this is just a drop in the bucket compared to the over One Trillion Dollars needed to keep US charities in operation, more than the US government collects in taxes.

Top 6 Visual Effect from James Cameron

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 12:10 PM PST

From Battle Beyond the Stars' projection system to Titanic's moving decks, here are the top visual effects ever created by James Cameron...

Sketchbook: Calvin &Hobbes Covered by Comic Book Artist

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 12:10 PM PST


Our Atmosphere Came From Space Gases, Study Says

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 12:00 PM PST

The gases that make up Earth's atmosphere came from a comet swarm, not from bubbling volcanoes as long thought, a new study says.

Ohh my God!!… where is my husband?

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 11:50 AM PST


Watch: Lord Monckton claims "Greenhouse gases are harmless"

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 11:43 AM PST

Infamous climate denier Lord Christopher Monckton gets embarassed by a school girl at COP15. All he can do is repeatedly say that CO2 is harmless and that poor countries should burn *more* fossil fuels.

Jon Stewart Exposes Glenn Beck for Manipulating Gold Market

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 11:40 AM PST

Glenn Beck has been contributing to the rising price of gold while also serving as a paid spokesman.

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