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Friday, December 18, 2009



Best Games of 2009

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 05:00 PM PST

The best games of 2009, as chosen by the infallible geniuses at GamesRadar

Saab Officially Borked - Saab - Jalopnik

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 04:59 PM PST

GM announced moments ago they couldn't seal a deal to sell Saab, its 62-year-old Swedish brand. As a result, the brand is officially dead, with GM starting a three month orderly wind-down of Saab operations

Shining Lake Confirms Presence of Liquid on Titan

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 04:50 PM PST

A glint of light from a large lake confirms the presence of surface liquid in Titan's northern hemisphere.

Adorable Tree Kangaroos Fitted with Tiny 'Crittercams'

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 04:20 PM PST

The hard to reach "plush toys" on Papua New Guineau have been outfitted with "Crittercams" for the first time. The breathtaking treetop footage is already solving tree kangaroo mysteries, researchers say. — National Geographic

'Green' Vibrators Promise Sustainable Pleasure

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 04:20 PM PST

The global sex toy industry is worth an annual 15 billion dollars and uses up a mountain of batteries in the process, many of which end up as toxic waste. But now one Irish company reckons they've got the solution to shake up the market.

15 Games that Defined the PlayStation Brand

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 04:10 PM PST

The PlayStation is officially 15-years-old. It's been a crazy journey through those 15 years, we've come a long way since the original PlayStation was released. So to celebrate, here are 15 games that have helped define the PlayStation brand over the past 15 years.

Innocent inmate could get $1.75 million for his time

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 04:00 PM PST

Jamie Bernard Bain spent 35 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. Because of that error, he will likely become a millionaire in about six months. Attorneys for The Innocence Project of Florida, which helped exonerate the Lake Wales native through DNA testing, will discuss with Bain after the holidays the process for getting compensated.

A New Source of Stress: Feelings of Social Media Inadequacy

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 04:00 PM PST

With new social media platforms popping up every second, many companies worry that they can't keep up with their customers.

Prisoners Suing After Being Forced to Listen to Xmas Music

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 03:30 PM PST

Prisoners have filed lawsuits claiming cruel and unusual punishment and forced participation in religious celebrations

MSNBC's Ratigan Yells At Congresswoman (VIDEO)

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 03:27 PM PST

MSNBC host spars with Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) over health care. He accuses her of using talking points and says the interview is a waste of time.

Federal "Hate Crime" Cases at Highest Level Since 2001

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 03:20 PM PST

Thomas E. Perez, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, said the department brought more federal hate crime cases this year than in any other year since 2001. Perez said he was "shocked to see the downtick in prosecutions of hate crimes" during the Bush administration, adding, "The Civil Rights Division is again open for business."

Chuck Norris: Public health care would have killed Jesus

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 03:18 PM PST

Norris has penned an article in which he suggests that Jesus Christ would have been among many "great souls" who would have been "erased from history" had a health plan similar to the one proposed by the Democrats existed in the Levant 2,000 years ago.

Avatar Review: Yes, It Changed Everything After All

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 03:12 PM PST

Put simply, Avatar is the most visually fantastic film I've ever seen. It will be hailed as the groundbreaking 3D release of its time while setting a new standard by which all blockbusters are measured. Yes, it's that good.

Study: Santa, You Need to Lose Weight

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 03:10 PM PST

Medical Journal Links Countries who Celebrate Santa Claus with High Numbers of Obese Children. "Santa promotes a message that obesity is synonymous with cheerfulness and joviality," Nathan Grills wrote. He suggested that jolly old Saint Nick should swap his traditional snacks of cookies and milk in favor of sharing carrots with Rudolph

Meteorite Study Brings More Evidence of Ancient Life on Mars

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 02:50 PM PST

In 1996, when scientists examined a meteorite from Mars previously uncovered in Antarctica, they were intrigued by what looked like microscopic fossils of ancient Martian life forms. Now, using new technology that wasn't available 13 years ago, NASA scientists have found further evidence ...

Fox Threatens to Pull Shows from Time Warner Cable

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 02:41 PM PST

Time Warner Cable is locked in a licensing battle with News Corp., which could result in News Corp. pulling Fox Broadcasting. News Corp. wants 300 percent increase in the fees the cable provider would pay to keep Fox on the air.

Now this is called a great Pic

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 02:40 PM PST

You will feel amazed when you will find how it was made.

17 Geeked Out Films We Can't Wait to See in 2010 (+vids)

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 02:40 PM PST

If you thought 2009 was a great year for movies, look out for 2010: From high-tech spy thrillers to mind-melters to VFX masterpieces, the upcoming season is filled with flicks for geeks. Here are the movies we're most looking forward to.

Venezuela's Chavez 'Still' Smells Sulfur After Obama Speech

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 02:19 PM PST

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he "still" smelled sulfur after President Obama made a keynote speech at the Copenhagen climate conference Friday, accusing the American president of carrying same satanic Chavez believes followed Obama's predecessor, George W. Bush.

Barack Obama's speech disappoints and fuels frustration at C

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 02:18 PM PST

US president offers no further commitment on reducing emissions or on finance to poor countries

DRM Fiasco Ruins James Cameron’s Avatar 3D Preview

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 01:50 PM PST

Avatar, the long-awaited science fiction epic from James Cameron will launch this week, but already some lucky individuals have seen the movie. The same cannot be said of attendees at a 3D preview showing in Germany yesterday though. The movie's DRM 'protection' system failed and the video could not be decoded.

Ancient Book of Mark Found Not So Ancient After All

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 01:40 PM PST

A biblical expert, together with experts in micro-chemical analysis and medieval bookmaking, has concluded that one of the University of Chicago Library's most enigmatic possessions is a forgery.

A Quiet Hell: The City of Smokestacks

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 01:30 PM PST

It's not easy to see the refineries and chemical plants that line the Houston Ship Channel. The industrial behemoths sit quietly behind guarded fences, largely invisible to the citizens of the nation's fourth-largest city. Their operators regularly violate the federal Clean Air Act, pumping tons of toxic pollutants into the air.

Most Expensive Wii Ever

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 01:30 PM PST

We've seen some expensive video games. We've seen some pricey video game consoles, too. But we're pretty confident that this one beats them all.

What the US Media Shield Bill Means for Bloggers and Citizen

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 01:30 PM PST

The media shield bill making its way through the US Senate could have profound implications for bloggers and citizen journalists by legally defining journalism.

Science First: Video of submarine lava eruption

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 01:30 PM PST

Lava erupting from the deepest underwater volcano ever discovered has been captured on video for the first time. The submarine volcano is located nearly 4,000 feet beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean near Samoa.

Deepest Undersea Erupting Volcano [VID]

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 01:30 PM PST

Nearly 4,000 feet below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, the West Mata volcano spews superheated lava in this video shot by scientists controlling the ROV Jason in May of 2009.

We all know the problem..... For guys only! [Pic]

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 01:20 PM PST


Small design firm sues Microsoft over Bing name

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 01:00 PM PST

A small design firm by the name of Bing! Information Design has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft for naming its search engine Bing.

When William Shatner Met Koko the Gorilla

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 01:00 PM PST

One of the advantages of being a captain is being able to ask for advice without necessarily having to take it. ~ William Shatner

FIFA's Goal Of The Year Award [with VID]

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 12:50 PM PST

The 10 finalists for FIFA's Goal of the Year award

20 Best Movie Mustaches of the Aughts [PICS]

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 12:20 PM PST

Twas a fine decade for facial hair in cinema. There were men donning mustaches a plenty, but we toiled and twirled the 'staches we can't grow and picked the twenty best.

The Known Universe: Most Complete 4D Map of Cosmos

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 12:20 PM PST

The American Museum Of Natural History has put together an amazing video tour of the known universe. Watch it in HD with headphones.

No, she's not materialistic! (PIC)

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 12:20 PM PST


Obama: 'Time for talk is over'

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 12:05 PM PST

Obama shreds his prepared schedule a few minutes after landing in Copenhagen.

Alcoholic Monkeys Stealing Booze from Tourists [Video]

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 12:00 PM PST

The video shows alcoholic monkeys on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean. They were brought there from West Africa 300 years ago by slave traders back when the island was a rum-producing colony

World Cup 2010: Football Culture Around the World

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 11:50 AM PST

The following pictures are taken from Dream and Goals: The World Cup and World Football 1990-2010 (Dewi Lewis Publishing; www.dewilewispublishing.com), which showcases hundreds of photographs of passionate football fans around the world, taken by Alistair Berg.

36 Noteworthy People Who Died in 2009 [w/ Pics]

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 11:40 AM PST

"Some people are so afraid to die," said the poet Henry Van Dyke, "that they never begin to live." One thing these people, all of whom died this year, had in common is that that sentiment didn't apply to any of them."

Study: Casual Sex Doesn’t Cause Emotional Damage

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 11:40 AM PST

Young adults who have casual sex are no more likely than those in committed relationships to experience psychological problems, new research has found.

Cellphone? ***** son, find my keys so we can get out of here!

Posted: 18 Dec 2009 11:30 AM PST


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