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Wednesday, December 23, 2009



10 Awesome Jobs for Women Over 40

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 05:40 PM PST

In a nationwide survey, midlife women were asked to define the most important elements of a great job. In addition to a good salary and benefits, a profession with a bright future, a high level of control and a flexible schedule were the choices.

Microbes survive 30,000 years inside a salt crystal

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 05:40 PM PST

Microbes entombed in a salt crystal have survived for 30,000 years by feeding off the remains of algae that were trapped along with them. This is the most convincing example to date of long-term survival.

Santa Claus Robs Bank To “Pay His Elves”

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 05:40 PM PST

He took the money and fled, telling employees and customers in the bank he needed the money because "Santa needed to pay his elves."

The Power Of The Pentatonic Scale

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 05:40 PM PST

Bobby McFerrin demonstrates it at the World Science Fair using audience participation.

15 Music Legends Who Died In Their Prime

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 05:30 PM PST

Whether it was foul play, suicide, or just plain bad luck (and bad weather), they all left us too early. These 15 music legends all follow that line; they died in their prime.

Scientists Create World's First Molecular Transistor

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 05:20 PM PST

A group of scientists has succeeded in creating the first transistor made from a single molecule. The team, which includes researchers from Yale University and the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology in South Korea, published their findings in the December 24 issue of the journal Nature.

OLPC plans super-thin, super-cheap tablet

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 05:02 PM PST

The nonprofit group One Laptop Per Child wants to produce a touch screen tablet computer by 2012 that will cost less than $100.

Why Brittany Murphy Is Worth Remembering

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 05:00 PM PST

A film critic describes what made Brittany Murphy more than just another tabloid casualty.

Top-Ranked Home Theaters of 2009 (PICS)

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 04:40 PM PST

For those of you with home theater components on your Christmas list, the folks at CEDIA (the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association) have offered up a sampling of their top-rated professional home theaters of 2009. Take a look at these home theater creations for inspiration. Or just to drool!

The Biggest Sports Trades Of This Decade

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 04:40 PM PST

The trades that shocked us all.

Why Bees Never Crash Land

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 04:40 PM PST

Whether landing on a picnic table, underneath a flower petal, or on a wall of a hive, bees always manage to touch down without crashing or tumbling.

The Real Reason Cell Phone Use Is Banned on Airlines

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 04:30 PM PST

Airline passengers who sneak in cell phone calls, play with gaming devices or listen to their mp3 players during takeoff or landing probably won't cause a plane crash, but they may risk a confrontation ................

Soviet Scientist Turns Foxes Into Puppies

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 04:30 PM PST

In the 1950's, Soviet scientist Dmitri Belyaev set out to breed a tamer fox that would be easier for their handlers in the Russian fur industry to work with. Much to the scientist's shock, changes no one had expected emerged after just 10 generations. The foxes began behaving playfully, were smaller in size, and even changed color - much like dogs.

Bacon - the most beautiful thing on Earth

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 04:20 PM PST

Jim Gaffigan's bacon bit. Classic!

Big wireless to FCC:be consistent-except when it benefits us

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 04:20 PM PST

When it comes to net neutrality, wireless wants a free pass on the rules—but only in order to make your VoIP calls (which it now loves, in contrast to just a few months ago!) sound awesome.

BioWare Speaks on The Decline of JRPGs

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 04:20 PM PST

Japanese role-playing games don't command the respect that they once had. But, why is that? BioWare, a leader in Western RPG development, believes that Japanese role-playing games don't innovate, meaning that "lack of evolution" is the reason for the JRPG decline, in both sales and quality.

Brothers to have Ears & Noses cut off

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 04:20 PM PST

A Pakistan court has ordered that two brothers should have their noses and ears cut off after they were found guilty of doing the same to a cousin who refused to marry one of them.

A year out, where's RIAA's promised ISP help?

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 04:10 PM PST

A decade after the rise of Napster and a year after promising a new antipiracy strategy, the Recording Industry Association of America appears to be floundering on the piracy front.

8 Women Making a Splash on the Web (Graphic)

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 04:10 PM PST

These days, the world isn't just a man's world, with many industry's high profile jobs occupied by women. The eight women, profiled on the graphic, show that you no longer have to be a man to succeed in the world of business. These women are in a position of power, that many of us can only dream of.

5 Most Overrated Health-Food Trends [PICS]

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 04:10 PM PST

Despite the flashy marketing claims and convincing Internet buzz, many of these products deliver far less than they promise. Either the science behind them is weak, nutritionists warn, or their steep price tag is simply not worth what you get in return.

Osama bin Laden came within minutes of killing Bill Clinton

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 04:00 PM PST

Former President Bill Clinton came within minutes of being assassinated in the Philippines by terrorists controlled by Osama bin Laden, a new book has revealed.

Adorable Puppy Porn [Image]

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 03:50 PM PST

It's great to see that some puppies are resourceful enough to prevent unwanted pregnancies despite the lack of pug sized condoms.

Ford agrees Volvo sale to Geely

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 03:43 PM PST

Ford has agreed to sell Swedish carmaker Volvo to China's Geely and expects the deal to be completed early 2010.

Mass Effect 2 - Full Cinematic Trailer (HD)

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 03:40 PM PST

The full three-minute CG trailer for Mass Effect 2, featuring a look at Shepard's crew in combat action, and a brief look at the various corners of the galaxy they hail from: Ilium, Pergatory and Tuchanka (720p).

WTF Are You? [PIC]

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 03:30 PM PST

Chat with a stranger services may very well be the next it, but sometimes they take unexpected turns.

The 6 Most Horrific Ways Pop Culture Has Misused Santa Claus

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 03:20 PM PST

Here are some uses of Santa Claus that, like magic, will convert your holiday spirit into deep, dark depression.

French king's mistress poisoned by gold elixir

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 03:10 PM PST

The mistress of France's 16th century King Henry II was poisoned by a gold elixir she drank to keep herself looking young, scientists have discovered.

Pinapple Express (PIC)

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 03:00 PM PST

This actually works better than it should,

The Five Most Awkward Cinematic Office Christmas Parties

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 03:00 PM PST

The Holiday office party presents so many social landmines. Is it the booze? The relief in making it through another year employed? The shock of seeing the CEO in casual clothes? Whatever the reason, no one gets out of these things unscathed. If you find yourself regretting your party, you can at least enjoy five parties that were worse than yours.

Matchmaker Tips [Comic]

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 02:50 PM PST


Facebook sex scam US teenager makes plea bargain

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 02:40 PM PST

A US teenager who blackmailed fellow pupils to have sex by using Facebook images agrees plea bargain.

Duck Vaginas Evolving to Avoid Well-Hung Aggressive Males

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 02:30 PM PST

Yale researchers have found that some female duck genitalia has evolved, forming clockwise spirals, to avoid impregnation from undesirable yet aggressive males.

10 Reasons 'A Christmas Story' is the Best Xmas Movie Ever

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 02:20 PM PST

What would Christmas be without Jean Shephard's festive, wholehearted tale of the ups and downs of the holiday season as seen through the eyes of a bright-eyed child? Videos included

The Many Injuries of Evel Knievel (PIC)

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 02:10 PM PST


How to Make the First Move 2.0 (Infographic)

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 02:00 PM PST

Education for nerds that e-hit on girls, and *facepalm* material for the girls that are subjected to them

how to spot a concealed weapon. [Infographic]

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 02:00 PM PST


Top Ten: Celebrities That Look Like Videogame Characters

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 01:50 PM PST

If they ever make movies of these games, maybe these folks should get the casting call.

Bloody Snowmen (Pic)

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 01:40 PM PST


What Have We Learned From 2009 Top Movies?

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 01:30 PM PST

Here is a collection of funny and unreal facts that are presented in this year's top movies.

20 Years of Awesome “The Simpsons” Musical Guests

Posted: 23 Dec 2009 01:10 PM PST

Along with bizarre characters and brilliant one-liners, The Simpsons has brought us two decades of great tunes - and welcomed a musical lineup that would make any show jealous.

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