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Sunday, December 27, 2009



Possibly the Most Amazing Shootout Goal Ever (Video)

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 05:20 PM PST

Michaels Majors forward William Wallen thought he had the answer as he pulled something out from his bag of tricks for a spectacular shootout goal.

The Most Secure Jobs for 2010

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 05:10 PM PST

Thinking of embarking on a new career in 2010, but not sure where to begin? How about with a job that not only pays well but offers considerable stability? After all, a handsome paycheck isn't worth much if it's in a field that's expected to become the next recession casualty.

Blast kills Pakistan official, 5 of his children

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 04:50 PM PST

A government official and five of his children were killed Sunday morning in a blast in Pakistan's troubled northwest, authorities said.

New ferry tragedy in Philippines

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 04:40 PM PST

Three people are dead and 22 missing after the second ferry disaster to hit the Philippines in days, coast guards say.

Best Celebrity Interview Walk Outs [VIDEOS]

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 04:30 PM PST

Long are the days of politely refusing to answer a question during an interview. The "Walk-Off" has become a way of self defense for celebrities to shield themselves from answering questions regarding lecherous or undignified behavior. Or that they just don't wanna answer.

Genetically Engineered Glowing Tadpoles Detect Pollution

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 04:30 PM PST

Here's something cooler than a canary in a coal mine: Tadpoles genetically engineered to glow when they encounter water pollution. African clawed frog tadpoles modified with jellyfish genes show promise as a faster and less expensive way to detect pollution than traditional methods.

See-Through Tractor Trailer

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 04:10 PM PST

Kudos where it's due: not many design houses use tanks in their illustrations of a new road safety concept. Transparentius, as with most good ideas, is remarkably simple -- you jack a camera onto the front of a truck, or lorry as they're known in some places, and then project that image onto the back of your hulking transporter.

String Theory [Comic]

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 03:50 PM PST

Watch out nerds.

(Almost) The Craziest TD Of The Year [VID]

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 03:40 PM PST

The Bills run and lateral back a blocked FG at the end of the half... before it was called back.

2nd man arrested on jet in Detroit

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 03:30 PM PST

The Associated Press has learned that a second Nigerian man has been taken into custody aboard a jetliner in Detroit after locking himself in the airliner's bathroom.

The town that's an Oasis of Jobs in the Downturn

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 03:20 PM PST

While the rest of California struggles with joblessness and budget woes, this high desert city is proof of the power of government spending. Uncle Sam has helped turn it into a modern-day boomtown.

New Incredibly Inconvenient TSA Rules After Terrorist Attack

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 03:00 PM PST

The new rules a going to be horrible to deal with - passengers will no longer be allowed to get up out of their seat for the final hour of a flight. You will also be prohibited from accessing your carry-on items during this period or from holding any items in your lap.

Homeless find solace in yarn work

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 02:47 PM PST

People dealing with homelessness also suffer the pains of medical illnesses, a surprising sort of therapy has brought them together with volunteers in what has become a curative social group. Young and old, men and women, a grandmother and a young pregnant woman all use arts and crafts to ease their minds of struggles

Quiz of the year 2009

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 02:10 PM PST

How much do your know about 2009. Were you paying attention all year?

Awesome Photos Captured With Great Timing [PICS]

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 02:10 PM PST

These are the wonder creations of photographers who use their creativity with a different angle and approach to get the result that makes a difference.

New Uranium Mill May Be Coming to Colorado

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 02:10 PM PST

t's been 25 years since a new uranium mill has been built in the United States, but that may be about to change if the state of Colorado says yes to an application for the Pinon Ridge plant, to be located about 200 miles west of Denver. The plant would process up to 1,000 tons of uranium ore a day.

Police Investigate Nude High School 'Sexting' Case

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 01:42 PM PST

Plainfield police said they have seized nine cell phones after a 16-year-old high school honors student took a nude photograph of herself and sent it to a male student. The photo quickly took on viral status around campus.

How artificial intelligence mimics the human brain

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 01:42 PM PST

Intelligent software means AI is now part of our everyday lives

The News Stories that Rocked 2009 [PICS]

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 01:30 PM PST

Here's a selection of the top news stories that grabbed us by the throat this year.

Men At Work With A View, Second To None ! [pic]

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 01:00 PM PST

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Chubby cat vs. door

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 12:50 PM PST

This cat has to stop eating all that fattening human food. The owner better widen that door! (cats and fail! Same price!)

Gunman for iPhone finally makes augmented reality awesome

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 12:20 PM PST

Shoot people in the face with your phone.

Conservative Christian Extremists Target Obama

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 12:10 PM PST

Although conservative Christians, Evangelicals in particular have always been somewhat of a radical fringe in America, lately their messages have grown increasingly extreme. Death wish slogans, praying for his death, virtual fatwas, they are deliberately creating an explosive situation that could easily lead to an assassination.

2009: A Tribute to The Music They Made

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 11:40 AM PST

A sound collage featuring a sampling of musicians who died in 2009.

The lingering Bush legacy: What to do about those tax cuts

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 11:30 AM PST

In the back of every Washington politician's mind is this sobering fact: Unless Congress acts, the temporary tax cuts it passed when George W. Bush was president will expire at the end of next year. Let them expire, then you are a tax hiker. Let them say, you are adding $2 Trillion to the Federal Budget deficit.

China Launches Worlds Fastest Train @350 km/hr

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 11:30 AM PST

It embarked on its maiden 621 mile journey from the central city of Wuhan to the southern city of Guangzhou. Traveling at an average speed of 218 miles-an-hour, it can travel up to 245 miles-an-hour, cutting the journey time from the original 9 hours to about 3 hours, the state media said.

Tidal Forces Trigger Tremors on San Andreas Fault

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 11:20 AM PST

The subtle changes in stress caused by tides in Earth's crust can trigger small, deep quakes along a seismically active portion of California's San Andreas fault, a new analysis suggests.

Advanced battery research driving to displace gasoline

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 11:10 AM PST

In excess of seven million barrels of gasoline are consumed by vehicles in the United States every day. As scientists race to find environmentally sound solutions to fuel the world's ever-growing transportation needs, battery researchers are exploring the promise of lithium-air battery technology.

Dinosaur Sex (SFW)

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 11:00 AM PST


Pizza. Solved.

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 10:50 AM PST


Playstation 3 VGChartz Game of the Year Awards 2009

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 10:30 AM PST

The staff and users have voted and here are our games of the year on Playstation 3 for 2009

No Personal Stake = Little Interest In War

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 10:20 AM PST

Technological advances in communications bring the war close to home,yet for most Americans, this war has become, eight years after Sept.11, a remote and nebulous concept: Who are we fighting? What's themission? How long before the mission is considered accomplished?

16 Stunning Works of 3D Street Painting & Mural Art

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 10:00 AM PST

These amazing artists produce three-dimensional works that trick our sense of perspective and seem 3D despite being painted, drawn or chalked onto flat 2D surfaces.

How to talk your way out of a speeding ticket

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 09:50 AM PST

It's the holidays, we're coming off a brutal recession, and the last thing any of us needs is a speeding ticket. And yet someone reading this is going to get a speeding ticket in the next week or so.

'Clashes erupt' in Iran's capital

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 09:26 AM PST

Iranian security forces and opposition activists clash in the capital Tehran, opposition sources say.

An Electrifying Christmas Light, Courtesy Nikola Tesla

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 09:16 AM PST

A physics fanatic down under is having a very Tesla Christmas this year, creating a 30-foot electrifying display of yuletide cheer by attaching a rotating rod to the top of a Tesla coil, making for quite the colorful Christmas tree.

Top Priority For 2010: Get Corporate Money Out Of Politics

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 08:20 AM PST

It is so clear now what our system has become, the wealthy have a lock on our politics, and it is in the way of getting anything done. It is blocking our ability to do anything about our urgent problems like health care, climate change, financial reform, and of course the low-wage, everything-to-the-top structure of our jobs.

(1) Open a Linux terminal, (2) Enter "cal 9 1752", (3) *****

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 08:10 AM PST


APOD: 2009 December 27 - The Cats Eye Nebula

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 08:00 AM PST

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

Pot Town, USA: We Gotta Make A Living, Man

Posted: 27 Dec 2009 07:50 AM PST

Stephen Gasparas started growing skunky-smelling pot as a young man, in the closet of his mother's suburban Chicago home. Later he visited cannabis fields in India. Ultimately, he shared spiritual puffs at a gathering of the famous moveable commune, the Rainbow Family, where a grizzled hippie told him Humboldt "is the place you ought to be."

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