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Wednesday, December 30, 2009



Charlotte’s Web [Comic]

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 04:50 PM PST


Mall Cop Tries to Bribe Shoplifting Teens for Sex

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 04:50 PM PST

According to the girls, ages 17 and 18, the 35-year-old Olivas told them the stolen clothes could be their little secret so long as they flashed him their breasts. Olivas allegedly took cell phone pics while the girls were undressing. Then he upped the ante, saying he'd really forget about the misdemeanor if they'd just have sex with him too.

The Top 10 Worst Things Of The Decade

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 04:40 PM PST

From purely a pop-culture perspective, the 2000s have to be considered one of the most embarrassing decades of all time. Here's a list of the worst of the worst from the 2000s.

The Future of Brain-controlled Devices

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 04:30 PM PST

In the shimmering fantasy realm of the hit movie "Avatar," a paraplegic Marine leaves his wheelchair behind and finds his feet in a new virtual world thanks to "the link," a sophisticated chamber that connects his brain to a surrogate alien, via computer.

Doctors Leave 9 Small Needles In Brazilian Boy's Body

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 04:20 PM PST

The 2-year-old boy had his third surgery in 10 days on Monday to extract four needles from his neck. Doctors removed 14 more from his intestines, liver and bladder last week, and four from near his heart and lungs earlier. Doctors say the needles are small and don't pose a significant threat to the 2-year-old, who had a total of 31 needles.

MILESTONE: Evernote Surpasses Two Million Users

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 04:10 PM PST

It took the company only 7 months to reach the two million mark -- they broke one million users back in May.

Someone Should Have Thought This Cookie Cutter Through

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 04:10 PM PST

Found in a bookstore something, um, interesting. It's a VeggieTales cookie cutter, but what does it really look like this SEEMINGLY innocuous cookie cutter?

Hillary Clinton nudges Sarah Palin for most admired

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 04:10 PM PST

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman in America, barely edging out former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, according to a Gallup poll out Wednesday.

Broadband Quality across 66 Countries (Graphic)

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 04:10 PM PST

Over half of the 66 countries studied enjoyed broadband connections at the level of performance required to deliver a consistent quality experience for most common web applications today, but some major countries such as the UK, Spain and Italy on average fell just below this threshold.

Smallest Object in Outer Solar System Spotted

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 04:00 PM PST

In a cosmic version of the old needle-in-a-haystack finding, astronomers have spotted an object less than a mile wide that is 4.2 billion miles away, in the outer solar system.

New Device Prints Human Tissue

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 04:00 PM PST

Invetech has delivered what it calls the "world's first production model 3D bio-printer" to Organovo, developers of the proprietary NovoGen bioprinting technology. Organovo will in turn supply the devices to institutions investigating human tissue repair and organ replacement.

What You See Isn't Always What You Get

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 03:50 PM PST

The many uses of 'Green Screen' also known as 'ChromaKey.'

Screw Britney, Naruto Manga Dominates Yahoo Search (GRAPHIC)

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 03:40 PM PST


Tropical Plant Uses Mind Controlling Chemical on Ants

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 03:40 PM PST

New research reveals that the acacia plant actually produces a chemical that drives the ants into a defensive frenzy--alternately persuading it to fight to protect it and banishing it from its flowers when convenient.

The Best of 2009 in Flash Web Design

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 03:30 PM PST

Collected from the best lists roundups competitions and designers from the year of 2009. Containing the newest tuts the broadest resources and creative designs in many flash coded combination's. Presenting a view of Flash Design from 2009.


Posted: 30 Dec 2009 03:10 PM PST

Cute overload :D

Japanese chap sets paper plane flight record

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 03:00 PM PST

A Japanese aeronautical origami engineer has set the world record for the longest flight by a paper-only plane - 26.1 seconds.

Esther Dyson: Tales of Cosmonaut Training

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 02:50 PM PST

What's a nice lady like you doing in (a) space like this? Esther Dyson tells tales of her cosmonaut training. Recently returned from five months at the Yuri Gagarain Cosmonaut Training Center outside Moscow, she comes equipped with photos and stories - and a willingness to answer questions.

Voyager 2 on a 'magic mission' beyond Milky Way

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 02:40 PM PST

Holiday tidings come from NASA's Voyager 2 this week, offering a view of deep space beyond our sun's solar system. "This is a magic mission," says space scientist Merav Opher of George Mason University. in Fairfax, Va.. "After all these years, Voyager 2 is still working and sending us first hand (on-site) data."

The Ten Worst Films of 2009

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 02:30 PM PST

Bad movies can come from anywhere and at any time. This year�s top ten worst includes some regulars (Michael Bay) but also some filmmakers who sunk lower than usual. There weren't as many infuriating films this year as most of the last decade. Sure, there was junk (Shorts, All About Steve), but it wasn�t as bad as it could have been. Or was it?

20 DWI arrests don't add up to a felony for St. Paul man

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 02:30 PM PST

Unfortunately because of the way Minnesota law works, Garay won't have to worry about being charged with a felony for his latest escapade..

Dumbass Celebrities: 2009 Edition

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 02:30 PM PST

Open the windows and turn on the fans - it's time once again for us to present the Alewife Awards to those cultural/entertainment figures who left the year's biggest stench.

10 things you should know about USB 2.0 and 3.0

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 02:10 PM PST

USB 3.0 has been highly anticipated -- and now, it's finally here. Sort of. Find out about its availability, specifications, benefits, and limitations

Harold Ramis Says Ghostbusters 3 Will Shoot Next Summer

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 02:00 PM PST

In an interview, original Ghostbuster Harold Ramis says the mega-sequel will start shooting next summer.

Remarkable Photos Of Waves Breaking Against The Shore

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 02:00 PM PST

Churning up the golden sands, a wave breaks upon the shore in a glorious mix of emerald greens and frothy whites.

$191,000 F1 Car Simulator Costs Way More Than a Sportscar

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 01:50 PM PST

Every little boy wants to race in the F1 at some point, but does he want to spend $191,500 on a simulator? Cruden's Hexatech simulator can be fully customized for the real F1, NASCAR or WRC experience.

Avatar Riles Up Conservatives: Called "Anti-American"

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 01:50 PM PST

Well you knew this was coming...

Ten gadgets that defined the decade

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 01:40 PM PST

As 2009 winds down and we try to come up with new and clever ways of referring to the early years of this century, there's

Growing desperation and fierce repression in Iran

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 01:40 PM PST

Increasingly fierce repression in Iran suggests that the regime has begun to fear for its future. But the massive and violent demonstrations of recent days suggest that repression only deepens and broadens the opposition.

America, Make This Resolution. Move Your Money:Video huffpo

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 01:40 PM PST

The idea is simple: If enough people who have money in the big four banks move it into smaller, more local, more traditional community banks, then collectively we, the people, will have taken a big step toward re-rigging the financial system so it becomes again the productive, stable engine for growth it's meant to be. It's neither Left nor right.

Here's A Shark Knife

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 01:40 PM PST


Bomb Scare at Police Office is Just a Teddy Bear [Not Onion]

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 01:30 PM PST

A plastic bag containing a sandy-colored fuzzy object caused quite a commotion at Oregon State Police offices. The bomb squad and X-ray machines were there in just minutes."We were able to confirm there wasn't anything inside it except for general stuffing," Lt. Gregg Hastings said. Turns out it was a teddy bear

Dec. 30, 1924: Hubble Reveals We Are Not Alone

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 01:20 PM PST

Edwin Hubble was born in Missouri in 1889 and moved to Chicago in 1898. In high school, he broke the state record in the high jump, and went on to play basketball for the University of Chicago.

Canadian democracy, like a bull moose head-butting a train

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 01:10 PM PST

Wildlife experts raised the alarm last week about the number of grizzlies being killed by trains barreling through national parks in the Rocky Mountains. A report by Parks Canada counted 63 grizzlies killed in an eight-year period, most of them by trains and most of them females of cub-rearing age.

Crotchbomber's Sex Torment Drove Him Nuts

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 01:00 PM PST

The bomb wasn't the only thing burning in his pants. "As I get lonely, the natural sexual drive awakens and I struggle to control it...sometimes leading to minor sinful activities.."......"the hair of a woman can easely arouse a man.".....Failed suicide bomber Umar Abdulmutallab goes on to bare all in teen web rants....

Bankers Get $4 Trillion Gift From Barney Frank: David Reilly

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 12:50 PM PST

To close out 2009, I decided to do something I bet no member of Congress has done -- actually read from cover to cover one of the pieces of sweeping legislation bouncing around Capitol Hill.

What you can expect from Apple in 2010

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 12:42 PM PST

Rumors always are Apple's friends. Lot of them are currently blowing around. Lets have a look at what could be possible in 2010! Apple Tablet (iSlate - rumored), iPhone 4G? What else?

12 Great '09 Performances the Oscars Will Probably Ignore

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 12:30 PM PST

While they may not be remembered at the Oscars, these actors grabbed our attention in these films this year.

Moon Rising (PICS)

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 12:30 PM PST

Moons as big as the one in the iconic scene from E.T are not only the preserve of Hollywood's trousers. Today's photographers are also able to capture the Earth's satellite as it rises into the sky at such sizes.

Why Powerful People Don't Practice What They Preach

Posted: 30 Dec 2009 12:30 PM PST

The past year has been marked by a series of moral transgressions by powerful figures in political, business and celebrity circles. New research explores why powerful people many of whom take a moral high ground don't practice what they preach.

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