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Sunday, January 3, 2010



Publishers Fear eBook Piracy, But Shouldn’t | TorrentFreak

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 06:20 PM PST

The music industry has made it quite clear that the Internet is a scary place full of pirates. These same fears have spread into the minds of book publishers, who are about to make the same mistakes as the major record labels did. It's not too late though.

Mexico Declares Alleged Drug Lord Carlos Beltran Captured

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 06:20 PM PST

Mexican police have captured alleged drug lord Carlos Beltran Leyva, just two week after his even more powerful brother was killed in a shootout with troops.

Video of Coach Mike Leach Cursing at Adam James

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 06:20 PM PST

A video uploaded to YouTube on Friday shows former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach screaming and swearing at wide receiver Adam James, the player he was fired for allegedly mistreating.

5 Defining TV Personalities from the Last 10 Years

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 06:10 PM PST

After an intense double-elimination process that left Howie Mandel and Ann Coulter in tears, Movieline has selected the defining 5 television figures of the decade. Some dispensed jokes, others news, and still more gave us brilliant scripted television. And as for our #1 choice, he gave us the cruelest gems of all.

Tom Gregory: Goldman Sachs To Launch New HQ!

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 06:00 PM PST

A Goldman Sachs spokesperson has confirmed that its new headquarters will reach "full operational status" in 2010. Constructed adjacent to the site of the former Twin Towers, the structure is within range of all of the firm's nearest competitors.

Suh to The Lou: Rams grab NFL's worst record, top draft pick

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 05:50 PM PST

The St. Louis Rams lost a sloppy 28-6 season finale Sunday to the San Francisco 49ers, assuring the 1-15 Rams of the NFL's worst record and the No. 1 pick in April's draft, which they likely will use on highly coveted Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

Box Office Report: 'Avatar' Soars Past $1 Billion

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 05:50 PM PST

Thanks to astronomic word-of-mouth, inflated 3-D ticket prices, and consecutive holiday weekends that began on a Friday, Avatar continued its seemingly...

Snow Keeps New Years Revellers Stuck Inside Pub for 3 Days

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 05:40 PM PST

A manager at the pub said morale had remained high.

Stiff-Arm Of The Year... Already [VID]

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 05:30 PM PST

Ravens' RB Willis McGahee employed a vicious stiff-arm en route to a 77 yard TD gallop.

Pictures of the year 2009: Telegraph photographers

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 05:30 PM PST

Telegraph photographers choose their favourite pictures of the year.

Battle to save tigers intensifies with only 3,200 left

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 05:20 PM PST

Efforts to save the tiger from extinction will be stepped up this year after the World Wide Fund for Nature placed the animal at the top its list of the most endangered species.

No.5 Baylor Woman's Basketball team wins game 99-18

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 05:10 PM PST

Brittney Griner and No. 5 Baylor put on a show—at the expense of Texas State.Griner dunked twice, set the school record for blocked shots in a season and the Bears nearly set an NCAA record for fewest points allowed in a 99-18 thrashing of Texas State on Saturday night.

World's tallest building set to open in Dubai

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 04:50 PM PST

The world's tallest building opens in Dubai on Monday, after being completed during a property crash in the global downturn.

Five Reasons Avatar Still Won't Win Best Picture

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 04:30 PM PST

We go on vacation for a few measly days, and look what happens: James Cameron's ecstatically reviewed, box-office-conquering Avatar is suddenly, improbably, the front-runner in this year's Best Picture race.

Vicious Knock Out: Daley Puts Hazelett to Sleep

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 04:27 PM PST

Happy New Year to Paul Semtex Daley. He just put a very good mixed martial artist to sleep in impressive fashion.

Worst Seat in the House (Pic)

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 04:20 PM PST


Scientists Measure How Quickly Genomes Change

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 04:10 PM PST

Scientists have now been able to measure for the first time directly the speed with which new mutations occur in plants. Their findings shed new light on a fundamental evolutionary process. They explain, for example, why resistance to herbicides can appear within just a few years.

Being Obama's Brother

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 04:10 PM PST

George Obama: "I stood in a bar in Kenya watching Barack Obama give his victory speech. I felt as if the people of America knew this man far better than I, even though we shared the same father."

Guy Makes His Own Iron Man 2 War Suit - It's Amazing

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 04:00 PM PST

There's Cosplay and then there's Cosplay. This is beyond Cosplay

Losing the War

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 04:00 PM PST

From the beginning, the actual circumstances of World War II were smothered in countless lies...People all along have preferred the movie version: the tense border crossing where the flint-eyed SS guards check the forged papers; the despondent high-level briefing where the junior staff officer pipes up with the crazy plan that just might work...

Prison Break Gone Wrong: Guards Rescue Prisoner

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 04:00 PM PST

Instead of managing to sneak through the gap between the roof and his prison bars, Roberto Carrillo became stuck and had to ask guards for help. He ended up dangling upside down in the Mexican jail and had to be cut free with a chainsaw, who promptly locked him up again.

IRONY ALERT: Rush Limbaugh Touts Socialist Health Care!

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 03:50 PM PST

Yes, Rush. That's the point! American medicine is superb-for those who can get it. And, in Hawaii, no one gets special treatment, because everyone can get it. Hawaii has had nearly-universal employer-mandated health insurance since 1974.

Anti-Social Media: A Rising Rebellion Against Web 2.0?

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 03:40 PM PST

Indeed, the social-media blowback has begun in earnest as more and more media outlets publish tales of Web 2.0 woe, detailing how sites like Facebook have eaten the lives, grades, and productivity of legions unable to take their eyes off the glowing feeds detailing the tiniest minutiae of the lives of everyone they've ever known.

EU Politicians to Legitimize Iranian Regime?

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 03:30 PM PST

An European Parliament delegation is scheduled to visit Tehran next week, drawing a rebuke from U.S. lawmakers concerned the visit could legitimize Ahmadinejad's government.

Birther Email Uses Forged AP Story, Fake Supreme Court Claim

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 03:20 PM PST

A phony new email chain letter is claiming that the case against President Barack Obama's citizenship has reached the Supreme Court, based on a forged and typo-riddled Associated Press report.

Is your Speeding Ticket a case of Mistaken identity?

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 03:10 PM PST

A little-known fact in many states' Motor Vehicle Departments is that there are often several vehicles that share the same license plate numbers. We know from experience that that fact doesn't always make a difference to lazy enforcement officials.

To Serif or Sans-Serif, That is The Question!

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 02:50 PM PST

If you've ever had trouble choosing between the time-honored and the modern, you've come to the right place. Even though a web developer has a limited number of font choices to choose from, ill-thought font selections often cancel out all the hard work that goes into a site's design.

Could scientists resurrect the dodo bird?

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 02:20 PM PST

The dodo bird could be brought back from extinction thanks to the recent discovery of an intact dodo skeleton.

Airbus A319 - Very Fast Crazy Take Off [Video]

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 02:20 PM PST


Highlights From NHL's 2010 Outdoor Winter Classic

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 02:10 PM PST

Highlights from yesterday's Bruins vs Flyers Outdoor Winter Classic in Boston at Fenway Park

Death toll rises in Pakistan game blast

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 02:10 PM PST

The death toll climbed to 99 on Sunday after a suicide car bomb exploded Friday in the middle of a group of men playing volleyball in northwest Pakistan, police said.

The 'Regulatory Charade' of Banking

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 02:00 PM PST

Drawing on his experience first as state attorney general and later as governor of New York, Eliot Spitzer addresses a wide range of issues having to do with the relationship between the government and the marketplace. He predicts we will see meaningless Wall Street "reforms".

When You Mess With The Bull You Get The Horns

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 01:50 PM PST


Calvin, Hobbes and the Cosmos Science Tattoo (PIC)

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 01:40 PM PST

Emily writes: "My science tattoo combines these two childhood loves - with Calvin and Hobbes looking up at the 8 planetary symbols and the symbols for a star and water."

Going to Bed Earlier May Help Adolescents Against Depression

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 01:20 PM PST

& Suicidal Thoughts. The journal Sleep found that adolescents with bedtimes that were set earlier by parents were significantly less likely to suffer from depression and to think about committing suicide, suggesting that earlier bedtimes could have a protective effect by lengthening sleep duration and increasing the likelihood of getting enough.

High fat diet increases inflammation in the mouse colon

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 01:10 PM PST

Colorectal cancer, the third most common type of cancer worldwide, has been linked to an increased prevalence of the Western diet: one high in fat and low in fiber, vitamin D and calcium. Now, scientists have shown what happens to colon tissue when mice are fed such a diet: an inflammatory response that could be the trigger for carcinogenic process

Small Scale APOP: A Force from Empty Space

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 01:00 PM PST


Leeds United shock Manchester United in the FA Cup 3rd Round

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 12:50 PM PST

Leeds United caused the biggest shock of the FA Cup third round so far with a 1-0 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford.

What`s Changed This Decade (1999-2009) [IMG]

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 12:50 PM PST

Ten years makes a big difference. At this moment in 1999, most people weren`t online, yet alone checking status updates or funny pictures of cats. Now you can do both - while texting. Since time flies when you are having fun, here is a guide to what changed in this decade.

The Long Road Ahead (PIC)

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 12:40 PM PST

New desktop wallpaper. This.

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