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Monday, January 4, 2010



Scans Show Learning 'Sculpts' The Brain's Connections

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 05:10 PM PST

Spontaneous brain activity formerly thought to be "white noise" measurably changes after a person learns a new task, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Chieti, Italy, have shown.

Serial Killers Get Wii Consoles as Part of "Treatment"

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 05:10 PM PST

A high security insane asylum in the UK called Broadmoor Hospital has been lavished with 22 Wii systems, valued at 5,000 Euros, thanks to the good British taxpayers. The hospital is home to the criminally insane and the video game systems are supposedly part of the patients' "treatment."

The Sun eats a comet

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 05:00 PM PST

This is a comet coming a little too close to the sun as see by the SOHO spacecraft on January 3, 2010.

Will IT Change How Doctors Treat You In 2010?

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 04:50 PM PST

Patients and doctors could soon meet virtually, avoiding those time-consuming office visits, and wireless devices could monitor a patient's health remotely..

How to Make a Mannequin Even MORE Fake (Pic)

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 04:50 PM PST


Irish Eyes Aren't Smiling On The Emerald Isle , Anymore

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 04:40 PM PST

House prices are down 50 percent and falling, unemployment is at 12.7 percent and rising, the gross national product has dropped by 11.3 percent in the past year and is still falling................................

Arenas Being Investigated by FBI Over Guns in Locker Room

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 04:30 PM PST

DC Metro Police discovered that an altercation involving guns between Arenas and Crittenton had occurred over a supposed gambling debt of up to $80,000 dollars, over a game of cards, that was owed by Arenas. FBI officials are now involved, as it is an incident involving guns or weapons within the Washington DC city limits

The Buffalo Bills fire entire coaching staff

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 04:20 PM PST

The Buffalo Bills have commenced "Operation Cleaning House." On Monday the Bills fired their entire coaching staff -- including interim head coach Perry Fewell, FOXSports.com has learned.

First Review: '24' Day 8 Is A Return To Form

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 04:10 PM PST

The new season of '24' looks to have some amazing potential.

Author of Torture, Spy Memos Was Just Doing His Job

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 04:10 PM PST

The government lawyer who wrote memos authorizing the Bush administration to engage in torture and warrantless surveillance says he was just doing his job.

2 Rams Fans Fall From Stands While Fighting Over Used Cleat

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 04:00 PM PST

After falling over 10 feet some called it the hardest hit all season from the home team.

Train Crashes Into Hotel At Helsinki Railway Station

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 04:00 PM PST

An intercity train carriage has barged through a platform crashing into the hallway of a hotel at Helsinki Railway station.

A Dozen Animals That Will Haunt Your Nightmares

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 03:50 PM PST

Creatures from nature that look like they came from horror films

The Taxation of Death

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 03:50 PM PST

The old saw about the only certainties in life being death and taxes isn't quite right: We'll also always be arguing about the taxation of death. Because of squabbling in the Senate over the estate tax taxes will rise for thousands of middle-class heirs while falling for a small number of the very wealthy.

US suspect in Pakistan defends 'jihad' plans

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 03:50 PM PST

One of five Americans detained in Pakistan said their aim was to go to Afghanistan to wage jihad against Western forces, defending their intention as justified under Islam.

Facebook Redesign Begins to Roll Out

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 03:40 PM PST

Facebook seems to be rolling out its new site design to at least some people outside the company. Applications are taking the biggest hit, as Facebook announced in October. The search bar has been moved from the right to left-center and the navigation bar is simplified. Notably Facebook has removed the double link to your profile.

Modern Warfare 2 best selling item on Amazon in 2009

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 03:40 PM PST

Modern Warfare 2, a violent video game, was the biggest selling item on the Amazon.co.uk website, the country's largest online retailer, beating the latest Harry Potter film.

'Missing arms spark Yemen alert'

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 03:40 PM PST

Embassy closures in Yemen were prompted by Yemeni forces losing track of six trucks of arms and explosives, say reports.

Should Studios Adopt the James Cameron Model of Moviemaking?

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 03:30 PM PST

I believe it is important for shareholders in media companies to put pressure on content businesses to watch the bottom line and not get too caught up in the Hollywood machine of overspending for the sake of being associated with the glitz and glamor of the L.A. celebrity culture.

Wall Street Can't Save New York

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 03:30 PM PST

If New York City is a business, it isn't Wal-Mart,' Mayor Bloomberg once sneered. Maybe it should be.

Prohibition: A Cautionary Tale

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 03:20 PM PST

America's experiment with banning alcohol created problems that persist to this day.

Identical twins born in 2 separate decades

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 03:20 PM PST

Identical twin boys in Florida will get to celebrate their birthdays individually after they were born in separate decades.

Make Some "NOSIE" (PIC)

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 03:10 PM PST

The inability to spell such simple words as "NOISE" on a giant sign made specifically for players and TV cameras to read doesn't reflect well on these fans.

Olympic Hurdler Has Breast Implants Removed For Competition

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 03:00 PM PST

Like many other athletes, Australian hurdler Jana Rawlinson is well into her preparation for the 2012 Olympics. Unlike the others, the first step for her training was to reduce her breast size.

World's Best Baby Beasts (42 Picture Slideshow)

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 03:00 PM PST


Struggling Japan Airlines thrown £1.33bn lifeline

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 03:00 PM PST

Japanese authorities have thrown a lifeline to the crisis-struck Japan Airlines (JAL), the largest carrier in Asia, by doubling a state-sponsored credit line to £1.33bn.

BREAKING - Two Shot at a Las Vegas Courthouse

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 02:56 PM PST

Two people, a deputy marshal and a security guard, were shot Monday in the lobby of a federal courthouse in Las Vegas, Nevada, police said.

Woman's car starts skidding on ice, so she bails

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 02:50 PM PST

"Ice? No thanks."

Worlds Collide: Twitter Has More Uptime Than Facebook

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 02:50 PM PST

If one of Twitter's New Year's resolutions is to reduce sightings of the fail whale, it is off to a good start.

So Hideo Kojima, what is your next game for PlayStation 3?

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 02:50 PM PST

After the recent news that Hideo Kojima might be coming back to PlayStation 3 games development, it would be interesting to speculate what games he could actually be working on.

The 50 Best Comic Covers of 2009

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 02:50 PM PST

FTA: I don't know that there's a recurring theme to this year's entries. However, blood appears on a dozen covers, skeletons on four and vampires on three, so make of that what you will. As with the 2008 edition, I've tried to the best of my ability to explain what makes the cover so successful, at least in my eyes.

15 Things You Didn't Know About The Human Body (IMG)

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 02:40 PM PST

Here are some interesting facts about the human body that may surprise you.

Tech firms enjoying recent economic stimulus

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 02:40 PM PST

The nation's bellwether technology sector is kicking into gear as businesses and consumers boost their spending on computers and electronics. Shipments of semiconductors are on the rise. Some companies are hiring. Tech stocks outperformed the market all summer. And U.S. exports to China, including technology products, have climbed 33% since January

How Capitalism Survived the Crisis

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 02:20 PM PST

The Financial Times even published a series of articles portentously titled "The Future of Capitalism"—as if all of the foundations of the global system were in question.

Guy Adds Boat Tail to Car, Increases MPG by 15.1%

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 02:10 PM PST

Darin Cosgrove has increased the fuel efficiency of his car by 15.1% by adding a homemade boat tail made from cardboard, aluminum and duct tape to the vehicle.

Never Kiss a Guy During a Stare Down

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 02:10 PM PST


2009 in Social Media: A Cartoon Review (Video)

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 02:10 PM PST

Here is 2009 the way it was meant to be remembered... in doodles.

Are Most Games Today Too Easy or Is Demon's Souls Too Hard?

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 02:00 PM PST

There was, in fact, something weirdly lab-rat-ish about playing older games. Playing those games was like pushing a lever that mostly made you miserable but sometimes produced a small, gray, tasteless pellet. Today's games, by contrast, excrete mango ice cream and whipped nougat at carefully spaced intervals.

One man's mission to create a living mind inside a machine

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 02:00 PM PST

Professor Henry Markram, a doctor-turned-computer engineer, announced that his team would create the world's first artificial conscious and intelligent mind by 2018.

10 Ways the Internet Will Change in 2010

Posted: 04 Jan 2010 02:00 PM PST

Solid predictions for the Internet's continued evolution -- and how it will affect you.

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