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Saturday, January 16, 2010



Soldier accused of child porn for relative's pic sent by mom

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 06:00 PM PST

An Illinois National Guard soldier in Afghanistan has been charged by the U.S. Army with possessing child pornography over pictures of a young relative his mother says she sent him.Terri Miller of Galesburg says she sent her son, Specialist Billy Miller, pictures of the little girl to help him get over his homesickness.

The art of hiding [Pics]

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 05:50 PM PST


Newton's idea spotted in reflected neutrons

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 05:40 PM PST

An optical effect first proposed by Isaac Newton has been observed in matter for the first time. The discovery is yet another affirmation of wave–particle duality – one of the cornerstones of quantum mechanics. The breakthrough is also the first published science to emerge from a £200m neutron source recently opened in the UK.

AT&T network flaw causes huge security hole for Facebookers

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 05:10 PM PST

Georgia mother and her two daughters logged onto Facebook from mobile phones last weekend and wound up in a startling place: a stranger's account with full access to troves of private information.

Extreme skier nearly loses his life after one small mistake

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 05:00 PM PST

This is why I stick to the bunny slope.

"Are Black Holes Actually White?" Stephen Hawking's Theory s

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 04:40 PM PST

Stephen Hawkings great discovery was that the mysterious regions in space we call black holes radiate heat through quantum effects. Hawking has said that

Solar Eclipse January 2010

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 04:20 PM PST

The eclipse lasted for 11 minutes and eight seconds plunging much of Eastern Europe, Africa and India into eerie darkness.

God's Control Panel

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 04:00 PM PST


Avalanche Study Will Bury Pigs in the Snow to Watch Them Die

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 03:50 PM PST

European researchers have planned an experiment in which 29 live pigs are to be buried under snow, and where they will essentially be observed dying.

9-year-old girl illustrates Haiti’s suffering and hopes

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 03:50 PM PST

Laying on a torn mattress in the hospital parking lot, the 9-year-old Haitian girl Willy tries to brush flies from her shattered face and bruised-shut eyes. But her mother gently grabs Willy's arm to stop her hitting herself in the head and making the wounds even worse.

Conan Trashes NBC Execs In Monologue (VIDEO)

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 03:40 PM PST

Conan O'Brien used his monologue to trash NBC executives Friday night.Joking to the audience that he'd be "halfway to Rio in a stolen NBC traffic helicopter" by the time they saw the monologue, he said NBC management thinks he's such an idiot, that they want him to run the network.

When Grant and Kari go to a party, they bring Buster too.

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 03:30 PM PST


German Government: Stop Using Internet Explorer

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 03:30 PM PST

The German Federal Office for Security in Information Technology (known as BSI) recommends that all Internet Explorer users switch to an alternative browser.

Fire and Ice - The Big Picture [PIC]

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 03:10 PM PST


Alligators' Lungs May Explain Dinos' Dominance

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 03:10 PM PST

The alligator's bird-like lungs may explain how the ancestors of dinosaurs breathed their way to global dominance...

Mars rover Spirit's days may be numbered

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 03:00 PM PST

One of NASA's seemingly immortal Mars rovers might soon be at the end of its days.The Spirit rover had been cruising around the Red Planet, along with its companion, Opportunity, since they both arrived six years ago this month...

30 Astounding CG Characters using zBrush

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 02:50 PM PST

zBrush is one of the industry standard tools used to create digital characters. It can easily combine with other software to create lifelike and vivid renders. It has been used in countless motion pictures, including James Cameron's smash hit, Avatar.

Plant Could Save Millions of People from Malaria

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 02:30 PM PST

Millions of people suffering from malaria now have new hope after British scientists unlocked the genetic map of the plant used to cure the disease.

Microsoft Admits IE Flaw Caused Google Hack

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 02:20 PM PST

Microsoft has admitted that a flaw in its Internet Explorer web browser enabled hackers to gain access to Google's system, an event that resulted in Google threatening to pull its operations in China. In a post on its Microsoft Security Response Center, director Mike Reavey said that a bug within Internet Explorer could allow hackers to remotely

70-Year-Old Canadian Man Busted With 40,000 Ecstasy Pills

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 02:10 PM PST

This Canadian senior was crossing over from Canada to the U.S., he told a border agent he was making the trip in search of "healing crystals." Not amused, the border agent searched his vehicle and found 40,000 ecstasy pills floating in plastic bags in the gas tank. His lawyer said his client was just looking for a "little excitement".

Don't Donate to Haiti Through Wyclef's Corrupt Charity

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 02:10 PM PST

In August 2009, the group filed overdue tax returns for 2005, 2006, and 2007, documents showing that Jean and fellow board member Jerry Duplessis paid themselves at least $410,000 for services provided to the foundation.

20 Sexually Confused Animals (Pics)

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 02:10 PM PST

Animals are humping machines. Throw in some raging hormones and an orifice that is surrounded by fur and smells like raw sewage and anything can happen.

Southern Florida Fears New Everglades 'Super Snake'

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 02:00 PM PST

A state-coordinated hunt for a new invasive python population is under way in the Everglades, amid fears that Southern Florida could soon be home to a new "super snake."

Do You Have Any Naked Pictures Of Your Mother? The TSA Does

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 01:50 PM PST

The TSA recently announced that airport security scanners which can see under clothing are being installed at 10 U.S. airports, according to the AFP. Travelers will enter glass booths while a 3-dimensional full-body image is rendered using "millimeter waves." Because the image gives a clear representation of travelers' bodies and genitalia, it has

Nationwide Rallies for Conan O'Brien

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 01:40 PM PST

On Monday January 18th, there will be Rallies in LA, NY, Chicago and Seattle to show support of our beloved Coco. Major media outlets will be there reporting. Also reports of a bear who commits lewd acts. Spread the word!

AT&T to have a Cheaper iPhone Plan

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 01:40 PM PST

AT&T Matches Verizon With Unlimited Talky for $70 a Month PLUS a Cheaper iPhone Plan

Digg Goes to the Golden Globes

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 01:30 PM PST

The Golden Globes are on Sunday night and Joan Rivers isn't the only one who will be on the Red Carpet, Digg will be there too! NBC is broadcasting the event live (meaning 8 p.m. EST, 5 p.m. PST), and online red carpet coverage will start at 2:30 p.m. PST.

Adult Swim: Our Offer to Conan

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 01:20 PM PST

Something to think about, Conan!

Yahoo Was Also Target in Hacker Attack

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 01:10 PM PST

Yahoo Inc. was among the companies targeted in the recent cyber attacks that hit Google Inc. and other companies, according to several people briefed on the matter.

F.D.A. Concerned About Substance in Food Packaging

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 01:01 PM PST

In a shift, the Food and Drug Administration will study the health risks from bisphenol-A, or BPA, which is widely used in plastic bottles and food containers.

Senate Can Pass Health With 51 Votes, Van Hollen Says

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 01:00 PM PST

Even if Democrats lose the specialelection to pick a new Massachusetts senator Tuesday, Congressmay still pass health-care overhaul through a process calledreconciliation, a top House Democrat said.

16 Spectacular Images Of The Annular Solar Eclipse

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 12:50 PM PST

This week a solar eclipse that reduced the sun to a blazing ring surrounding a sombre disk plunged millions of people in Africa and Asia into an eerie semi-darkness.

I’m so fantastic (if I ignore my frontal lobes)

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 12:10 PM PST

The less you use your brain's frontal lobes, the more you see yourself through rose-colored glasses, new research shows.

Solar-energy project vs. endangered desert tortoises

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 12:00 PM PST

On a strip of California's Mojave Desert, two dozen rare tortoises could stand in the way of a sprawling solar-energy complex in a case that highlights mounting tensions between wilderness conservation and the nation's quest for cleaner power.

2010's Most Wanted Movies: Sequels, Remakes and Machete

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 11:30 AM PST

It's good to be a geek!

Please Help The People of Haiti

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 11:20 AM PST

The earthquake in Haiti is being reported as the worst disaster of its kind in history. There is a severe lack of food, water, medical supplies and resources on the ground. Right now, the best way to provide assistance is to donate money directly...Here are some resources to help out.

Swimsuit Models ... in Hats! [Pics]

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 11:10 AM PST

What? You've got a better way to celebrate National Hat Day? Because if so, I'm all ears. My eyes on the other hand, are busy. As are my hands. Er.

Christopher Nolan's New Film: Bigger than Dark Knight

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 10:50 AM PST

The "Dark Knight" director Christopher Nolan says his new movie "Inception" is "the biggest challenge I've taken on."

Console vs. PC [Comic]

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 10:40 AM PST


MW2 Custom Kit Exploit - 100+ Kills (Video)

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 10:30 AM PST

Modern Warfare 2 video explaining how to exploit a custom kit to rack up insane kills. The kit consists of: "One Man Army" perk, an Assault Rifle with a F2000 grenade launcher (a.k.a. "noob tube"), and the "Scrambler" perk.

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