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Sunday, January 17, 2010



Who Should Host Next Year’s Golden Globes?

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 05:38 PM PST

With the Golden Globe Awards being broadcast live for the first time and Ricky Gervais hosting, the awards show promises to be bigger and better than ever. But what about next year?

Mini Marshall Plan Is Needed for True Resurrection of Haiti

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 05:30 PM PST

By enacting a sort of mini Marshall Plan, a la Europe, post-World War II, but this time with a large corporate presence, Haiti could become a land of opportunity and hope that contributes value-added goods and services to the global economy.

40 Stunning Examples of High Speed Photography

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 05:20 PM PST

In this post, you'll find some very impressive photographs that will show you how high speed photography can freeze time setting you aside to view scenes that we would normally struggle to capture.

Amazing! - Train Gets Sideswiped by a Tornado [Video]

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 05:10 PM PST

Thousands of tons of steel vs. one of nature's fiercest phenomena...

Butter Sculptures by Jim Victor

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 05:00 PM PST

Whether its paint, photography, or any art form, the medium an artist chooses has always been a central part to executing their vision. Jim Victor has made his choice and an interesting one at that: Butter...

What Would Martin Luther King Say?

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 04:56 PM PST

As we celebarte Martin Luther King Day, let's reflect on what the cilvil rights leader might say about the devastating earthquake in Haiti as well as both the positive efforts and negative comments that followed in its wake.

Ray Allen Doesn't Like Fans Determining NBA All-Star Teams

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 04:50 PM PST

Celtics guard Ray Allen thinks it's time to limit fans' influence in All-Star voting with Allen Iverson and Tracy McGrady, despite having little to no impact this season, both headed into the final hours of voting in position to start.

Myth Busters: Bond Edition (PIC)

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 04:40 PM PST

To highlight the popular show MYTH BUSTERS, Discovery Channel chose artist Steven Chorney to illustrate the cover of the cable channel's Official Magazine.Executed in a style reminiscent of the James Bond 007 Movie Posters, a theme chosen to demonstrate the reality of many "spy gadgets" used in Hollywood Movie making.

The Golden Globes Drinking Game (secretly awesome)What's the

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 04:20 PM PST

What's the best part of the Golden Globes? It's not the dresses, or the speeches, or the tributes ... or, frankly, which movies and actors actually win. Nope, for some of us, the best part of the Golden Globe Awards is the drinking.

Leno to Conan: 'The Tonight Show' is Yours

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 03:40 PM PST

Back in 2004, Jay Leno turned 'The Tonight Show' over to Conan. Not so fast...

Why beer is the latest hope in fight against cancer

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 03:30 PM PST

It might be your preference to crack open a bottle of red wine at the end of a hard day but you may be better off pouring a pint.

Racism: 10 things you might not know about it

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 03:20 PM PST

With the election of an African-American president, some people thought the U.S. had suddenly become "post-racial". Well, hardly.

Ultimate Baller (pic)

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 03:10 PM PST


Plan for 1,800-mile ethanol pipeline across east US unveiled

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 03:00 PM PST

3.6 billion gallons a year. 1,800 miles long. $4 billion dollars. 20-inch diameter. These numbers describe a new ethanol pipeline plan unveiled last week by Poet Ethanol Products and Magellan Midstream Partners. If built, this would be the first long-distance pipeline in the U.S. and would run from the midwest to the east coast.

Faster-than-light pulsar radio waves found

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 02:50 PM PST

Astrophysicists working out of the University of Texas at Brownsville have been studying an interesting pulsar about 10,000 light years away from us. Over the course of three days of monitoring, radio waves emitted from the pulsar seem to have been traveling faster than the speed of light.

Niagara Falls - Like Never Seen Before (From The year 1911)

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 02:40 PM PST

This is the photograph when Niagara Falls was completely frozen.

Saturday Night Live: Laser Cats 5

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 02:40 PM PST

James Cameron stops by to help produce Laser Cats 5.

Facebook's Version of the Retweet Has Arrived

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 02:30 PM PST

Facebook has rolled out a "via" feature that lets you repost another user's shared items, with a "via" link attached for attribution.

3D TV? Too Soon Now, but One Day You Will Want It

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 02:30 PM PST

Here's an offer for you: I'll give you some of the most amazing entertainment you've ever seen, and I'll even put it in your own home. What's the catch? High prices, limited content, and some of the most horrendously dorky and inconvenient glasses in the world.

10 Actors Who Will Boycott a Jay Leno Tonight Show

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 02:00 PM PST

Bad publicity is almost certain to bring new levels of booking headaches for the new, old Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Here are 10 people you can be all but certain you'll never see on the show again.

United States Internet Speed is on the Decline [REPORT]

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 01:50 PM PST

According to Akamai's Q3 State of the Internet report, the United States' internet speed did not qualify for a place in the top ten list of countries with the fastest internet in the world, and its average overall speed has actually decreased by 2.4% year-over-year from 2008 to 2009.

Google Hack Code Released, Metasploit Exploit Now Available

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 01:50 PM PST

With the IE exploit in the wild now, it could be used by other cybercriminals to go after other organizations or users. And while Metasploit's new exploit is meant for researchers and penetration testers to gauge their vulnerability to the attack, Metasploit is still an open-source tool that can be deployed for nefarious purposes as well.

Seth Meyers: Here's How Conan Got Screwed (video)

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 01:20 PM PST

This SNL Weekend update really sums it all up...

Because you never know what lurks in the darkness [Pic]

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 01:00 PM PST


China's attack on Google Explained

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 12:50 PM PST

Elinor Mills explains what happened to Google, how it happened, who did it, and who else was affected.

Solving 4 Rubik's cubes in 70 secs (video)

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 12:30 PM PST


Electric Battles in the Sky [PICS]

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 12:30 PM PST

A thunderstorm with its accompanying light(ning) show is a sight to behold, but not all lightning even hits the ground. We've been struck by the following examples of spectacular cloud-to-cloud lightning…

Conan O'Brien vs. Jay Leno: Celebrities Take Sides

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 12:20 PM PST

The tug-of-war over "The Tonight Show" — and perhaps a battle for the soul of late-night NBC — appears nearly over. As reports swirl that next week will be Conan O'Brien's last as "Tonight Show" host, populist support remains overwhelmingly in his favor. With Jay Leno seemingly poised to return to his old gig, who backs whom?

It's a Wedding Dress... You Can Eat! (pics)

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 12:10 PM PST


Does the Fourth Amendment Cover 'The Cloud'?

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 12:00 PM PST

A University of Minnesota law student has written what may be a seminal paper laying out a clear and workable framework for applying the Fourth Amendment to the data stored and manipulated in 'the cloud.'

Dominican Aid Workers Shot In Haiti: WNBC (VIDEO)

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 12:00 PM PST

Two Dominican aid workers were shot in Haiti today during relief efforts, WNBC reports. They were taken to a hospital and their conditions were not immediately available.

London Ice Sculpting Festival 2010 at Canary Wharf

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 11:40 AM PST

The London Ice Sculpting Festival is being held in the centre of Canary Wharf, next to the ice rink in Canada Square Park

Skywalker Ranch

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 11:40 AM PST

Incredible HD video of Skywalker Ranch. Check out Phillip Bloom's blog for the story behind the video.

Five Canceled NASA Missions

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 11:20 AM PST

What ever happened to past NASA missions that never launched? Let's revisit five space missions that were all incredible concepts, but never made it off the ground.

Vick Calls Fumble vs. Cowboys 'Worst Thing I've Ever Done'

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 11:20 AM PST

Eagles backup quarterback Michael Vick apologized to fans immediately after his team's 34-14 wild-card loss to the Cowboys Saturday, saying his fumbled handoff attempt late in the first half was absolutely the most damning and hurtful act of [his] life.

Why I didn't buy you a drink (PIC)

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 10:50 AM PST

Next time you get this question, you'll have the answer ready. Great craigslist post saved to imgur (in case craigslist post gets deleted). Hey, log on to imgur.com and support this guy for being so generous with his great hosting!

Childrens Choir Covers Jay-Z's Empire State of Mind

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 10:40 AM PST

"We based our version more on the Alicia Keys 'Empire State of Mind Part II,' but as a tribute to Jay-Z version, the kids and I created our own little rap that obviously was a bit more age appropriate."

Microsoft Bing Gets Its Own URL Shortener

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 10:40 AM PST

After Facebook and Google, its Microsoft that has entered the market of URL shortening. It has launched binged.it, which is (to my surprise) longer than its Search Engine URL bing.com.

Chicago Bears defensive end Gaines Adams dies at age 26

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 10:23 AM PST

Chicago Bears defensive end Gaines Adams died Sunday morning after he was taken to a Greenwood, S.C. emergency room, the county coroner said.

The FBI Sucks at Photoshop [PIC]

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 09:40 AM PST

The FBI this week released a "digitally-altered" image showing what Osama Bin Laden probably looks like now he's older. While the FBI claims to have used "cutting edge" technology to create the image, a Spanish politician has noticed that the poster is a modified version of his campaign photo — he now finds his face in America's most wanted list.

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