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Monday, January 18, 2010



Hard Facts About Small Businesses (Infographic)

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 05:30 PM PST

Collectively, America's largest employer is small business. Small businesses in the U.S. employ more than half of the private workforce in the country and are the primary exporters. Here's a look at some hard facts about small businesses.

Giant cattle to be bred back from extinction

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 05:30 PM PST

Aurochs were immortalised in prehistoric cave paintings and admired for their brute strength and "elephantine" size by Julius Caesar.

35 Spectacular Digital Paintings from Most Talented Artists

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 05:30 PM PST

In this post, we've rounded up 35 spectacular, downright awesome digital paintings from some of the most talented digital painters in the world.

Robert Downey Jr. Kills His Golden Globes Speech (Video)

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 05:20 PM PST

"I don't have anybody to thank."

What If Computer Graphics Ran Under Crayola's Law?

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 05:20 PM PST

I love this timeline, showing the evolution of Crayola's crayons from 1903—eight colors, including poop—to 120 colors today. Now, imagine PC graphics running on Crayola's Law, which states that the number of hues doubles every 28 years:

Asus E-Reader Has Potential To Change The Market

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 05:20 PM PST

Reportedly, Asus will introduce the DR-570 by the end of 2010, but it won't be just another one in the crowd. The reader will supposedly have a 6" screen, but rather than using e-ink, this one will utilize a color OLED screen. They haven't been used in too many commercial products yet, mostly because of the prohibitive costs involved.

What Happens when you Microwave a Box Of Wine? (Video)

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 05:10 PM PST

We have all seen what a little metal in a microwave will do. These guys put a large box of wine in their microwave and blow a hole in the wall of their kitchen.

Caught Staring at the Golden Globes (PIC)

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 05:10 PM PST

Nobody blames you, Stanley, you go right ahead.

What Should I Eat? Food Court Edition (Flowchart)

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 05:10 PM PST

How many times have you stepped out from Victoria's Secret or Abercrombie and Fitch, hands loaded with bags, legs weary from walking and a stomach that's beginning to sound like Chewbacca? You wade through the teenie-boppers, the goths, the skaters, the soccer moms, the cougars and then you're hit with the dilemma…where do I eat?

Rep. King Proposes Deporting Haitians to be Relief Workers

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 05:10 PM PST

"This sounds to me like open borders advocates exercising the Rahm Emanuel axiom: 'Never let a crisis go to waste,'" Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, said in an e-mail message to ABCNews.

Fractal Art: Inspiration with Equations

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 05:10 PM PST

Different fractal artwork inspirations and introduction to the inspired fractal artists Jock Cooper.

Kid Hired High School Classmate to Kill His Mom

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 05:00 PM PST

On November 25, 43-year-old mom Tabassum Kham was stabbed to death in her Houston apartment. Police suspicion soon turned to her son, 18-year-old high school student Danish Minhas. He claimed he was out all the night when his mother was killed.

Feds Push New Paperless Health Care System

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 05:00 PM PST

With most U.S. hospitals and doctors' offices still mired in paper, new federal standards for electronic records seek to resolve this mess -- although they're not without controversy.


Posted: 18 Jan 2010 04:50 PM PST


Artificial Muscles Restore Ability to Blink, Save Eyesight

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 04:50 PM PST

Surgeons from UC Davis Medical Center have demonstrated that artificial muscles can restore the ability of patients with facial paralysis to blink, a development that could benefit the thousands of people each year who no longer are able to close their eyelids due to combat-related injuries, stroke, nerve injury or facial surgery.

Democrats Have a Bunker to Escape

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 04:40 PM PST

The panic will deteriorate into a full freak-out if Democrats lose in Massachusetts on Tuesday. But the current level of anxiety is enough to be self-fulfilling: depressed Democratic incumbents retire, depressed recruits decline to run and depressed donors don't give.

The Ultimate Cell Phone Plans Comparison

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 04:40 PM PST

On Friday, Verizon Wireless & AT&T announced pricing plan restructuring that would reduce the cost of voice usage. Today is the day that those changes go into effect. Here is a graphic comparing cell phone plans on four major carriers.

Microsoft Takes on Cable With Xbox Streaming Video

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 04:30 PM PST

If talks with Disney work out, the game console could stream ESPN content, making it that much easier to watch TV without cable.

Brett Favre Sings Pants on the Ground [VIDEO]

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 04:30 PM PST

Brett Favre chose a strange post-game celebration song after the Vikings beat the Cowboys today: the viral video hit "Pants on the Ground".

Top 20 Funniest Quotes From The Golden Globes

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 04:30 PM PST

"Cheers. I've had a couple, I'm not gonna lie to you. I like a drink as much as the next man. Unless the next man is Mel Gibson."

Space cannon to shoot payloads into orbit (w/ Video)

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 04:30 PM PST

A physicist has proposed using a 1.1 km (3,600 ft) cannon to deliver cargo into orbit, and says the cost would be around $250 per pound, a massive saving on the $5,000 per pound ($2280 per kg) it currently costs to make deliveries using a rocket.

Was the hack into Google an inside job?

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 04:10 PM PST

The whirlwind of news and rumors surrounding Google and its dealings in China seems to grow faster, more disjointed and more chaotic by the day. Today, Reuters reports that, in addition to looking at the Chinese government, Google is looking at the possibility that help came from within its own ranks in the recent hacking successes.

A shake after a hard day's work

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 04:10 PM PST


Red Vines vs. Twizzlers: A Vitally Sweet Decision

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 04:00 PM PST

For my money, nothing -- I mean nothing -- is more important than which you prefer – Twizzlers or Red Vines.

Microsoft: Better Off Split Up?

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 03:50 PM PST

Ten years on, Microsoft is struggling to maintain its dominance in a world in which Google thrives, Apple is resurgent, and the Internet has arguably become more important than operating systems. Where would Microsoft be today if it had been split in two a decade ago

For Sale: Beethoven's Skull

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 03:40 PM PST

In 1917, Margaretha Zelle, the spy better known as Mata Hari, was executed by firing squad. Her skull became part of the collection at the Museum of Anatomy in Paris.

IMF head in 'double-dip' global economy warning

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 03:30 PM PST

The International Monetary Fund head warns of another downturn, even as German and French growth forecasts are raised.

5 Americans Detained in Pakistan Allege Torture

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 03:20 PM PST

Five Americans arrested in Pakistan on suspicion of terrorism told a court Monday that they had been tortured by police — charges that could add to political sensitivities surrounding the case.

Leno vs. Conan vs. NBC -- The War is On

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 03:10 PM PST

Conan O'Brien and NBC are at war ... each accusing the other of bad, bad behavior.

Croatian mob mars first day of Australian Open tennis

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 03:00 PM PST

An angry mob of Croatian fans set a sinister tone on the first day of the 2010 Australian Open. The aggressive and chanting supporters in Croatia's chequered colours assaulted a press photographer, and made offensive and threatening gestures, scattering shocked spectators in their way.

France Also Warns Against Internet Explorer Use

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 02:50 PM PST

France has followed Germany's lead, and has advised computer users to download a different web browser after Microsoft's Internet Explorer was found to contain a critical security flaw.

Oceans of Liquid Diamond May Exist On Neptune and Uranus

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 02:40 PM PST

Scientist explains how it may be possible for the planets Neptune and Uranus to contain liquid diamond oceans.

What To Trust: The Market Or Body Politic?

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 02:10 PM PST

The last time we relied solely on the polis to make a decision, we went to war in Afghanistan and Iraq. The last time we relied solely on the market to make a decision, we fell into a great recession, the likes of which we haven't seen since the 1930s.

You Live Where? YOU WHORE! [PIC]

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 02:10 PM PST


Police Camera Tracks Dozens of License Plates a Minute

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 02:10 PM PST

Police are getting a cruiser-mounted camera system that scans dozens of license plates a minute and can tell officers who owns the vehicle, and whether it's been reported stolen or used during a crime.

Datsyuk's Sick Shootout 'Flutter Puck' Goal Against Chicago

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 02:00 PM PST

Even though I'm sure this game didn't get any ratings at all (it aired the same time as the Cowboys – Vikings NFC playoff game), but during the shootout, Pavel Datsyuk scored on a ridiculous move.

Bioshock 2: For and Against

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 01:50 PM PST

Is the undersea sequel a little wet behind the ears

A Love Story (COMIC)

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 01:30 PM PST

I think all us guys have known a 'Sheila' who needs to butt the ***** out of our business.

15 Greatest Celebrity Arrest Rants and Mugshots

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 01:10 PM PST

Though many celebs get away with a lot due to special treatment, some don't; here are 15 of the greatest celebrity arrest rants and mugshots.

Cat who boarded same bus every day for four years killed

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 01:00 PM PST

Casper, a cat which became famous for catching the same bus every day for four years, has been run over and killed - while crossing the road to catch its daily lift.

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