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Thursday, January 28, 2010



Hackers Infiltrate House Web Sites With Anti-Obama Attacks

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 05:30 PM PST

Hackers reportedly cracked into the Web sites of more than 20 House members overnight and flooded their pages with anti-Obama attacks.The breach, which occurred after Obama delivered his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress Wednesday night, reportedly targeted both Republicans and Democrats, according to Politico.comT

Abolishing IP Patents Will Hurt Innovation

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 05:20 PM PST

Would you spend countless hours developing a novel business method if you knew you couldn't protect it with a patent? Most of us wouldn't. Yet before the U.S. Supreme Court is a case that could have severe consequences for the incentives that fuel such job-creating innovations.

Netflix to FCC: scary loophole in net neutrality rules

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 05:10 PM PST

Netflix isn't just mailing out DVDs any more, it's streaming video to millions of consumers. And the company is worried that the FCC has created a potential loophole to its open Internet proposals that will allow the cable and telco ISPs to marginalize independent video providers. The loophole is called "managed services"

Professed "Werewolf," Decapitates Dog's Head And Boils It

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 05:00 PM PST

Wolfie Blackheart claims the dog was already dead. The neighbors thinkit's their missing canine.

Child Kidnappings Rise in China

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 04:50 PM PST

In November, kidnappers seized 11-year-old Chen Hao in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. The captors demanded 1 million yuan, or $146,000, for the boy's return. His distraught parents agreed to pay part of the ransom up front. But their actions were not enough and the next day Hao's dismembered body was discovered.

Peek at Harry Potter's World at Universal Orlando

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 04:40 PM PST

The theme park is providing a virtual sneak peek via an augmented-reality map, which, with the aid of a webcam, offers a bird's-eye view of Harry Potter's new world.

Woman arrested as two children's bodies found in car

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 04:30 PM PST

A mother has been arrested on suspicion of murdering her two young children after their bodies were found in a car on an affluent residential street in Heathfield, East Sussex.

Vancouver City: Awesome Time Lapse Photography [VID]

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 04:20 PM PST

"Vancouver City" video is a collaboration between Innerlife Project and TimeLapseHD.

Hardee's Rolls Out 830-Calorie Breakfast Sandwich

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 03:50 PM PST

The Double Sausage Egg 'N' Cheese Biscuit is available for only a "limited" time, says a Hardee's official. In case you were wondering, there'd be "no contest" if the Double Sausage Egg 'N' Cheese Biscuit were to get in a fight with the McDonald's Egg McMuffin, which weighs in at a measly 450 calories.

Colbert Interviews Mathemagician Arthur Benjamin (Video)

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 03:40 PM PST

Math is great. Not only is it the key to unlocking the mysteries of the universe, but it's also the best way for a janitor to get Minnie Driver to have sex with him

New Mexican Cave Hints at Future Weather

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 03:40 PM PST

Cave formations in New Mexico and China offer clues to how climate change will affect global rainfall.

Fortune's Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies (Infographic)

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 03:30 PM PST

You might just be surprised by where some of your favorite -- and even your not-so-favorite -- companies ranked in 2009.

GoldenEye: Source Beta 4 Trailer (Video)

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 03:20 PM PST

Source's Half-Life 2 mod which recreates the classic '97 game GoldenEye 007. The Beta 4 version is coming soon.

How Our Hardest Body Part Inspires Buildings, Cars, & Chairs

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 03:00 PM PST

Expecting a photo essay of towers and penis-shaped cars are you? Wrong. The subject is bones, and the wonder of their complex properties, something that scientists and engineers have only now begun to emulate. Here are some examples of how a group of researchers has mimicked these properties in a groundbreaking invention.

Did Apple iBooks rip off Delicious Library?

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 02:30 PM PST

When Apple was demoing its new iBooks application for the iPad today during their keynote address, I just kept thinking to myself: this simply must have been designed by Delicious Monster, the shop behind the brilliant Mac app Delicious Library.

Gunbike: A Motorbike That Even Batman Would Envy

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 02:30 PM PST

Gunbike (the name should tell you enough about it) is a real beastmachine. It is claimed to be the world's most powerful bike.

.....wait for it....wait for it (PIC)

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 02:20 PM PST

♫ ♪ ♪ Catch a little fly and put it in your gullet....

Should Caregivers Be Required to Take the H1N1 Vaccination?

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 02:10 PM PST

With the increased concern for the H1N1 flu, much debate has developed as to whether nannies and babysitter should be required to get the H1N1 flu vaccine. Parents feel its necessary for the safety of their child, while caregivers argue against it. Should caregivers be required to get the H1N1 flu vaccine?

19 Roads that you definitely DON'T want to drive on (PICS)

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 02:10 PM PST

Here is the list of the world's most complicated and dangerous roads. Some of these complicated mountain passes can be dangerous if not negotiated with utmost caution, while others are complicated sets of roads and bridges, erected to ensure a streamlined flow of traffic at busy junctions. Without further ado, we present our top 19 list…

Mother Starves Infant Because She's "Too Fat"

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 02:10 PM PST

Brittainy Labberton apparently couldn't handle the fact that her four month old daughter weighed as much as 13 pounds.

Last Supper TV Dinners

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 01:50 PM PST

"If it's going to be your last supper....make it a supper that will last."

Australia's effort to ban violent games has backfired

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 01:50 PM PST

Has the Australian government's most recent attempt at technological book-burning backfired?Last month, the government gave the green light to controversial plans to censor the internet and now fans of computer games have started a political party to protest the censorship of globally best-selling adult games.

America's Vanishing Silence

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 01:40 PM PST

Audio ecologist Gordon Hempton says there are fewer than a dozen places of silence—areas "where natural silence reigns over many square miles"—remaining in America, and none in Europe.

How Many Americans Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb?

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 01:20 PM PST

More Americans are buying energy efficient lighting and are aware of the energy-saving benefits -- but most are clueless about the phaseout of incandescent bulbs that starts in two years.

Apple Lifts Ban on iPhone Apps Making VoIP Calls Over 3G

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 01:20 PM PST

In an update to its iPhone SDK, Apple is now permitting apps to make VoIP calls over 3G wireless networks, an option that was once only available over a WiFi connection.

Man Arrested for Peeing on Steaks at Walmart

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 01:10 PM PST

An alternative (and cost efficient) way to marinate your steaks.

You Better Shape Up (COMIC)

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 01:00 PM PST

Push the Red Button, win an iPad. Just kidding.

Neuron breakthrough offers hope on Alzheimer's

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 12:40 PM PST

Neurons have been created directly from skin cells for the first time, in a remarkable study that suggests that our biological makeup is far more versatile than previously thought.

Helicopter and 50 firefighters deployed to rescue dog

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 12:40 PM PST

The Los Angeles Fire Department has defended its decision to deploy about 50 firefighters and a helicopter to rescue a dog from the Los Angeles River.

Entering Apple Restriction Zone

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 12:30 PM PST


Pedophile Alert Mailed in Miami For The Who's Pete Townshend

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 12:00 PM PST

The Who's Pete Townshend was nabbed in 2003 for child pornography charges, but eventually cleared. That wasn't enough for a child abuse prevention group in the Miami area, which sent out these postcards that are hitting mailboxes today, more than a week prior to The Who's performance during halftime of Super Bowl 44.

Pakistani Pres. Zardari Slaughters Goats to Ward Off Evil

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 12:00 PM PST

Zardari has a black goat slaughtered at his house almost every day to ward off evil eyes and protect him from black magic. The goats are slaughtered as an act of Sadaqah-meaning "voluntary charity" in Islam whereby one gives out money or the meat of a slaughtered animal to the poor to win Allah's blessing and stave off misfortune.

Calif. Immigrants More Likely to Have Jobs Than Native Born

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 11:50 AM PST

A new report shines a flattering light on California's immigrants.

20 Women that Could Tear You Limb from Limb (Pics)

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 11:50 AM PST

Strong yet beautiful in their own way.

Cigarette tobacco may be infectious, new study shows

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 11:50 AM PST

The tobacco in cigarettes hosts a bacterial bonanza — literally hundreds of different germs, including those responsible for many human illnesses, a new study finds. The presumption has been that smoking renders people vulnerable to disease by impairing lung function or immunity. And it may well do both.

Ten Movie Quotes To Get You Through Life (Videos)

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 11:50 AM PST

These are the go-to lines that steer us through the monotony of our daily routines.

Caught Stealing: Little League Coach Robs Store With Players

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 11:40 AM PST

Police say the 31-year-old Arlington baseball coach was driving with his 12-year-old son, a nephew and another player on his team when he stopped outside of a vacant shop when they did the deed.

Mysterious 'jellyfish' in sky caused by a space satellite?

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 11:40 AM PST

A strange jellyfish-shaped object spotted hanging in the sky over Norway, may have been caused by light from the aurora being bounced off a space satellite, experts say.

How to Suck at Facebook - The Oatmeal

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 11:30 AM PST

A comic depicting the 9 worst types of facebook users.

Two activists 'executed in Iran'

Posted: 28 Jan 2010 11:20 AM PST

Iran executes two men held during the period of unrest that erupted after June's presidential poll, unconfirmed reports say.

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