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Wednesday, February 3, 2010



Have a slice of bread-- wait, what? (PIC)

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 05:50 PM PST


Troops In Afghanistan to Get Sensors That See Through Walls

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 05:49 PM PST

As if aerial robots and bionic limbs didn't make the Army seem futuristic enough, it looks like another hallmark of sci-fi, X-ray vision, will ship off to Afghanistan later this year. The device in question is the TiaLinx Eagle Scanner, which uses radio waves to see through the ground, walls, and other kinds of cover.

Sarah Silverman: Funny & Sexy?

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 05:30 PM PST

Sarah Silverman, is she Funny and Sexy? Check out this Photo Gallery of Images to decide for yourself.

iiNet slays Hollywood in landmark piracy case

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 05:16 PM PST

The giants of the film industry have lost their case against ISP iiNet in a landmark judgement handed down in the Australian Federal Court today.

Calorie Counters

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 05:10 PM PST

The fast-food industry's argument that calorie counts on their menus make no difference is clearly wrong.

Tourette's Sufferer Sues Starbucks for Discrimination

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 05:00 PM PST

Robert Friedman of Boca Raton, Fla., has Tourette's syndrome. And according to a lawsuit he's just filed in Palm Beach County Courthouse, the side effects from his inherited disorder led to a rather nasty incident at a Florida Starbucks.

Vampire Squid Turns Inside Out! (VIDEO)

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 04:50 PM PST

The vampire squid can turn itself 'inside out' to avoid predators - as seen in a video just released to emphasize the need to protect deep-sea species from the effects of human activities.

Cop Aims to Decriminalize Pot in Rhode Island

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 04:50 PM PST

A retired undercover narcotics cop and the proprietor of an organic eatery make an odd couple when it comes to trying to overturn marijuana laws in Rhode Island, but Jack Cole and Josh Miller are giving it their best shot.

Real-Life NJ Grandma Watches Jersey Shore With Disgust (vid)

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 04:40 PM PST

The commentary is classic. Times have changed since her carefree days in Seaside Heights.

Politico: Stephen Colbert Crushes Harold Ford

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 04:20 PM PST

It was a very tough night for Harold Ford Jr. at Stephen Colbert's little roundtable. Colbert grilled Ford, who was talking as fast as any politician I've ever heard about the disconnect between his 2006 comments on abortion and his recent statement that he's "always" supported abortion rights.

Scientific Look at US Ski Aerialist's Double-Full-Full-Full

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 04:00 PM PST

United States Olympic ski aerialist Ryan St. Onge and science reporter Henry Fountain break down the "double full full full," a jump St. Onge may perform in Vancouver.

Reuters: Geithner Says Bank Fee Can Recoup AIG Bonuses

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 03:50 PM PST

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Wednesday said insurer AIG's contracts to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in bonuses were "outrageous" and appealed to Congress to help recoup the payments.Geithner said Congress could help recover the "deeply irresponsible" bonuses by passing an Obama...

Paul Pierce Could Miss Significant Time With Foot Injury

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 03:40 PM PST

Paul Pierce will likely miss significant time with a foot injury, according to multiple reports, although it's not yet clear what the exact nature of the injury sustained this week.

Memorable Quotes from Iconic African-Americans [pics]

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 03:30 PM PST

A compilation of quotes from iconic African-Americans, not as an homage to their history, but as a call to duty to all citizens during Black History Month.

Woman Charged with Cruelty for Selling Goth Kittens Online

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 03:20 PM PST

She gave them piercings and submission bars, then peddled them for hundreds of dollars. Is this animal cruelty, or merely a fashion crime?

Analysis: Where gays do serve, openly, in the military

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 03:20 PM PST

In the military establishments of more than 30 countries, including U.S. allies such as Israel, Canada and the United Kingdom, gays and lesbians are allowed to openly serve in their country's military. It's just not a big issue out there in much of the Western world.

BioShock 2 Launch Trailer (HD)

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 03:20 PM PST

The official launch trailer for BioShock 2, featuring a cinematic preview of what it's like to assume the role of the Big Daddy and defend Little Sisters against the infamous Big Sister.

World's First Light-Powered Circuit Created

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 03:20 PM PST

This new computer circuit could lead to a whole new generation of touchscreen devices that power themselves.

Many wired Chinese unfazed at possible Google exit - Yahoo!

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 03:10 PM PST

A world without Google? They can imagine it just fine in China. After all, it's not like losing.

No, I wouldn't be smiling, either...(PIC)

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 03:10 PM PST


Bias towards negativity predicts vulnerability to stress

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 03:00 PM PST

People who naturally notice negative information over positive information are more susceptible to stress, research has revealed. The findings increase our understanding of what makes people vulnerable to stress and could lead to new forms of therapy.

Mixed signals as Iran launches rocket into space

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 03:00 PM PST

Iran successfully launched a can of worms into space today, prompting a jubilant President Ahmadinejad to brag that the Islamic Republic would soon be sending its own astronauts to orbit Earth.

U.S. May Lose 824,000 Jobs as Employment Data Revised

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 02:50 PM PST

The U.S. may lose 824,000 jobs when the government releases its annual revision to employment data on Feb. 5, showing the labor market was in worse shape during the recession than known at the time.

Facebook Is a Cybercrime Danger Zone

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 02:50 PM PST

Facebook and Twitter were all the rage in 2009, and not just for social networkers. The sites were also extremely popular among hackers and thieves, IT security firm Sophos revealed Monday in its Security Threat 2010 report.

Reports: Tiger to Return in Two Weeks?

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 02:50 PM PST

Numerous reports, all of them, however, unsubstantiated, suggest the beleaguered golf star is preparing to end his indefinite leave by competing in the Accenture Match Play Championship, to be played outside Tucson, Ariz., Feb. 17-21.

J.D. Salinger’s New York (Interactive Map)

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 02:50 PM PST

Roll your mouse over each point & read about Holden Caulfield's(The Catcher in the Rye's protagonist) experience there in J.D. Salinger's words.

Powering cube satellites

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 02:50 PM PST

An electric propulsion technology for miniature satellites aims to give them more mobility — and may eventually allow them to take on deep-space missions.

Jon Stewart to Appear on The O'Reilly Factor

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 02:40 PM PST

For the first time since 2004, Jon Stewart will be a guest on The O'Reilly Factor with Bill O'Reilly in a two-part interview that will begin tonight and conclude tomorrow.

Encyclopedias Are Still Helpful (pic)

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 02:40 PM PST


Dutch Youth Aren't Interested in Smoking Weed [+Cafe Photos]

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 02:30 PM PST

Dutch youth avoid Amsterdam coffee shops In the 420 Cafe, the only locals in view were a group of 50-something friends. "It's not as exciting [for Dutch kids] as it is in other countries and we had education together with the tolerant attitude, so our kids know about drugs," said Veling.

What if the 10 Nominee Rule Had Been Adopted Back in 2000?

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 02:20 PM PST

As anyone with an internet connection and an interest in film knows by now, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has expanded the Best Picture Oscar category to ten nominees this year instead of the usual five. Although everyone is talking about The Hurt Locker, Up, and Avatar, what if they had made this move earlier?

Mel Gibson Calls Reporter an A**hole on Live TV

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 02:00 PM PST

Wait for it.....wait for it.

Possibly The Greatest Movie Poster Of All Time (PIC)

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 01:50 PM PST

"Dr Jake Terrell, who has been training a pair of dolphins for many years, has had a breakthrough. He has taught his dolphins to speak and understand English, although they do have a limited vocabulary. When the dolphins are stolen, he discovers they're to be used in an assassination attempt.

Fans Rediscover 'Lost', Ratings Climb For 1st Time In Years

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 01:40 PM PST

The final season LOST got underway Tuesday night with a very strong ratings...

Digg Hacked or Clever Advertisement?

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 01:40 PM PST

It appeared today as if Digg had been hacked. If you visit Digg.com and view the page source, you will see an image

Hague court to rule on Sudan president genocide charge

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 01:30 PM PST

In issuing its first arrest warrant against a sitting head of state, the ICC said Mr Bashir could be held responsible for war crimes in Darfur.

COD4: Modern Warfare "Artsy" Montage

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 01:20 PM PST

The most stylish COD4: Modern Warfare frag montage known to man. Enjoy it.

10 Weird Almost Nations

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 01:10 PM PST

Got a problem with your country? Why not form one of your very own, with laws you choose yourself?

Telescope Finds Galaxy’s Most Massive Star Yet.

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 01:10 PM PST

This glowing stellar nursery is home to the most massive star yet found in the Milky Way galaxy.

The small insect with a big heart

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 12:50 PM PST

One of the founding principles of Darwin's theory is that biological evolution has been shaped by the survival of the fittest. Things, however, are not always that simple as researchers from Royal Holloway, University of London have discovered while analysing the social behaviour of aphids.

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