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Thursday, February 4, 2010



MacGyver Creator Wants to Sue the Cargo Pants Off MacGruber

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 05:50 PM PST

The first hints of discord between Lee Zlotoff — who created the ingenious-inventor-adventurer hit MacGyver that the less-competent MacGruber has a parodized for three years now — and the send-up's producers emerged earlier this week, when an insider went public with Zlotoff's plot to sue the holy hell out of Relativity Media...

McCain Slams Census Super Bowl Ad

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 05:50 PM PST

Sen. John McCain has criticized the Census Bureau's decision to spend $2.5 million for a 30-second ad during Sunday's Super Bowl, calling it "completely out of touch with what's going on out there in the real world."

Trippy optical illusion (PIC)

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 05:50 PM PST


Dinosaur Fossil Reveals True Feather Colors

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 05:40 PM PST

Another week, another colorful feathered dinosaur. Hot on the heels of a recent report identifying pigments in fossilized dino feathers and filaments a different team of scientists says that it has mapped the full pattern of plumage sported by the oldest known feathered dinosaur.

Bacon Beer!

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 05:40 PM PST

Bacon-flavored beer: How could it not be awesome?

Flash of Genius: Woz Recalls Inventing Color Computing

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 05:40 PM PST

Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder and philanthropist in conversation at the Discovery Forum 2010 recalls how he invented color computing and changed the PC world forever.

Are Board Games a Threat to Video Games?

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 05:30 PM PST

One toy company analyst thinks that video games are on their way down, while board games are on their way up.

How NBC Honors Black History Month (pic)

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 05:30 PM PST


2010 Winter Olympics: 5 Things You Might Not Have Known

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 05:30 PM PST

From condoms (yup, condoms) to medals, we can't wait for this year's Winter Games on Canada's west coast.

7 Vintage Cars We All Wanted To Own

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 05:30 PM PST

The list could go on and on, but here are the 7 cars I think most children of the 80s wouldn't mind cruising around in some 20-30 years later…

18 Awesome C.S.I. Miami's Horatio Memes (PICS)

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 05:20 PM PST

The master of the scene segue should take his sunglasses off for these memes. YEEAAAAH!!!

Ilya Kovalchuk's Time in Atlanta Coming to an End.

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 05:17 PM PST

Atlanta Thrashers general manager Don Waddell met with free-agent-to-be Ilya Kovalchuk and told him to expect a trade, and to expect one soon.

Third Da Vinci Code Film Confirmed

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 05:10 PM PST

"The Lost Symbol" will be hitting the big screen, and a writer has been hired to try and adapt the book in the same pedestrian manner of the pervious two movies.

Boob Jobs & Other Surgeries MEN Are Queing For

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 05:10 PM PST

Male breast reduction surgery has doubled over the past year. We wanted to know about the more unusual cosmetic enhancements available for blokes - how much they cost, how much they hurt, and how on earth they do it.

How secure is your workplace to intrusion?

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 05:10 PM PST

To test security in office workplaces, I made my way -- with no appointments and no identification tags -- into seven downtown Orlando buildings and three suburban complexes. Nine out of 10 times, I made it to my destination without being stopped or questioned. No sign-in logs. No metal detectors. No bag searches.

Lindsey Vonn's Sports Illustrated cover photo sparks debate

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 05:08 PM PST

The Sports Illustrated cover shot of Lindsey Vonn is drawing criticism before the Olympics.

Fan Asks Anna Kournikova,"'Do I Make You Horny, Baby?" (VID)

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 05:00 PM PST

As you may expect, there was no response from the Russian beauty, but the fans did get a nice laugh from it.

Darwin descended from Cro-Magnon man: scientists

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 05:00 PM PST

The father of evolution Charles Darwin was a direct descendant of the Cro-Magnon people, whose entry into Europe 30,000 years ago heralded the demise of Neanderthals, scientists revealed in Australia Thursday.

Man Allegedly Poses As U.S. Agent, Deports Relative's Wife

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 05:00 PM PST

"When the border patrol post could not verify the existence of a warrant for the woman, he drove her to the San Diego airport, made her buy her own ticket to the Philippines, then bypassed security to be sure she got on the plane telling the security checkpoint staff that he was deporting her."

Puppy Bowl VI’s starting line-ups are out

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 05:00 PM PST

The starting line-ups are out and, as always expected, it's shaping up to be a real barnburner with occasional naps and perhaps someone crapping on the floor.

OH Killer hid 10 bodies & skull in a bucket

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 04:50 PM PST

A registered sex offender, whose Cleveland residence contained the remains of 10 bodies and a human skull stored in a bucket, was ordered held without bond as police prepared to tear down the walls of his home in search of more bodies.

Cornell of Ivy League Makes NCAA Hoops 'Top 25' Ranking

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 04:40 PM PST

For the first time since the '97-'98 season, Cornell of the Ivy League, has been selected to the ESPN/USA Today Top 25 poll for the top college basketball programs.

Breathtaking BMX Rooftop Riding (pics)

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 04:30 PM PST

Weak roofs, barbed wire, police chases and stunning photographs. Rooftops are not the easiest place to ride your BMX but the results can be breathtaking.

Bill Clinton: It Will Take Years to Rebuild Haiti

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 04:20 PM PST

We have all seen the heartbreaking scenes of hospitals collapsed, government buildings in rubble, people young and old lying injured or dead in the street, and a cloud of dust hanging over Port-au-Prince—a city I have cherished and visited many times since Hillary and I took our delayed honeymoon there in 1975.

Because Moe…Likes That Sort of Thing (pic)

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 04:20 PM PST


Fallout: New Vegas - Teaser and a Autumn 2010 Release

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 04:10 PM PST

Are you a fan of gambling, mutants and Nuka-Cola? If you are, then Autumn is bound to make you happy!

Apple, Google, and the Importance of Bing

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 04:10 PM PST

Software freedom requires more than just a license. It also needs an open market to be meaningful--witness Apple, Canonical, and others flirting with Microsoft. Read this blog post by Matt Asay on The Open Road.

Two-inch LEGO gun gets 4th-grader in trouble [w/video]

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 04:00 PM PST

Patrick Timoney, a 9-year-old student, was in the school cafeteria Tuesday playing with LEGOs when he was taken to the principal's office and threatened with suspension. One of his toys was a LEGO policeman that holds a 2-inch plastic gun.

Los Twitteros: Mexico Eyes Legislation to Regulate Twitter

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 03:50 PM PST

Politicians in Mexico are reportedly drafting a bill to regulate Twitter and other social networks to curb crime in the country, according to Seattle PI.

9 Food Label Lies

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 03:40 PM PST

Nutrition labels on food packaging often deceive consumers with health claims, so you have to be careful reading food labels. Here are 12 lies that nutrition labels tell. Don't be misled by food labels!

Tainted Milk Shows China's Food Safety Challenges

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 03:30 PM PST

The resurfacing of tainted milk products in China highlights the challenges of policing the food supply in a country where close ties between local authorities and companies hamper regulation while producers are undertrained, experts said Thursday.

30 Awkward To Catch A Predator Moments

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 03:20 PM PST

Why don't you go ahead and have a seat right over there.

Employees With Flex Time Put in More Hours : Discovery News

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 03:10 PM PST

Good news for employers and employees: Flexible schedules often lead to happier -- and more productive -- workers..

RIP, Old-School Candy Sweethearts

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 03:00 PM PST

While we aren't surprised that the Necco company is finally getting rid of old phrases like "Fax Me" on their popular Valentine's Day candy hearts, the original flavors that have been around for 145 years are being kicked to the curb too. No more white hearts? Blasphemy!

Rangers Tranquilize Bear, Approach, Bear Wakes Up (pics)

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 02:50 PM PST


Domino's Pizza study finds Domino's is the best pizza

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 02:40 PM PST

All jokes aside, Domino's Pizza has issued the news just a few days before the Super Bowl: Its pizza is the best when compared to fellow mega-chains Papa John's and Pizza Hut. The company states it conducted "an independent, blind taste test of nearly 1,800 random pizza consumers from eight U.S. markets." OMG PIZZA

5min Rules The How-To Video Space

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 02:30 PM PST

Regardless, the data indicates that 5min, which has raised $12.8 million since its launch in 2006, is growing into the Hulu for niche content. The company has forged partnerships for branded content with Scripps, Hearst and other media companies.

AT&T to allow SlingPlayer on 3G for iPhone

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 02:22 PM PST

AT&T on Thursday greenlit the use of SlingPlayer Mobile for the iPhone on its 3G network. The carrier now claims that it has tested the app since mid-December and believes it can run without consuming too much bandwidth.

What TV Characters Teach Us About Money

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 02:20 PM PST

Being a couch potato may have an impact on your wallet if you're mimicking the financial choices of some of TV's characters. Sitcoms, dramas, and even reality shows often include intriguing plot lines and decisions by characters or contestants that offer lessons about money, though they're usually framed as "good TV" rather than "teachable moments"

Hovercards: Twitter Launches New Profile Preview Feature

Posted: 04 Feb 2010 02:10 PM PST

In an announcement, Twitter Spokesperson Jenna Sampson discussed how the new feature works: "Hovercards are cards which appear when you hover over a username or avatar. The cards display additional information about the person and allow you to interact with them while staying within the context of your page."

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