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Tuesday, February 9, 2010



3 Bio-Friendly Inventions Designed to Save Lives

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 05:10 PM PST

Every day people come up with new inventions. Some of them are for business, some are for pleasure and these ones were invented to save lives. But, there is one other thing that makes these potential life-saving inventions different…they were also designed to be bio-friendly.

Mentally Disabled Woman was Enslaved and Tortured for Months

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 05:00 PM PST

Dixon, a 29-year-old mother with another child on the way, was also mentally disabled with the mind of a child. This made her Social Security checks rather attractive to Michelle Riley. Riley invited Dixon into her Alton, Illinois home, only to make her the house slave. She was scalded with hot water and used for target practice with a BB pistol...

Daniel Tosh Destroys an iPad With a Five Iron

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 04:50 PM PST

Daniel got an exclusive opportunity to check out Apple's new iPad. See how it fared in his test.

How DC deals with a snowstorm [FB Pic]

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 04:50 PM PST


Comic Books Will Look Incredible on the iPad

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 04:40 PM PST

Panelfly, maker of a popular comic book iPhone app, is building for the iPad. With all the talk of the iPad and how it could restore comic books to their former glory, they realized that they needed to revamp the app and make a version specifically for the iPad.

Rejected Google Super Bowl Ad

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 04:40 PM PST

Half Day Today was commissioned to make this second Google commercial for the Super Bowl, but it was rejected.

Marijuana Research Offers New Hope For Birth Control Pill

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 04:20 PM PST

The male birth control pill has lingered for years tantalizingly just out of reach, in the realm where rumor meets science. Recently developed hormonal and mechanical contraceptives never found an audience. Now, an examination of how smoking pot lowers fertility may make the male pill more than a persistent rumor.

Help Barbie land her next job

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 04:20 PM PST

Barbie is looking for a new job, and she's exploring several options: surgeon, architect, computer engineer, news anchor, and environmentalist. Barbie's latest career move will be decided by an online vote.

Hacker training site reappears after takedown by China

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 04:10 PM PST

China has taken down one of the largest hacker training sites in the country while it remains under fire for its own Google hacking incident. In the meantime, Black Hawk Safety Net is working on getting its members back online to exact revenge.

The 25 Worst Infomercials Of All Time

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 04:00 PM PST

Yet some infomercials leave you scratching your head in amazement. Are they really trying to sell this stuff? We collected 25 of the worst-ever infomercials, for your viewing pleasure.

Correction: Newspaper Gets Super Bowl Scores Backwards

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 04:00 PM PST

"To our print readers: This morning's Virginian-Pilot Sports front featured a horrible error. We accidentally reversed the score of the Super Bowl. We're embarrassed, and we apologize to all our readers, especially Saints fans."

Physicists investigate structural properties of spider webs

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 03:50 PM PST

"Although the orb web of a spider is a lightweight structure, it seems to be a highly optimized structure, presumably as a result of evolution from the Jurassic period or earlier," explain physicists Yuko Aoyananagi and Ko Okumura, who are investigating the structural properties of spider webs.

Killer Cocaine Explained

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 03:50 PM PST

By now you have probably heard that almost 1/3rd of the cocaine circulating the US, Canada and maybe the world is contaminated with a (potentially) poisonous veterinary deworming agent called levamisole. Why would this seemingly random and toxic drug be appearing as a cut, when there are cheaper alternatives? Here are a few possible explanations.

'Dark Moon' w/ Eve and Brandon T. Jackson

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 03:40 PM PST

Love is complicated when you're an overly sensitive vampire in love.

Five Steampunk Mice (And One Hideous Taxidermy Mouse Mouse)

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 03:40 PM PST

These steampunk mice are absolutely sick. Though I personally wouldn't mind a mouse that looks like real mouse.

How Do You Make Sex Fun Again?

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 03:40 PM PST

A woman's libido can be mystifying. A physician says getting your groove back comes step by step.

New Armored Wall Assembles Like Legos, Replaces Sandbags

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 03:30 PM PST

An $800,000 investment in an armored wall system known as McCurdy's Armor could have Marines rapidly erecting 6.5-foot-tall mortar-, RPG- and bullet proof fortresses in less than an hour, saving the days it can take to fortify an area by conventional means and making forward-operating units more nimble.

Final Fantasy XIII will 'resurrect' Japanese game industry

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 03:30 PM PST

Final Fantasy XIII may not be out in North America and Europe yet, but the development team is in full "victory lap" mode in Japan. At least, that's how it seemed when noted industry figure Jem Alexander interviewed producer Yoshinori Kitase and director Motomu Toriyama for the European PlayStation Blog.

Muppets Meet the Internet- Amazing new video full of win!

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 03:20 PM PST

Let's keep digging until this thing is buried!

10 Fake Simpsons Words That Belong In The Dictionary

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 03:20 PM PST

Way back in 2001, Homer Simpson's most popular catchphrase – Doh! – successfully transcended beyond the status of pop culture catchphrase and entered the pantheon of legitimate English word. This momentous occasion was the direct result of the Oxford English Dictionary deciding to include the word in their 2001 edition.

Lil Wayne sentencing scheduled for Tuesday morning

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 03:16 PM PST

On Tuesday morning rapper Lil Wayne will formally be sentenced to a year-long prison term for gun possession in the Manhattan Supreme Court

The Mile-Low Club {Video}

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 03:00 PM PST

Hoping to go to prison pregnant, a woman takes her boyfriend for a romp in the jail bathroom.

Richard Blais Explains How to Cook With Liquid Nitrogen

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 03:00 PM PST

Fooling around with a cryogenic fluid that registers at -320 degrees Fahrenheit is no joke. But should you dare make the attempt, Blais gives us a few tips on how to use the stuff (and maybe impress a date in the process.)

Amazing Video of the Last Nighttime Shuttle Launch

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 02:50 PM PST

If this doesn't give you chills, then I don't know what will. It's crazy how much light this launch gives off. If you didn't know better, you might think a nuclear explosion just happened.

WSJ: When Is Your Kid's Food Allergy Really a Food Allergy?

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 02:50 PM PST

For parents of children with food allergies, this may be both welcome and unsettling news: Many kids whose allergies were diagnosed on the basis of blood or skin tests alone may not be truly allergic to those foods, experts say...

Very Beautiful Partially-CG Short Film+Making Of (Video)

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 02:40 PM PST

Nuit Blanche (from Spy Films) is a surreal, beautifully-rendered, partially-CG short film directed by Arev Manoukian.

Fox Wants to Make Us Suffer With ANOTHER DareDevil Movie

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 02:30 PM PST

It's getting the reboot treatment, sans Ben Affleck.

Hackers Steal $4 Million in Carbon Credits

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 02:30 PM PST

Cyber-thieves used a classic phishing scheme to gain access to $4 million in carbon emissions credits last week, sending out emails to businesses asking them to log in to a fraudulent website posing as that of the German Emissions Trading Authority (DEHSt).

Why Advertised Broadband Speeds Lag Behind Reality

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 02:30 PM PST

Slower-than-advertised connection speeds have left broadband consumers frustrated.Fact is, advertised broadband speeds typically represent best-case scenarios, or maximum speed limits.

New Update to Give the Motorola Droid Multitouch

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 02:20 PM PST

And hopefully not the Bugs of the Nexus Ones.

I'm a Marine, get me out of here!

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 02:10 PM PST

Troops face fury of animal rights campaigners after eating scorpions and drinking snakes' blood

The Apple Store Guy Could Tell I'd Had A Bad Day

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 01:50 PM PST

Michael says his virtual life was shattered when his out-of-warranty MacBook crapped out, but he lucked into a free replacement at a San Diego Apple Store, where he took his computer and knelt at the altar, hoping for a miracle.

Soccer WAGs in Body Paint - 2010 SI Swimsuit Edition (PICS)

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 01:40 PM PST

Soccer WAGs Sarah Brandner, Abbey Clancy, Bethany Dempsey and Melissa Satta all received the body painting treatment for the 2010 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

Nuke fears rise as Iran ramps up uranium enrichment

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 01:40 PM PST

As promised, Iran began enriching uranium to 20 percent on Tuesday, state media said.

2010 World Car of the Year Nominees Announced

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 01:30 PM PST

Finalists for the annual World Car of the Year award, which will be presented in March at the New York International Auto Show, have been announced. The awards are voted on by 59 automotive writers from 23 countries.

Star Trek - 'The Sexed' Generation (Vid)

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 01:30 PM PST

Funny mashup of clips culled (out of context) from Star Trek-The Next Generation TV series. Who knew Star Trek was so completely about sex? (It wasn't -- but no harm in pretending it was.) Let the sexual innuendo and steamy sexual subtext begin...

In Haiti, some see the spirit world behind the quake

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 01:20 PM PST

When the earth shakes no one talks about fault lines and tectonic plates. Instead, there are many otherworldly explanations of why the earthquake hit and the aftershocks go on here, from the biblical to the superstitious to the conspiratorial... The devastation Jan. 12 has also widened a rift that has been growing since U.S. missionaries...

Colbert on The Tea Party [Videos]

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 01:10 PM PST

In honor of the Tea Party Convention Indecision collected Colbert best moments in noble patriotism.

Cycle Crazy: 16 Strange & Amazing Bicycle Concepts

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 01:10 PM PST

Invented in the 19th century, the bicycle hasn't changed much since then, and it's sorely in need of a 21st century makeover. Luckily, there are plenty of designers eager to jump in and do just that, with amazing concepts that fold into compact portable packages, harness solar energy, store kinetic pedal power and even allow amphibious travel.

The 12 Most Valuable Teams in NCAA Football

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 01:00 PM PST

In parts of the country with unsuccessful NFL teams (or no NFL teams), college football is just as popular - and just as lucrative.

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