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Saturday, February 13, 2010



Pale Blue Dot: An Alien View Of Earth

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 05:50 PM PST

Twenty years ago this week, the Voyager 1 spacecraft captured a radical view of Earth. Shot from a distance of 4 billion miles, the image showed our planet as a tiny speck amid the vastness of space. Carl Sagan, who lobbied for the photo, said "it reduced our entire world to a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam"

10 things you should do if you win the lottery

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 05:40 PM PST

Winning the lottery sounds like a dream come true; with things the way they are this day and age in the aftermath of "the great recession," having a few extra thousand or million dollars in your proverbial piggy bank would be a nice change of pace.

Did He Just Celebrate By Biting His...? (GIF)

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 05:40 PM PST

When it comes to celebrations, soccer rarely disappoints.  Sometimes they may be quite comical, and other times they can be a little too homoerotic for some.

Sexual, Perverted, and Uncomfortable Moments in Video Games

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 05:40 PM PST


Strange Love: Sci-Fi's Weirdest Movie Romances

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 05:30 PM PST

No matter how your Valentine's Day turns out, take solace in this simple fact: It could be worse. At least your significant other doesn't have tentacles. These are the strangest romances in science fiction.

CDC: Swine flu made 57 million Americans ill

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 05:20 PM PST

Swine flu cases are down, but health officials say the disease's cumulative impact has grown to 57 million U.S. illnesses, 257,000 hospitalizations and 11,690 deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the new estimates Friday.

The 13 Worst Fictional Corporations To Work For

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 04:50 PM PST

Because sometimes, working as a Wal-Mart greeter isn't the worst job in the world; you could end being an Oompa-Loompa working in Willy Wonka's sweatshop, I mean chocolate factory.

APOD: 2010 February 13 - Waterway to Orbit

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 04:40 PM PST

A different astronomy and space sciencerelated image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.

Danica Patrick Wrecks During First Nationwide Race (Video)

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 04:30 PM PST

Danica Patrick, the word's hottest race car driver, was just involved in a pile-up. No, not that kind of pile-up -- you've been watching too many Go Daddy commercials.

25 amazingly awesome Jell-O shots [PICS]

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 04:30 PM PST

Just in time for the weekend.

Parking Shouldn't Be This Confusing

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 04:20 PM PST


Here is One Button Bob while you wait

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 04:00 PM PST

This game uses only one button...it's up to you to discover what that button does.

Google Gets Its Gnarly Shred On, Brah (Pic)

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 03:50 PM PST

Google continues its celebration of the Olympics with snowboarding.

MSNBC host explains to Glenn Beck where snow comes from

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 03:50 PM PST

Glenn Beck may have thought he had found an easy target in MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan, but Ratigan is fully capable of striking back. The battle began when Beck took exception to Ratigan's statement that "these 'snowpocalypses' that have been going through D.C. and other extreme weather events are precisely what climate scientists have been predicting."

The Mariana Trench, to scale (PIC)

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 03:50 PM PST

Yeah...it's deep.

Bill Gates on the iPad - and his envy of the iPhone

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 03:40 PM PST

Does the Microsoft co-founder who pushed tablet computers back in 2001 think that the iPad is the perfect version? And what about the iPhone, which competes with Windows Mobile?

911 Dispatcher Trainee Saves Own Son's Life

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 03:40 PM PST

A 911 dispatcher was undergoing refresher training earlier this month in Olympia when he took a call from a hysterical mother reporting that her baby was choking. When the woman gave her address, the trainee realized it was his wife calling about his own child.

Georgians to continue in Olympics to honor fallen luger

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 03:20 PM PST

"Our athletes decided to be loyal to the spirit of the Olympic Games and they will compete and dedicate their performance to their fallen comrade," a somber and emotional Nikolos Rurua, Georgia's minister of culture and sport, said Friday.

10 Weirdest Medical Conditions

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 02:50 PM PST

List featuring 10 extremely weird and unbelievable medical conditions ranging from resemblance with bark of trees to persistent sexual disorder.

Whiskey Toothpaste (PIC)

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 02:30 PM PST

Brushing your teeth in 2010 just isn't as manly as it used to be.

Alan Wake For PC? Forget About it

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 02:20 PM PST

Microsoft officially axes the PC version of the game.

6 "friends" admit torturing mentally disabled woman to death

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 02:10 PM PST

They shaved her head and forced her to drink detergent and urine, thenstabbed her and dumped her body at a middle school.

Jimmy Fallon's 'Lost' parody -- 'Late' (video)

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 02:00 PM PST

After spoofing "Glee" last week, Jimmy Fallon and company parody another show -- ABC's "Lost" -- in a nine-minute-long video titled "Late" ...

Monster Rises From Japanese Seas: Undersea Volcano Erupts

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 01:30 PM PST

Spewing ash and smoke some 30 stories above the sea, a submarine volcano erupting off Japan could eventually form a new island.

Google meets its competitor...[Pic]

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 01:20 PM PST


New Super Mario Bros. Wii vs. Modern Warfare 2 the Winner is

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 01:10 PM PST

Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime threw down the gauntlet when he said New Super Mario Bros. Wii could outsell Modern Warfare 2 on a single system through the holiday season. The results? Let's take a look.

Could the Olympic Luge Tragedy Have Been Prevented?

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 12:50 PM PST

It's not as if everyone couldn't see this coming. When the luge track opened, one of the earliest runs produced a speed of 95.65 mph — 153.937 kph — about 6 mph faster than any slider had ever recorded. "It makes me worry," said Josef Fendt, president of the International Luge Federation, and he was hardly alone.

Greenpeace Taunts Senators with Internet Dating Site Spoof

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 12:30 PM PST

"It takes strong relationships and the right chemistry to devise schemes that successfully evade or destroy environmental regulations," at least that is the claim made in an elaborate hoax internet dating site targeting members of Congress for their relationships with energy industry lobbyists.

Is Valentine's Day Awesome, or Stupid? Drunken Argument Fri

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 12:10 PM PST

  If there's one thing we like to do more than drink, it's argue about really stupid stuff, like whether Valentine's Day is awesome or completely

Blindsided by a Fan (PIC)

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 12:00 PM PST


Skype helping dementia patients, families stay in touch

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 11:40 AM PST

A company specializing in home care for the elderly plans on Sunday to launch a program to use Skype videoconferencing to connect dementia patients with their families.

Tonight... YOU [PIC]

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 11:40 AM PST


Thieves swipe San Francisco landmarks made out of Legos

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 11:40 AM PST

Sadly, following a Lego exhibit at Palo Alto's Museum of American Heritage, the couple last week reported that painstakingly detailed models of Ghirardelli Square, the Palace of Fine Arts, The Maritime Museum, Hyde Street Pier, the Conservatory of Flowers, and the U.S.S. Pampanito were stolen from the back of the family's Ford F-150 pickup truck.

Rio's Big Fest: Carnival Hits the Streets (Pics)

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 11:30 AM PST

Carnival hasn't officially started here in Rio, but the revelry has already been underway for days. Beginning last week, the first big street parties kicked off, filling many neighborhoods with revelers singing and dancing down the avenues.

McItaly Burger Creates McControversy

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 11:30 AM PST

The new McDonald's creation made for McDonald's located in Italy features a beef patty, Asiago cheese, and artichoke spread--how Italian! One critic called the burger a "monstrous act of national betrayal."

WIRED Editor on The Power of the Consumer [Video]

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 11:20 AM PST

Chris Anderson talks about how platform options can change the attitude of a tech company.

Laboratory plays key role in DOE’s artificial retina project

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 11:10 AM PST

Scientists and engineers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are now developing the electronics for a third-generation artificial retina as part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) project to produce an "epiretinal prosthesis" that could restore vision to millions of people around the world suffering from eye diseases

John Mayer says he's not a racist after using the N-word

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 10:50 AM PST

John Mayer is in a bit of trouble. The guitarist used the N-word in an interview with Playboy and is now trying to recover from what could be a costly mistake.

It Wasn't Me !!!

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 10:40 AM PST

toffee has never bothered with the fire before when its been off ...you make a cup of tea turn your back for one moment and this is what greets you : )

Two Views of Love on Valentine's Day [VENN DIAGRAM]

Posted: 13 Feb 2010 10:40 AM PST

Love is the cheat code to sex. If you're in love, even popes and jilted great-aunts will help get you laid.

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