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Monday, February 15, 2010



Mockup is the closest thing to an iPad at Macworld Expo

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 06:00 PM PST

Considering that there wasn't actually a working iPad at Macworld this year, the mockup was the closest thing to an iPad that money can buy.

The Secret to Making Socially Responsible Investing Pay Off

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 05:50 PM PST

If you believe that companies that are committed to socially and environmentally sound practices will outperform their peers in the long run, you would expect so-called socially responsible investment funds to deliver superior returns to investors. The trouble is they don't. But entrepreneur Paul Hawken may have found the formula to make it work.

Jobs of the Future (Interactive)

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 05:40 PM PST

Check out the best jobs to have in the next eight years, broken down by highest income and other categories.

Fugitive child molester buried wife alive under house

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 05:30 PM PST

Couple fled to Mexico after he was charged as a serial molester inArizona. But they argued so much, he buried her alive underneath theirhome.

L.A. 'Street Artist' Mr. Brainwash Takes Manhattan (PICS)

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 05:20 PM PST

The Angelino artist from France, who LA Weekly profiled in a cover story in 2008 and continues to be a much-discussed figure after becoming the star of Banksy's documentary Exit through the Gift Shop (which premiered in Sundance) put all of them into canvases made with old broken records and placed them into a 15,000 square feet space.

The Chicago Cubs Scalp Some of Their Own Tickets

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 05:10 PM PST

On Monday morning at 10 AM CT, the Chicago Cubs began giving their loyal fans a chance to start buying tickets to regular season games early, but there is a catch...

7 People Who Ruin Watching A Movie

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 05:00 PM PST

There are certain people out there that destroy the movie watching process.

Super Mario Bros 3: 20 years later

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 05:00 PM PST

Two decades after its American launch, we celebrate one of the greatest games ever made

Colorful Orange and Lemon Festival in Menton [PICS]

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 04:50 PM PST

Every year Menton is a place of holding the "Fete du Citron" carnival, also known as Lemon Festival. Thousands of lemons and their sisters oranges are used to build different creative sculptures and mosaics to celebrate this festival............

Ralph rabbit 'breaks mum's record as world's biggest bunny'

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 04:50 PM PST

The big buck is only 12 months old but weighs in at more than three stone and is heavier than an average three-year-old child.

Snowboarding Dunk Contest [Video]

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 04:40 PM PST

Is this the start of a new Olympic sport? Snowbasketball?

Classic Ditka: Da Coach On NFL Today in 1984 [Video]

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 04:40 PM PST

Recently retired Terry Bradshaw joins Brent Musberger and tells him how he's never seen a harder hitting defense than the Bears. Then they toss it to Irv Cross, who gets postgame thoughts from a very sweaty Mike Ditka. Halfway through the clip we get a classic Bob Uecker Miller commercial, and then Bill Walsh and Da Coach trade pleasantries.

Penny From Big Bang Theory Maxim Photoshoot

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 04:30 PM PST


9 Presidential Terms We Wish We Could Have Witnessed

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 04:30 PM PST

Besides being a holiday for many, President's Day is a day of memoriam for citizens of the US to remember and reflect upon those who sit in our highest seat of government. Those in the seat of power have some of the most difficult jobs in the world, and, in spite of the demands placed on them, are still human.

Nick Saban Is More Popular Than God in Alabama (Pic)

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 04:20 PM PST

At least if you're willing to go by Facebook metrics, which seems kind of fair.

Evolution of Cars by Country [PIC]

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 04:10 PM PST


The Battle of Marjah: Not living up to the hype

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 04:00 PM PST

After three days of listless fighting, the few dusty square meters of agricultural land in the middle of Helmand province may not live up to all the hype. Gulab Mangal, the governor of Helmand, speaking in Helmand's capital on Sunday, confirmed that fighting had been merely sporadic. "The situation here is calm. There has been no fierce fighting."

Ten Men Who Changed Martial Arts Movies Forever [w. VIDs]

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 03:50 PM PST

These ten top martial artists have each made their mark on martial arts films, watch a clip of each them in action…

Pregnant Woman Kicked Off Airplane For Asking For Water

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 03:40 PM PST

It's not just famous directors who are getting kicked off planes for bizarre reasons. A New York doctor claims that he was booted from a Spirit Airlines flight for asking for water for his pregnant wife on Sunday.

ESPN Employee Calling Stu Scott An A-Hole On Reddit?

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 03:30 PM PST

Either a well-versed prankster has invaded Reddit's popular IAMA anonymous q-and-a, or, once again, Bristol has a reckless scuttlebutt willing to (anonymously) unload about Scott, Chris Berman, Michelle Beadle, Michael Wilbon and more.

Banks, Credit Card Issuers Find Ways to Get Around CARD Act

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 03:30 PM PST

The new rules, which go into full effect Feb. 22, threaten to take a big bite out of the $15 billion in penalties and fees the industry collects each year. So what have banks and card issuers done? Come up with new fees. With a full 44% of U.S. households carrying a balance on their credit cards, the CARD Act was designed to protect consumers.

A Closer Look at Sex: By the Numbers (Infographic)

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 03:00 PM PST

Men constantly think about sex - or do they?

AIR On Android, Apple What Are You Waiting For

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 02:50 PM PST

Adobe is positioning its Flash platform (Flash player, AIR, developer tools, and media servers) as the write-once, deploy-anywhere solution for both the mobile Web and apps. Today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, it will announce plans to bring Adobe AIR to mobile devices, starting with Android and Blackberry phones.

So There's a Groin Kick World Record? (VIDEO)

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 02:40 PM PST

Kirby Roy set a world record nobody else would want for receiving the hardest kick in the groin. 

Could you run just a little bit faster?

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 02:30 PM PST


Service held for Georgian luger killed in crash

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 02:20 PM PST

A private service has been held for the Georgian Olympic athlete killed in a luge crash before his body is returned to his homeland.. Several Georgian athletes and team officials, as well as international and Vancouver organizers, attended the brief service...

Tim Burton: 'The Cheshire Cat taps into...my hatred of cats'

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 02:00 PM PST

Early on in the making of "Alice in Wonderland," director Tim Burton had very strong feelings about one of the characters -- and it wasn't what you would call a good feeling.

'24' Halts Production due to Sutherland Surgery

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 02:00 PM PST

Fox's drama '24' has shut down production so star Kiefer Sutherland can undergo surgery for a ruptured cyst.

Report: EU Biofuels Harm Food Production in Developing World

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 02:00 PM PST

An ActionAid report says EU companies growing biofuels for transport have taken millions of acres of land for food production in Africa, Asia and central America

Vintage Dating Guide For Single Women

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 01:30 PM PST

Apparently in 1938, the keys for a successful date forwomen were don't talk too much, wear a bra, and don't pass out in themiddle of the date after you got drunk.

When Mozilla Updates Go Bad

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 01:01 PM PST

Mozilla has a history of many "regression errors" in updates: These are updates that introduce new errors or re-expose old ones.

Severe sleep apnea decreases frequency of nightmare recall

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 12:40 PM PST

A study in the Feb. 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine shows that patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) report a significantly lower frequency of nightmares than patients with mild or no sleep apnea, indicating that OSA suppresses the cognitive experience of nightmare recall.

First Get Him To The Greek Review: Jonah Hill Is John Candy

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 12:40 PM PST

Being the straight man to Russell Brand's out-there eccentricity kind of lets Jonah Hill be very reminiscent of a young John Candy, a second coming I've long since been waiting for ever since Kevin James fell from grace by taking the rip-off Farley route.

People in Canada Prefer Bacon to Sex, Survey Says

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 12:30 PM PST

Not that such a trait is necessarily restricted to just Canadians -- I think that's just where the survey was held.

Scientists Record Fruit Fly Brain Waves

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 12:20 PM PST

U.S. scientists say they have obtained the first recordings of brain-cell activity from an actively flying fruit fly.

Carnival 2010 (PICS)

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 12:14 PM PST

Once more, it is Carnival Season in many countries around the world with a Roman Catholic heritage. Celebrations and parades are put on just prior to the observance of Lent. Over the past few weeks parades and celebrations have taken place throughout Europe, the Caribbean and South America. Collected here are a handful of images.

'Primitive' Cancer Gene Discovered in Ancestral Metazoan

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 12:10 PM PST

To find the causes for cancer, biochemists and developmental biologists retraced the function of an important human cancer gene 600 million years back in time. For the first time, they have identified the oncogene myc in a fresh water polyp and they have shown that this oncogene has similar biochemical functions in ancestral metazoan and in humans.

BBC to Reveal Unseen Henry Moore

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 12:10 PM PST

Sixty-year-old films of Henry Moore, Britain's most famous sculptor, working in his studio are to be released later this month as part of a project that could transform the experience of visitors to museums and galleries across the country.

Fable III Ignores Experience by Ditching XP Bar

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 11:50 AM PST

Peter Molyneux is taking Fable III in a new direction, ditching XP and health bars. The new Fable will have a very different feel, and Lionhead risk making fans "super pissed off" by fiddling with a well established and beloved RPG.

NBA Record Crowd of 108,000 Sees East Top West in Dallas

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 11:40 AM PST

The crowd of 108,713, packed with the usual celebrities and athletes the NBA All-Star Game always attracts, watched Dallas native Chris Bosh make the winning free throws with 5 seconds left. The West had a chance to win it, but Carmelo Anthony's 3-point attempt came up short.

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