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Tuesday, February 23, 2010



Gold Medalist Lysacek: 'This Was My Destiny'

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 08:10 PM PST

Lysacek explains what was going on in his head as he was deliveringhis now gold medal-winning performance.

Banks at risk of going bust tops 700

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 08:10 PM PST

More than 700 banks, or nearly one out of every 11, are at risk of going under, according to a government report published Tuesday.

Hazardous E-Waste Surging in Developing Countries

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 08:00 PM PST

A new report by the UNEP illustrates how many developing countries face the possibility of creating and/or collecting hazardous e-waste mountains (from discarded electronics devices) with serious consequences for the environment and public health.

Mario doesn’t hit blocks with his head

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 07:50 PM PST


Comic-Con Coming To Hollywood?

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 07:40 PM PST

San Diego's homegrown Comic-Con convention has grown from a meet-up of comic-book-obsessed nerds-in-costume to a must-stop pop culture phenomenon with influence that reaches the top echelons of franchise-crazed Hollywood.

Invisible Extraterrestrials Could Be Staring You In The Face

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 07:30 PM PST

The intriguing remark was made by Lord Martin Rees, one of the world's leading cosmologist and astrophysicist. Rees, who last month hosted the National Science Academy's first conference on the possibility of alien life, said he believes the existence of extra terrestrial life may be beyond human understanding.

The 10 Best Celebrity Appearances in Music Videos

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 07:30 PM PST

Whether you think Vampire Weekend's new, star-studded music video for "Giving Up the Gun" is a work of delightful whimsy or the indie rock equivalent of a Blink-182 video, it's hard to deny that it's helped resurrect a trend that was in danger of dying: the art of stuffing celebrities into a music video.

"Love Handles Saved My Life"

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 07:20 PM PST

Atlantic City Shooting Victim Says Her Fat Saved Her Life.Frazier told the press that she is now reconsidering dropping the pounds she had been hoping to lose. "I'd been hollering how I want to lose weight," she said. "I don't want to lose weight anymore. I want to be as big as I can if it's going to stop a bullet." Yep, that'll do it.

Cell Phones Show Human Movement Predictable 93% of the Time

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 07:20 PM PST

By studying the human movement based on data provided by cell phone connections to carrier towers, scientists have found that human movement has a 93 percent predictability rate. We'd like to think of ourselves as dynamic, unpredictable individuals, but according to new research, that's not the case at all. In a study published in last week's...

Train VS Flood [HD Vid]

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 07:10 PM PST

This flood was no match for this train. Lets go surfing!

Glow in the dark loo roll

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 07:10 PM PST

Glow in the dark loo roll has been developed, in a bid to help consumers on any nocturnal trip to the lavatory.

Expert Recreates Toyota Sudden Acceleration (Video)

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 07:00 PM PST

A new investigative report, complete with an automotive professor from a major college, claims to show proof of an inherent design flaw with Toyota's electronics that can cause a vehicle to experience unintended sudden acceleration. The automotive professor went as far as to demonstrate the occurrence with the reporter driving and cameras rolling.

Woman Pimps Out Her Own Daughter to Undercover Cop

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 06:50 PM PST

Iowa's known for a lot of things, such as pigs and corn and... well... pigs and corn. But the agrarian state isn't regarded for its highly developed prostitution scene. One woman, however, appears to have the market cornered.

What if we re-introduced dueling to Washington?

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 06:40 PM PST

Think Harry Reid vs. Mitch McConnell at sun-up.

The sound of melanoma can help doctors find cancer (w/Video)

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 06:40 PM PST

Knowing the stage of a patient's melanoma is important when choosing the best course of treatment. When the cancer has progressed to the lymph nodes, a more aggressive treatment is needed. Examining an entire lymph node for cancer takes much effort and time; a new technique might help make the process ...

Democrats cautiously embrace Obama health plan

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 06:30 PM PST

Congressional Democrats cautiously embraced President Barack Obama's new health care plan as their last hope for enacting a comprehensive overhaul. Republicans trashed it, dimming prospects for any deal at the bipartisan health care summit that Obama has scheduled for Thursday to try to jump-start the debate.

22 Awesome Things That Look Like Yoda (PICS)

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 06:30 PM PST

Awesome, they are.

Should gruesome photos be censored from the web?

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 06:10 PM PST

The story of Nicole Catsouras is tragic and sad, and for her family, it's one that continues to haunt them with vivid and gruesome reminders -- and it probably will forever. ...If you aren't familiar with Catsouras's name, here's what happened....I won't link to the pictures here... but that's kind of the point.

Ready Or Not, Your Eggs Are Almost Done

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 06:10 PM PST

Whether you are aware of your incessantly ticking biological clock or not, the absolute last thing that any woman of steadily advancing age wants to hear when she flips on the morning news shows is: Women lose 90 percent of their eggs by age 30.

Now AMC may boycott Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 06:00 PM PST

If AMC were to boycott the movie it would be a huge blow, considering that they account for over 4,500 screens worldwide.

Mom goes online to sell breast milk

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 05:50 PM PST

A Winnipeg mom is looking to move gallons of surplus mother's milk via the online marketplace. With a freezer full of breast milk she's been stocking away since her four-month-old son's birth, Sara Wiens is now looking to offload it after she found out her son Simon cannot drink it.

On Board the World's Most Powerful Tugboat

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 05:50 PM PST

As ships get bigger, towing companies build more powerful and agile tugboats to guide the shipping behemoths in and out of port. PM rides on the 6500-hp Edward J Moran, tasked with escorting a liquefied natural gas tanker that some call a giant floating bomb.

How Your Brain Tells Time

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 05:40 PM PST

In the middle of your brain, there's a personal assistant the size of a grain of rice. It's a group of about 20,000 brain cells that keeps your body's daily schedule...

9 Losers Who Traded Their 'Dignity' for Fame

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 05:30 PM PST

Levi Johnston - Many wannabes might have been satisfied with some camera time during the 2008 Presidential campaign and that sturdy John McCain handshake, but not Bristol Palin's baby daddy...

‘Sophisticated’ Hack Hit Intel

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 05:10 PM PST

Intel is the latest U.S. corporation to acknowledge that it was hacked in January in a sophisticated attack that occurred at the same time that Google, Adobe and others were targeted.The giant chip maker was rumored to have been among some 34 companies that were targeted, but said there was no evidence to tie its hack to the attack...

Scientists Give Mouse a Human Liver

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 05:10 PM PST

Mice in the lab have had their own liver cells replaced with human hepatocytes in order to test novel therapies for human liver diseases.

Man with HIV May Have Had Unprotected Sex With 100 Women

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 05:00 PM PST

More women have come forward after police arrested Tony Perkins, 47, who may have had unprotected sex with more than 100 women over the course of five years without disclosing that he has AIDS, police said.

Screw U Lane Kiffin! (PIC)

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 04:50 PM PST

And just when you think you can't find glorious irony in a Nashville, Tennessee mall, this t-shirt appears.

Remind Me Again Why We Pay to Check Luggage! (w/ VIDs)

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 04:30 PM PST

What happens to your bags after you hand them over at the airport? It's a question we've all asked ourselves. Are our bags cared for lovingly? Are they abused? Are they tossed and thrown... or set down carefully, gently?

Chunky Burglar Is No Santa Claus

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 04:20 PM PST

Shon Michael Shanell either needs to lose weight or find a new line of work. As one officer said of Shanell's chimney odyssey, which lasted six long hours, "This is my 42nd year as a cop. I ain't never seen this."

To Wait or Not to Wait - That is the Question

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 04:20 PM PST

In Part I of this dating advice series, we looked at human behavior. Now, in Part II, we get into some game theory that has 3 possible and independent outcomes: (1) The female has sex with male; (2) The female quits the game without having sex; and (3) The male quits the game without having sex.

The Credit Card Companies' New Catch-22

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 04:10 PM PST

You might have to pay if you don't use your card, but you could hurt your credit score if you close the account.

World's Strongest Boy Sets Air Push-Ups Record (w. Vid)

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 04:10 PM PST

He's only five-years-old, but Giuliano Stroe has already set two world records... His latest feat saw him set a world record on an Italian TV show by doing 20 'air' push-ups - that's where your legs don't touch the floor between lifts.

Batman & Superman Battle For Highest-Priced Comic

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 04:00 PM PST

Yesterday a pristine copy of Action Comics #1, which introduces Superman and Lois Lane for the first time, was sold to a private comic collector for a record-breaking $1 million. However, the landmark event may be eclipsed Thursday as a superbly preserved issue of The Detective Comic #27, Batman's 1st comic appearance, goes up for sale at auction.

The Oscar Winners' Box Office Bump [Graphic]

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 04:00 PM PST

There will be more at stake than a gold statuette when the ten Best Picture nominees vie for the ultimate honor at the 82nd Academy Awards. In addition to the added prestige the award bestows upon its recipient, the Best Picture Oscar also provides a significant boost at the box office...

The lepers of India: Still untouchable

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 04:00 PM PST

They have internalized the societal rejection," said Shanker. "They say, 'Even when we go to government schools, the teacher puts us in a corner. She doesn't put us in the first row. We have no friends except girls from our own colony.

Jack Daniel's wants you drinking the good stuff again!

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 03:50 PM PST

Jeff Arnett, the new master distiller at Jack Daniel's, is facing a drop in whiskey sales as consumers 'trade down' from premium brands to cheaper liquor products.

That Is Just Cold, Canada... (Pic)

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 03:50 PM PST


Digital Data Tracking Dashboard Monitors Real-time Web

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 03:40 PM PST

This new platform allows film studios, networks and record labels to track and aggregate data surrounding their properties and gain instant insights on location, gender, volume, sentiment, and influence.

GOPer "Empathizes" with IRS Plane Bomber, Says 'Implode' IRS

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 03:40 PM PST

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) told a crowd at CPAC on Saturday that he could "empathize" with the suicide bomber who last week attacked an IRS office in Austin, and encouraged his listeners to "implode" other IRS offices, according to a witness.

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