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Sunday, February 28, 2010



Breaking Down a Grim Milestone in Afghanistan (Infographic)

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 04:50 PM PST

This week, as reported by the Web site iCasualties.org, the so-called Forgotten War produced an attention-getting headline as the U.S. military, whose Afghanistan surge strategy is now in full-swing, lost its 1,000th soldier in that country.

Fractions of a Second: An Olympic Musical -Interactive Graph

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 04:50 PM PST

The closeness of some Olympic races can be hard to perceive. Listen to the differences.

Five Best Music Streaming Services

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 04:40 PM PST

The internet has revolutionized nearly every form of media, and music is no exception. This week we look at the five most popular music streaming services to see how people are getting their music fix.


Posted: 28 Feb 2010 04:40 PM PST


Purrrrmentant Press? (Pic)

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 04:40 PM PST

Did Steve Martin set iron to purrrrmentant press?

Ranking Kevin Smith’s Movies

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 04:30 PM PST

In lieu of the release of Kevin Smith's new movie Cop Out, we've decided to rank the rest of Smith's work, going all the way back to his now legendary black-and-white beginnings.

The Most Terrifying Spiral Staircases on Earth [PICS]

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 04:30 PM PST

Don't look down!!!

12 Most Awesome Cosplay Costumes

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 04:20 PM PST

Cosplay costumes are always fun. I thought of compiling a list of best cosplay costumes. So I spent some time picking some of the best cosplay costumes and I'm sure you guys will like them. Enjoy these awesome cosplay costumes, hats off to those people who made them!

Benjamin Banneker: The First African-American Geek

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 04:20 PM PST

As Black History Month enters its final weekend, I thought it might be interesting to bring up the subject of Benjamin Banneker. While there is some

Facebook Patents User News Feeds

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 04:00 PM PST

InformationWeek reported Friday that Facebook has patented a method of "dynamically providing a news feed about users of a social network." The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded U.S. Patent No. 7,669,123 on Tuesday. Facebook first applied for it in 2006, the story says.

Canada Takes Out USA in OT, Wins Gold Medal in Men's Hockey

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 03:30 PM PST

Team Canada avenged its loss a week ago to Team USA when it counted, by beating the Americans 3-2 in overtime to win gold at the Olympics.

Sodas may be linked to higher risk of pancreatic cancer

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 03:20 PM PST

Sugar-sweetened sodas -- with their high-glycemic load eliciting natural suspicion -- have been linked with varying degrees of success to an increased risk of pancreatic cancer. So scientists have been trying to clarify the precise nature and size of that...

EFF- The Google 3: Italy's Attack on Intermediary Liability

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 03:10 PM PST

This week, an Italian magistrate convicted three Google employees for an Internet video that none of them had produced, uploaded, or even seen.

Hannah Teter Sells Panties For Haiti

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 02:50 PM PST

2010 Olympic silver medalist Hannah Teter started 'Sweet Cheeks' panties to raise money for charity, and proceeds now aid Doctors Without Borders' work in Haiti.

Pac-Man hidden in LG logo [Pic]

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 02:40 PM PST


Alice In Wonderland Review: 'Truly, Madly Wonderful'

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 02:30 PM PST

Not that there was any doubt that, when it came to restaging the 1865 Lewis Carroll classic for a 21st century sensibility, Tim Burton would be the man for the job.

Real threat in virtual battleground: hackers

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 02:30 PM PST

Experts say the underground secondary market where hackers buy and sell stolen online gaming accounts, items and in-game currency has become a billion-dollar criminal industry. In hacker forums, a WoW character account can sell for as much as four times the value of a stolen credit card.

Winter Olympics in High Resolution (50 Pics)

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 02:10 PM PST

Photo highlights for Saturday, February 27, 2010 at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver Canada. From Hockey and Bobsled to Cross Country and Speed Skating.

The 10 Greatest Civil War Movies Ever Made

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 02:00 PM PST

Surprisingly there aren't that many good Civil War films overall, but here are 10 that are quite good.

Marxist Theory Can't Save Bad Art

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 02:00 PM PST

Marxist cultural theory could, arguably, be considered the defining feature of the intellectual movement of the contemporary art world. In the past 20 years, it has had an overwhelming influence on art criticism and art making.

Chinese Gymnastics Team May be Stripped of Bronze from 2000

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 01:50 PM PST

The international gymnastics officials who cleared China's team of age violations during the Beijing Games now say the country should return an Olympics bronze medal it won 10 years ago because one of its athletes was only 14 at the time.

Now That's Just Wrong

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 01:30 PM PST


Nepalese celebrate 'cursing festival'

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 01:20 PM PST

Each year, Nepalese youth in two villages in the south of the Himalayan country save up their choicest insults for a 10-day "cursing festival" that reaches its climax Sunday.

Fox News Flunks Geography -- Again (pic)

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 01:00 PM PST


8 Awesomely Unhealthy Fast-Food Burritos

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 12:40 PM PST

When it comes to burritos, I say go big or go home. And at these Mexican fast-food chains, it's hard to do otherwise.

New Olive Garden and Red Lobsters To Be Green Learning Labs

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 12:20 PM PST

Olive Garden and Red Lobster's parent company, Darden Restaurants, has launched a green building initiative that will add restaurants designed according to LEED standards. Features will include recycled building materials, energy efficient equipment and fixtures, and reclaimed heat.

Alight!: Extraordinary photograph [PIC]

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 12:20 PM PST

By Chris Pietsch: A gray jay swoops in for a landing amid the fir trees along the snow-covered shores of Odell Lake as the sun rises over the Oregon Cascades. Gray jays are able to survive over the winter at higher elevations because of their unique habit of caching food in undersides of tree branches or in holes in the bark using a sticky mucous s

National Museum of Singapore

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 12:10 PM PST

A visitor to the National Museum of Singapore relaxes on a furniture installation by designer and architect Verner Panton of Denmark

Don't Waste Beer: Company to turn Beer Byproduct into Energy

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 12:00 PM PST

Homer would be proud. Then again he would just drink the byproducts.

Did Chatroulette Just Launch the Video Conferencing Boom?

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 11:40 AM PST

The recent surge in traffic to Chatroulette shows that desktop-based video conferencing only has room for growth.

Why are games so terrified of sex?

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 11:30 AM PST

Games have always had an uneasy relationship with sex. From the outside, many seem to be pandering to the egos and fantasies of little boys ...

Grizzly Bears Moving into Canada's Polar Bear Capital

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 11:20 AM PST

There may now be two kings of the Canadian tundra—grizzly bear sightings are on the rise near Churchill, Manitoba, currently the polar bear capital of the world, a new study says.

Romancing your sister? Ice dancing is all in the family ...

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 11:00 AM PST

Israeli ice dancer Roman Zaretsky knows exactly what people are thinking when they see him and his sister skating hand-in-hand or doing a seductive tango. Disturbing.

6 Free Android Apps That Will Make You Drop Your iPhone

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 10:50 AM PST

If you're looking for a change, or you're in the smartphone market and still weighing the pros and cons, consider these Android-only apps and how they might fit into your work, play, and mobile lifestyle.

Can't find a book you're looking for? You're in the... (pic)

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 10:40 AM PST

Perhaps that's why, eh?

Let them eat applesauce: Right-wing media mock the uninsured

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 10:30 AM PST

Right-wing media figures have mocked Democrats' descriptions of hardships faced by their constituents who lack health insurance, including a story Rep. Louise Slaughter told about a woman who wore dentures that previously belonged to her dead sister. For example, Rush Limbaugh said, "So if you don't have any teeth, so what? What's applesauce for?"

Do the Meek Inherit the Galaxy? : Discovery News

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 10:10 AM PST

The good news, the Milky Way could be abundant in intelligent life forms. The bad news, we may never hear from them.

America, the Fragile Empire

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 09:30 AM PST

Here today, gone tomorrow—could the United States fall that fast?

The Blind Side Isn't An Oscar Movie, It's Call And Response

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 09:30 AM PST

You don't even need to go beyond the trailer to get a taste of the film's formulaic dialogue. It's practically a call-and-response piece. "You're changing that boy's life." Like you didn't know Sandra Bullock was going to reply, "No, he's changing mine." The film's characters suffer from the same predictability.

Sorry for your loss! (PIC)

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 09:00 AM PST


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