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Sunday, March 14, 2010



1:10^9 Scale Model Of The Starship Enterprise (pic)

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 06:20 PM PDT

This Starship Enterprise NCC-1701D of Star Trek was fabricated in one-billionth scale by 30 kV Ga+ focused-ion-beam CVD using phenanthrene gas. It is 8.8μm long

Hey, Let's Get Married at Waffle House! 7 Retail Weddings...

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 06:10 PM PDT

7 marriages at 7 different retail stores/restaurants -- from Waffle House and KFC to Taco Bell and Walmart. Memories, no doubt, that will always be cherished (and laughed about?)....

So Many Men!1000's Answer College Girl's Plea For Boyfriend

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 06:00 PM PDT

She was probably hoping at least one, possible two, might respond. But when a Chinese student posted a message at college saying she wanted a boyfriend, they came in their droves.Instead of looking down from her balcony on a romantic scene as her potential suitor waited below, Zhang Mengqian was confronted with a huge mob.

The Cat Crusader

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 06:00 PM PDT


Cheese-rolling event cancelled after 200 years

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 05:50 PM PDT

For nearly two centuries, runners and spectators have gathered on a steep Cotswolds hill for the Whitsun cheese rolling. The rough and tumble spectacle sees daredevil competitors chase a 7lb wheel of Double Gloucester down the 200-yard incline in one of Britain's most eccentric traditions. But organisers have been forced to cancel this year...

Tamgho Sets New World Record In Triple Jump

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 05:40 PM PDT

Teddy Tamgho of France has set a new world record distance to win the triple jump at the world indoor championships.

Net clash for web police projects

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 05:20 PM PDT

A row is brewing over separate projects to use the web to bring people closer to their local police forces.

Top 10 Worst Airplane Passengers

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 05:20 PM PDT

From the guy hacking up phlegm to the woman giving herself a facial, the top 10 worst airplane passengers:

The Ins & Outs of the Upcoming Energy and Climate Bill

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 05:10 PM PDT

Most of the news media is calling any inclusion of a price on carbonemissions impossible but it's clear that the authors of the bill,along with President Obama are forging ahead with their proposals onemissions. Senator Graham noted on Tuesday that Obama deserves creditfor including nuclear power and clean coal technology in his proposal.

Trash this Bad Deal for 9/11 Workers & Treat Victims Fairly

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Tear up the settlement for the 9/11 workers and revive that rarest of government programs, one actually efficient and responsive to the needs of those it was supposed to serve. The fund was prepared to continue indefinitely, rightly predicting that people might not fall ill until years after exposure to the Pit's poisons and carcinogens.

Seven Great Baseball Pie-to-the-Face Videos

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 04:50 PM PDT

What better way to celebrate Pi Day?

Obama aide: Israeli Settlement Action "An Insult"

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 04:36 PM PDT

"This was an affront, it was an insult but most importantly it undermined this very fragile effort to bring peace to that region," said David Axelrod, one of President Barack Obama's closest advisers.

Why resting after an injury may not be the best fix

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Just about everyone gets injured at some point, whether a sprained wrist from slipping on the ice or a stressed ankle tendon from overdoing it in that friendly game of basketball. Here are four things to take into consideration...

Angry Porn Actors

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Is there some sort of fetish out there for porn actors to be pissed off while they're f*****? If there is then I am definitely missing something. Cause when I see a porn of a guy yelling and screaming and foaming at the mouth while he's banging a hot porn actress all I can think is, "Dude, chill the f*** out."

NCAA Tournament Field Announced - Bracket & TV Schedule

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Updated live as the field of 65 is announced, this post breaks down the entire bracket for the 2010 NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament, including the TV schedule, announcer lineups, and point spreads for each March Madness game.

Mario Toast! (pic)

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 03:20 PM PDT


Solar Panels Installed in Chile's Slums Improve Comfort

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Marin and her neighbors are part of a pilot program to install solar water heaters in the houses of low-income families. For Chile — a country with stark economic inequality and few fossil fuels — it's a way to help the poor while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Will the NAACP take on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"?

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 02:50 PM PDT

The NAACP needs to bring in a younger cadre of activists whose post-civil-rights-era upbringing has left them both more comfortable with and more committed to the idea of gay rights than their elders. No one is suggesting any of this will be easy. Sadly, the struggle for equality and justice hardly ever is.

Berlusconi's party miss election deadline cause of sandwich

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 02:41 PM PDT

Feb 27th was the last day to formally enlist candidates for the regional elections at the end of this month. PdL delegate Alfredo Milioni was entrusted with signing up 41 local candidates from Rome and 121 neighboring towns. He missed the deadline because he went out for a sandwich.

Advertisers want dudes to wash like a lady [w/videos]

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 02:10 PM PDT

There's a battle brewing in the marketing world, one that smells of a manly-musk and is being fought for the glistening - and sometimes hairy - skin of the modern man. This year's Super Bowl had Unilever promoting its new Dove Men+Care. Old Spice has launched its own series of commercials, satirically shaming men into buying its body wash products.

China Developing 'Combustible Ice' as New Energy Source

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 02:00 PM PDT

"Buried below the tundra of China's Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is a type of frozen natural gas containing methane and ice crystals that could supply energy to China for 90 years"

Geothermal vs. Astral Energy

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 01:50 PM PDT

A shot taken early last year by lake Mývatn up in northeast Iceland. The "smoke" is actually steam coming from a geothermal plant near Námaskarð.

Invasion Of The Teddy Bears (Video)

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 01:40 PM PDT


Human Brains Have Started to Shrink

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 01:30 PM PDT

Replica of big skull from 28,000 years ago suggests human brains have started to shrink. Scientists, who claim to have produced one of the best replicas yet of an early modern human�s skull, say it is up to 20 per cent bigger than ours.

50 Best Video Game Weapons of All-Time

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 01:10 PM PDT

It's vital for a hard-hitting action game to have appropriately powerful guns, but it's also important to have weapons that are fun to wield, require in-depth strategy to use, and don't look and act like the same old thing from every other game.

13 Candies From Our Childhood [Slideshow]

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Long gone but not forgotten, these candies bring back memories.

350 Coffee Parties Bring a Change in Flavor

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 12:40 PM PDT

Thousands of Americans turned out today for the launch of the Coffee Party, a political movement whose goal is to facilitate a more responsive dialogue between people on how to move the country forward. It was held in over 350 locations and has could potentially reignite the movement for change and reform.

Breaking: Indonesia Hit by 6.4-Magnitude Earthquake

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 12:20 PM PDT

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia on Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The iPad paradox: Less is more

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 12:20 PM PDT

A strange trend has emerged that violates the more-is-better ethos of American consumer culture. Some products and services are touting limitations as desirable "features." And consumers are loving it.

Google's Matt Cutts Clarifies "Delusions"

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 12:00 PM PDT

Valleywag used a recent podcast I did as material for two points in Six Delusions of Google's Arrogant Leaders. The two assertions that used my comments as material were "Google's wealth means Google 'gets it'" and "Google must sacrifice user privacy to grow."

What You Need To Know About Fish Oil

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 11:40 AM PDT

Americans spend billions on foods and supplements containing omega-3 fatty acids. Not all of it is money well spent.

Hollywood's New Battle Tactic: Make War Personal

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 11:20 AM PDT

Back in 2007, Hollywood was suffering from serious battle fatigue. But a new surge of war movies has come out — Green Zone takes on the search for WMDs; The Hurt Locker follows a bomb squad; and The Pacific is a 10-hour HBO World War II epic.

Nintendo Embarrassed For Microsoft And Sony's Position

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 11:20 AM PDT

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime had a stern assessment of Sony and Microsoft's rush to motion controls, stating "I think we would have been embarrassed to do what our competitors are currently doing"

Really, ladies?...Really?! (PIC)

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 11:20 AM PDT


From Israel, a radical way to boost organ donation

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 11:10 AM PDT

Israel is launching a potentially trailblazing experiment in organ donation: Sign a donor card, and you and your family move up in line for a transplant if one is needed. The new law is the first of its kind in the world and authorities are eager to see if it boosts organ supply which is relative low in Israel due to religious objections.

Pi Day: Google Doodle Celebrates Math Nerds Everywhere

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 10:50 AM PDT

Google's new logo, which you can see on the top right, contains not only the famous πr2 formula, but five other uses of π: measuring the volume of a sphere (V = 4⁄3 πr3), computing the circumference of a circle (C = 2πr), measuring the volume of a cylinder (V = πr2h), Archimedes' calculation of Pi (223/71 < π < 22/7), and even the ...

U.S. to Roll Out Major Broadband Policy - Yahoo! News

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 10:40 AM PDT

U.S. regulators will announce a major Internet policy this week to revolutionize how Americans communicate and play, proposing a dramatic increase in broadband speeds that could let people download a high-definition film in minutes instead of hours.

Google Street View: Survey Raises Privacy Concerns

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 10:00 AM PDT

Google Street View, which has now been expanded to cover more than 95 per cent of Britain's roads, is being seen as a "service for burglars", according to new research.

10 Reasons Why Jeff Bridges Is Awesome

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 10:00 AM PDT

From being a devoted dad and husband to mastering his craft, why Jeff Bridges rocks.

SpeedGamers rock Metroid again for the good of others

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 09:30 AM PDT

Got some spare change laying around and want to support a good cause? The folks over at TheSpeedGamers are tearing through the entire Metroid series once again in order to raise money for the Hal...

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