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Monday, March 22, 2010



Huge Jump In U.S Watching TV & Internet Together (infograph)

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 04:50 PM PDT

For just one year ago, the number of Americans digitally multitasking has seen a steep increase.

Elephant gets the money shot

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Excited elephant steals Tarzan's thunder

Seaweed could hold the key to tackling obesity

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 04:20 PM PDT

In a new study, scientists in the UK have shown that by adding seaweed fiber to the diet you can reduce fat digestion by up to 75 percent.

Census time heightens privacy concerns

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 04:01 PM PDT

As the 2010 census gets under way, critics spurred by a distrust of government data collection can also draw on issues raised about methods and policies in the digital era.

How Dinos Ruled the World

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 04:01 PM PDT

A massive volcanic eruption 200 million years ago tipped the scales in the battle between dinosaurs and crocodiles for global dominance.

Nine MLB Players Most Likely To Be Traded

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 03:50 PM PDT

With Opening Day less than three weeks away, several would-be contenders still have holes to fill in their rosters.For those teams who still want to add a meaningful piece, then, the only avenue may be to pay for that commodity by buying what another team is selling.

Is ObamaCare Headed for a Supreme Court Smackdown?

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 03:40 PM PDT

Knowing that the nation's future leaders would include usurpers and potential tyrants, Madison sought a way to preserve individual liberty despite their efforts. He thus devised the system of the separation of powers. "[E]ssential to the preservation of liberty..."

The Kill Switch: MythBusters vs. Autonomous Robots [Video]

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 03:40 PM PDT

Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, the men behind Discovery Channel's share behind the scenes stories from their daring, often rudimentary and typically inadvisable tests of myths, rumors and complete hogwash with Kevin Kelly, Wired magazine's founding executive editor.

20 Hot Face Morph Mashups of Celebrities

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 03:20 PM PDT

I know you have always wished to see "The girl next door" with Jolie's lips

What Does This Sign Actually Mean? (PIC)

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 03:20 PM PDT

I'm gonna go with Pooping tiny trees prohibited.

Joan Jett has advice for Lady Gaga

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 03:00 PM PDT

If there's anyone who could give sage advice to Lady Gaga, whose over-the-top outfits and performances seem to be wearing her down, it's veteran rockers Joan Jett and Steven Van Zandt.

Arctic sea ice melt 'is down to wind'

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 02:50 PM PDT

New research does not question climate change is also melting ice in the Arctic, but finds wind patterns explain steep decline.

Why Money CAN Buy You Happiness

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Earning more money only makes people happier if they feel richer than their friends.....

Will "Vooks" be the Kindle Killer?

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Vook (rhymes with "book") is an enhanced digital book that blends text with audio, full-color video and links to the Internet and social media that complement the written word and add context. Vooks can be accessed through the Web or with an application download for the iPhone and iTouch, and soon the iPad.

Encroachment of Self-Serve U.S. Economy Fogs Statistics

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 02:40 PM PDT

I'm getting tired of working for the man. Not The Baltimore Sun. I mean my job with Capital One, the credit-card company.

Octopuses prefer HDTV

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Octopuses rely on visual cues to identify predators, prey and other marine creatures. Yet it has been difficult for researchers to study the animals' reactions to their natural environments that is, until the advent of HDTV.

All Americans Now Await Lower Premiums Promised by Obama

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 02:20 PM PDT

"We'll work with your employer to lower your premiums by $2,500 per family per year!"

The Problem With Hulu, the iPad and Cheap TV

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 02:01 PM PDT

Any TV show, on any screen, anytime. Free, or at least really, really cheap. That's the dream.

The GOP's Newfound Defense of "Consent of the Governed"

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 01:50 PM PDT

The same party that declared public opinion irrelevant when in power now insists that it must be honored.

TX GOP Rep. Admits He Yelled Out 'Baby Killer' During Debate

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 01:25 PM PDT

Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) has come forward and admitted that he was the one who yelled "baby killer" during the House debate on the health care bill last night.

APOD: 2010 March 22 - The Nearby Milky Way in Cold Dust

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 01:20 PM PDT

What shapes the remarkable dust tapestry of the nearby Milky Way Galaxy? No one knows for sure. The intricate structures, shown above, were resolved in new detail recently in a wide region of the sky imaged in far infrared light by the European Space Agency's Planck satellite.

Official Google Blog: A new approach to China: an update

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 01:11 PM PDT

So earlier today we stopped censoring our search services—Google Search, Google News, and Google Images—on Google.cn. Users visiting Google.cn are now being redirected to Google.com.hk.

Secret Service Paid TJX Hacker $75,000 in Cash a Year

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Convicted TJX hacker Albert Gonzalez earned $75,000 a year working undercover for the U.S. Secret Service, informing on bank card thieves before he was arrested for running his own multi-million-dollar card-hacking operation. Gonzalez was paid in cash, to protect his status as a confidential informant.

Is the Cloud secure enough?

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 12:50 PM PDT

Cloud computing, the role of government in securing cyberspace and a growing concern over the potential for cyber-warfare dominated conversations at this year's RSA conference - one of the largest and most important gatherings of the Internet security industry, held in San Francisco.

The Top 25 Moments in Independent Movie History

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 12:40 PM PDT

Here, in no particular order, are 25 of the most indelible moments in independent cinema.

Dad of Heisman Trophy Winner Jumped Bail to Watch Son

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 12:30 PM PDT

Now Mark Ingram's dad will get 27 extra months in jail. Prosecutors say Ingram Sr. failed to surrender in December 2008 to begin serving a money laundering and bank fraud sentence. Ingram had been free on bail and disappeared after being denied a request to remain free until after his son competed in the '09 Sugar Bowl. He was arrested Jan. 3, 2009

Welcome to Lego Land (PICS)

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 12:30 PM PDT

Legoland California, is the only LEGO theme park in the United States and it is the onliest one outside the Europe.

Why The '@' Symbol is Held in Such High Design Esteem

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 12:20 PM PDT

The Museum of Modern Art in New York has deemed the symbol to meet its standards on form, function, values, cultural impact and innovation.

The 13 Most Annoying Ad Characters of All-Time

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 12:10 PM PDT

Over the years, there have been countless abrasive and incredibly annoying advertising characters cooked up by the world's most sadistic corporate companies. Of all these advertising characters and mascots, these are the most annoying.

Schindler's List goes on sale for £1.5million

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 12:00 PM PDT

The famous Schindler's List of Jews saved from the Nazi Holocaust during the World War Two is being offered up for private sale for £1.5 million. The list of 801 Jewish men, women and children, which belongs to the family of Oskar Schindler's right-hand man, Itzhak Stern, is one of only five known to exist.

Pessimism Prevails in US

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 12:00 PM PDT

In phone interviews with 1,000 adults, Xavier University found that a clear majority of Americans feel that things are much worse off now than they were a generation ago, and that they will only continue to decline. The questions focused on many sides of the American Dream, from opportunity and wealth to financial security, freedom and family.

President's veto power over Internet removed in amended bill

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 11:50 AM PDT

The Cybersecurity Act of 2009 contained a controversial provision that would let the president "shut down" the Internet in an emergency. An amended version kills the kill switch, and makes a few other changes while leaving the main goals intact.

2010 NCAA Sweet Sixteen Preview & Bracket

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 11:41 AM PDT

St. Mary's? Cornell? Of course you'd love an explanation of what the hell is going on with the 2010 NCAA Sweet Sixteen.

50 Awesome Young Me/Now Me Photos

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 11:40 AM PDT

Ever want to recreate an old family photo when you were much older? Well these people have done just that.

How A $500 Craigslist car beat $400K rally racers

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 11:40 AM PDT

Professional motorsport is a cold, hard place. If you want to run with the big dogs, you can't just build a car in your mom's garage and show up, right? Wrong. One guy did just that earlier this month. Here's his amazing story.

Hogwarts Destroyed?! Nope. Harry Potter Fire a Bit Overblown

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 11:20 AM PDT

There was news out of the UK yesterday that a fire on the set of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" left Hogwarts in ruins. The truth is not quite that dramatic,

China Media Accuses Google of Political Agenda

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 11:10 AM PDT

China's state media on Sunday accused Google of pushing a political agenda by "groundlessly accusing the Chinese government" of supporting hacker attacks and by trying to export its own culture, values and ideas.

Bias Called Persistent Hurdle for Women in Sciences

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 10:40 AM PDT

A report sought recommendations for drawing more women into science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Kristen Stewart On Joan Jett: You have to @#$% your guitar

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 10:30 AM PDT

The only way I can describe it and the way she told me to play like her and it's the only way that feels right is to like – you have to @#$% your guitar.

Bollywood and Hollywood vow to stop piracy 'menace'

Posted: 22 Mar 2010 10:20 AM PDT

A coalition has been formed by Indian Studios and the MPAA, which hopes to stamp out DVD piracy in India. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, piracy cost the movie industry in India $959 million in 2008 – making it one of the worst countries in the world for creating DVD knock-offs.

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