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Sunday, April 4, 2010



Fat Cat Cant Jump

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 06:50 PM PDT

He would be able to jump on the counter, but he used to jump on the counter all the time before and eat all the food.. No more counter for this guy

Donovan McNabb traded to Washington Redskins

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 06:36 PM PDT

The Philadelphia Eagles have reached agreement on a blockbuster intra-division trade that will send perennial Pro Bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb to the Washington Redskins, according to multiple sources close to the situation.

Foggy APOD

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 06:10 PM PDT


Bionic Eye Attempts to Restore Vision

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 06:10 PM PDT

A bionic eye prototype developed by researchers in Australia aims to implant an array of electrodes in the eye that can deliver electrical impulses directly.

10 Really Cool and Weird Computer Mice (Pics)

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 05:50 PM PDT

With busty mouse in hand, you can enter the realm of pleasure on each mouse click.

Affording Health Care (Infographic)

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 05:40 PM PDT

Even with health insurance, health care can cost an arm and a leg. The infographic shows across geographies, income and education levels, between 1997 and 2006, a growing number of Americans avoided health care due to cost.

Verizon Practically Giving Away Palm Phones

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 05:40 PM PDT

Verizon Wireless slashed prices on their Palm WebOS devices today, knocking down the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus to the price of a trip to the movies. And the Mobile Hotspot feature? Free.

Why Volcanic Eruptions Can Spark Lightning

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 05:30 PM PDT

Physicists have long puzzled over why sand grains and other small particles can build up electrical charges as they collide with one another, sometimes to the point of discharging lightning in dust storms or plumes of volcanic ash.

Spanish Cabin Crew Gets Naked To Protest Unpaid Wages

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 05:30 PM PDT

Spanish airline Air Comet stopped flying in December, and some of its employees say they are still owed nine months of unpaid salary. Nine female flight attendants have posed nude for a calendar to protest, and not surprisingly are getting quite a bit of media attention for their plight.

D.C. Bus Driver Pulls Knife in Fit of Road Rage

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 05:20 PM PDT

An incident of apparent road rage leads to the arrest of a DC Metro bus driver. In the middle of rush hour traffic, the driver allegedly pulled a knife on the driver of a van. Panic ensued on the Metro bus.

Stackable Condos Tower Takes Portable Housing to Next Level

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 05:10 PM PDT

In this dynamic building concept, Felipe Campolina combines eco-friendliness with the mobility of a trailer – all within the confines of an urban environment. It is said that "home is where you make it" and that couldn't be more true than with these green roofed, transportable, stackable dwellings.

Steve Jobs Makes a Stealth Appearance at the Palo Alto Apple

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 05:10 PM PDT

Not satisfied with inciting mass frenzies across the nation, Steve Jobs just had to show up at the Palo Alto Apple Store to survey the iPad carnage for himself. You, sir, are a sadist.

That's High Fidelity (PIC)

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 04:50 PM PDT


Cleverest women are the heaviest drinkers

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Women who went to university consume more alcohol than their less-highly-educated counterparts.


Posted: 04 Apr 2010 04:34 PM PDT

An earthquake measured with a magnitude of 6.9 shook Baja California, Mexico. There are no reports of causality as yet.

Firefox: 30 percent of the world market

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Mozilla releases its first quarterly statistical report, which is chock-full of stats a only a geek could love.

UN's Ban calls Aral Sea 'shocking disaster'

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 04:24 PM PDT

The drying up of the Aral Sea is one of the planet's most shocking environmental disasters, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Sunday as he urged Central Asian leaders to step up efforts to solve the problem.

Most likely a young Amish man going through Rumspringa [PIC]

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 04:10 PM PDT

"Although I have seen Amish in Best Buy, I have never seen their "team" parked/tied up outside. Usually they find themselves in there when traveling with an "English" co-worker or driver. I found this rather rare as they typically do not do anything besides Worship and spend time with their families on Sundays."

First iPad Jailbreak Demoed [Video]

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 04:09 PM PDT

Here comes the iPad jailbreak! iPhone Dev Team member musclenerd has released a video showing a rough demo of a jailbreak that's given him access to the iPad's software inner workings.

7 Ways the Mind and Body Change With Age

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 03:30 PM PDT

The poster child of aging seems to be a wrinkly-faced, forgetful, grumpy old man. But science is painting another, more in-depth picture of aging Americans. The elderly tend to become more happy, liberal and in many cases remain pretty darn sharp. Here are 7 ways we change as we get older.

THQ to plan a 40 million dollar Project Natal Game

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 03:30 PM PDT

Project Natal is surely gaining some momentum. THQ are planning a $40m Natal Game but are still waiting for Natal's install base to grow before starting development.

Star Wars Pin-Ups

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 03:20 PM PDT

Feng Zhu is an illustrator who work for movie design and cover art, and actually he worked on the designs of the Star Wars Episode III, Revenge of the Sith for Lucasfilm.As you can see he did some pretty cool Posters for calling young male around the galaxy to Join the empire

New Study Further Contradicts Marijuana-Cancer Link

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 02:30 PM PDT

As Dr. Bob Melamede explained almost five years ago in a delightful article from Harm Reduction Journal, cannabinoids inhibit tumor growth, so marijuana can't cause cancer. Cannabinoids show promise for battling cancer, not creating it.

FML - Dog Edition

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 02:30 PM PDT

I have never seen a more unhappy dog in my life.

Heroin epidemic advancing on Russia: 2.5 Million Addicts

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 01:40 PM PDT

Since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001, opium production in Afghanistan has risen dramatically. Russia's geographic proximity to the region has made it a huge consumer - sending thousands of Russians to an early grave every year.

This Happens To Me Every F***ing Single Day

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Some days, it happens two or three times. I bet that you and most of your friends and family find themselves in the same situation too.

When Flash Mobs Attack, It's Plain Anti-Social

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Most flash mobs seem innocent enough, but in Philadelphia, flash mobs have turned violent and police are cracking down. (Stream audio or read)

Geek For Life Tattoos (Pics)

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Tattoos are everywhere...if you don't have one (or several), I'm sure you know someone who does. Oh course, geeks have their own style.

Parkinson's Linked to Genetic Mutation

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 12:20 PM PDT

New details about how a mutation in a gene called LRRK2 may cause Parkinson's disease have been uncovered by U.S. researchers. In experiments using genetically engineered mice, the Mount Sinai School of Medicine team found that LRRK2 regulates dopamine transmission and controls motor performance. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter.

Spray-On Solar Cells Come One Step Closer to Reality

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 12:00 PM PDT

Scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology recently determined that poly(3-hexylthiopene), or P3HT, may be a useful material for creating spray-on transistors. Once the tech is optimized, we could see electronics like solar cells and displays that can be sprayed onto a surface just like paint.

Obama's Green Car Plan: 34.1-MPG Average by 2016 Nationwide

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 12:00 PM PDT

The other shoe has dropped: Yesterday, two U.S. government agencies jointly announced the final fuel-economy rules for model year 2012 through 2016 vehicles, giving automakers a single national set of standards and averting the threat of state-by-state regulation. Starting with 2012, automakers...

Nine often overlooked Medical deductions

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 11:50 AM PDT

Health-care costs can eat up a large portion of budgets, particularly if you've experienced a medical emergency. The one advantage is that Uncle Sam allows you to deduct medical costs that are more than 7.5 percent of your adjusted gross income.

The W Hollywood won't let guests use its pool

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 11:00 AM PDT

In what must be a first for a big hotel, the W Hollywood is telling guests they are not permitted to use the rooftop pool. It seems ludicrous, but it's true. That's because Starwood, which owns the combination hotel/residence property at Hollywood and Vine, contracted a slew of hotel services out to third parties.

At first I was like...[Apple edition]

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 10:50 AM PDT


Bill Gates Remembers "Father of the Personal Computer"

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 10:50 AM PDT

Bill Gates, co-founder and chairman of Microsoft, on Friday sent the Wall Street Journal a remembrance of Henry Edward Roberts, who died Thursday at the age of 68.

Believe It: Butler Stops Spartans, Will Play for NCAA Title

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 10:40 AM PDT

The Butler Bulldogs continued their magical run Saturday, edging Michigan State 52-50 to advance to Monday's national championship game.

Haiti Earthquake Infographic Contest Winner Announced

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 10:30 AM PDT

We're proud to announce the winner of our latest infographic contest, where we asked readers to design an infographic about the recent earthquake in Haiti. We at GOOD conferred with Aaron Perry-Zucker of Design for Haiti, and we've come to a decision.

Dozens dead in Baghdad shooting

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 10:30 AM PDT

Up to 25 people have been killed after a group of men dressed in Iraqi army uniforms stormed five houses in a village just south of the capital Baghdad, Iraqi authorities have said.

JooJoo Tablet ships, gets dissected first

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 10:20 AM PDT

Can you believe it? No, seriously -- can your mind handle this realness? After months upon months of teetering on the brink of eternal vaporware, one of our engineering tipsters put his Harvard skills to good use by breaking into the casing and having a glance at the nuts and bolts. Getting inside required the removal of just ten screws...

Gyroscopes in Space

Posted: 04 Apr 2010 10:20 AM PDT

When we last met NASA science officer Don Pettit, he was demonstrating the behavior of water bubbles in microgravity. Today, Pettit shows us how astronauts can use CD players to MacGyver a gyroscopically stabilized platform for holding flashlights and other tools.

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