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Early Earth absorbed more sunlight -- no extreme greenhouse

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 07:40 PM PDT

Four billion years ago, our then stripling sun radiated only 70 to 75 percent as much energy as it does today. Other things on Earth being equal, with so little energy reaching the planet's surface, all water on the planet should been have frozen. But ancient rocks hold ample evidence that the early ...


'Alien landing' prank causes panic in Jordan

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 07:30 PM PDT

The mayor of Jafr, 185 miles east of Jordan's capital Amman, is considering suing a newspaper after their April Fools Day joke caused widespread panic.


Rhapsody Drops Price on Unlimited Streaming Music to $10/mo

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 07:20 PM PDT

Music streaming service Rhapsody has cut the price of its unlimited listening plan from $15 to $10 per month in an effort to increase signups and become profitable by the end of the year. The company also just launched a native app for Android smartphones, so iPhone users don't have a monopoly anymore.


Mystery Meat: Sausages From Around The World

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 07:00 PM PDT

There are certain foods that exist in some form or another in just about every culture world-wide. Bread, stews, moonshine, McDonald's…but one rises above the rest: The Sausage. This universally loved hunk-o-meat appeals to almost every demographic and can be dressed up or down, adding to it's overarching appeal. Here's a look at some...


10 Things You Don't Know About My Life As a Dominatrix

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 06:50 PM PDT

Before getting her MFA, Melissa Febos worked as a dominatrix named "Justine" in a Manhattan dungeon... here's her side of the story


IT Salary Survey 2010 Results

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 06:10 PM PDT

Trapped between flat salaries and ever-increasing workloads, IT professionals are about to explode, according to a survey of nearly 5,000 IT workers. IT staffers are being hit with a double-whammy -- more work and flat pay. Not surprisingly, job satisfaction for some is falling.


Corey Haim Had 553 Doses of Prescription Drugs In 1 Month

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 06:00 PM PDT

On Tuesday morning, California Attorney General Jerry Brown Brown Jr. revealed that Haim visited seven different doctors and seven different pharmacies to obtain at least 553 doses of prescription drugs, including dangerous narcotics.


13 Awesomely Creative and Fun Billboard Ads (pics)

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 05:40 PM PDT

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Yelp Changes Advertising Policies in Response to Lawsuit

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 05:30 PM PDT

Yelp says businesses will no longer be allowed to choose which reviews appear first in their listings. Also, the site will begin including separate links to show any reviews that are removed.


Earthquake lifts a layer of dust off a mountain range (PIC)

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 05:10 PM PDT

Brothers traveling during Sunday's quake photograph a surreal sight.


NASA Demonstrates Novel Ocean-Powered Underwater Vehicle

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 04:40 PM PDT

NASA, U.S. Navy and university researchers have successfully demonstrated the first robotic underwater vehicle to be powered entirely by natural, renewable, ocean thermal energy.


Hopes fade for US miners still missing after explosion

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Four miners still missing after West Virginia and three of the dead are members of the same family in what looks likely to be the worst mine disaster in the US in 40 years.


BREAKING : Magnitude 7.8 quake shakes Indonesia

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 04:19 PM PDT

A major earthquake of magnitude 7.8 shook the Indonesian island of Sumatra, the U.S. Geological Survey said.


New Investment Scam: Buying the Iraqi Dinar

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 04:10 PM PDT

The Iraqi dinar "investment" opportunity — a scam that has been around for a few years — has recently been regaining much of its former popularity.


Collapse of Lehman Bros. was its own fault

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 04:00 PM PDT

The uncompromising report should put to rest the self-serving claims by Lehman that the firm was destroyed by rumors, short selling, stock manipulation and an unwarranted loss of confidence by clients and trading partners. In 2,200 pages, the examiner, Anton R. Valukas, lays out the truth in all its ugly glory: Lehman's fall was 100% its own fault.


First African Amber Pictures [W/PICS]

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Frozen in "time capsules" of fossilized tree sap, bugs and spores from the dinosaur era have been dug up at a site in Ethiopia.


10 Cars to Drive Before You Die (PICS)

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 03:40 PM PDT

For the broadest automotive experience before your dirt nap, we suggest these 10.


'Extreme Makeover' Downsizes Homes to Fit Economic Realities

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 03:40 PM PDT

ABC's show, in which down-on-their-luck families are given a new and incredible house, is finding that the new homes are proving to be more of a burden than a boon for some of those families...


Cheap CPUs Deliver Blazing Performance in Supercomputers

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 03:30 PM PDT

Researchers from Goethe University and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have used relatively cheap components to create a vastly more efficient method of processing data.


Howard Stern Teams Up With Movie Nudity Expert Mr. Skin

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 03:30 PM PDT

In what could be the most obvious coupling of all time, the world's foremost authority on celebrity nudity, Jim McBride, aka Mr. Skin, has teamed up with America's foremost lover of nude women, Howard Stern, for a four-part special on Howard TV On Demand, 'Howard Stern's Hottest Nudes With Mr.Skin.'


25 Miners Dead, 4 Missing in W. Virginia Coal Mine Explosion

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 03:10 PM PDT

4 miners are still missing after a deadly explosion killed 25 miners at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia on Monday. Massey has been plagued by several major safety and environmental problems in recent years.


Is It Okay To Download A Pirated Copy Of A Book You Own?

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Yesterday we wrote about someone who downloaded a pirated copy of a game after he couldn't gain access to the copy he'd already paid for. In that case, which most of our commenters supported... But what about if you own a printed copy of a book and you simply want to read the ebook version?


For Obama, What A Difference A Week Made

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 03:00 PM PDT

With the passage of the health care overhaul bill, the president is exuding confidence. Turmoil at the Republican National Committee over the past week, and the release Tuesday of a major new and largely sympathetic book about the president by New Yorker editor David Remnick, also haven't hurt White House efforts to drive its own, new narrative.


The Album Cover Art Of 70s Eastern European Pop Stars

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Leg hair.


Could NYC Get Katrina-ed in a Warmer, Wetter Future?

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 02:50 PM PDT

MOMA's current exhibition "Rising Currents: Projects for New York's Waterfront" features ideas on how to stop lower Manhattan and other low-lying parts of New York City from going under when the sea surges during a big storm. Architects divvied up the city's most flood-prone areas and suggested ecologically friendly ways to protect them.


Amnesty International say Death Penalty Decreasing Worldwide

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Amnesty International released its annual survey on the use of the death penalty. GlobalPost asked Joshua Rubenstein, Northeast Regional Director of Amnesty International, about the report on the use of the death penalty worldwide. The U.S. executed 52 people in 2009, and is virtually alone among recognized democracies to use the death penalty.


If Child's Drawings Were Painted Realistically... (pics)

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 02:50 PM PDT

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14 TV Shows That Jumped the Shark

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Television has been the center of our entertainment for years now, and we've seen shows come and go -- both good and bad.


Turning Noise Into Vision

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 02:20 PM PDT

A new technique for revealing images of hidden objects may one day allow pilots to peer through fog and doctors to see more precisely into the human body without surgery.


Educated Women More Likely To Have Drinking Problems

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Better educated women are nearly twice as likely to drink daily, and they also are more likely than less educated women to say they've got an alcohol problem.


To Starve a Tumor - Potential Cancer Treatment

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 02:10 PM PDT

Recent discoveries suggest that cancer cells genetically reprogram their energy-generating pathways to create the building blocks they need to grow and divide out of control, wasting a great deal of energy in the process. Potential drugs that block this pathway could offer a new way to treat a range of cancers.


Toyota hit with $16M fine over recalls in US

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 02:10 PM PDT

Toyota Motor Corp. faces a maximum penalty of more than $16 million, a record civil penalty against an automaker, for failing to promptly notify the U.S. government about defective gas pedals among its vehicles.


Toxicology: What Chemists Don't Know Might Hurt You

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 01:50 PM PDT

There is substantial evidence that environmental conditions and environmental pollutants -- among them synthetic chemicals in consumer products -- have a profound effect on human health.


AT&T To Spend $1 BILLION To Broaden Network

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 01:50 PM PDT

AT&T Inc. said Tuesday it would invest $1 billion to upgrade its business network, services and products for large companies worldwide as well as for small U.S. firms as network traffic in global economies migrate from voice to video and data.


House Pharmacy

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 01:40 PM PDT

I wonder how much Vicodin cost there


Scariest waves ever (pics)

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 01:40 PM PDT

Incredible collection of the most terrifying waves ever surfed.


The Average American Eater, RIP

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 01:20 PM PDT

The typical U.S. food consumer is no more, and this development didn't happen overnight


Court: FCC had no right to sanction Comcast for P2P blocking

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 01:20 PM PDT

The DC Court of Appeals has thrown out the FCC order sanctioning Comcast for its P2P blocking back in 2007. The agency simply doesn't have the authority to take such action.


Cyber-Espionage: Shadows In The Cloud

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Today the IWM and the Shadowserver Foundation have released a report "Shadows in the Cloud: An investigation into cyber espionage 2.0" in which we document another targeted malware network. Researchers uncover another vast network of cyber-espionage, this time targeting the Dalai Lama, United Nations, and the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan...


Does Old Age Bring Happiness or Despair?

Posted: 06 Apr 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Getting older is not all bad for many people. Mounting evidence suggests aging may be a key to happiness. Aging can bring more cheer as people become more comfortable with themselves and their role in society...It turns out, individuals who adapt the best to changes also have the highest expected levels of happiness


1 comment:

herana said...

Interesting, when we were child we also painted pics and shick them together, it is a good work to stimulate creative,keep up work!
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