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Wednesday, April 7, 2010



CERN creates 10 million mini-Big Bangs in one week

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 05:10 PM PDT

Physicists at the CERN research center said on Wednesday they had created 10 million mini-Big Bangs with the Large Hadron Collider in the first week of mega-power operations of their marathon probe into the secrets of the cosmos.

Greenspan says Congress pushed Fed on housing boom | Reuters

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 04:52 PM PDT

WASHINGTON, April 7 (Reuters) - Former Federal ReserveChairman Alan Greenspan chastised critics on Wednesday bypointing out that Congress pushed the U.S. central bank to makesure lending to poorer Americans

Hurricane Season Expected To Be Worse Than Usual

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 04:51 PM PDT

This year's hurricane season is expected to be more active than usual, and communities along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts face a 69 percent risk of being buffeted by a major storm in the coming months, according to forecasters at Colorado State University.

Eight Hottest Under-21 Celebrities (18+)

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 04:50 PM PDT

A list of the hottest legal girls under 21, in all their "I'm mature physically but not emotionally" glory.

'Four killed' in Kyrgyz clashes

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 04:41 PM PDT

At least four people are reported killed in Kyrgyzstan's capital, Bishkek, as police and protesters clash in escalating unrest.

Space Shuttle Night Launch Is the Spectacle of a Lifetime

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 04:30 PM PDT

People come from across the country and the world to see it. They travel from Michigan or Alaska or England or Italy and line up along a worn river bank in Florida, waiting for hours, maybe days, to see a group of people embark on another journey, this one powered by rockets that do zero to 17,000 mph in 8.5 minutes.

3D is Not Going to Replace A-List Actors

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 04:20 PM PDT

When it comes to discussing 3D, there are three main talking points. There's the ranting about the differences between cheap 3D/post-2D conversions (there's more dissection of that aspect of "Clash of the Titans" than actual reviews of the film). Then there's the discussions about how many 3D movies there are and how much money they're making.

Steampunk Stormtrooper Helmet (PICS)

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Prepare yourself, steamtroopers are coming.

Real Genius and House Party Getting Remade

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Studios are hoping to cash in on these '90s remakes. Production is set to start as soon as Lil' Wayne is out of jail.

Cell Phones: The 7th Form of Mass Media (Infographic)

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 04:10 PM PDT

While mobile phones will not be the death of print, television or the Internet, it has proven to be a huge and unique new platform for delivering content.

One More For The Road: Wisconsin Flunks Sobriety Test

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Wisconsin remains the only state where the first drunk-driving offense is a traffic violation, not even a crime, and it was the last state to lower the legal blood-alcohol limit from to 0.08. And it's legal for children to drink alcohol at the bar if with a parent.

Geithner To Visit China Amid Currency Dispute

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 03:50 PM PDT

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will hold talks in Beijing on Thursday against a background of fresh signals from Chinese policymakers that they might be paving the way to let the yuan resume its rise.

Possible 'Lost' Spin-offs [Graphic]

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 03:50 PM PDT


T- Human Skateboard (GIF)

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 03:30 PM PDT

Only if it were real, it would be so awesome.

10 New Jobs for Men in 2010

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 03:30 PM PDT

The jobs report may be improving, but we've still got a ways to go. So whether you just like drinking Absinthe all day, or tend to hijack your son's Tonka trucks too often, these creative career ideas could be just right for you.

NBC Attempts to Edit Around Slash's Team Coco Pin

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 03:20 PM PDT

When Slash was booked to perform on last night's Tonight Show, NBC surely didn't think he would show up wearing a Team Coco pin. But, he did. Slash went on Leno's show to proudly and somewhat brazenly show where his his loyalties lay in the Late Night Wars.

10 Things We Want in iPhone OS 4.0

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 03:20 PM PDT

We were so busy begging for copy and paste, that we forgot all those other features we'd love on our iPhones. Fortunately, the last few days with the iPad and OS 3.2 has given us a bit of inspiration about what we'd like to see when OS 4.0 begins infiltrating our precious iPhones.

Charles Barkley Gives Colleagues the Finger on Live TV

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 03:10 PM PDT

TNT NBA Analyst Charles Barkley has no filter. He is liable to do or say anything. In this recent case he gives his colleagues the finger on Live TV

Fat in Thailand: Thai-a-betes epidemic

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Thai cuisine is globally lauded as sophisticated, spiritual and even nutritious. What many Thai food fans don't realize, however, is that there's often gratuitous amounts of cheap, processed sugar hiding behind the spice. Nearly one in 10 Thais now suffer from the disease, a rate even worse than America's one in 12.

A Timeline of Important Events at Digg

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 03:10 PM PDT

From the first version, through HD DVD codes, shouts, and the DiggBar, Digg has come a long way and with the exiting of Jay and the new Digg V4 coming, here is a look at some of the important events that have shaped Digg.

When Swimsuits Were Shocking: LIFE Salutes the Bikini

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 03:00 PM PDT

The French introduced the modern bikini in 1947 and it took Hollywood by storm. This vintage photo gallery features Jayne Mansfield, Raquel Welch, and lesser known beach goers sporting what was once upon a time a daring look.

Taiwanese Boy Sings Whitney Houston Better Than Whitney?

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Not since Susan Boyle opened her mouth and surprised a global audience with her dulcet tones has there been such a talent as Lin Yu Chun, a contestant on a Taiwanese talent show called 'Super Star Avenue,' which is much like 'American Idol'.

How Education Impacts Your Job & Income (Infographic)

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 02:50 PM PDT

A look at education and employment in the United States.

Videoconferencing circa 1910

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 02:40 PM PDT

From a French postcard c. 1910. Notice the caption which translates as "In the year 2000." Not too far off, except for the costumes.

Is Chase's Overdraft Fee "Opt-In" Purposefully Confusing?

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Reader Victor, a former WaMu customer who wasn't exactly pleased to end up with Chase, thinks the bank's Federal Reserve mandated on-line overdraft fee "opt-in" form is purposefully confusing.

Colbert Pits Climatologists Against Meteorologists

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 02:30 PM PDT

On last night's Colbert Report, Stephen covered the growing rift between climatologists and meteorologists over climate change, bringing on a weather man and a climate scientist for a Science Catfight.

Top 4 anti-iPad rage videos

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 02:20 PM PDT

While most new iPad owners are happily stroking their touchscreens, others are destroying theirs with baseball bats — and worse

Why the Man Is Right [Pic]

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Leaving the toilet seat up is simply more efficient

The Thrill of Flying the SR-71 Blackbird

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 02:10 PM PDT

Although this a long article, its is a fantastic read.

Our universe at home within a larger universe?

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 02:10 PM PDT

Could our universe be located within the interior of a wormhole which itself is part of a black hole that lies within a much larger universe?

Second Man Sentenced in Trojan Horse Bank Scam

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 02:10 PM PDT

A New York man was sentenced to three years imprisonment in connection to bank fraud charges for his role in a scheme that compromised online banking and and brokerage accounts. The sentencing of Aleksey Volynskiy brings to two the number of defendants sentenced in the fraud that netted the defendants hundreds of thousands of dollars...

Zynga (Makers of FarmVille, Mafia Wars) Worth $5 Billion

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 01:50 PM PDT

Zynga, the leading social gaming company behind Facebook hits such as Farmville and Mafia Wars, would likely be worth as much as $5 billion if it were publicly traded instead of privately held, according to SecondShares.com, a group of former equity analysts who spend their time researching the value of private online companies.

Pollution: Fish Pharm (Infographic)

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 01:40 PM PDT

These pills represent the relative amounts of four pharmaceutical drugs found in fish pulled from Chicago's North Shore Channel and tested by Baylor scientists.

Interviews: What's It Really Like to Be Struck by Lightning?

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 01:40 PM PDT

We spoke to members of this band of brothers (most people who are struck by lightning are male, for some reason) to find out what really happens when lightning strikes your body.

Even Among Animals - Leaders, Followers and Schmoozers

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 01:30 PM PDT

Researchers are on the hunt for what makes an animal an individual...They are asking questions like, when geese start on a wild goose chase, what sort of goose will lead the flock, and why do the rest choose to follow it? They are devising computer models to explain how different personality types can be maintained in a given animal population

6 Scientific Reasons People Drive Like *****

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 01:30 PM PDT

People can't drive worth a *****. On the road, we're a bunch of inconsiderate jerks and science has proven it.

Does IBM Speak Open Source With a Forked Tongue?

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 01:20 PM PDT

IBM has been a big supporter of open source. But it cried patent infringement against an open source mainframe startup. Two of 162 patents in question were on its famed "do not enforce list." Advocates are crying foul and now the EU is looking into it.

Plants vs Zombies spotted 'in the wild' (PIC)

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 01:10 PM PDT


NASA Signs $335 Million Deal to Fly on Russian Spaceships

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 01:00 PM PDT

NASA has signed a new $335 million contract with Russia to buy six extra seats on Soyuz spacecraft to launch American and partner astronauts into space after the space shuttle fleet is retired, the space agency announced Tuesday.

Purge clergy who allowed sex abuse

Posted: 07 Apr 2010 12:50 PM PDT

That could be the new motto of the hierarchy of the Catholic Church, a plea for an end to the constant drumbeat of stories related to years and years of sexual abuse against boys by priests.

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