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Monday, April 12, 2010



Mint.com Now Tracks Cash and Pending Transactions

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 06:40 PM PDT

The personal finance web app at the beloved Mint.com has added the option to...

Thirty Research Monkeys Accidentally Cooked Alive

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 06:10 PM PDT

Workers at a Nevada research lab were checking on a primate room when they came across 30 dead monkeys that were essentially cooked alive after someone left the heater on. Two others near death had to be euthanized. The case has led to calls for greater oversight and enforcement of animal research.

CFL Fantasy Football? It’s About Time!

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 06:00 PM PDT

Matt Brown and three others are starting the first online fantasy football league for the CFL.

Top 10 Funny and Most Profound Basketball Quotes [Gallery]

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 05:50 PM PDT

Of course, you know Shaq has had some good ones, but who else?

Lego Artisan Creates Endangered Species for Zoo

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 05:50 PM PDT

With the precarious state of ecosystems throughout the world today, it is difficult to know for certain which threatened species will continue to be around for future generations...One zoo is educating its young visitors about the importance of preservation in an imaginative way--with an exhibition of endangered animals constructed out of Legos.

Must See Places Before They Disappear! : Europe...[PICS]

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 05:40 PM PDT

If Global Warming Predictions prove to be true, the following places could disappear, or radically change in the near future!!

Rape-aXe device's teeth clamp rapists in South Africa

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 05:30 PM PDT

Rape-aXe is a flexible polyurethane condom-like tube that fits into the woman's body. Rows of jagged plastic hooks line the inside of the tube - bent backward like teeth in a shark's mouth - and lodge in a perpetrator's penis upon entry. The perpetrator can withdraw from the woman, but the Rape-aXe remains clamped on.

Gigantic Baby Stars Discovered in Cloud of Space Dust

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 05:10 PM PDT

Huge new baby stars shine bright in this image of the Rosette Molecular Cloud. The previously undiscovered protostars are the small points of orangey light in the center of the image. They are up to 10 times more massive than the sun.

No KFC "Double Down" Sandwich For Canada

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 05:01 PM PDT

No Double Down here, KFC Canada said Monday. After months of maximum hype, the Colonel's chicken empire introduced its latest "sandwich," the Double Down, which uses two slabs of fried chicken in place of the bun. In between are bacon, cheese and sauce.

Mama Shaq steps out of shadows to tell her own story

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 05:00 PM PDT

At 6 feet 2, Lucille O'Neal is an oft-recognized figure around Central Florida, where she has lived since her superstar son began playing basketball for the Orlando Magic in 1992. But despite her high profile, and charitable projects over the years, people too often forget her first name. That has long been an unspoken pet peeve.

Police Say Barista Sold Pot At Coffee Stand

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 04:50 PM PDT

Police claim a Mill Creek, Washington espresso stand may be the first in Snohomish County to offer lattes with a shot of marijuana on the side. An undercover detective with the Snohomish Regional Drug Task Force claims he last week twice bought pot from the business.

Could terrorists get hold of a nuclear bomb?

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Leaders of 47 nations gather in Washington to discuss the possibility that terrorists could get hold of a nuclear bomb. But how likely is this scenario?

Tax Audits of Big Business Are Declining

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Despite the federal government's repeated pledges to crack down on big businesses that underpay their taxes, time spent auditing the largest corporations has decreased. In 2009, the I.R.S. audited just one in four of the largest corporations, the lowest rate in more than 20 years, according to report.

New Technique Turns T-Shirts into Body Armor

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Those bulky, bulletproof vests could become a thing of the past. Their replacement: Your T-shirt, but with a special coating.

The trouble with Linux: it's just not sexy

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 04:20 PM PDT

iPad painfully illustrates this massive divide

2010 Billabong XXL Big Wave Award: Wipeout Nominees

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Scary wipeouts on massive waves, but which surfer's suffering will be rewarded?

How To Cook Bacon With A Machine Gun [PICS]

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 04:00 PM PDT

If you're the kind of guy who's just too macho to even step foot in a kitchen then fear not! Here is an easy-to-follow set of photographic instructions that even Forrest Gump could follow.

Driver Escapes Fiery Cab While Hanging Off Bridge [Video]

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Sometimes the wreckage from accidents tell the story, other times they tell a story that falls far short of reality. In this instance, the charred remains of a tractor trailer, including the burned cab hanging completely off the side of a bridge, thankfully tells a story far more tragic than reality.

Reality: IP Address becomes Intellectual Property Address

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 04:00 PM PDT

A very contextually relevant mistake made by Digital Britain's chief, which reminds us of the reality.

Manga Comics used for Vegetable Cultivating (PICS)

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 03:50 PM PDT

In case you thought Manga was good only for the comics and pictures, you are in for a treat, for they have now shown to be useful for Vegetable farming with the thick Manga books as planters.

Ouroboros: A Theory of Everything, in 3D [Video]

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 03:50 PM PDT

The exhibition consists of multi-channel projections on six walls of the 2,000 square foot gallery that visitors watch through 3D glasses while hypnotic ambient music plays. On one end of the gallery is an epic triptych of an amalgam of multilayered flashing animated holograms that reoccur in different orders in the 30 minute loop.

Scientists Discover 'Smart' Insulin Molecule

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 03:40 PM PDT

For millions of Americans with Type-2 diabetes and inject insulin to control diabetes (with onset typically in adulthood) the associated risk of cancer is of increasing concern.

Britons can trace French ancestry after millions of records

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 03:30 PM PDT

Britons can now explore their French roots as 16.3 million historic birth, marriage and death records held in Paris archives are made available online.

Student Responds to Rejection by Tasing, Hand-Cuffing Woman

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 03:30 PM PDT

A couple weeks ago, we had a story of an Indonesian teen cutting off his genitals and throwing them down a well in response to a girl spurning his advances. Now, this: A BYU student allegedly used a stun gun and handcuffs on a girl who "had no interest in him."

Opera hits 100 million users

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 03:20 PM PDT

Opera is celebrating after hitting the 100 million mark in global users of its browsers

Lexus Marketing Photoshop FAIL

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Every automaker enhances their official images in Adobe Photoshop, often adding billowing smoke clouds to burnouts. Just like Lexus did here. Hilariously, they forgot one key detail...?

Ryan Reynolds' Green Lantern Suit Will Be Entirely CGI

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 02:50 PM PDT

On set as they film the movie, he's wearing a performance capture suit, which they'll fill in later with whizbang computer graphics.

Sweded Star Wars: A New Hope Trailer Released

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 02:50 PM PDT

I'm thrilled to release "The Escape," a teaser from the finished Star Wars Uncut: A New Hope movie.Hundreds of 15 second scenes were put back together in a finished film thanks to the work of several people:Jamie Wilkinson ( jamiedubs.com ), manager of video engineering, Bryan Pugh ( pughtube.com ), sound editing master, and Aaron Valdez ( aaronval

She’s Just Not That Into You (PIC)

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 02:40 PM PDT


PM Netanyahu at opening ceremony of Holocaust Remembrance Da

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 02:38 PM PDT

The State of Israel was born out of the ruins and the ashes, and today it impresses the entire world with the force of its creativity and innovation, with its advanced research and knowledge, with the momentum of its economy and with its free and democratic society.

Barack Obama: The Middle East Peacemaker?

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Despite a recent cooling of relations between the United States and Israel, President Barack Obama is "seriously considering" developing an American peace plan to resolve the conflict between the Jewish state and the Palestinians, senior officials tell Washington Post columnist David Ignatius.

The World's 18 Strangest Amusement Park Rides

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 02:20 PM PDT

If you decide to go on one of these bad boys you better have a barf bag and maybe someone's hand to hold. Here is look at some of the strangest, scariest and most innovative non-roller-coaster rides..

A Comparison of Cell Phone Security (Infographic)

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 02:20 PM PDT

With the increased productivity smartphones provide businesses, come increased threats to corporate security.

Tall Women Earn More Than Short Girls [Study]

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 02:10 PM PDT

Those who stand at 5ft8in and above are twice as likely to earn more than £30,000 a year - or up to £5,000 more than their vertically challenged friends.

To Rival iPad, Google & Microsoft Offering Hybrid Variations

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 01:50 PM PDT

Google, Microsoft, Nokia and Hewlett-Packard are developing products that show a desire to expand beyond their respective core businesses.

Oprah Winfrey Hooked Up with John Tesh

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 01:49 PM PDT

Long before she was a billionaire media mogul romantically linked to Stedman Graham, young Oprah Winfrey reportedly had a different boyfriend: John Tesh.

How a Hacker/Geek Proposes To His Girlfriend (VIDEO)

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 01:40 PM PDT

Seeing as his girlfriend is an avid gamer, Phill wanted to surprise her with an in-game wedding proposal so he hacked Chrono Trigger to do just that.

Splinter Cell Activity Book for Kids [PIC]

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 01:30 PM PDT

Fun with no purpose.

13 Plants That Can Kill You

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 01:20 PM PDT

Over time people have learned through trial and error which plants are deadly. In our modern, urban world, much of that cultural knowledge has been forgotten. Many gardeners may be surprised to discover they are growing some of the world's deadliest plants in their own backyards.

Walt Disney World Testing 'Queue-Less' Waiting System

Posted: 12 Apr 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Disney has said that rather than waiting in line, guests will be invited to play carnival games and enjoy entertainment in the air-conditioned circus tent, while awaiting their turn to ride the flying elephants.

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