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Monday, April 19, 2010



UK Prepares to Use Human Poop to Power Homes

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 05:10 PM PDT

Scientists in the UK are looking into creating a closed loop system using human waste that would provide electricity to the grid.

Paul vs. Grayson: The 'Sole' of Kentucky's Senate Primary

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 05:00 PM PDT

In the GOP Senate primary, the difference in the two candidates' shoes speaks volumes. Ophthalmologist Rand Paul, the upstart embracing the "outsider" label, wears well-used brown lace-ups that resemble bowling shoes, while Secretary of State Trey Grayson, claiming the "establishment" mantle, wears more formal black wingtips.

Keys That Could've Saved the Titanic Sold For $137k

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Thanks to the volcanic ash grounding European planes, sea-travel might just become the new way to skip between countries, making this Saturday's £90,000 auction of the keys to the binocular cabinet on the Titanic all the more poignant.

Surgeon cut off testicle 'by mistake' at Bury hospital

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Man getting testicular cyst removed accidently gets the volume discount.

Michele Bachman: Bill Clinton trying to "take her out"

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 04:10 PM PDT

The Minnesota congresswoman suffers from a very unusual form of persecution complex: she imagines the entire Democratic party as an L.A.-style street gang that has her in their cross-hairs.

Duh-scovery: Guys Dig Hot Babes Best

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Social psychologists have "duh-scovered" that men prefer hot chicks to fugly fatties. But what kind of guy do the ladies usually choose?

Pop Songs Use the Same 4 Chords

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Australian comedy group 'Axis Of Awesome' perform a sketch from the 2009 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

The Lone Star State Stands Alone (PICS)

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Texas joined the United States in 1845--but still reminds anyone willing to listen that 'it's like a whole other country.' And if you don't like that--well, we'd advise that you 'Don't Mess With Texas'. A gallery of Texans' natural contrarian tendencies.

AppleCare without Apple stores... still worth it

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Most purchasers seem to think that extended warranties are a huge waste of money, and in many (if not most) cases they're correct. But when it comes to AppleCare, I have no hesitation about laying money down for that.

Should the Library of Congress Save Every Tweet?

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 03:50 PM PDT

The venerable institution is adding the vast majority of tweets sent since March 2006 to its online archives to save them for posterity. Given Twitter users post around 55 million messages a day, that's a lot of data. Is it a good idea to record every spur-of-the-moment tweet?

10 Outrageous Celebrity Twitter Tantrums

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 03:40 PM PDT

Some people – celebrities especially – seem to forget that when they tweet, they're reaching out to thousands of people. A little bit of griping can therefore quickly escalate into a full-blown Twitter tantrum.

Party drug 'Ecstasy' could help PTSD sufferers

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 03:30 PM PDT

MDMA, better known as the rave drug 'Ecstasy', is illegal in most countries but may now have an important medical application in helping to ease the suffering of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), following studies by a California based research group.

Top 7 useless additions to game sequels

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 03:30 PM PDT

The unnecessary new features that inevitably slip into the franchises we love

Gizmodo paid $10,000 for "lost" iPhone 4G

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 03:20 PM PDT

The Internet is abuzz today with Gizmodo's hands on preview of what appears to be Apple's next-gen iPhone. Now word is leaking out that Gizmodo paid a cool 10 grand for the iPhone prototype, which all things considered, seems like a bargain given Apple's typically tight reign on product leaks.

The 6 Most Annoying Celebrity Chefs

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 03:20 PM PDT

For some reason, it seems that having a big ego or giant phony personality is your ticket to fame in the world of culinary cuisine.

One Official State Microbe Chosen, 49 to go

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 03:20 PM PDT

Wisconsin has just appointed the cheese-making bacterium Lactococcus lactis as its official state microbe. It's the first state to do so, which got us thinking: what should the other states' microbes be?

Boston Celtics' Garnett suspended for Game 2 vs. Miami Heat

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Kevin Garnett will miss Game 2 for elbowing Heat's Richardson during game-ending scuffle

Iceland's Epic Volcano Eruption: 9 Strange Facts

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 03:10 PM PDT

The closure of the European flightzone thanks to a volcanic eruption in Iceland looks set to continue well into this week, leaving vast numbers of travellers stranded around the world. But beyond the packed airport halls and grounded planes, the eruption has affected the world in many unusual ways.

"Wonderland, "Titans" doing well Overseas Thanks to 3-D

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Americans like their 3-D, but it's foreigners who really love the new digital technology, including the latest 3-D blockbusters "Alice in Wonderland" and "Clash of the Titans."

The Most inspiring environmentalism in sci-fi

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 03:10 PM PDT

There are many acts of "green-ness" in the sci-fi universe that can serve as inspiration to real humanity. In honor of this upcoming holiday, we've culled 12 of the most selfless acts of environmental preservation in sci-fi history.

Red Pandas: A Combination of Every Cute Animal in The Zoo

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Slightly larger than a domestic cat, it has reddish-brown fur, a long, shaggy tail, and a waddling gait due to its shorter front legs. It eats mainly bamboo, but is omnivorous and may also eat eggs, birds, insects, and small mammals.

Symantec Releases Norton 2011 Public Betas

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Rather than rest on its laurels, Symantec has taken the fight for computer security into new battlegrounds and released the beta versions of Norton Internet Security 2011 Norton AntiVirus 2011.

15K Expected at Boulder's 420 Orgasm of Cannabis Consumption

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 02:59 PM PDT

"We're expecting the largest gathering in the history of 4/20 at CU -- between fifteen and twenty-thousand people at the Norlin Quad," directly in front of Norlin Library, which he calls "one of the most academic buildings on campus."

South Park to (Actually) Reveal Cartman's Real Father (Vid)

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Here's hoping that it was Rob Reiner's Goo reproducing with Nazi gravy.

The Most Beautiful Surf Pics Ever?

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Stunning collection of the most beautiful surf action photos.

Scanning Electron Microscope Pictures of Grains of Pollen

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Hay fever sufferers can now see the face of their invisible enemy.

What happened to '60s sex kittens? (PICS)

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 02:40 PM PDT

1960s poster girl Raquel Welch is almost 70 years old and has a new memoir out, which got us thinking: What happened to other '60s bombshells?

7-Yr old Rhema Marvanne Best Child Singer Ever [Video]

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Watch this small little girl sing amazing grace better than anyone I have ever heard. This is truly inspiring and amazing. You won't believe your ears!

Dread Surrounds Operation Hope in Afghanistan

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 02:20 PM PDT

It is being called Operation Omid. The word omid means "hope" in Afghanistan's Dari language. But, judging by the reaction of local residents, the coming U.S.-led military offensive against the Taliban in Kandahar could not be more inappropriately named.

Evolution of Cell Phones (Infographic)

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Here is a look at the history and growing usefulness of cell phones.

New Potential Malware Could Open a Back Door to Your Mac

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 02:10 PM PDT

Intego has identified a new variant of a six-year old backdoor for Mac OS X. Chances of getting this on your machines are quite low, but Intego says hackers are trading the code on forums.

Post-Apocalyptic World by Vladimir Manyuhin [PICS]

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 02:10 PM PDT

Russian artist Vladimir Manyuhin had enough imagination to draw some of pretty realistic illustrations about how world might look after apocalypse.

Adobe CEO Has His Own Reality Distortion Field

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 02:10 PM PDT

Adobe still plans to deliver Flash 10.1 on mobile devices -- CEO Shantanu Narayen says that smartphones need it and will see Flash in the second half of this year. Ironically, Narayen argued Flash's relevance in a video interview that works just fine on an iPad.

Hipsters: Throw Out Your PBR, 7-Elevens "Game Day" is Coming

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 02:00 PM PDT

Back in November came news that 7-Eleven was getting into the wine business with "Yosemite Road" ($3.99). Now, a new cheap beer called "Game Day." Sorry, not cheap: A "premium beer selling at a budget price."

Top 15 NFL Players Jerseys by Sales in 2009 (Gallery)

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 02:00 PM PDT

Here are the top 15 NFL players jerseys by sales, according to the NFL.

10 of the Dumbest "Educational" Programs on TV

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 02:00 PM PDT

There's a reason that more kids than ever before are growing up to be vapid, clueless adults -- it's the TV they're raised on.

Majority of Americans distrust the government

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 01:56 PM PDT

Nearly 80 percent of Americans say they do not trust the U.S. government to do what is right, expressing the highest level of distrust in Washington in half a century, according to a public opinion survey.

Citigroup earns $4.4B in 1Q as trading rebounds

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 01:40 PM PDT

Citigroup Inc. provided more evidence that the nation's big banks may have turned a corner, reporting a surprise first-quarter profit Monday as trading revenue offset losses from failed loans.

Charlie Sheen Pulls a Britney Spears and Shaves His Head

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 01:30 PM PDT

The actor, who always seems to maintain his sense of humor even while embattled, doffed his hat for photographers and proudly showed off his newly buzzed dome.

APOD: Ash and Lightning Above an Icelandic Volcano

Posted: 19 Apr 2010 01:20 PM PDT

Pictured two days ago, lightning bolts illuminate ash pouring out of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano.

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