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Saturday, April 24, 2010



Hubble Telescope: 20 Years of Amazing Images (Pics)

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 05:10 PM PDT

On April 24th, 1990, NASA deployed the Hubble Telescope. In the following two decades, it would snap some of the most amazing photographs mankind has ever seen.

The Vatican Supports Stem Cell Research? [w/vid]

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 05:00 PM PDT

The Catholic Church may be the last organization you'd expect to fund stem cell research, but that's precisely what they're planning to do. The Church is expected to provide financial support to help establish the International Intestinal Stem Cell Consortium. This new research aims to do away with the need for embryonic stem cell research.

Futuristic $5K short may be next 'District 9'

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 04:50 PM PDT

Remember when Panic Attack blew up online recently? How the short and the director from Uruguay took the town by storm and Sam Raimi became attached to produce? It's happening all over again. Most studios have already inquired with about expanding 'The Raven' into a feature, and this $5000 short is only 72 hours old!

The Big Business Side of Healthcare Reform (Infographic)

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 04:40 PM PDT

The new health-care bill might look great from a lot of angles, but how about from the angle of big businesses? There's a lot of money being thrown around under the bill, and big companies are going to take a serious hit.

World Day for Laboratory Animals

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 04:30 PM PDT

World Day for Laboratory Animals bids to raise awareness for the suffering caused to millions of animals in the name of science. Laboratory animal stories are kept low key and rarely pierce through into mainstream media, which means the public are generally left in the dark about the number and types of animals affected.

Hawaiian Beach Ruined by Plastic Garbage (Video)

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Consumer waste from the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" is turning a Hawaiian beach "into plastic".

BREAKING NEWS: Beer Cures Cancer... (Photo)

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 03:50 PM PDT


E-mails show Goldman boasting as meltdown unfolds

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 03:30 PM PDT

E-mails released Saturday morning show top executives at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. boasting about the money the firm was making as the national housing market collapsed in 2007.

"I Am Not A Robot" covered by the PS22 Children's Chorus

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 03:20 PM PDT

The fifth grade chorus from Staten Island, New York which has performed nationally including for president Obama covers Marina And The Diamonds' "I Am Not A Robot."

10 Amazing Inventions That You Didn’t Know Existed

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Technology has brought virtual worlds into our computers for many years. Now, virtual reality (VR) will be in our living rooms. The underground effort that has been an experimental fantasy for decades has become reality now

IOM: Cancer Research by U.S. Disorganized, Underfunded

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 03:00 PM PDT

The U.S. government's cancer research network is approaching a state of crisis as waste and inefficiency cause 40 percent of late-stage trials it funds to be abandoned before completion, a Institute of Medicine report found.

Violence In Mexico-UTSA Recalls All Students & Personnel !!

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 02:40 PM PDT

The University of Texas System said Friday that it is recalling all students and personnel participating in university-sponsored programs within seven states from Northern Mexico — effective immediately.

APOD: NGC 1055: Galaxy in a Box

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 02:30 PM PDT


Strange Sea Species Found Off Greenland [PICS]

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 02:20 PM PDT

From deep-sea "aliens" to promising seafood specimens, 38 striking fish species have been spotted off Greenland for the first time.

Whitney Harris, Nuremberg Prosecutor, Dies at 97

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 02:10 PM PDT

Whitney Harris, who was a member of the U.S. legal team that prosecuted Nazis at Nuremberg after World War II, has died. He was 97. Harris was the last surviving of the three Nuremberg prosecutors.

Pot Legalization Strategy: Weighing the Pros and Cons

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 01:50 PM PDT

Medical marijuana has been legal in California since 1996. But a new ballot measure would allow anyone over 21 to buy, possess, use or cultivate marijuana. It would bar personal possession of more than one ounce as well as smoking the drug in public or around minors.

1UP Whiteboard: Games And Art [Video]

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 01:30 PM PDT

An illustrated take on the old debate and why it';s still really goddamn important.

Theresa Andersson - Na Na Na

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 01:20 PM PDT

The little known, yet highly talented, Theresa Andersson performing her one-woman show using loop pedals to create a 'wall of sound' effect unlike any other.

Real-life money mistakes you can't afford to make

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Cash advances are one of the sneakiest ways a bank can trap you into a cycle of debt. But there are a handful of other debt traps you should avoid at all costs. "You may think you can get in and get out, but it's financial quicksand. ... If it seems too quick and too easy, it's a trick."

First Modern US Fatality by Wolves Kills Teacher

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Candice Berner, a special ed teacher on the Alaska Peninsula, 475 miles southwest of Anchorage, was attacked while jogging and listening to her iPod. "They come in at nighttime, not very far from the village, and they're just kind of watching," a resident said. "They're waiting for somebody else to go out again, I guess."

10 Creative Ways To Use A Screensaver

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Screensavers make a fleeting appearance, as long as a computer stands idle. Even for those blink and its gone seconds, a screensaver can be put to a lot of creative uses. Let's see how far the creative side of screensavers is being stretched.

BS. Gas Industry: Wind Energy Production Causes Pollution

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 12:50 PM PDT

The natural gas industry has produced a controversial new report which claims that increased use of wind energy cause coal-fired power plants to "cycle" unconventionally and thereby cause an increase in the pollution levels they traditionally produce along Colorado's Front Range.

We'll Know It Was You, Will Smith (PIC)

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 12:40 PM PDT

Because you leave clues behind.

Sandwich-board job hunter finds work after 2 years

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 12:30 PM PDT

When laid-off toy company executive Paul Nawrocki hit the streets of Manhattan wearing a sandwich board and handing out his resume, he became the face of the recession.

How Latinos In Arizona And In Other States Will Strike Back

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 12:20 PM PDT

Arizona Republicans better kiss their power in the state goodbye. The adoption of the anti-immigrant legislation that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed on Friday could greatly affect the outcome of future elections in the state by delivering Latino voters to Democrats on a silver platter. Proposition 187, Big Mistake ...

Actor Sues Academy Awards For $50 Mil For Not Getting In

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 12:10 PM PDT

An actor who was denied entrance to the Oscars last month has sued the Academy for false imprisonment, claiming he and his wife were detained for hours without their consent. Michael Avila, whose IMDb profile says he...

How Not To Handle A Resignation Gracefully

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 11:50 AM PDT

There are two sides to every story, but this email exchange between Mahalo founder and CEO Jason Calacanis and one of his (now former) employees is a lesson in how not to handle a resignation.

Method Man Stopped By Police In Germany On False Weed Charge

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 11:20 AM PDT

Method Man's tour bus was stopped in Germany right after they reported to the police that their it had been broken into. The police then accused Method Man's crew of possessing a bag of weed they found on the street. Fortunately a member of Meth's crew had a video camera handy.

From Lost to Loved: A Cat's Life in Photos

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 11:10 AM PDT


Woman shot 5 people with blowgun-to hear them say "Ouch!"

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 10:50 AM PDT

Police in Wisconsin said they arrested a woman who allegedly shot at least five people with blow darts because she liked hearing people say "Ouch!"

A Tribute to Chewbacca

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 10:40 AM PDT

Here's to our favorite Wookie.

Canadian Researchers Move Closer to Affordable Solar Power

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 10:30 AM PDT

Researchers at the University of Quebec in Montreal have made progress on both those fronts by improving on the promising technology of dye-sensitized solar cells. This type of solar cell is easier to manufacture and has a lower cost per watt of energy than the photovoltaic array you might see on your neighbor's roof.

WWII GI Bill Paying Tuition For 94 Yr-Old Graduating Senior

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 10:10 AM PDT

Hazel Soares, now 94, has been married twice, raised six kids, seen two economic depressions, 15 U.S. presidents and two world wars. When she graduates Mills College next month, she'll also likely become the 2nd oldest person to ever graduate college, with tuition paid for as part of her late husband's GI benefits - from World War II.

DMV recalls plate with coded racist message

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 10:10 AM PDT

A photo of the truck hit the Web a few days ago, went viral on car and other blogs and finally came to the attention of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, an advocacy group for American Muslims. On Wednesday morning, the group complained to the DMV that the plate contained a white supremacist and neo-Nazi statement, & the DMV agreed.

Another Palm exec is out... and CEO Jon Rubinstein is next?

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 09:50 AM PDT

Things must be getting a little weird at Palm right now, as every day seems to add a new piece to an already confusing puzzle. In just two week's time the company has gone from a potential free agent, to a lone wolf, and then back to prospective purchase. Adding more noise to the proceedings, another senior staffer has hit the road...

Prozac can help in the battle with cancer

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 09:30 AM PDT

Prozac and other well established antidepressants could be the latest weapon in the fight against cancer, claim scientists who found they stop tumours from growing.

Japanese Government Aims for Mind-Controlled Robots

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 09:20 AM PDT

Everything from televisions to smartphones and robots will obey consumers' thoughts.

HBO's 'Eastbound & Down' Season 2 is Happening!

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 09:00 AM PDT

Season 2 of HBO's Eastbound & Down is coming together. The setting for the underrated comedy starring Danny McBride will move from North Carolina to Mexico, with Michael Pena and Ana de la Reguera joining as new regulars.

Is Avatar's Blu-ray Success Bad News for 3D TV?

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 08:40 AM PDT

Hollywood moviemakers and TV manufacturers should file this item under Good News/Bad News. First, the good: The blockbuster movie Avatar is apparently a blockbuster on Blu-ray as well.

U.S. House effort would license, tax online poker

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 08:10 AM PDT

Reps. Barney Frank, D-MA., Peter King (R-NY), and Jim McDermott, (D-WA), say lawful, regulated Internet gaming could address major budget shortfalls. A bill before the House seeks to make that a reality.

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