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Sunday, May 2, 2010



Obama too slow to act against oil slick disaster (Pics& Vid)

Posted: 02 May 2010 06:40 PM PDT

President Obama was facing a growing backlash last night over the U.S. government's slow response to the oil spill disaster.Ten days after BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and 210,000 gallons a day started spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, a massive slick hit America's southern coastline.As a massive operation was launched to try to...

Cash for appliance clunker program overwhelms expectations

Posted: 02 May 2010 06:30 PM PDT

Busy signals and blank Web pages greeted thousands of Texans trying to apply for energy-saving appliance rebates on Wednesday. And by mid afternoon, all $23 million of the stimulus funds designated to help Texans make their homes more energy efficient were gone.

Average Height Of Professional Athletes

Posted: 02 May 2010 06:20 PM PDT

Average Height Of Professional Athletes: In honor of the Kentucky Derby today, I decided to see how short jockeys really were, especially compared to other professional athletes. Turns out, they are super short.

13 Percent Of International Calls Now Go Via Skype

Posted: 02 May 2010 05:50 PM PDT

The stats showed that a whopping 54 Billion out of a total of 406 Billion international call minutes were done through skype which is reflection the amazing growth of this VOIP service in the recent past.

WTF is happening? Who are you all? WTF is this? ಠ_ಠ

Posted: 02 May 2010 05:29 PM PDT


9 Reasons Your Next Car Should be an Electric Vehicle

Posted: 02 May 2010 05:20 PM PDT

Since most of us in the United States have never seen an actual electric car, let alone driven one, there are plenty of fear-based statements and myths about electric vehicles floating about. Fortunately, for each of these excuses, we can give you 10 reasons why your next car should be an electric vehicle.

Mall’s Take Patron Health Into Their Own Hands (pic)

Posted: 02 May 2010 05:10 PM PDT


Hamas: All Government Employees Get $400 for April

Posted: 02 May 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Gaza's Hamas government can't pay its 32,000 employees in full for the second straight month. Deputy Finance Minister Ismail Mahfouz denied Sunday that the Islamic militants are caught in a cash crunch, but says Hamas is having trouble getting money into blockaded Gaza.

The U.S. Media Is The 24th Most Free In The World & Dropping

Posted: 02 May 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Freedom of the press has declined for the eighth year in a row, according to Freedom House's annual report. While the media has focused on the lack of media freedoms in such places as China and Venezuela, they've virtually ignored the U.S. position – No. 24 And following in the footsteps of the Bush Administration, the Obama Administration...

Heavy metal dinosaurs rock the kiddie crowd in Finland

Posted: 02 May 2010 04:20 PM PDT

The usual heavy metal fan may not be a five-year-old girl in pigtails, but she is typical of hardcore following of Hevisaurus, a metal band that has hooked the kiddie crowd in Finland.

8 Best Android Apps for Health and Fitness

Posted: 02 May 2010 04:10 PM PDT

We know your iPhone-owning counterparts have plenty of apps for tracking their calories and kilometers to stay in shape, but there are plenty of health-related apps in the Android Market, too.

Coordinated Punishment Leads to Increased Cooperation

Posted: 02 May 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Humans are incredibly cooperative, but how is cooperation maintained? New research study from UCLA suggests cooperation in large groups is maintained by coordinated punishment of free-riders.

Twisted Physics: 7 Recent Mind-Blowing Findings

Posted: 02 May 2010 04:00 PM PDT

From bizarre antimatter to experiments that tie light up in knots, physics has revealed some spooky sides of our world. Here are seven of the most mind-blowing recent discoveries.

Police find clues in potential car bomb vehicle

Posted: 02 May 2010 03:50 PM PDT

A T-shirt vendor who noticed smoke coming out of a dark green sport utility vehicle alerted police to what turned out to be a potential bomb placed in the city's iconic Times Square -- teeming with tourists and theater-goers on a balmy spring evening.

One-Third of All Honeybees Died Last Winter

Posted: 02 May 2010 03:50 PM PDT

The fourth annual census of honeybees revealed one of the worst years for U.S. bees on record, and colony collapse disorder is only part of the problem.

Limbaugh: Enviro Wackos Mark Earth Day by Blowing Up Oil Rig

Posted: 02 May 2010 03:30 PM PDT

Saying he was 'just noting the timing' of the situation, conservative radio talker Rush Limbaugh suggested that 'environmentalist wackos' may in fact be responsible for the explosion and resulting oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

North Koreans show (odd) sense of humor

Posted: 02 May 2010 03:20 PM PDT

A comedy show on North Korean TV has the distinction of being one of the longest-running in the world, although there's very little that's actually funny in it. Following are some jokes from North Korean defectors compiled by Radio Free Asia, a US-government affiliated broadcaster for the region...

Do power lines, cells and Wi-Fi cause harm? Experts disagree

Posted: 02 May 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Scientists can't agree on how electromagnetic fields might harm human health -- or even if there's any harm at all -- but that hasn't stopped waves of EMF panic from reaching new heights across the world, especially in Europe. The concern is building in this country too.

Honoring Roger Ebert, Critic and Fan

Posted: 02 May 2010 02:50 PM PDT

In the century or so that there has been such a thing as film criticism, no other critic has ever occupied the space held by Roger Ebert. Others as influential as Ebert have not been as esteemed. Others as esteemed as have not had the same direct and widespread influence. And no one, but no one, has enjoyed the same fame.

Giardia Bug Made to Show All Disguises to Make New Vaccines

Posted: 02 May 2010 02:40 PM PDT

The intestinal parasite Giardia changes outfits nearly as often as a fashion model on a Parisian runway. With more than 200 protein coats in its molecular wardrobe, this troublesome creature, the cause of innumerable cases of diarrheal infections each year, can change its appearance from one instant to the next, throwing the body's immune cells off

Bachmann: Net Neutrality is an evil Obama Censorship Plot

Posted: 02 May 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Michele Bachmann is now asserting that the issue of Internet network neutrality, known as "net neutrality," is an evil Obama administration plot to censor the Internet. Even though, in reality, it's the exact opposite.

Babies: The Documentary [w/trailer]

Posted: 02 May 2010 02:30 PM PDT

The astonishing documentary Babies, by French director Thomas Balmès, follows four infants through their first year of life. Each child is from a different culture, Ponijao from Namibia, Bayarjargal from Mongolia, Hattie from the U.S. and Mari from Japan. Like its infant stars, there is something refreshingly pure about Babies.

Symantec Warns of Cyber Attacks Worse Than Love Bug

Posted: 02 May 2010 02:20 PM PDT

The security firm has detected 36,208 unique strains of malware that were designed to carry out targeted attacks.

Twitter Suspends Accounts of Torrent Sites

Posted: 02 May 2010 01:50 PM PDT

Twitter has suspended the accounts of at least two torrent sites and removed all of their followers. No reason for the suspension has been given other than that the sites in question "abused" Twitter's service. Both sites were updating their accounts with newly published torrents daily.

Yep, I'd call that racial profiling too! (pic)

Posted: 02 May 2010 01:40 PM PDT

Seriously, folks...we're better than this.Originally published on http://davegranlund.com/cartoons/2010/04/23/arizona-profiling-and-obama/ - site seems to be having DNS issues.

Five Best Password Managers

Posted: 02 May 2010 01:30 PM PDT

As more of our work, play, and business is conducted online it becomes increasingly important to use a diverse set of strong passwords. This week we take a look at the five best password managers to keep your passwords organized.

Nike Air Burger…Would You Eat It? (PIC)

Posted: 02 May 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Mmmmm, looks so yummy.

Laser creates clouds over Germany

Posted: 02 May 2010 01:10 PM PDT

A laser has been used to generate small clouds on demand in lab, and real-world experiments suggest this could be a way to call down rain when it's needed.

The 41 Deadliest Fast-Food Meals

Posted: 02 May 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Obama's health-care law requires chains to post calorie counts next year. So how does KFC's new 'Double Down' sandwich, which replaces bread with pieces of fried chicken, fare against the rest of the fast food universe? Not too badly, actually.

60 Tweaks and Hacks for Windows 7, Vista or XP

Posted: 02 May 2010 01:00 PM PDT

How to customise your PC to make it run the way you want.

Boy with Down's Syndrome Earns Black Belt in Karate

Posted: 02 May 2010 12:50 PM PDT

Way to go Adam. Next up, Ninja training.

Strawberry Shortcake on My Little Pony after killing TMNT

Posted: 02 May 2010 12:30 PM PDT

You read that right. Best painting ever?

Study: 10 Hours of Sleep Every Day Can Help You Hit 100!

Posted: 02 May 2010 12:30 PM PDT

Want to live to 100? Well, then get 10 hours of sleep a night, suggests a new study.

Let It Glow: Remove Objects To Make Level Glow! (Flash Game)

Posted: 02 May 2010 12:20 PM PDT

Let the levels glow by removing the objects in the right order!

Greeks Face Long Hardship as Govt Seals Huge Rescue

Posted: 02 May 2010 11:40 AM PDT

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece has sealed a deal with the European Union and IMF that opens the door to a multi-billion euro financial bailout and will require big sacrifices from the Greek people, Prime Minister

9 Fat-Packed Salads (Pics)

Posted: 02 May 2010 11:10 AM PDT

Salads are delicious but hardly nutritious if you're dining out. Some of these salads pack more fat than a stick of butter and twice the calories of a Sonic size chili cheese fry.

NYC's Times Square shut down over suspicious car

Posted: 02 May 2010 11:10 AM PDT

Several blocks around New York's Times Square were closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic Saturday night after a police officer saw smoke emanating from a box inside a parked car, according to authorities.

Female Sex Tourism Has Never Been Better

Posted: 02 May 2010 11:00 AM PDT

The arrests this week of 28 "beach boys" in Indonesia - accused by the authorities of selling sex to female tourists -highlights a surging global phenomenon. At resorts and tourist attractions from Egypt to Indonesia, women with disposable incomes are negotiating with local men who are in the business of offering the service of convenient coupling.

My God, it even has a watermark....

Posted: 02 May 2010 11:00 AM PDT


Floyd Mayweather Jr. Beat Sugar Shane Mosley, Stays unbeaten

Posted: 02 May 2010 10:50 AM PDT

Almost dropped by a right hand in the second round, Mayweather rebounded to dominate Shane Mosley the rest of the way Saturday night to win a unanimous 12-round decision in their welterweight fight.

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