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Monday, May 3, 2010



Hot Docs 2010-International Documentary Festival[w/trailers]

Posted: 03 May 2010 05:40 PM PDT

Looking for more meat and less remake filler in your movies? Take heart film fans. North America's largest documentary festival is back with the film fix you crave. The 17th annual edition of Hot Docs returns to Toronto, bringing with it more than 170 documentaries, from 41 countries, showcasing Rush, heroes, monsters, babies & naked men in saunas.

Michelle Obama Tweets for the First Time

Posted: 03 May 2010 05:20 PM PDT

"I handed the first lady my iPhone, but it quickly became apparent that she had very little experiences with this smartphone. Like many people, she said, 'How do you type on this?'"

Out-of-control satellite threatens spacecraft

Posted: 03 May 2010 05:00 PM PDT

An adrift Intelsat satellite that stopped communicating with its ground controllers last month remains out of control and has begun moving eastward along the geostationary arc, raising the threat of interference with other satellites in its path, Intelsat and other industry officials said.

Target Gets Top Greenpeace Seafood Award, Butt's Stinks

Posted: 03 May 2010 04:50 PM PDT

Target has moved up to the number one spot on Greenpeace's supermarket seafood sustainability list as more retailers receive passing scores. While Walmart, Trader Joe's, and Price Chopper held the middle of the pack, the lowest score went to the H. E. Butt Grocery Company.

Nude-colored hospital gowns could help doctors

Posted: 03 May 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Changing the hue of hospital gowns and bed sheets to match a patient's skin color could greatly enhance a physician's ability to detect cyanosis and other health-related skin color changes, according to a new study from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Burst pipe limits water supplies in Massachusetts

Posted: 03 May 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Massachusetts officials told about 2 million residents of the greater Boston area to boil their water before drinking it, after a major pipeline carrying water through the area sprung

The Deadly Gap in the Drug Safety Net

Posted: 03 May 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Each day, about two out of every 100 prescriptions filled at pharmacies around the country are for drugs that have never -- repeat, NEVER -- been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. These unapproved drugs often make unsubstantiated claims not supported by scientific data or laboratory testing. Many of them are wrongly deemed safe...

Sniper Sets World Distance Record with Kill: 8,120 feet

Posted: 03 May 2010 04:10 PM PDT

A British sniper set a world sharpshooting record by taking out two Taliban soldiers in Afghanistan from more than a mile and a half away -- a distance so great, experts say the terrorists wouldn't have even heard the shots.

The yogification of America

Posted: 03 May 2010 04:00 PM PDT

But how, exactly, did yoga become so firmly entrenched in American culture?

Virginia lacrosse player charged with death of female player

Posted: 03 May 2010 03:50 PM PDT

Police have charged 22-year-old University of Virginia men's lacrosse player George Huguely with the muder of women's lacrosse player Yeardley Love. Love's body was found in an off campus apartment.

The 7 Most Glaring Inconsistencies In TV Sitcom History

Posted: 03 May 2010 03:40 PM PDT

Oh what a crazy alternate universe some of these sitcoms took place in.

Songwriters: piracy "dwarfs bank robbery," FBI must act

Posted: 03 May 2010 03:40 PM PDT

Online piracy causes larger losses than bank robberies, yet the FBI investigates those, says the Songwriters Guild. Why not sic the FBI on file-swappers, too?

Is Your Company Cool Enough?

Posted: 03 May 2010 03:40 PM PDT

In today's business climate, creating the right image--and putting it to work--is more important than ever.

Gadgetwise: For Diabetic Kids, a New Kind of Game

Posted: 03 May 2010 03:30 PM PDT

A blood glucose monitor aimed at children that tantalizes with video gaming.

U.S. presses BP to stop gushing Gulf Coast oil leak

Posted: 03 May 2010 03:20 PM PDT

A huge oil slick caused by an underwater leak continued to creep toward the U.S. Gulf Coast on Monday as the Obama administration pressed energy giant BP Plc to stem the oil gushing from its ruptured offshore well.

Tony Blair offered £250,000 appear on Dancing with the Stars

Posted: 03 May 2010 03:20 PM PDT

The former Prime Minister has been offered £250,000 to sign up for the next series of Dancing With The Stars, the U.S version of Strictly Come Dancing.

What’s the Average Digg User Like? [Hard Data]

Posted: 03 May 2010 03:00 PM PDT

We got around 40.000 people from Digg and analyzed where they come from, what OS and browser they use and made a profile of the average Digg user.

Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a si

Posted: 03 May 2010 02:50 PM PDT

A Christian street preacher was arrested and locked in a cell for telling a passer-by that homosexuality is a sin in the eyes of God.

NASA may stretch out Mars missions to save money | Reuters

Posted: 03 May 2010 02:50 PM PDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NASA is considering a plan to get around limited budgets set in Washington by stretching out missions to bring back samples from Mars, a researcher said on Wednesday.It may be

No More Urine District--Shanghai Seeks to Eradicate Engrish

Posted: 03 May 2010 02:50 PM PDT

At banks, there are machines for "cash withdrawing" and "cash recycling." The menus of local restaurants might present such delectables as "fried enema," "monolithic tree mushroom stem squid" and a mysterious thirst-quencher known as "The Jew's Ear Juice." But if Shanghai has its way, this mangled English will soon be a thing of the past.

Audit the Fed: What Did They Do With Our Money? | TPMCafe

Posted: 03 May 2010 02:40 PM PDT

The Fed is advancing some rather flimsy arguments in defense of its famed secrecy. This, naturally, leads me to believe that they should be forthwith audited by the GAO. Why would they want to hide this information from the public, after the fact? It's not like we can stop it anyway, at this point.

Behind the Shady World of Marketing Junk Food to Children

Posted: 03 May 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Marketers spend billions attracting kids to junk food they hope will become a lifelong brand attachment. But the effect on kids' health can be costly.

Anatomy of a Hack

Posted: 03 May 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Inside the biggest online theft case in U.S. history.

In pictures: US oil spill clean-up (BBC)

Posted: 03 May 2010 02:40 PM PDT

US crews continue a clean-up operation in the Gulf of Mexico, desperately trying to contain a massive oil spill that threatens several US states.

ACLU blasts national ID card proposal

Posted: 03 May 2010 02:11 PM PDT

A Democratic proposal that would require all workers in the US to carry an ID card with biometric identifiers. "Creating a biometric national ID will not only be astronomically expensive, it will usher government into the very center of our lives. The immigration system needs "real, workable reform," but not at the expense of individual freedoms.

Internet Hate Sites Jump 20% In One Year

Posted: 03 May 2010 02:00 PM PDT

The Simon Wiesenthal Center for Tolerance released a report recently titled Digital Terrorism and Hate 2010. It documents a 20 percent spike in Hate and Terror groups, sites, and games on the internet over the course of the last year.

Extinct Ben & Jerry’s Flavors Fans Miss the Most

Posted: 03 May 2010 01:50 PM PDT

There are some flavors in their final resting place that fans still haven't let go of and probably never will.

Fox News, Rupert Murdoch… All Pirates

Posted: 03 May 2010 01:40 PM PDT

Fox News, a prominent media outlet owned by copyright evangelist Rupert Murdoch, is blatantly infringing on the rights of an individual photographer. The irony, or hypocrisy, is that Murdoch himself is going after Google, the BBC and many other companies that he believes are infringing on the rights of his news empire.

Tiger Woods' Golf Clubs on eBay for $250,000

Posted: 03 May 2010 01:20 PM PDT

I can't believe I'm saying this, but $250,000 isn't completely insane. I'm not saying you should sell your house for the chance to spend that kind of money on golf clubs, but Woods is the best golfer to ever live, and his 2000 season was so dominant that I'm still left speechless when I see the highlights from his U.S. Open victory at Pebble Beach.

The 7 Most Disastrous Typos Of All-Time

Posted: 03 May 2010 01:20 PM PDT

We've all made typos. Fortunately, most of ours don't wind up changing world history. Not everyone is so lucky.

Afghanistan Bodybuilders Have Loyal All-Male Following PICS

Posted: 03 May 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Bodybuilding has grown into a very popular sport in Afghanistan in a country where men like the image of being physically strong. It is affordable for most Afghans and popularity is growing in many provinces since the fall of the Taliban. Photos of Arnold Schwarzenegger are still hanging in many local gyms as their iconic image of a muscle bound...

Pakistan Taliban chief vows new attacks on US (SITE/Yahoo!)

Posted: 03 May 2010 01:05 PM PDT

Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud, who was believed killed in January, vowed attacks on the United States in a new video apparently made last month, the SITE monitoring group said Monday.

Bedbound by my Big Boobs

Posted: 03 May 2010 12:50 PM PDT

MUM-OF-FOUR is trapped in her bed for six months by her massive boobs.

Will Obama Decide to Stop Drilling Expansion?

Posted: 03 May 2010 12:20 PM PDT

The BP spill will mean more regulations and safeguards, but it won't slow the expansion of offshore oil exploration.

The Best Video Game Bars in America

Posted: 03 May 2010 12:20 PM PDT

Fact: Going to bars is fun. Also a fact: Arcade games are fun. And America, being a land of invention, has combined these two true statements into the peanut-butter-meets-chocolate nirvana that is the video game bar.

Polanski: US wants me on platter

Posted: 03 May 2010 12:02 PM PDT

Polanski, who is under house arrest in his Swiss chalet, spoke out against extradition in an online magazine."I ask only to be treated fairly like any [other child rapist]" said the 76-year-old convicted pedophile.

The 10 Back-to-Back NBA MVPs (Gallery)

Posted: 03 May 2010 12:01 PM PDT

There have only been a select few NBA players who have been named the league's MVP two years in a row. Here are pictures of these 10 select individuals.

United and Continental Said to Agree to Merge

Posted: 03 May 2010 11:42 AM PDT

The airlines agreed Sunday to a $3 billion merger that will create the world's biggest airline, people familiar with the talks said.

And this is a t-shirt every man needs to have (pic)

Posted: 03 May 2010 11:40 AM PDT


Do you get e-mail rage?

Posted: 03 May 2010 11:40 AM PDT

When was the last time you were driving down the digital highway and felt like you were shot by words?

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