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Thursday, May 13, 2010



Mathematicians Solve 140-Year-Old Boltzmann Equation

Posted: 13 May 2010 05:10 PM PDT

Two University of Pennsylvania mathematicians have found solutions to a 140-year-old, 7-dimensional equation that were not known to exist for more than a century despite its widespread use in modeling the behavior of gases.

11 Best places to see the night sky [Pics]

Posted: 13 May 2010 05:00 PM PDT

The Galloway Forest Park in Scotland has been highlighted as one of the world's best places for stargazing. Here are a few more suggestions to get the best of the night sky.

Court Ruling Could Shut Down All Pot Shops in California?

Posted: 13 May 2010 04:50 PM PDT

A California Superior Court judge on Wednesday issued a ruling allowing the city of Lake Forest to shut down all medical marijuana dispensaries. An attorney representing the city said the ruling could eventually shut down every dispensary in California.

6 Bizarre Mysteries (That Are Still Totally Unanswered)

Posted: 13 May 2010 04:40 PM PDT

There are thousands of UFO, Big Foot or other cryptozoological sightings recorded around the world every year, and most of them can easily be proven as fakes or the ramblings of some mad-man. Yet, among these absurdities there are some rare events which simply have no explanation, and leave even skeptics puzzled. Here are six of the most peculiar..

Gulf hotel installs gold-dispensing ATM machine

Posted: 13 May 2010 04:30 PM PDT

The exterior of the machine is coated with a thin layer of gold and offers customers 320 items to choose from, ranging from gold bars that can weigh up to 10 grams, to customized gold coins

Afghan War Costs Now Top Iraq

Posted: 13 May 2010 04:20 PM PDT

The monthly cost of the war in Afghanistan, driven by troop increases and fighting on difficult terrain, has topped Iraq costs for the first time since 2003 and shows no sign of letting up.

The Rise of the Chicken Wing (Pic)

Posted: 13 May 2010 04:10 PM PDT

In the past year we've even seen a barrage of media coverage about a possible chicken wing shortage. Wholesale chicken-wing prices in the U.S. are up 40% since 2008. The below infographic offers a look at the steady growth of America's now-favorite piece of poultry, the chicken wing.

Doomsday for Congress' 'old bulls'

Posted: 13 May 2010 04:00 PM PDT

There is a term used widely on Capitol Hill, and it needs no explanation to the tens of thousands who work there serving the House and Senate. The term is "old bulls," and it is used to describe the most senior members of Congress.

Red Dead Redemption Launch Trailer (HD)

Posted: 13 May 2010 03:50 PM PDT

The launch trailer for Rockstar's expansive, Western epic, Red Dead Redemption, is finally here.

Facebook: A Bewildering Tangle of Privacy Options [GRAPHIC]

Posted: 13 May 2010 03:30 PM PDT

Pop quiz: Which is longer, the United States Constitution or Facebook's Privacy Policy?

Georgian Women Seek Virginity Restoration

Posted: 13 May 2010 03:20 PM PDT

Nikoloz Zazadze, 18, is fairly representative of Georgian boys: He likes partying, soccer and computer games but would only consider marrying a virgin. Talking about premarital sex, he brings up a solution: "If you want to have sex with one guy and then marry another one … it's OK. After all, there is a surgery for restoring virginity," he said.

Time Travel in 3..2.. (pic)

Posted: 13 May 2010 03:20 PM PDT


Hot Wings running for Kansas City Mayor

Posted: 13 May 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Kansas City's best hot wings -- The Peanut's chicken wings --announced their campaign to unseat Kansas City's oversized noveltyMayor Mark Funkhouser, running on a campaign of running the turkeysout of office and ringing "in a bold new era of transparency,accountability and abnormally large and delicious hot wings for allKansas Citians."

New Dead Space 2 Screens: Scarier Than A Mother

Posted: 13 May 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Check the latest batch of screens from Dead Space 2. Beware, they are scary!

YouTube to Allow 'Private' Videos

Posted: 13 May 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Users will be able to publish and share videos on YouTube without them appearing in public search.

Gucci Mane: Out of prison and back to work

Posted: 13 May 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Rapper Gucci Mane was released from Georgia's Fulton County jail this morning. The MC served six months for a year-long sentence he was handed for a probation violation last November.

The 6 TV Badasses We'd Love To Have A Drink With

Posted: 13 May 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Here are six guys that rock the small screen and would surely add a little spice to the conversation of that much needed post work drink.

Montreal Police Clash With Rowdy Youths

Posted: 13 May 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Dozens of youths tossed bottles and cans at Montreal police early Thursday, smashing store windows and looting downtown businesses hours after the Montreal Canadiens' Game 7 victory in Pittsburgh.

We Welcome Our New Apple Overlord [w/pics]

Posted: 13 May 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Once so secure and also secretive, Apple is a hot target now. Their prototypes manage to leak out to the public, their sensational iPad is a target for spyware and untethered jailbreaking. The wildly popular Apple has been applying for patents right and left. At this rate, we will soon be welcoming our new Apple overlord.

Cop shoots himself, blames imaginary black guys

Posted: 13 May 2010 02:30 PM PDT

For reasons unknown, the Philly cop purposely shot himself in the shoulder, then blamed imaginary black assailants. But when the evidence didn't add up, he confessed.

American psyches still down despite rising markets

Posted: 13 May 2010 02:30 PM PDT

While the markets are clearly up, many people simply don't believe that the rebound is real — perhaps because they don't believe the economic recovery is real. Many Americans understandably perceive no real improvement in their lives despite what the overall numbers indicate..

Forbidden Planet May Be James Cameron's Next Movie

Posted: 13 May 2010 02:20 PM PDT

As the name suggests, Forbidden Planet is based on the classic 1956 sci-fi movie of the same name. What they've done is craft a well-thought out, straight-up prequel. More than that, they've laid the groundwork for a whole franchise of Forbidden Planet movies for Cameron to direct.

Lawrence Taylor's Defense Against Rape Charges? Masturbation

Posted: 13 May 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Lawrence Taylor will use masturbation as a defense against charges that he raped a 16-year-old girl.

Aiming to cure deafness, scientists create inner-ear cells

Posted: 13 May 2010 02:00 PM PDT

After years of lab work, researchers in Heller's lab report that they have found a way to develop mouse cells that look and act just like the animal's inner-ear hair cells — the linchpin to our sense of hearing and balance — in a petri dish.

9 Famous "Oh No They Didn't" Moments In Gaming History

Posted: 13 May 2010 02:00 PM PDT

Playing video games is a lot like watching a movie. As gaming becomes more cinematic in its development, it's likely that it'll have an equal share of cinematic shocks and surprises. For better or worse, there are video games out there with creative decisions that either had our imaginations reeling or our senses in disgusted shock.

Adobe Hits Apple With Hugs

Posted: 13 May 2010 01:50 PM PDT

A great PR battle has all the thrills of a well-choreographed dance. Steve Jobs charges in trashing Adobe and Flash. Adobe responds with nothing but love.

Girl's Night Out: A Timeline

Posted: 13 May 2010 01:50 PM PDT


Beware of Jesus [Pic]

Posted: 13 May 2010 01:30 PM PDT


Monsanto: The Corporation Poisoning Our Environment

Posted: 13 May 2010 01:30 PM PDT

If you Google, 'the most evil company in the world', your search results will find the company, Monsanto. You've probably never heard of Monsanto, however, you most likely have or have had their products in your cupboards, basement, shed, or food.

The Top Ten Emotionally Disturbed Video Game Characters

Posted: 13 May 2010 01:30 PM PDT

Some game characters are tough. Some are sexy. And some are just messed up.

Neil Armstrong: Obama's New Space Plan 'Poorly Advised'

Posted: 13 May 2010 01:28 PM PDT

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, blasted NASA's new plans for future space exploration Wednesday, adding that President Barack Obama was poorly advised when he canceled the space agency's previous course for U.S. human spaceflight earlier this year.

Rules 6, 7, 8, and 9 for Idiots, After Murdering Someone

Posted: 13 May 2010 01:20 PM PDT

Rules say - Do not steal your murder victim's truck, run out of gas on a major highway and then fall asleep inside the vehicle while you are covered in blood.

"Paparazzi" Kid, Greyson Michael Chance, appears on Ellen

Posted: 13 May 2010 01:18 PM PDT


The extinct "American Lion" was not a Lion

Posted: 13 May 2010 12:40 PM PDT

Panthera atrox was one of the largest true cats of all time, reaching an estimated weight of at least 351 kg (772 pounds). It apparently lived in open habitats and presumably could tackle prey as large as a bison. A new study, however, makes a compelling case that Panthera atrox was, in fact, a kind of giant jaguar rather than a lion.

Graphic Tobacco Warnings Proposed for Stores

Posted: 13 May 2010 12:40 PM PDT

The signs, which may include haunting images of disease-ridden lungs, hearts, and teeth, could start appearing before the end of the year in more than 9,000 convenience stores, pharmacies, and other shops.

Modern Warfare 2 Resurgence DLC Release Date Announced

Posted: 13 May 2010 12:21 PM PDT

Activision has announced that the second batch of multiplayer maps for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, will be releasing on Xbox Live June 3, 2010...

US Army to Turn Gulf Spill Oil Into Asphalt [Video]

Posted: 13 May 2010 12:20 PM PDT

In order to protect the coastline at Dauphin Island -- a site where tar balls have made landfall and hundreds of fish are washing up dead on the beach -- the US Army has launched a highly experimental plan to prevent any oil from reaching its shores.

Bulletstorm Debut Trailer

Posted: 13 May 2010 12:09 PM PDT

Bulletstorm Debut Trailer Video, Get your gunnin' on with Epic Games' newest awesome-filled FPS.

Victory Lane Ladies from Around the World (pics)

Posted: 13 May 2010 12:00 PM PDT

Motorsports' grid girls and Victory Lane beauties. You know them. The lovely ladies holding up each car's number and national flag right before the big race or congratulating the winner after he crosses the finish line. These stunners have been a part of racing for years and we felt it only right to give them some props.

11 Terrible Hangover Cures (That People Actually Try)

Posted: 13 May 2010 11:40 AM PDT

So you're feeling the pain from a night of high adventure and possible alcohol poisoning. Your head is pounding, and your nausea is getting worse. Here's a list of hangover cures that might just cure you, if they don't kill you in the process.

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