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Sunday, May 16, 2010



Doctor busted for 'activist' walking

Posted: 16 May 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Dr. Joe Walsh is a physician who deals with the medical complications of obesity. He encourages patients to walk, to make walking part of their daily lives by, for example, walking to work. To set a good example, he walks to work, a trek of about two miles, good weather or bad. That's where the trouble began...

Thousands flock to Vatican to back pope over abuse

Posted: 16 May 2010 04:21 PM PDT

More than 100,000 people filled St. Peter's Square on Sunday in a major show of support for Pope Benedict XVI over the clerical sex abuse scandal.

Terror in Thailand - Photo Gallery

Posted: 16 May 2010 03:50 PM PDT

After months of tension between Thailand's anti-government protesters, known as Red Shirts, and the sitting government, the struggle turned violent on May 13, 2010. The government demanded that protesters vacate downtown Bangkok where they had built a fortified camp over weeks of demonstrations.

Flash Flooding Paved Streambeds on Saturn's Moon

Posted: 16 May 2010 03:30 PM PDT

It appears flash flooding has paved streambeds in the Xanadu region of Saturn's moon Titan with thousands of sparkling crystal balls of ice, according to scientists with NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Trouble Sleeping? Maybe It's Your Computer

Posted: 16 May 2010 03:20 PM PDT

More than ever, consumer electronics -- particularly laptops & smartphones are shining bright light into our eyes until just moments before we doze off.Now there's growing concern that these glowing gadgets may actually fool our brains

NASA: Easily the Hottest January Through April on Record

Posted: 16 May 2010 02:50 PM PDT

It was the hottest April on record in the NASA dataset. More significantly, following fast on the heels of the hottest March and hottest Jan-Feb-March on record, it's also the hottest Jan-Feb-March-April on record.

People Who Have Actually Read the Entire Bible (Pie Chart)

Posted: 16 May 2010 02:50 PM PDT

I think I see what they did there.

7 Big Gay Sex Scandals Involving Anti-Gay Crusaders

Posted: 16 May 2010 02:40 PM PDT

From white supremacists to right-wing politicians, we have watched an impressive number of vehemently anti-gay folks get caught up in gay sexscapades.

Indonesia Renews Laws: No Porn, No Trash-Talking Islam

Posted: 16 May 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Islam in Indonesia is in the spotlight again after recent court rulings on porn and blasphemy

Disney Announces Closing Date for Star Wars Rides

Posted: 16 May 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Disney Parks is overhauling the Star Wars-themed Star Tours rides at Disneyland and Walt Disney World later this year. It's a motion simulator ride that was on the cutting edge when it launched about 20 years ago. But now, it's a 20-year-old ride in need of an overhaul -- that's a "re-imagining" in Disney-speak.

Lying children will grow up to be successful citizens

Posted: 16 May 2010 02:10 PM PDT

The earlier a child starts telling convincing lies the more likely they are to be a success in later life, new research suggests. Researchers have found that the ability to tell fibs at the age of two is a sign of a fast developing brain and means they are more likely to have successful lives.

George Will: European Union, a coalition of irresponsibility

Posted: 16 May 2010 01:51 PM PDT

Greece represents a perverse aspiration. A society with "more takers than makers," more people taking benefits from government than there are people making goods and services that funds government. By socializing the consequences of Greece's misgovernment, Europe has become the world's leading producer of a toxic product -- moral hazard.

Gorillas Suffer as Eco-Tourists Get Too Close

Posted: 16 May 2010 01:30 PM PDT

Gorillas are being dangerously stressed by tourists whose attentions are disrupting the animals' feeding routines and making them aggressive. The discovery – made by researchers who have just completed a year-long study of the great apes at Bai Hokou in the Central African Republic – has important implications for the tourism industry.

A Heaven-Sent Rent Boy

Posted: 16 May 2010 01:10 PM PDT

A new same-sex religious right scandal for an old culture war.

BP Succeeds Inserting Tube in Damaged Oil Pipe

Posted: 16 May 2010 12:52 PM PDT

BP succeeded in its second attempt at inserting a new tube into its damaged oil pipe that has been gushing oil from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico for three and a half weeks.

Buying a Xbox controller online

Posted: 16 May 2010 12:50 PM PDT

via Clumpy

The Refund Killer: 86'd over a 1040

Posted: 16 May 2010 12:20 PM PDT

Authorities Friday arrested a 60-year-old Richmond, VA man suspected of killing his son after an argument over a tax return. Richmond prosecutor Traci Miller said the senior told authorities that he and his son were arguing because the son believed he was entitled to a tax refund.

Climate change is the true crisis

Posted: 16 May 2010 12:00 PM PDT

West Virginia's mining disaster and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill were disastrous and investigations are justified, but the real threat is much worse.

Girl Engineers - Comic

Posted: 16 May 2010 11:50 AM PDT

All started with toys.

Firefly’s Alan Tudyk Added To Transformers 3 Cast

Posted: 16 May 2010 11:40 AM PDT

Wash in Transformers 3! Are we in geek heaven?

An 8 Bit Tribute to Tron

Posted: 16 May 2010 11:40 AM PDT

It was a perfect confluence of an action movie, about video games, which spawned toys and featured an incredible soundtrack. Even those not old enough to have seen in it in theaters and then fork countless quarters into its arcade game counterpart have been pulled in by the movie's premise and mythology of a living world inside computer.

Oops...Our Mistake (PIC)

Posted: 16 May 2010 11:30 AM PDT


Another try with the tube to stop Gulf oil

Posted: 16 May 2010 11:30 AM PDT

Efforts continued early Sunday morning to insert a mile-long tube into a ruptured pipe that has been gushing millions of gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico for more than three weeks.

What Ever You Do...DON'T BLINK! (PIC)

Posted: 16 May 2010 11:20 AM PDT


Daylight Crescent Moon and Venus Rising: APOD May 16th 2010

Posted: 16 May 2010 11:11 AM PDT

There's something behind these clouds. Those faint graceful arcs, upon inspection, are actually far, far in the distance. They are the Earth's Moon and the planet Venus. Both the Moon and Venus bright enough to be seen during the day, and both are quite capable of showing a crescent phase... taken from Budapest, Hungary.

New Research Paves the Way for Possible Cure for Deafness

Posted: 16 May 2010 11:00 AM PDT

Stanford University scientists have artificially grown stem cells that can sense sound in the ear in a breakthrough that could pave the way to a cure for deafness...

Tetris Tetris everywhere [PICS]

Posted: 16 May 2010 10:50 AM PDT


South Korea Navy Fires Warning Shots at North Korea Boats

Posted: 16 May 2010 10:30 AM PDT

The South Korean Navy fired warning shots Saturday night after two North Korean patrol boats crossed into South Korean waters. The two patrol boats separately crossed a maritime border in the Yellow Sea. One retreated after receiving a warning communication from the South Korean Navy, and the other retreated after two rounds of warning shots.

If dogs only knew what we did to them to amuse ourselves...

Posted: 16 May 2010 10:10 AM PDT


An Internet White Pages For Stalkers (and it's not Facebook)

Posted: 16 May 2010 10:10 AM PDT

Concerned about the security of your personal information on the internet? We all are, and thanks to Mark Zuckerberg, we're more concerned than ever before. While having your Facebook profile show up in search engines for anyone talented enough to Google your name may be worrisome, it's far from the worst case scenario.

Five Common Car-Buying Mistakes

Posted: 16 May 2010 10:10 AM PDT

Despite Toyota's nine-million-plus recalls and gas prices' continued rise, analysts say things in the auto industry are looking up this spring. Total domestic car sales rose 20% in April over last year, and Detroit's Big Three each reported solid gains.

Democracy gets a test in China

Posted: 16 May 2010 09:40 AM PDT

Frustrated by what they say is China's intransigence, the lawmakers had hoped that the move--which will likely see them all re-elected--would send the strongest message yet to Beijing since Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule in 1997.However, the outcome of the vote is seen as academic since all pro-Beijing political parties have boycotted...

Growing Diversity on the Supreme Court

Posted: 16 May 2010 09:30 AM PDT


Homeopathy is Witchcraft, say Doctors

Posted: 16 May 2010 09:10 AM PDT

Homeopathy is witchcraft and the National Health Service should not pay for it, the British Medical Association has declared.

Volcanic ash closes airports in England, Ireland

Posted: 16 May 2010 08:51 AM PDT

Airports in Manchester and Liverpool closed Sunday as a cloud of ash from a volcano in Iceland moved east into England, British air traffic controllers announced.

The Super Sexy Way to Learn CPR

Posted: 16 May 2010 08:50 AM PDT


Obama's Campaign Arm Helping Specter over Progressive

Posted: 16 May 2010 08:30 AM PDT

Organizing for America, the former grass-roots campaign arm for President Obama's 2008 campaign, is trying to rally supporters to phone bank and get out the vote in Pennsylvania for Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Penn., the former Republican locked in a tight primary race with a far more progressive Democrat, Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Penn.

Top 6 Villains That Would Be Great in Iron Man 3

Posted: 16 May 2010 08:00 AM PDT

Pick the candidates to make Iron Man's life miserable in the next sequel.

Scientists find huge oil plumes deep in Gulf of Mexico

Posted: 16 May 2010 07:52 AM PDT

Scientists have discovered enormous plumes of oil in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, in an indication that the leak from an underwater well could be far worse than previously estimated, The New York Times reported late Saturday.

Brand Loyalty: Honda & Ford Rule, Toyota Slips

Posted: 16 May 2010 07:30 AM PDT

In a new survey by Consumer Reports, Honda leads as the brand with the most customer loyalty, while Ford makes massive gains to move to second spot. The highly publicized news of several quality and safety issues seems to have taken a toll on Toyota, now coming in at third.

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