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Saturday, May 22, 2010



Is Chicago's Mayor Daley guilty of 'terroristic threats'?

Posted: 22 May 2010 05:00 PM PDT

In the space of a single press conference, Daley expressed hope that a Supreme Court justice would "have an incident" on the way to or from work that would change that justice's mind about gun laws, AND proposed putting a bayonet-tipped rifle "up [a reporter's] butt." He later said that he only wanted to shock, "and maybe scare" the reporters.

Uniquely Styled Illustrations of Comic Book Heroes (PICS)

Posted: 22 May 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Christopher Uminga is an artist from New Haven, CT. His unique style of art puts a twist on various comic book heroes we have known all throughout childhood.

Put Homeless in Vacant NYC Luxury Apts, Advocates Say

Posted: 22 May 2010 04:30 PM PDT

264 luxury residential developments are sitting vacant around the city. Rather than wasting useful space, the coalition is advocating that these places be taken over by the city and used for housing the homeless.

Jemaine from FOTC will be the villain in 'Men In Black III'

Posted: 22 May 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Flight of the Conchords stars Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie declined to return for a 3rd season of the HBO series, which works out well for Jemaine now that he's been cast as to play the villainous Yaz in Men in Black III, the sequel that is being fast-tracked by Columbia Pictures.

Teens Rate Driving Skills But Who Are The Boys Kidding?

Posted: 22 May 2010 04:10 PM PDT

The gender gap--or is it the veracity gap--is alive and well in teenage drivers. In a study conducted by the Allstate Foundation, 1,063 teenage girls and boys were interviewed online to establish their attitudes toward their driving ability and that of their friends. The findings are very interesting...

Hello, I am a Treefrog. Talk to me when You Shake!

Posted: 22 May 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Using experiments involving a mechanical shaker and a robotic frog, researchers have found new evidence that male red-eyed treefrogs communicate with one another in aggressive contests by using vibrations they send through their plant perches.

U.S. Constitution Becomes Popular to Read

Posted: 22 May 2010 03:50 PM PDT

The U.S. Constitution has become a popular document to read in Washington and beyond, thanks in part to the rise of the Tea Party movement, The Hill reports.

Virtual life after death

Posted: 22 May 2010 03:40 PM PDT

What happens to our online presence when we die? A look at what people are doing with their digital assets and how loved ones are choosing to remember them.

Holy ***** That's Gonna Leave A Mark! (PIC)

Posted: 22 May 2010 03:30 PM PDT

Spanish bullfighter Julio Aparicio was the victim of one of the most gruesome gorings I have ever seen, includes video evidence.

Father of the Xbox to Leave Microsoft Possibly

Posted: 22 May 2010 03:30 PM PDT

The Xbox, Xbox 360, Zune and surely few other projects at the Microsoft Entertainment division wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for J Allard. Now thanks to Steve Ballmer canceling J's latest project, the father of Xbox him self is about to leave the company.

It's time to rethink states secrets

Posted: 22 May 2010 03:20 PM PDT

The state secrets privilege is a tool the U.S. government increasingly uses to defend its national security policies in court. Since Sept. 11, the U.S. government has asserted the privilege in more than 100 cases. Neither the Supreme Court nor the government has adequately clarified how or when the privilege may be used.

Police take gun from JetBlue pilot

Posted: 22 May 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Massachusetts State Police say they took a gun off a JetBlue pilot at Logan International Airport after he allegedly told an acquaintance he might harm himself.

Graham, Reilly to lead investigation of oil spill

Posted: 22 May 2010 03:00 PM PDT

President Obama will appoint former Florida senator Bob Graham (D) and former Environmental Protection Agency administrator William K. Reilly to head an independent probe of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill , sources familiar with the decision said Friday night.

Great New Taste Drink Sensation, Considered A Delicacy

Posted: 22 May 2010 02:50 PM PDT

In some parts of the world, may not be available in your area.

Suppose a high school teacher overheard two friends ..(pic)

Posted: 22 May 2010 02:50 PM PDT

from an education textbook via Eta_Muons

(Spoiler Alert) Inter win Champions League (videos)

Posted: 22 May 2010 02:28 PM PDT

Inter Milan beat Bayern Munich to win the Champions League thanks to two quality Diego Milito goals.

Priest Fights Gangs With 'Boundless Compassion'

Posted: 22 May 2010 02:20 PM PDT

For 20 years, the Rev. Gregory Boyle has run Homeboy Industries, an anti-gang program that employs and is run by ex-gang members in Los Angeles. Boyle recently had to lay off most of his staff because of financial problems. He recounts the decades he's helped ex-gang members turn their lives around in a new memoir, Tattoos on the Heart.

Five Disappointing Films with Great Casts

Posted: 22 May 2010 02:10 PM PDT

The Fallacy of Composition refers to a fallacy, a mistake in reasoning. The mistake in reasoning is as follows: people tend to think that if you take the best individual parts and put them together, than your product will turn out to be the best.

iPhone 4: Sifting Through the Rumors

Posted: 22 May 2010 02:00 PM PDT

With Apple's World-Wide Developers' Conference 2010 and the presumptive launch of iPhone 4 less than a month away, the Apple rumor mill is spinning at top speed.

Revenge of the Pesky Fly [Awesome Video]

Posted: 22 May 2010 01:40 PM PDT

This short from Aardman Animation (home of Wallace and Grommit) shows us everything not to do when we have a pesky fly buzzing around the house.

10 Sweet Futuristic Technologies We Wish Existed Right Now

Posted: 22 May 2010 01:30 PM PDT

Maybe one day we'll get our mitts on this fine machinery, but until then, all we can do is hope. Hope, of course, and look to the future.

Texas Cooks The Textbooks

Posted: 22 May 2010 01:30 PM PDT

NEWSWEEK's guide to the 10 silliest changes that will likely be in the new Texas textbooks. Who says school is boring? The Texas State Board of Education will make a final vote today on a long list of controversial changes to its textbook standards. The 15-person board, dominated by 10 Republicans, is expected to approve many alterations that give

The Unanswered Questions About Google TV

Posted: 22 May 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Google and its partners Sony, Logitech and Intel plan to launch first Google TV devices this fall, but it's still unclear how much of the web users will actually be able to access with it, and what kind of ads they're going to see in the future.

100 things you didn't know about 'The Empire Strikes Back'

Posted: 22 May 2010 12:40 PM PDT

Many bothans died to bring us this information...

Mexico vs US : Mexican Immigration Laws are Tougher

Posted: 22 May 2010 12:20 PM PDT

Mexico has stricter immigration laws than the United States of America.Here is a summary of two excellent 2006 research papers exposing how Mexico discriminates illegal and legal immigrants.Mexico welcomes only foreigners who will be useful to Mexican society:- Foreigners are admitted into Mexico "according to their possibilities of .....

Clinton Condemns Attack on South Korean Ship

Posted: 22 May 2010 12:00 PM PDT

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton warned North Korea on Friday that it would face "consequences" for sinking a South Korean warship last March, as she set off on an intense round of shuttle diplomacy in Asia to muster an international response.

AT&T Ups Smartphone Termination Fee - WSJ.com

Posted: 22 May 2010 11:46 AM PDT

AT&T next month will raise the termination fee it charges to void a smartphone contract from $175 to $325. The company will also lower the ETF from $175 to $150 on Quick messaging phones.

Would you trade 6% of your future lifetime income for $600K?

Posted: 22 May 2010 11:40 AM PDT

Kjerstin Erickson launched her first nonprofit as a college junior. That organization, FORGE, helps African refugees rebuild their lives after surviving tribal warfare. She has been profiled on CNN, and others and, at 26, her future looks bright. If you're an investor willing to take a gamble, you can own a small chunk of it.

Toothy Tree-Swinger May Be Earliest Human

Posted: 22 May 2010 11:40 AM PDT

The 3-foot tall ***** gautengensis had large teeth for chomping plants and spent a lot of time in trees, but likely had no language skills.

Salmonella outbreak in 10 states prompts sprouts recall

Posted: 22 May 2010 11:20 AM PDT

Federal public health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak that has infected 22 people in 10 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday.

Stellar DSLR Time Lapse of a Space Shuttle Launch

Posted: 22 May 2010 11:00 AM PDT

Six weeks, and over 100 hours of footage shot on several Canon EOS 5D Mark IIs culminates in this remarkable, 4-minute time lapse of a Space Shuttle launch.

Mothers of Invention: 10 Women who Changed the World

Posted: 22 May 2010 10:50 AM PDT

Women by nature are problem solvers. Faced with a problem, women find a solution - even if it means inventing one.

Why we need better television criticism.

Posted: 22 May 2010 10:40 AM PDT

Watching the tube doesn't mean shutting down your brain.

Teen Suspended For Wearing Rosary Beads To School

Posted: 22 May 2010 10:39 AM PDT

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (CBS) ― Raymond Hosier, 13, was suspended from his Schenectady, N.Y. school for wearing rosary beads.

Overpopulation's toll on the planet

Posted: 22 May 2010 10:10 AM PDT

The fact remains that overpopulation and overconsumption are both responsible for our planet's fragile state, and both must be addressed if we're to have any chance for a decent future.

Obama Wins The Right To Detain People With No Habeas Review

Posted: 22 May 2010 09:50 AM PDT

The President's past condemnation of Bush's "legal black hole" at Guantanamo was apparently all about location.

APOD: Dark Filament of the Sun

Posted: 22 May 2010 09:30 AM PDT

Suspended by magnetic fields above a solar active region this dark filament stretches over 40 earth-diameters. The ominous structure appears to be frozen in time near the Sun's edge, but solar filaments are unstable and often erupt. The detailed scene was captured on May 18 in extreme ultraviolet light by cameras on board the Solar Dynamics Observa

Official: Comic Heavyweights Teaming Up For Comic-Con Doc

Posted: 22 May 2010 09:20 AM PDT

Some of the biggest names in comic books (and documentaries) are joining forces for the ultimate looks at the Comic-Con phenomenon...

Audi A9 Concept Revealed! (PICS)

Posted: 22 May 2010 09:20 AM PDT

From the front, high three-quarter angle, Daniel Garcia's Audi A9 concept is a little too reminiscent of BMW's Vision EfficientDynamics Concept. Yet, as is the case with so many geniune Audis, get to know it a bit more and you discover its beautiful and original secrets. As a concept, it's full of features like self-repairing panels...

WTF video: Helping Johnny Remember

Posted: 22 May 2010 09:10 AM PDT

A short made from an old public domain social guidance PSA, reanimated and remixed.

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