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Wednesday, May 26, 2010



Beautiful Supernova Violence

Posted: 26 May 2010 05:30 PM PDT

Destruction can be beautiful, as this recent composite image from Chandra and Hubble shows us. Approximately 5,000 years ago, a massive star in the Large Magellanic Cloud destroyed itself, leaving us to gaze at a gorgeous remnant and learn a thing or two about the physics of a supernova.

Argentina's Bicentennial

Posted: 26 May 2010 05:20 PM PDT

This week, millions of Argentinians, their neighbors and foreign dignitaries gathered in Buenos Aires to celebrate their bicentennial with lavish parades festivals and performances. Collected here are recent scenes from Argentina as its citizens commemorate 200 years of eventful history.

Coast Pipelines Face Damage as Gulf Oil Eats Marshes?

Posted: 26 May 2010 05:10 PM PDT

As deep-sea oil from the Deepwater Horizon leak kills off Gulf Coast wetlands, it could disastrously expose buried coastal pipelines and other energy infrastructure.

Rampage Jackson, Rashad Evans and Politics of Race in MMA

Posted: 26 May 2010 05:00 PM PDT

It's almost difficult to believe after so many UFC events featuring so many different permutations of guys making mean faces on the fight posters, but UFC 114 marks the first time a modern UFC pay-per-view card is headlined by two African-American fighters.

Vet Threatened with Eviction for Displaying American Flag

Posted: 26 May 2010 05:00 PM PDT

An Army veteran and his wife are told they need to take down an American flag displayed in their apartment window. Managers at an Oshkosh apartment complex are even threatening to evict them over what the couple says is a simple patriotic display.

13 Weird Foods Made While High

Posted: 26 May 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Snickers and Gravy may sound like something your forced to eat during torture, but when you're high, it's a work of art. 

BBC News - First human 'infected with computer virus'

Posted: 26 May 2010 04:51 PM PDT

A British scientist who has implanted a chip under his skin claims to be the first man to become infected with a PC virus.

Google is a one trick pony, but its a pretty good trick

Posted: 26 May 2010 04:50 PM PDT

Recently, Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz forecasted trouble for Google because search accounts for "99.9% of their business." In a talk with Michael Arrington today, Google's President of Global Sales Operations Nikesh Arora leveled this response. Giddyup.

How to Name an Abortion Clinic - The Oatmeal

Posted: 26 May 2010 04:50 PM PDT

The latest comic from Mr. Oatsmang.

Eyes to the Skies

Posted: 26 May 2010 04:40 PM PDT

The outline of a woman's face is seen from high above near the village of Ahsen an der Lippe, in North Rhine-Westphalia, western Germany. The face is based upon a digital photo and is made from plants. Over the course of the next couple of years, the full extent of the image will become visible.

Rare Hybrid Grizzly/Polar Bear Shot and Killed

Posted: 26 May 2010 04:40 PM PDT

In Canada's Northwest Territories (not far from Alaska) an Inuit hunter shot and killed a strange-looking polar bear. After an examination by scientists, it was part polar and part grizzly.

There's An Ed Hardy Condom, Too?

Posted: 26 May 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Why, exactly, is there an Ed Hardy condom? What kind of person wears .....

Democrats Weigh Best Use Of Obama In Midterms

Posted: 26 May 2010 04:30 PM PDT

With the Democrats' control of both houses of Congress at stake this year, the White House has to make some difficult decisions about how and where to deploy President Obama for the midterm election campaigns.

Milkshake Has as Much Saturated Fat as 68 Rashers of Bacon

Posted: 26 May 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Made with chocolate ice cream, milk and peanut butter, the Cold Stone PB&C packs a whopping 2,010 calories, 131 grams of fat - 68 grams of which is saturated - and a massive 153 grams of sugar. It topped the Men's Health 20 Worst Drinks in America 2010 list, beating a McDonald's Triple Thick Chocolate Milkshake to the post.

Supermassive Black Hole Found in Unexpected Place

Posted: 26 May 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Detailed Hubble images reveal a single supermassive black hole wandering away from its host galaxy's center where it belongs. The misplaced black hole is

'Prince of Pot' Accepts 5-Year Jail Term

Posted: 26 May 2010 03:50 PM PDT

Authorities say Canadian Marc Emery has pleaded guilty to charges of selling millions of pot seeds to clients including marijuana legalization advocates.

Woman Wants Her Dead Dog's Head Back After Rabies Tests

Posted: 26 May 2010 03:40 PM PDT

Rocky, 5-year-old pit bull belonging to Laurie Chappell of Travis, met a distressing end -- and then the city managed to make matters worse.

2010 U.S. Chess Champion Determined by "Armageddon" Round

Posted: 26 May 2010 03:40 PM PDT

If you think NFL's "coin-flip" overtime system is controversial, wait till you hear what they do in the world of competitive chess and how it decided the sport's championship on Monday. It left fans pissed: "I prefer co-champions rather than a decision based on a garbage game more suitable to hustlers in a park."

Cubs Fan Catches Baseball w/ Beer, Chugs It Down

Posted: 26 May 2010 03:30 PM PDT

No matter what happened at Wrigley Field that day, this guy was clearly the winner.

Re-examining Lost: Via Domus after the series finale (Game)

Posted: 26 May 2010 03:20 PM PDT

The critically-panned and commercially-unsuccessful video game iteration of Lost was declared non-canon by producers and focused on a character never seen on the show. In light of the program's ambiguous finale, has Lost: Via Domus found a place in the franchise's narrative arc?

"My love life? It's great. How's yours?"

Posted: 26 May 2010 03:20 PM PDT

Paul McCartney interview

iClothing: Fashionable (?) iPad wearables from Australia

Posted: 26 May 2010 03:10 PM PDT

On the one hand, this is a clever way to carry your iPad when you're out hitting the clubs on Friday night. On the other hand, there's something a little strange about seeing a good-looking woman wearing a "little black dress" with a huge pocket in the front of it. Australian iClothing team has created iPad clothing with really big pockets.

Foxconn Opens Plant to Reporters After Suicides

Posted: 26 May 2010 03:10 PM PDT

The head of Foxconn bowed deeply several times and apologized Wednesday for a spate of suicides at the factory that makes Apple iPods and iPhones, promising the electronics giant will try to stop more deaths.

Rejected Plot Twists From Sex And The City 2

Posted: 26 May 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Our crafty FlickSided spies out in Hollywood got their hands on some juicy plot twists that never made it into the final Sex and the City 2 script.

5 Things that Should be Covered in the Comic-Con Documentary

Posted: 26 May 2010 03:00 PM PDT

First discussed in February of this year, and confirmed earlier this week, a documentary about the annual Comic-Con International in San Diego is about to go into production. There's a lot of potential material that should make it into the final cut, such as the fact that more comic books are sold there than at any other convention.

The 100 Most Creative People In Business

Posted: 26 May 2010 02:40 PM PDT

This year's 100 Most Creative People offers an idiosyncratic perspective on business. The selections reflect the breadth of new ideas and pursuits at play in our business landscape. From Lady Gaga, to HBO Documentary Films president Sheila Nevins, to futurist Ray Kurzweil, we can attest that creativity is alive and well in 2010.

Scorcese Eyes Al Pacino For Upcoming Frank Sinatra Biopic

Posted: 26 May 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Martin Scorsese's intended Frank Sinatra biopic has been on the burner for some time now, but it's still uncertain who will inhabit the role of Old Blue Eyes.

Scientific Breakthrough to Wipe Out Malaria (Graphic)

Posted: 26 May 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Scientists across the globe have long hunted for a vaccine against malaria - a disease that claims roughly one million lives each year. But after decades of searching, the creation of a malaria vaccine is starting to look more and more likely.

TV Show Host Art Linkletter Passes Away (97)

Posted: 26 May 2010 02:00 PM PDT

Linkletter was known on TV for his funny interviews with children and ordinary folks.

Tiny blood vessels in brain spit to survive

Posted: 26 May 2010 02:00 PM PDT

Scientists have discovered capillaries have a unique method of expelling debris, such as blood clots, cholesterol or calcium plaque, that blocks the flow of essential nutrients to brain cells. The capillaries spit out the blockage by growing a membrane that envelopes the obstruction and then shoves it out of the blood vessel.


Posted: 26 May 2010 01:42 PM PDT


10 Unbreakable Baseball Records [Gallery}

Posted: 26 May 2010 01:20 PM PDT

Records in baseball were meant to be broken...except for these 10.

BP gets go-ahead for 'top kill' procedure

Posted: 26 May 2010 01:12 PM PDT

Federal authorities signaled a green light Wednesday for BP to proceed with a maneuver known as "top kill" to stop the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico.BP is set to make a decision within the next few hours...

I didn't want to fight bad guys today

Posted: 26 May 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Amateur filmmaker and the man behind the "Jedi A-holes" video, brings us a short clip, packed with a lot of asskicking. Great production for a small budget.

United States Announces 23-Man World Cup Roster

Posted: 26 May 2010 01:10 PM PDT

The United States men's national soccer team announced its final 23-man World Cup roster on Wednesday. The team opens against England on June 12.

Poll Finds Americans Pessimistic, Dissatisfied with WA DC

Posted: 26 May 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Americans are frustrated with nearly everyone in Washington - including President Obama, Congress, and the Democratic and Republican parties - and have become increasingly pessimistic about what the future holds, according to a new CBS News poll.Seven in ten Americans are dissatisfied with the way things are going in Washington, including ...

Steve Jobs Reinvents the CEO With E-Mail Campaign

Posted: 26 May 2010 01:00 PM PDT

"What he is trying to do is strategically pick the right people that are going to literally spread his word verbatim," Solis said. "With just one e-mail he's able to talk to the entire world."

12 Examples of Bad Ass Body Armor in Movies and Video Games

Posted: 26 May 2010 01:00 PM PDT

In video games and movies, fully functional bad ass body armor is actually pretty common. Some forms of armor offer protection from bullets, while other forms may be best used for annihilating enemies.

Zero Punctuation: Monster Hunter Tri

Posted: 26 May 2010 12:50 PM PDT

This week, Zero Punctuation reviews Monster Hunter Tri.

Sonic Colors Announced, Here is the First Trailer

Posted: 26 May 2010 12:50 PM PDT

Sonic is back once again, and it seems he's heading to an amusement park in space.

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