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Saturday, May 29, 2010



NCAA Investigating Former Kentucky Star Eric Bledsoe

Posted: 29 May 2010 06:10 PM PDT

The New York Times is reporting that the NCAA is looking into the academic history and recruitment of former Kentucky star Eric Bledsoe.

90-Year-Old Granny Arrested for Dealing Pot, Had 170 Lbs

Posted: 29 May 2010 05:50 PM PDT

A 90-year-old grandmother suspected of selling cannabis was arrested Friday after police raided her South African home and found more than 170 pounds of marijuana. "This lady was quiet, old and looked like an angel sent from God," said the rather poetically inclined Police Inspector.

Totally Berserk Old-School Stunts

Posted: 29 May 2010 05:30 PM PDT

With the movie stunt doubles and insane adrenaline junkies of today, you'd think that we've gotten progressively crazier through the years. Nope. Old-school stunts are just as crazy, and if anything just outright stupid. But oh so cool.

BP 'top kill' still not stopping flow

Posted: 29 May 2010 05:05 PM PDT

BP said Saturday that its latest bid to plug the worst oil spill in U.S. history still hadn't worked and experts suggested any progress was incremental at best.

5 Google Chrome Extensions for more Safe browsing!

Posted: 29 May 2010 05:00 PM PDT

No doubt, Google Chrome is fast and secure web browser! But it never hurts to bolster your defenses, and there are many good chrome extensions for doing just that over in the official Google Chrome Extensions Gallery.

Dead dolphin covered with oil, sponsored by BP

Posted: 29 May 2010 05:00 PM PDT


I Thought Only Cat Owners Had This Problem

Posted: 29 May 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Better call the firefighter...

Researcher Decodes Rembrandt's 'Magic'

Posted: 29 May 2010 04:30 PM PDT

A researcher using computer-rendering programs has uncovered what makes Rembrandt's masterful portraits so appealing. Rembrandt may have pioneered a technique that guides the viewer's gaze around a portrait, creating a special narrative and "calmer" viewing experience.

Intel Overclocks New Core Processors for Speed Boost

Posted: 29 May 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Intel on Friday released new Core i5 and Core i7 desktop processors that can be overclocked, giving users the flexibility to ramp up the clock speed to boost application performance.

OK Go OK with being independent

Posted: 29 May 2010 03:50 PM PDT

In March, OK Go split with its longtime label, EMI subsidiary Capitol Records, and founded its own label. Without a label, OK Go, will have to find novel ways to make money — which is nothing new for the band. They've sold USB copies of their records at concerts for some time now, and sales of USB drives have outnumbered CD sales in the past.

25 Awesome Boat Names [PICS]

Posted: 29 May 2010 03:40 PM PDT

Titan Uranus, My Dixie Wrecked and 23 other epic boat names.

Men to be Locked in Same Room for 520 Days

Posted: 29 May 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Six men from Russia, Europe and China are preparing to spend 520 days together in a sealed-off warren to take a simulated trip to Mars to test how long isolation would affect humans.

Tourism Leaders Walk Fine Line On Gulf Oil Spill Spin

Posted: 29 May 2010 02:50 PM PDT

While oil from the BP PLC spill in the Gulf of Mexico hasn't hit South Florida, local tourism leaders are scrambling to find the appropriate message and plan for the possibility. The spill has hospitality pros walking a fine line between talking about it too much and not talking enough, said hotel consultant Scott Brush.

Shhhh! Stay down....They didn't see you yet!

Posted: 29 May 2010 02:30 PM PDT


7 Best Daria Episodes: Reliving the Animated Teen Angst Come

Posted: 29 May 2010 02:10 PM PDT

It might sound weird to say that out of all the TV shows revolving around high school, the one that really nailed the teenage experience was a cartoon. It's true, though.

James Lavelle/UNKLE on the Future of Musical Collaboration

Posted: 29 May 2010 02:10 PM PDT

James Lavelle, the man responsible for putting UK hip-hop on the map, shares his ideas of what the future holds for musical collaboration and how music has become more than just music.

Woman seeking revenge accidentally set herself on fire

Posted: 29 May 2010 01:40 PM PDT

An Etowah County woman is free on bond after Sheriff's Deputies say she accidentally set herself on fire trying to get revenge on a repo woman.

Remember the Fictional TV Bars and Over-21 Establishments?

Posted: 29 May 2010 01:40 PM PDT

Here are the top ten fictional tv bars we wish existed where everybody knows your name, from Bada Bing on the Sopranos to One Eyed Jacks on Twin Peaks...

Sony's New Flexible OLED is Thinner Than a Strand of Hair

Posted: 29 May 2010 01:30 PM PDT

Flexible gadgets are undeniably sexy - but Japanese electronics giantSony wasn't content stopping there. For their newest display, theydecided to also throw in ultra-thinness (just 80μm or a bit thinnerthan a human hair) and the energy-saving power of OLEDs into the mix.

25 Most Mispronounceable Names in Baseball

Posted: 29 May 2010 01:20 PM PDT

Admit it: you don't know if J.A. Happ's name is "Jay" or "J.A." Despite the fact that his name is clearly listed in every scorecard, box score, and recap as "J.A.', announcers uniformly refer to him as "Jay Happ." Happ is hardly the first baseball player in major league history to have a name that befuddles fans and sportscasters alike.

APOD: Black Holes in Merging Galaxies

Posted: 29 May 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Violent galaxy mergers can feed supermassive black holes. Theoretically, the result is intense emission from regions near the supermassive black holes, creating the some of the most luminous objects in the universe. Astronomers dub these Active Galactic Nuclei, or just AGN. But for decades only about 1 percent of AGN seemed to be associated with ga

How BPA Just Comes Up Short of Making Your Penis Fall Off

Posted: 29 May 2010 12:50 PM PDT

A new study from Kaiser Permanente finds that exposure to BPA -- which, as we're learning, is everywhere -- has a wide range of negative impacts on mens' sexual performance. The study found decreased sexual desire, more difficulty having an erection, lower ejaculation strength and lower level of overall satisfaction with sex life.

The 50 Worst Inventions (Gallery)

Posted: 29 May 2010 12:40 PM PDT

From the zany to the dangerous to the just plain dumb, here is TIME's list (in no particular order) of some of the world's bright ideas that just didn't work out.

On your marks... Ready.... NOOOO!!!!!

Posted: 29 May 2010 12:30 PM PDT


The Future of Surveillance, When Automated Brains Keep Watch

Posted: 29 May 2010 12:30 PM PDT

Finding enough eyeballs to watch thousands of screens simply isn't practical, yet modern automated systems can fill the gap with a surprising degree of intelligence.The Automated Warning and Response Engine (AWARE) from Abeo Technical Services is one such system. It replaces the traditional banks of screens with a single view...

A Health Epidemic That's Going Largely Unnoticed

Posted: 29 May 2010 12:10 PM PDT

We're in the midst of a terrifying epidemic, although you wouldn't know it to talk to most doctors and health specialists. Lyme disease is growing at a rate faster than AIDS. From 2006 to 2008 alone, the number of cases jumped a whopping 77 percent. Prominent victims include Parker Posey, Richard Gere, President George W. Bush, Alice Walker...

What the f*ck is BP trying to hide?

Posted: 29 May 2010 11:50 AM PDT

When a photographer from The Times-Picayune earlier this week tried to hire a plane to fly over Grand Isle, the charter plane company was told that the flight could not descend below 3,000 feet. A BP contractor said media flights weren't allowed in the restricted air space established by the FAA. The restricted area is large, including huge...

Supreme Court asked to review Ariz. immigrant-employment law

Posted: 29 May 2010 11:40 AM PDT

The Obama administration urged the Supreme Court on Friday to review and set aside an Arizona law that sanctions employers who hire illegal immigrants, saying it would disrupt the "careful balance" that Congress struck in federal immigration law.

Google Chrome 5 [Review]

Posted: 29 May 2010 11:10 AM PDT

The real news is that with Chrome 5 Google's browser is finally available for Mac OS X and Linux.

Hollywood hellraiser Dennis Hopper dead at 74

Posted: 29 May 2010 11:07 AM PDT

Hollywood actor Dennis Hopper, best known for directing and starring in the 1969 cult classic "Easy Rider," died on Saturday at his home in Venice, California, from complications of prostate cancer.


Posted: 29 May 2010 10:50 AM PDT

Cannibalism At Their Best

BBC News - Comparing income with peers causes unhappiness

Posted: 29 May 2010 10:50 AM PDT

Comparing your income with that of family and friends is a recipe for unhappiness, a study suggests.

Electric Ash Found in Iceland Plume Miles From Volcano

Posted: 29 May 2010 10:40 AM PDT

Ash from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano was charged even over Europe—a find that's both good and bad news for air traffic, scientists say.

4 y/o kids to be fingerprinted to borrow library books.

Posted: 29 May 2010 10:20 AM PDT

Children as young as four could be fingerprinted to take out books from a school libaray.

Venezuela Economy Shrinks, Growth Hit by Power Shortages

Posted: 29 May 2010 10:00 AM PDT

Venezuela's economy showed clear signs of serious contraction in the aftermath of last year's power shortages brought on by a prolonged drought, the Central Bank announced.

The 50 Best Aliens in Comic Books

Posted: 29 May 2010 09:50 AM PDT

Thanagarians, Kree and Space Ducks -- throughout the history of comics, aliens have both served as protectors of the human race, played the role of evil overlords, or simply ridiculed our bass-ackwards ways of life.

Let the battle of the teams commence! [w/trailers]

Posted: 29 May 2010 09:50 AM PDT

Three gun-toting, wise-cracking, macho posses are hitting cinema screens this summer in The A-Team, The Losers and The Expendables. Who are top dogs?

On the Stencil Trail: Following Banksy Around the US

Posted: 29 May 2010 09:30 AM PDT

Banksy, the world's most well-known and elusive street artist, has been road-tripping around the US for the last few weeks. Each city along Banksy's trail has had its own unique reaction to its role as host to the international street art superstar.

Labor Unions Begin Organizing Pot Club Workers

Posted: 29 May 2010 09:11 AM PDT

A major California labor union is organizing medical cannabis workers in Oakland, a move that analysts say will help efforts to legalize marijuana and open the door for the union to organize thousands more workers.

Who Are The Real "Crazies" In Our Political Culture?

Posted: 29 May 2010 08:50 AM PDT

Anyone outside the two parties' orthodoxies is deemed "crazy," but how sane are the two parties?

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