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Monday, May 31, 2010



Study: 10 minutes of exercise, hour-long effects

Posted: 31 May 2010 05:10 PM PDT

Ten minutes of brisk exercise triggers metabolic changes that last at least an hour. The unfair news for panting newbies: The more fit you are, the more benefits you just might be getting.

Subway Finally Agrees to Tessellate Cheese

Posted: 31 May 2010 04:50 PM PDT

Every generation has a moment that defines it. This is ours.

Portrait of Vincent Van Gogh Made out of Polo Shirts (Vid)

Posted: 31 May 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Cool video of Japanese arranging 2,700 polo shirts, in 24 colors, into a portrait of Vincent Van Gogh. It is a creative mashup of fashion and art.

I scored a goal in the FIFA World Cup final

Posted: 31 May 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Brilliantly done video biographies from players who have scored in the World's biggest stage.

Video game fanatic hunts down and stabs rival player...

Posted: 31 May 2010 03:48 PM PDT

A French video game fanatic hunted down and stabbed a rival player who had killed his character in an online war game.

Is Flash dead? The future of Adobe's plug-in

Posted: 31 May 2010 03:40 PM PDT

Flash vs the open web is a clash with increasing ferocityRead more: http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/web/is-flash-dead-the-future-of-adobe-s-plug-in-692523#ixzz0pUoeW99X

"Quit Facebook Day" Only Affects 2% of U.S. Users

Posted: 31 May 2010 03:37 PM PDT

Have you heard of "Quit Facebook Day?" If not, you're not alone. In response to the recent Facebook privacy issues, a batch of users founded this celebration of-sorts in hopes that thousands more would join their commitment to deactivate their Facebook accounts come May 31. Well, that's tomorrow, and it appears to be a bust.

xkcd: Geeks and Nerds

Posted: 31 May 2010 03:35 PM PDT


More than 100,000 people march in Phoenix for Human Rights

Posted: 31 May 2010 03:35 PM PDT

More than 100,000 people marched in Phoenix, Arizona on May 29th for human rights and to stop laws like SB1070 and HB2281

Man Builds DIY 13.4" Carbon Fiber Touchscreen Tablet PC

Posted: 31 May 2010 03:30 PM PDT

Specs: Windows 7, Intel Atom Z530 Processor (1.6GHz) - GMA 500, 2GB Ram, 40GB SSD, Hard Drive, 13.4" HD Widescreen LED LCD (1366 x 768), Resistive Touch Screen, Wireless 802.11 g/b/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Ports: 2 USB, Headphone Jack, Mic Input, Power, Carbon Fiber Casing, Accelerometer, Built-In Speakers, 14.125" x 8.875" x .75", 3.2 lbs.

Punishing BP for the Oil Spill: 6 Brutal Proposals

Posted: 31 May 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Eleven people are dead and the Gulf of Mexico has become ground zeroof America's worst-ever oil spill. Who's to blame? In the eyes of mostcommentators, BP tops the list. More than a month after the DeepwaterHorizon blew up and crude began spewing into sea and calls to punishthe oil giant are gaining in volume. But what's the right penalty?

Study: A Cigarette A Month Can Get A Kid Hooked

Posted: 31 May 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Occasional smoking among middle-schoolers can lead to tobacco addiction, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. Of the young people in the study who said they had inhaled from a cigarette, nearly two-thirds said they smoked at least once a month. Half experienced symptoms of dependence.

Iron Man Sneakers Will Light Up Your Life [IMG]

Posted: 31 May 2010 02:20 PM PDT

So you want to be a super hero? Or more precisely you are a big fan of Iron Man. Then you can pick up a pair of these.

The 15 Best and Worst Series Finales in TV History

Posted: 31 May 2010 02:20 PM PDT

When a much-loved show ends, fans want it to end a certain way, and the final episode can mean the difference between a happy audience and one that refuses to buy the DVD.

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World - New Theatrical Trailer

Posted: 31 May 2010 02:16 PM PDT

Edgar Wright is best known for the brilliant Shaun of The Dead and Hot Fuzz, but after watching the trailer for the upcoming Scott Pilgrim VS. The World-- that may all be changing very soon. It's 100% unadulterated awesome.

How Fast Can A New Word Become Legit?

Posted: 31 May 2010 01:40 PM PDT

I'm a regular reader of xkcd. So when I saw malamanteau show up in the comic strip, the very first thing I did was head to Wordnik, the collaborative online dictionary, and by the time I got there, the word already had its own entry.

How-To: Recover from a Soda-Spill Disaster

Posted: 31 May 2010 01:24 PM PDT

There are few moments in life quite as sickening as realizing that you've spilled a beverage on one of your gadgets. It's never something you want to go through. Because of that, we've put together a simple disaster plan for dealing with beverage-soiled electronics. We hope you never have to use it, but if you do, you'll be glad you read it.

Woman suing Google over directions that got her hit by a car

Posted: 31 May 2010 01:22 PM PDT

A Utah woman used Google Maps' walking directions on her Blackberry and was given directions to walk onto a highway. She got hit and is now suing Google for damages.

Weatherman draws up more than the forecast

Posted: 31 May 2010 01:14 PM PDT

A weatherman sketches out something that might be even more dangerous than a tornado.

White House Struggles as Criticism on Leak Mounts

Posted: 31 May 2010 01:10 PM PDT

The Obama administration scrambled to respond on Sunday after the failure of the latest effort to kill the gushing oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. But administration officials acknowledged the possibility that tens of thousands of gallons of oil might continue pouring out until August, when two relief wells are scheduled to be completed.

What your email address says about you - The Oatmeal

Posted: 31 May 2010 12:50 PM PDT

An email address can be a great indicator of how capable you are with a computer.

The Price of Forgetting Soldiers' Sacrifices

Posted: 31 May 2010 12:40 PM PDT

The failure to commemorate the war dead has a particularly corrosive effect on the country, for once we forget the price of combat, it becomes all too easy to allow others—and other people's children—to pay it.

APOD - Moons and Rings Before Saturn

Posted: 31 May 2010 12:30 PM PDT

While cruising around Saturn, be on the lookout for picturesque juxtapositions of moons and rings. Another striking alignment occurred last March in the view of humanity's Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft. Rhea, one of Saturn's larger moons, was caught passing Epimetheus, one of Saturn's smaller moons. Epimetheus, as pictured above.

Could new Ebola cure be magic bullet for other viruses?

Posted: 31 May 2010 11:50 AM PDT

In what may be the biggest medical breakthrough of its kind, scientists have developed a completely new type of treatment that appears to cure Ebola. They report a 100% success rate. This is a breakthrough not only because it may give us a cure for an uncurable, incredibly nasty virus, but also because the same method might work for other viruses.

Aggressive Maneuvers for Autonomous Quadrotor Flight

Posted: 31 May 2010 11:40 AM PDT


Why are Girl Fights on the rise?

Posted: 31 May 2010 11:18 AM PDT

Disturbing video of school-girl fight in NSW Australia. Has reality television "normalised" violence by girls? Australian Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research figures show physical attacks involving girls have risen at the rate of nearly 15 per cent a year since 2005, yet the level of male violence remains "stable".

5000 people descend on store tearing down doors killing 1

Posted: 31 May 2010 11:11 AM PDT

A store in Brazil could not handle a marauding crowd clamoring for deals on TV and electronics.

Ancient Mayor's 'Lost Tomb' Found South Of Cairo

Posted: 31 May 2010 11:09 AM PDT

Archaeologists have discovered the 3,300-year-old tomb of the ancient Egyptian capital's mayor, whose resting place had been lost under the desert sand since 19th century treasure hunters first carted off some of its decorative wall panels, officials announced Sunday.

Shocking Video: Animal Cruelty at PETCO supplier

Posted: 31 May 2010 10:23 AM PDT

A PETA investigator went undercover at Sun Pet Ltd., a wholesale animal dealer that supplies animals to PETCO and PetSmart, among other chains. Video footage shows employees bashing hamsters against tables and committing other gruesome deeds.

Puppy found wedged in car engine

Posted: 31 May 2010 10:22 AM PDT

A woman rushing to see her husband in the emergency room was forced to stop her car because of a strange noise — an 8-week-old lab under the hood of her car.

Pope Refused to Oust Convicted Sex Pedophile Priest

Posted: 31 May 2010 10:22 AM PDT

As a cardinal, future Pope Benedict XVI refused to oust admitted & convicted sex abuser, who confessed to molesting numerous children.

Crowd WIN - Thief FAIL

Posted: 31 May 2010 10:13 AM PDT

"Wenzhou street collective Samaritan owed more than 10 members of the public gets her runaway criminals. Wenzhou street collective Samaritan act has more than 10 members of the public gets her runaway criminals2010-05-20 19:15:50 Source: Xinhua (Guangzhou) closely linked to three cell phones and news. Xinhua News Agency, Hangzhou, May 20 ..."

Hilarious web addresses revealed in new book

Posted: 31 May 2010 10:11 AM PDT

A list of the internet's most inadvertently amusing web addresses – such as the home page for celebrity agent database Who Represents, or www.whorepresents.com – have been compiled in a new book.

What’s Next? iWeight iPad Digital Scale (PIC)

Posted: 31 May 2010 10:10 AM PDT

With so many iPhone and iPad applications, is the iWeight the next thing? converting the Apple iPad into a digital scale.

Amazing Racing Game Simulator [Vid]

Posted: 31 May 2010 09:40 AM PDT

Motion platform for car simulator by ELSACO. Extremely dynamic settings

High School Dropouts Costly for American Economy

Posted: 31 May 2010 08:58 AM PDT

Dropouts cost taxpayers more than $8 billion annually in public assistance programs like food stamps. High school dropouts earn about $10 thousand less a year than workers with diplomas. That's $300 billion in lost earnings every year. They're more likely to be unemployed: 15 percent are out of work versus a national average of 9.4 percent.

Amazing shot of ISS and Jupiter... during daytime!

Posted: 31 May 2010 08:57 AM PDT

The amazing pictures of the space station taken by ground-based amateur astronomers keeps on coming. On May 29th, Anthony Ayiomamitis used a 16 cm (6") telescope to capture a phenomenal image of the International Space Station passing Jupiter... in broad daylight!

Reports: Israeli ships attack aid flotilla, 2 dead - Yahoo!

Posted: 31 May 2010 08:32 AM PDT

Israeli warships attacked at least one of the six ships carrying pro-Palestinian activists and aid for blockaded Gaza, killing at least two and wounding an unknown number of people on board, an Arabic satellite service and a Turkish TV network reported early Monday.

Real-life 'Dexter' stiffed over murder, seeks payback

Posted: 31 May 2010 08:23 AM PDT

You would think that someone known as the father of blood spatter analysis wouldn't have much trouble getting paid for his services — who, after all, would want to find out how someone like that goes about collecting bad debts?

Peter Nowak: Sex, Bombs and Burgers

Posted: 31 May 2010 08:10 AM PDT

The causal and logical links between pornography, war and food.

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