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The Realities Of Unemployment (Graphic)

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 07:20 PM PDT

What you think being jobless is like, and what it is actually like.


Israel plows new ground in exotic crops

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 07:11 PM PDT

If Willy Wonka had a farm, it would fit right in here in Israel. Want a lemon-scented tomato or a chocolate-colored persimmon? How about some miniaturized garlic cloves for the home chef who doesn't have time to chop, or a purple potato that tastes buttery when cooked?


Linfen, China: The Dirtiest City on Earth (Video)

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 07:00 PM PDT

Breathing the air of Linfen, China for a single day is the equivalent to smoking three packs of cigarettes.


What is the Enterprise Stack? (Infographic)

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 07:00 PM PDT

A look at the enterprise infrastructure stack and the hardware components that it consists of; comparing the major players in the market, like Intel, IBM, and HP, and introducing the virtual stack, which incorporates new players such as SAP, EMC, and WMware.


Let's Colour [Cool Video]

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 06:50 PM PDT

Dulux Walls - Global film for the Let's Colour Campaign by Euro RSCG London. Let's Colour is a worldwide initiative to transform grey spaces with colourful paint...


Open Standards Throughout the Globe (Chart)

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 06:50 PM PDT

As wonderful and widely used as open source software is, according to Linus Torvalds, "the future is open source everything." From foods and beverages to scientific and health research studies and advanced technological innovations, the world has turned to open source.


Laissez-Faire Meets the Oil Spill

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 06:41 PM PDT

Among the chatterati these days the favorite topic of conjecture is what the catastrophic Gulf oil spill means for President Obama. Pundits argue hotly over the correct historical comparison: Will the spill prove to be his Hurricane Katrina? His Three Mile Island? Or maybe his Iranian Hostage Crisis?


Armando Galarraga Pitches 21st Perfect Game...Ruined by Ump

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 06:34 PM PDT

Detroit's Armando Galarraga just missed becoming the 21st player to pitch a perfect game in Major League baseball history because of a horrible call at first base on what would've been the final out of the game.


Sands of Time [Pic]

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 06:30 PM PDT

They flow in Namibia


Ken Griffey Jr. to Announce Retirement

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 06:10 PM PDT

Ken Griffey Jr. is retiring Wednesday. Sources said that Griffey, who didn't report to Safeco Field for the Mariners' game against the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday, is saying "it's over.''


Irish ship on Collision Course with Israeli Navy Near Gaza

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 06:10 PM PDT

The 'Rachel Corrie, with Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire on board, continued to sail towards Gaza waters with an aid cargo of cement, medical equipment (including a CT scanner) printing paper, schoolbooks and toys. "If any harm comes to any of our citizens, it will have the most serious consequences," Prime Minister Brian Cowen said.


5 Ways to Upgrade Your Body (With Modern Science)

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 06:00 PM PDT

We'd all like to be commuting to work in our hover cars and invading small countries with our own personal mechanisms, but sadly technology has failed to live up to our expectations, and no matter what Steve Jobs claims, the iPad is just not in the same league.


Media must have unrestricted ability to cover the oil spill

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 05:50 PM PDT

One of the most disturbing aspects of British Petroleum's handling of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent continuing oil spill is the company's ham-handed attempts to restrict media coverage. BP officials seem to be more adept at cutting off information flows than oil leaks.


Mexican newspaper finds source of cartels' guns--government

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 05:30 PM PDT

When the forcible citizen disarmament lobby tells you that 80% (or 90%, or 95 to 100%) of the Mexican "crime guns" come from the U.S., not only do they usually fail to mention that those percentages refer only to those that are actually traced by the ATF, but they ignore that guns from the U.S. government are also "from the U.S."


Osama Bin Laden Flying First Class to Washington

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 05:10 PM PDT

International terrorist and fugitive Al Qaeda boss Osama Bin Laden has surfaced and apparently he's flying British Airways first class to Washington.


NVIDIA Shows Dual GTX 470 Proto Card at Computex, Lights Dim

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 04:20 PM PDT

With the heat output and power requirements of NVIDIA's GF100 graphics chip, a lot of us were skeptical there would ever be a dual GPU version of NVIDIA's new GeForce 400 series. Imagine our surprise when this thing came out of nowhere during our tour of Galaxy's booth.


Breaking: Feds Approve More Offshore Drilling in Gulf Coast

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 04:10 PM PDT

The Mineral Management Service (MMS) decided today to grant a permit allowing Bandon Oil and Gas to start drilling just 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana.


Oil could hit Florida Panhandle by Wednesday

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 04:06 PM PDT

A Florida beach might get hit with oil from the Deepwater Horizon accident for the first time Wednesday as sheen likely caused by the accident was reported less than 10 miles off Pensacola Beach.


How musicians are keeping Big Media from totally owning them

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 04:00 PM PDT

As the traditional record business has turned topsy-turvy, artists as well as startup companies are developing ways to finance the making of music today. A couple of European websites, Sellaband.com and Slicethepie.com, act as revenue-generating conduits between musicians and fans.


Avatar Days: The everyday life of WoW players

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 04:00 PM PDT

It follows 4 MMORPG players taking about their online persona's. As they tell their stories we see them go about their everyday lives against the mundane backdrop of city life...but as their Avatars.


uTorrent For Linux Is Coming, Finally

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 03:50 PM PDT

Five years after uTorrent was released for the Windows platform the development team has announced that it's working on a Linux version of the torrent client. The massive demand from users is cited as one of the main reasons why Linux users will have a native uTorrent application this coming summer.


Mormons Lure Korean Converts with English Lessons

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 03:40 PM PDT

Missionaries offer language lessons but there's a catch, most lessons require students to remain for a second session discussing the Book of Mormon.


Should Marijuana Dealers Unionize?

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 03:40 PM PDT

Between getting the hydroponics just right and remembering the code to the gun safe, selling marijuana aint easy. Pot merchants in the city of Oakland have found what they hope will be a way to make it easier: unionize.


Which City is Closest to this Volcano?

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 03:40 PM PDT

Million dollar question, which city is closest to this Volcano? Is that your final answer?


Joran Van Sloot sought in Peru for murder.

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 03:36 PM PDT

Natalee Holloway suspect Joran Van Der Sloot sought in Peru, for the suspected murder of Stephany Tatiana Flores Ramirez 21.


Ex-Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer arrested

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 03:30 PM PDT

Ex-Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer was arrested this morning and booked into the Seminole County Jail. Charges are pending.


D.C.'s Jefferson Memorial is Sinking

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 03:30 PM PDT

The 32,000-ton Jefferson Memorial is solid, officials said, although it has shifted some since its construction and is monitored for movement. But the pilings under the sea wall are set only in dirt and as a result, the sea wall has sunk almost a foot in places since the memorial was built.


Top 50 Worst Video Game Cliches

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 03:20 PM PDT

Some of these clich├ęs are used to propel the game's story forward. Some are just laziness on part of the developers, a quick shortcut. And a few are just annoying.


Sequelitis: Are moviegoers finally fed up with sequels?

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 03:20 PM PDT

It appears that the summer box office might be in peril as moviegoers are showing signs of being tired of sequels (finally)...


Winston Churchill memorabilia fetches over £500,000

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 03:20 PM PDT

An auction of memorabilia of wartime leader Winston Churchill, including a cigar and a letter in which he rejects making terms with Adolf Hitler, fetched £577,063 today. In response to Hitler request, Churchill had written: "I am ashamed of you for writing such a letter. I return it to you -- to burn and forget"


This is Why I’m Scared of Snakes [PICS]

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 03:10 PM PDT

These snakes can squeeze the life out of you.


Light Warfare: Amazing Guns, Stop Motion (VIDEO)

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Enough with the rainbows and flowers - it's time for guns and missles! This is the truepower of light painting: every weapon at your fingertips.


Marijuana Farmer's Markets Proposed In California

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 02:50 PM PDT

A California medical marijuana dispensary operator has presented his idea to start patient-to-patient cannabis farmer's markets in Sacramento and surrounding counties...


"I Thought She Was 18!" Won't Work Here

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 02:40 PM PDT

TABC agent accused of sexually assaulting the 16-year-old he was using in sting operations to catch liquor stores selling alcohol to minors.


13 Celebrities With Mental Illness

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Sometimes, it's often unclear if a celebrity's problems are the typical 'star syndrome' or a deeper, more serious one -- mental illness. Here are 13 celebrities with mental illness.


Drunk Parrots Falling Out Of Sky

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Dozens of paralytic parrots are said to have started falling from the sky near Darwin, Australia after eating a mystery food which causes them to lose coordination and pass out.


Patton Oswalt's 10 Best Onstage Moments [Vids]

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Arguably one of the best stand up comedians working today, this article takes a look back at Patton Oswalt's best onstage moments.


The RIAA? Amateurs. Here's how you sue 14,000 P2P users

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 02:00 PM PDT

A single law firm in Virginia has partnered with indie filmmakers to bring more than 14,000 lawsuits against P2P file-swappers in a mere six months. Here's the complete list.


SanDisk, OCZ Push Size, Speed With New SSDs

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 01:50 PM PDT

SanDisk and OCZ unveiled their latest solid-state drives at Computex 2010, setting new performance and size records for the NAND flash products.


Anchor is unaware that she's on-air (vid)

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 01:50 PM PDT

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