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Saturday, June 5, 2010



Man Survives in Swamp for 4 Days After Car Wreck

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 05:30 PM PDT

Thomas Wopat-Moreau, a 22-year-old recent college graduate, was found alive, having surviving on swamp water, four days after his car careened off the side of an upstate New York highway.

Queen Elizabeth Knights Patrick Stewart With Light Saber

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 05:10 PM PDT

Queen Elizabeth Knights Patrick Stewart With Light Saber: I know the light saber is from the wrong franchise but resistance was futile...

Teen breaks Cleveland drought, wins National Spelling Bee

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 04:50 PM PDT

Who says Cleveland can't win a championship? The eighth-grader also plays golf, likes to dance, wants to go to Harvard and become a cardiovascular surgeon. She has the demeanor to pull it off: She stood deadpan with her hands behind her back after spelling the winning word, the medical term "stromuhr," and didn't crack a smile until the trophy...

The Sport that Knows No Economic Barriers (Pics)

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Call it soccer. Call if football. It doesn't matter to the people in under-developed countries around the world. The visual depictions of smiles and fun prove one thing -- whatever you call it, you don't need Nike or Wilson to enjoy scoring a goal.

Giving proteins a new glow

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 04:20 PM PDT

MIT chemists have designed a way to fluorescently label proteins that could shed light on protein functions never before seen.

Beachcomber stumbles upon historical shipwreck

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Ray Midgett hunts the Corolla beaches on the Outer Banks of North Carolina almost every day.

25 Years of Rare - The Greatest Games They Have Done

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 03:40 PM PDT

British games studio Rare celebrates its 25th anniversary this summer. In honor of this, we've dug back through the archives to celebrate 25 of the developer's finest achievements from its early work on home computers in the UK to its pioneering work on the SNES and Nintendo 64, through to its acquisition by Microsoft in 2002.

Welcome to Skateistan (PICS)

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 03:30 PM PDT

Of all the places in the world you would never think had a skate scene... Afghanistan has to be on top of the list. No one is 100% sure how it happened, maybe skating Santa made it through the blockade, perhaps Animal Chin made a sneak training session...

In search of the meaning of a name

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 03:20 PM PDT

Curious about his unusual name, a journalist and father traces his lineage to the 1600s — and unearths a conflicted past.

BP chief Tony Hayward sold shares weeks before oil spill

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 03:10 PM PDT

The chief executive of BP sold 1.4 million of his shares in the fuel giant weeks before the Gulf of Mexico oil spill caused its value to collapse.

Why Driving Less Is Better For The Economy

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 02:50 PM PDT

For a lasting recovery, America needs to free up money spent on cars and invest in new technologies and industries

Costumed Superheroes Swept from Tourist Hub

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 02:40 PM PDT

By Wednesday afternoon, Batman was the only costumed character left on the streets.

Obama Says Gulf Communities Will Be ‘Made Whole’ After Spill

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 02:30 PM PDT

President Barack Obama said communities along the Gulf Coast suffering because of the oil spill will be "made whole" with payments from BP Plc and aid from the government.

Government Jobs Account For 95% Of Job Increases

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 02:10 PM PDT

American companies hired fewer workers in May than forecast and workers dropped out of the labor force, indicating government support is still needed to spur economic growth. Temporary census jobs accounted for 411,000 of the May increase in payrolls, leaving the ex-census figure at 20,000.

Despite pressure, Israeli PM firm on Gaza blockade

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 02:00 PM PDT

Israeli forces seized a Gaza-bound aid vessel swiftly and without meeting resistance on Saturday, preventing it from breaking a naval blockade of the Hamas-ruled territory days after a similar effort turned bloody.

Should MPAA go after Ashton Kutcher for promoting piracy?

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 01:40 PM PDT

The Motion Picture Association of America is always talking tough about cracking down on piracy anywhere and everywhere, so much so that it has even been sending out its fabled "you are breaking the law" copyright infringement notices not just to slacker college kids, but soldiers stationed in harm's way on overseas military bases in Iraq, threaten

New VLC Player Supports WebM, H.264 Hardware Decoding

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 01:40 PM PDT

Want to play videos encoded with WebM, the new video format that Google open sourced at its developers conference? Well, look no further: The new version of VLC supports WebM playback.

Canadians Have Their Own Oil Worries

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 01:30 PM PDT

It took the blowout at the BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico before most Canadians gave any thought to the potential for a similar catastrophe off their shores. And when questions were raised, the answers were revealing.

I Want This In My Belly!!! (PIC)

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 01:10 PM PDT


Fashion and portrait photographer Brian Duffy dies aged 76

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 01:00 PM PDT

The photographer Brian Duffy, whose images captured the spirit of the 1960s, has died following a battle with lung disease aged 76.

Celtics Coach Hides $2600 in the Staples Center Ceiling

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 12:30 PM PDT

It seems strange enough to be made up, but the story is completely true. An NBA coach managed to stash $2,600 in cash in a Staples Center ceiling tile for nearly four months without anyone finding out.

The Problem with Online Anonymity: A Debate on Civility

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 12:20 PM PDT

Wales, Keen, and Sifry debate Internet civility. In less than a generation, the Internet has altered the daily lives of individuals in ways few would have conceived in its nascent stages. Initially a playground for the computer savvy, the world of blogs and tweets has given equal voice to anyone with a computer and a web connection.

Google relents, to give WiFi data to Germany, France, Spain

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 12:00 PM PDT

Google has decided to give in to government pressure and hand over the WiFi data it accidentally collected to government agencies. Germany, France, and Spain will be among the first to get the data out of Google in the next two days, Google CEO Eric Schmidt told the Financial Times, and other countries may get data in the coming weeks.

A sense of humor helps keep you healthy until retirement

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 12:00 PM PDT

But after 70, laughing it off just doesn't work.


Posted: 05 Jun 2010 11:50 AM PDT

by R J Matson

Are Contractors Hiring Criminals to Clean the Oil Spill?

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 11:40 AM PDT

"The last count that I had, there were about 180-plus workers that were asked to leave because of criminal histories that they had outstanding issues with, criminal violations that were drawing quite a bit of concerns for the locals in those communities," said Councilman Chris Roberts. BP has declined to comment.

Hate Toll Booths? Here’s How To Avoid Them! (Video)

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 11:40 AM PDT

This footage was taken at the Dallas-Forth Worth International Airport. Both the toll booth operator and the driver escaped without serious injury.

23 hot & creepy creatures humans have had sex with

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 11:30 AM PDT

Whenever creatures and humans get together, hook-ups are sure to follow. Sometimes they're creepy. Sometimes they can even be hot. And sometimes they're just plain weird.

What to do if you're locked out of Gmail

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 11:20 AM PDT

The recovery form asks for very detailed information about your Gmail and Google usage in order to verify that you are actually the owner of an e-mail account. If you're already locked out, be prepared to start thinking long and hard about what Google services you use and when you started using them.

Baby Turtles = Cuteness Overload!

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 11:20 AM PDT


Fortune Teller in 2000 [comic]

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 11:10 AM PDT


Drake on 'Degrassi': A Rapper's Early Days on Canadian TV

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 11:10 AM PDT

Canadian rapper Drake has become one of the hottest names in hip-hop since emigrating stateside to pursue his music career.

Zuckerberg's Bizarre Facebook Insignia Revealed

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 11:00 AM PDT

Using blown-up photos from the conference, we created a mock-up of Facebook CEO Zuckerberg's "Mission Statement Seal" hoodie. Zuckerberg removed his signature hoodie at D8 conference Wednesday, revealing a what looked strange Illuminati-like diagram printed on the blue silk lining.

Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online goes free-to-play

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 10:50 AM PDT

Prior to today's announcement, we had the opportunity to sit down with Warner Interactive President Martin Tremblay, and Turbine CEO Jim Crowley, to talk about the Lord of the Rings Online free-to-play announcement and its connection with the Warner acquisition.

A Timeline of 'Getting Lucky' (Chart)

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 10:50 AM PDT

The following happens between 6:30PM, and 1:15AM. Beep... Bloop... Beep...

You Let One Come On, They All Want On

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 10:50 AM PDT

His head must be made out of cheese.

'60s Propaganda Vid: Oysters Love Crude Oil

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 10:40 AM PDT

"Scientists" in the video conduct a series of tests and find that after dumping oil drill mud, crude oil, and other harmful products on a tank of oysters, the oysters have "never been happier."

AZ school demands non-white faces on mural changed to white

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 10:30 AM PDT

An Arizona elementary school mural featuring the faces of kids who attend the school has been the subject of racist screaming to remove the black student's face, and now the school principal has ordered the faces of the Latino and Black students to be changed to Caucasian skin.

UK's First Water Desalination Plant Opens in London

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 10:20 AM PDT

The Thames Gateway Water Treatment Works will, if called upon, convert saltwater from the Thames into drinking water. It will only be used in times when water production falls to a certain level during 'hotter-than-usual' months, but when fired up it will be capable of producing around 140 million liters a day – enough water for 1 million people.

John Wooden Through The Years [PICS]

Posted: 05 Jun 2010 10:20 AM PDT

Legendary coach John Wooden passed away at the age of 99. Here is a gallery with some classic shots of Wooden over the years.

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