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Sunday, June 6, 2010



The Middle East Ball Game

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 08:50 PM PDT

There are two models of Arab governance. The old Nasserite model, which Hamas still practices, where leaders say: "Judge me by how I resist Israel or America" and the new model, practiced in the West Bank by Abbas and Fayyad: "Judge me by how I perform — how I generate investment and employment, deliver services and pick up the garbage."

Email and Bacon - This car has everything (PIC)

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 08:30 PM PDT

It seems that most cars have a feature that introduces email and bacon right at your reach...or something that resembles so.

World Of Programming [Infographic]

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 08:20 PM PDT

This infographic exhibits pioneers in the field of programming, along with the history and current statistics of various programming languages. Also included are some random facts and algorithm diagrams to make the infographic more visually appealing.

Facebook Hoodie With Mysterious Insignia Found on eBay

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 07:40 PM PDT

Earlier this week during an interview at the D8 conference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg did the unthinkable: after finding the hotseat a little too toasty for his liking, he took off his hoodie.

I Just Fixed Baseball and Instant Replay--Was That So Hard?

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 07:20 PM PDT

Major League Baseball is like most old, cemented corporations: slow to act, weary of change and quicksand-stuck in its ways. What a shame. MLB had a chance to climb out of the cave when Jim Joyce's egregious error nullified Armando Galarraga's perfect game. But they didn't, and we are bound to see something like this happen again.

The Soul of Twit

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 07:00 PM PDT

A scathing BP satire, a sitcom and a host of mimics: Twitter inspires creative voices--albeit succinct ones

The amazing story behind Branson's Virgin Galactic project

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 07:00 PM PDT

This is Sir Norman Foster's Virgin Galactic terminal building in the New Mexico desert: like the futuristic aircraft ready to shuttle tourists to the edge of our atmosphere, it is about to move from technical drawing to reality.

Pfizer Lung Cancer Drug Promising in Early Tests

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 06:40 PM PDT

It's way too soon to declare success, but an experimental drug for lung cancer patients with a certain gene showed extraordinary promise in early testing, doctors reported at a cancer conference on Saturday.

New world record for longest poker game

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 06:20 PM PDT

Poker star Phil Laak eclipsed the world record for the longest consecutive stint of playing the game, putting in more than 79 hours at the table and passing both the official Guinness record as well as the unofficial one recognized in the poker world.

At Least 4 Killed in Heavy Storms Sweeping Through Midwest

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 05:50 PM PDT

Tornadoes and thunderstorms that swept through the Midwest overnight killed at least four people in Ohio, sent several to hospitals, destroyed 50 homes and damaged scores more, as well a high school gymnasium where graduation was to be held Sunday. Authorities in northwest Ohio are still searching through homes and couldn't say whether anyone...

Bank Of America Workers Across U.S. Sue For Overtime

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 05:40 PM PDT

Workers for Bank of America Corp, one of the nation's largest employers, have sued the company for allegedly failing to pay overtime and other wages.

8 Incredible Health Innovations That Transform Lives

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 05:10 PM PDT

Technology is giving us wonderful options for those of us with physical limitations. From the blind to the deaf, from amputees to burn victims, gadgets are creating a whole new realm of abilities.

Tree of Cloud or Cloud Tree (PIC)

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 05:00 PM PDT

.......an unexpected portrait of nature.

‘Tattoo’ to help diabetics track blood sugar

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Carbon nanotubes could be injected under the skin to measure blood glucose levels

Soccer Fans Stampede in South Africa Leaving 15 Injured

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 04:37 PM PDT

Thousands of soccer fans stampeded outside a stadium Sunday before a World Cup warmup match between Nigeria and North Korea, leaving 15 people injured, including one policeman who was seriously hurt.

Wow, I feel old (pic)

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 04:30 PM PDT


N.J. men arrested at Kennedy Airport called terror suspects

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Two New Jersey men who talked about attacking Americans and sought to fight alongside terrorists in Somalia were arrested at New York's Kennedy Airport as they tried to leave the U.S. and join the al-Qaida-affiliated jihadists, authorities said.

Oil Spill Puts Significant Cold-Water Reefs in Peril

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Thousands of barrels of oil are leaking out of the Deepwater Horizon site each day. The oil ascends from depths of approximately 1502 m. (4928 ft.), but not all of it reaches the sea surface.

Man goes into hospital for throat surgery. Ends up in coma.

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Smith was without oxygen for up to 37 minutes while nurses cleaned the lab and that the alarm on the ventilator machine had inexplicably been turned off.

Sarah Palin aide helped Nixon dump Jews from government

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 03:30 PM PDT

A top adviser to GOP star Sarah Palin was once dispatched by ex-President Richard Nixon to sweep Jews out of government service, newly released tapes show.

Val Kilmer's Neighbors Are Not His Biggest Fans

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 03:30 PM PDT

Actor Val Kilmer's neighbors in New Mexico say he's keeping locals from Pecos River fishing holes and that he's made ethnic insults in interviews. In a 2003 Rolling Stone article, Kilmer was quoted as saying he lives "in the homicide capital of the Southwest" and keeps a gun in his vehicle. Kilmer added, "80% of the people in my county are drunk."

Top 10 Most Memorable Fights At Yankee Stadium [PICS]

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 03:20 PM PDT

Boxing returns to Yankee Stadium following a 34-year absence Saturday when Yuri Foreman defends his WBA junior middleweight title against former welterweight champion Miguel Cotto. Here's a look at some of the most memorable bouts to take place at the iconic Bronx stadium through the years.

'Whale-huggers' restart a crusade they thought they'd won

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Self-described "whale-huggers" restart a crusade they thought they'd won and to revise a familiar slogan: Save the Whales Again. At a protest, they expressed incredulity that the Obama administration helped draft a proposal to lift the 1986 commercial whaling moratorium and set legal quotas for Japan, Norway and Iceland, the 3 nations that still

Rafael Nadal Wins 2010 French Open

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Rafael Nadal has avenged last year's loss at Roland Garros to Robin Soderling, winning the French Open final.

Autism Test Could Make the Condition 'Preventable'

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Autism could be turned into a "preventable" disorder, after British scientists develop a 'simple' test for the condition...

No SMS is worth an SOS

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 02:10 PM PDT

Following a new World Health Organization road safety report, there is a move to classify distracted driving as a lethal epidemic. Traffic deaths are high from distracted driving. By 2030, road accidents will be the fifth leading cause of deaths in the world.

Predicting the severity of breast cancer

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 01:50 PM PDT

UCSF researchers have found a way to predict whether women with the earliest form of breast cancer are likely to develop deadly tumors - a significant discovery that might save women who aren't at high risk from getting life-altering and unnecessary treatment.

Graffiti Removal Hotline [PIC]

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 01:40 PM PDT

Now that's irony.

Blonde Twin Girls: High School Valedictorian & Salutatorian

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 01:30 PM PDT

From Mars Hill, Maine: Chelsea Hartin (left) and her sister Brianna have shared everything in life. Well that's nice. Two pretty young girls who averaged 99.24 and 99.09 at Central Aroostook High School. Even wore identical gowns and hairstyles to their senior prom. Aw, how cute. The girls' resumes are virtually identical.

BP Doesn't Pay for Barrier Islands, Drops $50 Mil on Ads

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 01:20 PM PDT

Louisiana officials are wondering why they have still yet to be paid for the massive dredging projects now underway in the Gulf of Mexico.

When John Wooden Died, So Did a Piece of Life

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 01:00 PM PDT

We've lost so much more than John Wooden, it seems. We also have lost the strongest and keenest way to coach young people, to shape meaningful lives, to help find an equilibrium, to keep life and sport in a sensible and yet inspirational cocoon.

5 Best Ways to Describe the Freaky Monster in 'Splice'

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 12:50 PM PDT

"Like a chicken with a baby's head..."

RUMOUR: MotorStorm 3 Coming, Set in Post-Apocalyptic World

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 12:40 PM PDT

The third game in Sony's premium franchise may be making a return but this time in a post-apocalyptic world for a change.

Non-Organic VS Organic - [Comic]

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 12:30 PM PDT

All of them bastards!

The Top 10 Gaming Swords

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 12:30 PM PDT

This week we throw out the gauntlets and take up arms, as we proclaim the top swords and blades in the video game world. Ranked by their popularity, their power, and their sheer prestige, these are the Top 10 Swords.

Read the Gettysburg Address

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 12:20 PM PDT

Americans have lost their commitment to shared sacrifice. Lincoln's speech can help us recover it.

$500K scratch-off dismissed as misprint. WTF? "Winner" sues.

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 12:20 PM PDT

Ann Marie Curcio claims the Lottery is in breach of its contract with buyers because it will not pay $500,000 she says she is owed for her winning a misprinted lottery ticket.

EFF: No Privacy―Opt-Out Required or Yahoo Contacts Go Social

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 12:10 PM PDT

In another blow to privacy, Yahoo plans to move its Yahoo Mail users' contacts into a social network of friends who will receive your Yahoo! Updates. Like Google Buzz's ill-fated launch using Gmail contacts, Yahoo! wants to jump start its social networking plans with the hundreds of millions of people who already use its email and messenger...

Finding a slave in your past

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 11:50 AM PDT

With DNA technology and websites like ancestry.com, people are delving into their roots like never before, and both white and black often find a more complex racial history than they'd imagined.

7 Ways to Find Amazing New Android Apps

Posted: 06 Jun 2010 11:40 AM PDT

If you are the lucky owner of an Android device, you might struggle from time to time with finding the perfect apps to fit your lifestyle and meet your needs. And often, the Internet at large can be less than helpful when you're searching for Android-specific applications.

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