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Thursday, June 10, 2010



Management Failures, Improperly Marked Graves At Arlington

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 06:40 PM PDT

At a news conference at the Department of Defense later today, Secretary of the Army John McHugh, is scheduled to present the results of a six-month Army investigation into alleged problems at Arlington National Cemetery, including mismanagement, bad recordkeeping, and wire fraud.

The Ingredient List of BP's Dispersants

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 06:40 PM PDT

Is the dispersant that BP is using on the oil volcano in the Gulf worse than the oil it's supposed to help get rid of? The author's outlet doesn't have any chemists on staff, so they're spreading the list around in the hopes that it'll reach someone that is. Digg this up and get the word out.

Mexico's struggle to win 'war' on drugs

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 06:20 PM PDT

If you want to eat ceviche, and find yourself in the Mexican city of Culiacan, Los Arcos restaurant is the place to head for. But the recommendation comes with a health warning.There is a story that is heard around Culiacan often enough for there to be at least some truth to it. It is said that on occasion the richest and possibly most powerful..

Sony Says 3D on PS3 Begins... June 10!

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 06:20 PM PDT

Starting tomorrow, HD stereoscopic 3D gaming will be available in your very own living rooms! As you already know, all PlayStation 3 systems are already equipped with everything they need to play stereoscopic 3D games. The PS3 system is the only console on the market that can support full stereoscopic 3D gaming right from your living room!

The 8 Most Important Videos of the Gulf Oil Disaster

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 06:00 PM PDT

In a larger-than-life event like the Gulf Oil disaster, words can only do so much to portray the bitterness, anguish, and absurdity of the situation. We must also rely on images and video to document the tragedy. Here are 8 of the most important Deepwater Horizon disaster-related videos, both serious and humorous.

Judging the Series Finales: Lost vs. Battlestar Galactica

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 05:50 PM PDT

On the surface, the two series may not look very similar but there are many common themes like: leadership; community; good vs. evil; the levels of ambiguity between good and evil; the power of relationships; despair; hope; destiny; and science vs. faith. -- But which had a better ending?

State Trooper Shoots Trapped Kitten to Death

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 05:40 PM PDT

Claiming that he was concerned for the safety of his three young sons, Houston baited a steel trap with ham and captured a small domestic cat. When he tried to remove the animal, which did not have tags, he scratched him. So Houston killed Rowdy รข�� while the kitten was trapped within the cage.

OH: Twitter Is Hiring. Big Time.

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 05:30 PM PDT

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone said Thursday that his company has about 200 employees and expects this number would double this year. Stone was speaking to a(nother) reporter in off-the-cuff remarks after accepting a 2010 Mirrors Award in what would certainly qualify as an "OH" moment if Tweeted first on the micro-blogging service.

Oil Disaster Shows Need for Endangered Species Act Overhaul

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 05:30 PM PDT

Of the many regulatory problems that helped make the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster possible, the Endangered Species Act's shortcomings have received little attention — but fixing its flaws and loopholes could help prevent future catastrophes. Oil companies never considered the impacts of a massive spill on the Gulf's sperm whales or .....

Worst Manmade Environmental Disasters

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 05:20 PM PDT

10 terrifying examples of the damage people are capable of causing

Five Things Old Media Still Doesn't Get About The Web

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 05:20 PM PDT

The New York Times and many other mainstream publications prove time and time again that this "new-fangled internet thing" is beyond their comprehension. From paywalls to piracy "concerns" they demonstrate that their desperation is clouding their judgment.

Dreamcast games coming to XLA and PSN

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 05:13 PM PDT

Sega's ill-fated final console, the Dreamcast, is making a return of sorts as the most popular first-party games from the system will be coming to Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network. This fall, Crazy Taxi and Sonic Adventure will kick things off.

This is Dewey from 'Malcolm in the Middle.' Feel old yet?

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 05:10 PM PDT


Porsche Politely Refuses To Take MINI's Challenge Bait

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 05:10 PM PDT

MINI's mental challenge to Porsche, pitting a Cooper S against a 911 Carrera S around Road Atlanta, won't be happening. Porsche politely turned down the challenge, and actually put it back on MINI to enter a car at Sebring, Le Mans, Daytona or any other sanctioned race, where there's more on the line than "T-Shirts and valet parking spaces."

Summer Fashion Don'ts for Lads and Ladies

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 05:10 PM PDT

The marked increase in skin-to-clothing ratio isn't enough to save most folks from falling into fashion quagmires galore. It's not like we want Armani and Prada, people. Just try to steer clear of these ridiculous warm-weather faux pas, will you?

6 Weapon Technologies That Were Once Considered SciFi

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 05:00 PM PDT

SciFi tech that was once seen as "out this world" that has actually become a reality.

How Albert Einstein's Brain Worked

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Einstein's brain gave the world a wealth of knowledge. But besides the thoughts, what's in Einstein's brain itself? Thomas Harvey set out to find out.

EFF:Google, Yahoo & Microsoft Still Breaking EU Privacy Laws

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 04:50 PM PDT

At a time when users regularly turn to search engines to find information on the Internet, search privacy is of paramount importance. The search terms you give to search engines can be used to compose a telling portrait of your interests and concerns, a fact that has led privacy advocates to call for greater protection for individual users.

Pro-Islam Ads Appear on London Subways, Buses, Taxi Cabs

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Campaign aims to emphasize the ways Muslims balance religious tradition with contemporary human rights and social responsibility.

Twitter Acquires Smallthought Systems

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 04:30 PM PDT

it looks like Twitter is back on the acquisition front announcing today their purchase of Smallthought Systems. The merger will bring not only the database management, but also the analytics measurement in house.

15 Big Companies In Danger Bankruptcy (That Aren't BP)

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 04:20 PM PDT

With market caps of at least $1.5 billion, the failure of some of these 15 companies could drag plenty of others down the tube.

US President Obama to Meet Families of Oil Rig Workers

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 04:01 PM PDT

US President Barack Obama is due to meet relatives of the 11 workers killed in an explosion on the BP oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico.A presidential spokesman said he would express his condolences to relatives. The meeting comes as BP shares in the UK fell to their lowest level since 1997 amid fears the US will impose huge penalties...

How Victoria's Secret Made Lingerie Mainstream

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 03:40 PM PDT

Over the past 28 years, by making lingerie affordable, accessible, and acceptable, Victoria's Secret has created a middle ground in intimate apparel. Meet the man who brought sexy undergarments into the mainstream.

Crazy Military Experiments: Deadly Dolphins to Pain Rays

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 03:30 PM PDT

Military researchers have poured blood, sweat, tears and taxpayer dollars into all sorts of wacky experiments.

New Mortal Kombat Announced for 2011, Fatalities Are Back

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 03:20 PM PDT

Warner Brother today has announced a new Mortal Kombat game, evidently dubbed simply "Mortal Kombat." The new game is being developed by a new team for release in 2011. This new Mortal Kombat promises a "reinvention of its classic 2D fighting mechanic" along with a "new graphics engine." And of course, there will also be the return of Fatalities.

Researchers Discover Genetic Patterns of Autism

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 02:50 PM PDT

An international consortium of scientists has discovered a rare set of genetic variations that may appear in 20% of children with autism

Abby Sunderland Possibly Lost at Sea

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 02:07 PM PDT

Abby Sunderland, who set out at 16 to become the youngest sailor to circumnavigate the globe nonstop without assistance, is feared lost at sea north of Antarctica. "20/20" has her story.

Why did nearly all life on Earth die 250 million years ago?

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 01:40 PM PDT

Paleontologists call the "Great Dying." Roughly a quarter of a billion years ago, 90-95 percent of all life on Earth died out. It took 30 million years for the planet to recover. Most people are familiar with the extinction event 65 million years ago that wiped out the dinosaurs. But the Great Dying was much more devastating.

Playstation 4?

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 01:39 PM PDT

A YouTube account called SCElabs has posted a pair of PS4 viral videos. Could Sony be gearing up to announce Playstation 4 at E3 next week?

Top 10 World Cup Venues [Gallery]

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 01:30 PM PDT

From Soccer City to Royal Bafokeng, here are the 10 best pitches to play soccer/futbol

The Evolution Of Man [comic]

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 01:20 PM PDT

From whence we sprang becomes our trash can.

Is BP Headed for Bankruptcy?

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 01:10 PM PDT

How low will BP stock go? Today's guess: All the way to zero. Already, the oil spill in the gulf has caused BP shares to drop to $30 from $60. That's a loss in total market value of $90 billion.

4th Generation Gulf Shrimper Pours Oil on Herself at Senate

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 01:08 PM PDT

"This is what it feels like to have oil dumped on you," the woman, identified as Diane Wilson, said in comments addressed to Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

I Sold Everything To Buy A Lamborghini, Drive Across Country

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Richard Jordan had everything he was told to want: cars, a new house, and a fiancee. Then his fiancee left him. So he sold everything, bought a Lamborghini Gallardo and set out across America. This is his amazing story.

Analyst Challenges Apple's iPhone 4 'Retina Display' Claims

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 12:50 PM PDT

A prominent analyst on Wednesday challenged Apple's claims that Apple's new iPhone 4 contains a so-called

Top 10 Sports Superstitions

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 12:30 PM PDT

With the World Cup underway and national pride at stake, England's manager Fabio Capello has taken an unorthodox approach to improving his team's performance — banning sex. In light of these unconventional measures, TIME looks at superstitions that have become intertwined with the wide world of sports.

10 Most Popular Non-Celebrities on Facebook

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 12:10 PM PDT

When does being famous not make you a celebrity? When you're famous on the internet of course. The rise of social media and all its related geekiness has propelled certain figures to cult stardom and generated huge followings for them

15 of the Weirdest Things Ever Sold For Money

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 12:00 PM PDT

Without a six-figure college degree or claim to fame, normal citizens are forced to get creative with their methods of cash earning. Some have been creepy, and others even illegal. Here are 15 of the weirdest things people have sold for money.

What's in a Twinkie? (Pics)

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 11:50 AM PDT

A popular rule of thumb among proponents of healthy food is that the fewer ingredients there are in something, better it is for you. With a remarkable 37 or so ingredients, many of which are polysyllabic chemical compounds, Twinkies would seem to embody the antithesis of that rule.

The 5 Worst Deals In the History of Handshakes

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 11:40 AM PDT

Here are the true stories of the people who actually got the shortest end of history's stick... presumably somewhere in the 'butt' region.

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