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Wednesday, June 16, 2010



Cigarette Companies - The cause of 1 in 5 deaths in America

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 05:30 PM PDT

Its easy to demonize cigarette companies for spinning facts and causing so many deaths in America. So what's stopping America from banning this harmful drug?

5 Ways Vultures Are Making Money in the Recession

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 05:30 PM PDT

Vultures have always had a place in the economy. From time immemorial, regular citizens have scraped by on scavenged goods.

CEOs to Washington: Spend More Taxpayer $s on Energy R&D

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 05:20 PM PDT

A group of America's most powerful capitalists -- including Bill Gates, Jeff Immelt, John Doerr and others -- is calling for $16 billion a year in government investments on new energy technologies.

A year of digital TV: who won the transition?

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 05:20 PM PDT

Remember the DTV transition? The nationwide switch from analog to digital over-the-air television broadcasting crossed the finish line a year ago this past Saturday. So why do we feel like we're asking something akin to "Remember gopher?" or "Remember the BBS days?"

Five Fake TV Shows from Movies that Should Be Real

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 05:10 PM PDT

This is a movie lovers dream.

12 Musicians & Bands Snubbed by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 05:10 PM PDT

Controversy has surrounded the Hall of Fame in regards to how the nomination process is run, since only a few individuals are behind it -- and they're not even musicians.

5 ways 4G will change the way we use cellphones

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 05:00 PM PDT

4G will mean more than just faster Web browsing, faster video/music/photo uploads and downloads, faster pussycat kill kill. 4G speeds and the capabilities they enable will literally change our lives. Here are five ways 4G technology will change the way we use our phones.

E3 2010 Presser Report Cards: Who Won?

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Taking Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft to school for E3 Mid-Term Grades.

Which airline has worst food? Rude staff?

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 04:59 PM PDT

Passenger satisfaction with domestic airlines continues to improve, according to one survey released Tuesday. But air travelers are nostalgic for the days of free creature comforts, finds another. Fliers also had a chance to vent about airlines with the worst food and the least-friendly flight attendants.

Motorcyclist's leg torn off in gruesome crash

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 04:50 PM PDT

A speeding motorcyclist's leg was severed off and sent sailing through the air when he lost control of his motorcycle and slammed into a signpost. The motorcycle, a 2009 Yamaha YZF-R6, was going too fast to make the curve. It flew off the west road shoulder, through a ditch and became airborne.

Western nations slam Iran over human rights record

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Western nations rebuked Iran for its human rights record after overcoming an attempt by Iran to block the statement from being read aloud in the Human Rights Council. The nations expressed concern over a "lack of progress in the protection of human rights in Iran," especially since the widespread arrests and bloody crackdowns this year.

Architect Builds House Using 4.5 Million Boeing 747 Parts

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Architect David Hertz is building Francie Rehwald the home of her dreams: an eco-friendly house on 55 acres in the remote hills of Malibu, California. Called the Wing House, the structure is being built using a commercial Boeing 747-200.

Hyundai takes on Top Gear with The Stag [Video]

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Risking near blasphemy in the process, Hyundai has created a series of commercials directly mocking the car God show of Britain, known as Top Gear.

President Obama's Oval Office Address (Video)

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Having just returned from his fourth trip to the Gulf Region, the President addressed the American people for the first time from the Oval Office.

First Image of 'The Smurfs' Movie Hit the Internet [PIC]

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 04:10 PM PDT

So, yeah. Computer generated Smurfs. But really, what did you expect?

Good news for smokers! Vitamin B lowers risk of cancer

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Smokers with plenty of a B-vitamin in their blood have a lower risk of getting lung cancer, a European study suggests. High levels of Vitamin B6 and the amino acid methionine cut the risk by half, according to the study of 400,000 people.

WoW… Any number of Toppings! Oh, wait…

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 04:00 PM PDT


New Artificial Life Form Could Bring Self-Grown Buildings

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 04:00 PM PDT

The creation of the world's first artificial life form (a new type of bacteria cell) promises to make synthetic biology a permanent part of our world and the possibility of growing live buildings.

7 Great Movie Endings Demolished By Test Audiences

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 03:50 PM PDT

It's no secret that studios often hastily change endings before a movie is released. When a film scores badly with test audiences or studio execs, the original closing moments are often the first thing to go.

Largest Mass Kidney Donor Swap Ever

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 03:50 PM PDT

It's often the case that a person who needs a kidney has a relative or friend who is willing to donate theirs, but the blood types and compatibility factors don't match.One solution is to orchestrate a paired kidney exchange, in which each person's donor gives his or her kidney to whomever in the group is the best match.

11 Amazingly Goofy Animal-Themed Super-Villains

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 03:40 PM PDT

Meet the villains -- of Spider-Man and otherwise -- who probably should've visited the zoo before beginning their life of crime.

Alabama Prof Amy Bishop charged with murder for 1986 murder

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 03:35 PM PDT

Amy Bishop has been charged with murder for the 1986 shotgun slaying of her 18-year-old brother in their Braintree home, according to a source directly involved with the inquiry.

Moving Dots Can Make You Trip [Video]

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 03:20 PM PDT


Turn Your Car Into a Hybrid in Less Than Six Hours

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Bharat Forge and KPIT Cummins Infosystems LTD. claim to have developed a hybrid retrofit system that can be easily applied to most vehicles in under six hours, resulting in an increase in fuel efficiency of up to 80 percent.

Obama's Oval Office BP Address: Did He Deliver?

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 03:00 PM PDT

President Obama gave his first Oval Office address to the nation Tuesday, laying out in 18 minutes what the federal government is doing, will do, and should do to tackle BP's massive oil spill in the Gulf, as well as our larger "addiction to oil." the speech was also a declaration of war against "oil industry lobbyists and corrupt regulators.

Top 10 Most Annoying Sounds

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Vuvuzelas have been all the buzz at the 2010 World Cup, but not in a good way. Here's a look at some other sounds that are not music to our ears. Yes, if you snore you are annoying..

How Facebook is Becoming the Next Myspace

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Facebook was once a website limited to Ivy league students whom CEO Mark Zuckerberg hacked for the thrill of collecting private data. Now it is a massive website habited by users from all parts of the world, from your grandma to your third grade teacher and back again.

Hey, guys... (COMIC)

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 02:40 PM PDT

OlasNich has nailed our collective frustrations perfectly.

Android "Laser Focused" On User Experience For Next Release

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Google's Android team has been pushing new versions of the OS at a furious pace since the first Android device hit the market in 2008. Lots of features have been added over the last couple of years. But the user experience hasn't evolved much. That's all going to change in the next version, we've heard from multiple sources close to Google.

5 Tourist Spots in Turmoil

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Florida, Jamaica, Mexico, Thailand and Greece were once vacation hot spots before recent bad publicity. But don't let the headlines fool you. The situation, response and reality why these are still safe places to visit.

Isohunt Not Dead Yet, Attorney Says

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 02:20 PM PDT

The attorney for search engine Isohunt said Tuesday he would urge a federal appeals court to block a judge's order that might lead to the collapse of the popular BitTorrent site.

MLB's 2010 All Not-Stars Team

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 02:10 PM PDT

Every year, the All-Star team selections create debates all over the diamond, and it will be no different this season. An anti-All-Star team is just as difficult to pick.

Police seize 100,000 anti-Vladimir Putin books

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 02:00 PM PDT

Russian police seized 100,000 copies of a book critical of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin that activists planned to hand out at the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum.

Tiny Idaho Town Makes Marijuana Lowest Police Priority

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 01:50 PM PDT

Could it be the Mayberry of marijuana? Pot smokers and civil libertarians won a victory in a small Idaho town Monday when the mayor announced that cannabis use on private property was officially the lowest police priority.

Armless Chinese Woman Named Embroidery Wizard

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 01:40 PM PDT

A 65-year-old armless woman in China has been named the best embroiderer in her village. Along with her remarkable predecessors, she offers a powerful reminder of what the human spirit can accomplish. Plus she can darn your socks!

FDA:'Female Viagra' falls short |D.C. Now| Los Angeles Times

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 01:39 PM PDT

The first pill designed to boost the female sex drive failed to make a significant impact on libido in two studies, federal health regulators said, though some women did report slightly more sexually satisfying experiences. The Food and Drug Administration is considering Boehringer Ingelheim's drug flibanserin for premenopausal women who report a l

BP agrees to suspend quarterly dividend - Yahoo! Finance

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 01:29 PM PDT

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The chairman of BP s board said Wednesday that the oil company will suspend its quarterly dividend as part of its commitments to compensate victims of the Gulf oil spill.

AFP: Swiss shock Spain 1-0 in World Cup opener

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 01:20 PM PDT

Switzerland stunned European champions Spain in their World Cup opener here on Wednesday beating them 1-0 in their opening Group H match.

Old Spice Guy Isaiah Mustafa Locks Up Deal with NBC

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 01:20 PM PDT

You knew this would happen. "Look at your man, now back to me, now back at your man."

What Explosion?! [vid]

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 01:20 PM PDT

Watch the guy as he walks by. He never even flinches. Nerves of steel or just deaf?

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