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Friday, June 18, 2010



Thousands of British Women in Dangerous Breast Implant Alert

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 05:50 PM PDT

Tens of thousands of women who have undergone breast surgery - including breast cancer survivors - have been warned to have check-ups.

Meat from Monkeys, Anteaters, Porcupines Smuggled into Paris

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 05:40 PM PDT

As the African immigrant population in Paris grows, more than 5 tons of bushmeat (meat from wild animals) are smuggled in each week, a study found. For the study, European experts checked 29 Air France flights from Central and West Africa. They found 11 types of bushmeat including monkeys, large rats, crocodiles, small antelopes and anteaters.

Elena Kagan, the NRA, and the KKK

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 05:30 PM PDT

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan--already drawing scrutiny from gun rights organizations, seems to have listed two organizations, the NRA and the KKK, as "bad guy orgs." Can't argue with that designation for the KKK, but to compare an organization like the NRA, that exists to defend rights, with the KKK, that exists to violate them, is inexcusable

New Bill Grants Fed Power to Shut Down the Web

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 05:20 PM PDT

In the event of a national emergency, the bill would grant the power to control, and even shut down, large swaths of the Internet to the National Center for Cybersecurity and Communications (NCCC), a new office created within the DHS by the PCNAA.

Oil spill secret weapon: Dishwasher Detergent

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 05:10 PM PDT

The photographs of wildlife coming out of the gulf are almost unrecognizable: dark, dripping shapes stuck in the sticky Deepwater Horizon spill. For 32 years, the International Bird Rescue Research Center has had a surprise weapon in the battle against the oil: Dawn dish washing detergent.

NASA's new satellite system tracks down lost hikers

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Designed and developed at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, DASS — the Distress Alerting Satellite System — will be able to locate emergency beacons carried by aircraft, boats and hikers almost instantaneously, officials said. Help could be on the way in minutes.

Why you shouldn't dump an angry stripper

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 04:50 PM PDT

As her boyfriend was moving out, she went on a warpath of destruction against his car, TV, computer and everything else he owned.

Civilization V E3 trailer is out to get you

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Civ V looks like it's changing just about every mechanic from previous Civ games, and I honestly cannot find a single change that seems shoehorned-in or ill-thought out.

Does the Internet Need a ‘Kill Switch’?

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 04:30 PM PDT

A proposed bill could effectively give the president an Internet "kill switch. Senator Joseph Lieberman has proposed the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act (PCNAA)

I Want to Buy Your Goats: Top 10 Weird Craigslist Listings

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 04:01 PM PDT

Craigslist is your next apartment, your next job; it's your next bike, bed, kitchen table, boyfriend, girlfriend, gay/bi-curious one-night stand....

Does it matter if you can’t spot an original?

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Does it matter whether works of art are really by the people or cultures that are supposed to have created them? It's a good question, without a very clear answer.

Granny Dug Up Loved Ones, Kept Bodies in Home

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 03:40 PM PDT

Authorities in Pennsylvania are investigating the bizarre case of an elderly woman who allegedly exhumed the bodies of two loved ones and kept their mummified remains hidden inside her home.

Mercedes SLS: Really a Next-Gen Dodge Viper?

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 03:40 PM PDT

When we first saw mules for Mercedes-Benz' SLS coupe, it was clad in a number of Dodge Viper body types. At the time we thought it was nothing more than Daimler raiding the Chrysler parts bin for scraps, but the SLS-Viper relationship was apparently much deeper than that.

12 Restaurants with the Best Views in the World

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 03:20 PM PDT

From the shores of Thailand to the mountains of California, take in some spectacular scenery while you dine in style.

Star Wars Kid: 8 Years Later

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 03:20 PM PDT

For everyone raised in a basement, like Powder, Star Wars Kid came to fame eight years ago, when classmates discovered misplaced footage of student Ghyslain Raza (later branded Star Wars Kid) freaking the f–k out with a golfball retriever, flailing about like some poor man's Jedi. Since the footage was uploaded in 2002, over 1 BILLION VIEWERS.

NSFW Russian Tire Commercial Makes You Want Rubbers

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 03:20 PM PDT

This commercial from Russia's Altay Tire company uses all the same conventions other tire companies rely on, just without any sense of restraint and with far more close-ups of the product. assuming the product is Russian hookers. (NSFW)

Michael Jordan LOVES his root beer (PIC)

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 03:20 PM PDT


Working iPhone 4 Slips Out, Produces Camera Samples (PICS)

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 03:10 PM PDT

The iPhone 4 has landed in the hands of a Czech who has managed a test of the phone and its camera, including HD video.

New 'Smurfs' trailer will desecrate your childhood (video)

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 03:00 PM PDT


US Sailor Returns After Record-Breaking 1,152 Day Trip

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 02:40 PM PDT

A sailor has returned to shore after spending more than three years at sea without touching dry land. Reid Stowe, 58, docked in Manhattan after his 1,152 day voyage, and was greeted by his girlfriend and 23-month toddler who he had never seen. Mr Stowe left in the 70-foot (21m) two-masted sailing boat in April 2007. Guinness World Records...

APOD: 2010 June 18 - Star Trails and Tajinastes

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 02:30 PM PDT

What bizarre planet do these alien creatures inhabit? It's only planet Earth, of course. In this well-composed scene, the sky is filled with star trails around the north celestial pole. A reflection of the Earth's daily rotation on its axis, but the imposing forms gazing skyward probably look strange to many denizens of Earth.

Seventh Graders Find a Cave on Mars

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 02:10 PM PDT

(PhysOrg.com) -- California middle school students using the camera on NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter have found lava tubes with one pit that appears to be a skylight to a cave.

Tracking A 'Sisterhood' Of Traveling Ants

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 02:10 PM PDT

Entomologist Mark Moffett loves ants. He's devoted his career to studying the tiny insects: how they move, what they eat, when they attack their prey. Moffett's new book, Adventures Among Ants, details his explorations around the world, tracking many a species through jungle forests and remote mountain passes.

After Visiting Asteroid-Hayabusa Space Capsule Back To Japan

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 02:10 PM PDT

A multi-billion-kilometre journey into deep space and back when it arrived on Friday at a research centre outside Tokyo. A SPACE capsule thought to contain the first fragments from an asteroid arrived in Tokyo yesterday, officials said, as scientists hope it will yield vital clues about the solar system.

$7-a-gallon gas? - That's what he's wanted all along

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 01:30 PM PDT

President Obama has a solution to the Gulf oil spill: $7-a-gallon gas.

Two American troops killed in Afghan insurgent attack

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Two coalition service members died in an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan on Friday, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said.

Jaws 35th Anniversary: How One Shark Changed Summer Movies

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 12:50 PM PDT

In the summer of 1975, the movie "Jaws" made people across America stop thinking it was safe to go into the water.

Metal Gear Solid: Rising Screens Will Slice You

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 12:40 PM PDT


Will Ferrell IS Arnold Palmer

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 12:40 PM PDT

Fifty years after Arnie's historic U.S. Open win, Will Ferrell recreates a classic Palmer moment.

Figures, the one day I ride the Triceratops to work!

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 12:30 PM PDT


The pros and cons of a la carte cable pricing

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 12:30 PM PDT

Ala carte isn't totally alien to the cable marketing scheme. HBO, Showtime and other premium channels are sold individually. So it can be done. Since surveys have shown that most households watch only a dozen or fewer channels with any regularity, why shouldn't all cable networks be sold on an individual basis?

Utah Attorney General Uses Twitter To Announce Execution

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 12:23 PM PDT

A sign of the times, although many may find it distasteful, or much worse: Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff used a mobile Twitter client to send out a tweet announcing the impending execution by firing squad of convicted murderer Ronnie Lee Gardner.

Looks Like Someone Ran Over My Cheetah [Pic]

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 12:20 PM PDT

I hate it when that happens.

Drunk Off Duty Cop Fires Gun Inside Patrol Car (VIDEO)

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 12:20 PM PDT

A Dallas Police Officer was so drunk in public she had to be escorted home. And then arrested because she pulled an ankle holster pistol and fired it into the floorboard. (NSFW Audio)

Nigerian player kung fu kicks Greece player Kaita [YouTube]

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 12:20 PM PDT

Did he kick him? Or, was Kaita just trying to be a drama queen?? This video got 1,034,043 views and 800+ comments on a single day on YouTube. Don't miss it!

Astronomers Witness Star Birth

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 12:01 PM PDT

Astronomers have glimpsed into the earliest stages of star formation, and have seen what could be the youngest known star at the very moment it is being born.

Plans for Inflatable Space Station Move Forward [Slideshow]

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 11:50 AM PDT

In four years, a small company called Bigelow Aerospace is to launch a private space station that will be leased to governments, companies and perhaps space tourists. The key to Bigelow's space station designs is inflatable habitats, which allow structures to be tightly packed for launching and then fill up in space.

Hot Mamas of Futurama!

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 11:20 AM PDT

Set your phasers to stunning with UGO's list of the Hot Mamas of Futurama.

Guy Constructs 13-Foot Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Costume

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 11:20 AM PDT

The total cost is currently lingering in the $600–$800 range. But no worries there -- it's not like Reid has a lady to spend that extra moolah on. "I'm finding that guys who build costumes in their backyard don't usually have girlfriends," Reid admitted.

Hottest Girls from E3 Booths (slideshow)

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 11:10 AM PDT


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