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Saturday, June 26, 2010



Jindal vetoes bill to open oil spill records

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 05:30 PM PDT

Gov. Bobby Jindal rejected a bill Friday that would have required him to make public and to preserve all his office's documents involving the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

12 Dysfunctional Families We Love to Hate or Hate to Love

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 05:10 PM PDT

Family is a wonderful thing – on the surface.

Look and feel Canadian instantly....

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 04:50 PM PDT


Weird Antimatter Particles Discovered Deep Underground

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 04:41 PM PDT

Exotic antimatter particles have been detected deep within the Earth's interior, scientists report.Studying these particles, which are thought to result from radioactive decay within Earth, could help scientists better understand how the flow of heat inside our planet affects surface events like volcanoes and earthquakes.

Walmart Defeats Chicago, Plans To Open Up To 21 Stores

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Like a big city pimp waiting to pick you up off the ground when times get tough, Walmart was able to establish its first stores in Chicago through guile, perseverance, and a few meaningless reassurances.

Question: How Many Buttons Does a Mouse Really Need?

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Here to answer that question is the new WarMouse, which boasts an analog joystick and a 5600-CPI laser sensor that goes along with tons of buttons and endless configuration options.

How to Get Americans to Vote (PIC)

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 03:40 PM PDT

With less voters showing up at the polls to decide on which candidates will become the next elected officials it was only a matter of time before this tactic took place...

World Cup: Ghana move into the last eight as USA crash out

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 03:20 PM PDT

The Black Stars demolish the Stars and Stripes in a historic victory which sees them move into the last eight of the World Cup for the first time ever.

Country Hip-Hop Line Dancing (VIDEO)

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 03:20 PM PDT

From the "Running Man" to the "Roger Rabbit"..you've never seen country line dancing look so cool...

PETA Urges States to Charge BP with Animal Cruelty

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Lawyers for PETA have sent letters to Gulf Coast states attorneys general arguing that BP's acts of criminal negligence have killed hundreds of birds, mammals and other marine life.

The Navy Reveals Secret Device to Defeat IEDs

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 02:40 PM PDT

The Pentagon has researched lasers, projectiles, jammers and everything else to defeat improvised explosive devices. The new effort uses radio waves to blow them up before their makers intend; but will it work?

10 Actors In Need of a Comeback

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 02:40 PM PDT

We recently came to the realization that some actors that we once constantly watched no longer grace our screens. This makes us sad and because we love a good comeback story, today we take a look at 10 actors that are in need of one.

Rage Against the Oil Machine [Gallery]

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 02:30 PM PDT

With the BP oil spill dominating conversation in Washington and among talking heads, the people of the Gulf Coast are working to make sure their voices are heard, too, using a common post-disaster technique: the road-side sign.

Coming to an Annoying Record Store Near You [PIC]

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 02:10 PM PDT

Oh the horror...

Marine Widow Battles Verizon Over $350 Termination Fee

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 02:00 PM PDT

Michaela Brummund's husband, a marine, was killed in Afghanistan by an IED. Following his death, the young widow decided to move home to Copperopolis, a small California town with a population of just over 2,000, in order to be closer to her family and grieve.

Judge in Spill Case Sold Stock This Week

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 01:41 PM PDT

Martin Feldman, the judge in the oil-moratorium case, sold his holdings in Exxon the same day he blocked the Obama administration's drilling moratorium.

Senior Getting Great Funeral Ideas From Friends

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 01:31 PM PDT

As he nears his 83rd birthday next month, local man Robert Lech told reporters that attending dozens of funerals over the past several years has given him "tons of great ideas" for his own memorial service, and has really opened his eyes to what a funeral can be.

Genetically Altered Salmon Set to Move Closer to Your Table

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 01:24 PM PDT

The Food and Drug Administration is seriously considering whether to approve the first genetically engineered animal that people would eat — salmon that can grow at twice the normal rate. The developer of the salmon has been trying to get approval for a decade. But the company now seems to have submitted most or all of the data the F.D.A....

Little spent on oil spill cleanup technology

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Experts say the massive Gulf spill has exposed a failure by the industry and the federal government to commit adequate resources to oil cleanup and response technology.

14 Board Game Video Games You Don't Know You Want

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 12:50 PM PDT

There are a lot of bad board game video games. These are the few good ones.

Pelican Awesomeness... (pic)

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 12:40 PM PDT

Not likely a good outcome for the fish...

24% less heart attacks than last decade

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 12:30 PM PDT

A study of more than 46,000 patients found a significant drop in heart attacks over a 10-year period, and more importantly, a major decrease in the most serious type of heart attacks - results that show that communitywide efforts to help people reduce their risk of heart disease seem to be working, doctors say.

Doctor Plans House Where Terminally Ill Can Kill Themselves

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 12:20 PM PDT

Stuart G. Weisberg has mailed invitations to local doctors and politicians inviting them to a July 21 "presentation" at the deluxe El Gaucho restaurant in downtown to unveil his new business, End of Life Consultants LLC. In case you were unable to tell by the name of the company, he is going to help the terminally ill end their lives.

Suarez puts Uruguay into Last Eight as South Korea crash out

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 12:18 PM PDT

Two-time World Cup winners Uruguay qualified for the quarterfinals for the first time in 40 years with a 2-1 victory over South Korea in Port Elizabeth.

Bass + Piano = The Bassoforte Machine [Video]

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 12:00 PM PDT

Dude frankensteins a bass into a piano and creates some freakishly good music. Wait for it...

Cannes Lions Advertising Festival 2010 Best Ads Winners(Pics

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 11:50 AM PDT


Children dying at record pace in hot, locked cars

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 11:40 AM PDT

Eighteen children have died across the country since the beginning of the year, eight of them in just the past 12 days, a record setting number of deaths for the first six months of the year. This year's deaths have been marked by an increased number of unattended children who became trapped while playing inside a hot car.

Extreme Holiday International Skateboarding Day 2010 (PICS)

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 11:20 AM PDT

The only extreme holiday, International Skateboarding Day! 34 brilliant black and white pics by a chick.

Bizarre "Necklace/Mask" Filters CO2, Stores It as Energy

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 11:20 AM PDT

As part of a two-week workshop on wearable, interactive responses to climate change, Brazilian designers Martina Pagura and Pedro Nakazato Andrade created the W/Air, an oxygen-filtering breathing "necklace" that removes carbon dioxide from the air, stores it in a battery-like device, and then converts it into electricity for later use.

Have a nice day! (PIC)

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 11:10 AM PDT

via jvgreene

Shocking Video: Lightning Strikes 3 Buildings Simultaneously

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 11:10 AM PDT

Check out the video this guy captures off his balcony when lightning strikes 3 buildings in Chicago, in the same bolt. Wednesday's storms towered up to 63,000 ft, unleashed 80 mph gusts, local rains and 15,000 cloud to ground lightning over the Windy City, but Craig Shimala captured gold on that day with his camera.

EFF: Henley v. DeVore: Second-Class Citizenship for Satire?

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 11:00 AM PDT

In Henley v. DeVore, a federal court recently held that senatorial candidate Charles DeVore's two political advertisements featuring the songs "The Hope of November" and "All She Wants to Do Is Tax" infringed Don Henley's "The Boys of Summer" and "All She Wants to Do Is Dance," ruling against DeVore's fair use defense.

iOS 4.0.1 may tackle iPhone 4's antenna problems

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 10:50 AM PDT

Apple may already have a fix for the iPhone 4's allegedly overly sensitive reception as soon as next week. The company's support discussions have reportedly had mention of an iOS 4.0.1 update arriving at the start of next week that would fix the phone's baseband calibration by having it switch faster to the cleanest available cellular signal.

Could You Pass The Official Star Wars Tour Guide Test?

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 10:40 AM PDT

A huge Star Wars exhibit, "Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagaination" opens today at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (home of Space Camp) in Huntsville. Employees working the exhibit had to pass a test to assure their knowledge of the Star Wars universe (aka: their geek quotient).

North Korea to Pick New Leaders

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 10:30 AM PDT

North Korea's ruling communist party is to hold a rare meeting of its political bureau, state media have said.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 10:11 AM PDT

A different astronomy and space science related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.

Storm May Jeopardise Oil Clean-Up

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 10:00 AM PDT

A tropical storm is heading for the Gulf of Mexico, potentially forcing BP to abandon clean-up operations for at least two weeks and threatening to push millions of gallons of oil and toxic dispersant onshore.

The 15 Women Taking Over The World

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 09:50 AM PDT

Women make up fewer than 8 per cent of the world's country leaders. But with Julia Gillard's election to prime minister of Australia things seem to be improving. She brings the tally of simultaneous female heads of state to a record 15.

13 of Science Fiction's Baddest Convicts

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 09:40 AM PDT

My, how we do love a bad boy — and here are a baker's dozen of some of the worst of the worst that scifi movies, TV, and videogames have to offer.

The Best Dance Movies of All Time

Posted: 26 Jun 2010 09:30 AM PDT

Before you put on your zoot suit or polka-dot skirt, check out a littlesilver screen inspiration with these picks for the 10 best dance moviesever.

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