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Sunday, June 27, 2010



Scientists Discover How Fins Became Limbs

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 04:50 PM PDT

The loss of genes that guide the development of fins may help to explain how fish evolved into four-limbed vertebrates, according to a new study by scientists at the University of Ottawa in Canada.

Clever Uses of Game Mechanics

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 04:50 PM PDT

As long as there have been video games, there have been ways to cheat in them. They range from harmless codes that change the weather in Red Dead Redemption to serious hacks that make your aim perfect in Counter-strike.

Obama Faces Last Chance on Afghanistan

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Questions about the overall leadership of the U.S. effort come at a critical moment for Mr. Obama's Afghanistan strategy six months into what he said would be an 18-month-long surge, and as the CIA director said fighting there is "harder" than expected.

CIA's Panetta: Iran has enough uranium for 2 bombs

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 04:16 PM PDT

CIA Director Leon Panetta says Iran probably has enough low-enriched uranium for two nuclear weapons, but that it likely would take two years to build the bombs. Panetta also says he is doubtful that recent U.N. penalties will put an end to Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Soccer Still the World's Game, for Now

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Soccer is still the rest of the world's game. The U.S. is just living in it.

Ariz. Governor's Comments Draw Fierce Criticism

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Comments by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer that most illegal immigrants enter the United States to smuggle drugs rather than seek work have prompted a wave of criticism. But Brewer is standing by her comments.

Cat Weightlifting: The Sport of the Future!

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 03:50 PM PDT

Stupid World Cup, breaking my sorta-but-not-really-interested-in-soccer heart every 4 years. Well, I'm done. This is the only sport I'm following. In four years, nobody's going to be watching futbol or checkerball or whatever. They'll be watching this. Trust me.

Why do booth babes exist?

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 03:40 PM PDT

You're being lied to, and you like it

New screens emerge for Capcom's Resident Evil 3DS title

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 03:30 PM PDT

Capcom has released new screenshots for their upcoming Resident Evil entry that's set to come out for the new Nintendo 3DS system. As the screens can attest, the 3DS is capable of producing some fairly impressive graphics for a handheld system.

Documents Show Vast Cleanup of Plum Island

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 03:20 PM PDT

Government documents obtained by The Associated Press show extensive efforts since 2000 to remove vast amounts of waste and contaminants from Plum Island, site of top-secret Army germ warfare research and decades of studies of dangerous animal diseases.

World Cup: Lucky Argentina beat Mexico to move into last 8

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 03:05 PM PDT

Lucky Argentina sneak into the quarter finals after a defeating Mexico with an offside goal, a lucky goal and a great goal.

The Sadness of Toy Story Measured in Tears [CHART]

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 03:00 PM PDT


England Got Trolled (PIC)

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 02:50 PM PDT


Ramirez Embarks On Journey To Find Lost City Of Batlantis

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 02:50 PM PDT

In his ongoing quest to find the finest and most powerful baseball bat ever crafted, Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez embarked on an epic voyage Tuesday to search for the legendary underwater kingdom of Batlantis. Ramirez confirmed that the utopian city was founded by a race of blue-green half-god, half-man, half-MVP creatures.

Dem. Sen. Byrd, Hospitalized, Described as "Seriously ill"

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 02:40 PM PDT

The office of Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-W. Va.), 92, announced Sunday the longest serving senator in history was "seriously ill" and had been admitted to an unnamed Washington-area hospital.

Sebastian Vettel Wins a Thrilling F1 European Grand Prix

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel beat McLaren's Lewis Hamilton to win the European Grand Prix in Valencia.World championship leader Hamilton bounced back from a drive-through penalty, but German Vettel proved equal to the challenge.McLaren's Jenson Button was third, but is one of nine drivers who could be penalised for safety-car offences.

Falling Branch Kills Baby at the Central Park Zoo

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 02:30 PM PDT

The girl and her mother were posing for a photograph in front of the sea lion exhibit when they were struck.

Do-It-Yourself Downsizing: How To Build A Tiny House

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 02:30 PM PDT

The only thing tiny about the tiny house movement is the size of the houses themselves. There are a slew of websites devoted to the scene, and tiny house evangelists are busy traveling around North America, helping DIYers construct these (very) little homes.

Steve Jobs: There Are No Reception Issues

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 02:10 PM PDT

Allow me to make the official introductions: Steve Jobs, meet Apple's PR department. Apple's PR department, meet your boss. On Friday, Apple confirmed user complaints about reception problems with the new iPhone 4, cautioning that signal degradation might occur if users gripped the bottom-left corner of the device in a certain way.

Priest who fought Communism moves one step toward sainthood

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 02:01 PM PDT

Thousands of Poles filled a vast square in Warsaw on Sunday for the beatification of the Rev. Jerzy Popieluszko, a charismatic priest tortured and killed in 1984 by communist Poland's secret police for supporting Lech Walesa's Solidarity freedom movement.

iPhone 4 hacked, jailbreak with spirit

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 01:56 PM PDT

Although the iPhone 4 has only hit markets a few days earlier, some hackers have already gained access to th phone. Using the userland jailbreak method.

Red Bull Fails to Give Robber Wings

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 01:40 PM PDT

A Roselle man packed a cart with $340 worth of cases of Red Bull at Pathmark and made a beeline for the door, but didn't have the fleet feet to complete his heist, police said.

Amazing Little Ladybugs (PICS)

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 01:30 PM PDT


Abandoned Complex of Underground Military Docks in Japan

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 01:20 PM PDT

If you have watched the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles show you are probably informed about their place of living, the underground.If you thought that this can only be seen in animated movies, then, you should think again when you see this.

The Cost of Coal's Toxic Sludge

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 01:20 PM PDT

It's deadly, barely regulated, and everywhere. Can Obama crack down on America's second-biggest river of industrial waste?

How FIFA Botched the World Cup in South Africa

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 01:00 PM PDT

In April, the owner of Die Agterplaas B&B in Johannesburg tried to charge me nearly $2,000 to stay a week at her place, $1,500 more than the room is going for immediately after the World Cup, according to online booking sites ...

100mpg Really Ambitious Enough?

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 12:50 PM PDT


Australia to ban ultra-skinny models

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 12:40 PM PDT

Skinny models could be banished from catwalks and magazines under a major overhaul of the fashion industry.

Grandma, NO!

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 12:40 PM PDT


The Complete Idiots Guide to Holding the iPhone 4 (PICS)

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 12:20 PM PDT

You stood in line for over 12 hours, overnight, waded through the other Mac geeks, resigned a 2-year contract, turned over your hard earned cash to 2 large corporations, you've got your iPhone 4 in the palm of your hand…oops, doesn't work in the palm of your hand. To handle that, here is a pictorial "Idiots Guide to Holding the iPhone 4″

Boy's Eyesight Saved After Dr. Prescribes Nintendo...

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 12:20 PM PDT

A 6 year-old boy who nearly went blind in 1 eye can now see again after he was told to play on a Nintendo games console...and regularly played Mario Kart. (And some people question the value of video games!...)

Cobra Meat Harvested For Hamburgers In Indonesia

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 12:20 PM PDT

Some Indonesians believe that parts of the cobra, like the gall bladder and marrow, can enhance metabolism and cure disease.

the iPhone Was Great BEFORE It Cured Erectile Dysfunction

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 12:10 PM PDT

There really is nothing the iPhone can't do. No task too big, no organ too flaccid. I'm interested to know who among Apple's crack app approval force decided to take up the task of thoroughly looking a this app before letting it out the door. It takes a big man to admit his ED, and a bigger man to do something about it.

The Cost Of Retiring At 66

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 12:00 PM PDT

How much extra will you have to save to retire at 65?

Why Are Weddings So Expensive?

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 11:41 AM PDT

The average wedding these days costs, depending on whom you ask, somewhere between $19,000 and $29,000. Those outrageous numbers you can blame at least in part on Marshall Field's.

Christian researcher: Jesus did not die on a cross

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 11:21 AM PDT

The crucifixion is apparently under review. In his doctoral thesis, newly graduated Swedish theologian Gunnar Samuelsson argues that there is absolutely no historical evidence that crucifixion was used for executions at the time of Jesus Christ's death. In original Greek version of the Bible, there isn't even a mention of a cross.

Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft at E3: The Game Winner is...

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 11:00 AM PDT

Out of Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft, This is who won the War and our hearts at E3

Politico: U.S. Political Dynasties in the Dumps in 2010

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 10:40 AM PDT

The 2010 elections have a surprisingly nostalgic feel. Six sons of governors, a handful of congressional scions seeking high office for the first time, and two dozen or so House and Senate incumbents whose parents also served in Congress are all on the ballot in 2010. In a break with the past, the dynasty candidates aren't faring so well.

Financial Reform: Wall Street Wins, Investors Lose

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 10:21 AM PDT

If you want to know who got the upper hand when it comes to the financial reform bill, follow the money. Bank stocks are currently trading higher and financials are outperforming all other sectors. As Dick Bove, a high-profile analyst that covers Wall Street, put it, "I think I would be buying bank stocks this morning."

Survey: Majority in US Ready to Change Energy Habits

Posted: 27 Jun 2010 10:00 AM PDT

Nearly eight in 10 US consumers — 79 per cent — say in a new survey that they're ready to make short-term changes in their energy use habits to gain longer-term benefits.

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