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Tuesday, June 29, 2010



John Boehner: Raise Retirement Age To 70

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 06:03 PM PDT

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) believes that a "political rebellion" akin to the American revolution of 1776 is brewing, that the Social Security retirement age should be raised to 70, and that the Wall Street reform bill currently moving through Congress is comparable to "killing an ant with a nuclear weapon."

Florida Under Shark Attacks

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 05:50 PM PDT

Shark attacks are incredibly high along a particular 47-mile long stretch of the Florida coast. Researchers found out why.

Andy Serkis To Play Lead Chimp Caesar In Rise Of The Apes

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 05:40 PM PDT

Andy Serkis has signed on to play Caesar, the "chimp who leads the simian revolt." Since Weta, the CGi wizards behind all the Lord of the Rings movies, will be responsible for the visual effects this time around, it makes sense that Serkis would be wiling to step back into the greenscreen suit for this one.

The Top 5 A Capella Video Game Themes

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 05:30 PM PDT

Five famous video game themes performed live for your enjoyment!


Posted: 29 Jun 2010 05:20 PM PDT

This is what happens when the government must continue to borrow and spend to finance the military. Yet another smackdown by the inimitable Rick Santelli of all that is fiat, and its henchmen. "Go read some Austrian economist instead of the funny pages." Santelli tells Liesman, to which the response is "I am ready to talk ...

Thanks To BP, This Is A Whale [pic]

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 05:10 PM PDT

A sperm whale found 70 miles from the Gulf Coast oil spill. Beware, the truth is graphic.

Prank-Calling Comedian Is New Reykjavik Mayor

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 05:03 PM PDT

Much like former Saturday Night Live member turned U.S. Senator Al Franken, newly elected Mayor of Reykjavik Jon Garr is a comedian and TV actor with little political experience. But unlike Franken, the Icelandic funny man isn't drawing a line between his comedic and political lives

8-Bit Art: When Pixels Become Real [Pics]

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Shawn Smith makes the intangible tangible with his pixelated art works made out of tiny pieces of wood and metal, taking artistic imagination to a whole new level.

WEIRD: Cisco Putting Out An Android-Based Tablet

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 04:50 PM PDT

Cisco Cius is a business tablet which supports mobile, cloud computing, HD video, business process and collaborative applications.

A Note From Your Bartender [PIC]

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 04:50 PM PDT

File under Dive Bars. A misspelling aside, this bartender has a salient message behind his point -- personal responsibility is key.

25 Hilarious Doggy Fails [PICS]

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 04:30 PM PDT

It's really hard to use the word "fail" in this title because no matter how unsuccessful a dog is at the current task he's attempting, the result will most likely be a win for everyone watching. We've picked out 25 of our favorite canines doing what they do best.

Courtney Love's Worst Performance Ever

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 04:20 PM PDT

A Courtney Love show is like a NASCAR race: you're only disappointed if there isn't a car crash. But there are wrecks, and then there is the 40-car pie-up Love and the people she's currently paying to approximate her former band Hole.

Will Google Maps Win the Turn-by-Turn Nav War in Cars?

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 03:40 PM PDT

Earlier this month, Ford and GM announced that by the end of June, the companies' respective GPS navigation systems would work in conjunction with Google Maps to allow drivers to preprogram those onboard systems with destinations.

The State of Online Video [Infograph]

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 03:40 PM PDT

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Seattle has inside track to land LeBron-Dwade-Bosh

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 03:40 PM PDT

With report after report contradicting one another, whose anonymous sources are you going to trust?

Johnny Depp's Rango Trailer Has Arrived (vid)

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 03:27 PM PDT

Perhaps this will be one of the weirdest and most original "kids" movies ever.

Don't Be Subtle, Nuke That Asteroid

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 03:20 PM PDT

Going against the recommendations of not using nuclear explosions to destroy a doomsday asteroid, a physicist has turned the "softly, softly" approach on its head

World Cup: Unconvincing Spain beat Portugal to make last 8

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 03:08 PM PDT

In the battle of Iberia, Spain sneak into the last 8 by beating Portugal by just one goal.

Official Google Blog: An update on China

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 02:49 PM PDT

If we continue redirecting users our Internet Content Provider license will not be renewed. Without an ICP license, we can't operate a commercial website like Google.cn—so Google would effectively go dark in China.

Street Fail

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 02:40 PM PDT

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6 Super Close-Ups of Crazy Bug Eyes

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 02:40 PM PDT

They may not seem like creatures worth admiring when they are buzzing around your head or landing on your lunch, but under the microscope they can be truly spectacular. Especially their eyes.

100 World's Most Powerful Celebrities (Full List)

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Oprah Winfrey takes back her crown while pop chart phenomenon Lady Gaga catapults to No. 4 on this year's ranking of the richest and most powerful actors, actresses and musicans.

World Cup has excluded S.African traders-Fact or Fiction?

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 02:10 PM PDT

Will South Africa, a country that has almost a quarter of its population living in poverty, actually benefit from hosting the 2010 World Cup?

Doing nothing might have been best for oil spill

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 01:40 PM PDT

It might have been better for the environment to have done nothing about the enormous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico except to keep the oil out at sea, British scientists said on Monday.

Hulu Plus is Real: $10/Month for iPhone, iPad and TV Viewing

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 01:32 PM PDT

Finally! Hulu Plus has been made official, and it looks awesome.

Google says China censorship a free trade issue

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 01:20 PM PDT

Google Inc.'s top lawyer said Wednesday that the world's leading search engine is asking U.S. and European governments to press China to lift Internet censorship, describing it as an unfair barrier to free trade.

Summer Camp competition turns ugly in Gaza

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 01:20 PM PDT

The UN and Hamas each operate a summer camp program for the children of Gaza. Apparently the UN offering was more popular, so masked armed men trashed their camp and set it on fire. Hamas have said in the past that UNRWA is a corrupting influence on local children for introducing activities they consider at odds with conservative Islamic customs.

Science Historian Cracks the 'Plato Code'

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 01:10 PM PDT

(PhysOrg.com) -- A science historian at The University of Manchester has cracked 'The Plato Code' - the long disputed secret messages hidden in the great philosopher's writings.

7 oil crisis views, from comic to tragic

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 01:10 PM PDT

The ski-masked creator of the satirical Twittter account @BPGlobalPR provided the comic highlight of the TEDx OilSpill conference on Monday, prancing around the stage and reeling off one fake BP company slogan after another.

Washington Post Has Published >110 Stories About WH Crashers

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 12:40 PM PDT

The Salahis. Had enough?

Tesla Increases Shares Offered in IPO by 20% to 13.3 Million

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 12:30 PM PDT

Tesla Motors Inc., the electric sports-car company that�s attempting the first initial public offering by a U.S. automaker in a half-century, increased the number of shares that it will sell in its IPO by 20 percent.

The Look of Love: An Advantage to Noticing a Hottie?

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 12:30 PM PDT

How fast you can judge whether a person of the opposite sex is looking at you depends on how masculine or feminine they look, according to a new study. The researchers speculate that there may be an evolutionary advantage to quickly noticing when a hottie is looking at you.

Tension Among LeBron James' Inner Circle

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 12:20 PM PDT

LeBron James will make up his own mind, but those around him have their own reasons to influence him.

Goce Satellite Views Earth's Gravity In HD

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 12:00 PM PDT

The Goce satellite returns a remarkable high-definition view of how gravity varies across the Earth.

Stopping Fridge Theft By Any Means Necessary (PIC)

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 12:00 PM PDT

Fridge thieves the world over have inspired some of the most profoundly frustrated missives ever left, and this one.....

The NFL's Biggest Non-QB Impact Player: Jared Allen

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 12:00 PM PDT

We need a new individual honor in the NFL. We're calling it the MV non-QB P -- the most valuable player who doesn't play quarterback.

Steve Jobs to Make Rare Showing at Allen & Co. Conference

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 11:50 AM PDT

Apple CEO Steve Jobs will make an appearance at this year's Allen & Co. conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, says Bloomberg.

Thrilling Last-16 World Cup Match Decided on Penalties!

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 11:31 AM PDT

An amazing last-16 knockout World Cup match between Paraguay and Japan was ultimately decided by an incredibly tense penalty shootout!

Russia rips spy ring bust as arrests rise to 11

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 11:20 AM PDT

A shadowy money man for a Russian spy ring whose members were assigned a decade or more ago to infiltrate American society has been captured overseas, authorities said Tuesday. He was the last of 11 suspects named in a huge bust that threatens to tear recently mending relations between the U.S. and Russia.

Ford Leads Request To Korea Free Trade Deal

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 11:20 AM PDT

During the G20 Summit currently taking place in Toronto, Canada, President Obama met with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak in order to discuss the remaining issues stopping a free trade deal between the U.S. and South Korea.

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