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Wednesday, June 30, 2010



China's built a lot of new airports, but nobody's flying

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 04:50 PM PDT

China has added about 40 airports in the last decade alone, bringing its total to 166. The U.S., by comparison, has 503 airports that serve at least 2,500 passengers a year, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. But in the mad dash to expand China's civil aviation system, many new airports are lacking one important thing: passengers.

BP oil spill a gusher for lawyers

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 04:40 PM PDT

From a legal perspective, BP's Deepwater Horizon blowout and the 1989 grounding of the Exxon Valdez are in many respects night and day. "The Gulf is seen to be a systemic breakdown," said Zygmunt Plater, a professor at Boston College Law School and former chairman of the Alaska Oil Spill Commission's legal task force after the Valdez disaster. "

Final Predictions for the Top 5 NBA Free Agents

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Once the clock strikes 12 the most anticipated free agency period in sports history will begin. Which teams will win the top prizes?

Summer Most Dangerous Time to Travel

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Most Americans mistakenly believe the winter is the most dangerous time to drive, but it's actually the summer.

Facebook doesn't cause divorce — spouses do

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 04:20 PM PDT

As fun and/or cathartic as it is to blame our human failings on Facebook or to bond with each other on Facebook petition pages demanding that the business conform to our will, it's still just a tool. Social networks don't destroy jobs and families, people do. Or they don't. It's your free will.

Capcom: Next Consoles are 2-3 Years Away

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 04:10 PM PDT

David Reeve recently revealed information suggesting that the next generation of game consoles could be here as early as 2012.

20 Products That Are More Affordable Today Than 10 Years Ago

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Thanks to inflation, what cost just a buck in 2000 would cost $1.27 today. Happily, the price of some products has not kept up with that inflation, and in some cases, they are even cheaper today than ten years ago.

Evaluating a Company’s Health: Equity vs Debt

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Corporations often are distinguished by the dollar value of their equity capitalization. That is the number of shares of common stock outstanding, multiplied by the company's current price per share.

G20 Looter Gets Owned MMA Style (Video)

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 04:00 PM PDT

In a Toronto riot at the G20 this week a looter tries to steal a cell phone from a Bell store but gets more than he bargained for.

The 2010 NBA Free Agent Circus May Change the Scene Forever

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 03:50 PM PDT

The athletes are meeting, and plotting, and interviewing prospective teams. And I'm not just talking about LeBron James now. What we're about to witness is a fascinating study in basketball management brought to you by the league's high-flying personnel themselves. Welcome to the "We got this ourselves" era of NBA basketball.

Foursquare Puts Money Before Privacy

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 03:40 PM PDT

Foursquare, one of the net's hottest startups, got an unwanted message on June 20 from a white-hat hacker: it was leaking user data on a massive scale in plain. The company asked a white hat hacker to give it nine days to deal with the problem. At the same time, it was wrapping up a protracted and very public finance round...

What's Inside a Box of Cocoa Puffs? (Infographic)

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 03:40 PM PDT

In the bare-knuckle world of breakfast, there is no sharing. Mascots either defend cereal from the forces of evil, or connive it out of kids' hands.

Is the Nike World Cup TV advert cursed?

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 03:30 PM PDT

In the much applauded adverting campaign the footballers featured dream of World Cup fame and glory, the reality couldn't be further from the truth. Let's take a closer look at their fates.

The 8 Deadliest Vampire Attacks in Cinematic History

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 03:30 PM PDT

Most of the time, it seems there is no force on Earth that can stand up to a vampire, especially when there's more than one of them. What follows are some of the deadliest vampire attacks ever recorded on film, in terms of number of humans killed/turned.

5 Real Robots Built To Love You ... To Death

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 03:20 PM PDT

Science doesn't like to be told what they can, can't, or just plain shouldn't do, and so they've decided to build robots that love us. And they are freaking terrifying.


Posted: 30 Jun 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Guessing whether pollsters simply concoct their data — it's cheaper, and more likely to please a client looking for a specific result — is a parlor game among political consultants. That's what Markos Moulitsas is charging here.

5 MMA Fighters That Should Give It Up

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Frank Shamrock recently announced his retirement from MMA. Here are 5 other fighters that should call it a career.

One Man Army Sings the Pokemon Theme Song [Video]

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 02:50 PM PDT


Take a Photo Virtual Tour of Minnesota's New Target Field

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 02:40 PM PDT

There was a lot of controversy when the Twins wanted a new stadium, as there always is in every city. Now that I've visited Target Field, I feel confident calling it "money well spent. The new stadium does give fans a whole new appreciation for the beauty of downtown Minneapolis, but it has truly reinvigorated the area. Check it out...

Teen Girls Are Drinking More Now For Troubling Reasons

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 02:40 PM PDT

For the past decade, teen girls have closed the gender gap when it comes to underage drinking. Now a new study reveals that girls may be drinking more than boys, and for more troubling reasons.

Mother Nature vs. The Media (Videos)

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Covering a hurricane can bring out the best (and worst) in many TV reporters and meteorologists.

15 Most Memorable Movie Quotes

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Find out which one-liners were so catchy they stuck

iMock - 7 Funny Jabs from Apple's Arch Rivals [VIDEO]

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 02:20 PM PDT

After it had shifted 1.7 million new iPhones in 3 days, Apple wasn't overly concerned about a few jabs from competitors over teething troubles. Apple has attracted some biting satire in recent years. Here are 7 of the best examples.

South Korea Legalizes Chemical Castration for Sex Offenders

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 02:10 PM PDT

On Tuesday, South Korea's parliament voted 137-13, to legalize chemical castration as punishment for convicted child sex offenders. The bill was introduced in 2008 in response to a high-profile case in which a 58-year-old man raped and assaulted an 8-year-old girl.

Supreme Court strikes down part of Sarbanes-Oxley

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 02:00 PM PDT

The justices voted 5-4 that the Sarbanes-Oxley law enacted in 2002 violates the Constitution's separation of powers mandate. The court says the president, or other officials appointed by him, must be able to remove members of a board that was created to tighten oversight of internal corporate controls and outside auditors.

Apple Leak: Internal iPhone 4 Antenna Troubleshooting Guide

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 01:53 PM PDT

The antenna issues plaguing the iPhone 4 have infuriated many iPhone users (and rightfully so), but have you ever wondered how Apple is training its employees to deal with the fiasco? Well thanks to one of our Apple connects, we now know the exact procedures AppleCare reps must follow when dealing with any reception complaints regarding the iPhone

What We Didn't See at E3 and Why

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 01:50 PM PDT

Half-Life 2 Episode 3's absence was expected, but when will we see Milo again?

Chevrolet Corvette C7 to Feature 5.5L V8 Engine

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 01:50 PM PDT

According to a General Motors source, the company's next-generation Chevrolet Corvette will come packing a 5.5L V8.

Death Sentence Is Voided for Killer of 2 N.Y.P.D. Officers

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 01:50 PM PDT

A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled that Ronell Wilson, convicted of killing two undercover police detectives in 2003, must be resentenced because of legal errors.

Epic Example of Fair Play [GIF]

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 01:50 PM PDT


BBC News - South Korean star Park Yong-Ha found dead

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 01:33 PM PDT

A popular South Korean actor and singer is found dead at his home in Seoul after an apparent suicide, police say.

Men can now be jailed for insulting wives under French law

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 01:30 PM PDT

The law – the first of its kind – means that partners who make such insults or threats of physical violence faces up to three years in prison and a €75,000 (£60,000) fine. It will apply to both married couples and cohabiting partners.

Bloody Lollywood Movies

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 01:30 PM PDT

Best Movie Posters from Pakistani Industry Lollywood

Erotica from Birch

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 01:30 PM PDT

It's not a surprise when in an old folklore song a 100 year old lady makes love with a 200 year old man and birds, animals and trees accompany them…

Ford CEO Gets Paid More Than Top 3 Japanese Execs Combined

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 01:30 PM PDT

Alan Mulally reportedly earned $17.9 million in cash and bonuses, which is more than the CEOs of Toyota, Nissan, and Honda combined. This officially makes him the world's top-paid auto chief.

Flying Car Should Be Available Next Year (w/ Video)

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 01:30 PM PDT

(PhysOrg.com) -- The flying car, or "roadable aircraft" as the company calls it, was designed by a team of engineers trained at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It can drive like a car at normal highway speeds but can also unfold its wings and fly.The vehicle runs on normal unleaded gasoline and has a cruising speed of 185 kph!!

Paranormal Activity 2 Trailer Hits The Web

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 01:21 PM PDT

First trailer for Paranormal Activity 2 is released on the official site.

Sex in Space: The fine art of orbital foreplay

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 01:20 PM PDT

these are people who (a) spend months crammed together in a confined space and (b) like to experiment with science and mechanics — surely, they must be curious about how sex in zero gravity would work?

Female Circumcision in Iraqi Kurdistan Still High

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Last week, Human Rights Watch released a study about female genital mutilation, commonly referred to as FGM, in Iraqi Kurdistan that stresses the prevalence of the practice and its lasting effects on women in the region.

9 Dates That Will Shape the Rest of 2010 in Movies and TV

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Wednesday and Thursday mark the midpoint of 2010 — and thus the midpoint of the year in movies and television. Rather than looking back, here's a chance to look ahead at what wonderful pop culture nuggets await in the next six months.

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