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Sunday, July 4, 2010



No Vader, you can't have that one [PIC]

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 04:50 PM PDT

Too bad The Emperor was such a stickler when it came to appearance.

14 Sega Games We Want to See as Next Gen DLC

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Back again with another smattering of most-desired Sega games.

BP Criminal Case in Oil Spill May Be Inevitable

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 04:20 PM PDT

It's almost a foregone conclusion, legal experts agree, that the federal investigation of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill will produce criminal charges. After all, mere negligence leading to serious oil pollution constitutes a misdemeanor under the Clean Water Act.

George Will: Candidate nobody is not to be underestimated

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Sometimes provocative people become that way because they were provoked. Sharron Angle, 60, could be enjoying the 10 grandchildren. Instead, she is the Republican nominee against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's quest for a fifth term as senator. Her campaign began, in a sense, three decades ago, three decades ago, when a judge annoyed her.

Young Sun-like Star Companion Confirmed: July 4th 2010 APOD

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 04:00 PM PDT

The first direct image of an extrasolar planet orbiting a star similar to our Sun has been confirmed. Located just 500 light-years away toward the constellation Scorpius, the parent star, cataloged as 1RXS J160929.1-210524, is only slightly less massive and a little cooler than the Sun. The star is however much younger, a few million years old...

DIY Lego foosball table advances to Nerd Cup semi-finals VID

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Expert Lego builder Sariel managed to impress us a few months ago with his fully-articulated robotic arm, and he's now back with a foosball table built entirely out of Lego. While it's not fully automated, it does use some WeDo motion sensors to automatically keep track of the score and announce goals on a laptop connected to the table.

Ovary transplants could extend women's lifespan

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 03:30 PM PDT

An operation designed to preserve women's fertility before they have cancer treatment might also extend their lifespan, doctors have speculated.

66,000 Pounds of Meat Recalled

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 03:20 PM PDT

A Colorado company has recalled 66,000 pounds of bison meat sold nationwide after federal agriculture officials linked it to E. coli sicknesses.

The Declaration of Independence [Image]

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Happy birthday America!

A Quarter of Americans Know Little About U.S. Independence

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Over a quarter of Americans do not know what country the U.S. declared independence from. And 40 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds could not produce the correct response. This is not a ringing endorsement of government schools and teacher unions. The answers proffered by respondents included France, Spain, Mexico, Japan and China.

MLB All-Star Game Rosters Announced

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 02:10 PM PDT

The 2010 MLB All-Star team rosters have been announced. See who made the cut and who got snubbed.

Takeru Kobayashi taken into custody at NYC hot dog event

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 02:03 PM PDT

Watching from the crowd was six-time champion Takeru Kobayashi, who has not signed a contract with Major League Eating to be free to compete in contests sanctioned by other groups. But Kobayashi went on stage after the competition. Police officers grabbed him, and he tried to hold onto police barricades as they took him into custody.

Restoration Of Star Spangled Banner Uncovers Horrific Verses

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 01:40 PM PDT

Susan Eckman from The National Archives comes on Today Now! to share newly discovered National Anthem verses about brutally decapitating enemies during the War of 1812.

Cleric, considered Hezbollah's first spiritual leader, dies

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 01:02 PM PDT

Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, considered Hezbollah's first spiritual leader, has died, his office told CNN Sunday.

Brock Lesnar Returns To Choke Out Shane Carwin

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 01:00 PM PDT

The Baddest Man on the Planet and UFC Heavyweight Champ is back after a year off and a health battle that nearly claimed his life.

How Change is Made… At the U.S. Mint

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 12:50 PM PDT

The usefulness of change — that of pennies, in particular – has been debated for years. Pennies and nickels cost more to produce than their face value — but the U.S. Mint keeps hammering them out nonetheless, along with dimes and quarters, totalling billions of coins each year at a cost of millions of dollars.

Elena Kagan's Confirmation Hearing: 8 Things We Learned

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 12:41 PM PDT

There's some consensus that Solicitor General Elena Kagan did not live up to her own "Kagan Standard" for Supreme Court nominees — she "artfully dodged" many questions about her views on several key issues — but the three days of questioning by senators actually revealed quite a bit about the nominee.

7 Myths About Sex After 50

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 12:20 PM PDT

Who says sex stops at midlife?

The 1980s: The Decade That Won't Stop Screwing Us [CHART]

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 12:10 PM PDT

The 1980s were a horrifying decade when snorting cocaine was an Olympic sport and wearing skinny ties and pastel jackets was a requirement at most dining establishments. Also Duran Duran was huge. HUGE! And the horrible decisions didn't end there.

10 Craziest and Most Disturbing Fan Injuries

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 12:00 PM PDT

When fans attend sporting events, they go to root their team on and be entertained. A certain level of risk is assumed to the extent of which some injuries may occur that were not expected.

Egyptian Famer Calls Two-Headed Calf 'a Miracle' (PIC)

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 11:40 AM PDT

The calf still can't stand up because of its heavy heads and weak legs, and is being fed her mother's milk with a baby bottle.

Help! I am drowni...wait, this is BACON! I'm saved! (PIC)

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 11:30 AM PDT


Texting, Driving, and Where it’s Illegal (Interactive Map)

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 11:20 AM PDT

Texting and driving don't mix -- at least that's what more states are saying as they pass laws to prohibit the practice. As of the end of June, 28 states and the District of Columbia have voted to ban text messaging for all drivers. Nine other states prohibit texting by novice drivers. Roll your mouse over the map to see what the laws are in your..

Gen Petraeus formally takes over Afghanistan campaign

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 11:10 AM PDT

The new commander of US-led forces in Afghanistan, Gen David Petraeus, formally takes over the 130,000-strong force.

Why Germany wins the 2010 World Cup (Infographic)

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 10:50 AM PDT

There are certainly many models, which try to "calculate" which team will win the 2010 soccer world cup. Looking at the teams that already dropped out, the range of models which were obviously not predicting correctly gets quite big. Here is a visualization of my favorite

A New York Man Blasts Arm Off On The 4th of July

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 10:30 AM PDT

A New York man had his left arm blown off Saturday evening by fireworks he was firing from a launcher in the street outside his home, authorities said.

Wimbledon 2010: Rafael Nadal beats Tomas Berdych to win men'

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 10:07 AM PDT

Rafael Nadal has won his second Wimbledon title, and his eighth grand slam overall, with a straight sets 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 victory over Tomas Berdych.

Fourth Of July 1776, 1964, 2010

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 10:00 AM PDT

In the matter of race, we still take steps back and forward in bewildering alternation.

Buy a 3D TV Now or Wait?

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 09:40 AM PDT

Here's what you need to consider before you take the plunge into the third dimension with a new 3D HDTV.

CFL Games Coming to the NFL Network

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 09:20 AM PDT

Canadian pro football games are set to be aired shortly on the NFL Network to add to the football lineup that includes the AFL and NFL. Nice, eh?

Iran unveils human-like robot

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 09:10 AM PDT

The first Iranian 'human-like' robot is seen at a conference centre in Tehran on July 3. Iran has developed the walking robot to use it for "sensitive jobs".

Diabetes Risk Increased by White Rice and Reduced by Brown

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 09:00 AM PDT

Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health completed a study in which they found eating five servings of white rice per week was associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Eating two or more servings of brown rice was associated with a...

Oil outrage on Pensacola Beach

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 08:50 AM PDT

The beaches in Pensacola, Florida, are known for their soft, sugar-white sand. On a sunny day, the contrast of the pure white beach with the blue of the water is postcard perfect. But the scene has changed since the Gulf oil disaster.

Why Cant We Make Solar Powered Cars?

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 08:40 AM PDT

Over the last several years, the automobile industry has taken great strides toward creating a "greener" driving experience. From hybrids to biodiesel, consumer demand for environmentally friendly cars is definitely high, but it seems no car manufacturer can get a handle on the ultimate in renewable energy: solar power.

This Dude Gets PWND During A Backflip Attempt (Video)

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 08:30 AM PDT


It's inevitable. Inflation's coming back

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 08:20 AM PDT

Why are mutual fund companies increasingly trying to protect long-term investors against the risk that consumer-price increases will revive? The firms stress that they're not necessarily worried about inflation in the next few years. Even so, the changes show that some smart people believe the inflationary graveyard won't remain peaceful forever.

98-foot, Ocean-Going Narco-Sub Seized

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 08:10 AM PDT

A fully functional submarine built for the primary purpose of transporting massive amounts of cocaine has been seized by Ecuadorean authorities with the help of U.S. drug enforcement agents.

16 Inch Firework Shell Goes Up, Comes Down, Goes Boom

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 08:00 AM PDT


Shocking extent of mans impact on worlds water

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 07:40 AM PDT

These dramatic before-and-after satellite photos show the terrifying effect man is having on the world's resources. Taken over nearly 40 years, photographs show the drying up of several bodies of water around the world - receding as mankind's demand for water grows. Included in the shocking collection is the once mighty Aral Sea in Central Asia.

The Day I Lost Control... (PIC)

Posted: 04 Jul 2010 07:00 AM PDT


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