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Sunday, July 11, 2010



Top 10: Signs You Might Be Playing Video Games Too Much

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 06:20 PM PDT

If you're showing any of these symptoms, you might want to hang up the D-pad for a while.

Fingerprints Now Required At Poway Skate Park

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 06:00 PM PDT

A popular skate park in Poway unveiled a new security measure Friday that is being met with some opposition. At the Poway Skate Park, surveillance cameras capture the every move of every visitor. Additionally, motion detectors are also present and a wrought iron fence surrounds the park. Some visitors said the security measures are a bit much.

LA police teach Marines how to train Afghan police

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 05:40 PM PDT

The Marines hope that learning to work like a cop on a beat will help them better track the Taliban, build relationships with Afghans leery of foreign troops and make them better teachers as they try to professionalize an Afghan police force beset by corruption.The troops believe they can learn valuable lessons from the LAPD,

Kung Fu Fighting: Nigel De Jong Vs Xabi Alonso (GIF)

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 05:20 PM PDT

It is a great feeling for any soccer player to be playing in the finals of a World Cup, unless you are Spain's Xabi Alonso, who was on the receiving end of this devastating kick from the Netherlands' Nigel De Jong. Thankfully, it did neither to the Spanish midfielder, who stayed the game.

A Brief History of Break-Ups (PIC)

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 05:10 PM PDT


Japan ruling party handed big defeat over tax plan

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Japanese voters handed a stinging electoral defeat to the ruling party Sunday, exit polls showed, rejecting a proposal to increase taxes and handicapping a fledgling government struggling to keep the world's second-largest economy from financial meltdown.

6 y/o Boy with NO Legs & 1 Arm Swims Better Than Most [+PIC}

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 04:40 PM PDT

There's really no other way to put this but "GABE IS THE MAN!"

Facebook Apologizes for Censoring Doll's Nipples

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Jewelry designer is stunned when Facebook removes a picture of a porcelain doll sitting next to her jewelry, because the doll's nipples are visible. After a week, Facebook finally apologizes.

Marvel to Edward Norton: Sorry, But You're Kind of a Jerk

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Wow. There was no "We had separate visions" or "We enjoyed working with Ed Norton and wish him all the best," or any other typical Hollywood breakup boilerplate. What kind of a colossal dick must Norton have been to Marvel for them to publicly announce that they're only looking for easy collaborators and actors who work well with others?

'Despicable Me' tops weekend box office at $60.1M

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 03:31 PM PDT

"Despicable Me" wasn't such a bad guy after all, it seems, opening at the top of the box office with an estimated $60.1 million

Cyanogen squeezes Android 2.2 Froyo into G1, MyTouch 3G

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 03:20 PM PDT

Earlier this evening, we took the plunge -- now, we're rocking Froyo on our old-and-busted T-Mobile G1. That's because Cyanogen's team of ROM hackers...

In Haiti, the Displaced Are Left Clinging to the Edge

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Six months after an earthquake, only 28,000 of the 1.5 million displaced Haitians have moved into new homes, and the Port-au-Prince area remains a tableau of life in the ruins.

The 6 Worst Jobs Ever (Were Done by Children)

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Back in the day, people had only one reason to produce offspring: To force them to do the abhorrently awful work no grown person would dare to.

Spain wins World Cup finals 2010

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 02:34 PM PDT

In extra time...Paul wins

17 of the Most Awkward Celebrity Television Moments

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Most celebrities are superstars when they read from a script. But when put on the spot, some fumble with words, get aggravated, and some times go ape ***** crazy. Take a look at the most awkward celebrity moments on television.

Arizona's Libertarian, Green Parties Hope to Tap Voter Ire

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 02:00 PM PDT

Arizona's third-party candidates, representing the Libertarian and Green parties, hope to tap into voter frustration over the economy and the state budget to win election to the Governor's Office.

Amazon River Dolphins Being Slaughtered for Bait

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 01:40 PM PDT

The bright pink color gives them a striking appearance in the muddy jungle waters. That Amazon river dolphins are also gentle and curious makes them easy targets for nets and harpoons as they swim fearlessly up to fishing boats.

Obama: More Post-Traumatic Stress Help For Vets

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 01:20 PM PDT

The government is taking what President Barack Obama calls "a long overdue step" to aid veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, making it easier for them to receive federal benefits. The changes that Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki will announce Monday fulfill "a solemn responsibility to provide our veterans and wounded warriors....

Search heats up for Babe Ruth's piano

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 01:10 PM PDT

After almost 10 years of striking out in his search of a local pond for what could be Babe Ruth's piano, a Sudbury Mass. man thinks he is getting closer to hitting a home run

Children's Lead Levels in New Orleans Reduced by Katrina

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 12:50 PM PDT

New research from Tulane University is shedding a positive light on hurricanes Katrina and Rita. According to the study, as the two hurricanes flooded New Orleans they seem to have buried lead-contaminated soil, leading to a significant decrease in children's lead poisoning. The level of lead in children's blood also decreased

U.K. Designer "Grows" an Entire Wardrobe From Bacteria

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 12:40 PM PDT

Suzanne Lee can conjure clothing almost out of thin air. She uses a couple of bathtubs, some yeast, a pinch of bacteria, and several cups of sweetened green tea. Lee is the brains (and brawn) behind BioCouture, an experiment in growing garments from the same microbes that ferment the tasty caffeinated beverage.

Sports records that may never be broken

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 12:40 PM PDT

It's tough to imagine anyone scoring 101 points in an NBA game or a pitcher winning 512 games, but then who could have imagined a tennis match lasting 11 hours?

Retro Game Art With Fire: Amazing Candle Animation [Video]

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 12:30 PM PDT

Called the "Amazing Fire Animation," this stop motion shows the candles playing around with some Tetris, Pacman and Pong action. It took over two weeks to do. There was a lot of fire, a lot of smoke, and a whole lot of frustration.

Java supplants IT security as most sought-after tech skill

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 12:20 PM PDT

Microsoft skills also in high demand, Dice.com survey finds

15 Biggest Hockey Brawls (Videos)

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 12:10 PM PDT

If you like seeing punches thrown, bloody noses, and full-on brawls, then hockey is the sport to watch. It wouldn't be the same without the anticipation of the fight that is always on the brink of breaking out between players, players and referees, and entire teams, who even join in from their benches.

Mesmerizing Bird Flight Fractals [Video]

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 11:40 AM PDT

Mesmerizing curves and formations made from a flock of birds... some say that these birds exploit the atmospheric conditions preceding a tornado.

You Can't Make This Stuff Up [Pic]

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 11:40 AM PDT


Sea Otters, the Cutest Way to Fight Global Warming

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 11:30 AM PDT

Apart from being totally adorable, sea otters may account for $700 million worth of carbon sequestration.

Very cool compilation of soldiers coming home (Video)

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 11:30 AM PDT


Shinnecock tribe reclaims a slice of the Hamptons

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 11:11 AM PDT

Shinnecock nation recovers ancestral lands in millionaires' Long Island playground after gaining federal recognition. It seems Shinnecock fortunes are set to be dramatically reversed. For many tribal members it is a chance to rescue what remains of the tribe's culture. (Casino coming soon.)

Chocolate Lab Forgotten in Owners Car Honked For Help

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 11:00 AM PDT

A local Labrador helped himself get out of a scorching situation by taking matters into his own paws, Allentown TV station WFMZ reported. The owner said she took 'Max' with her when she ran an errand, but forgot the dog was still in the car when she returned home. An hour or so later, she hears her car horn start to go off... twice.

GPS Map Art: Created by One Extra-L O N G Walk

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 10:50 AM PDT

This is a map of The University of Warwick's 700 acre campus. For this map all 238 miles of them were walked on foot, traced by a GPS satellite. "Security was called on me twice on separate occasions," he says, "and I lost count of how many times I happened to trigger an automatic sliding door."

'I'm not rotting in a stinking cell': Police sources reveal

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 10:40 AM PDT

The final stand-off: Raoul Moat jams a sawn-off shotgun under his chin as marksmen close in on him. Police were just two feet away when he pulled the trigger.

Albino Alligator Reflects [Pic]

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 10:40 AM PDT


Google Secretly Invested $100+ Million In Zynga

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 10:30 AM PDT

Google has quietly (secretly, one might say) invested somewhere between $100 million and $200 million in social gaming behemoth Zynga, we've confirmed from multiple sources. The company has raised somewhere around half a billion dollars in venture capital in the last year alone.

F1: Webber Storms to Amazing British GP Win @Silverstone!

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 10:30 AM PDT

Red Bull's Mark Webber cruises to a dominant victory in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, with McLaren's Lewis Hamilton - who extends his championship lead - in second place.

'Barefoot Bandit' busted!

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 10:09 AM PDT

Colton Harris-Moore, a 19-year-old outlaw who has been on the run for nearly two years, has been arrested in the Bahamas, according to police.

Palestinians, Israelis Come Together Via Entrepreneurship

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 10:00 AM PDT

Seattle-based Startup Weekend has joined forces with the Peres Center for Peace (PC4P) to provide an opportunity for Palestinian and Israeli entrepreneurs to collaborate on their ideas for the future.

Taiwan's Kung Fu Legislature [Video of brawl included]

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 10:00 AM PDT

Welcome to Taiwan's legislature, one of the unruliest in Asia or, really, anywhere in the world. Its melees have made it onto CNN and sparked regular bouts of soul-searching here over the "loss of face" for Taiwan. But few think the chamber's likely to learn better manners anytime soon.

Yankees PA Man Bob Sheppard Dies at 99

Posted: 11 Jul 2010 09:59 AM PDT

The New York Yankees said Sunday that longtime public address announcer Bob Sheppard has died. He was believed to be 99.

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