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Saturday, July 17, 2010



US Fitness Guru Urges Yoga for Fat Soldiers

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 05:21 PM PDT

Asked by the US military for tips to help combat the growing problem of obesity in the ranks, a popular television fitness guru came up with an unusual answer: mind-soothing and body-bending yoga.

When Funny Goes Viral

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 04:51 PM PDT

Goofy pictures of cats, Hitler screaming about Kanye West, Sad Keanu Reeves — these are the products of vast Internet collaboration. And we should take them seriously. Sort of.

Volvo's pedestrian detection works, usually (video)

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Text and drive much? You may not after seeing this.

The iPhone Antenna Song [VIDEO]

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Here is the Jonathan Mann video that Apple played to start off their official press conference. No really -- right before Steve Jobs took the stage, he played this song for gathered reporters, and it's fair to say that the video shared in no uncertain terms what he thinks.

Baskin-Robbins To Retire French Vanilla After 65 Years

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 03:50 PM PDT

Baskin-Robbins is putting five of its signature 31 flavors in the deep freeze. Caramel Praline Cheesecake, Campfire S'mores, Apple Pie a La Mode and Superfudge Truffle are leaving the list. French Vanilla, a staple since 1945, is out, too.

Motorola’s Droid X Sells Out on Day One

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 02:50 PM PDT

While Apple has been busy playing damage control on the antenna issues with its iPhone 4, Motorola has been clearing some headway of its own with the launch of the Droid X, which sold out on it's first day on the market.

Poo Decoder: What the Color of Your Stool Indicates

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Sirius Radio's Dr. Steve reveals what the color of your poo say about you

Atheists Use Blow-Dryers to De-Baptize

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Nonbelievers Adopt Provocative Ceremony to Make a Point About Baptism

NPR:What's Next For The Final Frontier?

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 01:40 PM PDT

Planetary scientists are whittling down a list of potential missions to other worlds. And just about everything under the sun is on the table.

Valve will be releasing Alien Swarm for free July 19th!

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 01:30 PM PDT

Valve has announced that they will be releasing the game, Alien Swarm along with the complete code base FREE-OF-COST via Steam.

Red Sea: The Other Oil Spill

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Thousands of miles from the Gulf of Mexico, the site of BP's massive oil leak, Shahat had inadvertently discovered Egypt's own oil spill. Now, just like most Americans, Egyptians are asking what went wrong in the Red Sea.

5 Days Undercover as a Justin Bieber Fan

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 12:50 PM PDT

As an Internet writer, it's my job to have at least some kind of working knowledge of the stuff people are into these days, but sometimes, ***** just escapes me. Justin Bieber is one of those things.

Gene Makes Some Drink More When Other Boozers Are Around

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 12:40 PM PDT

Here's some not-so-sobering news for party people, barhoppers and clubgoers. Individuals who inherit a particular gene variant that tweaks the brain's reward system are especially likely to drink a lot of alcohol in the company of heavy-boozing peers.

Rock Out With Your Dock Out: 10 Geekiest iPhone Stands

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 12:30 PM PDT

It turns out it's not enough to have an iPhone. You've got to have all the accessories. One of these accessories is the iPhone dock. You can get simple ones, Bose speaker ones or radio ones. But we want something far geekier than that, so we went out to investigate.

Obama's Economic Dilemma: To Spend or Not to Spend

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 12:20 PM PDT

Obama and his advisers know their hands are tied. Polls show that voters either don't understand— or don't buy —the long-established economic theory of John Maynard Keynes, which calls for more government spending (even if it means running up deficits) to help the economy through hard times.

In The World: Breath Of Life

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 12:00 PM PDT

A new low-cost portable ventilator could be a lifesaver for people in remote locations and for hospitals in the developing world.

New 'LOST' Epilogue Photo May Answer One Burning Question

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 11:50 AM PDT

You've been chomping at the bit for the 12-minute, DVD-only Lost epilogue called "The New Man in Charge", which sheds a little light on just what happened to Hurley and Ben, post-finale. Now, a picture from the little side-story has surfaced, and I think one of those old loose ends just got tied up.

The Curious Case of LeBrons 10K Pendant

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 11:40 AM PDT

Vaneisha Robinson is the 19-year-old Akron amateur boxer who claims she bought a $10,000 LeBron James pendant for $5 at a yard sale.

Rachel Maddow's Endearing Chart Fail (Video)

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 11:30 AM PDT

Ah, there's nothing better than live TV.

Widespread oyster deaths found on Louisiana reefs

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 11:20 AM PDT

Mississippi River water diversions in response to Gulf of Mexico oil spill have diluted saltwater. Oysters use salt water to make their shells and need it to keep their vital membranes working properly.

15 Classic Hero Cartoon Openings (Videos)

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 11:00 AM PDT

Sing the theme song to the Thundercats cartoon. Now hum the theme to He-Man. Sad that you still remember right? Actually, it's kind of cool. It's probably because the intros were the best part of the show.

Geologists Defend California's Asbestos-Laden State Rock

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 10:51 AM PDT

It takes real effort to impugn the reputation of an inanimate object, but there is a movement gaining traction in Sacramento to strip the California state rock of its lofty title for what geologists say is a trifling offense: It contains asbestos.

Top 10 Outlandish Republican Ideas In Az In The Past Year

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 10:40 AM PDT

For the past 18 months, Arizona's economy has taken a nose dive, jobs have been lost, and schools have been starved of funding. Have the Republicans who control the state Legislature fixed these problems? No. But they have kept themselves busy. Here are 10 of the most outlandish things Arizona Legislative Republicans spent time and taxpayer.....

WTA Should End Injury Charade, Implement 'Serena Rules'

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 10:30 AM PDT

Look closely at the pictures of Serena Williams, all glammed up for the red-carpet ESPY awards party she threw at her house in LA this week, and you will see the proof.

Financial Reform will Affect Consumers

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 10:20 AM PDT

You might think financial reform is all about Wall Street, but consumers on Main Street will see some changes, too.

Louis C.K. Causes NPR's 'Fresh Air' Cancelation in MS

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 10:00 AM PDT

Louis C.K. and his foul mouth have gotten NPR's 'Fresh Air With Terry Gross' in trouble. Uh ohhhh!

Testing Angels at the Pamplona Bull Run

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 09:40 AM PDT

The encierro is a 825m (900 yards) dash from the corral to the bullring that takes an average of three minutes, where six fighting bulls vie for limited space with the brave and the stupid and where you see photojournalism at its most bloody and gratuitous.

You Can Finally Eat Everything You Tweet!

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 09:20 AM PDT

I've been accused of tweeting too much more than once, but I've finally discovered the perfect excuse: I'm going to claim that someone is turning my every tweet into a cookie like this and donating it to a starving child.

Virgin Galactic's Spaceship Makes First Crewed Flight

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 09:20 AM PDT

A private suborbital spaceship built for the space tourism firm Virgin Galactic made its first flight with a crew onboard Thursday as it soared over California's Mojave Desert beneath its enormous mothership.

Pink Gets Tossed Offstage At Concert (Video)

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 09:10 AM PDT

Finally, Pink knows what it feels like to listen to one of her songs!

2010 Tour de France - part I - The Big Picture

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 09:00 AM PDT

The first half of the 20-stage 2010 Tour de France cycling race is over, with the current overall leader being Andy Schleck of Luxembourg riding for Denmark's Team Saxo Bank. This 97th running of the iconic race started in Rotterdam with 198 riders in 22 teams of nine, and will conclude 3,642 km (2,263 mi) later in Paris on the Champs-Elysees ....

Arizona Immigration Law Motivates California's Latino Voters

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 08:50 AM PDT

After former Gov. Pete Wilson's 1994 attack on immigrants, Latinos flocked to join unions, and they then went on to vote for progressive candidates and measures. The growing strength of the labor movement has made the difference in election after election since then, producing four Latino Assembly speakers, a lieutenant governor and a mayor...

Some dude bought this on eBay. It didn't work (pics)

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 08:40 AM PDT


Vaccine that will protect against every type of flu

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 08:20 AM PDT

A "universal" flu vaccine that protects against many strains of the virus could be available within a few years, scientists have said. They believe they have solved the problem of designing a "one fits all" jab using a new two-step approach to immunisation.

Infographic: Countries Where Gay Marriage is Legal

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 07:50 AM PDT

Argentina became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage. They join a small international club of countries where gay couples enjoy the same rights as heterosexual couples.

But Waldo I... (PIC)

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 07:50 AM PDT


Tim Tebow Cries on Custom NCAA Football 11 Cover (PIC)

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 07:30 AM PDT

Not a fan of the former Messiah of college football? Gamestop in Tuscaloosa has what you need.

Lego - 2010 FIFA World Cup Final, Netherlands vs Spain( 0-1)

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 07:20 AM PDT


The Great Higgs Boson Rumormill

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 07:20 AM PDT

Physics enthusiasts may have felt a rush of anticipation over the last week, as the rumormill and blogosphere got all a-twitter (if you'll pardon the expression) over the idea that Fermilab had discovered the Higgs boson. Well, it turns out that these rumors were just that.

Drinking vodka through your eye -- the new hot trend

Posted: 17 Jul 2010 07:10 AM PDT

The new trendy way to drink vodka is to pour it directly into your eye socket -- and the trend has penetrated our borders and corrupted our youth (sort of).

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