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Wednesday, July 21, 2010



Animal Connection' Crucial in Human Evolution

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 05:10 PM PDT

It's no secret to any dog-lover or cat-lover that humans have a special connection with animals. But in a new journal article and forthcoming book, paleoanthropologist Pat Shipman of Penn State University argues that this human-animal connection goes well beyond simple affection.

4 Awesome Meltdowns from Retiring Cubs Manager Lou Pinella

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 05:10 PM PDT

As you might have heard, fiery manager and total character Lou Piniella is retiring as manager of the Chicago Cubs at the end of this season. He will leave a legacy of hilarious fits, meltdowns, tirades and ejections. Here are four of Lou's best fits. Almost makes you want to chant "Lou! Lou! Lou!" like the drunk Cubs fans in these videos.

Motorola Droid X Screen Failures, Privacy Issue

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Several reports are now surfacing outlining a number of Motorola Droid X problems and issues.

Bad Religion: 30 Facts to Celebrate Their 30th Anniversary

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 04:50 PM PDT

They put Southern California on the map. (Not that Rand McNally didn't know how to get to the San Fernando Valley.) Punk climbed out of the hovels of London and New York when Bad Religion first emerged.

iPhone 4 "End Call" Decal Adds Function to Form

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 04:40 PM PDT

I hope someone makes the "End Call" iPhone 4 decal for real, just like the iPhone 4 antenna bandaids. It looks to me like a more stylish solution to the antenna problem than the free Apple bumpers.

DIY iPhone 4 Steadycam with Gimbal is cheap, effective, cool

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Say you're stoked on your new iPhone 4 and the integrated 5-megapixel camera's ability to shoot really high quality 720p HD video, but you just can't seem to steady your caffeine-and-sugar fueled hands enough to record a decently smooth video clip. What do you do? Well, you can either buy an expensive steadycam rig or give up caffeine and sugar...

Goodfella Picks Nose, Licks Fingers in Courtroom

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 04:30 PM PDT

La Pica Nostra. An accused mobster occupied himself during pretrial instructions by burying every knuckle in his nostrils one at a time and then licking his fingers.

Gold Coin Dealers Decry New Tax Law - ABC News

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 04:11 PM PDT

In Hot Button Tea Party Issue, Gold Coin Dealers Feel Unfairly Targeted by New Tax Law

Lou Piniella to Retire as Cubs Manager After Season

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 03:50 PM PDT

Lou Piniella isn't waiting around to go out on a high note with the Cubs. The 2010 season will be his last. Piniella, who turns 67 next month, released a statement Tuesday announcing his intention to retire following this season -- his 23rd as a big league manager.

RIAA setting sights on school funding

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 03:50 PM PDT

In recent years, the benevolent and wise executives at the Recording Industry Association of America have taken it upon themselves to combat the deterioration of the American entertainment industry's luxury by taking the fight to the very doorstep of those who would stand in the way of such progress (read: your dorm room).

Six states to watch in 2010 political wars

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 03:30 PM PDT

For political junkies, the midterm election's marquee races are well known -- and I offered a list of those last week. But in a year when politics is hitting the boiling point, a top 10 list can't cover all the interesting races going on across the nation.

Oil spill in Dalian, China (PICS)

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 03:20 PM PDT

Five days ago, in the northeastern port city of Dalian, China, two oil pipelines exploded, sending flames hundreds of feet into the air and burning for over 15 hours, destroying several structures - the cause of the explosion is under investigation.

5 Ways Air Pollution Can Hit Hard on a Hot Day

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Hot days are bad enough but when you add in a batch of air pollution, as can be found in most major cities, the air quality only seems to get exponentially worse. Major cities have a tendency to form a sort of "heat island"....Therefore you might want to be aware of these 5 ways that air pollution can hit hard on a hot day:

The Biggest Summer Blockbusters of All Time [graphic]

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 02:50 PM PDT

A look at the biggest summer movies each year from the very first summer blockbuster, Jaws, to the present.

NASA Creates World's First Global Forest Map Using Lasers

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Scientists, using three NASA satellites, have created a first-of-its-kind map that details the height of the world's forests. The data collected will help scientists understand how the world's forests both store and process carbon.

Tarp Surfing is Hilarious [Video]

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Scoring mega-slabs somewhere up North

Four More Marvel vs Capcom 3 Characters Announced

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 02:20 PM PDT

As development continues, Capcom officially announces four new characters for its upcoming bombshell of a fighting game.

Vibration packs aim to replace batteries

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 02:19 PM PDT

A Japanese electronics firm shows off a small vibration-harvesting generator that could replace standard batteries.

Alien Swarm is Free, Fun, and Full of Potential

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 02:10 PM PDT

Every once in a while a video game company does something worth telling the world about. Released yesterday, Valve's new game Alien Swarm is one of those such things–and it wouldn't have been possible without Steam and its large audience of varied gamers to distribute to.

M. Night Shyamalan is Making a Trilogy. Of Movies. Really.

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 01:58 PM PDT

Is it too early to start making fun of M. Night Shyamalan's next film? No? Thank god, because I have this whole thing written out already, and I would have been completely boned if you'd said 'yes.'

Crime Scene : San Francisco's unluckiest thief

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 01:38 PM PDT

Crook steals iPhone while GPS App is being tested. Ha ha...

Palestinian Jailed for Rape after Claiming to be Jewish

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 01:29 PM PDT

A Palestinian man has been convicted of rape after having consensual sex with an Israeli woman who believed he was Jewish because he introduced himself as 'Daniel'.

Marvel Science: Iron Man's Flight Capabilities

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 01:23 PM PDT

Want some real-world scientific theory behind Iron Man's flight capabilities and technology? Get it now!

People Don't Trust Foreign Accents, Says Study

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 01:09 PM PDT

Bad news for Italian football managers, Polish plumbers and Indian call center workers, scientists have discovered people of all nationalities do not trust a foreign accent.

Sneak Peek at Lindsay Lohan in GQ Germany [pics and video]

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 01:05 PM PDT

Thanks to magically talented photographer Ellen von Unwerth, these photos truly capture a side of Lindsay we may not have seen before.

How to REALLY clear a room

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 12:49 PM PDT

"This is how you locate insurgents. There are no camera tricks or back doors. 10 soldiers and 1 insurgent all fit inside of a portable."

Newt Gingrich: Obama Like a "Teenager with a Credit Card"

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 12:49 PM PDT

Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich criticized President Obama this morning on NBC's "Today," likening the president's approach to the economy and unemployment to that of a "teenager with a credit card."

Astronomers detect 'monster star'

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 12:32 PM PDT

The most massive star ever seen has been observed by an international team using the Very Large Telescope facility in Chile.

Man Rapes Girl On Her 16th BDay, Calls It "Rite of Passage"

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 12:24 PM PDT

The 50-year-old man fed the girl shots of vodka to get her drunk. Then he told her this was what everyone did when they reached that special age.

Bush Official on Sex, Meth and Oil

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 12:10 PM PDT

Bush Interior Sec. Gale Norton defends the Minerals Management Service. It was under Norton's watch that many of the porn, meth, and oil parties took place at the MMS' Lake Charles, La. office. Oh, and the sex, oil, and cocaine parties at the Lakewood, Colorado office.

The man who refused a million dollar prize award.

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 12:10 PM PDT

Is Grigory Perelman a symbol of the new Russia?

Inception - Is it possible?

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 12:02 PM PDT

A spoiler-free guide to the (potential & actual) science of the movie.

Palm Facebook: "Hold it any way you like".

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 12:02 PM PDT

"A good number of companies have been busy getting their shots in at Apple over the antenna fiasco such as RIM, Samsung, HTC, and Nokia, and many folks from the SPE Network. Now Palm is following suite in a more... subtle way..."

7 Terrifying Prehistoric Creatures (That Are Still Around)

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 12:00 PM PDT

Nature has seen fit to kill most of history's monsters with evolution and extinction events, so we are in the clear, right? Right?

Right Wing Internet Freaks Out Over 3 y/o Onion Video

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 11:50 AM PDT

Such impressive critical thinking skills on display here! My oh my. No wonder the teabagger movement is lauded the world over for its eminent rationality. When presented with the evidence that this video is satire, the ever vigilant skeptic responds with "But what if it isn't?"

It's Official: Facebook Passes 500 Million Users

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 11:45 AM PDT

As expected, Facebook has announced that it has passed the 500 million member mark

How a 15-yo Kid Tricked Apple With a Disguised Tethering App

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 11:39 AM PDT

Oh, Nick Lee, you clever boy. You see, Nick here tricked Apple with a very simple iPhone application: Handy Light. On the surface it looked like any other $0.99 flashlight application. But, secretly, it was a lot more useful.

Evidence that The Riddler is the villian in Batman 3

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 11:36 AM PDT

Casting grids leak out, JGL up for the role of Ed Nigma

Health Insurance Reform for you Pet?

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 11:20 AM PDT

After this year's major health insurance overhaul, one Calif. lawmaker thinks there is a group that still needs healtch care reform.

Bruce Greenwood says 'Star Trek 2' to Film in January 2011!

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 11:13 AM PDT

Admiral Pike says that work on the sequel will begin early next year

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