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Monday, August 2, 2010



Parents group threatens '***** My Dad Says' advertisers

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 05:20 PM PDT

The Parents Television Council (PTC) is ramping up its campaign against the sitcom

From Neocons To Crazy-Cons

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Once the conservative movement was about finding meaning in private life and public service. But it has undergone a shift toward demagoguery and hucksterism.

Huge rise in 11-year-olds on the pill

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 04:40 PM PDT

The number of 11 and 12-year-old girls prescribed the pill by a family doctor has soared five-fold in the past decade, according to figures. More than 1,000 girls in the first year of secondary school have been given prescriptions for the pill, according to figures from GPs, while a further 200 have long-term injectable or implanted contraceptive

Food For Thought: Meat-Based Diet Made Us Smarter

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Our earliest ancestors ate a diet of raw food that required immense energy to digest. But once we started eating nutrient-rich meat, our energy-hungry brains began growing and our guts began to shrink. Cooking that food not only made it safer, but also easier to digest.

Gears of War 3: Should Clayton Carmine Live or Die?

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Surprisingly, this seems to something of a polarizing decision for the Gears faithful – a group of gamers who have been weaned on a steady dose of slicing countless locust hordes apart with a lancer.

Ant Colony Living in a Scanner Is Recorded Over 5 Yrs [Vid]

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Ants are amazing creatures. When we stop to really take a look at them, their status bumps up from pest to anything from hero to inspiration for biomimicry. So it's no wonder...

Study Shows: Women Attracted to Men in Red

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Simply wearing the color red or being bordered by the rosy hue makes a man more attractive and sexually desirable to women, according to a series of studies by researchers at the University of Rochester and other institutions.

Cancer Victim Packed a Lifetime of Mothering into 2 Years

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 03:40 PM PDT

She tried to fill their minds with beautiful memories, of princess parties and water slide rides, pancakes at IHOP on Sunday mornings.

A Brief History of Ice Cream (Infographic)

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 03:30 PM PDT

No matter how old we get, the sound of the ice cream truck is still music to our ears.

As Drug War Turns Into Quagmire, Fear Rules Mexico

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 03:10 PM PDT

More than 3 1/2 years after Mexican President Felipe Calderon declared war on the drug cartels, violence in Mexico continues to escalate, with 2010 on track to be the deadliest year so far. And there is no end in sight to the attacks that reach all levels of Mexican society.

How to Live to 1,000

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Aubrey de Grey, the molecular biologist explains how he aims to help human beings live to be 1,000. With his beard and robust opinions, there's something of the Old Testament prophet about Aubrey de Grey. But the 47-year-old gerontologist (who studies the process of ageing) says his belief that he might live to the very ripe old age of 1,000...

Undersea River Discovered Flowing on Sea Bed

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Massive underwater rivers that flow along the bottom of the oceans have been discovered by scientists.

5 Foreign Film Remake Failures

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 02:00 PM PDT

Sometimes a considerable amount of the movie will be changed for the better, other times it will look like some exec just ran the original script through a translator, but as a general rule, American remakes tend to be inferior.

California’s Violent Video Game Law (Infographic)

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 02:00 PM PDT

In light of California's game law (that prohibits the sale of violent video games to minors), 11 other states have also come forward with arguments favoring the proposed law. Here's a look at the law, the states favoring it, and whether or not there is some merit to their arguments.

Fox News to move to Thomas' front-row briefing room seat

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 01:55 PM PDT

The White House Correspondents Association voted unanimously Sunday afternoon to move Fox News to the front row of the White House briefing room.

7 Most Bizarre Disguises Worn During Robberies [PICS]

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 01:50 PM PDT

Although there may be one Slick Willy in this bunch, most of these robbers and would-be robbers are by no means masters of disguise.

8 Feel Good Websites to Brighten Your Day

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 01:40 PM PDT

Despite its haters and trolls, the massive realm of the internet still has enough bright spots to improve any dark mood. Here are eight websites that feature positive and uplifting stories for people like Burke. Or you.

7722 sq. miles of Dead Zone Along Coast of Louisiana & Texas

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 01:30 PM PDT

No evidence that the annual low-oxygen area was affected by the Gulf oil spill

Congressional Memo - In Ethics Battles, a Partywide Threat -

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 01:21 PM PDT

Representatives Charles B. Rangel and Maxine Waters face ethics trials that raise the prospect of a spectacle as Democrats fight to hold on to their majority.

Shinto Cannabis Prayer of Amaterasu Omikami

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 01:20 PM PDT

Amaterasu Omikami, the Great Sun Goddessis enshrined at the holiest of places, the Ise Shrine in Mie prefecture. At the shrine, the special prayer given for the founding Goddess of Japan is called "taima", which literally means "cannabis," and these ceremonies are still conducted five times a year.

More Than A Magazine

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Elle has brought on a former Microsoft employee to run their brand going forward in hopes of transforming the publication into a worldwide force.

7 Bizarre Examples Of Music Video Wardrobe Madness

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 12:51 PM PDT

Wild fashion ideas from music's wackiest performers. If you had the guts to leave the house wearing any of this stuff, you'd probably be a famous musician also.

How To Disable YouTube’s “Next Video Auto Play” & “Gray Bar”

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 12:40 PM PDT

YouTube recently added a 'feature' that whenever you watch a video from certain locations such as the homepage or your subscriptions they add a little gray bar at the bottom of the screen and autoplay the next video once the one you are watching finishes. YouTube won't let you turn this off but the good news is there is an unofficial workaround!

Defining Prosperity Down

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 12:10 PM PDT

There is growing evidence that our governing elite just doesn't care about the prospects of American workers — that a once-unthinkable level of economic distress is in the process of becoming the new normal.

Soccer Fan Tossed Over Railing After Rushing Field (VIDEO)

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 12:00 PM PDT

On Saturday, the New York Red Bulls played the Houston Dynamo. During the second half of the match, two guys who must really love the Red Bulls' Thierry Henry, ran onto the field and double-teamed him with hugs. The jackass pictured in blue fled security and ran back to the stands, only to be greeted by a pissed-off Dynamo fan.

Televangelist "Heals" People With "Jesus Jacket" [video]

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 12:00 PM PDT

Witness the almighty healing power of televangelist Benny Hinn with his Jesus Jacket! While taking in over $200 million a year for his religious services (all tax-free, of course), Benny Hinn has managed to cure people of cancer, blindness, deafness, and even AIDS with his self-proclaimed powers from God.

5 Widely Believed Dating Myths (Science Says Aren't True)

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 12:00 PM PDT

That's right, you know even less about romance than you thought you did.

Riding Hard (GIF)

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 11:30 AM PDT

I wonder how long he can go without wearing out...

Claim This Bed In The Name Of Estrogen (Pic)

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 11:30 AM PDT


Cat Heroes: Awesome Life Saving Cats

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 11:10 AM PDT

Incredible stories about cats and how they saved their owner's lives.

iPhone 4 Fans Face Abuse On Worldwide Release

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 11:10 AM PDT

While the iPhone geeks were waiting patiently in line, there was a notable undercurrent of anger among some of the onlookers. Cries such as "get a life" and "it's only a phone" were heard regularly among much more aggressive one-liners. One particularly funny moment occurred when a person in a car drove past yelling out "baaaaa" like a sheep.

US combat mission in Iraq to end on Aug 31: Obama

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 11:00 AM PDT

The United States will end its combat mission in Iraq as scheduled on August 31 despite a recent flare-up in violence, President Barack Obama said in a speech prepared for delivery Monday.

15 Absurdly Extreme World Records [Vids]

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 11:00 AM PDT

These are the 15 most absurdly extreme examples of Guinness World Records -- just don't try them yourself.

Facebook Questions: How's it stack up?

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 10:41 AM PDT

Last week, Facebook introduced a new service that lets its members ask their friends, or the Facebook community at large, any question in any topic.It's not the first question-and-answer service, or the best--but with 500 million registered Facebook users who will get access to it in the coming weeks.

Rocket explosions heard in southern Israel, Jordan

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 10:10 AM PDT

A series of explosions were heard Monday in the southern Israeli port city of Eilat, the Israeli military reported.

Italy names 'Miss Chubby' beauty queen.

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 10:03 AM PDT

And the Big Winner Is? Somehow the big winners in this contest don't appear to be big winners. I feel something is amiss in this type of pageant.

The REAL Risk of a Nuclear Iran: Mideast Proliferation [VID]

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 09:50 AM PDT

Joseph Cirincione: "We estimate Iran is 3-5 years away, if they decided right now to make a bomb, to make the materials, design a weapon, perfect it and test it.... the risk is what happens in the neighborhood. What does Egypt do? What does Saudi Arabia do? What does Turkey do?"

Android May Now Be Largest Smartphone Platform in US

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 09:40 AM PDT

Android has overtaken BlackBerry and iPhone sales to hold the largest share of the smartphone market in the US, Canalys argued today.

Computer Stress – Top Five Ways to Beat IT

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 09:40 AM PDT

With an overwhelming 97% of people who work in IT claiming that they feel stressed on a daily basis, a few calming influences are definitely needed for a tough day at the office. Most people already have their own way of relaxing at home, so here are five sure-fire ways to unwind while still at your place of work.

Microsoft to patch shortcut bug

Posted: 02 Aug 2010 09:30 AM PDT

An urgent security patch for a flaw in the way Microsoft Windows handles shortcuts is being issued on 2 August, the firm says.

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