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Saturday, August 7, 2010



Space station astronauts fall short on repairs

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 04:50 PM PDT

A pair of space station astronauts had to hammer loose a stuck connector Saturday during an urgent spacewalk to restore a crucial cooling system, and ran out of time before they could remove a broken pump.

New Al-Qaida Leader Lived In U.S. For 15 Years

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 04:20 PM PDT

The suspected al-Qaida operative who lived for more than 15 years in the U.S. has become chief of the terror network's global operations, the FBI says, marking the first time a leader so intimately familiar with American society has been placed in charge of planning attacks.

WikiLeaks Interview: 'We Will Keep Publishing Documents'

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 04:09 PM PDT

BERLIN--The online whistle-blower WikiLeaks said it will continue to publish more secret files from governments around the world despite U.S. demands to cancel plans to release classified military documents."I can assure you that we will keep publishing documents -- that's what we do,"; a WikiLeaks spokesman, ...

BBC News - Finalist dies at World Sauna event in Finland

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 03:59 PM PDT

The annual World Sauna Championships in Finland ends in tragedy with the death of one of the finalists, the organisers say.

Cult Divided On Whether To Let Women Become Clerics

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 03:38 PM PDT

KLAMATH FALLS, OR—According to sources within the Seventh Light compound, a rift has recently emerged within the cult over the question of whether to ordain female disciples as telepathic-vision clerics.

Confessions of a Bitter-Ender: In Praise of Movie End Credit

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 03:34 PM PDT

"Confession: I'm a bitter-ender. When I'm watching a movie, I watch it all the way to the bitter end. I sit through all of the increasingly endless scroll of credits until the house lights come up. Even at home, I won't change the channel until the scroll is done Why do I do it? I hadn't thought about a reason until I read a post last week ..."

5 Tips for Making an Impression At Your First Sex Party

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 03:32 PM PDT

When people aren't busy assuring me that they're not interested in my thoughts on orgies, they are just bombarding me with question after question about orgies. And so on. In an effort to cut back on the amount of time I have to spend actually talking to people face-to-face, I've decided to compile all of my orgy knowledge in a handy little guide

An Electrifying Ba-Ba-Ba-BAAAAAM!!!

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 03:31 PM PDT

Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S. of A. Photographer: Gerald Byrnes

In 6 states human trafficking is legal. Hawaii may make it 5

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Hawaii is one of six states that do not have any laws against human trafficking. Without strong and vigorously enforced statutes, these states risk becoming unintended havens for traffickers. The Aloha State, however, is poised to leave this small club of outliers and become the 45th state to enact anti-trafficking legislation.

Giant ice 'island' breaks off Greenland glacier

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 02:40 PM PDT

An ice "island" four times larger than Manhattan and up to 600 feet tall has broken off the world's northernmost glacier, a University of Delaware researcher reports. The chunk of Arctic ice that calved off Greenland's Petermann Glacier is the biggest in almost 50 years.

Obama Punches Out Reagan In New GOP'er Anti-Spending Flick

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 02:32 PM PDT

Conservatives will probably be hopping on Fandango this fall to get tickets to see Ray Griggs' Michael Moore-style documentary billing itself a "controversial look at government spending" & featuring an animated boxing match between President Obama & Ronald Reagan. "I Want Your Money," which will land in theaters this October, aims to contrast ...

Computer criminals of the future (1981) [PIC]

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 02:32 PM PDT

Apparently, thanks to computers, there's no crime in the future outside of the computerized variety.

Economists React: "The Great Stall" Takes Hold

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 02:32 PM PDT

The economy has added 654,000 jobs in 2010, but the sharpest gains were in March and April. While this is an improvement over this time last year, the rate of job creation remains less than about half of what it needs to be just to keep pace with population growth, let alone make significant progress on getting the unemployed back into jobs.

Sleepover Dad Gets 11-Year-Old Pregnant

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 02:31 PM PDT

The creep accused of getting an 11-year-old pregnant wants a court to believe he thought it was his wife the whole time.

GOP Comes Clean: No Need to Bash Gays, We Have Immigrants

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 01:37 PM PDT

King, a Long Island Congressman, said that in terms of social issues, the raging controversy over the Arizona border laws is providing more than enough ammunition for Republicans in key districts. "The Arizona immigration law is there, there's no reason to be raising an issue of gay rights" as a wedge, he said.

Why We Need To Abolish Software Patents

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 01:30 PM PDT

Patents make a lot of sense in many industries. But in software these are just nuclear weapons in an arms race. They don't foster innovation, they inhibit it. That's because things change rapidly in this industry.

Magic and Science Go Hand in Hand...Really!!

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 01:15 PM PDT

It's not true what they say, science is only boring most of the time.

The Mistake Obama's Repeating

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 01:12 PM PDT

Like our current president, Lyndon Johnson began his term at a sprint, and then ran up against political reality.

Fighting Crime by Reading Minds

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 01:12 PM PDT

What if we could read the mind of a terrorist? Researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago say they have taken a step closer to that reality with a test that could uncover nefarious plans by measuring brain waves. 'Minority Report', anyone?

Young Americans more loyal to religion than Boomers

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 01:12 PM PDT

Younger Americans, between the ages of 36 to 50, are more likely to be loyal to religion than Baby Boomers, according to new research.In a study published in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Philip Schwadel, of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, said this was true even though they were less likely than previous generations to...

'Top Gear' U.S. Trailer Arrives (video)

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 12:30 PM PDT

Exclusive: This trailer just screened at TCA introducing the U.S. version of History's "Top Gear," which the network hopes will replicate the hit charm of the British original.

Do you understand Japanese? These Soda Water Dogs do!

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 11:52 AM PDT

From BBC's That's Life! Three German Shepherds enjoying a game involving a soda siphon.Ripped from Dutch tv show called 'Zomergasten'.

Wikipedia's Lamest Edit Wars (Infographic)

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 11:40 AM PDT

Articles of war.

Pro-Choice Groups Question Crisis Pregnancy Center Tactics

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 11:30 AM PDT

Some pro-choice groups - and an HBO documentary - have raised questions about the tactics crisis pregancy centers use in pursuit of an antiabortion agenda

Researcher builds Google Street View "pedestrian remover"

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 11:00 AM PDT

The UC San Diego project explores one way that computer vision could be used to preserve privacy in public environments in our digital age.

Russian heatwave kills 5,000 as fires rage out of control

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 10:13 AM PDT

Russia's devastating summer heatwave has cost almost 5,000 lives, according to officials who conceded yesterday that the state was struggling to gain control over the worst wildfires in decades.

Why did no one object to the Pentagon mosque?

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 10:11 AM PDT

Muslims have been praying inside the Pentagon since Sept. 11 but right-wingers have been strangely silent.

Man Caught With 19 Bags Of Marijuana At Courthouse

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 09:40 AM PDT

Ricky Hefflin either has big cojones or perhaps impaired decision-making skills. Hefflin, 26, remains in jail after being arrested Wednesday for carrying 19 bags of marijuana into the Fulton County Courthouse, according to police.

Lowrider Flips Upside-Down At A Car Show (Video)

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 09:40 AM PDT


'Lost' Auction Offers Everything But Book of Answers

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 09:20 AM PDT

Previously on "Lost": A lot of sh** happened. And now that its run is over, we still have a lot of questions. Luckily, there will be one question answered for us: Who will spend the most money on props from the show? That's right, "Lost'"s creators are auctioning off pieces of the set.

Genius tab takes front row at iPad App Store

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 09:20 AM PDT

Apple has made a small but noticeable change to the iPad version of the App Store, introducing a "Genius" tab to the app's bottom menu bar.

Comic Book Movies We Hope Never Get Made

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 09:10 AM PDT

These days it seems that for every record breaking adaptation like 'Spider-Man,' there are outright flops such as 'Elektra,' 'Catwoman' and, of course, this year's contribution to the bargain bin, 'Jonah Hex.'

Gauze made of human skin accelerates healing

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 09:10 AM PDT

TheraSkin is a graft made of real skin that stimulates your body to heal itself. TheraGauze is a covering that regulates the moisture within a wound. When TheraGauze is used to cover TheraSkin, the two products work together to speed healing of diabetic foot ulcers and other wounds that have trouble healing.

How and Where Sharks Attack (Infographic)

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 09:00 AM PDT

What are the most likely places to be bitten by a shark? Plus, 5 things more likely to kill you than a shark.

10 Reasons 'Kick-Ass' Kicks Ass

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 09:00 AM PDT

'Kick-Ass' is out on DVD and BluRay now, and if you're a self respecting comic book fanboy you already own your copy. If not, here are ten reasons why the movie lives up to it's name.

71 Ways To Cut Your 2010 Tax Bill

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 08:50 AM PDT

Screw Uncle Sam, that's why.

Usain Bolt suffers loss to American Tyson Gay in 100m

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 08:40 AM PDT

World record holder Usain Bolt lost his first 100 meters final in over two years when he was beaten into second by Tyson Gay at a Diamond League meeting in Stockholm on Friday.

GM, Chrysler spent millions lobbying after federal bailouts

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 08:30 AM PDT

Although neither General Motors nor Chrysler are being accused of illegal activities, new findings are raising questions about the ethical implications of companies which are relying on federal funding to remain in business spending millions of dollars on lobbying efforts.

Hans Landa may be the vilain of Sony's Spider-Man reboot

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 08:30 AM PDT

Sony is interested in "Inglourious Basterds" star Christoph Waltz for the villain character in Marc Webb's 3D reboot of "Spider-Man."

Will Bush-bashing help Democrats win over weary voters?

Posted: 07 Aug 2010 08:00 AM PDT

While he's not on the ballot, George W. Bush is still vital to the midterm election as far as the nation's top Democrat is concerned.

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