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Saturday, August 21, 2010



Bedbugs found in Empire State Building

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 05:50 PM PDT

First came King Kong. Now, bedbugs are trying to conquer the Empire State Building. An infestation of the creepy crawlers has hit the city's most iconic building. The little critters invaded an employee changing room in the basement, prompting building officials to call in exterminators. "There were guys there last night, spraying down the place,"

Fan commits suicide at Swell Season show, band responds

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 05:40 PM PDT

A 32-year-old man jumped at least 20 feet to his death onto the stage of a Northern California concert in front of hundreds of horrified music fans, the Santa Clara County Sheriffs Office said Friday.

10 American Roadside Attractions Worth Stopping For

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 05:30 PM PDT

Dotting highways and small towns across America, many attractions hearken back to times past, decades when ogling the largest ball of paint or the local three-ring flea circus was considered legitimate "entertainment". Although our tastes may have changed a bit since then, there are still some unusual things out there that are definitely worth ....

Failed bomb attempts kill 11 terrorists in Somalia

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 05:20 PM PDT

Two failed bomb attempts by the Somali Islamist group Al-Shabaab killed 11Islamic Terrorists around Mogadishu, Somalia's transitional government said Saturday.

Can staid BlackBerry survive the smartphone wars?

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 05:00 PM PDT

In a world seemingly awash in iPhone and Android-powered smartphones, is there still room for the relatively staid BlackBerry, the one that popularized wireless messaging and created a generation of CrackBerry addicts on Bay Street and elsewhere?

Ceelo Green's New Song is Incredible (Music Video)

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 04:50 PM PDT

Cee-Lo Green is angry at his woman. Like, so angry. And he's got a profanity laced anthem called "F*ck You" to prove it.

11 Things to Do After a Car Accident

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Bright lights flashing. Loud voices. Exchanging numbers. No, this is not a description of a Hollywood club, but... - Motor Vehicle Accidents.

Loss Of Virginity From Binge Drinking Has Doubled

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 04:30 PM PDT

The devastating effects of excess alcohol on young women have been spelled out by a major study. Now alarming rise in teenage promiscuity and abortions is linked to women's binge drinking..............

Endangered Spray Toads Return to Tanzania (Pics)

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 04:30 PM PDT

One hundred of the critically endangered Kihansi spray toads, bred in laboratories in the United States, were returned to Tanzania last week where they will live in the area for the first time in 10 years. No one is sure if they will be able to survive in the wild anymore.

Futurama Writer Created And Proved A Brand New Math Theorem

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 04:20 PM PDT

We all knew the writing staff of Futurama was brainy but this is something else. To work out the ridiculous brain switching plot line from last night's hilarious episode, writer Ken Keeler (who also just happens to have a PhD in mathematics) ended up writing and proving an entirely new theorem. This is probably the most impressive bit of side work

Deep-Sea Oil Plume in the Gulf is Real and Could Surface

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Until now, scientists had not been sure of the plume's existence and could only hint at its possible size. The new research shows that the plume is 1.2 miles wide, 650 feet high and at least 25 miles long – at least that is as much as WHOI researchers could measure before Hurricane Alex made them turn back to shore.

Sewage Treatment Device Doubles As Electric Generator

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 03:50 PM PDT

Researchers at Oregon State University may have found a way to not only reduce the need for human sewage treatment plants, but also generate electricity for residents of developing countries.

Fanhouse Writer Jay Mariotti Arrested for Domestic Violence

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 03:43 PM PDT

Jay Mariotti was arrested by Los Angeles police last night.

WikiLeaks Gives Pentagon Access To Unpublished Secret Docs

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 03:30 PM PDT

A U.S. lawyer representing the whistleblowing website Wikileaks says U.S. government officials have been given codes and passwords granting them online access to official U.S. government documents that Wikileaks so far has not published.

Iran '12 months from nuclear weapon' US warns

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 03:10 PM PDT

The US sought to reassure Israel that Iran is still a year away from building a nuclear weapon, as Iran's leadership hailed the fuelling of its first nuclear power plant on Saturday.

Cameron Diaz Tops Web's Most-Dangerous Celeb List

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Others on the danger web search danger list included tennis player Andy Roddick (No. 14), and singers Lady Gaga (No. 37) teenager Justin Bieber (No. 46).

A 'Double Planet' Seen From Mercury

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 02:10 PM PDT

For the first time we see Earth 114 million miles outward from Mercury.

APOD: 2010 August 21 - Perseid Storm

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Storms on the distant horizon and comet dust raining through the heavens above are combined in this alluring nightscape. The scene was recorded in the early hours of August 13 from the Keota Star Party site on the Pawnee National Grasslands of northeastern Colorado, USA.

Dozens of whales die after 58 are stranded on NZ beach

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 12:50 PM PDT

A beachgoer in a remote area of northern New Zealand found a horrific sight Friday morning 58 pilot whales stranded on Karikari Beach.When conservation officials arrived, only 15 of the animals were still alive.The whales probably became stranded sometime during the night, said Carolyn Smith of New Zealand's Department of Conservation in Kaitaia.

Photographer Discovers Mysterious "Bearded" Antelope

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 12:30 PM PDT

Veteran wildlife photographer, Paolo Torchio, made an interesting discovery while visiting Kenya's Msai Mara National Reserve: a mysterious "bearded" antelope. The "bearded" antelope was covered with a strange, thick coat of hair.

Can you make a living on virtual pay for real work?

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 12:10 PM PDT

About 100,000 people, or half the on-demand workforce at CrowdFlower, have taken pay in virtual rather than real dollars, says Chief Executive Officer Lukas Biewald, "We have to stop differentiating between the virtual world and the real world. The virtual world is very real."

Intel and Micron Introduce 64GB Single-Chip Flash Storage

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 11:40 AM PDT

Intel and Micron jointly announced a new TLC NAND memory device offering improved cost and higher storage capacity for USB, SD Flash card and consumer electronics. TLC stands for Triple-Level Cell and it offers a 20% reduction in size and will be able to produce 4TB of storage from a single wafer of the chips and 64GB single-chip Flash devices.

Hallucinogenic Sludge Brings Tourists to Peru

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 11:20 AM PDT

A hallucinogenic sludge-like potion called ayahuasca is increasingly becoming an elixir for foreigners grappling with everything from depression to childhood trauma. Ayahuasca may taste like ground-up dirt, but many leave Peru praising the brew in reverential terms for having purged them of their demons.

Grisly find in search for Japanese centenarians

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 11:00 AM PDT

A nationwide search for missing centenarians in Japan has led to another grisly discovery -- the remains of a Tokyo woman who was believed to be 104 stuffed into her son's backpack for nearly a decade. "I laid out her body for a while, washed it in the bath, then broke up the bones and put them into a backpack."

Liquid Lunch Becomes Biofuel: Scots Redefine "Drink & Drive"

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 10:30 AM PDT

It's said "What whiskey won't cure, there's no cure for." Scientists in Scotland applied that adage to alternative fuel and brewed up biofuel made from whiskey byproducts.

2-yr-old thrown to death in 'train rage'

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 10:10 AM PDT

A two-year-old girl was thrown to her death from a moving train after an argument between passengers in India.

WikiLeaks founder no longer suspected of rape- that was fast

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 09:49 AM PDT

The warrant for the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been withdrawn, after chief prosecutor Eva Finné ruled that there were no grounds to suspect that he had committed rape, the Swedish prosecutor's office has confirmed. And yet it the accusatory article made Digg's top ten in, what, 3 hours. Let's see if this even makes front page.

Young, obese girls taken from filthy, bug-ridden home

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 09:30 AM PDT

When police walked into the home, they found a 5-year-old girl weighing nearly 160 pounds, her teeth rotting, her skin covered in spider bites. Her 4-year-old sister was lying on a filthy mattress, wearing only a urine-soaked diaper.

Supreme Court told P2P users can be 'innocent infringers'

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 09:00 AM PDT

A group of law professors has filed a brief with the Supreme Court, arguing that it's patently ridiculous for copyright notices on compact discs--which P2P users never see--to count as "knowledge" of infringement.

US Soldiers Punished For Refusing To Attend Christian Concer

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 08:40 AM PDT

Private Anthony Smith is the type of guy who stands up for what he believes in. That's why he decided to hold his commanding officers accountable for punishing him and fellow soldiers after they refused to attend an evangelical Christian rock concert at the Fort Eustis military post in Virginia.

Russia In Color, a Century Ago [PICS]

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 08:20 AM PDT

With images from southern and central Russia in the news lately due to extensive wildfires, I thought it would be interesting to look back in time with this extraordinary collection of color photographs taken between 1909 and 1912.

Africans Text Message to Check if Drugs are Real

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 08:00 AM PDT

For Africans wondering whether the malaria drugs they've bought are real, there may soon be a quick way of finding out: sending a text message.

World's First Dating Site To Cater Exclusively To Ugly

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 08:00 AM PDT

Exclusively to people who "weren't blessed with great looks.

It's now legal to be a fake war hero

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 07:50 AM PDT

Stolen Valor Act ruled unconstitutional. AWOL soldier with 2 fake Purple Hearts now free to lie as much as he wants.

Shot Fired Into Al Frankens Home

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 07:40 AM PDT

Nobody was home at the time of the incident, which was not reported until after the senator and his wife returned home to Minneapolis after a two-day trip out of town on Tuesday and discovered the damage to their window facing the street.

Sex, Drugs, and Techno Aboard a Politicians Yacht

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 07:30 AM PDT

A former stewardess on US Senate candidate's Jeff Greene's yacht tells her tale. The story includes (but is not limited to) serving Mike Tyson alcohol while he got a blow job.

Top Ten Popular Songs in China

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 07:20 AM PDT

What the kids in China are listening to these days.

Mario Caught Cheating with the Companion Cube (pic)

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 07:20 AM PDT

The image says it all Mario.

Dining on a Dime: Back to School Deals

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 06:50 AM PDT

It's back to school season and some dining establishments have got their creative juices flowing, offering free deals in exchange for a donation to support local schools or other charitable organizations.

Jon Stewart dated Jennifer Aniston: He relives their date

Posted: 21 Aug 2010 06:50 AM PDT

Jon joked that the fine-dining loving actress "brought so many" of her friends to their "date," which Jen recalls was not exactly a full-fledged "date." Jen remembers that Jon's invite was more along the lines of "Hey, a group of us are going out, do you want to join?"

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