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Monday, August 23, 2010



Audio slideshow: 'The secret of life'

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 06:00 PM PDT

In 1953, two Cambridge University scientists published their answer to one of the most fundamental questions of biology - how do living things reproduce themselves? In their article for the journal, Nature, James D Watson and Francis Crick described the structure of a chemical called deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA.

Jupiter Gets Smacked Yet Again?

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 05:50 PM PDT

It looks like once again, Jupiter has taken a hit! And once again an amateur astronomer spotted and captured the event.

3 bombs kill 36 in northwest Pakistan

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 05:40 PM PDT

The death toll keeps climbing in Pakistan, where authorities now say at least 36 people were killed by three bombings today.

The long, sordid list of ESPN personalities in trouble

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 05:30 PM PDT

This weekend, "Jay the Joke" joined a rather lengthy list of those who have landed in hot water or been pink-slipped because of something that happened while employed by ESPN.

You Will Never Look At A Duck The Same Way (PIC)

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 05:20 PM PDT

Warning: This cannot be unseen.

Magnificent Marine Algae Blooms Seen From Space [Pics]

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 05:10 PM PDT

This beautiful lake took a toxic turn in November 2009 when a major bloom of cyanobacteria spread across the surface. The alga may have been fed by sewage and agricultural runoff that is rich in phosphorous and nitrogen.

You know your dinner is going to suck... (pic)

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 04:50 PM PDT


Should Chocolate Milk Be Allowed In Schools?

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 04:40 PM PDT

As schools gradually eliminate soda machines from their cafeterias to battle childhood obesity, a growing chorus of food activists has shifted its focus to chocolate- and strawberry-flavored milks, which account for more than 70% of school milk consumption.

Where Tech Jobs Will Be In 2020

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Whether you're just starting out or are hitting the midway point in your IT career, the fast-changing nature of the profession means only the agile will thrive. Here are some ideas to help you set your career on the right path for the next 10 years.

Genuine Psychopath Caught on Camera (video)

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Stephen Strasburg's Fragile Future

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Stephen Strasburg's immense talents -- and those of other star-crossed fireballers in major league history -- have been described as a gift and a curse by many in baseball. That curse, it would seem, extends beyond Strasburg, his prized right arm, his teammates and his employers. It affects all of us.

Happiness is 'Biologically Wired'

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 04:00 PM PDT

What is it about happiness that makes it so elusive for most of us and yet seemingly so simple for some? Is it a matter of how we approach our lives, or is it just luck in how we find the world?

Internet Addiction is a Serious Business (Comic)

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 03:40 PM PDT


This is the Creepiest Sweater Ever [pic]

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 03:30 PM PDT


Brand New GoldenEye 007 Multiplayer Trailer

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Activision has released a brand new trailer for GoldenEye 007, showcasing the game's multiplayer gameplay.

Woman shot during 'robbery drill' with husband

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Apparently, the husband felt it necessary to use a loaded gun.

The Harsh Truth About Scientology (Infographic)

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Scientology is evil. That much is a fact. Check out the graphic below for more dirty details on the so-called religion.

75,000 Teddy Bears Left Behind in Hotels Every Year

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Just think of it--seventy-five thousand teddy bears wondering why they got left behind. Seventy-five thousand distraught owners. Seventy-five thousand hotel owners frantically calling Teddy Bear Protection Services to get the bears emotional support.

SF Mayor Gavin Newsome Plans Underwater Wind Farm (Vid)

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Mayor Newsome's thoughts about the future and the environment.

Playing Video Games With an Open Mind

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 02:20 PM PDT

From bugs to bad design, author discusses what games they've had trouble enjoying lately.

Tiger Woods, Elin Nordegren Have Divorced

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 02:12 PM PDT

Attorneys say Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren have divorced.

Iran unveils long-range bombing drone

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 02:02 PM PDT

Iran unveiled the first long-range military drone manufactured in the country on Sunday, state media reported.

10 Weird, Unofficial Fighting Game Crossovers

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 01:50 PM PDT

Using a free engine called MUGEN, fans have been able to create their own video game matchups, pitting their favorite characters from different games against each other. Here are 10 of the strangest mash-up match-ups!

EFF: Researcher Arrested for Not Disclosing Source

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 01:40 PM PDT

An Indian computer scientist was arrested this weekend when he refused to disclose an anonymous source who provided an electronic voting machine to a team of security researchers.

Star Wars: A Light in the Darkness

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 01:30 PM PDT

A Light in the Darkness is a Star Wars fan film made purely for the love of Star Wars and the experience of making a high quality low budget film. The full length feature will be release in late 2010.

The Brain: What Happens to a Linebacker's Neurons?

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 01:30 PM PDT

A blow to the head can change the neural architecture of the brain from elastic to brittle, with devastating consequences.

Scam Drains PayPal Accounts Via iTunes

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 01:30 PM PDT

Reports are appearing this morning about a major security hole in iTunes accounts linked to PayPal. Scammers may have found a way to charge thousands of dollars to iTunes accounts through PayPal.

Masters of the Playerless MMO

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Game designers Dmitry Kosinov and Mikhail Platov discuss what it's like working on a "Zero Player Game," inspiration from Terry Pratchet, and balancing family life with game development.

Funny Caricatures Of Famous People [PICS]

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 12:50 PM PDT


ACLU Report: Spying on Free Speech Nearly At Cold War Level

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 12:50 PM PDT

Political spying is nearly as bad now as it was during the Cold War. The ACLU reports that Americans are harassed and under surveillance for exercising their First Amendment rights.

DVRs Making It Very Hard For Movies To Advertise On TV

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 12:50 PM PDT

Ad strategies evolve to deal with 'time-shifting' TV viewers

How Twitter Can Help You Quit Smoking

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 12:30 PM PDT

In this Sunday's New York Times, reporter Brian Stelter outlines his using Twitter as a tool for weight loss by setting up a @brianstelter25 account for his progress and tweeting out his exercise plan and meals.He ends up losing 75 pounds.

Japan Needs Nurses, Stat

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 12:20 PM PDT

Japan's decision in 2008 to invite nurses and caregivers from Indonesia and the Philippines to fill gaping holes in its health service was hailed as proof of a new spirit of openness in a country that has traditionally shunned large numbers of skilled workers from abroad. Three years later, for all the programs good intentions, is in tatters

8 Things You Should Know: Current State of the Electric Car

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 12:10 PM PDT

The concept of electric cars has been around for decades. But rising climate-change fears, tougher fuel-efficiency standards, billions in government subsidies, and rivers of venture capital appear to be creating a tipping point that could move electric cars from the transportation fringes into the mainstream.

Chest Bump Fail

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 12:10 PM PDT

Female athletics just took two steps forward and a massive shoulder to the chest.

HOW TO: Undo "Send" in Gmail

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 11:59 AM PDT

HOW TO: Undo "Send" in Gmail

Google Apps: 5 Things You Need to Know

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 11:50 AM PDT

Unless you've been running your business out of a cave in the Himalayas, you know that software has undergone some major changes over the past few years. Budget-minded small businesses are taking the online application leap. Google Apps is the pack leader when it comes to Internet office suites.

100 million and beyond with Google Maps for mobile -Timeline

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 11:50 AM PDT

Almost five years ago, Google launched Google Maps for mobile to help you get where you needed to go from your phone instead of a paper map. Today, more than 100 million people a month are now using Google Maps for mobile to get from point A to point B, find nearby places, and more.

Worst traffic jam ever? Gridlock spans 60 miles

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 11:36 AM PDT

A traffic jam stretching more than 60 miles in China has entered its ninth day with no end in sight, state media reported.

Free Willy Recut as a Horror Film

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 11:10 AM PDT

Then Youtube-based comedy team, The Nix Brothers, previously known for such hits as "Lowell Gleason Wears Glasses," have produced a surprisingly compelling, recut Free Willy trailer that frames the movie as a super-creepy horror film. The movie is, after all, about a killer whale.

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