Friday, 31 December 2010

Copyright Law Craziness Kindergartens Charged for Singing

A group representing German musicians found itself accused of Scrooge-like meanness after pressing kindergartens to pay up for singing songs that are protected by copyright.


Ivory Coast President Refuses Phone Call from Barack Obama

The incumbent president of Ivory Coast is hardening his resistance to international pressure to stand down, even refusing to take a phone call from Barack Obama.


Brazil to build underwater cities to drill for oil

Brazil's state oil company is planning to do away with offshore oil drilling platforms and replace them with automated "underwater cities" that extract oil.


Russian space officials fired over failed launch

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev has fired two space officials over a failed rocket launch that resulted in the loss of three satellites.


Afghanistan War Is Child Abuse a New Taliban Gambit

US medics in Afghanistan say they are facing a harrowing new Taliban strategy.


Jobless Claims in US Decreased by 34000 to 388000 Last Week

Initial U.S. jobless claims fell last week to the lowest level since July 2008, a sign that the labor market is improving heading into 2011.


Thursday, 30 December 2010

Top 10 Best Android Games of 2010

The Android has strong potential to be a gaming device.

While it may be presently outclassed by the iPhone, its gaming future looks remarkably bright. Here's our list of the Top 10 Best Android games of 2010.


Incredible new trailer and screenshots of Final Fantasy creators new game

Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi recently held a presentation in Japan to reveal more gameplay for his new project, The Last Story.

Nintendo also released a brand new trailer and a ton of screenshots for the game.


BREAKING Groupon Raises Up to 950 Million [REPORT]

Groupon has raised an earth-shattering $950 million in funding. The new round of funding comes just weeks after the group-buying website rejected a $6 billion acquisition offer from Google.More in a few minutes...For more Business coverage:Follow Mashable Business on TwitterBecome a Fan on FacebookSubscribe to the Business channelDownload our free apps for Android, iPhone and iPad


Five Things We Learned From Super Mario 64

It's one of the greatest games of all time, and it is also a great learning experience.

Here are five important life lessons you can learn from playing Super Mario 64.


Republican Support For Sarah Palin Plunging In Polls

After a rough two years of Palinitis stained by winning Politifacts' Lie of Year award among other ignoble distinctions, it appears that even Republicans are mournfully unclenching their stubborn fists from around Palin's star bursts.

A new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll was conducted December 17-19 and it turns out that support for Ms Palin is nose-diving among Republicans.


When Will Jon Stewart Run for Congress

As he nears 50, Jon Stewart will eventually have to decide if he wants to continue being the funny guy on basic cable, make yet another failed attempt at taking over one of the broadcast networks increasingly devalued late-night slots � or try for something grander.

At a time when a George Lopez joke about running for governor is treated seriously, the timing couldnt be better.


World of Warcraft with Microsoft Kinect

We are developing the Flexible Action and Articulated Skeleton Toolkit (FAAST), which is middleware to facilitate integration of full-body control with games...


Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Mortal Kombat Returns

This April a rebooted Mortal Kombat is due out for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 (with a PC version a remote possibility).

The game is going to focus on the classic characters from MK, MK2, and MK3 and is promised to be a return to traditional 2D gameplay, although with current three-dimensional graphics.


Foursquares Dennis Crowley Location Will Connect Us

Foursquare is tiny compared to emerging location giants Google or Facebook.

But when it comes to location-based services, Dennis Crowley is viewed as one of the few people who can look into the future and see the redefinition of Internet and web services based on location.


2010 in Review The Year the Internet Went to War

It was a year without parallel.

Threat Level's bread-and-butter themes of censorship, hacking, security, privacy, copyright and cyberwar were all represented in tug-of-war struggles with unprecedented outcomes.


20 Coolest Ice Levels in Games

From Sonic to Modern Warfare 2, the Coolest Ice Levels from gaming history, featuring low-friction sliding and frozen enemies.


Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Vintage Navy Posters Encourage Food Etiquette Pics

During World War 2, there was a push for moderation in all things; from a complete halt on nylon stocking production to the first ever recycling programs.

People were encouraged to limit their use of resources and use all they took. These classic U.S. Navy posters challenged sailors to tighten their belts and clean their plates. Down the hatch sailor!


10 Comics Characters Bigger and Smaller Than Gulliver

Here are ten characters that are way bigger � or way smaller � than Gulliver:


Jew Jitsu PIC

Jew Jitsu (PIC)


Anachronistic Gadgets in 18th Century French Art [Photos]

Mike Licht creates "Digital Primitives" using "primordial Microsoft tools"


Monday, 27 December 2010

Who Killed The Disneyland Dream

For all the inequities of America in 1956, economic equality seemed within reach, at least for the vast middle class.


Jon Stewarts Latest Act Sept 11 Responders Bill

The bill giving health benefits to the first responders who worked at ground zero had lingered for years.

It looked nearly dead -- until comedian Jon Stewart nudged it over the finish line.


Suicide Bomber was Woman Covered in a Burqa

A Woman covered in a head-to-foot Burqa carried out a Suicide bombing that killed more than 40 people in Pakistan, government officials said on Sunday


Shes got ways to skin a cat

She's PETA's worst nightmare.
Clair Watson, 56, a blueblood British fashionista, is the city's Cruella de Vil of couture, the top dealer of garments made from tiger, leopard, ocelot, cheetah and jaguar, state records show.

The array of items she brought to public sale also included a leopard porkpie hat, a whale-skin handbag, a seal coat, ivory bangles and a fur cape made from hides of the threatened Geoffroy's cat, a species of feline found in


Sunday, 26 December 2010

Merry Xmas [comic]

Merry Xmas! [comic]


Fox News Host Admits Liberal Economist Is Right

The debt ceiling increase is up for a vote and Fox News Stuart Varney on Megyn Kellys show attempts to explain why its a non-issue that Republicans are threatening to shut down the government at such a crucial time.

The tide turns and Varney admits that a government shutdown would be a very big deal and also concedes that the GOP is playing a political game by....


New Study Placebo Effect Works Even If Patients Know Theyre Getting a Sham Drug

Study suggests patients benefit from the placebo effect even when told explicitly that they're taking sugar pills...


Spanish Police Thieves Scrap 1 Million Sculpture for 40

MADRID, Spain -- Not everyone appreciates modern art.

Spanish police say thieves behind one of Spain's largest art thefts sold one of the pieces, a sculpture valued at more than $1 million, to a


Heartwarming story 17 yearold carries boy with cerebral palsy up the stairs to his bed

Into this world of love and hurt comes Rudy.

Four nights a week, he leaves his homework and makes the 10-minute drive to the Parker house. The robust athlete cradling the pale, helpless child; the young man preparing to go out into the world carrying someone who never will.


Saturday, 25 December 2010

Police Released Surveillance Video of Man With Suitcase Containing a Womans Body

Here's the surveillance video of a man transporting a suitcase that contained a woman's body.

The woman was found in front of 435 East 114th Street on December 22 at 12:15 a.m., and was pronounced DOA. It's been determined that she was a 20- to 30-year-old black woman, and that her death by asphyxiation was a homicide. Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. All calls are strictly confidential.


Worlds Oldest Optical Illusion Found

Long before the famous duck-rabbit illusion (seen at right), prehistoric artists were creating mind-bending double images of their own, according to a new paper presented earlier this year at an international convention on rock art research.


5 Scientific Theories That Help Explain Santa To Smart Kids

5 Scientific Theories That Help Explain Santa To Smart Kids


Dead or Alive The Eyes Hold the Answer ScienceNOW

Dead or Alive? The Eyes Hold the Answer - ScienceNOW


Friday, 24 December 2010

Mom Takes Urination Revenge By Peeing on Bakery Goods at Convenience Store

She was booted from the store in Pennsylvania, but instead of leaving, she went into a walk-in freezer and peed all over some perfectly good cookies and bagels.


States Probe Use of Models to Lure Bone Marrow Donors

Justin Judkins was approached at a shopping mall by a pretty young model, "all dolled up," wearing high heels, a white lab coat and electric blue wig.

The woman asked him if he wanted to be a hero and save a child's life.

How could he say no?

Like thousands of other people, Judkins agreed to allow bone marrow registry workers to swab the inside of his cheek for a DNA test -- lured by a recruiting pitch that an official with a national donor reg


Tis the Season to Be Greedy [Cartoon]

'Tis the Season to Be Greedy [Cartoon]


Ohio man dies in crash driving to grandkids funeral

A funeral for three children killed in a weekend fire now also will be for their grandfather, who was killed in a crash on his way to be with his grieving daughter.


Tron Cat That Is All PIC

Looks like Flynn has a cute little furry friend.


Detroit Lives Video

The Motor City has been declared dead more times than Rasputin.


The Business of War Video

The Business of War is a formal place, where billionaire weapons producers attend conventions to pitch their deadly products.


Thursday, 23 December 2010

Most Amazing Photos 2010 the Wall Street Journal

WSJ editors pick the best photos of the year organized by category, date and location.

These photos represent the key moments and defining images of the news in 2010.


Odd Syndrome Causes Some to Fear Ones Own Glance

While we've all had the experience of offending someone by making an inappropriate remark or perhaps snickering when we shouldn't have, imagine feeling that your expression was offensive to others all the time.


Confirmed Wikileaks next target is Bank of America

Buried in that Times of London article you didn't read because it was behind a paywall was confirmation by Julian Assange that Wikileaks will release a very large cache of documents about Bank of America, to be released in early 2011. <


Dont Feed the ATAT [comic]

Don't Feed the AT-AT [comic]


Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Your Office Is Getting Smaller

The average space per worker has shrunk drastically.

Get ready to rub elbows with your coworkers.


Playboy Picks Its Hottest Cars Of 2011

Now you have a legitimate reason to tell your significant other that you're only reading the latest issue of Playboy for the articles as the world famous magazine has published its list of the hottest models of 2011�err on four-wheels that is.


Thats Where He Left his Head

I always wondered what Bender did with his noggin' when he wasn't using it.


823200 to Study Genitalia Washing Sen Coburn Releases Govt Waste Report

$175 million to maintain an unused monkey house. $1.8 million for a museum dedicated to old Las Vegas signs. $615,000 to digitize a Grateful Dead collection.

And $823,200 to study genitalia washing in South Africa. Those are just some of the projects that Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) uses as examples of government waste in his annual Wastebook� report released today.
During these difficult times when families are struggling to make ends meet, t


Tuesday, 21 December 2010

11 Worst Games Of 2010

List of the 11 Worst Games Of 2010, with both highly hyped disasters and shovelware garbage.


Video Games Boost Brain Power Multitasking Skills

Video games -- especially action games -- are far from mindless, scientists say.

Many games can help young people develop better vision, attention and spatial cognition skills.


Tap Tap Revenge 4 released for iOS devices for FREE

Disney Mobile's Tapulous launches Tap Tap Revenge 4 for iOS devices today.

The music rhythm game is a free download from iTunes.


Wii Becomes Sixth Video Game System to Top 80m Units Worldwide gamrFeed

As of the week ending December 11, 2010 Nintendo has sold over 80m Wiis worldwide.

Over the history of video games, only five other systems have topped 80 million units lifetime. Nintendo has sold over 140m DS systems (see coming article!), and shipped over 118m Game Boys, and about 81m Game Boy Advance systems. Sony has shipped over 147m PS2 systems and over 102m PS1s. The next system to join the 80 million club could be PSP, but with shipment t


The Mario Designs You Never Knew Moustaches Mushrooms and Guns

Shigeru Miyamoto talks about ditched designs, 'Bizarro Marios,' and the development of Super Mario Bros.


Seven Most Influential Speeches In Video Games

Dialogues are a very vital part of any visual media of entertainment, which means video games as well.

And the stronger and well-written the dialogues are, the better the story of the game turns out to be. It is believed by many that dialogues are the very backbone of any story, because if the dialogues fall flat, so does the entire narrative, for they are what drive the entire flow forward, lead one thing to the other.


Monday, 20 December 2010

Athlete Forgets How to Do Thing He Trained His Whole Life For

""Did I win?" "You've been sentenced to death for dishonoring your country." "So that's a no, right?""

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Dogs can tell canine size through growls

New research has demonstrated that dogs can tell the size of another dog by listening to its growls.

They are able to do this so accurately they can match the growl to a photograph of a dog of the same size.


Why Google Voice is awesome

Why Google Voice is awesome


Brush It On Your Private Areas EverydayWTF Video

This three-step system is designed to give a woman personal confidence� by making her smell good, taste good and look good,� while also allowing her to put some bling in her fling!� Were not really sure if fling� in this instance is referring to her muff or her sex life, but either way, who cares? The point is that girls love jewelry and they want their privates to taste and smell like strawberries, right?


Sunday, 19 December 2010

The Real Science of Tron

It's taken almost thirty years, but the world has finally warmed up to Tron.

Though it was initially considered a mixed bag of success and failure (it's hard living up to Disney's expectations,) twenty eight years have been kind to Disney's bizarre sci-fi cult classic. Now we're getting a brand new movie sequel, Tron Legacy, and an offshoot video game as well, Tron Evolution. This provides us with a multitude of ways to probe and explore this ric


Custom Shirts iPhone App

Luckily there are a number of cool mass customization companies that are the perfect choices for unique gifts for the holidays.

Here I found one that offers an iPhone app. For all travellers that get best ideas for new shirts on trips.


The Year in Violence 2010

Blood, guts, and waggle.

A look back at the year's most aggressive moments in games.


Fantastic Super Mario Bros 3 super play videos

Nintendo has released a new round of "super play" videos demonstrating tricks and tips in Super Mario Bros. 3.

Invincible Mario. 1ups, shortcuts, speed runs and more!


LA Noire MotionScan trailer shows amazing facial animation

Half Life 2 probably had one of the best facial expressions in gaming this generation, but if this new Motionscan trailer for L.A Noire is anything to go by...


Portland State University Students Turn Hallway Into Super Mario Brothers Level

For most of us, the closest we've been able to come to realizing the shared dream of all global culture enthusiasts -- actually inhabiting a "Super Mario Bros." world -- has been to don a hat, overalls and a mustache, then go looking for turtles to kick in a park somewhere.

For Beth Olsen and the other members of her Art and Social Practices project at Portland State University, that just wasn't good enough. Enter: The 8-bit hallway.


Saturday, 18 December 2010

The 100 Top Science Stories of 2010

Every year DISCOVER sorts through the scientific accomplishments of the past 12 months, and assembles a list of the coolest experiments, most brilliant discoveries, and most world-changing events.

As you page through the countdown to the #1 science story, we think you'll come to the same conclusion we did: 2010 was quite a year.


A Urinal Video Game Count Me In

For too long, I've been standing at urinals wondering if there wasn't some interactive game I could be playing as I peed.

Thankfully, my prayers have now


Nintendos Princess Peach from Super Mario Bros A Visual History pics

Picture after picture of our favorite damsel in distress.


Xrays From Lightning

Using a custom-built camera the size of a refrigerator, Florida researchers have made the worlds first crude pictures of X-rays streaming from a stroke of lightning.


Nintendo Wii Ranked Most Energy Efficient Game System

A study by the Electric Power Research Institute tested the three most popular home gaming consoles and found a wide range of difference, with the Nintendo Wii using one-sixth the energy of the Microsoft Xbox 360.


Personalized retro sweet jar

Packed full of confectionary classics with your individual logo


Friday, 17 December 2010


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UAE hotel erects 11milliondollar Christmas tree

Christmas came in extravagant fashion to the Muslim desert emirate of Abu Dhabi as a glitzy hotel unveiled a bejewelled Christmas tree valued at more than 11 million dollars on Wednesday.


The Origins of Electricity Tesla vs Edison

You would have never found two geniuses so spiteful of each other beyond turn-of-the-century inventors Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison.

They worked together�and hated each other. Let's compare their lives, achievements, and embittered battles in our latest infographic.


Using Lasers To Find Explosives

Terahertz rays � radiation between microwaves and infrared rays on the electromagnetic spectrum � are a promising means of detecting explosives, but theyve proven hard to generate cost effectively.

So far, solid-state lasers � the cheap, miniature type of laser found in CD players � have been unable to produce terahertz rays unless theyre supercooled, which makes them impractical for mass deployment.


Thursday, 16 December 2010

Batboy will be Missed Pic

Batboy will be Missed (Pic)


Would Rebranding the Greenback Boost Our Economy PICS

Since their introduction during the Civil War in 1862, American greenbacks have changed very little.

As consumers, we're accustomed to handling the crisp green papers, but graphic designer Richard Smith feels the humdrum currency could use some rebranding.


The History of Santa Claus

How did the whole naughty or nice thing get started?


Holiday Gift Guide What do you buy a Traumatised Victim of the TSA

For everyone shopping for that special someone whos hopping mad about their TSA patdown, and possibly about to engage in some civil disobedience of questionable validity and effectiveness, its the must have gifts for 2010.


Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Santa Claus risks health by flying all night sleep experts warn

Every year Santa Claus and his team of elves and reindeers stay awake for days and nights so he can deliver presents to children all over the world for Christmas � but he could be putting his and their health at risk.


WikiLeaks 20 OpenLeaks Set to Launch

While its founder Julian Assange sits in jail, the whistle-blowing site WikiLeaks faces a new rival: OpenLeaks.

OpenLeaks' founder is none other than former WikiLeaks employee Daniel Domscheit-Berg, who has been the most vocal in criticism toward Assange.


The wind is no longer at Voyagers back

Cool stuff | Voyager 1 is one of the most successful space missions of all time.

Launched in 1977, it visited Jupiter and then Saturn, providing better close-ups of the two


Iceland may ban MasterCard Visa over WikiLeaks censorship

Credit card companies that prevented card-holders from donating money to the secrets outlet WikiLeaks could have their operating licenses taken away in Iceland, according to members of the Icelandic Parliamentary General Committee.


Humbug Glenn Beck Charges 125 A Ticket In Ohio Town With 158 Unemployment

In the spirit of Christmas, Glenn Beck will be bringing his radio and TV shows to economically devastated Wilmington, Ohio tomorrow, and he is even inviting residents to join him at his radio show taping.

Of course, Beck being the populist that he is, will be charging the residents of a county where unemployment is at 15.8% $125 to attend.


Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Im Really Lovin It PIC

On your McDonalds sign.


20 EyeOpening Microscopic Images

The Olympus BioScapes International Digital Imaging competition, now in its seventh year, is "the world's foremost forum for showcasing microscope photos and movies of life science subjects," and bridges a gap between the realms of science and art.

Take a look at some of these incredible images.


Ahh Watch the Teeth PICZ

Ahh! Watch the Teeth (PICZ)


Some Veterans Hate it When You Say Thank You

No thanks necessary.

Just piss off.


Monday, 13 December 2010

Dog Fort Pics

Dog Fort might be the only overused meme that I just cant get sick of. Who doesnt love a bunch of hilariously dressed animals coming together as an elite tactical unit? Bad guys, of course. And it just so happens that team Dog Fort� takes out bad guys like you and I take out the trash.


Despite court order cops refuse to return seized cash

Aurora - IL, is trying to keep a little more than $190,000 it seized from two brothers after one of them was pulled over in a traffic stop that didn't even result in a traffic ticket.Officials have refused to hand back the money even though a judge has sided with the brothers.


How Color Affects Our Purchasing Habits [Graphic]

Black means luxury, yellow induces window shoppers to step inside.

Here's how marketers are using color to manipulate our buying habits.


Oh Hi Just trying to get to the chimney PICZ

Oh Hi...

Just trying to get to the chimney (PICZ)


Palin Does Haiti Cholera Hows My Hair Or is it AP Split Ends

The fact I think the fantastically clever Sarah Palin is one of the shallowest and blatantly self-serving politicians, err, political celebrities I've ever seen doesn't stop me from taking pause upon seeing these AP shots from Franklin Graham's cholera treatment center in Haiti.


14 Rarest Weirdest Mammal Species on Earth pics

These were the "winners" picked by the London Zoological Society -- but by any measure there are some seriously strange (& fascinating) creatures here.


The Pneumatic Cannon Prank

For those calling "fake!", SeQuant is a real chromatographic company (recently acquired by mega-pharmacorporation Merck), and if the phrase wasn't a contradiction, we'd call them retardedly smart.

Even their tagline is "Poor separation of polar compounds?", giving the impression "Yes, we will help you, but only if you have a Ph.D."


Sunday, 12 December 2010

Must Read New Wikileaks Cable

I hesitated to put up this link to what claims to be a Wikileaked cable regarding issues with the US/UK special relationship during the previous administration.

I subscribe wholeheartedly to the notion that some things are and should be on a need-to-know basis.


Workmen discover body of huge gladiator who was stabbed six times and thrown out with the rubbish Mail Online

Archaeologists do not know his name but are convinced the remarkable discovery of the Roman gladiator's bones in York provide a clear clue of where the amphitheatre was in the city.


Violence Flares Anew in Southern Afghanistan

Violence has flared in southern Afghanistan, disrupting a long period of relative quiet since the arrival of large numbers of American troops.

In the Sangin District of Helmand Province, US Marines who took over from British troops are suffering a heavier casualty rate in their first 90 days than the British suffered in more than three years there.


Teen Hides in Airplane Wheel Well Falls Out When Planes Wheel Prepared to Land

A teenager whose body was found in a Boston suburb likely stowed away inside a wheel well, authorities said.


Free The Military Of Its Bigots

Heres one of the more intelligent comments Ive come across on repealing Dont Ask, Dont Tell. This comes from a senior aide to General David Petraeus, Command Sergeant Major Marvin Hill.

If there are people who cannot deal with the change, then theyre going to have to do whats best for their troops and best for the organization and best for the military service and exit the military service, so that we can move forward � if


A Pimps Business Plan PICS

Youth Radio obtained a hand-written business plan from a pimp during an investigation for their NPR series Trafficked.

The business plan titled Keep It Pimpin' states how the pimp wants to expand his trafficking business locally as well as nationally.


Venezuelas Hugo Chavez says hell govern from tent while flood evacuees use presidential palace Reuters

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez says he'll govern from tent while flood evacuees use presidential palace - Reuters


Saturday, 11 December 2010

Scientists Discover the Secrets Of Spider Web Stickiness

What they found is that the substance, which is made up of highly entangled polymers, is both viscous and elastic, both of which are "valuable properties for catching fast-flying, incoming insects--and in keeping the victims trapped long enough for the spider to subdue, and devour, them"


Chrome Appears To Have Hit 10000 Extensions Inching Closer To Firefox

Yesterday, Google put up a post on the Chromium Blog to celebrate a year of extensions being available for their Chrome web browser.

The main part of the post touts some big numbers that the feature has accumulated in the past 12 months. Those include, over 8,500 extensions, 1,500 themes, a third of Chrome users now having at least one extension installed, and over 70 million extension and theme installs total. But actually, looking at the Extens


Former Arizona Beauty Queen off to Prison holy shit look at her face

Kumari Fulbright, who you might remember from her stunning mugshot, has been sentenced to two years in prison and six years probation for kidnapping, robbing and torturing her ex-boyfriend.


Ron Paul Defends WikiLeaks On House Floor VIDEO

In the wake of the recent WikiLeaks document dump, Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas), the self-styled libertarian crusader who's spent the past half-decade building up a massive grassroots following, has emerged as a principal voice in support of the transparency that WikiLeaks has provided.

In a speech on the House floor yesterday, Paul held forth at length on the controversy.


Sun spikes is this what hell looks like [Pic]

This extreme close up of the sun shows a remarkable view of sun spikes and a small flare on the bottom right.


Friday, 10 December 2010

Have a Nice Day PIC

Have a Nice Day (PIC)


Medical Marijuana RipOffs Five Reasons to Not Pay for Patient PreRegistration

�Arizonans won't be able to apply for medical marijuana patient cards until next April, but several local...


Seriously dude we know what you are doing [image]

Seriously dude... we know what you are doing! [image]


Rape Victim Framed By ExBoyfriend for Robbery

He was about to go to trial for rape, so he framed his ex-girlfriend for two fictitious robberies.

She spent nearly 7 months in jail -- losing her home and her bakery -- before police figured out the scam.


Thursday, 9 December 2010

Flame Retardants Found in Butter Discovery News

As part of an ongoing investigation into chemicals in our food supply, scientists found extremely high concentrations of a flame-retardant compound in a supermarket sample of brand-name butter.


Chewing Tobacco Co Agrees to Pay 5M to Family of Man Who Died of Mouth Cancer

A smokeless tobacco company has agreed to pay $5 million to the family of a man who died of mouth cancer in what the family's


Six Ways to Stimulate Your Puppys Growing Brain

How to provide stimulation for your puppy dog.


How do we justify the study of literature

In October, SUNY Albany � a university with 18,000 students and 57 undergraduate majors and more than 120 graduate degree programs � announced that it is axing its French, Italian, Classics, Russian and Theater departments.

The move caused nationwide protest and sent chills through humanities departments across the nation.


Wednesday, 8 December 2010

A HUGE looping prominence on the Sun

First, there is very little danger to Earth from this event.

Prominences like this tend to be local to the Sun, and collapse after a few hours.


Microsoft Engineer Attempts to Smuggle Satellite Parts To China Arrested By FBI

Much has been said about the FBI tactics used in apprehending alleged attempted Portland bomber Mohamed Osman Mohamud.

Was he a dyed-in-the-wool jihadist that would have struck, were it not for an FBI sting? Or was was he an impressionable young man that was goaded toward terror by overzealous feds? The same questions, it seems, might be raised about Lian Yang, the 46-year-old Microsoft-contracted engineer from Woodinville who was arrested after


Dont shoot messenger for revealing uncomfortable truths The Australian

WIKILEAKS deserves protection, not threats and attacks.


In Pictures The Biggest CEO ScrewUps Of 2010

Tony Hayward takes the prize--but he was hardly alone in the realm of dumb executive behavior.


ExGeneral Drops a Bombshell We Were Willing to Kill a US Soldier to Start the Iraq War VIDEO

'It's shocking,' Jon Stewart says.

It certainly is. On the new 'Daily Show'. Jon welcomes retired general Hugh Shelton as his guest. Shelton is the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and he has written a new memoir -- in which he makes startling allegations about U.S. military conduct.


Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Birthday Sluts

Little Richard (78)
Knut (4)
Ross Bagley (22)
Frankie Muniz (25)
Keri Hilson (28)
Nick Stahl (31)
Amy Acker (34)
Paula Patton (35)
Shalom Harlow (37)
Kali Rocha (39)
Margaret Cho (42)
Lisa Marie (42)
Gary Allan (43)
John Rzeznik (45)
Brian Backer (54)
Morgan Brittany (59)
Jim Messina (63)
Jose Carreras (64)
Joan Didion (76)


Do the Teen Moms or Their Kids Get Paid

Do the annoying Teen Moms on MTV get paid? What about the kids? If so, doesn't that really glamorize teen pregnancy?
StvUnger, via Twitter



Married to Rock Bonus Ball Buster

Perry isn't too happy when Etty signs him up to be assistant coach of their sons' baseball team.

Hear him sound off.


Josh Douchemel Learned A Lesson

On Thursday, Josh Duhamel was kicked off of a plane and put in time out without his toys after he threw a tantrum and refused to turn off his stupid ass BlackBerry.

Josh wasted everyone's time by holding up a flight to Kentucky for nearly 90 minutes. Yes, 90 minutes! You know what those passengers could've done with those 90 minutes instead of sitting on the tarmac waiting for flight attendants to pop an annoying bag of hemorrhoids and pry him of


The Best Bet

Fred Flare's Chelsea Market pop-up store, a Gilt-like site for art, and more.


freeze it soffrito

Time-saver, flavor booster.

A soffrito is a flavorful mix of aromatic vegetables, usually onion, carrot, celery and/or green bell pepper cooked gently in olive oil, and is the base for many dishes, like soups, tomato sauces, and braises. When I'm feeling strategy-minded, I chop the vegetables separately in my food processor, then make a double or triple recipe. The night I made the batch pictured above, I set aside a few half-pint containers to f


Monday, 6 December 2010

Tell us how you really feel what can Zynga and Newtoy learn from each other


GamesRadar Minigame Challenge Jousting Xbox 360

Never seen our GamesRadar minigame challenges? Then shame on you - you're not a regular visitor toourTalkRadar UKlanding pages.

You haven't seen theSpinning Chair Tetris Challenge.You missed theGame Stuffing T-shirt Challenge. And youdidn't get to enjoythe amazingHeadshot Challengewhere we all threw videogames at our now-editor Matt Cundy's head. While he wore a wig. And bubble wrap. And a bin.


Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Kane Lynch to become playable Seriously heres the first screenshot Kane Lynch 2 Dog Days

Yeah, this is a thing that is happening.

As part of the upcoming DLC push for their rather delightful downloadable Tomb Raider Game, Crystal Dynamics are soon to release two downloadable character packs, and one of them is set to comprise of everyone's favourite sociopathic heist-merchants. While it's obviously a (hopefully) last, desperate attempt on behalf of publisher Eidos to make people care about Kane and Lynch, this does bode mass comedy p


Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Review

Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (PC)You haven't crashed until you've crashed a Lamborghini cop car.


Overlooked the stories you may have missed on 121

With Inception on our mind yesterday, we missed out on a few noteworthy stories like a potential Halo 1 remake and Uwe Boll's next project.

Read more about them in our roundup of overlooked stories.


Sunday, 5 December 2010

GOProud Endorsed Sen Scott Brown RMA Supports Repeal of DADT

GOProud was proud to be the only gay organization to stand with Sen.

Scott Brown (R-MA) during his historic election campaign. Now we are proud he is standing with us. U.S. Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) today issued the following statement on the Dont Ask, Dont Tell policy:


Photos From Pearl Harbour Bombing stored in camera for 68 years Pics

Incredible pictures found in an old brownie camera that had been stored in a foot locker and were just recently developed.

They were taken by a sailor who was on the USS QUAPAW ATF-11O.
December 7th, 1941


Democrats Should Stand Tall Against Republican Tax Cut Extortionists

No matter how one assesses the current Republican obstructionist tactics in the legislature, it is nothing less than extortion, and it will affect working Americans as well as national security.

Republicans are threatening to block a vote on the START treaty that will limit the nuclear arsenals of Russia as well as the United States.


Google Begins Emailing Extension Developers To Get Ready For Chrome Web Store

Earlier today, we were tipped about this thread in the Chromium Google Groups area.

Gregor Hochmuth, the Product Manager for the Chrome Web Store, responded to a question wondering if Google would be giving developers advanced notice before the store goes live. Hochmuth said that yes, there would be reminders sent out before the launch to let developers get edits and updates in before it rolls live. Well, the first such message was sent out today


White House is Eerily Silent on Taxes

The tax cut fight highlights Democrats' missing convictions, and the White House's silence on the fight over tax cuts is rather surprising.


Saturday, 4 December 2010

The 10 Funniest To Catch A Predator Screencaps

On December 28, 2007, the world lost a beautiful flower when the last ever To Catch A Predator aired.

The ultra-popular Dateline NBC segment, in which ultra-smug Chris Hansen, with the help of troll group Perverted Justice, entrapped hundreds of child predators and handed them over to the long arms and sizzling tasers of the law, was the target of tons of criticism and was taken off the air. To celebrate its wonderfulness, heres the 10 funnies


Dashing Through the Snow Video

Why pay the fare when you can get whisked away for free?


FBI WARNING Video Girl Barbie Could Become Kiddie Porn Barbie

The agency sent out a memo earlier this week warning parents that the combination of video camera and Barbie would be too tempting for pervs who had, until then, been forced to buy Barbie dolls and video cameras in separate purchases.


How To Make A Gigantic Kit Kat [pic]

Both delicious and awe-inspiring.


Friday, 3 December 2010

An Even More Inconvenient Truth [wvid]

ts called CAMM Worldwide.

That stands for Connect A Million Minds. The project was started by Time Warner and its based around a simple fact: The U.S. now ranks 35th in Math and 29th in Science worldwide.


Prosecutors Dismiss Xbox Modding Case MidTrial

Federal authorities in the first-of-its-kind game console modding criminal trial abruptly dropped their prosecution here Thursday based on based on fairness and justice.�


Inside Japans indie game development scene

While Western indie development has been all the rage as of late, their Japanese counterparts are rarely recognized outside of their homeland.

Here's the story of a few developers who may change that.


Activision Blizzard CEO Not Worried About The Old Republic Competing with WoW

Due to the commitment that the fanbase of World of Warcraft shows Kotick isn't overly worried about the kind of impact that Bioware's Star Wars: The old republic will have on those playing WOW.


Thursday, 2 December 2010

How Comcast became a tollcollecting nukewielding hydra

Comcast wants cash to deliver cached Netflix traffic to its subscribers.

Has the ISP just gone "full evil" on the Internet, or is this all a big misunderstanding? One could argue that Level 3 is actually doing Comcast a favor, and the US' biggest ISP wants to charge it for the privilege.