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Sun May 17, 2009
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(Wall Street Journal) Spiffy Newly discovered primate fossil does not shed light on the evolutionary origins on the group including monkeys, apes, and humans because [shakes creationist magic eight ball] Darwin can be quoted as saying that he knows of no intermediates  (mailonsunday.co.uk) (303)
(Built on Facts) Obvious Those geeks at Science Blogs calculate that Kirk and friends in their latest movie could been safe from that black hole if they moved their ship less than a billionth of a meter. Here comes the science and not getting laid  (scienceblogs.com) (59)
(Daily Mail) Cool The coolest photo of a stealth bomber about to break the sound barrier that you'll see all day...(or WILL you)?  (dailymail.co.uk) (54)
(Some Guy) Interesting You know those people who believe that chemtrails can be used to inoculate the masses with biological compounds? Science just figured out they've been right all along  (news.stv.tv) (43)
(CBC) Cool Canadians to build largest optical telescope in the world, capable of looking 6,000 years back into the past when the universe was created (pics)  T-Shirt  (cbc.ca) (40)
(Discover) Spiffy Old and busted: Seeing a satellite cross the sky. New bad astronomer hotness: Watching two satellites and an expended booster cross the sky. w/video goodness  (blogs.discovermagazine.com) (16)
(Sky News) Interesting Look what's back: cassette tapes  (news.sky.com) (88)
(Gizmodo) Cool No matter how large your IMAX screen was or how much you paid for your ticket, nothing beats watching Star Trek on the International Space Station  (gizmodo.com) (37)
(Computerworld) Interesting Last week's hour-and-a-half Google outage killed 5% of the internet  (blogs.computerworld.com) (39)
(Sun Journal (Maine)) Silly What type of e-mailer are you? The 9 to 5'er or the all nighter?  (sunjournal.com) (11)
(Daily Mail) Cool The next generation of video games will be able to mimic the stench of war. "I love the smell of napalm on my Xbox"  (dailymail.co.uk) (48)
(Sun Journal (Maine)) Amusing A lot of attention has been focused on driving while talking on the cell phone, but what about the walk and talk?  (sunjournal.com) (17)
(YouTube) Cool Soyuz rocket launch viewed from 100 yards away (with actual ear-splitting audio)  (youtube.com) (39)
(Wired) Unlikely Now they'll have to add blowing up Earth with our own antimatter bomb to the History Channel's doomsday scenarios  (wired.com) (58)

Sat May 16, 2009
(ZDNet) Asinine Jammie Thomas, only person to go to trial against the RIAA for sharing songs, has her lawyer quit. She ask for a continuance to get a new lawyer. The RIAA has a problem with that  (government.zdnet.com) (50)
(Slashdot) Scary Sony Pictures president thinks we should get rid of the Internet: "'I'm a guy who doesn't see anything good having come from the Internet, period"  (tech.slashdot.org) (105)
(London Times) Obvious Jeremy Clarkson on new hybrid Honda Insight: "It's terrible. Biblically terrible. Possibly the worst car money can buy. It's the first car I've ever considered crashing into a tree on purpose"  (timesonline.co.uk) (74)
(Some Blind Guy) Scary It's official, the title of Ugliest Car EVAR has been handed from the Honda Element to this... marvel of aesthetic dissonance (voting enabled for competitor submissions)  (nissanusa.com) (390)
(Detroit News) Fail City of Troy, Michigan builds solar-powered house. It is 800 sq ft, costs $916,000, looks like a FEMA trailer and doesn't work. It has been closed to the public for seven months  (lucianne.com) (47)
(Yahoo) Interesting Scientist studying early Navajo version of the internet that used Gaseous Particulate Transfer Protocol (GPTP)  (news.yahoo.com) (22)
(ABC News) Interesting Top 10 things you don't know about the Hubble  (abcnews.go.com) (44)
(Boston Herald) Misc College wires up laundry machines to send email. No, this isn't a repeat from the 1980s, it's a liberal arts school discovering techonology for the first time. But the girl's kind of cute  (bostonherald.com) (45)
(CSMonitor) Interesting New estimate of sea level rise from melting West Antarctic ice sheet is 3.3 meters in most of world and 13.5 feet in America (God has trouble with metric conversion too)  (features.csmonitor.com) (163)
(Some Maineiac) Obvious Good news: Bald eagles now thriving in the wild. Bad news: They're feeding on great cormorant chicks, threatening to wipe them out  (pressherald.mainetoday.com) (47)
(News.com.au) Unlikely Hubble's new camera to "look deeper into the universe, perhaps as far back as some 500 to 600 million years before the Big Bang"  (news.com.au) (118)
(Some Guy) Obvious "The comments were originally presented as a way for WFAA.com users to engage in active, civilized conversations about online stories that would add context and perhaps even enlighten other readers. Unfortunately...."  (wfaa.com) (131)
(Network World) Ironic Plug your nose and put PHP on Microsoft's cloud?  (networkworld.com) (43)

Fri May 15, 2009
(Aint-It-Cool-News) Cool Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.... FOX renews Dollhouse for a second season  (aintitcool.com) (169)
(Atom) Amusing A doctor claimed to have successfully cloned human embryos, and then transferred them into a human womb..as opposed to a cow or a bear womb  (community.atom.com) (27)
(Telegraph) Silly 104-year-old lady becomes oldest Tweeter: "Chicken casserole was lovely, going to have a nod now"  (telegraph.co.uk) (53)
(Science Daily) Interesting Turns out Neanderthals were smarter than we thought, with advanced hunting techniques and an affinity for craft beers  (sciencedaily.com) (47)
(PhysOrg.com) Cool And God said, Let there be a 100-million-year-old termite entombed in amber; and it was so  (physorg.com) (91)
(Some Girl) Scary Japanese researchers found lower suicide rates in cities with higher levels of lithium in their drinking water; this study brought to you by BraveNewWorldSmithKline  (trueslant.com) (37)
(Time) Interesting "10 biggest tech failures of the last decade" Yes, Microsoft Vista is #1  (time.com) (318)
(YouTube) Amusing Intel's rock star: Ajay Bhatt, co-inventor of the USB  (youtube.com) (31)
(Wired) Cool Humans in Space: 10 amazing spacewalk photos  (wired.com) (22)
(Jalopnik) Amusing The ten worst car commercials of all time  (jalopnik.com) (89)
(Jalopnik) Interesting Top 10 auto design easter eggs. See the Dodge Challenger's to better understand why Chrysler is the company that's gone tits-up  (jalopnik.com) (64)
(Some Guy with a lot of free time) Cool Using a CD-R to get Dish Network? Piece of cake, the real challenge is to use a can of Skoal  (satelliteguys.us) (38)
(Network World) Spiffy Verizon calls it a state-of-the-art mobile command center but the thing just screams tailgate party  (networkworld.com) (9)
(Gizmodo) Stupid You thought (GPS manufacturer of choice) sucked before? Wait till next year  (gizmodo.com) (57)
(C|Net) Spiffy All the space technology in the world can't replace the good old "bang on it until it works" strategy  (news.cnet.com) (68)

Thu May 14, 2009
(SpaceWeather.com) Cool Photo of the Space Shuttle approaching the Hubble Telescope. The Sun is there  (spaceweather.com) (146)
(Discover) Cool Farker presents cool video evidence of NASA dropping tons of trash into the Indian Ocean. No word if Sri Lanka will issue a $100 fine  (blogs.discovermagazine.com) (51)
(Yahoo) Scary Chinese space junk buzzes space shuttle, Hubble. Hee, hee, subby said 'junk'  (news.yahoo.com) (82)
(ABC News) Interesting Is Alzheimer's Disease in your future? New tool may help you make pancakes  (abcnews.go.com) (21)
(slyoyster.com) Amusing Because of one small decision from director JJ Abrams, it's possible in the new Star Trek universe that the Beastie Boys either heralded the birth of Mr. Spock or invented the Vulcan Nerve Pinch  (slyoyster.com) (106)
(LA Times) Spiffy The car that runs on bacon. "Americans' bad eating habits ensure our supply."  (latimesblogs.latimes.com) (12)
(C|Net) Interesting Remember that "5GB = unlimited" fiasco? Verizon Wireless increases bandwidth cap, cuts overage charge by 80%  (news.cnet.com) (24)
(io9) Cool Scientists create nuclear fuel more dense than the core of the sun; half as dense as Glenn Beck  T-Shirt  (io9.com) (56)
(MSNBC) Fail Dell launches "Netbooks for Wymyn" site. Includes phrases such as "Your netbook can do more than delivery juicy celebrity gossip. Did you know it can also find new recipes too? It's true"  (msnbc.msn.com) (268)
(BBC) Spiffy I think the Herschel and Planck telescopes are on their way to the earth's L2 Lagrange point...but now I might be mistaken  (news.bbc.co.uk) (36)
(BBSpot) Asinine Apple rejects "Jesus raping retarded children with Hitler's penis" iPhone app. The Aristocrats  (bbspot.com) (56)
(Yahoo) Misc All you never wanted to know about Angels & Demons, anti-matter, and Dan Brown's penchant for writing like a first grade version of Michael Crichton  (news.yahoo.com) (66)
(WGAL 8) Spiffy New service lets you do all kinds of cool things with your phone. But some say it may be dangerous. Other people say it's nifty. But we'll mostly focus on the people who say its dangerous  (wgal.com) (27)
(Boing Boing) Amusing Your dad was so tough he walked to two miles to school every day after getting up at 5 a.m. to deliver 100 newspapers. He also played with his chemistry set without goggles (pics)  (gadgets.boingboing.net) (44)
(AT&T) Fail AT&T moving Customer Email onto Yahoo Mail Servers, you know for the security. You betcha  (support.att.net) (13)
(Some Evilutionist) Interesting New study in PNAS shows genetic link between development of gills and evolution of limbs. PNAS  (scientificblogging.com) (15)

Wed May 13, 2009
(Google) Interesting German archaeologists continue to attack Christian fundamentals by discovering 35,000 year old carving  (google.com) (348)
(The Register) Unlikely Pentagon says they may call in an airstrike on Matthew Broderick  (theregister.co.uk) (76)
(Wired) Cool Scientists recreate building blocks of life using primordial soup. Preliminary reports indicate that it is delicious  (wired.com) (127)
(AP) Sad "Transportation Dept. scraps NYC slot auctions". Awww, man, first Craigslist, and now the NY Transportation Department?  (hosted.ap.org) (16)
(Kotaku) Stupid Ever feel the need to plug a set of numbers into a terminal like Desmond on Lost? There is an app for that  (kotaku.com) (24)
(CBC) Cool Canadian Space Agency introduces two new astronauts. Wait, Canada has a space agency?  (cbc.ca) (42)
(Heise) Obvious •Microsoft •Powerpoint patch •Overdue •Sustainability •Necessary •Reliability  (heise.de) (24)
(io9) Stupid J.J. Abrams talks about how much work went into those lens flares in Star Trek  (io9.com) (201)
(Time) Scary Odds of shuttle Atlantis blowing up on re-entry? Looks pretty good  (time.com) (128)
(Universe Today) Interesting Engineers creating multi-purpose blanket to shield astronauts and generate power on the moon. But does it have sleeves?  (universetoday.com) (32)
(Space) Silly Italy plans on giving the Sci-Fi channel another idea for a terrible movie  (space.com) (29)
(Discover) Cool Ten things you don't know about the Hubble telescope... I mean observatory  (blogs.discovermagazine.com) (61)
(Some Guy) Amusing Trekkies: They write letters, especially when as a journalist you prove that you have a Tribble's understanding of Star Fleet military history  (trueslant.com) (370)
(Yahoo) Interesting Researchers, who in no way are recieving money under the table from the Tobacco Institute, announce that smoking seems to boost the activity of a gene that burns fat  (news.yahoo.com) (212)
(Gawker) Obvious Stephen King says it isn't worth it to hunt down pirates who steal his e-books, since they're probably living in shabby basements, gorging on Funions and discount beer  (gawker.com) (137)
(Boing Boing) Obvious When City of Heroes allowed users to design their own levels, they got a few really creative, challenging ones. Of course, they got a lot more pathetically easy levels giving out shiatloads of treasure  (boingboing.net) (135)
(The Atlantic) Cool For 72 years, Harvard has been following group of men through war, career, marriage, divorce, parenthood, grandparenthood, old age to discover what makes us happy  (theatlantic.com) (81)

Tue May 12, 2009
(TechnologyReview) Weird Japan invents stretchable rubbery OLED displays made of carbon nanotubes that can be wrapped around your couch or your arm  (technologyreview.com) (48)
(Yahoo) Scary Scientists introducing foreign parasites to create zombie fire ants. And this is a good thing  (news.yahoo.com) (86)
(STLToday) Strange St. Louis city engineers to use car-sized blocks of styrofoam as tunnel fill, outraging environmental activists. "I don't know why we'd want to leave a little time bomb like this in downtown St. Louis"  (stltoday.com) (98)
(Reuters) Scary Space Shuttle damaged on takeoff, and even though NASA says there's nothing to see here, move along folks, they're rushing to prep another shuttle for launch "just in case"  (reuters.com) (354)
(PCWorld) Dumbass Microsoft's "war" on the iPod is full of more fail than a Florida middle school teacher  (pcworld.com) (236)
(MSNBC) Interesting Flat screen TVs: Superior technology or CHILD KILLING MACHINES?  (msnbc.msn.com) (307)
(The Morning Call) Interesting Twitter's 140 character limit? Blame the Germans and the 80s  (mcall.com) (41)
(PhysOrg.com) Interesting Study determines Canadians are Lazy. The first hint was when it took them 22 years to finish the study  (physorg.com) (66)
(Science Daily) Spiffy For the first time since commercial whaling ended in 1965, blue whales are returning to their former migration patterns  (sciencedaily.com) (38)
(Some Guy) Unlikely Software industry pulls number out of their butt, says piracy cost them $50 billion in 2008 (with helpful pic of likely pirates)  (thetechherald.com) (87)
(CBC) Obvious Study finds educated, tech-savvy young adults most likely to binge drink. Someone should start a website for this demographic  (cbc.ca) (48)
(YouTube) Wheaton And now a quick word from the SGA  (youtube.com) (92)
(Telegraph) Silly Intelligent women enjoy sex more, probably because they're smart enough not to be having it with you  T-Shirt  (telegraph.co.uk) (103)
(BBC) Obvious Today's Google Streetview outrage brought to you by Greece  (news.bbc.co.uk) (55)
(CNN) Cool The guy who flies inverted and gives the MiG-28 pilot the finger in "Top Gun" is leading the Hubble repair mission  (edition.cnn.com) (70)
(News.com.au) Interesting Australian researchers find a link between that bright green stuff that comes out of your nose and heart attacks. It's snot news  T-Shirt  (news.com.au) (12)
(Gawker) Cool Possibly the coolest photo of today's Space Shuttle Atlantis takeoff you'll see today  (gawker.com) (37)
(UPI) Interesting German scientists found FU@K YOU that Tourette's is primarily caused GO TO HELL by a dysfunction in prefrontal YOUR MOM'S A WHORE cortex areas and not the SCREW OFF basal ganglia  (upi.com) (94)
(Jamaica Observer) Unlikely Cure your baldness with frickin' laser beams  (jamaicaobserver.com) (14)
(Dallas News) Sick Not having been satisfied with Bukkake and Tentacle Porn, Japanese developers release video game "in which players rape women and girls, impregnate them and then force them to get abortions." Suck it, GTA  (dallasnews.com) (101)

Mon May 11, 2009
(The Register) Silly Apple continues wildly successfully policy of randomly offending customers  (theregister.co.uk) (30)
(SFGate) Obvious It wouldn't be on wikipedia if it wasn't true, would it? Irish student rickrolls mainstream media  (sfgate.com) (35)
(Discover) Spiffy She tattooed me...with SCIENCE. Pages and pages of science tattoos  (blogs.discovermagazine.com) (100)
(Reuters) Interesting Study finds acupuncture is an effective treatment for back pain. Even if you use toothpicks  (uk.reuters.com) (136)
(Discover) Followup I chew-chew-chews evolution  (blogs.discovermagazine.com) (72)
(Las Vegas Now) Interesting Former employees at Area 51 form group called The Roadrunners. Say researchers have replicated a type of UFO "gas" known as 'Element 115', and our government is developing anti-gravity technology reverse engineered from UFOs  (lasvegasnow.com) (98)
(Yahoo) Interesting Oldest human hairs ever found were located in hyena dung. Apparently, early man was delicious  T-Shirt  (news.yahoo.com) (32)
(CBC) Dumbass Plaintiff: "Your Honor, I've had no social life since the accidents." Defense Lawyer: "Your Honor, here is the plaintiff's Facebook profile." Case closed  (cbc.ca) (23)
(SlashFilm) Cool The sequel for Star Trek is already being written, and the list of possible enemies is long and terrifying: Khan, Klingons, the Borg, a new enemy and Shatner  (slashfilm.com) (307)
(Gizmodo) Cool Video of what an F-35 pilot sees through the demon helmet  (gizmodo.com) (77)
(BBC) Obvious Star Trek takes weekend box office. Yes. We. Khaaaaaaaaan  (news.bbc.co.uk) (300)
(Silicon Alley Insider) Obvious Steve Jobs doesn't want you to be Jesus. That's his job  (businessinsider.com) (27)
(TechEBlog) Cool Roomba mod adds robotic grasping system, enables it to pick things up. Which either makes it more useful or is the last step before angry robot sentience  (techeblog.com) (20)
(Ars Technica) PSA Why you can't have 200 Mbps. And get some sunshine, you look pale  (arstechnica.com) (59)
(Kansas.com) Video B-29 "Doc" engine starts for the first time in 53 years  (videos.kansas.com) (64)
(C|Net) Spiffy Bioelectricity far more efficient and far greener than biofuel. But this is not the clean energy solution you are looking for. You can go about your biofuelish business. Move along, move along  (news.cnet.com) (78)
(Pravda) Weird Already having solved all of the world's problems, Russian scientists have figured out how to milk mice. Amazingly, tiny little buckets are not involved  (english.pravda.ru) (33)
(Some Guy) Sad Creationism, coming soon to a planetarium near you  (pandasthumb.org) (383)

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