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(Scientific American) Interesting Scientists discover a mat of microbes the size of Greece. The microbes are responsible for cycling earth nutrients into waste. Discoverers are tentatively calling this vast mat of microbial waste cyclers, "Greece."  (scientificamerican.com) (28)
(Science Daily) Scary Don't worry Citizen. Yes, our "monitoring sensor" melts snugly onto the surface of your BRAIN, but that wont disturb you ... shortly  (sciencedaily.com) (49)
(BBC) Survey Census focuses on oceans' smallest lifeforms, mailboxes fill with teeny tiny envelopes  (news.bbc.co.uk) (7)
(NASA) Cool One of the most massive prominence ever seen on the Sun. It can't be the cold, so he must be happy to see us  (apod.nasa.gov) (40)
(Nature) Cool What have the Romans ever done for us? Well, apart from the aquaduct, sanitation, roads, irrigation, medicine, education, roads, wine, public order, and peace, they have now provided us with loads of low-radioactive lead  (nature.com) (81)
(Some Strombolian) Cool The most electrifying photos of that hard-to-pronounce volcano in Iceland you'll see today  (swisseduc.ch) (93)
(Telegraph) Stupid Israel bans iPad imports because the last guy who showed up with a couple of tablets caused enough trouble  (telegraph.co.uk) (67)
(Some Guy) Spiffy For only $50,000 you can buy a luxury survival cave to ride out the impending apocalypse  (mnn.com) (50)
(Gizmodo) Interesting You say "to-may-to," I say "a source of power for miniature LED lamps"  (gizmodo.com) (19)
(Psychology Today) Interesting Religion (or lack thereof) as a mating strategy  (psychologytoday.com) (162)
(Google) Obvious Enough about that unpronounceable volcano in Iceland. Let's look at something really important: When will the Yellowstone supervolcano kill us all?  (google.com) (70)

Sat April 17, 2010
(Live Science) Interesting New research suggests your brain is barely better than an iPad  (livescience.com) (41)
(Slashdot) Followup Almost a month later, Ubisoft's DRM servers are still down, the people who vowed to monitor the situation 24/7 are nowhere to be found, and the list of dissatisfied customers is still growing  (slashdot.org) (197)
(War Hammer Online) Dumbass Warhammer Online users are told to bend over and smile while getting screwed with false billing charges  (forums.warhammeronline.com) (126)
(Wordpress) Obvious Molecular biology as psychotherapy  (luysii.wordpress.com) (11)
(NASA) Cool You went to the Moon in that? You're braver than I thought  (antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov) (68)
(PCWorld) Interesting Apple fans are clueless about security, hacker says  (pcworld.com) (134)
(Scientific American) Scary The volcanic eruption that keeps European flights grounded? The last one lasted over a year  (scientificamerican.com) (67)
(Xbox Bannination Q&A) Amusing Parent asks Xbox forum why her son was banned from Xbox LIVE until New Year's Eve in the year 9999. Moderator then responds with the disturbingly odd answer  (i.imgur.com) (114)
(MSNBC) Interesting Hyperspectral imaging sees dead people  (msnbc.msn.com) (22)

Fri April 16, 2010
(MSNBC) Interesting Births up since Hurricane Katrina. Dolphin births, that is  (msnbc.msn.com) (18)
(Daily Mail) Interesting Dieting increases your chances of getting heart disease and cancer. But you'll leave behind a great looking corpse  (dailymail.co.uk) (85)
(Huffington Post) Ironic HFCS bad for you? Agave syrup to the rescu....No? Oh  (huffingtonpost.com) (66)
(Contact Music) PSA Samsung's new 3D television may cause "confusion, nausea, convulsions, altered vision, lightheadedness, dizziness, and involuntary movements such as eye or muscle twitching and cramps"  (contactmusic.com) (69)
(PhysOrg.com) Cool Lead bricks from a 2,000 year old Roman shipwreck will be used to hunt neutrinos. The lead's age makes it perfectly suited for the task as the bricks have virtually no radionuclides  (physorg.com) (55)
(Popular Science) Cool DARPA gives itself 5 years to build a flying SUV that's also a hybrid. Where's the Farkin' Awesome tag?  (popsci.com) (43)
(Some Astrophotographer) Cool The newest new Moon you will ever see from Earth, cool-o-meter pegs scale high  (astrosurf.com) (27)
(Some Guy) Fail India's space program successfully maps the ocean floor  T-Shirt  (beta.thehindu.com) (62)
(Kotaku) Spiffy If it's possible to beat Sim City, this guy did it  (kotaku.com) (123)
(Engadget) Cool For those of you not fortunate enough to live in San Francisco, the ISS, or underwater, behold the head-tracking virtual window  (engadget.com) (32)
(Slashdot) PSA If you've recently downloaded an illegal copy of the game Forced Bathroom Bukake Slave Mimi, then I have some bad news for you, you sick bastard  (yro.slashdot.org) (35)
(Science Daily) Scary A researcher who has obviously never read a comic book in his life is treating children with eye cancer by implanting radioactive disks into their eyes  (sciencedaily.com) (12)
(TechnologyReview) Spiffy Microbial life found in hydrocarbon lake, implicating the possibility of life on Titan  (technologyreview.com) (69)
(Ars Technica) Interesting Congress outlaws spoofing your ID over cellular networks or the Internet. You guys should check this out, it's pretty interesting -- Drew  (arstechnica.com) (44)
(IEEE Spectrum) Amusing World Robot Population Reaches 8.6 Million, Or One Robot For Every Person in New Jersey  (spectrum.ieee.org) (39)
(1up) Stupid Blizzard makes $2,000,000 in four hours off sales of virtual ghost donkey. Yes, you read that right  (1up.com) (268)
(Fox News) Fail Fox News tricked into believing gamers have souls  (foxnews.com) (45)
(The Straight Dope) Fail Our GPS satellite system is collapsing. EVERYBODY PANIC or, you know, learn to read a map  (straightdope.com) (100)
(io9) Cool Unusual radio signal found from a distant galaxy. Since it's not playing Lady Gaga, Ke$ha, or 40 minutes of ads an hour, it's expected to be the most popular signal around  (io9.com) (95)
(MSNBC) Interesting Study: Women being blinded by jealousy is more than just an expression...they actually have trouble seeing things, although (ducks abruptly) they're still deadly with a thrown shoe at ten paces  (msnbc.msn.com) (174)
(Some Guy) Obvious 59% of all video game consoles sold in March are Nintendo products. PS3 fanboys still declaring Wii a fad  (gamezone.com) (136)
(io9) Scary Like you were planning on sleeping tonight. Or ever again  (io9.com) (56)
(AOL News) Strange New interstate road paved using hog manure. ACLU and CAIR filing lawsuits for human rights violations against muslims  (aolnews.com) (21)

Thu April 15, 2010
(io9) Obvious Scientists have discovered five things that smell good to almost everybody. No, that's not on the list, keep it clean people  (io9.com) (132)
(AFP) Interesting Lack of sea ice causes low numbers of seals being hunted endangering the North American Canadian  (news.yahoo.com) (37)
(Some Guy) Fail The RIAA/MPAA want you to pay AV companies to search your computer for DRM violations  (electronista.com) (111)
(ClickOrlando) Interesting Canine slobber may be cure for cancer. Your dog wants a gold spitoon  (clickorlando.com) (25)
(Space) Cool Extrasolar pollution suggests Earth-like planets may be more common than previously thought  (space.com) (17)
(Discover) Cool Obama's new space policy rocks the solar system... but he's hanging a Moon  (blogs.discovermagazine.com) (89)
(Ars Technica) Fail Fact-Checking Verizon's CEO claim that 100Mbps Internet costing $100/month is more awesome than 1Gbps Internet at $26 per month  (arstechnica.com) (62)
(The Consumerist) Amusing AT&T claims to provide coverage in more countries than actually exist, turns coverage up to 11  (consumerist.com) (54)
(Discovery) Interesting Remember the whole, "The Donner Party resorted to cannibalism to stay alive" thingie? Ummm....Yeah, we might have been a scosh wrong about that, sorry about the damage to your reputations, Donner Party  (news.discovery.com) (72)
(io9) Amusing Scientists take time out from trying to kill us all with super mutant viruses and giant robots to answer the question: Why do Cheerios stick together in milk?  (io9.com) (30)
(Network World) Obvious Google is realizing that spammers are the hydras of the internet. Each time you strike one down, 6 more grow in its place  (networkworld.com) (26)
(USA Today) Spiffy Buzz Aldrin's "NASA to-do list" for the president includes going to Mars, using the ISS to develop a deep-space vehicle, and amnesty for anybody who punches a Moon landing denier  (usatoday.com) (159)
(Science Daily) Interesting A cat's brain can recognize a face faster than a supercomputer. However, supercomputers still beat cats when it comes to not coughing up a cold, wet hairball next to your bed right where you step  (sciencedaily.com) (42)
(Boing Boing) Followup That study saying veggie burgers contain neurotoxins? It was funded by an anti-vegetarian group. So vegans aren't bat crap crazy, after all  (boingboing.net) (143)
(ABC News) Obvious Feeling left out, Atlantic Ocean gets its own garbage patch  (abcnews.go.com) (22)
(Some Guy) Amusing New tech advance permits the impossible: printing from an iPad  (theformgroup.com) (58)
(Wired) Scary Courtesy of a 1986 law, all e-mail older than 180 days subject to search without a warrant. And maybe newer e-mail too  (wired.com) (49)
(BBSpot) Interesting Twitter will require new users to enter a CAPTCHA for their first 100 tweets to stop robots. Skynet does not approve  (bbspot.com) (71)
(Gizmodo) Strange We don't have flying cars yet, but you can wait for them while sitting in chairs that you can carry in your pocket  (gizmodo.com) (20)
(PCWorld) Obvious 10 things the internet has ruined. Productivity conspicuously missing from list  (pcworld.com) (190)
(BBC) Interesting Fluctuating solar activity could lead to colder winters in UK. So it balances out the AGW, which is nice  (news.bbc.co.uk) (31)
(CBS Chicago) Dumbass This is why you should learn how to use this brand new, state of the art technology known as "backing up personal information to an external drive"  (cbs2chicago.com) (43)
(News.com.au) Spiffy Scientists create a bulletproof t-shirt by adding a fourth wolf  T-Shirt  (news.com.au) (112)
(Live Science) Scary Study finds self-test for Alzheimer's surprisingly effective. Still no cure for ... something  (livescience.com) (14)
(io9) Spiffy Big surprise; cryptographers manage to come up with forty-two sets of random numbers. Yes, it's more complicated then it sounds, but we still don't know how many roads a man must walk before you can call him a man  (io9.com) (56)
(Gizmodo) Silly Baby's first cubicle the most depressing toy ever  (gizmodo.com) (35)
(ABC News) Spiffy Researchers one step closer to Viagra equivalent for women. Here comes the science  (abcnews.go.com) (53)
(LA Times) Spiffy Artificial pancreas offers promise for diabetics. Sweet  (latimes.com) (99)

Wed April 14, 2010
(IGN) Cool Marvel reveals the Secret Avengers, just go with it  (comics.ign.com) (70)
(Discover) Spiffy 20 things farkers could already tell us about light before they need to get to the gym  (discovermagazine.com) (69)
(Gawker) Interesting Google employee's diary reveals that life at Google revolves around Google and nothing but Google. Also, GOOGLE  (gawker.com) (39)
(LA Times) Ironic Los Angeles' water-conservation rules caused main pipeline to burst, spilling millions of gallons  (articles.latimes.com) (35)
(London Times) Strange Heather has two mommies and a daddy, because she didn't want to end up a mutant. Here comes the science  (timesonline.co.uk) (19)
(Science Daily) Interesting Farking monopolar magnets, how do they work?  (sciencedaily.com) (91)
(Some Gaijin) Cool If Star Wars was envisioned by Akira Kurosawa, these are the toys we would have played with as kids  (sillof.com) (118)
(UPI) Scary Greece beset by blood sucking pests, and now giant mosquitoes too  (upi.com) (12)
(Ars Technica) Obvious GAO says that, contrary to what the RIAA would like you to believe, your mp3 collection isn't worth $10,000,000  (arstechnica.com) (117)
(The New York Times) Interesting Cilantro: You either love it or think it smells like those little guest soaps at your aunt's house. Here's why  (nytimes.com) (108)
(Gamma Squad) Cool "Karate robot takes on pugnacious chicken"? Is there a newsletter to subscribe to?  (gammasquad.uproxx.com) (8)
(Labspaces.net) Interesting Healthy women's brains have an innate fear of becoming fat. This study was conducted in non-WalMart locations outside the US  (labspaces.net) (71)
(NOAA) Spiffy Fifty years ago this month, a satellite was launched that changed the world as we know it  (noaanews.noaa.gov) (31)
(Jalopnik) Cool NASA's astronaut-replacing GM-built humanoid robots aren't named "Dave." They're named "R2."  (jalopnik.com) (51)
(Discovery) Cool Obama changes his mind and renews the manned space flight to Mars with a big budget boost to NASA  (news.discovery.com) (199)
(Burlington Free Press) Cool The coolest 360º panoramic image from the top of a Vermont mountain you'll see all day  (burlingtonfreepress.com) (26)
(Boing Boing) Interesting Some veggie burgers contain neurotoxins. No wonder vegans are bat crap crazy  (boingboing.net) (80)
(The Sun) Interesting "Scientists have developed a robotic hand that allows people talking over the web to experience the sensation of touching each other - even feeling the strength of a handshake." Yeah, a handSHAKE. Definitely a handshake  (thesun.co.uk) (51)
(Network World) Interesting Hackers scalp Apache Software Foundation  (networkworld.com) (18)
(CNN) Followup Obama to reveal his space vision today. Leaked documents from the White House indicate that it will involve shooting a man out of a cannon towards Altair IV  (cnn.com) (68)
(Kotaku) Fail Good Idea: Someone has decided to revive X-Com. Bad Idea: As a FPS  (kotaku.com) (198)
(BBSpot) Cool Adobe says that Photoshop can't be used on "substandard computers" any more, and by that they mean Macs. So sorry Apple  (bbspot.com) (99)
(My Fox Los Angeles) Interesting People with fewer teeth prone to die of heart disease, meth lab explosions  (myfoxla.com) (47)

Tue April 13, 2010
(Engadget) Spiffy If you've ever wanted to buy David Lightman's IMSAI 8080 from "War Games," today's your day. If you haven't, then I don't know what the hell is wrong with you  (engadget.com) (64)
(Telegraph) Interesting "Croatian Teenager Wakes From Coma Speaking Fluent German," asks to buy a whole bunch of vowels  (telegraph.co.uk) (57)
(io9) Weird Sheep were shocked with a Taser while riding high on methamphetamines, or as they call it in Scotland, "Saturday"  (io9.com) (9)
(Gawker) Dumbass One man, one dream, one website, one 11-years-too-late delusional "entrepreneur"  (tv.gawker.com) (59)
(3 News New Zealand) Spiffy Caving enthusiasts discover New Zealand's first kilometer-deep cave, decide not to enter to find out if there are any orcs  (3news.co.nz) (30)
(War on Terror News) Interesting Forget military MASHs. The new hotness is FRSS, the Forward Resuscitative Surgical System: "We usually don't even wake them up from their anesthesia before they get to the next hospital"   (waronterrornews.typepad.com) (17)
(Courthouse News) Amusing Wizards of the Coast use a level 32 paladin to snare a bunch of level 28 thieves who thought they were smarter than everyone else  (courthousenews.com) (85)
(Discover) Weird As far back as Aristotle, humans have known you can't tickle yourself. But can a robot tickle you? In a word, yes  (blogs.discovermagazine.com) (24)
(Discover) Cool The most adorable doorway to Hell you'll see all day  (blogs.discovermagazine.com) (23)
(Discover) Interesting Planets swing the other way; become thin, neat, and cannot marry in California   (blogs.discovermagazine.com) (10)
(Some Guy) Interesting A tsunami warning is issued after a Peruvian glacier breaks apart, proving the existence of either global warming or a really pissed off Incan god  (mnn.com) (15)
(C|Net) Fail After years of bragging about going "green", Wal-Mart CEO admits they're only doing it for the money  (news.cnet.com) (92)
(The Straight Dope) Amusing What are your chances of getting brained by a fly ball during a baseball game?  (straightdope.com) (32)
(The Register) Amusing RIP Windows Vista 2006-2010  (theregister.co.uk) (139)
(The Register) PSA You might want to have more beer on hand than usual for this year's Cinco de Mayo  (theregister.co.uk) (28)
(Gamma Squad) Interesting Zynga's next move: helping you die of dysentery on Facebook  (gammasquad.uproxx.com) (30)
(Labspaces.net) Interesting Apparently, it takes a genetic disease for humans to lose their tendency to racially stereotype  (labspaces.net) (59)
(Network World) Obvious Because Twitter will be even more fun once you start getting tweets from Best Buy, Sony and Starbucks  (networkworld.com) (40)
(3 News New Zealand) Dumbass You can now buy hard drives with DRM-infected movies pre-loaded. Fark: 50GB of the drive is taken up by the software that stops you from watching them  (3news.co.nz) (104)
(Flashnews) Silly New glove lets you play with yourself  (flashnews.com) (21)
(PhysOrg.com) Weird "There's also a possibility that the explanation could be even more far-reaching, such as that the universe is not expanding and that the big bang theory is wrong"  (physorg.com) (168)
(Gizmodo) Amusing If you've seen this infographic, you've seen them all  (gizmodo.com) (12)
(gajitz.com) Weird Half car, Half Motorcycle, all WTF. Meet the Snaefell  (gajitz.com) (55)
(Ars Technica) Cool Scientists develop 'sound bullets' for surgical applications. Remember those guns the Fremen had in the movie Dune? Like that, except it doesn't suck  (arstechnica.com) (52)
(Starts with a Bang) Interesting Do we live inside a Wormhole's neck?  (scienceblogs.com) (67)

Mon April 12, 2010
(PJ Star) Cool Problem: PTSD symptoms make trauma victims unable to adapt to normal life. Solution: chemically-targeted brain damage  (pjstar.com) (51)
(Wall Street Journal) Interesting Are we alone in the universe, or have all the aliens gone Tron Guy? "Biological intelligence is likely to be merely a brief phase in the evolution of intelligence in the universe"  (online.wsj.com) (192)
(Some Guy) Obvious Amazon, Apple, and Sony flinch as Google decides to join the tablet bandwagon  (thebigmoney.com) (207)
(BBC) Spiffy Doctors prevent brain damage in baby born not breathing by using experimental Xenon gas treatment. How noble of them  T-Shirt  (news.bbc.co.uk) (45)
(Gamma Squad) Cool To compete with the Segway, Honda has built an electric unicycle, AKA the pedophile's Porsche  (gammasquad.uproxx.com) (34)
(Boston Globe) Obvious Please do not change your password as most security measures are a complete waste of time  (boston.com) (61)
(G4TV) Amusing The circle is complete as former members of Infinity Ward sign deal with EA after leaving them nearly a decade ago for a sweet deal with Activision  (g4tv.com) (68)
(TechnologyReview) Interesting Astronomers discriminate against potatoes  (technologyreview.com) (14)
(C|Net) Amusing Now you can stream from your Wii  (news.cnet.com) (73)
(PennLive) Interesting Since everybody lies about how much they drink, a test that can determine that from the proteins in your blood is being developed by scientists who aren't being very helpful at all  (pennlive.com) (69)
(The New York Times) Interesting "On the Internet, everbody knows you're a dog named Spot who lives at 123 Main Street and enjoys fetching sticks and eating Alpo"  (nytimes.com) (27)
(Daily Mail) Strange Ghost in the machine? Nah, it's just your "green" lightbulb  (dailymail.co.uk) (39)
(The Sun) Spiffy Photographer captures incredible picture of the Aurora Borealis. The Sun is somewhere  (thesun.co.uk) (42)
(News.com.au) Dumbass Australian parents worry 'violence floodgates will open' if Australia employs an R18+ game rating. If only there was someone to look after their children and monitor their behaviour to avoid that sort of thing  (news.com.au) (63)
(MSNBC) Spiffy The 40th Anniversary of the most successful failure of all time  (msnbc.msn.com) (74)

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