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Sun May 27, 2012
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(CNN) Interesting ♫ John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt, His name is my name, too. ♪ Whenever we go out, The people always shout, There goes JOHN JACOB JINGLEHEIMER SCHMIDT♫ ...Now that that's in your brain for the weekend, let me tell you why  (cnn.com) (46)
(Wired) Cool Build your own hovering lawn chair for the perfect weekend lounger  (wired.com) (23)
(Labspaces.net) Interesting Photographer manages to get pictures of rare Sumatran rabbit. Look at the BONES, man  (labspaces.net) (23)
(C|Net) Cool Japanese man creates wooden lightbulb (yes, you read that correctly) that shines like Sauron's eyeball. None shall pass  (news.cnet.com) (46)
(CSMonitor) Interesting Climate change is a loss for some and an opportunity for others. I, for one, welcome our new butterfly overlords  (csmonitor.com) (85)
(Scientific American) Interesting Dry land is not a myth  (scientificamerican.com) (39)
(Waleg) Stupid Killing the moment of buying a new iPad  (waleg.com) (93)
(Some Brony) Cool Free flash animation game released that is at least 20 percent cooler then anything else coming out this year  (dragon-mango.com) (141)
(Jalopnik) Cool There goes my weekend  (jalopnik.com) (28)
(Buzzfeed) Interesting Important men in history you probably didn't know about. Finally, a shout out for Tim Berners-Lee  (buzzfeed.com) (48)
(Live Science) Interesting Scientists debating about the origin of dogs finally admit to having a major bone of contention  (livescience.com) (24)
(Time) Followup TIME: "We liked Star Wars before it was cool"  (entertainment.time.com) (90)

Sat May 26, 2012
(Reuters) Scary In Solar Energy, Deutschland ist Number Ein  (uk.reuters.com) (73)
(The New York Times) Unlikely Paleoanthropologist predicts that evolution deniers will become extinct within 30 years  (nytimes.com) (126)
(Science Daily) Cool NASA considering a "tumbleweed rover" to explore Mars; the 6m in diameter sphere would be powered by Martian wind  (sciencedaily.com) (41)
(io9) Strange Some people think about how to fight zombies. Then there is this guy who thinks about how to tax them  (io9.com) (17)
(The Register) Cool Leave it to Texas to deep fry anything. Like rack-mount servers. Mmmm, tasty, tasty servers  (theregister.co.uk) (33)
(Some Guy) Misc Sky gazers delight as Venus is poised to become 'Planet Of the Gapes'; astronomers haven't seen this much gape since your mom last night  (brisbanetimes.com.au) (20)
(Some Guy) Cool Hand drawings of the Large Hadron Collider. . .as if done by Leonardo da Vinci  (kottke.org) (14)
(LA Times) Interesting Neon, who knows how long she can go before she burns away. 77 years at least  (latimes.com) (7)
(Discover) Cool Some favor expanding the radio spectrum to increase available bandwidth. This guy proposes twisting radio waves like corkscrews to create subfrequencies, which would create 100x more bandwidth with the current spectrum  (discovermagazine.com) (43)
(Some Paranoid Dude) Scary When you order tomato soup, SIRI saves the conversation, and it will be used against you in a court of law  (technorati.com) (34)
(HRGBRG) Silly A short tour of the alternatively fueled office of hrgbrg.com. "Alternative Diodic Electricity Peanut Trees (A.D.E.P.T.s) do not need to be watered. They do, however, need to be covered in soft bedding." (w/ video)  (hrgbrg.blogspot.com) (18)
(Bend Bulletin) Cool Video games being used to train new generation of auto technicians. By the way, subby knows a great mechanic for when you get laser or rocket damage to your ride, he graduated from Sega University with a specialty in rocket-jump cars  (bendbulletin.com) (18)
(BBC) Interesting Cookie law set to come into force. COOKIE  (bbc.com) (19)
(io9) Interesting Can you grow a bread with Rogaine? Here comes the SCIENCE  (io9.com) (89)
(The Age (Melbourne)) Scary Google made a billion dollars in Australia last year, and paid $174,000 tax  (theage.com.au) (68)
(Daily Mail) Interesting Recent excavations reveal Easter Island heads have bodies sunk many feet into the ground  (dailymail.co.uk) (44)

Fri May 25, 2012
(Science Daily) Cool New type of male contraceptive discovered, and it doesn't involve Mountain Dew or a butcher knife  (sciencedaily.com) (21)
(G4TV) Fail We now interrupt your PS3 game for a Pepsi commercial  (g4tv.com) (70)
(I-Mockery) Cool I-Mockery takes a look back at the best games ever made for the Sega Dreamcast  (i-mockery.com) (71)
(Discover) Interesting The Earth-shaving asteroid 2012 KP24 is here to remind you why easy access to space is good  (blogs.discovermagazine.com) (39)
(BBC) Spiffy Researchers use invisibility cloaks to trap, taste the rainbow  (bbc.co.uk) (34)
(Gizmodo) Strange The incredibly strange but true story of invisible meth labs, dogs shot dead and John McAfee, founder of McAfee Antivirus, on the lam in Belize  (gizmodo.com) (99)
(Daily Mail) Unlikely 'Expert' claims aliens wouldn't want to eat or enslave us - the first ones we meet will be far too civilized, and will probably want only to serve man  (dailymail.co.uk) (139)
(Some Guy) Asinine One Million Moms is not pleased with Marvel and DC's homosexual comic book characters, sees no reason why they have to go and gay up something wholesome like men sneaking off to put on flamboyant costumes and grapple with each other  (robot6.comicbookresources.com) (266)
(msnbc) Interesting 17% of Americans now consider themselves tech geeks, have the wedgie scars to prove it  (technolog.msnbc.msn.com) (85)
(Science Daily) Spiffy Robots are learning to recognize human gestures. But don't try that one. Or that one. And oh yeah, definitely not that one. Unless you don't mind them going all skynet on your ass, of course  (sciencedaily.com) (3)
(Talking Points Memo) Spiffy MIT invents hypospray   (idealab.talkingpointsmemo.com) (32)
(Wired) Cool 35 of the nerdiest Star Wars tributes ever  (wired.com) (26)
(C|Net) Cool Axis powers are strong. This is not a repeat from 1939  (news.cnet.com) (15)
(Boing Boing) Cool NOM NOM NOM NOM. There, I hope those hours of baking and painstaking decoration were worth it  (boingboing.net) (11)
(io9) Cool Scientists believe a new sensory organ they have discovered in whales shows how they are like "mammals from space". Still no transparent aluminum  (io9.com) (28)
(Discover) Stupid OH COME ON. They got paid for this study? WHAT GAME IS THE REF WATCHING??   (blogs.discovermagazine.com) (15)
(SCIENCE) Spiffy Schizophrenia drug cures a form of leukemia. Still no cure for the CIA-implanted chip in my head  (news.sciencemag.org) (17)
(BBC) Interesting London Police now using mobile fingerprint scanners to help identify suspects after deciding that dental records were about as effective as using DNA information in Tennessee  (bbc.co.uk) (12)
(Science Daily) Obvious Scientists conducting autopsy of a volcanic eruption. But first, they're going to need a much, much bigger exam table  (sciencedaily.com) (2)
(BBC) Obvious New SKA telescope will not be built in the Carribean. Jimmy Cliff inconsolable  (bbc.co.uk) (32)
(Some Guy) Dumbass Curt Schilling strikes out 300 employees  (southcoasttoday.com) (155)
(Some Guy) Cool Live coverage of the demonstration flight of SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station. Currently holding at 150 meters from the ISS  (spaceflightnow.com) (201)
(MSNBC) Cool Scientists pinpoint exact date of Christ's death. Resurrection still up for debate  (msnbc.msn.com) (493)

Thu May 24, 2012
(Discover) Cool Flaming iceholes on Mars  (blogs.discovermagazine.com) (30)
(The Local (Germany)) Spiffy 47 year old teen cracks unsolved math problems first posed by Isaac Newton  (thelocal.de) (126)
(Spiegel) Interesting Non-genetic study finds Germans genetically incapable of enjoying life. Here comes the hyperbole  (spiegel.de) (67)
(Boston.com) Interesting The life and times of the rocks from Studio C  (boston.com) (9)
(Mental Floss) Ironic Hey, YEAH.... Why ARE the best competitive eaters skinny?  (mentalfloss.com) (62)
(U.S. Geological Survey) Scary Tahoe's earthquake risk is quite a bit higher than we thought as the gov't finds new faults  (usgs.gov) (15)
(Some Guy) Cool Astronomy Picture of the Day: All the Water on Europa. Something something, attempt no land... ahhh just look at the cool pics  ( (38)
(Guardian) Ironic Google says government cybercrime is the greatest threat to the internet; helping governments repress their own citizens and pushing for a tiered internet greatest ideals  (guardian.co.uk) (12)
(Eurogamer) Sad America is home to many things, baseball, apple pie, Florida, but Xbox could soon be deported  (eurogamer.net) (53)
(Medex) Obvious Our sense of smell just gets worse as we get older. Which probably explains our ability to raise children  (medicalxpress.com) (11)
(The Register) Cool 121-megapixel animations of the Earth from a Russian weather satellite. Hey, I think I can see Sarah Palin's house  (theregister.co.uk) (12)
(Fox News) Unlikely Scientists now looking to find evidence of extraterrestrials by using amateur astronomers, snipe hunters  (foxnews.com) (23)
(Science Daily) Spiffy Hey, free planet  (sciencedaily.com) (41)
(Newser) Spiffy Wingsuiters have figured out how to land without a parachute. We're this much closer to flying  (newser.com) (133)
(EITB) Spiffy Experimental solar-powered plane begins maiden transcontinental flight  (eitb.com) (11)
(Engadget) Amusing Gamestop Expo opens to the general public. Consists of used booths from other gaming conferences  (engadget.com) (21)
(io9) Interesting Why the 90s was the best time to read Marvel comics  (io9.com) (82)
(Some Systems Guy) Cool Evil Genius tool kit v2.0  (blog.wolfram.com) (25)
(ABC) Interesting Apple's Sir Jony Ive: "What we're working on now feels like the most important and the best work we've done, which of course I can't tell you about"  (abcnews.go.com) (71)
(My Fox Boston) Spiffy Kid refuses to wear hearing aid because "Superheroes don't", so Marvel creates one for him  (myfoxboston.com) (200)
(SeattlePI) Silly Want to buy an old Porsche for $50,000 that Bill Gates owned in 1988? No? Well, here it is anyway  (seattlepi.com) (33)

Wed May 23, 2012
(Network World) PSA Google warns users infected with DNSChanger as web outage n--****CARRIER LOST****  (networkworld.com) (20)
(Canoe) Cool Apples that won't go brown. THE FUTURE IS *HERE*  (cnews.canoe.ca) (31)
(Architizer) Strange Korean artist constructs "Type City", a leaden miniature city made out of movable type from junked printing press. Meanwhile, in Comic Sansville, you are advised not to drink from public fontains  (architizer.com) (16)
(The New York Observer) Obvious After Saturday hell of Great GoogaMooga, celebrity chef Eddie Huang assesses class of folks who attend food festivals: "Like a monsoon of uncontrollable soul burning diarrhea, the foodies descended upon us"  (observer.com) (18)
(Science Daily) Cool Underworld worm, walking cactus creature, blue tarantula, and sneezing monkey. No, they're not enemies in a trippy new video game, they're four of the animals you'll see on the new species Top 10 list  (sciencedaily.com) (19)
(Slate) Interesting Ever wonder how construction cranes get up on top of skyscrapers? Or more importantly, how they get down? Here comes the engineering  (slate.com) (77)
(The Atlantic) Amusing In today's big fat American news, CDC publishes "new (ab)normal" portion-size infographic, featuring bloated pedestrian icons of now instead of trim pedestrian icons of the 1950s  (theatlantic.com) (74)
(Ars Technica) Interesting Pinkie Pie talks about bringing down Chrome. You don't see the other ponies engaged in such shenanigans  (arstechnica.com) (86)
(Mirror.co.uk) Cool Who is Robert Moog? Secrets behind the Google doodle  (mirror.co.uk) (33)
(Some Guy) Interesting UFOs are affecting ground-dwelling invertebrates in Cornwall. Nearby slugs spotted sculpting mountains from mashed potatoes  (thedailystar.net) (5)
(Slashdot) Followup Chrome is the top browser? Yeah, about that: Chrome cooks the books. A re-evaluation puts its usage behind Firefox. On the upside: It's still ahead of Lynx and Cello  (tech.slashdot.org) (67)
(Gizmodo) Interesting How to destroy the internet? Thought Nyan cat took care of that years ago  (gizmodo.com) (24)
(Wired) Cool Alfa and Mazda unite to bring new Spyder to bear, will this be the first Italian car that actually runs?  (wired.com) (67)
(Web Urbanist) Strange They say the tallest buildings of an era reflect its most cherished values and, by and large, that's also true of this pile of crap  (weburbanist.com) (35)
(Aggrogate) Interesting 5 tips for Diablo 3. Three are obvious, and two completely break the game  (aggrogate.com) (233)
(TechEBlog) Cool That's no moon... That's MY moon  (techeblog.com) (7)
(Gizmodo) Silly Yo Dawg, I herd you like ships  (gizmodo.com) (13)
(Topless Robot) Fail The twelve most idiotic video game boycotts of all time. Remember when you were forbidden to play Mortal Kombat at the arcade?  (toplessrobot.com) (124)
(Physics World) Obvious Quantum teleportation record broken... again. This is everything all at once while being nothing at the same time as something else is other than the thing it is while being in the exact same space as another without touching. Makes sense  (physicsworld.com) (39)
(MyFaceSpacedIn) Dumbass PROTIP: IF you are a Disney CM stealing an iPhone from a passenger on the cruise ship, best not take pictures of your fellow CMs, especially if the iPhone is loading directly to Facebook. BONUS: read the comments for added hilarity  (facebook.com) (102)
(Daily Mail) Spiffy Should planet X be called planet IX now?  (dailymail.co.uk) (40)
(Some Guy) Cool HP Lovecraft and Nikola Tesla star in 'Paranormal Investigators'  (slyoyster.com) (20)
(Science Daily) Spiffy New TB test promises to be just like your mom  (sciencedaily.com) (24)
(Nature) Fail Russia, Japan, Europe, India and World Superpower Canada are together aiming to establish permanent bases on the Moon. NASA, um, isn't  (blogs.nature.com) (46)
(Discover) Interesting F=ma pizza  (blogs.discovermagazine.com) (10)
(IGN) Silly Finally, that Star Fox / Metroid crossover you dreamed of when you were 11 may finally be reality. Do a barrel roll  (ign.com) (8)
(Boston.com) Cool MIT engineers devise non-stick coating for insides of condiment bottles, meaning no more whacking the 57. That's not a euphemism for anything lewd  (boston.com) (61)
(Some Guy) Dumbass The overriding question is: As artificial intelligence advances, do humans have to remain in the loop?  (govexec.com) (53)
(The Daily Beast) Interesting One tiny atom in my fingernail could be one little tiny universe. Could l buy some pot from you?  (thedailybeast.com) (19)
(Google) Spiffy Ok. Best. Doodle. Ever  (google.com) (179)
(Some Finger Action) Cool Your mouse and keyboard could soon be worthless  (uberreview.com) (113)
(Huffington Post) Followup Marvel Comics responds to DC's decision to out a gay character by announcing a same-sex wedding will take pages in X-Men  (huffingtonpost.com) (134)

Tue May 22, 2012
(phys.org) Interesting New study shows that sleeping around can be costly for sparrows. It pays not to be a cheap cluck  (phys.org) (10)
(Fox News) Spiffy Animal Planet is going to create a 2 hr. CGI special "Mermaids: The Body Found." Were mermaids as we know them real, or was it something more realistic like aquatic apes?  (foxnews.com) (119)
(Daily Mail) Interesting Alien hunter and SETI scientist who inspired Jodie Foster's role in Contact retires after 35 years. And so concludes her tale. I'm Leonard Nimoy. Goodnight, and keep watching the skis, uh skies  (dailymail.co.uk) (29)
(Betabeat) Sad This nerd could have used his skills to save the world. Instead, he stole some Legos  (betabeat.com) (36)
(Nunatsiaq Online) Scary Arctic rivers add toxic mercury to the Arctic Ocean. This sounds like something that came from Hg wells  (nunatsiaqonline.ca) (103)
(BBC) Obvious Spell checkers have destroyed our edibility to spill  (bbc.co.uk) (104)
(Discover) Fail Fakeclipse   (blogs.discovermagazine.com) (13)
(TechEBlog) Cool A rare look at the blueprints for the machine that would go on to revolutionize arcade gaming  (techeblog.com) (25)
(Topless Robot) Silly 11 bizarre methods of time travel. A time-traveling phone booth? That's just silly  (toplessrobot.com) (55)
(Some Guy) Silly DC Comics introduces "Superman Family Adventures," starring Clark, Lois, Jimmy, Zod, Fuzzy the Krypto Mouse, and the rest of the gang  (dccomics.com) (27)
(My Fox NY) Interesting Hologram to greet and guide travelers at N.Y. airports. Please state the nature of your airport query  (myfoxny.com) (42)
(Jalopnik) Obvious People on the internet are dicks. Speaking of which, what's happening, politics tab?  (jalopnik.com) (35)
(The Register) Amusing The Register takes a break from murdering the English language to remind Farkers they can't do that with a headline =(  (theregister.co.uk) (23)
(CNN) Interesting Chrome may or may not have or have not overtaken or overtaken not Internet Explorer. Well, I am glad that I may or may not made that easy for you to understand  (cnn.com) (20)
(Kotaku) Spiffy "Game of Thrones" videogames suck, so try spiking these mods on your walls instead  (kotaku.com) (50)
(CBC) Sad Hundreds of thousands of Canadians still using dial-up. I wish there was something funny I could say about this but I'm one of them and I pray for death every day  (cbc.ca) (129)
(YouTube) Cool This is what it looks like to be strangled to death by a robot  (youtube.com) (36)
(Nature) Unlikely If you've spent 3 years and made 750 debug attempts while trying to write six lines of code, you're probably a bad programmer. Or maybe you've been trying to program DNA  (nature.com) (14)
(Short List) Interesting What's smaller than Mark Zuckerberg? Erm, Ark Zuckerber?  (shortlist.com) (8)
(Nature) Obvious Mom, I'm not watching funny cat videos online. No. I'm fostering creative approaches to problem solving by allowing my mind to wander  (nature.com) (9)
(CNN) Cool SpaceX finds a bottle of blue pills, finally gets it up  (cnn.com) (113)
(UPI) Unlikely Old and busted: Reaper Drones New Hotness: BlimpKites  (upi.com) (12)
(io9) Spiffy First video from the third season of The Walking Dead  (io9.com) (78)

Mon May 21, 2012
(Daily Mail) Strange I'm not saying it was space microbes but it was space microbes  (dailymail.co.uk) (15)
(Blastr) Cool Joss Whedon picks his 10 favorite Buffy episodes. Double Lesbian Vampire Willow ftw  (blastr.com) (140)
(BetaNews) Fail Ever so timely, Microsoft hops on the social media bandwagon  (betanews.com) (54)
(Some Guy) Hero 15 year old wins prize for inventing cheap urine test that identifies early stage pancreatic cancer with 90% accuracy  (societyforscience.org) (127)
(cfnews13.com) Florida Orlando Philharmonic to perform Legend of Zelda concert. Here's the Link  (cfnews13.com) (55)
(Discover) Cool Stunning pictures of yesterday's eclipse. Difficulty: gallery. Bonus: #4 is ridiculously beautiful   (blogs.discovermagazine.com) (32)
(Mental Floss) Interesting So, CAN YOU REALLY GO BLIND FROM WATCHING AN ECLIPSE?  (mentalfloss.com) (43)
(Chicago Tribune) Interesting Steve Jobs played a key role in developing the next iPhone, presumably when he wasn't recording an album with Tupac  (chicagotribune.com) (48)
(TechEBlog) Fail How to make a perfect PB&J. You BASTARDS, you forgot to cut the crust. The whole thing is ruined  (techeblog.com) (103)
(Flixist) Interesting Why Jackie Chan should remake a Fred Astaire movie  (flixist.com) (10)
(Huffington Post) Asinine Indian woman tells husband to change his Facebook status to married or she'll change her caste status to untouchable  (huffingtonpost.com) (34)
(Gizmodo) Obvious Hey. HEY. HEY YOU. HEY. LOOK AT ME. LOOOOK AT MEEEEEEEEEEEEEE  (gizmodo.com) (13)
(Boing Boing) Plug The history of the US electric grid  (boingboing.net) (21)
(TNW) Cool Hi, I'm Google Chrome, the web's most-used browser  (thenextweb.com) (62)
(Kotaku) Cool Happy birthday, Animated GIFs. This thread is useless without you  (kotaku.com) (203)
(Centives) Interesting Researchers successfully trace the historic route of... Forrest Gump? You mean you didn't pick a real event? THIS IS WHY SCIENCE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS  (centives.net) (16)
(Nature) Obvious For once, an article headline poses a question for which the answer is "YES"  (nature.com) (51)
(Some Guy) Interesting This list of failed food products will make you long for the days when Crystal Pepsi was king, and you could have one with your Arch Deluxe in the styrofoam container  (thedailymeal.com) (216)
(9 News) Cool Woman shows off the first brain-controlled robotic arm. Researchers can't attach the arm to men yet until they've had time to either remove all porn from the internet or really strengthen that shoulder joint  (9news.com) (33)
(UPI) Interesting What could have hurt teeth with its acidity? OJ did it  (upi.com) (15)

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