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Sat February 20, 2010
(BBC)
 
 
 
LHC to be switched on again last week
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(YouTube)
 
 
 
A caller to Leo Laporte's radio show wonders why her wi-fi connection -- which she's never paid for -- has suddenly vanished
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(Science Daily)
 
 
 
Rule 34 confirmed in space as ultra-cool dwarf pairs up with red giant
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(Telegraph)
 
 
 
If you think nothing could surpass the treasures of ancient Egypt, archeologists think Ur mistaken
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(Washington Post)
 
 
 
Even our trees are getting fatter
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(Wired)
 
 
 
The maker of such fast and furious games as FarmVille thinks gamers are too impatient. Ummm, yea, that's it
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
Remember the guy that was trapped in a coma for years but was still fully conscious? Funny thing about that
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(CNN)
 
 
 
Google engineer talks about his goal to caption the internet. Well, Fark's pretty much got the cat pictures wrapped up
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(CBS News)
 
 
 
Researchers in Kansas find fossil of giant fish, cite help from bumbling prospector
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(Labspaces.net)
 
 
 
Dead skin, carpet and upholstery fibers, and dirt from outside. If you said "What's currently in Paris Hilton's cha-cha", you're probably wrong, but definitely a Farker. It's "what is dust?"
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(PhysOrg.com)
 
 
 
Old and busted: Chemotherapy. New hotness: Cut out glowing cancer cells
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(Canada.com)
 
 
 
Researchers say the internet makes you smarter. Hai gaiz I can has SMRT +1 LOL ROFLMAO
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Fri February 19, 2010
(Synth Guy)
 
 
 
Turn any website into a musical composition. Fark.com sounds like Radiohead performing a bowel evacuation after a night of chili peppers and PBR
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(Uproxx)
 
 
 
16 magnificent cosplay fails, and one epic win
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(PhysOrg.com)
 
 
 
MIT scientists develop sketch-interpreting software for tablet computers that can understand diagrams. So the marketing weasels can make an even more incomprehensible slide show for next week's all hands meeting
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(National Geographic)
 
 
 
Primitive humans conquered the seas some hundred thousand years earlier than thought. No we're not talking about the vikings with horns protruding out of their heads, we're talking clubs and axes
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
Apparently being a highly tuned apex predator doesn't make you better at not running into ships
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(PCWorld)
 
 
 
Is Yahoo doomed to be the next Alta Vista? The next Alta what?
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(Telegraph)
 
 
 
Today's environmental activists tend to be wimpy, mainstreamy policy wonks whom no one really likes. "It's all about the bottom line. Raising funds has become their most important cause; the planet comes a distant second"
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(PhysOrg.com)
 
 
 
New just-published study reveals key contributor to atmospheric warming. Scientists: It's cars
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
After openly admitting they have no idea if it's a valid concern, California politicians decide to slap radiation hazard labels on cell phones
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(io9)
 
 
 
DC Comics' new bosses sit down and discuss how to make DC number one again
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(PC Gamer Blog)
 
 
 
To play Assassin's Creed 2 on the PC, you need to swallow Ubisoft's new cloud-based DRM shiat sandiwch
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(Kotaku)
 
 
 
Rumor has it that the next Call of Duty is set during the Cold War. No word on whether there's a mission where you get to have a summit with Khrushchev all hopped up on goofballs or not
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(Discover)
 
 
 
Ho hum, just another incredible Hubble picture of galaxies colliding
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(The New York Times)
 
 
 
Scientists may be able to make cows and other food animals feel less pain, so they can be raised and slaughtered with fewer ethical objections. Yum, pain-free hamburgers
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(Slate)
 
 
 
Google's ISP service is brilliant because it will force the cable and phone companies to innovate
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(Ars Technica)
 
 
 
It turns out that the only reason Windows 7 looks like a huge memory hog is because Windows 7 knows nothing else is using it at the time
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(MyFox Atlanta)
 
 
 
Genetics replaces Long Island Ice Tea as the primary reason for why your girlfriend is a slut
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(Chron)
 
 
 
County commissioner convinced his derby park will draw soapbox racers, and all the swells with their boater hats, spats, and horehound candies
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(C|Net)
 
 
 
Introducing the Freedom Chair. Something of a desk chair/mountain bike hybrid for those requiring wheelchairs but live in rural areas where regular ones just don't work
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Thanks to all the melting sea ice, we may finally get a long-awaited fiber optic cable stretching from East Asia to Western Europe. Take that, climate change alarmists
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(LA Times)
 
 
 
Bill Gordon, designer of Arecibo telescope, stops receiving signals at 92
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(Washington Post)
 
 
 
Rare, ugly ass baby clouded leopards born at National Zoo
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Thu February 18, 2010
(PhysOrg.com)
 
 
 
Scientist discovers banana peels and newspaper can be turned into fuel for cars, particularly DeLoreans
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(Some Ring Slinger)
 
 
 
Geoff Johns now creatively controls all of DC Comics. If you understood that last sentence you probably need to go change your pants now
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(Kotaku)
 
 
 
Third-party developers are hopping off the Wii
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(Kotaku)
 
 
 
Apparently, the best defense against a facehugger alien is sending it through the mail
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(Scientific American)
 
 
 
Limp fish or strong pump, your handshake says a lot about you. Here comes the science
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Legendary game designer Sid Meier announces "Civilization V: The Search for Totally Awesome" for release in fall 2010
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(Popular Science)
 
 
 
Best of Toy Fair 2010. Yea, it's a slide show, but it's still pretty cool stuff
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(National Geographic)
 
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Much like the girl from the Palm Pre commercials, the Vampire Squid is creepy, yet strangely beautiful
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(Computerworld)
 
 
 
Good News: Windows 7 works well. Bad News: Because it's a resource whore
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(Scientific American)
 
 
 
Dogs play by a set of rules for ethical behavior which probably echo that of our early human ancestors and have persisted in human society everwhere except Hollywood and the legal profession
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(LA Times)
 
 
 
Dooooooooooooommmm
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(New Scientist)
 
 
 
Scientists rewrite life's code as a series of four-letter words. Well, Fark
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Astronauts take telephone call from Obama. Surprisingly, Obama did not call collect
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(C|Net)
 
 
 
More than 74,000 PCs around the globe infected after Zeus' Trojan has a blow out
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(UN News Center)
 
 
 
The UN would like you to know that Climategate has not damaged the IPCC credibility in the least. In totally unrelated news, the UN climate chief is resigning
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(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Half the world's species of monkey, gorilla and chimpanzee could soon disappear. No word yet on the dynamite monkey
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(3 News New Zealand)
 
 
 
Google founder says Wikipedia is 'one of the greatest triumphs of the internet'. Well that and copious amounts of free porn [citation needed]
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(Huffington Post)
 
 
 
Toad in Suriname gives birth out of its back. Now with cuddly vide-ooooooooohhh my God
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(Ars Technica)
 
 
 
So it's come to this: Voice Text. So you can text. With your voice
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(USA Today)
 
 
 
New method of preserving vaccines in a sugar film could save millions. Think of it as candied Malaria, only without the side effect of death
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(The New York Times)
 
 
 
Thomas Friedman, professional smart person, says this whole argument over global warming would be solved with the publication of "a simple 50-page paper with unimpeachable peer-reviewed footnotes"
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Wed February 17, 2010
(Science Daily)
 
 
 
Chickens 'one-up' humans in ability to see color, taste delicious
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(MSNBC)
 
 
 
The final nail in the coffin of evolution: the DNA of any two African bushmen are more dissimilar than an African and a European, and apparently Archbishop Desmond Tutu's great grandfather was a man-whore
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(Orange County Register)
 
 
 
Brain cancer-stricken teen gets his Make-A-Wish: A Level 80 paladin on World of Warcraft
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(Gamma Squad)
 
 
 
You can now buy the Minority Report computer, but you'll probably just look at LOLcats with it
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(CNN)
 
 
 
Thanks to his years of experience leading a company whose software has nuked users repeatedly, Bill Gates to lead a renaissance in nuclear energy
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(Texas Tribune)
 
 
 
Nearly a third of Texans believe humans lived with pterodactyl lamps, wooly mammoth showers
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(PhysOrg.com)
 
 
 
Turns out Carthage *didn't* have a systematic infant sacrifice problem. They all got razed the same
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(Discover)
 
 
 
New amazing infrared images from a NASA satellite. Come for the comet, stay for the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
FCC proposes defining broadband at 100Mps. Comcast agrees, will increase speeds to 100mps by 2020
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(io9)
 
 
 
Marvel to make X-Men, Spider-Man "Astonishing" again
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
Coolest pic of Tatooine you'll see all day
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
In the extremely unlikely event that you wanted to use melted chocolate to calculate the speed of light, today's your VERY lucky day
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(PC Magazine)
 
 
 
Windows security update blue-screens computers that have a malware rootkit installed. Fark: Rootkit authors issue a fix, so you don't have to uninstall their rootkit
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(Fox News)
 
 
 
Where do cosmic rays come from? Bruce Banner, Reed Richards file joint report
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(The Consumerist)
 
 
 
Too lazy to type LOL? There's a keyboard for that. No, I'm not rolling on the floor laughing my ass off
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(Wordpress)
 
Audio
 
Have you ever, like, really listened to the ice, man?
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(Some Comic Geek)
 
 
 
Lots of good books at your LCS this week. What will you be picking up? Official comic discussion thread for week of February 17
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(MITRE)
 
 
 
Top 25 most dangerous software practices for 2010\'; UPDATE links SET light = 'green' WHERE id = 5033195 --
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(PCWorld)
 
 
 
Mi ro oft anoi ts A &T as pref rred 'Wi dows P one 7' ca r er. Th s is ... news for pe ple st ll us ng AT&T
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(New Scientist)
 
 
 
Scientist calculates that the crew of the USS enterprise would die from radiation poisoning the first time they went to warp speed. Next on his agenda is a thorough investigation into the meaning of the word "fiction"
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(Spiegel)
 
 
 
Forget your old hybrid car. Here's the oh-so-green Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid
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(B&C.com)
 
 
 
Survey says 1/3 of Americans don't use the intertubes, pull themselves up by their bootstraps
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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)
 
 
 
Teenager convicted for Facebook insult. You're gonna get poked
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(Topless Robot)
 
 
 
The 10 niftiest neon signs for nerds. Because this topic is nerd-oriented, you know that you're going to post your superior neon signs to the right
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(The Consumerist)
 
 
 
MySpace is so unpopular even Tom has stopped using it
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Tue February 16, 2010
(Discover)
 
 
 
NASA satellite spots giant plume from Montserrat eruption. Volcano trifecta now in play
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
World's top 100 Universities and no your Big East or SEC school is not listed
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(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
The hottest pictures of volcanic eruptions you'll see all day
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(ABC News)
 
 
 
News: Lawyer for crook calls detectives to turn in item his client stole. Fark: a 30" Newtonian reflector telescope
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
King Tut found to have suffered from cleft palate, club foot, and died from complications from broken leg exacerbated by malaria, failed pyramid scheme
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(The New York Times)
 
 
 
Scientists violate the laws of nature. And, no, that doesn't mean they made a Kardashian smart
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(Gamma Squad)
 
 
 
Spider-Brit, Spider-Brit, does whatever a Spider-Brit does
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(Kotaku)
 
 
 
Your PS3 is now a DVR (but it still can't play PS2 games)
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(Kotaku)
 
 
 
From 1982, celebrities give their opinion on video games. Mel Brooks is funny, Chevy Chase is mean and a little sad, and then there's Christopher Reeve, sitting there on his high horse
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Dog walkers asked to keep their eyes peeled and report any seal sex they come across
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(Giant Freakin' Robot)
 
 
 
Eleven science fiction properties that need a movie, from the predictable (Futurama) to the lame (Red Dwarf) to the awesome (The Mote in God's Eye)
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
In Vegas you'd have to pay extra for multi-touch, here's how to get it on your Droid for free
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
High tech industry is facing a critical shortage of vital rare earth elements critical to almost all their devices. Gee if only they'd had some warning that RARE EARTHS were in limited supply
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
Yea, but can it make the Kessel run in less than twelve parsecs?
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(The Register)
 
Video
 
Laser-equipped 747 1, Rocket 0
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(Computerworld)
 
 
 
'Iceman' gets 13 years in prison for hacking. Goose and Maverick nod approvingly
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(PhysOrg.com)
 
 
 
Sex researchers say that ill-fitting condoms are a problem, recommends new sizing charts: Ouchie, Jumbo, Extra-Large, Large, Normal, and Hummer-owner
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(Burlington Free Press)
 
 
 
The coolest naturally occurring, perfectly round and rotating ice disk you'll see floating in a river today. w/vid
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Obama approves the construction of the first new nuclear reactors in thirty years. Republicans call emergency meeting to determine what they don't like about this
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(PhysOrg.com)
 
 
 
1TB solid state drives the size of a postage stamp to be available with two years, totally removing risk of Peak Porn
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Microsoft readies new Zune Phone just in time for 2007
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Mon February 15, 2010
(Labspaces.net)
 
 
 
Scientists create liquid 250,000 times hotter than the Sun. Plan to name it "pizzacheeseium"
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(Science Daily)
 
 
 
"Common Thread Links Multiple Human Cognitive Disorders." It's on the Politics tab if you want to read it
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(Gamma Squad)
 
 
 
Chimps are learning how to use spears to hunt other primates. It's only a matter of time before they discover laser cats
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(Ars Technica)
 
 
 
Not news: you have no privacy. News: you can find out if your browser signature can be tracked. Fark: to find out, you enter your browser signature into an online database
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(Discover)
 
 
 
Now witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational moon of Saturn
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
Nanny state plans routine monitoring of antisocial motorists, protesters, agricultural thieves, and fly-tippers
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Buzy spammers already buzzing with excitement over Buzz
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(Boston Globe)
 
 
 
Google admits to screwing up Buzz, vows to be less evil
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(The Register)
 
 
 
If you wondered why Americans are so overweight, it might be because french fries are cheaper than Prozac
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(Engadget)
 
 
 
Lego robot solves Rubix Cube in 12 seconds
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(Enemies of Reason)
 
 
 
Problem: The front page of someone's website automatically snatches your blog content and displays it as their own work. Do you (c) write a special entry with this in mind
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
These new cars feature high mileage and slick styling. And they fly
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(MSNBC)
 
 
 
'Good' cholesterol can cause heart disease, 'bad' cholesterol can be harmless, and eggs -- ah, screw all of this, I'm taking up smoking
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(News.com.au)
 
 
 
They paved paradise with a beerbottle parking lot
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