A man who was arguing with his girlfriend aboard a tour boat is accused of extending his rage to his 7-year-old son, who the man allegedly hit and then threw overboard.
Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Just letting digg know Irene wasn't only tipped over lawn chairs
An ancient evil torments a young man.
It's like something out of science fiction or a horror movie or both: in order to facilitate transplants, we can now keep human hearts alive and beating and toasty warm inside a special electromechanical box full of fresh blood.
Up until this point, live organs have been transported from donors to patients in coolers, buried in ice to keep them "fresh." This only works for about six hours, which is why private jets, helicopters, and ambulances ar
Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs was in critical condition in a Texas hospital Monday after falling ill during a fast, a state prison official and his attorney said.
A source familiar with Jeffs' medical condition told CNN Monday that Jeffs was in a coma. The source did.....
A Monster Forecast for Washington DC (Cartoon)
Tuesday, 30 August 2011
One "Where's Waldo" fan will always be able to find his favorite stripy-shirted children's character - after having him tattooed on his back.
Music producer John Mosley , 22, sat patiently for 24 hours while tattooist Rytch Soddy created a scene featuring150 characters and Waldo hiding among them.
The artwork was created in s studio in Norwich and raised 2,000 for charity.
A few nights ago Tuan Mohamed Saleh Nona Faris heard a rustling outside her house and saw a shadow move.
"He looked like a gorilla, he was completely covered in black from top to toe.
I couldn't see his face or hands," the elderly lady in the west coast fishing district of Puttalam said.
She believes the intruder was one of Sri Lanka's notorious "grease devils".
We have made it our mission to celebrate the underrated badasses of the animal kingdom because in general, Hollywood has taught us to be afraid of the wrong creatures.
For instance, for every animal you'd be terrified to run across in the wild, the odds are there is at least one other beast who sees it as a tasty snack. And often it's what you'd least expect. Like ...
A hospital in Taiwan transplants HIV-infected organs into five patients.
Monday, 29 August 2011
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell spoke with Bob Schieffer about Dick Cheney's new book, which the former Vice President said would cause "heads around Washington, D.C. to explode."
If you don't want your poolside furniture to blow away in a hurricane and you don't have a place to store it all, why not get clever.
Employers are taking note of the importance of social media in the recruiting process, and the majority of businesses are turning to social media to find and evaluate job candidates.
From North Carolina to New Jersey, Hurricane Irene appeared to have fallen short of the doomsday predictions.
But with rivers still rising, and roads impassable because of high water and fallen trees, it could be days before the full extent of the damage is known.
More than 4.5 million homes and businesses along the East Coast lost power, and at least 11 deaths were blamed on the storm. But as day broke Sunday, surprisingly light damage was repor
Scientists dont know if hurricanes are currently getting worse because of climate change, but many say they will get more intense as the climate warms.
Like snowflakes, each stupid criminal's act of imbecility is unique.
And full of surprises. For instance, you would think that a crook wearing a black and white flowered dress as he embarked on his caper would be the weirdest part. Not so in Dallas.
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Trying to Recreate 'The Social Network' at Harvard Today
Sunday, 28 August 2011
At long last, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is ready for commercial service.
Hurricane-savvy animal experts share their pet safety tips as Irene causes evacuations.
In the US, we rely on the National Hurricane Center to forecast storms.
The NHC is in turn a division of the National Weather Service, itself a part of the NOAA. Which, in the GOPs 2011 budget bill, had its funding slashed by $1.2 billion from what was proposed in the presidents own budget bill, a bill that very notably included a $700 million increase over the previous year to cover needed upgrades to the satellites that gather the data th
An expedition by Oceana in the Portuguese Atlantic has identified more than 100 marine species on Gorringe seamount.
Al-Qaida's second-in-command, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, has been killed in Pakistan, delivering another big blow to a terrorist group that the U.S. believes to be on the verge of defeat, a senior Obama administration official said Saturday.
Sheila Nirenberg hopes to cure blindness by combining an artificial eye, gene therapy in the brain, and some skillful translation between them.
Saturday, 27 August 2011
Some of the best Web sites, iOS and Android apps, Twitter lists and mapping tools to keep up on Hurricane Irene
Nothing phishy here at all.
How could a face like that lie to you?..
In an attempt to stop the spread of a leaked Nexus Prime firmware build, Samsungs legal department appears to have confirmed both the existence of the phone and rumors that device was built by Samsung.
Tim Cook is not set to change Apple's strategy, but Samsung, Google and others
are making the market more competitive than ever anyway
Rick Perry has signed a pledge to back a federal constitutional amendment against gay marriage � a reversal from a month ago when the Texas governor said he so supported individual states' rights that he was fine with New York's approval of same-sex marriage.
These horror stories were a nightmare to watch, but they make for some pretty cool stories for an x ray tech to tell.
The best souvenir from an ordeal regarding inedible objects inappropriately appearing inside one's body is keeping the X-rays from the event.
The Tablet and e-reader market is still pretty new, but our readers have used them long enough to find out which models stand out when it comes to reliability and quality.
Friday, 26 August 2011
Thanks to the combination of higher gas prices and stagnant unemployment, roadway use in the United States fell 1.1 percent during the first half of the year, marking the lowest tally on record since the start of 2004.
By age 18, most Americans have had up to 20 doses of antibiotics.
And that might be making us fat. According to a commentary published in Thursday's issue of Nature, over-killing bacteria might be causing obesity, diabetes, allergies and asthma.
Public school teachers in the United States spent more than $1.33 billion out of pocket on school supplies and instructional materials in the 2009-2010 school year, according to new research released by the National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA), a trade association for educational product companies.
Ten steps to stopping, starting, and stopping smoking.
Thursday, 25 August 2011
Free Sex�This city program must be one of the most successful.
Come sundown, beautiful women and men line the boulevards of this great city. Dressed festively, they are in such chipper moods that inevitably within moments of giving them a lift (they always seem to be in need of a ride), things start getting intimate. One time, after seeing a person for the second time that evening, I asked if he/she/he-she/she-he/it-he had the proper paperwork
Heineken? Carlsberg? Budweiser? Wrong, and you've probably never heard of it unless you are from China.
The answer is Snow Beer. The Telegraph reports that Chinese Snow Beer, a joint venture between SABMiller and China Resources Enterprise, scored the global number one sales for the past three years. It sold 16.5 billion pints last year [...]
PETA's great at making you cringe, and its latest attempt to stop you from eating - and beating - your meat is with PETA.xxx, a XXX website said to feature regular people in porny positions with surprise clips showing what happens to chickens before they reach your plate.
Is your appetite whet yet?
There are now 1.5 million bees living in beehives in this open space.
The beehives are tended mainly by carefully screened former convicts. The felons work for Sweet Beginnings, an enterprise that employs them as beekeepers, landscapers and food processors.
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
None of these are 100 percent, and you should not use any of them to make unfair assumptions about people.
It is only in the name of entertainment that we point out that researchers have found ...
With Marvels big event Fear Itself wrapping up, whats next? Turns out, its Shattered Heroes, a line-wide branding that deals with the fall-out from Fear Itself, as well as leading directly into the NEXT big Marvel event.
Processing food played a vital role in human evolution.
By boosting calorie intake, and reducing feeding time, it aided survival, say Harvard University researchers.
Tuesday, 23 August 2011
1.3% of time spent viewing video online is spent viewing ads compared to 20-30% on TV.
Michelle Bachmann Revealed To Be Elaborate Joaquin Phoenix Performance Piece
On his Worst Persons� segment of Countdown Monday night, Keith Olbermann called House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) an idiot tool of the rich� for claiming in an op-ed piece that President Barack Obama wanted to make it harder to create jobs and incite class warfare.
Only an idiot believes ...
"Getting away from it all" may be a travel marketing clich, but the phrase might take on a whole new meaning come 2016.
During remarks in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney accused President Obama of mission muddle�.
Representative Michele Bachmann stood by her original criticism on the President's action and strategy Monday. Hey, heads up you buncha Republican bozos? You were wrong!
Monday, 22 August 2011
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter beams back images that suggest rivulets of water, flowing in spring and summer, then evaporating
When James became ill, the couple encountered financial difficulties because of high medical bills.
The couple asked Bank of America to modify the loan.
There was a catch. The couple would have to first officially default on their $1,400-a-month payment. The couple did that and entered into the modification plan, which reduced their payment to $916. Sharon Bullington made the January payment on Dec. 23, and the bank accepted the money, according
23-year-old painter, Ahmed El-Shahat, decided to take matters into his own hands, climbing to the top of the 13-story building to remove the Israeli flag.
He managed this at night, with no rope, whilst carrying an Egyptian flag which he then swapped for the Israeli one.
Fred Flintstone brakes don't work -- as a Detroit-area man has learned the hard way.
Deceptive reviews on the Web can be very hard even for experts to identify as fake.
A team of researchers at Cornell University has been developing sophisticated automated methods to detect them, based on analysis of the text. Here are some of the features that their algorithm looks for, using this example of a fake hotel review.
When Monsters, Inc. meets Inception, our brains melt.
Images from the Tripoli area as rebel forces move into the Libyan capital.
Sunday, 21 August 2011
Michele Bachmann is a woman of Republican leader Mary Louise Smiths legacy but without her values.
It asks: how did this become international news?
On Fox News this morning Karl Rove, a long-time critic of Sarah Palins, as if presenting a gift to Democrats, stated that he believes the half-term Governor of Alaska will enter the Republican Presidential race around Labor Day.
Another lie, resurrected by the Right.
Yes, its election time which means your inbox will soon be full of those charming chain emails conservatives are so fond of sending, but so incapable of fact-checking themselves.
Today, I got the Michelle Obama salary chain of lies from 2009. They dont even feel it necessary to find new lies, apparently. Just this past week, they rolled out the stale, debunked, and ignored.....
HP's Jon Zilber took to a company blog in an effort to call the press out and convince us all that webOS lives on.
It did not go well.
This is from CNBC...Much of the present large gap between tax revenues and federal spending comes not from political decisions but from what happens to a nation's finances during any deep recession, economists suggest.
But you wouldn't know it from some of the recent campaign rhetoric.
The Republican candidates all want to shrink government's role by slashing spending and taxes, and repealing or suspending regulations.
Saturday, 20 August 2011
CHICAGO-Despite a lack of divine intervention by the Son of God or any other higher power, area man Tom Wendt has somehow managed to overcome his alcoholism, sources confirmed Friday.
Flat flakes of carbon have been tentatively spotted in space.
We follow Prisoner 707, Noor Uthman Muhammed, to find out how the unlucky men got to the island prison, and whether it'll ever be possible for us all to leave.
Celebrities are not known for being patient - and they probably didn't get famous for being nice.
Studying how coffee stains dry could help scientists improve the ways inks and paints are made to dry.
Satellite data shows how ice moves from the interior of the Antarctic continent to the coasts.
This color-coded animation shows vast movement on geologic time scales.
The Associated Press said Israeli soldiers have been targeted by explosive devices and a second vehicle was attacked in southern Israel, following an ambush by gunmen of a bus near the border with Egypt.
Friday, 19 August 2011
Anthony Pappalardo helped write Radio Silence, one of the few retrospectives of 80s American hardcore that nobody hates.
He also played in Ten Yard Fight, the band pretty much singlehandedly responsible for the jockification of straightedge in the mid 90s.
From convenience stores, to pantry cupboards, and beyond, here are 9 glorious examples of people who have partaken in the strange and smelly cocktail of obliviousness and biological functioning and found themselves unable to distinguish ordinary places from restrooms.
For the first time, scientists have watched the evolution of a huge solar storm, from its origin on the sun until its collision with Earth 93 million miles later.
Geek-centric words sexting, woot, textspeak and retweet are among the latest terms to be added to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary.
Louis Chen didn't show for his first day of work as an endocrinologist. A concerned nurse found him in his home covered in blood, his 29-year-old partner and 3-year-old son stabbed to death.
Thursday, 18 August 2011
For 11 years, a battered green Honda Civic, bursting at the seams with books, has been parked at the corner of Columbus Ave. and 68th St., in the middle of Manhattan's fancy Upper West Side.
Google Chrome is apparently the fastest browser in the world.
At least this is what the results of a recent test, that measured the loading speed of websites, are showing.
5 Movie Characters Who Were Wildly Unqualified for Their Job
A games company is accusing Zynga of infringing its patents and asking that it shut down its most popular games for the Facebook social network, including FarmVille and Mafia Wars.
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
As part of a joint research effort with the University of Michigan, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have for the first time defined the structure of one of the cell's most basic engines, which is required for cell growth, as it assembles from its components.
I'll keep your seat warm (Pic)
Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) surprised many when he appointed a Republican widely perceived as a moderate, Rep.
Fred Upton (MI), to serve as one of six GOP members on the congressional super committee� tasked with finding $1.5 trillion in deficit savings by November. Conservatives are worried that Upton will not toe the GOPs hardline stance....
If everything's free, is it still a store? No matter � the Long Beach Free Store just says all its items are 100% off.
That's right, just walk in, look around, and take items home at no cost.
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
A state agency investigating Caylee Anthonys untimely death says Casey Anthony failed to protect her child from harm or possibly that the acquitted murder defendant harmed her daughter in some manner. Could this official document affect Casey Anthonys expressed wishes to adopt another child?
Anyone who puts meat to grill on a regular basis knows exactly how this feels.
Following the discovery that the eggs of older cheetahs are still in normal condition, scientists aim to fertilize and transfer the eggs to younger females, infusing the captive cheetah population with new genes.
It is no secret that the MPAA and RIAA spend millions in Washington to guarantee that their anti-piracy interests are secured.
However, it turns out that not all the lobbying dollars go to secure the well-being of workers in the entertainment industry. The MPAA has also spent significant funds on the implementation of a Wall Street reform law, one that was proposed by the new MPAA CEO Chris Dodd when he was senator.
Sara Hudson was snatched from the arms of her birth mother, Kathleen Rhodes, in a Long Island parking lot by Brooklyn lawyer and rabbi Seymour Fenichel in 1976.
Photos of colliding galaxies show the chaotic, beautiful process of galactic mergers.
Monday, 15 August 2011
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture said National Beef Packing Co has recalled about 60,424 pounds of ground beef products produced by an Ohio processing plant on suspicion of contamination by e.coli 0157:H7 bacteria.
We mega-rich should not continue to get extraordinary tax breaks while most Americans struggle to make ends meet.
It's not always easy to distinguish between human social interactions and the complex chemical interactions that underpin them.
Just hearing a calming, familiar voice can alter a person's hormones in a beneficial way...and technology just gets in the way. That's the finding of biological...
The suspect accused of ambushing a political youth retreat and killing dozens of people in Norway last month returned to the island where the shooting rampage took place as part of a police investigation, authorities said Sunday.
Sunday, 14 August 2011
In the wake of their decision, they should have expected nothing less than ridicule and satire from Colbert himself.� WOI, the local ABC affiliate, thought better of airing his commercial a mere hour before its scheduled debut on Wednesday night.
Colbert paid to have his FEC-approved Super PAC commercials air on the three primary Des [...]
We're all quite familiar with how beautiful the proposed new Apple campus is supposed to look.
Well, today Cupertino released high-res renders of the facility.
The passionate astronomer takes to Twitter and puts a little sarcasm into his latest attack.
Saturday, 13 August 2011
Japan, which made a conscious decision to impose the costs of its post bubble hangover on all members of society to preserve stability, has gotten through its lost two decades with remarkable grace.
The US seems to be implementing the polar opposite playbook, and there are good reasons to think the outcome of this experiment will be ugly indeed.
Indiana State Rep.
Phillip "Phil" Hinkle, a Republican who recently voted for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, had quite a Saturday evening this past weekend in the company of an 18-year-old young man named "Kameryn," to whom Hinkle allegedly showed his penis and then "grabbed in...
A group of atheists have filed a lawsuit to prevent the inclusion of the historic Ground Zero Cross at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum.
We have learned from their lawsuit that they, have suffered, are suffering, and will continue to suffer damages, both physical and emotional, from the existence of the challenged cross.� Atheists have reportedly endured cross-induced, dyspepsia [upset stomach], symptoms of depression, headaches, anxiety, and m
VV 340, also known as Arp 302, provides a textbook example of colliding galaxies seen in the early stages of their interaction.
The edge-on galaxy near the top of the image is VV 340 North and the face-on galaxy at the bottom of the image is VV 340 South. Millions of years later these two spirals will merge -- much like the Milky Way and Andromeda will likely do billions of years from now. Data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory (purple) are s
It was a day of frenzied activity in magistrates courts as the long riot cleanup entered its judicial phase.
Friday, 12 August 2011
On Saturday, Aug. 6, people gathered in Tottenham to protest the police shooting of a 29-year-old local man.
It quickly escalated into riots, looting and arson.
The gains on Thursday, in what could be another unpredictable trading day, came despite declines in European shares, led by drops in French bank stocks.
Emotions run high at candlelit vigil for three men killed in riots as Asian communities weigh up response to tensions
Three women tell police they, too, may have been victims of a serial buttocks slasher in Fairfax County stores.
Tea Party aligned Georgia Rep.
Tom Graves (R), who castigates Washington for fiscal irresponsibility, reached an out of court settlement Wednesday after he was sued for defaulting on a $2.2 million loan -- which his attorney argued is the bank's fault for lending him the money in the first place.
As weve learned time and time again, when you need to hear someone kvetch hard about the state of science in this country, point your radio telescopes at Hayden Planetarium head Neil deGrasse.
Thursday, 11 August 2011
Angry Birds Superhero Mashups: How do you make Angry Birds even better? Give 'em superpowers.
Toussain Puddie, the 32-year-old former TSA screener who says he mistakenly took home a Montblanc pen belonging to car dealer Rick Case, was arraigned on Monday for grand theft charges relating to the incident.
If California is the undisputed capital of electric cars in North America, which state is its antithesis? According to the Idaho Business Review, Idaho could be that state, with both the 2012 Chevrolet Volt and 2012 Nissan Leaf unavailable at present.
Worse still, Nissan wont be even making...
Kyle Dewitt spent three days in jail because he was too poor to pay a fishing fine. ..he offered to pay $100 up front, and repay the rest in a month.
But Judge Raymond Voet of Ionia, Mich., refused.
A deaf man has accused a nudist park in upstate New York of violating federal law by refusing to provide him with a sign-language interpreter at an annual festival.
Wednesday, 10 August 2011
Farrah Fawcett has been given a new lease of life in the unlikely guise of a Barbie doll.
Taking the favourite Charlie's Angel star's famed poster pose as inspiration, the Farrah Barbie wears a red swimsuit and sits against a backdrop of a striped Mexican rug.
And like the poster, the doll has been a sell-out success.
The record-breaking 1976 poster sold over ten million copies, helping to immortalise Farrah Fawcett's trademark smile and flaxen l
On Tuesday, less than a week after Standard and Poor's downgraded U.S. credit for the first time in history, a plane circled lower Manhattan with a banner that read: "Thanks for the downgrade.
You should all be fired," according to a tweet by AmericanBanker.
Growing up, it's every boy's dream to one day stand up in front of his peers, introduce a hyper-intelligent ape he raised from a baby, and tell the audience that he'll never forgive them for doubting him. "I will feast on your entrails!" this ur-child screams, pounding his fists on the podium. "So please, I beg of you, take care of yourselves! High-fiber foods!"
Tropical lizards show they can solve novel problems and remember the solutions
Ryan Lizza's profile of Bachmann reveals that Bachmann's odd perspective on slavery isn't a series of gaffes, but rather "a world view." Lizza explains that Bachmann is a believer in a kind of Christian conservative reimagining of slavery, where "many Christians opposed slavery" but owned them anyway and didn't free them because "it might be very difficult for a freed slave to make a living in that economy; under such circumstances setting sla
Tuesday, 9 August 2011
LONDON (Reuters) � The crises at the heart of the international financial and political system go beyond the debt woes currently gripping the Western world and to the heart of the way the global economy has been run for over two decades.
The freefall in stocks continued on Monday with the Dow Jones losing 5.53% and the NASDAQ dropping 6.9% on news of Standard & Poors downgrading its rating of U.S. government-issued debt.
Tiny, self-assembling robots can swim and clamp onto particles and then release them when subjected to the right magnetic fields.
These mini robotic
Thank You Tea Party! You Wanted Chaos, You Got Chaos! In an interview on July 27, House Speaker Boehner confessed Republicans want to "force default" and "create chaos." Looks like the Tea Party got its wish.
The Dow Jones industrial average finished the day down 633 points Monday after a full-day sell-off accelerated in the final hour of trading as investors struggled to absorb Standard & Poor's decision to downgrade the United States' credit ra
This woman should be Prime Minister.
Monday, 8 August 2011
Speaker John Prez has been making the case for the better part of a year that the city of Vernon is too corrupt to exist.
But over the last year, Vernon has become progressively more transparent. The Speaker's office, meanwhile, has gone in the opposite direction.
He was so tiny, he fitted into the palm of his mothers hand.
Born at 23 weeks and weighing just 1lb 7oz, Charlie Allen was the countrys most premature twin at the time of his birth.
He was given a bleak seven per cent chance of survival, but five years on he has defied the odds by growing into a healthy, happy little boy.
This is our live coverage of the riots in Tottenham, which left 26 police
officers injured and 42 people arrested, following the fatal shooting of
Angel Alvarez suffered 27 bullet wounds during a fight over a gun at a block party in Harlem last year.
New York City police officers fired 46 shots.
The European Central Bank said on Sunday it would "actively implement" its controversial bond-buying programme to fight the euro zone's debt crisis, signaling it will buy Spanish and Italian government bonds to halt financial market contagion.
The sands of time are running out for the central star of this hourglass-shaped planetary nebula.
With its nuclear fuel exhausted, this brief, spectacular, closing phase of a Sun-like star's life occurs as its outer layers are ejected - its core becoming a cooling, fading white dwarf. In 1995, astronomers used the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) to make a series of images of planetary nebulae, including the one above. Here, delicate rings of colorfu
Sunday, 7 August 2011
French artist Elise Morin and architect Clmence Eliard hand sewed 65,000 old CDs and laid them out on inflatable mounds to create a sea of discs.
The purpose? To "reveal the precious aspect of a small daily object."
Skeptic and magician James Randi has pulled off yet another daring escape.
The famous debunker of scam psychics has emerged from the closet at the age of 81. As a teenager in the '40s, James Randi "would have gotten stoned" for being gay. But when he outed himself to the world in 2010, the reaction was "wonderful."
What happens when discarded chotchkies and tattoo culture collide? You get the work of Jason Hills- an artist living in Australia who gives classic religious figurines a dark new life
Boo, Facebook's most popular dog, has just gotten a book deal with Chronicle Books.
Yes. A dog.
A Staten Island boy, whose father burned his hands on the stove and then tossed him naked into an oven, begs a Staten Island judge to go easy on his father.
A Northridge medical marijuana dispensary that was the site of an attempted murder last year was raided this week by cops, who allege it was used as a front for an L.A.-to-Cleveland cocaine operation.
In fact, they say, they came upon a huge cocaine transaction right as they were about to serve their search warrant.
Saturday, 6 August 2011
They say that if you truly love something, you press it up against a flatbed scanner and share it online.
A lot of people must love their cats, because The Cat Scan exists.
If the heat doesn't get to ya at Tent City, a bullet just might...
California mother Maggie Jean Wortman has been charged with murder after prelminary hearings suggested that she knowingly harmed her child by breastfeeding while using methamphetamine. Her 6-week-old son, Anthony, died last year and autopsy revealed he had been overdosed with meth via breast milk.
AMD and HP are joining with a New York agency and university to determine whether wind and solar power can be used to power data centers.
Friday, 5 August 2011
An autopsy shows a 4-year-old Buncombe County boy who was beaten to death earlier this year appears to have been legally drunk.
Car insurance premiums can soon add up and become a costly expense for any driver.
However, many people often have preconceived ideas of exactly just how much an insurance policy will cost them.
We've put together a tasty little treat for you: a visualization of the social food truck journey from A to Ziti.
Thursday, 4 August 2011
Eligia and Tyrone Young had gathered the family together, thinking they were taking a photo to send to their son Timothy, who was serving in the Army in Iraq.
They hadn't seen Timothy in almost a year, and their other son Terry, was manning the camera, waiting for the right moment to cue Timothy's entrance, who was waiting around the corner.
Josh Tinley had assumed that, for most Americans, Midwest� meant the Great Lakes, the Rust Belt, the Big Ten, corn, and the American League Central.
But after spending much of last week in Sacramento, hes not so sure. So what does Midwest� mean?
Imagine being this guy's daughter and having to tell your new black boyfriend about him: Um, he's a nice guy.
He cares about me a lot. He's just a little overprotective. And, uh, oh yeah, he'll kill you if he sees us together.
This heat! Not once in my 82 years in this country can I remember a summer as hot as this.
Cant remember a self-respecting man from my generation who wouldve ever allowed the weather to get like this, neither. And I sure as hell cant remember when exactly it was that as a country we changed from the proud sentinels of justice and discipline we once were into the apathetic, lazy tramps you see today, pretending this heat wave is some forc
Wednesday, 3 August 2011
Good manners, of course, are just artifice��formalized rituals, designed for social lubrication, that mean nothing.
Ignoring the red-and-white danger sign, Sri Mulyati walks slowly to the train tracks outside Indonesia's bustling capital, lies down and stretches her body across the rails.
Harrison Ford used his guest appearance on Conan last night to brutally murder a Papa Smurf doll.
Not cool, Han Solo. Not. Cool.
Ride A What...? (PIC)
Tuesday, 2 August 2011
KILL IT WITH FIRE!
NYSE Euronext and Germany's Deutsche Boerse AG will become the market leader of the ultra-competitive U.S. options trading industry once their merger is complete, data from clearinghouse OCC showed on Monday.
IAC's video sharing site Vimeo now offers a pro product aimed at small and medium-sized businesses that want to host video without paying hundreds of dollars a month to do so.
Priced at $199 a year, the service severely undercuts similar offerings from Brightcove or Ooyala.
You've heard of a one-horse town, but what about a one-person town? Scattered throughout the U.S. are places with populations you can count on one hand � and sometimes one finger.
Some of these places were evacuated after devastating environmental disasters, others simply saw residents move away as local businesses closed and economic opportunities faded. But each of these places has an intriguing story worth telling, and each one is home to so
Monday, 1 August 2011
Every once in a while there's something so cool that you forget about work, errands, or whatever else you have to do for a few minutes to watch it.
A preliminary 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Monday morning off the coast of Papua New Guinea, the U.S.
Geological Survey reported.
A living vaginal microbicide reduces HIV-like infection in monkeys, and might one day provide women with long-lasting defence against the virus
To help consumers and spur efficiency, U.S. states and cities are beginning to require commercial buildings disclose their energy use.
Fragging: "To intentionally kill or wound (one's superior officer, etc.), esp. with a hand grenade."
Remember them. The behavior of certain Republicans who call themselves tea party conservatives makes them the most destructive posse of misguided "patriots" we've seen in recent memory.
The observations will help tackle two fundamental problems in modern astrophysics - understanding how black holes grow and how matter behaves in their intense gravity.