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ATHENS (Reuters) – Most Greeks are unhappy with their coalition government but continue to support its technocrat Prime Minister Lucas Papademos, an opinion poll showed Saturday. Pressure is building on Athens to conclude a deal to cut its debt load. Government negotiations with bankers and insurers broke up without agreement... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2012 at Jim Johnson's blog
Wired Science News for Your Neurons Previous post Next post Two Ultraheavy Elements Added to Periodic Table By Wired UK June 6, 2011 | 11:30 am | Categories: Physics By Mark Brown, Wired UK A committee of international chemists and physicists has officially added two new elements to the periodic... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2012 at Jim Johnson's blog
KABUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A video showing what appears to be American forces urinating on dead Taliban fighters prompted anger in Afghanistan and promises of a U.S. investigation on Thursday but the insurgent group said it would not harm nascent efforts to broker peace talks. The video, posted on YouTube and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2012 at Jim Johnson's blog
ATHENS (Reuters) – Most Greeks are unhappy with their coalition government but continue to support its technocrat Prime Minister Lucas Papademos, an opinion poll showed Saturday. Pressure is building on Athens to conclude a deal to cut its debt load. Government negotiations with bankers and insurers broke up without agreement... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2012 at Jim Johnson's blog
WASHINGTON – Tensions rising by the day, the Obama administration said Friday it is warning Iran through public and private channels against any action that threatens the flow of oil from the Persian Gulf. The Navy revealed that two U.S. ships in and near the Gulf were harassed by Iranian... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2012 at Jim Johnson's blog
MILWAUKEE – An unusually mild winter finally gave way to the Midwest's first big snowstorm of the season Thursday, blanketing a region unfazed by a white Thanksgiving in a layer of powder and pack that forced all-too-happy snow plow drivers off their couches and into the streets. The storm dumped... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2012 at Jim Johnson's blog
AP January 15, 2012: A general view of Radaa city, south east of Sanaa, Yemen. SANAA, Yemen ? Al Qaeda militants seized full control of a town south of the Yemeni capital on Monday, overrunning army positions, storming the local prison and freeing its inmates, security officials said. The capture... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2012 at Jim Johnson's blog
Note: Do not read on if you have not seen Season 1, Episode 9 of ABC's "Once Upon a Time," entitled "True North." While "Once Upon a Time" is fast becoming known for its original twists on classic fairytales, the fantasy show generally erred on the side of tradition when... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2012 at Jim Johnson's blog
AP Jan 14, 2012: The luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia leans on its starboard side off the port at Giglio after running aground on the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy. WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. ? Friends and neighbors of a Minnesota couple reportedly aboard a wrecked Italian cruise ship... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2012 at Jim Johnson's blog
Gadget Lab Hardware News and Reviews Previous post Next post Gadget Lab Podcast: iCloud, Always On and Hot New Wheels By Mike Isaac June 3, 2011 | 3:19 pm | Categories: Gadget Lab Podcasts Follow @mj_isaac In this week’s Gadget Lab podcast, the Gadget Lab crew talks about Apple’s iCloud,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2012 at Jim Johnson's blog
Gadget Lab Hardware News and Reviews Previous post Next post Gadget Lab Podcast: iCloud, Always On and Hot New Wheels By Mike Isaac June 3, 2011 | 3:19 pm | Categories: Gadget Lab Podcasts Follow @mj_isaac In this week’s Gadget Lab podcast, the Gadget Lab crew talks about Apple’s iCloud,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2012 at Jim Johnson's blog
COLUMBIA, South Carolina (Reuters) – Republican presidential contenders brought buckets of cash and sharp rhetoric to South Carolina on Wednesday for an intense 10-day battle that may determine whether anyone can stop front-runner Mitt Romney's march to the party's nomination. A Romney victory in the January 21 South Carolina primary,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2012 at Jim Johnson's blog
GameLife Your Source for Gaming News Since 20XX Previous post E3 Live Blog: Sony Pulls Lid Off Powerful NGP Portable By Chris Kohler June 6, 2011 | 7:16 pm | Categories: Console Games, Portable Gaming Follow @kobunheat << Previous | Next >> << Previous | Next >> View all Live... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2012 at Jim Johnson's blog
LOS ANGELES – Firing on all engines, NASA's latest rover to Mars executed a course adjustment Wednesday that put it on track for a landing on the red planet in August. Deep space antennas monitored the one-ton rover nicknamed Curiosity as it fired its thrusters in a choreographed three-hour maneuver.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2012 at Jim Johnson's blog
TEHRAN, Iran – It seemed a clockwork killing: Motorcycle riders flashed by and attached a magnetic bomb onto a car carrying a nuclear scientist working at Iran's main uranium enrichment facility. By the time the blast tore apart the silver Peugeot, the bike was blocks away, weaving through Tehran traffic... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2012 at Jim Johnson's blog
Underwire Taking the Pulse of Pop Culture Previous post Songpier Lets Anyone Make a Music App in Minutes By Eliot Van Buskirk June 6, 2011 | 6:01 pm | Categories: music Apps might be the flavor of the minute, but they’re no passing fad. If you think it’s nuts that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2012 at Jim Johnson's blog
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Texas Gov. Rick Perry aimed his sharpest criticism at President Barack Obama rather than his GOP rivals as he campaigned Friday in coastal South Carolina, eight days ahead of the state's primary. Perry, using a light touch as he spoke to people in crowded restaurants in Bluffton... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2012 at Jim Johnson's blog
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Texas Gov. Rick Perry aimed his sharpest criticism at President Barack Obama rather than his GOP rivals as he campaigned Friday in coastal South Carolina, eight days ahead of the state's primary. Perry, using a light touch as he spoke to people in crowded restaurants in Bluffton... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2012 at Jim Johnson's blog
As we continued to explore deeper and deeper into the underbelly of CES, something sparkled in the corner of our jaded eyes as we flitted between rows and rows of anonymous stalls. Already festooned with engineering awards, this animated laser display works by beaming a laser generated image onto glass... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2012 at Jim Johnson's blog
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. – A plan designed to soothe angry Penn State University alumni may instead be sowing seeds of outrage. School President Rodney Erickson was scheduled to appear Thursday night at a hotel near Philadelphia at the second of three town hall events, and alumni weren't exactly rolling... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2012 at Jim Johnson's blog
BEIJING – Raw eggs splattered and streaked the gleaming windows of Beijing's Apple store Friday, hurled by angry and frustrated shoppers when the launch of the iPhone 4S was canceled due to fears over the size of the crowd. The incident highlighted the role of Chinese middlemen who buy up... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2012 at Jim Johnson's blog
COLUMBIA, South Carolina (Reuters) – Republican presidential contenders brought buckets of cash and sharp rhetoric to South Carolina on Wednesday for an intense 10-day battle that may determine whether anyone can stop front-runner Mitt Romney's march to the party's nomination. A Romney victory in the January 21 South Carolina primary,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2012 at Jim Johnson's blog
WASHINGTON – Many of Mitt Romney's presidential challengers are having trouble fulfilling a fundamental requirement of running for public office: getting on the ballot. Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Jon Huntsman have all failed to qualify for the ballot in at least one upcoming GOP primary. In other... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2012 at Jim Johnson's blog
Epicenter Mind Our Tech Business Previous post Jobs to PC: ‘You?re Busted!’ And Other Notes From The OS Wars By Steven Levy June 7, 2011 | 9:29 am | Categories: Cool Apps, The Cloud Follow @stevenjayl Steve Jobs?s return to the stage yesterday at Apple?s World Wide Developer?s Conference focused... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2012 at Jim Johnson's blog
LOS ANGELES – "The Artist" waltzed away with its first wins of Hollywood's awards season. The black-and-white ode to the silent-film era directed by Michel Hazanavicius led winners with four honors at Thursday's 17th annual Critics' Choice Awards, which are presented by the 250 members of the Broadcast Film Critics... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2012 at Jim Johnson's blog