daily links: january 2010

1.4.10
MSNBC—Atheists challenging new Irish blasphemy law
ABCnews.com—World's tallest building set to officially open in Dubai
CNN.com—Avatar is number one for third week in a row and surpasses $1 billion worldwide
USA Today—Patrick Stewart receives knighthood
CBS News—Deckhand from Deadliest Catch reality show arrested for string of bank robberies
Fox News—169 arrested in Texas as police break up cockfighting ring


1.5.10
ABCnews.com—Mother of nine sues hospital after they sterilized her without her permission
USA Today—ESPN to launch 3D television network in June
CNN.com—Dating site for beautiful people only kicks out 5,000 members after self-posted photos revealed they had put on weight during the holidays
Fox News—Google unveils first branded phone that it will sell directly to consumers
CBS News—Hubble captures earliest photo of universe yet
MSNBC—Giant tuna sells for more than $175,000 at auction


1.6.10
New Scientist—Boat used by anti-whaling protestors sliced in half after being rammed by whaling vessel
MSNBC—Andre Dawson elected to baseball Hall of Fame
USA Today—Two girls, ages 12 and 14, rob a bank in Ohio
CNN.com—iPhone users have downloaded more than 3 billion apps from the App Store
CBS News—Baltimore mayor to resign as part of plea deal in prosecution over misappropriation of funds
BBC News—Pi calculated to record number of digits


1.7.10
Fox News—NYC Department of Health guide shows you how to properly prepare and shoot up heroin
CNN.com—Apple buys mobile advertising company
CBS News—14 year old math prodigy invited to attend Cambridge
MSNBC—Millionaire Swiss speeding repeat offender fined $290,000
BBC News—Japanese man who survived both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs dies at 93
USA Today—Hanes drops ads featuring Charlie Sheen in the wake of domestic violence allegations


1.8.10
USA Today—Toyota Prius the biggest seller among all car models, hybrid or otherwise, in Japan last year
BBC News—Microsoft to launch controller-free gaming system later this year
Fox News—Antiques dealer accused of selling fake Picasso for $2 million
MSNBC—Rare nickel sells for $3.7 million at auction
CNN.com—Estate of sci fi writer Philip K. Dick is suing Google over Nexus One moniker
CBS News—France considers new tax aimed at Google's ad revenues


1.11.10
CBS News—Ravens defeat Patriots in Brady's first playoff loss at home
CNN.com—NBC cancels Leno's primetime show, but hopes to reshuffle late night lineup to keep Leno, Conan, and Jimmy Fallon on the network
MSNBC—Avatar takes first place at box office for fourth straight week and closes in on Titanic's domestic and global totals
Fox News—Northern California hit with 6.5 quake
ABCnews.com—Howard Stern sidekick attempts suicide
USA Today—Gumby animator dies at 88


1.12.10
Fox News—Sarah Palin to become commentator for Fox News
Wired News—Despite denials from the TSA, manufacturer confirms that full body imaging scanners have the ability to store and transmit images
CNN.com—Simon Cowell announces that he will leave American Idol after this season
ABCnews.com—Sony will release new Spider-Man film in 2012 that doesn't involve actor Tobey Maquire or director Sam Raimi
Fox News—Mark McGwire finally admits to steroid use
CBS News—Facebook adds ability to post via email


1.13.10
ABCnews.com—Google considers pulling out of China after hacking attack that targeted accounts of human rights activists
CNN.com—Conan O'Brien says he will refuse to move The Tonight Show to a later time slot to accomodate Jay Leno's return to late night
Fox News—Inventor of SpaghettiOs dies
USA Today—Airlines raising fees for checked bags again
MSNBC—Star of Dexter being treated for cancer
CBS News—Y chromosome in humans is evolving faster than other human chromosomes


1.14.10
MSNBC—Obama to tax banks that received bailout money after latest round of obscene bonuses for executives
USA Today—Amtrak to offer free WiFi on high speed trains in the northeast corridor in an attempt to woo business passengers
CNN.com—Teddy Pendergrass dies
CBS News—Musical about Obama's presidential campaign to open in Germany
BBC News—Eye test may be able to detect Alzheimer's before symptoms develop
Fox News—Nebraska gynecologist accused of offering one of his patients money for sex


1.15.10
CNN.com—How will the move to 3D affect those who cannot see stereoscopically (including me)?
USA Today—NASA selling off shuttle fleet once all scheduled flights are complete
CBS News—Conan O'Brien puts The Tonight Show up for sale on Craigslist
Fox News—Woman in online video claims she has intentionally infected over 500 men with HIV
BBC News—Kodak sues Apple and RIM over imaging technology in the iPhone and Blackbery
ABCnews.com—Scientists turn pig stem cells into pork in a lab


1.19.10
CNN.com—How will the move to 3D affect those who cannot see stereoscopically (including me)?
USA Today—NASA selling off shuttle fleet once all scheduled flights are complete
CBS News—Conan O'Brien puts The Tonight Show up for sale on Craigslist
Fox News—Woman in online video claims she has intentionally infected over 500 men with HIV
BBC News—Kodak sues Apple and RIM over imaging technology in the iPhone and Blackbery
ABCnews.com—Scientists turn pig stem cells into pork in a lab


1.25.10
CBS News—California court rules that nameless warrants based solely on DNA profiles are legal
CNN.com—Obama wants to increase the child care tax credit for lower and middle income families
BBC News—Man plans to break world record for highest parachute jump and in the process be the first human to break the sound barrier without the aid of a machine
MSNBC—American Idol finalist cut after his father violates confidentiality agreement and reveals his son's advancement to the top 24
Fox News—Top baseball prospect leaves pro ball to enter the priesthood
USA Today—Nancy Kerrigan's brother in police custody after her father is found dead


1.26.10
Fox News—Chavez-run state television station claims the earthquake in Haiti was caused by experimental US weapon
CBS News—Google cofounders to sell 5 million shares of stock each
USA Today—Apple has its most profitable quarter in history
BBC News—Bill Gates says vaccine for malaria may be as little as three years away
New Scientist—Bats and dolphins separately evolved same gene for sonar
MSNBC—Republican fundraising letter mimics census form


1.27.10
CNN.com—John and Elizabeth Edwards separate
USA Today—Toyota stops sales of eight models over gas pedal sticking issues
MSNBC—Bacteria engineered to make oil from plants
Fox News—California school district bans dictionary because it contained a defnition for the phrase "oral sex"
BBC News—NASA gives up on freeing Mars Spirit Rover from soft soil trap
New Scientist—New drug could help soldiers survive extreme blood loss long enough to make it to hospital


1.28.10
USA Today—Federal government officially bans bus and truck drivers from texting while behind the wheel. Do we also need an official rule telling them not to wear blindfolds?
MSNBC—Final two Harry Potter movies to be released in 3D
CBS News—Apple reveals long-awaited tablet device
ABCnews.com—Historian Howard Zinn dies at 87
Fox News—Trucker was watching porn on laptop before fatal crash
CNN.com—Number of Twitter users has leveled off over last six months


1.29.10
CNN.com—J.D. Salinger dies at 91
BBC News—India plans first manned spaceflight by 2016
Fox News—Bill Gates donates $10 billion for vaccine research
CBS News—MTV to bring back Jersey Shore cast for second season
MSNBC—Apollo 11 moon landing site given historic status
USA Today—Netflix adds over 1 million customers in fourth quarter

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