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A guide to faking it: a must-read list of stories that will wow your friends, impress your co-workers and make you seem smart.



    Wii anticipate a patent fight!  A small tech company is planning to take on game giant Nintendo in federal court, alleging that they had the idea for the Wii multi-directional controller first. Can't this be settled over a game of virtual bowling?

    Surprisingly enough, it's not that uncommon for energy conglomerates to fly under the regulatory radar. Read how one Swiss company managed to hold a massive portfolio -- 11 percent of oil contracts in the NY Mercantile Exchange -- on the down low. is trying to harness the Earth's heat one gigawatt at a time. The charitable wing of the search engine has donated more money than the U.S. government to exploring geothermal heat -- an energy solution that gives off no air pollution and is more reliable than coal.

    Turns out it's more than extreme embarrassment that makes you remember those horribly awkward Middle School dances. The songs an individual is most familiar with evokes the strongest memories, according to a new study.

    The etymology of the word 'planet' has to do with its Greek origin meaning "wandering stars." But the word's definition has changed quite a bit since Copernicus. Read how after the jump.