Life Encyclopedia: Too Popular to Live

February 27, 2008 By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer

(AP) -- The concept of a comprehensive encyclopedia of life on the Internet proved too popular. Its computers were overwhelmed and couldn't keep it alive when it debuted Tuesday.

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Wikipedia is an awesome thing and it is great to see more sites like that come online. Thanks to internet humanity's knowledge is finally becoming available to anyone who is interested in it.

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