Life Encyclopedia: Too Popular to Live

Feb 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.



Content from The Associated Press expires 15 days after original publication date. For more information about The Associated Press, please visit www.ap.org .

Explore further: Escaping email: Inspired vision or hallucination?

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Security CTO to detail Android Fake ID flaw at Black Hat

10 hours ago

Where have you heard this before: A team of security researchers discover a security flaw in Android devices. This is, however, news. This time, experts are talking about a flaw that involves a widespread ...

Huge waves measured for first time in Arctic Ocean

10 hours ago

As the climate warms and sea ice retreats, the North is changing. An ice-covered expanse now has a season of increasingly open water which is predicted to extend across the whole Arctic Ocean before the middle ...

Underwater elephants

10 hours ago

In the high-tech world of science, researchers sometimes need to get back to basics. UC Santa Barbara's Douglas McCauley did just that to study the impacts of the bumphead parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum) on cor ...

Recommended for you

T-Mobile deal helps Rhapsody hit 2M paying subs

Jul 29, 2014

(AP)—Rhapsody International Inc. said Tuesday its partnership with T-Mobile US Inc. has helped boost its number of paying subscribers to more than 2 million, up from 1.7 million in April.

Airbnb woos business travelers

Jul 29, 2014

Airbnb on Monday set out to woo business travelers to its service that lets people turn unused rooms in homes into de facto hotel space.

User comments : 1

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

superhuman
2 / 5 (1) Feb 27, 2008
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.