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Why I (and probably 600,000 others) stopped playing World of Warcraft | VentureBeat

Posted: 11 May 2011 12:33 PM PDT

Blizzard's flagship online game, World of Warcraft, shed around 600,000 players in the last quarter even though it released one of its most successful expansion packs yet. Most, if not all of that, likely came from the top end of the spectrum — players, like myself, that had high-level characters. Blizzard chief executive Mike Morhaime said players blitzed through the content faster than the developers expected. I'll have to disagree on that one, Mike.

Can clouds help mitigate global warming? Missing links found in biology of cloud formation over oceans

Posted: 11 May 2011 10:29 PM PDT

A new study brings the possibility of using the sulfur cycle to mitigate global warming closer with the identification of the steps in the biochemical pathway that controls how bacteria release the sulfur compound methanethiol, or MeSH, into the microbial food web in the oceans and the genes responsible for that process.

Vegan Black Metal Chef Makes Pad Thai

Posted: 11 May 2011 12:21 PM PDT

In this first of (hopefully) a series of cooking demos, the Vegan Black Metal Chef, looking like the fifth secret member of KISS, shows us how to make a vegan pad thai.

Five Games That Are Not on the Wii Virtual Console-- But Should Be

Posted: 12 May 2011 03:31 AM PDT

Because we need to be able to play Earthbound before the Wii is retired.

5 Things Sarah Palin Should Know About Common

Posted: 12 May 2011 03:53 AM PDT

Sarah Palin and her Fox News brethren may need a little education in the rap world, so we'll do our best to help. She already knows that Common is one of the most famous rappers from the South Side of Chicago. Well, here are a few things she may not know.

GM announces solar power for its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant

Posted: 12 May 2011 02:27 AM PDT

General Motors and DTE Energy have announced a new solar project for the automaker's Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. When completed, the project will be the largest photovoltaic solar array in Southeast Michigan.

6 Ad Campaigns That Prove Humanity Is Doomed

Posted: 11 May 2011 10:01 PM PDT

Everybody complains about ads, but ads are nothing more than a reflection of ourselves. And that's what makes the following ad campaigns so disturbing. They're clearly made with the assumption that lots and lots of us are, at heart, terrible human beings.

18 holes, 18 shots

Posted: 12 May 2011 01:19 AM PDT

Rick Baird discusses his Putt-Putt perfect game, only the third such score recorded by anyone in 52 years

God Bless America.. (Pic)

Posted: 12 May 2011 01:35 AM PDT

Bin Laden is dead..

Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk found guilty

Posted: 11 May 2011 11:07 PM PDT

John Demjanjuk, the former Nazi death camp guard, has been found guilty of almost 30,000 counts of accessory to murder and been jailed for five years.

Libyan Opposition Invited to White House Friday

Posted: 12 May 2011 04:26 AM PDT

The Obama administration is stepping up its engagement with forces fighting Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, inviting opposition leaders to meet with U.S. officials at the White House Friday, while stopping short of recognizing their council as Libya's legitimate government.

Emirates A380 lightning strike caught on video in London

Posted: 11 May 2011 10:32 AM PDT

As this flight came into London's Heathrow, a jagged bolt of lightning smashed into the roof, right above the pilots' heads.

Idling Airplanes Produce More Harmful Pollution than Previously Thought

Posted: 12 May 2011 02:50 AM PDT

A group of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, have shown that the emissions produced by aircraft idling at the gate, or lining up for takeoff, contain tiny oil droplets, that when exposed to ordinary sunlight, undergo a chemical reaction that causes them to solidify ...

Vouchers From God: The Religious Right’s Plot Against Public Education

Posted: 12 May 2011 05:26 AM PDT

Through vouchers, the Religious Right is attempting to change the nature of public education to include theocratic instruction.

World's First Wi-Fi Mouse Has 9-Month Battery Life [VIDEO]

Posted: 12 May 2011 05:19 AM PDT

HP has revealed a wireless mobile mouse that it says is the first on the market to connect using Wi-Fi.

This was the most bad ass thing you could have as a kid! [PIC]

Posted: 12 May 2011 03:23 AM PDT


The 16 Coolest Demos at Google I/O

Posted: 12 May 2011 02:36 AM PDT

Google is a software company, but a lot of the niftiest demos at the search giant's I/O conference this week revolved around futuristic hardware concepts. And we're talking about a lot more than just phones and tablets

Democrat: Big oil doesn't need tax breaks

Posted: 12 May 2011 02:37 AM PDT

Senate Democrats vigorously challenged leading oil industry executives Thursday to justify generous tax breaks at a time when people are paying $4 a gallon for gas.

McCain: Torture did not lead to bin Laden

Posted: 12 May 2011 01:05 AM PDT

Waterboarding and other enhanced interrogation techniques didn't provide the intelligence used to find Osama bin Laden, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) insists.

Anonymous Splinter Group Implicated in Game Company Hack

Posted: 12 May 2011 01:56 AM PDT

The Web sites for computer game giant Eidos Interactive and one of its biggest titles — Deus Ex– were defaced and plundered on Wednesday in what appears to have been an attack from a splinter cell of the hacktivist group Anonymous. KrebsOnSecurity.com obtained an archived copy of the attackers' online chatter as they were covering their tracks from compromising the sites.

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