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  • Gamers are more aggressive to strangers
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    Victorious gamers enjoy a surge of testosterone – but only if their vanquished foe is a stranger. When male gamers beat friends in a shoot-em-up video game, levels of the potent sex hormone plummeted.

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  • Olympics Cage Match! Comparing the Host City Bids
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    Lake Michigan vs. Stone Jesus vs. Spaniards vs. Bladerunner. Chicago’s bid, compelling as it is, sounds like a real estate ad. Sophisticated urban setting close to all amenities! Expansive lakefront with breathtaking views! Cheap, must go now!! But hey. We’re a frontrunner going into Friday’s IOC vote….

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  • How To Organize an Awesome LAN Party
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    If you are a serious gamer, then you do not want to skip this post. Who doesn’t love a little clan war during a LAN party? If not properly organized, a night of fun can easily turn into a nightmare. Hours of scheduled fun can turn into hours of troubleshooting hell.

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  • Patch Re-Enables PhysX When ATI Card Is Present
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    An anonymous reader points us to a forum posting with the inevitable followup to NVIDIA’s crippling of PhysX for users of any other display adapter. “Windows 7 allows two display drivers to be used at once — like in Windows XP. Therefore, it is possible to use an NVIDIA card for PhysX and ATI card for graphics rendering. Sadly, since the release of 186 graphics drivers, NVIDIA has decided to block this feature anytime a Non-NVIDIA GPU is present (more…)

  • Ponting targets final Aussie push
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    Australia captain Ricky Ponting says his side will have to be at their best to beat New Zealand in the Champions Trophy final on Monday.

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  • Even loss can’t stop Kimbo hype machine
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    There may be no greater proof than the job it’s done with Kimbo Slice, the famed YouTube street fighter who crashed and burned under the weight of ridiculous hype that his last promotion and CBS television put on him.

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  • Damnations!
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    The World Series winners for the 101 seasons since the Chicago Cubs last title in 1908.

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  • Burnley 2-1 Birmingham
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    Burnley maintain their 100% home record in the Premier League with a victory over Birmingham.

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  • Huge ISS Science Report Released
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    Earthquake Retrofit writes “NASA has released an extensive report (PDF) on science results from over 100 experiments performed at the International Space Station. From the summary: ‘One of the most compelling results reported is the confirmation that the ability of common germs to cause disease increases during spaceflight, but that changing the growth environment of the bacteria can control this virulence. The Effect of Spaceflight on Microbial Gene (more…)

  • Best of the Ig Nobel prizes 2009
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    The physics of tottering moms-to-be, how to survive a pub fight, and a bra that doubles as a gas mask get the recognition they so richly deserve

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