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Latest Brett R. Scheffers Stories

2012-07-19 13:46:06

Most of the world's species are still unknown to science although many researchers grappled to address the question of how many species there are on Earth over the recent decades.

2011-08-15 15:12:31

Extinction is a focal issue among scientists, policy makers and the general public.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.