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2012-07-19 13:46:06

Researchers address great uncertainties in number of species and emphasize the use of technology to accelerate the rate of species discovery 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. Estimates of non-microbial diversity on Earth provided by researchers range from 2 million to over 50 million species, with great uncertainties in numbers of insects, fungi,...

2011-08-15 15:12:31

The first study by National University of Singapore, University of Adelaide and Princeton University researchers reveals that at least 351 species thought to have disappeared in the past 122 years, have been rediscovered Extinction is a focal issue among scientists, policy makers and the general public. Each year, numerous species which are thought to have disappeared are rediscovered. Yet, these rediscoveries remain on the brink of extinction. Researchers from the National University of...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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