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Life On Earth Just Got Smaller
2012-08-28 14:28:21

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A German research team has deduced that the total biomass of all life on our planet is approximately one-third less than was previously estimated. The study, published in the current online issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, shows that previous estimates of seafloor biomass were off by quite a bit. Earlier estimates put the total mass at about one thousand billion tons of carbon being stored in living organisms,...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.