Wednesday 9 May 2007

The Encyclopedia Of Life

In an undertaking of some magnitude, scientists are planning to compile everything they know about the Earth's 1.8 million species and place this information on a website entitled The Encyclopedia Of Life; a website that will be open to everyone.

The site's content shall include species descriptions, pictures, maps, videos, sounds, sightings by amateurs, and links to entire genomes and scientific journal papers. The first pages of the project are to be shown today in Washington DC. Many of the world's leading institutions will be involved in the project. It is thought it will take up to 10 years to complete it.
I bet Noah wished he had broadband back in the day...

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