Encyclopedia of Life reaches historic one million species pages milestone
Posted: 09 May 2012 09:37 AM PDT
The Encyclopedia of Life has surged past one million pages of content with the addition of hundreds of thousands of new images and specimen data. Launched in 2007 with the support of leading scientific organizations around the world, the Encyclopedia of Life provides global access to knowledge about life on Earth by building a web page for each of the 1.9 million recognized species.
Finding the roots and early branches of the tree of life
Posted: 19 Apr 2012 04:17 PM PDT
A new study maps the development of life-sustaining chemistry to the history of early life. Researchers have traced the six methods of carbon fixation seen in modern life back to a single ancestral form.