I was listening to NPR’s Science Friday last week when I heard about this.
Crystal jogged my memory when she blogged on it yesterday. So here’s the link to the internet resource that will eventually include every species of life on the Earth. And presumably elsewhere if and when we find it on Mars or Europa or Enceladus.
If you thought it was a problem that the world has five billion bloggers* just think of the chaos now that every animal, plant, fungus, protist, and prokaryote will each have their own species web page.
Meanwhile, meet the Death Cap Mushroom.
* gross exaggeration, but probably not for long