Encyclopedia of Life is set to launch site

by admin May 9, 2007 at 8:57 am

If they’re alive, you’ll read about them here

Although the scientific portrait of life on Earth has grown exquisitely detailed over the last few decades, scientists have done a far poorer job of making their discoveries known and accessible to the public.

A new project led in part by Chicago philanthropists and researchers aims to close that gap by creating a free Internet resource to catalog and describe every one of the planet’s 1.8 million species.

Full article: chicagotribune.com