Botanists Create a List of Every Plant Known to Man

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The list to end all lists?

A team of botanists have unveiled a new research tool which aims to settle one of the field’s most basic of complications; there are some 375,000 plant species on Earth, but they’re known by a whopping 1.25 million names. To help ease the taxonomic disparity and consolidate the world of botanical studies, an international team of researchers have compiled an extensive ‘Plant List’ — containing every species known to man, and the various names they’re known by.

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Amazing Photos Of New Species Discovered In Nangaritza, Ecuador

New Species Discovered In Ecuador

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A scientific expedition along one of the most bitterly contested international borders in recent history has revealed a fascinating array of species, many of which are believed to be new to science, Conservation International (CI) announced. (Pics)

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Underwater Robotic Vehicle Can Hover In Place

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MIT researchers have designed a new robotic underwater vehicle that can hover in place like a helicopter — an invaluable tool for deepwater oil explorers, marine archaeologists, oceanographers and others.

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