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Reinventing the high court of organism names

Ever since Carl Linnaeus founded the system for naming biological organisms in the 18th century —called binomial nomenclature, for the two Latin words used to describe species (e.g., Homo sapiens)—there have been causes ...

Dec 05, 2013
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Climate change may disrupt butterfly flight seasons

The flight season timing of a wide variety of butterflies is responsive to temperature and could be altered by climate change, according to a UBC study that leverages more than a century's worth of museum ...

Nov 21, 2013
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