5/15/2007

Species Explosion

Species Explosion:


Already this year researchers have announced the discovery of a bunch of new species: 6 types of bats, 15 soft corals, thousands of mollusks and 20 sharks and rays, to name a few. If a report issued in 2006 by the Census of Marine Life—conducted by more than 2,000 scientists in 80 countries—is any indicator, we will see a bumper crop of new animals in the years ahead, too. These discoveries, from the Hortle's whipray to the Bali catshark, are partly the fruits of new technology like DNA bar coding, which allows scientists to use genetic differences to tell one species from another. But that isn't the only reason: Evolution actually speeds up in the tropics, research has found, and global warming is making it happen that much faster.

The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar

The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar | Game Reviews | SCI FI Weekly:


The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar

J.R.R. Tolkien's fabled world comes alive in an adventure that manages to make Middle-earth real