As E.O. Wilson said in his wish at TED this year, “It will quickly pay for itself in practical applications…It will transform the science of biology in ways of obvious benefit to humanity.” It in this case is the Encyclopedia of Life, a new mission to catalog the countless species of our planet. Such an undertaking will crystallize the science of biology in ways no one has ever imagined, as the EOL’s concept video illustrates. Think of it as a cleaner, more targeted Wikipedia, for the animals (and the children).
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