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posted by Blasdelb
on Jun 5, 2013 -
The Graduate University for Advanced Studies
, casually referred to as Sōkendai
(a contraction of Sōgō kenkyū daigakuin daigaku), was founded in 1988 as the 96th national university in Japan
. Amongst other things, it is home to the Soken Taxa Web Server
which in turn hosts the first online Japanese Ant Color Image Database
that currently lists 273 species of ant, the Illustrated Guide of Marine Mammals
and the Marine Mammals Stranding DataBase
, the Mammalian Crania Photographic Archive
that currently includes 704 specimens, the Morning Glories Database
that covers the many mutants of Ipomoea nil
, closely related species and interspecific hybrids, the Makino Herbarium Database
, which is named after the pioneering Japanese botanist, Tomitaro Makino
, and the Japanese Bees Image Database
posted by filthy light thief
on Apr 20, 2009 -
What Is A Species?
"To this day, scientists struggle with that question. A better definition can influence which animals make the endangered list."
posted by homunculus
on Jun 8, 2008 -
-- A breathtaking web of conspiratorial email messages. How often did Jeff Skilling email Ken Lay? How often were those emails about company business? Internal alliances? The company's allegiance? The California energy crisis? Who else was talking about it? Who wasn't?
Temptingly complete with software download and MySQL tables for your own tinfoil hat explorations.
posted by boo_radley
on Jun 13, 2005 -
Are taxonomai copyrightable?
This topic isn't new; West Publishing stole their legal referencing system from the government, then copyrighted it and successfully sued a couple people out of business. But should it be possible? [Hint: Hell, no!]
posted by baylink
on Oct 26, 2000 -