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Love in the Scientific Literature
Cassandra Willyard | Feb 12, 2018
There are countless ways for scientists to say, “I love you.” Naming a slime-mold beetle after your wife (and another after your ex-wife) is, apparently, one of them.
The Sex Parts of Plants, 1736
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2015
Carl Linnaeus’s plant classification system was doomed, and he knew it.
Deciding to Ditch Latin
Tracy Vence | Sep 3, 2014
A report details how the International Botanical Congress agreed in favor of electronic-only publication and naming new species using English.
Tracy Vence | Feb 24, 2014
Researchers propose a naming system based on genomic information for all Earth’s life.
Protein Sequencing Disputes Linnaeus
Jef Akst | Nov 6, 2013
Comparing the proteins of a 300-year-old pickled elephant fetus with modern sequence data challenges Carl Linnaeus’s decision to assign it as the Asian elephant type specimen.