Species Institute Announces Top 10 Discoveries

Originally published on May 27, 2011 10:30 am
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There are 1.8 million species in the world and millions more waiting to be discovered. This week, the International Institute for Species Exploration named its top 10 discoveries of the year. Among them, a mushroom that glows in the dark and a bacteria found on the remains of the Titanic. That's not to mention the pancake batfish from the Gulf of Mexico, and Cape Town, South Africa's jumping cockroach. Apparently it's cute.

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