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Three-quarters of Earth's species still to be discovered


  Earth is home to 8.8 million species, only 1.9 of which have been "discovered" by humans, according to a new Canadian study that used complex mathematical models to arrive at  their estimate. "We are really fairly ignorant of the complexity and colorfulness of this amazing planet," said one of the study's authors. "We need to expose more people to those wonders. It really makes you feel differently about this place we inhabit." [AP]

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