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What Lives in Your Belly Button? Study Finds "Rain Forest" of Species


Rob Dunn and his team of ecologists aren't your average navel gazers... From 60 belly buttons, the team found 2,368 bacterial species, 1,458 of which may be new to science.


Study blames global warming for shrinking species

Many of Earth's species appear to be shrinking in size, a new study reports, and its authors think that's probably due to global warming.


Species count put at 8.7 million

Species count put at 8.7 million

The world contains about 8.7 million species, according to the latest estimate - and it could take more than 1,000 years to identify them all.


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