WEB PROJECTS: Recalled to Life

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Science  06 Oct 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5796, pp. 27
DOI: 10.1126/science.314.5796.27a

Extinction isn't forever, at least on the Internet. After vanishing briefly, a popular fossil encyclopedia known as Palaeos has reappeared as a user-written wiki.* Paleontology buffs Toby Young and M. Alan Kazlev launched the trove of information on life's history 4 years ago, exploring topics as diverse as systematics techniques and the Cenozoic era (65 million years ago to the present), when mastodons stomped around North America. But Palaeos went offline this spring because it required too much work. Bloggers lamented, so Kazlev started a wiki. Users are invited to help transfer information from the old site and revamp the content. To browse the remains of the old Palaeos, click here.

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