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Emily Graslie of The Brain Scoop (http://www.youtube.com/thebrainscoop) stands in for Hank in this week’s news to tell us about an effort to classify every organism on Earth, a fight amongst scientists about what happened in the 8th century, and a whole new look for your DNA. Oh, and some new information about dung beetles! Strap in for a ride through science!
This is Hibiscus cannabinus, commonly known as Kenaf. This common name comes from the fiber harvested from the plant, which is used to make paper. The fiber comes from the bark and wood and can also be used to make rope, twine and cloth.