OneZoom: A new, interactive tree of life that follows the diversity of life through fractal-like, swirling branches and leaves.
I have something of a soft spot for trees of life. This one is already near the top of my list. The interactive viewer lets you zoom in to individual species, with curved branches resembling fractal spirals. Each leaf carries information about its species, including a color code that relates to its endangered status.
It looks like it’s only mammals for now, but there are plans to add more. I really love how they embrace the idea that the web is not made of electronic paper, and stuff like this lets us explore science in ways that we never could in books.