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Is Bee Theft Contributing to the Decline in the Honeybee Population?
The honey bee population is on the decline, and maybe not just from mites, disease and environmental toxins. The grocery chain store Giant is missing 60,000 bees from its headquarters in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The bees...
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Worldwide Chemical Pollution Has Exceeded ‘Safe Operating Space’ for Human Life: Study
Production of harmful chemicals has crossed the threshold of “safe operating space” for the human organism, a study released last month concludes.  The report, Outside the Safe Operating Space of the Planetary Boundary for Novel...
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Australian Scientists Announce Discovery of Captain Cook’s Endeavour
A team of Australian scientists recently announced that they have discovered the last resting place of the British explorer Captain Cook’s Endeavour, a research ship that made multiple trips to Australia. However, the group has...
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Monarch Butterfly Makes Significant Comeback
There may be a glimmer of hope for the Western Monarch butterflies, whose population has been declining drastically over the last several years. Their numbers have recently increased significantly, according to the Xerces Society for...
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How Does It Feel To Never Forget a Face? Meet Yenny Seo, the Super-Recognizer
As a little girl, super-recognizer Yenny Seo thought that remembering the faces of people she saw on the streets two weeks ago was something everyone could do. When watching movies, she often recognised the “extras”...
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The Sámi Way of Resilient Parenting
The Sámi people of Northern Scandinavia are descendants of centuries-old nomadic peoples who lived off hunting and fishing. In the late twentieth century, the Sámi population consisted of 30,000-40,000 Sámi in Norway, 20,000 in Sweden,...
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Big Bugs – Mega Millipede Fossil Found in England
Arthropods, a phylum of organisms that includes insects, arachnids and diplopoda (a class characterized by two pairs of jointed legs per body segment), have inhabited our world far longer than most other species on Earth....
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Musical Mushrooms
The world of mushrooms is vast and mysterious. Some are delicious and others are murderous, but did you know that some were melodious? Various experiments have shown that mushrooms emit sound when connected to the...
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Cycad Plant Poaching: Ancient Species Hunted to Extinction
Cycads (Order Cycadales) are a non-flowering dioecious plant with fossil records reaching back 300 million years. These gymnosperms thrived during the Jurassic Period, along with the dinosaurs. While many species survive today, Most of those...