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World's largest bee photographed after vanishing for decades
Sushaaa/iStock (NEW YORK) -- A photographer on a quest to capture an image of the elusive world's largest bee found success while retracing the steps of famous anthropologist Alfred Russel Wallace, who jointly published some writings on evolution through natural selection with Charles Darwin in 1858.Clay Bolt's search for the Megachile pluto began with picking up a copy of one of Wallace's journals, "The Malay Archipelago," which detailed his travels through Malaysia, New Guinea and Indonesia in the late 1800s, Bolt wrote in a blog published Thursday on the Global Wildlife Conversation's website.The bee, commonly known as Wallace's Giant Bee,...
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El Chapo conviction cast into doubt after juror says panelists repeatedly violated judge's orders
STR/LatinContent/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Attorneys for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman say they are "deeply concerned" by an interview in which one of the jurors who convicted the notorious Mexican drug kingpin admitted to ignoring the judge's orders not to read media reports about the case.The juror, who has not been identified, told VICE News in an exclusive interview that at least five members of the panel reviewed and discussed news reports and social media posts about the case during the trial and jury deliberations."You know how we were told we can't look at the media during the trial? Well,...
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Tortoise thought to be extinct for more than 100 years discovered in Galapagos Islands
RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP/Getty Images (FAIRFAX, Va.) -- A species of tortoise thought by scientists to be extinct for more than 100 years were actually hiding in plain sight on a remote Galapagos island.The Galapagos Conservancy, a Fairfax, Virginia-based organization dedicated to the long-term protection of the Galapagos Islands, wrote on Twitter Wednesday that one of its employees had just returned from Fernandina Island, where he spotted a female adult Chelonoidis phantasticus, describing the discovery as a "monumental finding." BREAKING NEWS! GC’s own @wacho_tapia just returned from Fernandina Island in #Galapagos, where they discovered a female #tortoise. Tortoises on Fernandina have been...
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