Fernandina tortoise spotted for the first time in over a century

A female Chelonoidis phantasticus tortoise, presumed to be extinct since 1906, was recently discovered in Galapagos.

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Conservationists find Wallace’s giant bee is still abuzz 🐝

Scientists captured photos of the honey bee-dwarfing Wallace’s giant bee (Megachile pluto) in Indonesia for the first time in nearly 40 years.

The North Magnetic Pole’s Mysterious Journey Across the Arctic – The New York Times

Scientists accelerated the update of a model of Earth’s fluctuating magnetic field, which is needed to keep navigational systems functioning. Many wondered what’s happening inside the planet’s core.

Scientists Have Captured a Giant, ‘Mythical’ Siren Species in Florida

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Salamanders are, by their very nature, slippery creatures. Perhaps none so slippery as the mysterious ‘leopard eel’ – an amphibian spotted intermittently in the waters of Florida over the last few decades that somehow managed to elude scientific st

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This jumping spider’s milk-like nutritious fluid contains four times the protein of cow’s milk

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The milk-like nutritious fluid contains four times the protein of cow’s milk.

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Mary Midgley, 99, Moral Philosopher for the General Reader, Is Dead – The New York Times

Writing into her 90s — her last book was published last month — Dr. Midgley challenged with wit and verve the primacy of science as arbiter of reality.