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The Rusty Patched Bumble Bee is an Endangered Species…Again

The rusty patched bumble bee is once again making headlines, and it’s for the same reason as before – its endangered species status. (“Rusty patched bumble bee recommended for endangered list,” n.d.) But let’s back up for a moment and take a look at why the bee is endangered, as well as the reasons behind the …

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fish, fishes, animals

Researchers Say Eyes – Not Legs – Initially Prompted Water Creatures to Move Onto Land

What encouraged some water species to evolve into land-based creatures? This is what some scientists attempted to determine by analyzing the bodies of terrestrial vertebrates that existed about 385 million years ago. (MacIver, Schmitz, Mugan, Murphey, & Mobley, 2017) They found that their eyes – rather than their limbs – may have played a large …

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churchill, space, science, astronomy

Are We Alone in the Universe? Maybe Not, Says Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill is perhaps best known for his role as British Prime Minister, but many might not know that he also had an opinion on extraterrestrials. Now, one researcher has dissected Churchill’s writing to give us a closer look at what the former PM thought about life elsewhere in our universe. In February, news broke …

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