A quarter of known bee species haven’t appeared in public records since the 1990s

A giant Patagonian bumblebee (Bombus dahlbomii). Four decades ago, these bees were abundant in Chile and Argentina, but now they have become an uncommon sight. Credit: Eduardo E. Zattara Researchers at the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) in Argentina have found that, since the 1990s, up to 25% of reported bee species […]

Countries led by women haven’t fared significantly better in the COVID-19 pandemic

IMAGE: Differences in cultural traits by women-led and men-led countries along the dimensions examined in the paper. view more  Credit: Windsor et al, 2020 (PLOS ONE, CC BY 4.0) Countries led by women have not fared significantly better in the COVID-19 pandemic than those led by men- it may be just our Western media bias that […]