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  • Germany Apr 11, 2019

    Bones From Philippine Cave Reveal a New Human Cousin

    Fossil bones and teeth found in the Philippines have revealed a long-lost cousin of modern people, which evidently lived around the time our own species was spreading from Africa to occupy the rest of the world. It’s yet another reminder that, although Homo sapiens is now the only surviving member of our branch of the evolutionary tree, we’ve had company...

  • NBC News Feb 22, 2019

    Red Line Cut Assault

    The world’s largest bee, last seen by a scientist in 1981, is not extinct after all, NBC News reported. A single female was found and documented earlier this year on an Indonesian island, an Australian university and other groups said Thursday. The bee, Megachile pluto, also known as “Wallace’s giant bee” — named after British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace who...

  • China Oct 3, 2018

    Volcano Erupts on Same Indonesian Island as Earlier Quake That Killed at Least 1.4K

    A volcano erupted Wednesday on the same central Indonesian island struck last week by a powerful earthquake and tsunami, and authorities warned planes about volcanic ash in the air. Mount Soputan on Sulawesi island spewed a massive column of ash more than 6,000 meters (19,700 feet) into the sky. No evacuations were immediately ordered. A government volcanologist said it’s possible...

  • head Oct 2, 2018

    Burials Begin in Indonesia, Desperation Grows for Survivors

    As officials began burying hundreds of dead in a mass grave Monday, thousands of survivors of a devastating earthquake and tsunami converged on the airport of this heavily damaged Indonesian city and clamored to leave, saying there was little to eat and their homes were unsafe. The confirmed death toll of 844, mostly from the city of Palu, is expected...

  • San Bernardino Apr 18, 2016

    AP, Tampa Bay Times, LA Times Among Pultizer Winners for Journalism

    The Associated Press won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for documenting the use of slave labor in Southeast Asia to supply seafood to American tables — an investigation that spurred the release of more than 2,000 captive workers. The Tampa Bay Times and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune received the investigative reporting prize for a project on mental hospitals, and...

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