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Terrifying Rock-Eating Bees Found In New Mexico

A team of zoologists has made a hair-raising discovery while conducting research in Utah’s San Rafael desert: a new species of bee, Anthophora pueblo. While the discovery of new insect species is a fairly commonplace occurrence, it’s the bee’s’ unique method of creating a habitat that is...
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