A species of bee from Florida that scientists thought might no longer exist was rediscovered earlier this spring, according to the Florida Museum of Natural History.Before then, the blue calamintha bee had not been observed since 2016.“I was open to the possibility that we may not find the bee at all so that first moment when we spotted it in the field was really exciting,” researcher Chase Kimmel said in a release published by the museum.The “metallic navy” insects are known as solitary bees, according to the museum. They fashion their own nests rather than congregating in hives.Before this y...
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Rocker and COVID-19 denier Ted Nugent has tested positive for the coronavirus.
"Everybody told me that I should not announce this," Nugent says in the video. "I have had flu symptoms for the last 10 days. I thought I was dying -- just a clusterf*ck."
"I was tested positive today, I got the Chinese shit," Nugent added. "I've got a stuffed-up head, body aches. My God, what a pain in the ass. I literally could hardly crawl out of bed the last few days… So I was officially tested positive for COVID-19 today."
Nugent downplayed the pandemic and various mitigation efforts as recently as last week, and even after his infection questions the safety and necessity of the COVID-19 vaccines.
Yet, even after his own infection, Nugent isn't about to change his stance on COVID-19, especially when it comes to vaccines," Nugent says. "Nobody knows what's in it. If you can't even honestly answer our questions of exactly what's in it and why are you testing it on human beings and forcing it on people in such a short period of time."
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President Joe Biden has been in office for three months now, but Trump-loving attorney Lin Wood says that he's not giving up trying to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Newsweek reports that Wood on Monday told the Anderson County Republican Party Convention in South Carolina that his quest to return former President Donald Trump to the White House is still ongoing and he predicted that he would succeed at some undetermined point in the future.
"Since November the 3rd, 2020, I've spent sometimes 20 hours a day fighting to reverse the election that was stolen from Donald Trump," Wood said. "And I'm not going to quit until the truth comes out and Donald Trump is recognized as president of the United States."
Wood, who became infamous in the aftermath of the 2020 election for supporting wild conspiracy theories about the election being "stolen" from Trump, has in the last week explicitly endorsed the thoroughly discredited QAnon conspiracy theory and claimed Democrats were murdering children.
"Every lie will be revealed," Lin said during a speech in Oklahoma over the weekend. "They are killing our children, send them to jail. Put them in front of the firing squad. They are committing acts against humanity. The penalty for an act against humanity is death. Take them out!"
Morrissey has accused The Simpsons of "hatred" and "ignorance" after the show's latest episode featured an unflattering parody of a moody British singer in part inspired by the former Smiths frontman.
In the episode, first aired Sunday in the United States, the precociously intelligent Lisa Simpson makes a new imaginary friend: a depressed but charismatic indie rocker from 1980s Britain with an uncanny resemblance to Morrissey.
The character, named Quilloughby and voiced by Hollywood star Benedict Cumberbatch, is a devoted vegan -- like Morrissey and Lisa -- who inspires her with his music and acidic social commentary.
But when Lisa attends a concert by Quilloughby's band The Snuffs in the present day, she is shocked and disappointed to see that instead of the imaginary dashing singer, he is an overweight, grumpy and anti-immigrant meat-eater.
Morrissey was less than impressed with the portrayal.
"The hatred shown towards me from the creators of The Simpsons is obviously a taunting lawsuit, but one that requires more funding than I could possibly muster in order to make a challenge," the rocker wrote Tuesday in a lengthy post on the Morrissey Central website.
"Writing for The Simpsons... evidently requires only complete ignorance."
Morrissey, 61, found fame as the quiffed frontman of The Smiths, one of the most acclaimed and influential bands of the 1980s. He has had a solo career since the band split in 1987, but has been plagued by controversy.
Morrissey became an alienating figure as he faced accusations of racism over his rhetoric on immigration and support for Britain's far right. He has forcefully denied that he is racist.
The title of the Simpsons episode, "Panic on the Streets of Springfield", is a play on lyrics from the Smiths song "Panic" using the name of the fictional city in the show.
It also included parody songs with spoof Smiths titles such as "Hamburger is Homicide".
The episode's writer Tim Long insisted in an interview with Variety that Quilloughby was a mix of various British artists that he grew up with.
"And I'm sticking by that!" Long said.
"Having said that, the character is definitely Morrissey-esque, with maybe a small dash of Robert Smith from the Cure, Ian Curtis from Joy Division, and a bunch of other people."
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