Anubis – God of the Dead visits London
An 8 metre (25 foot) high statue of Anubis, the Egyptian God of the Dead…
Scientist have identified what is thought to be the oldest known specimen of bee.
The 100 million year-old bee has been found preserved in amber and is from a mine in the Hukawng Valley in northern Burma.
The bee, named Melittosphex burmensis appears to share features from both bees and wasps, supporting theories of bee evolution.
The pollen-dependant bees of today are thought to have evolved away from their carnivorous wasp ancestors with the arrival of flowering plants.
The preserved bee is in a remarkable condition, the 3mm specimen has hairs preserved on undamaged portions of body, legs and head. Its legs and wings are also visible.
Source: BBC Science/Nature [link].