Wildlife television as we know it was constructed around Attenborough. Take him away and the whole thing needs to be reinvented.
Jan. 5, 2021 • ~7 min
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Museum specimens could help fight the next pandemic – why preserving collections is crucial to future scientific discoveries
Specimen preservation means researchers don't need to reinvent the wheel each time they ask a new question, making it critical for the advancement of science. But many specimens are discarded or lost.
Dec. 16, 2020 • ~11 min
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Paleontologists have discovered fossil remains belonging to an enormous 'toothed' bird that lived for a period of about 60 million years after dinosaurs.
Oct. 27, 2020 • ~7 min
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