Latest David Attenborough Stories

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2014-07-31 07:08:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While searching through a massive collection of 20 million-year-old amber originally discovered in the Dominican Republic some five decades ago, researchers from the Illinois Natural History Survey made a surprising discovery: a new species of miniature grasshopper that is no larger than a rose thorn. According to Rachel Feltman of The Washington Post, the creature was named Electrotettix attenboroughi in honor of famed naturalist...

2014-06-23 12:24:58

Unique Glasses-Free 3D experience in association with Atlantic Productions, Go Entertain and Stream TV Networks to take place in the Greenpeace Field LONDON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The world premiere of David Attenborough's 3D Journey will be shown daily at the CLiMAX Dome on state-of-the-art Ultra-D(TM) glasses-free 3D screens from Stream TV Networks in the Greenpeace field at this year's Glastonbury Festival (25th - 29th June). This exclusive event includes previously...

2011-08-19 12:30:00

LONDON, Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The winner of the IBC2011 International Honour for Excellence is Sir David Attenborough, in recognition of his remarkable career in television and, in particular, natural history. His career spans almost 60 years, with his Atlantic Productions documentary Flying Monsters 3D with Sir David Attenborough one of the most acclaimed programmes commissioned by Sky 3D. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110421/NY87427LOGO) The International Honour...

2010-11-18 11:15:00

LONDON, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- 2entertain has announced the release of The Michael Parkinson Collection. The DVD will feature Parkinson's personal choice of the best moments from over 2000 interviews from the entire back catalogue of Parkinson. With a career spanning over 40 years, Michael Parkinson is the most successful and recognised interviewer in the country and one of the nation's favourite television personalities. For the first time ever BBC DVD offers The Michael Parkinson...

2009-08-17 15:23:47

British scientists said they have discovered a plant in the Philippines that feeds by luring and consuming rats. Botanists Stewart McPherson and Alastair Robinson said the plant, dubbed Nepenthes attenboroughii after legendary wildlife broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, consumes whole rats by luring them into its mouth and dissolving them with acid-like enzymes. The plant produces spectacular traps which catch not only insects, but also rodents, McPherson told The Sun in an exclusive...

2009-04-13 10:20:00

A group seeking to cut the growth in human population has received an official endorsement from legendary broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, BBC News reported. Attenborough said he joined the group, called the Optimum Population Trust, because growth in human numbers was "frightening". The broadcaster, who has been the host of numerous British natural history programs, has long been vocal about the need to reduce the number of people on Earth to protect wildlife. The Trust said it was...

2009-02-12 13:05:00

Fans everywhere are celebrating the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin, the man whose controversial book "On The Origin of Species" captured the mind of some of the world's most important thinkers. David Attenborough, whose television programs on the natural world have been watched by millions, said Darwin turned natural history into a science. According to Reuters, Darwin's naturalist influence is being celebrated at his old university in Cambridge, at his home in Kent -- now preserved for the...

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