Ancient cricket found in neglected primeval amber

Ancient cricket found in neglected primeval amber

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., July 30 (UPI) --An ancient cricket has been discovered in a piece of hardened amber -- an artifact that spent some 50 years in a storage closet, mostly ignored.
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Naturalist David Attenborough undergoing heart surgery

LONDON, June 4 (UPI) -- British naturalist David Attenborough has canceled his planned speaking tour through Australia so he can undergo heart surgery in London, the BBC said.

Report highlights species decline in Britain

LONDON, May 22 (UPI) -- Conservationists say 60 percent of animal and plant species studied in Britain have declined in the past 50 years with bees and wildflowers the most vulnerable.

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Academic says gay animals overlooked

LONDON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- A British academic says documentaries by David Attenborough are not a true reflection of nature because they do not show animals' "homosexual" behavior.
Spider named for Sir David Attenborough

Spider named for Sir David Attenborough

PERTH, Australia, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- British naturalist and TV presenter Sir David Attenborough says it's "the biggest of compliments" to have a species of Australian spider named after him.

British butterflies rained out?

LONDON, July 12 (UPI) -- A British conservation group appealed for public help Wednesday in determining whether recent record-setting wet weather has been a disaster for butterflies.

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Skull of giant pliosaur meets its public

DORCHESTER, England, July 9 (UPI) -- The skull of one of the largest marine reptiles ever found, freed from rocks that held it for millions of years, went on display Saturday in a British museum.

Skull found in London solves 1879 mystery

LONDON, July 6 (UPI) -- A skull found in the back garden of naturalist David Attenborough's London home has proved to be that of a widow killed in 1879, experts said Tuesday.

Attenborough, at 83, reaches North Pole

LONGYEARBYEN, Norway, April 17 (UPI) -- Sir David Attenborough, longtime host of British nature shows, has achieved a childhood dream at 83, traveling to the North Pole.

Rat-eating plant discovered in Philippines

POOLE, England, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- British scientists said they have discovered a plant in the Philippines that feeds by luring and consuming rats.

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British butterflies need summer boost

British butterflies need summer boost

LONDON, April 24 (UPI) -- British conservationists said 2007 was the worst summer for butterflies in more than 25 years.

Britain builds biggest butterfly sanctuary

ST. ALBANS, England, March 13 (UPI) -- Two prominent British naturalists collaborated this week to plan the construction of the largest butterfly safe-house in the world, a report said.
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Sir David Frederick Attenborough ( /ˈætənbərə/) OM, CH, CVO, CBE, FRS, FZS, FSA (born 8 May 1926 in London, England) is a broadcaster and naturalist. His career as the respected face and voice of natural history programmes has endured for more than 50 years. He is best known for writing and presenting the nine Life series, in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit, which collectively form a comprehensive survey of all life on the planet. He is also a former senior manager at the BBC, having served as controller of BBC Two and director of programming for BBC Television in the 1960s and 1970s.

He is a younger brother of director, producer and actor Richard Attenborough.

Attenborough grew up in College House on the campus of University of Leicester, where his father, Frederick, was principal. He is the middle of three sons (his elder brother, Richard, became an actor/film director and his younger brother, John Michael Attenborough, an executive at Alfa Romeo). During World War II his parents also adopted two Jewish refugee girls from Europe.

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