Archive for December 9th, 2017:

Pizza night aboard the International Space Station

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A closer look at ’3.67m-year-old’ skeleton

It took 20 years to excavate, clean and put together Little Foot, whose skeleton was found in caves north of Johannesburg. Its exact age is debated, but South African scientists say the remains are 3.67 million years old. This would mean Little Foot was alive about 500,000 years before Lucy, the famous skeleton of an

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The ‘Godfather of Coral’ who’s still diving at 72

Over the last 50 years, Charlie Veron has discovered more than 20% of the world’s coral species. He was also one of the early scientists to document coral bleaching. We follow him underwater on the Great Barrier Reef as he remembers the spectacular world he saw. Hear more Ocean Stories on BBC World Service. Video

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