Sir David Attenborough

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'Boaty McBoatface' Name Will Live On

But in a slightly different way

(Newser) - "Boaty McBoatface" was the public's clear winner in a naming poll for a UK research ship, but Jo Johnson, Britain's science minister, more or less said a couple of weeks ago that the quirky moniker wasn't going to happen . He was partly right, per the Guardian ... More »

Coroner Cracks 130-Year-Old Murder Mystery

London coroners solve a case so old, Sherlock Holmes could've worked it

(Newser) - A skull dug up in a back garden has solved a 130-year-old mystery surrounding the murder of a wealthy London widow. Julia Thomas was murdered by her housekeeper in 1879, but her head was never found, and the case was dubbed the "Barnes mystery" by the Victorians for the... More »

Rat-Eating Plant Named for Brit Naturalist Attenborough

(Newser) - A rare, giant Philippine pitcher plant that likely dines on rats and mice has been named after British naturalist Sir David Attenborough, the Times of London reports. The Nepenthes attenboroughii, which could number only a few hundred specimens, was discovered in 2007. Attenborough says he’s delighted to lend his... More »

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