Marine sanctuaries, shark hoaxes & an epic elephant lost
This week in our roundup of nature news: Kenya’s biggest tusker killed by poachers, an update on the battle to save Africa’s oldest national park, a great white hoax and plans for the world’s largest marine sanctuary. All those stories and more wrapped up in just two minutes.
In this week’s episode we discover secrets in buried soils. We learn how elephant seals protect their organs when diving. We learn about Amulet—the future in wearable technology and finally we explore the fast-moving Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica. Check it out!
The stars and constellations of SUMMER! Learn how to find and identify the brightest stars of summer like Antares, Vega, Altair and Deneb, and how to find most of the constellations of the season. See what’s up in the night sky every week with “Eyes on the Sky” videos, astronomy made easy.
Technology keeps getting smaller, but is there a limit? Tania Meyer takes a look at the limits of Moore’s Law, which predicts that computers will continue to shrink and transistors become smaller. Plus, what does quantum computing mean for technology in the future?
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It’s a dose of conservation news both good and bad in this week’s two-minute roundup. From a massive seizure of ivory in Hong Kong and Japan’s controversial whaling plans, to some great news for endangered turtles in Australia and the gift of freedom for circus animals in Mexico.
Baby wombats, mountaineering bears & a big win for wildlife
From an upsetting rhino poaching update from Nepal to some more cheerful nature news, including a new (and massive!) marine sanctuary, a manta rescue and an important (and extremely adorable) wombat arrival at an Australian zoo.