In the late 1950s, an entomologist named Milton Sanderson collected some 160 pounds of 20 million year old amber in the Dominican Republic. Now, 50 years later, that amber is finally giving up its secrets, including a fascinating insect named for David Attenborough.
Sir David Attenborough is the grand master behind epic nature documentaries like Planet Earth and Blue Planet. His productions take us deep into entirely new worlds that few humans have ever visited. His next project will do that even more convincingly, powered by the amazing virtual reality powers of Oculus Rift.
Spanning the 50 year transition from tremulous black and white to razor sharp hi-def, "Attenborough's Life Stories" essentially serves as a David Attenborough retrospective dished out in three installments, all hosted by the legend himself.
David Attenborough or Sigourney Weaver narrating Planet Earth? Snooze. Okay, not really but they're definitely not as adorable as these kids narrating Planet Earth. You'll hear about cheeseburgers, watch a headphone struggle and see creative ways to pronounce 'David Attenborough'.
If you liked Carl Sagan's autotuned music videos celebrating the wonders of the cosmos, you will like this one celebrating the wonders of evolution too, featuring David Attenborough, Richard Dawkins and Bill Nye.