Happy 87th Birthday to Sir David Attenborough - the face (and voice) of natural history television for over 60 years. He is the only person to have won a BAFTA for black and white, colour, HD and 3D tv.
Wood’s New Illustrated Natural History, c. 1880’s (couldn’t find a copyright date, but there’s a beautifully penned inscription marked 1883). An end of the work week present for myself for sorting through ten times my weight in books in six hours every day this week.
A kidney “grown” in the laboratory has been transplanted into animals where it started to produce urine, US scientists say. Similar techniques to make simple body parts have already been used in patients, but the kidney is one of the most complicated organs made so far. A study, in the journal Nature Medicine, showed the engineered kidneys were less effective than natural ones. […]