There might be six giraffe species, rather than just one

A recent BBC News item referred to a report in BMC Biology featuring genetic evidence indicating that there may be at least six species of giraffe in Africa, rather than a single species classified into multiple subspecies.


Ancient Merchant Ship raised from South China Sea

BBC News recently reported that Chinese archaeologists have raised a merchant ship, the Nanhai 1, which sank in the South China Sea 800 years ago, transporting a cargo of precious porcelain.

The ship will be stored underwater in a massive tank, in which the water temperature, pressure and other conditions will be identical to where it lay on the seabed, allowing visitors to watch as archaeologists uncover its secrets.