Astronomers spot the birth of a planet for first time

Have we seen the birth of a planet for the first time Astronomers spot protoplanet still embedded in a disc of gas and dust If confirmed, will be the first time the birth of a planet has been capturedCould greatly improve our understanding of the way planets form By Mark Prigg PUBLISHED: 13:07 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 13:49 GMT, 1 March 2013 Astronomers believe they have captured the birth of a giant planet for the first time. The forming planet is so young it is still embedded in a thick disc of gas and dust. If confirmed, astronomers say the discovery will greatly improve our understanding of how planets form

Sir David Attenborough forced to explain when animals are not filmed in the wild for new BBC documentary after fakery row

'Er, this bit isn't real': New David Attenborough series will tell viewers which shots are fakedBBC2 series Africa will see viewers told when scenes not filmed in the wild The BBC was accused of 'fakery' following last year's Frozen Planet seriesOne episode featuring a polar bear birth was filmed in a Dutch zoo Producers say they will make it clear when 'controlled filming' is involvedThe move will 'maintain trust and credibility' with viewers It was one of the most memorable moments of legendary wildlife presenter Sir David Attenborough's Frozen Planet series.

Peaceful and idyllic images of the frozen north reveal the beauty of nature"s glaciers and ice deserts

Peaceful and idyllic images of the frozen north reveal the beauty of nature's glaciers and ice deserts | UPDATED: 23:59 GMT, 23 December 2012 Surreal and transfixing pictures of icebergs, glaciers and cliffs reveal the different colors and hues of beautiful frozen wastelands of Greenland, Iceland, Scotland and the Faroe Islands.

Sir David has a manner as wet as a half-sucked fruit pastille

Sir David has a manner as wet as a half-sucked fruit pastille | UPDATED: 00:12 GMT, 7 December 2012 The business select committee, chaired by Adrian Bailey, is holding an inquiry into 'women in the workplace' Biggest obsession for our Westminster rulers is not the economy, which they try to ignore. It is not the decline of the West or foreign aid (suddenly out of fashion) or gay equality (battle all but won)