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Orangutans being studied from a distance by B.C. researchers [Video]

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VANCOUVER –The COVID-19 pandemic has forced so many people to change how they live and work.

For one University of British Columbia researcher, it's meant trading time in a remote jungle for working from home in Canada.

She's been working to save an endangered species, and while she's had to come back to B.C. for now, her research will keep going thanks to some high-tech tools.

Jacqui Sunderland-Groves, with UBC's faculty of forestry, has been studying orangutans in a forest in Borneo.

It was there that she learned the pandemic had been declared, about six months ago.

"We were just starting our first collaborative study to investigate reintroduced orangutans; how are they faring," she told CTV News over the weekend.

But it turns out one of the ways they chose to observe the apes is allowing that research to continue, though they've since left the area.

"These cameras have …

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Some scientists taking 'DIY inoculations' instead of waiting for COVID-19 vaccine [Video]

Some independent scientists, technologists and science enthusiasts are designing 'do-it-yourself inoculations' against COVID-19 instead of waiting a year or more for a vaccine to be formally approved.