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Kim Peek is arguably the world's most famous savant and the inspiration behind the Oscar-winning film, Rain Man. Described as 'a living Google', Kim is a confounding mix of disability and brilliance that has baffled neurosurgeons. Most savants have only one dominating interest, but Kim seems to soak up everything: from sport to politics and even the minutiae of the British monarchy.

People,Genetics,Interviews

The Real Rain Man

Kim Peek is arguably the world's most famous savant and the inspiration behind the Oscar-winning film, Rain Man. Described as 'a living Google', Kim is a confounding mix of disability and brilliance that has baffled neurosurgeons. Most savants have only one dominating interest, but Kim seems to soak up everything: from sport to politics and even the minutiae of the British monarchy.
August 29, 2014 - [ 1 part ]


Genetics,History,Life,Places,Language

Lives of Neanderthals

April 25, 2014 - [ 1 part ]


Civilization,History,People,Genetics

EVOLUTION: THE MIND'S BIG BANG

April 25, 2014 - [ 1 part ]
Whether dictated by the need for speed, population density or a host of other factors, the biological world resolves and evolves around size.

Life,Science,Zoology,Genetics

Evolution of Shape

Whether dictated by the need for speed, population density or a host of other factors, the biological world resolves and evolves around size.
January 28, 2014 - [ 1 part ]
Skin is absolutely amazing, far more complex and versatile than we ever give it credit for. It makes up 16% of your body weight is the largest organ in the human body, allows birds to fly and mammals to nurse their young and provides a lifelong defense against predators and parasites alike.

Life,Zoology,Science,Genetics

Evolution of Skin

Skin is absolutely amazing, far more complex and versatile than we ever give it credit for. It makes up 16% of your body weight is the largest organ in the human body, allows birds to fly and mammals to nurse their young and provides a lifelong defense against predators and parasites alike.
January 28, 2014 - [ 1 part ]
It doesn't just take willpower to survive, it takes guts. Life needs energy to exist and almost all animals get their energy in the same way, with a built in power plant, a digestive system that turns food into fuel.

Life,Zoology,Science,Genetics

Evolution of Guts

It doesn't just take willpower to survive, it takes guts. Life needs energy to exist and almost all animals get their energy in the same way, with a built in power plant, a digestive system that turns food into fuel.
January 28, 2014 - [ 1 part ]
Seeing is believing, not to mention evading, and surviving. Learn how the eyeball evolved from ancestors of jellyfish who developed light sensitive cells to the unique adaptations that allowed primates to better exploit their new habitat, while the ability to see colors helped them find food.

Zoology,Science,Genetics,History,Life

Evolution of Eyes

Seeing is believing, not to mention evading, and surviving. Learn how the eyeball evolved from ancestors of jellyfish who developed light sensitive cells to the unique adaptations that allowed primates to better exploit their new habitat, while the ability to see colors helped them find food.
January 28, 2014 - [ 1 part ]
Speed can often mean the difference between life and death in the animal kingdom. Some animals have evolved into championship flyers, swimmers and runners. What are the forces that create this need for speed and how do animal bodies adapt.

Zoology,Science,Genetics,History,Life

Evolution of Speed

Speed can often mean the difference between life and death in the animal kingdom. Some animals have evolved into championship flyers, swimmers and runners. What are the forces that create this need for speed and how do animal bodies adapt.
January 28, 2014 - [ 1 part ]
The deadliest natural weapon employed in the animal kingdom, venom has independently evolved in creatures as diverse as jellyfish, insects, snakes and even mammals. Scientists from around the globe show how evolution adapted venom to fit the needs of the animals who wield it.

Zoology,Genetics,Science

The evolution of venom

The deadliest natural weapon employed in the animal kingdom, venom has independently evolved in creatures as diverse as jellyfish, insects, snakes and even mammals. Scientists from around the globe show how evolution adapted venom to fit the needs of the animals who wield it.
December 22, 2013 - [ 1 part ]
Periodically an ocean current brings death to the Galapagos Islands. Climatic phenomena such as 'El Niño' warm waters of the Pacific coast and causes a dreadful mortality among animal species.  But Galapagos does not die. The arrival of 'El Niño' is only part of its ancient cycle of death and resurrection. A reminder of its origins and a repeat infinitely smaller scale of how life colonized these islands to turn them into a paradise on earth.

Genetics,Zoology,History,Places,Geology

Genesis - Final Point

Periodically an ocean current brings death to the Galapagos Islands. Climatic phenomena such as 'El Niño' warm waters of the Pacific coast and causes a dreadful mortality among animal species. But Galapagos does not die. The arrival of 'El Niño' is only part of its ancient cycle of death and resurrection. A reminder of its origins and a repeat infinitely smaller scale of how life colonized these islands to turn them into a paradise on earth.
November 30, 2013 - [ 1 part ]