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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,Genetics,Zoology

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.

Zoology,Science,Genetics,Life

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 ]
How humans shaped dogs from 45,000 years ago

History,Genetics,Culture,People

And Man Created Dog

How humans shaped dogs from 45,000 years ago
January 7, 2014 - [ 1 part ]


Life,Science,Zoology,Genetics,History

David Attenborough First Life

December 28, 2013 - [ 2 parts ]
Complex and deeply mysterious, the human brain is an odyssey unto itself. Take this journey into the inner workings of the mind.

Genetics,Science,Medicine

The Human Brain

Complex and deeply mysterious, the human brain is an odyssey unto itself. Take this journey into the inner workings of the mind.
December 28, 2013 - [ 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,Science,Genetics

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 ]
Dr. Tyson takes us on a journey back in time to the birth of our solar system to examine whether the key to our planet's existence might have been the explosive shockwave of an ancient supernova. Meet a chemist who has yielded a new kind of Thanks for watching

Life,Physics,Science,Chemistry,People,Zoology,Civilization,Genetics,History,The Universe

Where Did We Come From

Dr. Tyson takes us on a journey back in time to the birth of our solar system to examine whether the key to our planet's existence might have been the explosive shockwave of an ancient supernova. Meet a chemist who has yielded a new kind of Thanks for watching
December 6, 2013 - [ 1 part ]