Hummingbirds Must Eat or Die
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Hummingbirds Must Eat or Die

Hummingbirds are truly high-performance birds. They are adapted to get the fuel they need to run, which is flower nectar. And all their systems are tuned on a razor edge to support that function. Let’s learn about the racecars of the bird world – hummingbirds. Food The most important thing to understand about hummingbirds is […]

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Native Garden – Buying Native Plants
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Native Garden – Buying Native Plants

I’m turning a small space into an insect and bird-friendly native plant garden. Native plants have so many benefits over imported ones, which you can learn about in part 1 of this series. But today, we have a design, we know which plants we want, and all we need to do is go get them! […]

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Unique Bird Species – Monotypic Birds
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Unique Bird Species – Monotypic Birds

In a previous video we talked about taxonomy, or how to arrange animals into groups. This time, we’re talking about one of the interesting effects of taxonomy. What do you do if an animal is SO different from other animals that it doesn’t fit into ANY group? We’re talking about “orphan species”. Quick recap: modern […]

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Bird Calls of Amazonia
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Bird Calls of Amazonia

Hey! So, we’re here with Ernesto Ruelas, who is an ornithologist with the Action Center. What are we going to be doing today? – What we’re going to do is follow Trail #4. We’re going to be looking for birds. So the way we do this work is that we follow the pre-opened trail that […]

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Why did King Tut have a flat head?
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Why did King Tut have a flat head?

We’re here back in the Human Evolution Lab with Dr. Robert Martin, who is curator emeritus of human evolution here at the Field Museum, and today we’re going to be talking about artificial head binding in ancient Egypt! So uh, Bob can you start by telling us a little bit about what artificial head binding […]

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Spotlight: Kibbe Life Sciences Station
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Spotlight: Kibbe Life Sciences Station

Text slide: WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY & UNIVERSITY TELEVISION PRESENT SPOTLIGHT Beth Seaton: Welcome to Spotlight! Today were at the Kibbe Field Station here close to the Mississippi River where were going to be talking to the manager of the Kibbe Field Station Dr. Sean Jenkins from Western Illinois University’s Biological Sciences department and the manager […]

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Prepare yourself for a data-driven world
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Prepare yourself for a data-driven world

The Master of Quantitative Biology here at UQ is a pretty special program. It’s really designed to help upskill students who have a wide variety of interests in biology very generally, so that could be genetics, could be cellular biology, it could be ecology, conservation biology, zoology, any of those sorts of things but to […]

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How we think complex cells evolved – Adam Jacobson
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How we think complex cells evolved – Adam Jacobson

What if you could absorb another organism and take on its abilities? Imagine you swallowed a small bird and suddenly gained the ability to fly. Or if you engulfed a cobra and were then able to spit poisonous venom from your teeth. Throughout the history of life, specifically during the evolution of complex eukaryotic cells, […]

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