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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Pop-up Toy – Dynamics Level 3
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Pop-up Toy – Dynamics Level 3

We have to compare the total energy of three different situations. In the first one there’s a mass m on top of a spring of length l_0. In the second situation, we have the same mass, still stationary, but the spring has been compressed so that it only has a length l_1. In the third […]

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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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