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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Sharks 101 | National Geographic
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Sharks 101 | National Geographic

(ominous music) – [Narrator] They glide through the water with unmistakable grace, remnants of an ancient past, they dive and they rise from the ocean’s murky depths to it’s sun-kissed shallows, rousing fear and awe like no other creature in the sea. The world’s biggest living fish is a shark. Of the estimated 34,000 species […]

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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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Paws on Patrol: Andy, Beau and Max
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Paws on Patrol: Andy, Beau and Max

[MUSIC PLAYING] One-year-old Max lives, works, and plays with his uncle Beau and great-granddad Neo and their handlers Andy and Mithuna. Hey, Max. Come on. There you go. They have a big day of work ahead of them. But first, it’s time for a run around and a play on the beach. This is Max. […]

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Paws on Patrol: Sandy and Gadget
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Paws on Patrol: Sandy and Gadget

For pest-detection dogs and their handlers to do their work, they need to travel to some remote places by a variety of different methods. Predator-free islands like Whenua Hou, off the Northwestern coast of Stewart Island, require a trip in a helicopter. And that’s how Gadget and her handler Sandy got to work today. [MUSIC […]

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Rambunctious Garden trailer
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Rambunctious Garden trailer

My name is Emma Marris and I’m an environmental journalist. I’ve been covering ecology and conservation biology for the scientific journal Nature for about six years. I’ve written a book called Rambunctious Garden, which is about the future of conservation. This little piece of land is sandwiched in between a horse paddock and a hospital […]

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