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What puts the ‘bomb’ in bombardier beetle? | Natural History Museum

From spikes to camoflage to detachable tails animals protect themselves in a wide range of ways One type of beetle takes it to the next level: it packs a boiling explosive punch There are around 400,000 species of beetle, and one group, the bombardier beetles, have devised one of the most interesting defence strategies in …


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Why Are There Still Monkeys? – 12 Days of Evolution #10

Why Are There Still Monkeys? – 12 Days of Evolution #10

[MUSIC] [BIRD CHIRP] If humans evolved from monkeys, then why are there still monkeys? There’s many things wrong with this question, like the fact we’re more closely related to apes than monkeys. Okay, so why are there still apes? Asking why there are still apes is like saying, if some Americans and Australians came from …


Antibiotic Resistance – What it is, how it comes about, and what we can do about it

Antibiotic Resistance – What it is, how it comes about, and what we can do about it

We tend to think about ourselves as humans, but this is only partly true. We are composed of trillions of human cells, but we are also made up of trillions of bacteria. These bacteria are part of us. They cover our entire skin and guts. Bacteria help us digest the food that we eat and …


Can Evolution Make an Eye? – 12 Days of Evolution #4

Can Evolution Make an Eye? – 12 Days of Evolution #4

[MUSIC] [BIRD CHIRP] Your eyes are beautiful. They’re amazing bits of biological engineering. Just like a camera, remove one of their intricate parts, and the eye can’t do its job. For this reason, many people think eyes couldn’t possibly arise from a blind process like natural selection. But that idea doesn’t hold vitreous fluid. Light-sensitive …


Have We Ever Seen Evolution Happen? – 12 Days of Evolution #3

Have We Ever Seen Evolution Happen? – 12 Days of Evolution #3

[MUSIC] [BIRD CHIRP] Male crickets love to sing. But on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, that singing comes with a price. Several years ago, a parasitic fly arrived on the island. Those flies listen for crickets’ chirping wings, lay eggs inside them, and the crickets are devoured from within. Thanks to these flies, Kauai’s crickets …



Evolution Today – 3. Natural Selection in the field

Evolution Today – 3. Natural Selection in the field

In the previous video lecture, we have seen that evolution by natural selection is very simple. As soon as three ingredients come together, it automatically occurs. As soon as you have variation and selection, and heritability, evolution by natural selection automatically takes place, but it’s still a bit abstract. It would be nice to see …

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