Animals

They All Saw a Cat

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The cat walked through the world, with its wiskers, ears, and paws...In this glorious celebration of observation, curiosity, and imagination, we see the many lives of one cat, and how perspective s

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Dissection 101 | Detailed Cow Eye Dissection Video (Part 2 of 2)

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This video details the internal anatomy of a cow eye.

Survival of the Moose: Nutrition in the first year

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Watch as a Moose Cow teaches her calf the skills needed to survive her first year of life in the Canadian Rockies. Examine lessons in nutrition, bonding and eventually leaving the nest in these videos from NATURE. For more information see the Moose: Life of a Twig Eater site on NATURE.

Walking with Lucy

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This computer animation compares the distinctive gaits of a chimpanzee, A. afarensis, and modern human, highlighting the trait of upright walking that the latter two share.

Whisker Wonders | Science Bytes

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When we touch something, how do sensations from our hands get translated into perceptions by our brains? Meet two scientists who are trying to answer that question with a curious tool: rat whiskers. Just like hands are to humans, whiskers are rats’ primary sensors of touch. Analyzing how whisker sensations get processed by rats’ brains is providing a powerful model that’s helping reveal the mysteries of human beings' own sense of touch.

The Human Spark | Cooperation Over Competition

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On his journey to identify the human spark, host Alan Alda learns about one significant difference between humans and chimps: humans are motivated to interact with one another. This video from The Human Spark shows that while chimps can do many things that have been thought to be exclusively human, humans split with chimps in their capacity to get along with others in a social group setting including people who they don’t know.

How Do Bees Make Honey? | It's Okay to Be Smart

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One of nature's most amazing recipes.

What are Corals?

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Corals are animals. An individual coral's body, called a polyp, is mostly stomach, with a mouth on top. Its mouth is ringed with tentacles - but these just aren't any tentacles, they're lined with stinging cells, some filled with venom (neurotoxins) that paralyze their prey.

 

To learn more, check out our online coral reef ecology curriculum:

Comparative Anatomy: What Makes Us Animals | Crash Course Biology

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Hank introduces us to comparative anatomy, which studies the similarities and differences in animal anatomy to support the theory of evolution and the shared ancestry of living things.

The Impact of THC on the Brain

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Learn about scientific research to identify the psychoactive molecule found in marijuana and understand how it affects the human brain.  Discover how THC triggers receptors in neurons.

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