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Cuckoos 01:14:00

Cuckoos and their victims

by Nick Davies
Cuckoos and their victims
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 2 years ago | 467 views
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The sight of a little warbler feeding an enormous cuckoo chick has astonished observers since ancient times. It was once thought that cuckoos were unable to raise their own young because of defective anatomy and behaviour, and so other birds were onl....

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Rutherford 00:30:00

Evolution and Creationism

by Adam Rutherford
Evolution and Creationism
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 559 views
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Dr Adam Rutherford investigates the idea that the teaching of evolution is being threatened by a rise in creationism amongst religious students.nRutherford speaks to the former Director of Education at the Royal Society, Reverend Professor Michael Re....

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Purcell 01:17:00

Mammalian biodiversity: past, present, future?

by Andy Purvis
Mammalian biodiversity: past, present, future?
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 613 views
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Beautiful and charismatic, mammals are biodiversity icons. But a quarter of mammalian species are now threatened with extinction, as ecosystems reel under the impact of a growing and ever more demanding human population. This lecture explores the his....

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Altruism Marshall 00:15:00

Medicine and the evolution of altruism

by James Marshall
Medicine and the evolution of altruism
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 3123 views
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Why altruism is necessary for survival

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Blakemore 01:00:00

Plasticity of the brain: the key to human development.

by Colin Blakemore
Plasticity of the brain: the key to human development.
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 586 views
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How do our genes program the complexity of our brains? Why is human culture so much richer than that of the Great Apes? And how has human cognitive achievement continued to accelerate, when our genetic makeup has changed very little over the past 100....

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Noble 01:12:00

The Music of Life

by Denis Noble
The Music of Life
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 1035 views
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This event at Sheffield University formed part of a series on Arts-Science Encounters. Stories from The Music of Life related by Denis Noble are interwoven with performances of relevant pieces of classical guitar music by the world-class performer, C....

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