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David Attenborough on birds of paradise – Part 2

by David Attenborough
David Attenborough on birds of paradise – Part 2
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Interviews | All ages | 10 years ago | 7631 views
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British broadcaster Sir David Attenborough talks to Nature about his obsession with birds of paradise.

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David Attenborough: Scientist or Broadcaster? – Part 3

by David Attenborough
David Attenborough: Scientist or Broadcaster? – Part 3
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Interviews | All ages | 10 years ago | 1705 views
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Scientist or Broadcaster?

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James Lovelock – A Final Warning

by James Lovelock
James Lovelock – A Final Warning
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Interviews | All ages | 10 years ago | 1068 views
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James Lovelock is best known as the father of Gaia theory; the idea that all parts of our planet form a complex interacting system, like a single organism. His new book depicts Gaia in trouble. In this interview Lovelock sounds a final warning for pl....

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The Mother Fish

by John Long
The Mother Fish
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Lectures | All ages | 10 years ago | 1404 views
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Evidence of reproduction by internal fertilization has been discovered in a large group of ancient jawed fish. Embryos discovered within fossils of these animals confirm that live birth in prehistoric times was much more widespread than previously th....

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Sticky tape X-rays

by Carlos Camara
Sticky tape X-rays
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Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 813 views
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Peeling sticky tape emits energy that extends into the X-ray regime, reports a study in Nature. The research provides evidence for a phenomenon that was first observed more than 50 years ago.nnIt is well known that unwinding sticky tape produces spar....

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Antikythera Mechanism Part 1

by Alexander Jones
Antikythera Mechanism Part 1
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Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 1276 views
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New interpretations of the Antikythera Mechanism reveal that it could be used to predict eclipses, and that it had a dial recording the dates of the ancient Olympiads. The 2,000-year-old box of intricate gearwork provides a glimpse of the engineering....

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Antikythera Mechanism Part 2

by Alexander Jones
Antikythera Mechanism Part 2
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Lectures | All ages | 10 years ago | 1202 views
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New interpretations of the Antikythera Mechanism reveal that it could be used to predict eclipses, and that it had a dial recording the dates of the ancient Olympiads. The 2,000-year-old box of intricate gearwork provides a glimpse of the engineering....

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Platypus Genome

by Jenny Graves
Platypus Genome
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Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 1143 views
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The duck-billed platypus is a truly unique animal; a monotreme with almost no close relatives alive on earth. Scientists just had to take a look at that genome and here they discuss their findings.

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Smoking and lung cancer genes

by David Hunter
Smoking and lung cancer genes
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Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 874 views
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Some of the strongest evidence that lung cancer risk variants are common in the general population appears in Nature and Nature Genetics, although the three papers differ on whether the association is direct or mediated through nicotine dependence. W....

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Voyages through the heliosphere

by Alan Cummings
Voyages through the heliosphere
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Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 758 views
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A series of papers in Nature analyse recent observations from the outer limits of the Solar System, and help build up a picture of how the Sun interacts with the rest of the Galaxy.

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Ancient tsunamis

by Brian McAdoo
Ancient tsunamis
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Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 995 views
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The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was not the first of its kind, according to research in Nature. Two groups of scientists have found sedimentary evidence for possible predecessors to the 2004 event in...

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Mega-impact on Mars

by Maria Zuber
Mega-impact on Mars
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Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 965 views
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Scientists have identified what could be the largest impact structure in the Solar System, created on Mars at about the same time as the Moon-forming impact on Earth.

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