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Antibiotics and bacterial evolution
Antibiotics and bacterial evolution

Duration: 04:56

Liz Bonnin from 'Bang Goes The Theory' gives a detailed description of two ways in which scientists are attempting to stop antibiotic-resistant bacteria multiplying.

 
Bioluminescent fish
Bioluminescent fish

Duration: 02:09

David Attenborough describes the way deep sea anglerfish use bioluminescent light lures to attract their prey.

 
Darwin's finches
Darwin's finches

Duration: 03:01

Steve Backshall describes how Darwin's finches have evolved to fill various niches on the Galapagos Islands.

 
Darwin's pigeons
Darwin's pigeons

Duration: 2:18

Charles Darwin observed the effect of selective breeding in pigeons to develop his hypothesis on natural selection.

 
Evolution and the fossil record - Archaeopteryx, the missing link
Evolution and the fossil record - Archaeopteryx, the missing link

Duration: 1:42

How did Darwin explain the gaps in the fossil record? After the publication of 'On the Origin of Species', the fossilised Archaeopteryx was discovered, providing a missing link between reptiles and birds.

 
Evolution of complex life
Evolution of complex life

Duration: 03;37

Brian Cox explains the theory that the development of the eye by a predator in the Cambrian era may have started an evolutionary explosion and the development of complex life forms.

 
Evolution of the eye
Evolution of the eye

Duration: 07:36

An extremely detailed explanation of how the eye evolved simultaneously in different species by Liz Bonnin and Professor Richard Dawkins on the BBC One series 'Bang Goes the Theory'

 
Selective breeding - hypoallergenic cats
Selective breeding - hypoallergenic cats

Duration: 1:23

An example of selective breeding in the world today. Hypoallergenic cats have been bred selectively to eradicate a protein which causes allergic reactions in humans.

 
The evolution of the eye
The evolution of the eye

Duration: 05:00

Explains how the diversity of eyes seen in nature evolved, using practical models to demonstrate the differences.

 
The evolution of the eye
The evolution of the eye

Duration: 02:56

David Attenborough examines the arguments against the theory of evolution with respect to the development of the eye.

 
The future of antibiotics
The future of antibiotics

Duration: 03:01

Two key scientists discuss the past and future of antibiotics. The discovery of the first synthetic antibiotic is described. The scientists then discuss the reasons why we are running out of new antibiotics and what a future without them might be like.

 
The Tree of Life
The Tree of Life

Duration: 05:28

David Attenborough describes the 'Tree of Life'.

 
What can an archaeologist learn from animal teeth?
What can an archaeologist learn from animal teeth?

Duration: 01:20

The importance of animal teeth to an archaeologist

 

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