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Chicken Timelapse

Duration: 00:13

An organic, corn-fed chicken, decomposing. Here we see shrinkage due to waterloss, followed by expansion due to the production of gases between the flesh and the skin. The gases are being produced by bacteria.

A unique project revealing a hidden world that every living thing on Earth owes its existence to - the world of decay.

Available since: Wed 10 Aug 2011

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After Life: The Strange Science of Decay

A journey into the science of decay, using a typical kitchen and a garden left to rot.

First broadcast: 06 Dec 2011

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