Biology

  1. Jane Hurst on the secret life of mice

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    Video caption: Jane Hurst reveals how mice are ruled by their noses.

    Jane Hurst talks to Jim Al-Khalili about the mouse sex pheromone that's so alluring to females that she named it after Mr Darcy in Pride and Prejudice.

  2. In Praise of Flies

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    Video caption: Brian Cox and Robin Ince discover why flies should be celebrated, not swatted.

    Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by David Baddiel, fly champion Erica McAlister and zoologist Matthew Cobb to sing the praises of those most maligned of all insects, the flies.

  3. What is Life?

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    Video caption: Brian Cox and Robin Ince ask what is life?

    Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by Jo Brand and Ross Noble, alongside Sir Paul Nurse and Prof Aoife McLysaght to ask what is life and how did it start?

  4. Neanderthals

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    Video caption: Brian Cox and Robin Ince explore the extraordinary lives of the Neanderthals.

    Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by comedian Alan Davies, Rebecca Wragg Sykes and Tori Herridge to learn about our much misunderstood, early human cousins, the Neanderthals

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    Video caption: 'Super bacteria' survive for three years outside space station

    Scientists who attached a strain of bacteria to the outside of the International Space Station have been stunned to find it survived for three years, in open space.

  6. Why do we have body odour?

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    Video caption: We’ve had smelly armpits since before we evolved into modern humans

    Scientists have discovered that the smell has been around since before we evolved into modern humans.

  7. Are 'malaria-resistant' mosquitoes now a real possibility?

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    Video caption: A microbe has been discovered which protects mosquitoes from malaria for life

    If mosquitoes become resistant to malaria, it could prevent the disease spreading to humans and save millions of lives.