Tag Archive: BBC

Jul 21 2015

BBC News: Rhino-cam: An insight from a rhino’s point of view

Rhino-cam to stop poachers. Cameras are embedded inside the horn of the rhino, in what researchers say is a painless procedure. A British team has developed a system to help protect wild rhinos, which could be extinct within the next ten years, because they are hunted by poachers for their lucrative horns. By using a …

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Jul 20 2015

BBC: Nara Deer visit the temple – Japan: Earth’s Enchanted Islands

Now we know how the tiny crustaceans that shimmer with many vibrant colours pull off their vanishing trick.  

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Jun 10 2015

BBC: A Soldier’s Food – WW1 Uncut with Dan Snow

Without good food, no battles could be won. Did British or German soldiers eat better in the First World War? Historian Dan Snow puts it to the test.  

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Feb 12 2015

BBC: Super Cute Animals | Angry Squeaking Frog

An angry frog makes an unusual sound.  

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Nov 25 2014

BBC: Life Story | Pufferfish ‘crop circles’

A Japanese pufferfish makes an extraordinary sand sculpture to attract and win a mate.  

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Nov 09 2014

BBC: Human Universe | Brian Cox visits the world’s biggest vacuum chamber

Brian Cox visits NASA’s Space Power Facility in Ohio to see what happens when a bowling ball and a feather are dropped together under the conditions of outer space.  

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Oct 23 2014

BBC: The Wonder of Animals | A bird of prey’s deadly grip

The key to the success in hunting lies in a birds tendons and talons.  

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Sep 01 2014

BBC: Inside the Animal Mind | How powerful is a dog’s nose?

Just how powerful is a dog’s sense of smell.? Today, search dog Fern is going to test out her senses to see if she can find a canister filled with pork meat – in the middle of a lake, under 7 meters of water and mud.  

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Aug 17 2014

BBC: The Wonder of Animals | How does a penguin launch itself from the sea?

How does a bird, the same weight as a baby hippo, get itself out of the water? BBC got the answer.  

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May 26 2014

BBC: A History of the World in 5 Minutes

2 million years, 100 objects. We travel from the Mummy of Hornedjitef to the solar powered lamp and charger in 5 minutes.

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May 22 2014

BBC: Secret Life of Dogs – Dogs Can Smell Cancer

Dogs watch us all the time and read our body language like a sixth sense. They also smell our bodies for changes.

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Apr 22 2014

BBC: Monkey Planet | Bonobo builds a fire and toasts marshmallows

Kanzi the bonobo lives in America and has learnt how to build a fire, light it using matches and toast marshmallows on it. It shows just how like us some primates really are.  

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Jan 16 2014

BBC: Nature’s Great Events | David Attenborough | Underwater Armageddon

A mighty army of dolphins, sharks, whales, seals and gannets hunt down the billions of sardines along South Africa’s east coast each winter. This is the sardine run: an underwater Armageddon, the greatest gathering of predators anywhere on the planet, and the most spectacular event in the world’s oceans.  

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Dec 23 2013

BBC: Rise of the Animals Triumph of the Vertebrates | David Attenborough | Evolution in Reverse

David meets a macaque monkey to explore the amazing origins of our colour vision; a surprising re-evolved trait allowing primates to seek out the ripest fruit.  

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Dec 11 2013

BBC: Life | David Attenborough | Timelapse of swarming monster worms and sea stars

Three-foot nemertean worms and carnivorous sea stars prowl the Antarctic in search of flesh. Finding a dead seal, the sea stars inject it with digestive juices … then suck it up like soup.  

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Dec 01 2013

BBC: Polar Bear: Spy On The Ice

Gripping footage showing an intelligent polar bear carefully stalking a seal in the hope of making it his next meal. Narrated by David Tennant.  

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Nov 19 2013

BBC: Yellowstone – Fox Snow Dive

A red fox listens out for mice scurrying six feet beneath the snow before diving head first into the drift to snap up its prey.

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Nov 07 2013

BBC: Nature’s Great Events: David Attenborough – The Great Salmon Run

Every year grizzly bear families in North America depend for their survival on a spectacular natural event: the return of hundreds of millions of salmon from the Pacific Ocean to the mountain streams where they were born. In this clip, dozens of hungry bears eagerly await the salmon that make it up river.

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Nov 02 2013

BBC: Human Planet Oceans – John Hurt – On One Breath

Two and a half minutes on one breath. Filmed underwater in real-time for Human Planet, Bajau fisherman, Sulbin, freedives to 20 metres to catch a fish.

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Oct 22 2013

BBC: Human Mammal, Human Hunter – David Attenborough – Life of Mammals

Human beings are a particular type of mammal. In this compelling clip, we see a tribesman runner pursue his prey through the most harsh conditions in a gruelling eight hour chase. Thought provoking content from the BBC’s Life of Mammals documentary series. Narrated by the exceptional David Attenborough, British zoologist, author and host of several …

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