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BBC: Planet Earth | Amazing Kangaroo Technique To Stay Cool

Australia is the World’s most arid continent, and its blistering daytime heat can be a potential killer. Using thermal imaging, we are given a fascinating glimpse into how the Red Kangaroo cools their body temperatures and avoid the deadly effects of the midday Sun.  

BBC: Planet Earth II | Life as a City Fox 360°

Through the eyes of an urban fox, can you find food, spot the hazards, and track down a mate in a bustling city at night?  

BBC Stories: This invention helped me write again

When Emma Lawton was 29 she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. As a graphic designer, drawing is a huge part of her life but over the past three years the tremor in her hands has grown more pronounced stopping her from writing and drawing straight lines. Enter Haiyan Zhang and her invention that is changing …

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BBC: Planet Earth II: Widowbirds bounce for attention

Comical widowbirds are made for an entertaining spectacle with their mating dance; using trimmed grass stems to create a stage (or “bachelor pad”, as Attenborough calls it), the birds perform aerobatic leaps to impress the ladies.  

BBC: Planet Earth II | The Blind Assassin Of The Desert

The Golden Mole is completely blind, but that has not hindered this deadly predator. It’s found an ingenious way of pinpointing prey in the desert using it’s exceptional hearing, and for best effect, it must burrow under the sand. This clip was taken from the Deserts episode of Planet Earth II.  

BBC: Planet Earth II | Iguana vs Snakes

Building cities upward rather than outward can help solve a lot of problems that come with living in our terrible urban sprawls. People would spend less time stuck in traffic during their commutes. Water could be saved with smaller distribution and less pike leakage. We’d also reduce our carbon footprint. And also, taller buildings are …

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BBC: Planet Earth II | Swimming Sloth Searches For Mate

This male pygmy three-toed sloth swims between mangroves on the island of Escudo on the hunt for a mate and shows that a mating call of a female even makes a goofy, long-limbed furmonster – a good swimmer.  

BBC: Planet Earth II | Rare snow leopards caught on camera

BBC is now broadcasting the much anticipated sequel to its critically acclaimed nature documentary series Planet Earth. Every episode features a global overview of a different biome or habitat on Earth. The second episode is all about mountains and the team managed to film one of the most majestic of all mountain creatures – the …

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BBC: Planet Earth II: Official Extended Trailer

10 years ago Planet Earth changed our view of the world. Now we take you closer than ever before. This is life in all its wonder. This is Planet Earth II. A decade ago, the landmark television series Planet Earth redefined natural history filmmaking, giving us the ultimate portrait of life on Earth. Planet Earth …

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BBC: Wild Japan | Old Woman Is Master Sea Snake Catcher

Duncan Parker, camera assistant. After meeting 72-year old Setsuko and Yoko I looked forward to seeing how they would go about catching one of the world’s most venomous snakes. Sea snakes are supposedly very docile and have very small mouths so can only bite you between your hands and feet. However if you do get …

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BBC: Sirocco the flightless parrot and his human brother | New Zealand: Earth’s Mythical Islands

Kakapo Ranger Errol Nye gives a true insight into life with a fine feathered celebrity. A unique bond and special friendship has developed from an incredible conservation movement. The first factor in the decline of the kakapo was the arrival of humans on New Zealand. In the 1880s, large numbers of mustelids (stoats, ferrets and …

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BBC: Forces of Nature with Brian Cox | The incredible ibex climbs a dam

The spectacular sight of mountain goats defying gravity on a vertical dam wall in Italy, and all because they are have a craving for some of Earth’s elements essential to life.  

BBC: A glowing underground network of fungi – Attenborough’s Life That Glows

David Attenborough introduces the perplexing world of glowing fungi and asks, is fungal bioluminescence just a biochemical accident or is there a more important function at play?

BBC: Master of the Sky: Owl Vs Wolf – Super Powered Owls

Owls have an amazing aerial agility, a great defensive move especially when you have young to protect… Taken from Super Powered Owls.  

BBC: Africa | Shoebill Chick Reveals Darkside

The rivalry between two shoebill chicks becomes apparent when their mother leaves to fetch water.  

BBC Storyville – Decadence and Downfall: The Shah of Iran’s Ultimate Party

In 1971, the Shah of Iran, the self-proclaimed ‘king of kings’, celebrated 2,500 years of the Persian monarchy by throwing the greatest party in history. Money was no object – a lavish tent city, using 37km of silk, was erected in a specially created oasis. The world’s top restaurant at the time, Maxim’s, closed its …

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BBC: Neil Oliver | “Liquid Fire” to Metal Sword in minutes!

Neil Oliver experiments with traditional methods of making a Bronze Age sword just like in ancient times.  

BBC: Life Story | Spider Dances For His Life

What can a spider do to impress a female when faced with mating or being killed? Taken from Life Story.  

BBC: How To Play Like a Polar Bears!

Professor T.W. Rhys Davids (1843-1922) made himself into an expert on Pali Buddhism. He founded the Pali Text Society, the Buddhist Society, and initiated the campaign for a School of Oriental and African Studies. I concentrate on 1887 to 1906, the years in which he was employed as Secretary of the Royal Asiatic Society, and …

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BBC: Animal Super Senses | Wolverine’s Super Sense of Smell

The team tests the Wolverine’s super sense of smell, can he sniff out meat buried deep within the snow. Taken from Animal Super Senses.  

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