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Gelada 'baboons' in Ethiopia
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Gelada 'baboons' in Ethiopia

Brian Cox travels to the Ethiopian Highlands to study geladas, which share a common ancestor with humans and exhibit one of the more complex social structures of the primates.

Brian Cox travels to the Ethiopian Highlands to study geladas, which share a common ancestor with humans and exhibit one of the more complex social structures of the primates.

Florida man swallowed by sinkhole
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Florida man swallowed by sinkhole

Clip from Horizon
Jeremy Bush, Janell Wicker Wheeler and Douglas Duvall recount the moment Jeff Bush fell through a sinkhole when the earth opened up under his bedroom in Florida.

Jeremy Bush, Janell Wicker Wheeler and Douglas Duvall recount the moment Jeff Bush fell through a sinkhole when the earth opened up under his bedroom in Florida.

Wedge Island seachangers
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Wedge Island seachangers

Clip from Coast Australia
Neil Oliver visits Wedge Island, a Western Australian settlement without mains electricity, running water or shops, where residents live in 350 shacks and rely on generators ...

Neil Oliver visits Wedge Island, a Western Australian settlement without mains electricity, running water or shops, where residents live in 350 shacks and rely on generators and recycled goods.

Caving in a sinkhole
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Caving in a sinkhole

Clip from Horizon
Geologist Iain Stewart goes underground with Jason Polk to examine the kind of sinkhole that swallowed Jeff Bush in his Florida bedroom in 2013.

Geologist Iain Stewart goes underground with Jason Polk to examine the kind of sinkhole that swallowed Jeff Bush in his Florida bedroom in 2013.

Peel Island's leper colony
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Peel Island's leper colony

Clip from Coast Australia
Neil Oliver visits Peel Island in Moreton Bay, where historian Thom Blake describes the colony where leprosy sufferers were quarantined from 1907 to 1959.

Neil Oliver visits Peel Island in Moreton Bay, where historian Thom Blake describes the colony where leprosy sufferers were quarantined from 1907 to 1959.

How Beardyman turned coding into a career
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How Beardyman turned coding into a career

Dance heavyweight Beardyman has created a machine that writes musing in real time - purely through the power of coding.

Dance heavyweight Beardyman has created a machine that writes musing in real time - purely through the power of coding.

Birth of viral - Charlie bit my finger!
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Birth of viral - Charlie bit my finger!

Clip from YouTube Revolution
A quick look at where it all started - the early videos that went viral, before there was even such a thing as viral.

A quick look at where it all started - the early videos that went viral, before there was even such a thing as viral.

Seven plots of storytelling
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Seven plots of storytelling

Clip from Fry's Planet Word
Stephen Fry introduces the very basic principles of story telling: the idea that there are only ever seven plots in story telling.

Stephen Fry introduces the very basic principles of story telling: the idea that there are only ever seven plots in story telling.

How Vietnamese migrants value education
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How Vietnamese migrants value education

Helen Hyunh explains how the children of Vietnamese children were raised to value education highly and had a role in translating English for their parents.

Helen Hyunh explains how the children of Vietnamese children were raised to value education highly and had a role in translating English for their parents.

The Roman diet and cooking
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The Roman diet and cooking

Clip from Lost Worlds
Neil Oliver meets food historian Sally Grainger who demonstrates how the wealthy cooked and what they ate in Roman Britain.

Neil Oliver meets food historian Sally Grainger who demonstrates how the wealthy cooked and what they ate in Roman Britain.

Six degrees of separation
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Six degrees of separation

Duncan Watts reveals how the game and urban myth of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon helped shape his Small World Project and network theory.

Duncan Watts reveals how the game and urban myth of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon helped shape his Small World Project and network theory.

The birth and death of stars illustrated
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The birth and death of stars illustrated

Computer graphics depict the Milky Way, Seven Sisters and Betelgeuse, illustrate the birth of stars in Orion Nebula, and explain how the death of white dwarf stars contributed ...

Computer graphics depict the Milky Way, Seven Sisters and Betelgeuse, illustrate the birth of stars in Orion Nebula, and explain how the death of white dwarf stars contributed to life on Earth.

Food cultures converge in Uzbekistan
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Food cultures converge in Uzbekistan

Clip from The Silk Road
Sam Willis dines in traditional Uzbek food and notes the similarities to Chinese, Italian and Indian cuisines.

Sam Willis dines in traditional Uzbek food and notes the similarities to Chinese, Italian and Indian cuisines.

Brains scanned while doing maths
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Brains scanned while doing maths

Alan Davies and Marcus du Sautoy both have their brains scanned to examine how their brains work when calculating mathematics problems.

Alan Davies and Marcus du Sautoy both have their brains scanned to examine how their brains work when calculating mathematics problems.

Spiritual intervention and John of God
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Spiritual intervention and John of God

Shaun Micallef receives psychic surgery from John of God in the form of a spiritual intervention.

Shaun Micallef receives psychic surgery from John of God in the form of a spiritual intervention.

The Myall Creek massacre
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The Myall Creek massacre

Tony Robinson tells the story of the 1838 Myall Creek massacre, where a dozen convicts slaughtered two dozen Aboriginal people in NSW.

Tony Robinson tells the story of the 1838 Myall Creek massacre, where a dozen convicts slaughtered two dozen Aboriginal people in NSW.

The Great Wall of China
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The Great Wall of China

Clip from China From Above
This clip describes the features of the Great Wall of China and details how and why it was built.

This clip describes the features of the Great Wall of China and details how and why it was built.

A career as a helicopter pilot
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A career as a helicopter pilot

Nautilus Aviation's Jenna Ryan discusses her career change from primary school teacher to helicopter pilot, and how she approached the challenge.

Nautilus Aviation's Jenna Ryan discusses her career change from primary school teacher to helicopter pilot, and how she approached the challenge.

Stalin's five-year modernisation plan
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Stalin's five-year modernisation plan

Clip from Stalin In Colour
After succeeding Lenin, Stalin initiates the first of his fiveyear plans to modernise the Soviet Union.

After succeeding Lenin, Stalin initiates the first of his fiveyear plans to modernise the Soviet Union.

Shark Bay's stromatolites
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Shark Bay's stromatolites

Clip from Coast Australia
Tim Flannery meets Shark Bay Marine Park's Dave Holley to learn how some of the earliest forms on life, stromatolites, have managed to survive in Shark Bay for billions of years.

Tim Flannery meets Shark Bay Marine Park's Dave Holley to learn how some of the earliest forms on life, stromatolites, have managed to survive in Shark Bay for billions of years.

IBM computer beats Jeopardy champ
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IBM computer beats Jeopardy champ

In a brief clip, the narrator describes what a computer is and then describes how IBM defeated a Jeopardy champion with the Watson computer.

In a brief clip, the narrator describes what a computer is and then describes how IBM defeated a Jeopardy champion with the Watson computer.

Classroom captioning reveals teacher's impact
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Classroom captioning reveals teacher's impact

Clip from Revolution School
The school trials captioning equipment to analyse a teacher's impact as part of Visible Classroom program.

The school trials captioning equipment to analyse a teacher's impact as part of Visible Classroom program.

Interview with a people smuggler
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Interview with a people smuggler

Ross Kemp meets a man who smuggles people into Britain in his truck. He says he's doing a good thing.

Ross Kemp meets a man who smuggles people into Britain in his truck. He says he's doing a good thing.

Why teens are biologically geared to sleep in
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Why teens are biologically geared to sleep in

Teenagers love to sleep in and it's nothing to do with being lazy. Biology dictates that their body clocks work differently than those of children and adults.

Teenagers love to sleep in and it's nothing to do with being lazy. Biology dictates that their body clocks work differently than those of children and adults.

Hindu aarti ceremony in the Ganges
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Hindu aarti ceremony in the Ganges

Shaun Micallef participates in a Hindu aarti ceremony in the Ganges at Haridwar and reflects on the pollution in the river.

Shaun Micallef participates in a Hindu aarti ceremony in the Ganges at Haridwar and reflects on the pollution in the river.

Advancing and retreating glaciers
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Advancing and retreating glaciers

Matthew Roberts demonstrates how he collects data to study changes to glaciers in Iceland on a visit to Solheimajokull Glacier, studying ablation rates to understand climate ...

Matthew Roberts demonstrates how he collects data to study changes to glaciers in Iceland on a visit to Solheimajokull Glacier, studying ablation rates to understand climate change.

Columbine victims return bullets to K-Mart
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Columbine victims return bullets to K-Mart

Michael Moore leads two injured victims of the Columbine shooting and a media pack to KMart's headquarters to deliver bags of 9mm bullets purchased at the store. A ...

Michael Moore leads two injured victims of the Columbine shooting and a media pack to KMart's headquarters to deliver bags of 9mm bullets purchased at the store. A spokesperson announces the withdrawal of such ammunition from sale.

Aboriginals relocated to Oyster Cove
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Aboriginals relocated to Oyster Cove

Clip from First Australians
In 1847 the colonial government moves surviving 47 Indigenous Tasmanians to a condemned convict settlement, Oyster Cove, in response to complaints of mistreatment at Flinders ...

In 1847 the colonial government moves surviving 47 Indigenous Tasmanians to a condemned convict settlement, Oyster Cove, in response to complaints of mistreatment at Flinders Island.

Royal rivalries embroiled in lead up to war
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Royal rivalries embroiled in lead up to war

The rivalries between cousins Wilhelm II, George V and Nicholas II come to a head upon the assassination of Franz Ferdinand.

The rivalries between cousins Wilhelm II, George V and Nicholas II come to a head upon the assassination of Franz Ferdinand.

Celtic symbols of power
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Celtic symbols of power

Clip from Lost Worlds
Neil Oliver examines torcs and coins and argues that they represent the growing power of kings and transferable symbols of the state.

Neil Oliver examines torcs and coins and argues that they represent the growing power of kings and transferable symbols of the state.

The use of coding in creating music
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The use of coding in creating music

A look at how one musician is built a music system that uses coding to manipulate his voice and create music.

A look at how one musician is built a music system that uses coding to manipulate his voice and create music.

Coding video games
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Coding video games

Chloe Watts meets games developer Mita Khandaker, who describes how she got into coding and made a career out of programming video games, including Redshirt.

Chloe Watts meets games developer Mita Khandaker, who describes how she got into coding and made a career out of programming video games, including Redshirt.

Oscar Wilde's The Ballad Of Reading Gaol
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Oscar Wilde's The Ballad Of Reading Gaol

Clip from Arrows Of Desire
A reader recites part of Wilde's The Ballad Of Reading Gaol and critics discuss the composition and significance of the poem.

A reader recites part of Wilde's The Ballad Of Reading Gaol and critics discuss the composition and significance of the poem.

Calculating inheritance with algebra
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Calculating inheritance with algebra

Jim AlKhalili demonstrates the use of algebra to calculate the division of an inheritance between family and friends.

Jim AlKhalili demonstrates the use of algebra to calculate the division of an inheritance between family and friends.

Pi, probability and the natural world
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Pi, probability and the natural world

Astrophysicist Mario Livio demonstrates how the probability of a needle falling on a line, or between two lines, has an uncanny relationship to pi.

Astrophysicist Mario Livio demonstrates how the probability of a needle falling on a line, or between two lines, has an uncanny relationship to pi.

Moons and gravitational pull
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Moons and gravitational pull

Clip from The Universe
Scientists explain the difference between regular and irregular moons, the effect of gravity on a moon's orbit, secular acceleration and Phobos' death spiral towards Mars.

Scientists explain the difference between regular and irregular moons, the effect of gravity on a moon's orbit, secular acceleration and Phobos' death spiral towards Mars.

Flying foxes rely on river
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Flying foxes rely on river

While they wait for the monsoon rains to arrive, little red flying foxes rely on the Roper River to keep them hydrated but risk being eaten by freshwater crocodiles.

While they wait for the monsoon rains to arrive, little red flying foxes rely on the Roper River to keep them hydrated but risk being eaten by freshwater crocodiles.

Are hypnosis videos just a fad?
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Are hypnosis videos just a fad?

Like 'mindfulness' videos, hypnosis videos are big business on YouTube. So can they really help with our mental health and stress?

Like 'mindfulness' videos, hypnosis videos are big business on YouTube. So can they really help with our mental health and stress?

Are personal hygiene products a rip off?
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Are personal hygiene products a rip off?

We are told to use shampoos and soaps every day - but is it what our skin and hair really need. Some doctors find out the truth.

We are told to use shampoos and soaps every day - but is it what our skin and hair really need. Some doctors find out the truth.

Is 'gluten free' really better for us?
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Is 'gluten free' really better for us?

This wide scale study uses the scientific method - and lots of volunteers - to find out whether going gluten free is really better for us.

This wide scale study uses the scientific method - and lots of volunteers - to find out whether going gluten free is really better for us.

Malnutrition: The tragic experiment of Dr William Stark
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Malnutrition: The tragic experiment of Dr William Stark

In the 18th century little was known about nutrition. Dr William Stark decided to try limiting the food he ate to bread water and honey. It didn't end well.

In the 18th century little was known about nutrition. Dr William Stark decided to try limiting the food he ate to bread water and honey. It didn't end well.

Exoplanets and the Kepler Space Telescope
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Exoplanets and the Kepler Space Telescope

The Kepler telescope could lead to perhaps the greatest scientific discovery in history - another hospitable planet within reach of humans.

The Kepler telescope could lead to perhaps the greatest scientific discovery in history - another hospitable planet within reach of humans.

Failed uprising against Mary Tudor
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Failed uprising against Mary Tudor

1553 was a turbulent year for Queen Mary. She successfully thwarted an uprising against her 'Spanish marriage' and in 1554, reluctantly approved the execution of her would-be ...

1553 was a turbulent year for Queen Mary. She successfully thwarted an uprising against her 'Spanish marriage' and in 1554, reluctantly approved the execution of her would-be replacement, Lady Jane Grey.

Inca farming and favourite foods
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Inca farming and favourite foods

Clip from The Time Compass
The Incas had sophisticated farming techniques and used them to grow over 200 varieties of potatoes and piles of corn.

The Incas had sophisticated farming techniques and used them to grow over 200 varieties of potatoes and piles of corn.

Polygamous Mormon family visit
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Polygamous Mormon family visit

Shaun Micallef meets a man with two wives and discusses how their polygamous marriage came about and how they make their relationship it work.

Shaun Micallef meets a man with two wives and discusses how their polygamous marriage came about and how they make their relationship it work.

What ice does to the brain and body
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What ice does to the brain and body

Clip from Ice Wars
Contains images of drugs. Shows how ice works in the brain and how it becomes addictive.

Contains images of drugs. Shows how ice works in the brain and how it becomes addictive.

Measuring racism in Australia
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Measuring racism in Australia

A comprehensive national survey reveals that one in five Australians have experienced racism in the past year.

A comprehensive national survey reveals that one in five Australians have experienced racism in the past year.

A brief history of Constantinople
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A brief history of Constantinople

Clip from The Time Compass
Constantinople was once called the 'new Rome'.

Constantinople was once called the 'new Rome'.

Coding a computer game
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Coding a computer game

Meet a young coder who has just made her first computer game. She argues that coding is as creative a process as it is practical.

Meet a young coder who has just made her first computer game. She argues that coding is as creative a process as it is practical.

Paris' four-dimensional cube, Grande Arche
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Paris' four-dimensional cube, Grande Arche

Marcus du Sautoy takes Alan Davies to Paris to see the Grand Arche, a representation of a fourdimensional cube, or tesseract.

Marcus du Sautoy takes Alan Davies to Paris to see the Grand Arche, a representation of a fourdimensional cube, or tesseract.

New Year festival of the Dai people
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New Year festival of the Dai people

Clip from China From Above
An description of the New Year festival celebrated by the Dai people who live in Sichuan Banang in southwest China.

An description of the New Year festival celebrated by the Dai people who live in Sichuan Banang in southwest China.

Gondwana and the break up of the southern continents
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Gondwana and the break up of the southern continents

All the great southern continents we know today were once joined as a super continent. Find out how we know - and what this epic continent must have looked like.

All the great southern continents we know today were once joined as a super continent. Find out how we know - and what this epic continent must have looked like.

Nicholas II abdicates after food shortage
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Nicholas II abdicates after food shortage

Nicholas II abdicates after food shortage protests and ahead of impending October Revolution.

Nicholas II abdicates after food shortage protests and ahead of impending October Revolution.

Vital Alsar crosses Pacific in a raft
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Vital Alsar crosses Pacific in a raft

Clip from Coast Australia
Tim Flannery meets Hugo Becerra, the navigator on Vital Alsar's crossing of the Pacific, from Ecuador to Australia, in rafts in 1973.

Tim Flannery meets Hugo Becerra, the navigator on Vital Alsar's crossing of the Pacific, from Ecuador to Australia, in rafts in 1973.

Spectacular plant variation
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Spectacular plant variation

Clip from Life
A quick exploration of the huge variety of plants in the world, from a pine tree that is thousands of years old, to a bamboo that grows 30 metres high in just 90 days.

A quick exploration of the huge variety of plants in the world, from a pine tree that is thousands of years old, to a bamboo that grows 30 metres high in just 90 days.

Dinosaur extinction, impact crater evidence
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Dinosaur extinction, impact crater evidence

Clip from Catastrophe
A 200km wide impact crater near the Yucatan Peninsula is believed to be the most visual evidence yet that the dinosaurs were wiped out by an asteroid.

A 200km wide impact crater near the Yucatan Peninsula is believed to be the most visual evidence yet that the dinosaurs were wiped out by an asteroid.

An introduction to plate tectonic theory
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An introduction to plate tectonic theory

Continental drift and sea floor spreading are introduced in this basic history of plate tectonic theory.

Continental drift and sea floor spreading are introduced in this basic history of plate tectonic theory.

Life in a Victorian slum - buying food
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Life in a Victorian slum - buying food

Often, families had so little money that they had to buy their food 'on tick' meaning buy now, pay later. And what they ate was hardly a luxury.

Often, families had so little money that they had to buy their food 'on tick' meaning buy now, pay later. And what they ate was hardly a luxury.

Can bad footwear affect our health?
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Can bad footwear affect our health?

Poor choices in shoes can lead to a raft of problems later in life. A team of doctors find out the truth.

Poor choices in shoes can lead to a raft of problems later in life. A team of doctors find out the truth.

Do we really need to stretch before exercise?
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Do we really need to stretch before exercise?

We all think we need a good stretch before using our muscles, to help stave off injury. But do we really?

We all think we need a good stretch before using our muscles, to help stave off injury. But do we really?

Irish dancing in Australia
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Irish dancing in Australia

Clip from Dancing Down Under
Meet some of Australia's top Irish dancers and hear them speak about the passion for the dance style.

Meet some of Australia's top Irish dancers and hear them speak about the passion for the dance style.

How volcanic islands age, erode and sink (part 2)
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How volcanic islands age, erode and sink (part 2)

Erosion over millions of years inevitably destroys all volcanic islands. Great pieces of the island will submerge, leaving only a ridge of cliff in the ocean. Despite this ...

Erosion over millions of years inevitably destroys all volcanic islands. Great pieces of the island will submerge, leaving only a ridge of cliff in the ocean. Despite this destruction, animals have evolved to live on these dying islands.

How volcanic islands age, erode and sink (part 1)
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How volcanic islands age, erode and sink (part 1)

Volcanic islands eventually erode and sink back into the sea. The island of Espanola in the Galapagos is 4 million years old and sinking fast. But as it dies, it offers new ...

Volcanic islands eventually erode and sink back into the sea. The island of Espanola in the Galapagos is 4 million years old and sinking fast. But as it dies, it offers new opportunities for all sorts of animals.

Why the Galapagos inspired the theory of natural selection
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Why the Galapagos inspired the theory of natural selection

There are many reasons why the Galapagos Islands were so influential to Charles Darwin. The sheer isolation of the islands, their unique geography, water currents and broad ...

There are many reasons why the Galapagos Islands were so influential to Charles Darwin. The sheer isolation of the islands, their unique geography, water currents and broad variety of environments all proved to be instrumental in supporting the theory of natural selection.

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