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History of Life

History of Life
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History Of Life: Extinction – An End and a New Beginning
Mass extinctions have shaped and reshaped the landscape of life on earth throughout its history. In this program we chronicle the history of mass extinctions and their effect on evolution.…
History Of Life: Mating – The Search for the Other Half
One of the most profound mysteries in the world, love between males and females, is explored. What was the evolutionary impetus which gave rise to love? Through an experiment involving…
History Of Life: Plants, Earth’s Quiet Rulers
Plants, the oldest form of life on earth hold many mysteries. While plants are often thought of as passive, we will see how many species have adopted aggressive strategies that…
History Of Life: The Landing
Life, which first inhabited the seas and then land, is an amazing story. Through investigation of ancient trailblazers such as Tiktaalik, we learn the gradual process by which lungs and…
History Of Life: The Story of the Feather
Feathers play an important role in evolution. Originally providing insulation they eventually led to flight. In The Story of the Feather we chronicle how the fossil discovery of the Chinese…

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