Secrets of Bones

2017
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6. Sex

Expired 3.0 7 x
Ben Garrod seeks out the big part that bones can play in reproduction. Through sexual selection, the skeleton has adapted to aid courtship, competition and even copulation. On his travels, Ben meets baseball players, drops a 10kg weight on a sheep's skull and finds out that by not having a penis bone humans are very much i...
Episodes 2015
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4. Sensing the World

Expired 3.0 15 x
Ben delves into the ways in which bone has evolved to help vertebrates sense the world.
30:00

3. Into the Air

Expired 3.0 14 x
Ben Garrod finds out how the skeleton has allowed vertebrates to take to the air.
30:00

2. Down to Earth

Expired 3.0 13 x
Ben Garrod discovers how the skeleton has adapted for vertebrates to move on land.
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1. Size Matters

Expired 3.0 24 x
Ben Garrod shows how bone can support animals that are both minuscule and massive.
Episodes 2014

5. Food for Thought

3.0 10 x
Ben uncovers the secrets of how vertebrates capture and devour their food.
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