Secrets of Bones

April 2019

5. Food for Thought

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Ben Garrod uncovers the secrets of how vertebrates capture and devour their food using extreme jaws, bizarre teeth and specialised bony tools.
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4. Sensing the World

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Ben Garrod delves into the surprising ways in which bone has evolved to help vertebrates sense the world around them, from wolves and sheep to the great grey owl.
February 2017
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6. Sex

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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...
May 2015
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3. Into the Air

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Ben Garrod finds out how the skeleton has allowed vertebrates to take to the air.
April 2015
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2. Down to Earth

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Ben Garrod discovers how the skeleton has adapted for vertebrates to move on land.
30:00

1. Size Matters

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Ben Garrod shows how bone can support animals that are both minuscule and massive.
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