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How do ruminants digest? article icon

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How do ruminants digest?

A quick introduction to how ruminants break down the plant matter they eat - equally useful as a quick revision aid on ruminants.

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Do animals really raise human babies as their own? video icon

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Do animals really raise human babies as their own?

Myth, history and popular culture tells of children raised by wolves and more. Do these stories have any basis in truth?

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5 mins
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Hallowain't III: Kilifish - the zombie fish video icon

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Hallowain't III: Kilifish - the zombie fish

Swimming around without any self-control, the better to spread infection. Are killifish zombies, raised from the dead? No.

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5 mins
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Blue Planet II - One Ocean: The videos video icon

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Blue Planet II - One Ocean: The videos

Get a taste of episode one, and go behind the scenes, of our lush love letter to the deep blue.

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10 mins
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What effect does increasing noise pollution have on mammals? article icon

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What effect does increasing noise pollution have on mammals?

A researcher explains how prairie dogs appear to have developed strategies to keep alert in noisier environments - but there might be a downside.

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Do whales use their heads to attack boats? article icon

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Do whales use their heads to attack boats?

New research suggests the formidable forehead of the sperm whale might be perfect for ramming potential threats.

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Ratting out disease: How animals are detecting disease - and other threats to life article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Ratting out disease: How animals are detecting disease - and other threats to life

Rats can smell tuberculosis. Dogs can smell cancer. Now they’re being trained to save your life. Emma Young reports.

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OpenLearn Live: 25th January 2016 video icon

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OpenLearn Live: 25th January 2016

How extreme winters following extreme summers bring misery to Mongolia, and a first attempt to understand how common fat shaming is. Then more free learning through the day.

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5 mins
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Do sperm whales speak with local accents? article icon

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Do sperm whales speak with local accents?

A survey suggests that sperm whale culture might be surprisingly elaborate - and that whales have regional dialects.

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