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The biology of survival free course icon Level

Science, Maths & Technology 

The biology of survival

is an innovative module covering the biology and diversity of whole organisms from an evolutionary perspective. Interactions between diverse examples of cooperating and/or competing organisms, including predators and prey, are explored along with their changing environments. Various plants, animals and fungi are used to illustrate how adaptation in the physiology and behaviour of organisms contributes to survival. An important component is an investigative strand, in which you will undertake real and virtual experiments. Through this study and investigative combination, you will develop practical and analytical skills using at-home and on-screen interactive experiments to generate and analyse your own unique data sets.

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Nature & Environment 

Studying mammals: The insect hunters

From pygmy shrews to armadillos, a wide range of mammals survive on a diet made up largely of insects. Many of these have fascinating adaptations suited to catching or rooting out their prey. In this free course, Studying mammals: The insect hunters, you will learn about these adaptations, along with survival strategies for when food is scarce. This is the second course in the Studying mammals series.

Free course
10 hrs
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What are your chances during a zombie apocalypse? article icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

What are your chances during a zombie apocalypse?

According to mathematics we'd all die in a zombie apocalypse but nature and computer science offer us more optimistic outcomes. 

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Nature & Environment 

Studying mammals: Life in the trees

David Attenborough looks at life in the trees: examining how species have evolved to cope with arboreal living. In this free course, Studying mammals: Life in the trees, you will learn how lemurs, anteaters, bears and many others have developed different methods to help movement and survival.

Free course
10 hrs
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Health, Sports & Psychology 

How long will you live if you stop eating and drinking?

If you're stranded in the desert without food or water, how long can you survive for? As so often, the answer is "well, it depends..."

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5 mins
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TV, Radio & Events 

Life Story: Growing Up

On reaching adulthood animals strike out on their own to find their place in the world.

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Nature & Environment 

Meerkats as desert specialists

Meerkats are often associated with the Kalahari sands and, over time, have become highly adapted to the desert conditions.

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Nature & Environment 

Endangered green turtles

Many green turtles come to nest on Raine Island but, for some, says Dr Andrew Dunstan, it is literally an uphill struggle.

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Nature & Environment 

Mating choices of Japanese macaques

How female macaques choose their mating partners is the focus of Dr Michael Huffman's research.

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Nature & Environment 

Kangaroo friendships

Just as humans benefit from friendships, kangaroos also enjoy being part of a social network, PhD student Emily Best explains.

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Nature & Environment 

Raising humpback whale calves

Among the Hawaiian islands, researcher Dr Rachel Cartwright observes humpback whales and their calves in their breeding area.

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Nature & Environment 

Weaver bird nests

Dr Dieter Oschadleus explains how and why weaver birds build their nests the way they do.

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