Animal Cell | #aumsum

Animal Cell. Watch out. Risky road ahead. The Animal cell is surrounded by a semi-permeable cell membrane. The cell membrane allows only specific materials to move in and out of the cell. Let me get inside. Sorry buddy, Humans are not allowed – Animal cell Team. Please let me get inside. The police is chasing Read more…

The incredible ibex defies gravity and climbs a dam | Forces of Nature with Brian Cox – BBC

The rock that was used to build this dam contains essential minerals that have been dissolved in water Mineral rich and the calcium that these animals need to stay strong And there’s scalar dam to get them Without these salts and minerals their bones won’t grow their nervous systems and muscles can’t function Movement and Read more…

Animals That Do Drugs

If you got a headache you got a stash of ibuprofen or whatever to help put you to rights, right? But if you’re an animal, they can’t just pop down to the nearest Walgreens when they got a tummy ache. So how do they cure what ails them? Well it turns out, some animals have Read more…

Giant Australian Cuttlefish breeding migration threatened – Whyalla, South Australia

The industrial seaside town of Whyalla in the upper Spencer Gulf in South Australia is home to a unique wildlife phenomenon. Beneath these waters, the Giant Cuttlefish, a relative of the squid and octopus can be seen displaying its remarkable colour and shape-changing abilities. Chromatophores in the animals’ skin allow them to reproduce the colours Read more…

How Mosquitoes Use Six Needles to Suck Your Blood | Deep Look

This is the deadliest animal in the world. Mosquitoes kill hundreds of thousands of people each year… the most vulnerable people: children, pregnant women… No other bite kills more humans… or makes more of us sick. So what makes a mosquito’s bite so effective? For starters, they’re motivated. Only females bite us. They need blood Read more…

How Nature Has Already Beat Cancer | Carlo Maley | TEDxASU

Translator: Tanya Cushman Reviewer: Peter van de Ven Thank you. It’s a real pleasure to be here. I’m here to tell you today that nature has beat cancer 12 times. Now, I’m at the Biodesign Institute. I know, gob-stopping, right? (Laughter) I’m at the Biodesign Institute, and the whole idea behind the Biodesign Institute is Read more…

The world is poorly designed. But copying nature helps.

In 1989, Japan’s Shinkansen Bullet Train had a problem. It was fast — really fast — like, pushing 170 miles per hour fast. But every time it exited a tunnel — it was loud. The noise was coming from a variety of sources, but whenever a train sped into a tunnel, it pushed waves of Read more…

Resurrection Biology: How to Bring Animals Back From Extinction

In May 2013, Russian researchers found a perfectly preserved Woolly Mammoth carcass frozen in the ice on an island off Siberia. As if it were pulled straight out of a meat locker, the animal’s body still had fresh red muscle tissue, and the real prize, liquid blood. The female mammoth had been laying there like Read more…

How to Cut a Trail in Amazonia

– This is the trail into camp. This is el comedor, the dining area. This is Nigel’s tent. This is the biologist work station. This is the helipad. This is where we wash our clothes. This is our bathing area. There’s an electric eel in there. – Iquitos, Iquitos, campamento Iquitos. ?? – The camp Read more…

Chicago Adventure, Part Seven: Octopus Sex

The Chicago Field Museum is one of the largest and most respected natural history museums in the world. Join me as we go behind the scenes! Dun dun dun! Would you like a chair? Sure. Is there one? – Grab that red one. I’ll grab the… Hoo. We know more about Mars anymore than we Read more…