Animal Behavior – CrashCourse Biology #25

Behavior is action in response to a stimulus. My cat Cameo is now responding to both an external stimulus the sound of a bag of treats, and an internal stimulus her hunger, or at least her insatiable desire for treats. Sometimes animal behavior can seem really far out, but if you look closely enough, you Read more…

Dog Breeding Genetics : Expression of Genetic Traits

What will those puppies look like ? Tell me what I need to know ! Ok… Sure… You see we might indeed use the term “genetic lottery”, however, you don’t want to rely on a crystal ball here ! You can be very accurate, especially if you have a good understanding of the following concept Read more…

ART Lab Solutions: Solutions for Cattle Breeding Using IVF

Ahhh. . . just another morning on the dairy farm for Bob, Pip, and baby Zack. But little do they know, their lives are soon to be forever changed. You see. . . business isn’t so bad, but it could be much better —if only their cows would produce the more sought after milk that Read more…

YOU CAN’T TRAIN LIKE A BEAST AND EAT LIKE A BIRD

I don’t eat for taste you know. I just eat for fuel, that’s it. I eat to get big, I don’t care what it tastes like Anything for calories, That’s why I think I’ve been so succesful. I’ve been very open-minded with my training and most importantly my diet. Like I said before I think Read more…

Feed-a-Gene: Use of traits in animal selection

My name is Hélène Gilbert, I work at INRA in France and I’m here to present the results of the Feed-a-Gene project at the EAAP in Tallinn. The aim of the Work Package 5 in Feed-a-Gene is to put together new traits and new statistical models for selecting feed efficiency, and bring them to the Read more…

The WWII Nazi Breeding Plan

World War II is known for some of the worst atrocities committed against humanity. Many can agree that this was a dark time in our history, fueled by a ruthless ideology and a desire to promote the wellbeing of what was considered the “superior” or “master” Aryan race. The Aryan race included those with pure Read more…

Sea sponge could be the first animal on Earth

There is a specific moment in Earth’s history in which most animals took over the planet, known as the Cambrian Explosion, which took place approximately 540 million years ago. While sea sponges have been widely thought to be the first animal on Earth, recent genetic evidence suggests that the more complex comb jelly might claim Read more…

How Your DNA Proves Evolution Is Real

Hey smart people. Joe here. Charles Darwin spent 5 years circling the world, to discover what became The Origin Of Species. Alfred Russel Wallace spent /8/ years traveling through South Asia to witness the story of evolution. But you can discover the same thing today, without going anywhere. Because the story of evolution is right Read more…

The Future of Farming

Over the next two decades, a technological wave will revolutionize the efficiency of farms all over the world. It can’t come soon enough. By the year 2050 the human population will be nearly 10 billion—which means we’ll need to have doubled the amount of food we now produce. This is an examination of the agricultural Read more…

The Science of Marathon Running

[MUSIC] In 490 BC a Greek messenger named Pheidippides ran from the Greek town of Marathon to the capital Athens to deliver a message that the Greek army had just beaten back the Persians, and the distance between those two towns is 26.2 miles, and that’s the origin of the modern sporting event that we Read more…