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Animals That Amaze

What do animals have to do with technology, entertainment, design and the world of ideas? More than you might think.

Oceanographer David Gallo presents a stunning video menagerie of sea creatures that glow, spew ink, shape-shift -- and exhibit romantic duplicity. Scientist Robert Full's rousing talk explores what we might learn about locomotion -- speed, versatility, flexibility -- through the study of animal movement. Susan Savage-Rumbaugh introduces astonishing bonobo apes that start fires, write and play Pac Man. Science author Janine Benyus, meanwhile, sees "solutions in seashells": ingenious adaptations in nature that solve intractable human problems.

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Play_iconDavid Gallo: Life in the deep oceans

David Gallo: Life in the deep oceans

13:20 Posted: Sep 2008

Views: 860,162 | Comments: 61

Play_iconJane Goodall: How humans and animals can live together

Jane Goodall: How humans and animals can live together

23:46 Posted: Sep 2008

Views: 365,168 | Comments: 53

Play_iconEinstein the Parrot: A talking, squawking parrot

Einstein the Parrot: A talking, squawking parrot

05:48 Posted: Aug 2008

Views: 1,599,577 | Comments: 91

Play_iconNellie McKay: "The Dog Song"

Nellie McKay: "The Dog Song"

03:33 Posted: Aug 2008

Views: 482,861 | Comments: 35

Play_iconIan Dunbar: Dog-friendly dog training

Ian Dunbar: Dog-friendly dog training

14:46 Posted: Aug 2008

Views: 618,705 | Comments: 102

Play_iconRobert Full: Robots inspired by cockroach ingenuity

Robert Full: Robots inspired by cockroach ingenuity

20:22 Posted: Jun 2008

Views: 680,004 | Comments: 78

Play_iconNathan Myhrvold: Archeology, animal photography, BBQ ...

Nathan Myhrvold: Archeology, animal photography, BBQ ...

17:14 Posted: Jun 2008

Views: 351,098 | Comments: 55

Play_iconJoshua Klein: A thought experiment on the intelligence of crows

Joshua Klein: A thought experiment on the intelligence of crows

10:06 Posted: May 2008

Views: 1,981,350 | Comments: 290

Play_iconDavid Gallo: Underwater astonishments

David Gallo: Underwater astonishments

05:27 Posted: Jan 2008

Views: 11,153,338 | Comments: 491

Play_iconDeborah Gordon: The emergent genius of ant colonies

Deborah Gordon: The emergent genius of ant colonies

20:31 Posted: Jan 2008

Views: 699,981 | Comments: 88

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