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How Human Are You? The Dating Game

When it comes to mating rituals, the animal kingdom has it all. Chimps pound their chests, alligators emit guttural groans, and elk pee on themselves. Humans, it turns out, are not all that different in displaying sex-related behaviours. And we conduct experiments to prove it. In examining courtship rituals, we find that playing footsie is as common among people as ...
  • 2013
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/03/2016

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Ape Man Hooking Up

The desire to find a mate drives a lot of ape behaviour, and despite millions of years of evolution, we're no exception. We'll explore the different mating strategies of our primate cousins and look at how we retain some of the same preferences. To demonstrate this, we carry out a series of social experiments designed to bring out the inner ...
  • 2013
  • 00:45:00
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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The Nature of Things Decoding Desire

From preening peacocks to promiscuous primates, what do animals reveal about our own sexual behaviour? Explore how sexual diversity and the experience of pleasure itself may be the key to species survival. Decoding Desire features leading scientists who examine mating behaviours and reveal research that shatters old assumptions about human sexuality.
  • 2014
  • 00:44:27
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/01/2014

Quirks & Quarks Bats Hunt Frogs by their Ripples

Frog-eating bats are using every possible cue to track frogs, right down to the ripples in the water made by the frog's movement when it calls.  Dr. Mike Ryan, a professor of zoology at the University of Texas, Austin and Research Associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, and his team — led by post-doctoral researcher Wouter Halfwerk ...
  • 2014
  • 00:11:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2014