Science and Nature

Eons

Join hosts Michelle Barboza-Ramirez, Kallie Moore, and Blake de Pastino as they take you on a journey through the history of life on Earth. From the dawn of life in the Archaean Eon through the Mesozoic Era — the so-called “Age of Dinosaurs” -- right up to the end of the most recent Ice Age.

What If Neandertals Buried Their Dead?

8m 9s

If we can see ourselves in the way our ancient cousins dealt with death…what else could we have in common?

Episodes

  • When Our Culture Changed Our DNA: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    When Our Culture Changed Our DNA

    S5 E10 - 9m 19s

    Thanks to our ability to develop and share complex learned behaviors across generations - a thing we sometimes call culture - we have become the ultimate niche builders.

  • These Creatures Were Darwin's Greatest Enemy: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    These Creatures Were Darwin's Greatest Enemy

    S5 E9 - 9m 58s

    They may not look like much, but beneath that shell lies an evolutionary mystery - one that stumped the biggest names in natural history for over a hundred years.

  • How Did Lucy Live and Die?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How Did Lucy Live and Die?

    S5 E8 - 7m 20s

    Did our most famous fossil ancestor, Lucy, die by falling out of a tall tree? The answer is part of a decades-long debate over how, exactly, our ancestors transitioned from life in the trees to life on the ground.

  • We Met Neandertals Way Earlier Than We Thought: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    We Met Neandertals Way Earlier Than We Thought

    S5 E6 - 7m 28s

    Maybe it’s a little self-centered that we can be pretty focused on the DNA that we got from Neanderthals – but we shouldn’t forget that gene flow goes both ways.

  • How Plate Tectonics Gave Us Seahorses: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How Plate Tectonics Gave Us Seahorses

    S5 E5 - 7m 20s

    How did seahorses — one of the ocean’s worst swimmers — spread around the globe? And where did they come from in the first place?

  • Are We All Actually Archaea?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Are We All Actually Archaea?

    S5 E4 - 8m 21s

    The unexpected discovery of an entirely new domain of life was pretty huge and surprising - even if archaea do just look like bacteria. But, in recent years, it’s been their connection to us that's turned out to be particularly full of surprises - ones that may mean we have a connection to a group known as Asgard.

  • Where Did Water Come From?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Where Did Water Come From?

    S5 E1 - 10m 17s

    Mercury, Venus, and Mars are all super low on water – so where did ours come from and why do we have so much of it? We think our water came from a few unlikely sources: meteorites, space dust, and even the sun.

Extras + Features

  • A Quick Introduction to Eons: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A Quick Introduction to Eons

    S1 - 1m 28s

    Join hosts Hank Green, Kallie Moore, and Blake de Pastino as they take you on a journey through the history of life on Earth. From the dawn of life in the Archaean Eon through the Mesozoic Era — the so-called “Age of Dinosaurs” -- right up to the end of the most recent Ice Age. The evolutionary history of mammals including humans and other modern species is explored with these amazing paleontology

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