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  1. Arthropod Locomotion: Engineering

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    Robert Full studies arthropod locomotion to unlock the secrets of their success.

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    • Molluscs: The Survival Game

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      Molluscs have been masters in the survival game in life, evolving with new opportunities and new challenges.

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      • Terrestrial Arthropods: The Conquerors

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        Arthropods are all around us. They came onto land from the ocean and conquered the earth and the air.

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        • Echinoderms: The Ultimate Animal

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          Echinoderms show us that animals radically different from us, even ones without a brain, can be ultimately successful.

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          • Marine Arthropods: A Successful Design

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            The incredible diversity and dominance of arthropods in the ocean can be attributed to their extraordinarily adaptable body plan.

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            • Flatworms: The First Hunter

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              Flatworms look simple, but they were the first animals with a distinct head with stereo senses.

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              • Cnidarians: Life on the Move

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                These simple creatures invented movement.

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                • Annelids: Powerful and Capable Worms

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                  Annelid worms have incredibly diverse ways of making a living.

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                  • Paleontology: Paleontologists Study Tracks and Traces

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                    Fossilized tracks and traces are not only evidence of the presence of an animal, but they reveal how an animal moved.

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                    • Paleontology: Paleontologists Study Fossils

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                      Paleontologists can learn a great deal about ancient life from the fossils they study.

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                      • Genetics: How Genes Direct Development

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                        All animals have a similar set of regulatory genes that direct the formation of the body, whether it’s a worm, frog or human.

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                        • Genetics: Genes Tell Us About Evolution

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                          Mitch Sogin searches the genes of various animals to find out which one gave rise to all the others.

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