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How Stick Insects Use Camouflage - with Richard Dawkins

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Channel: The Royal Institution
Categories: Biology   |   Environmental   |   Science  
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Some insects have evolved incredibly detailed foms of camouflage, so they appear to blend almost perfectly into their surroundings. In this clip from 1991 CHRISTMAS LECTURES "Growing up in the Universe"', Richard Dawkins gets into a sticky situation with a stick insect.
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The Royal Institution 2017 advent calendar ‘Transmissions Through Time’ looks through the lens of CHRISTMAS LECTURES past to share the best demonstrations around the science of communication. From Attenborough and Sagan to Woollard and Fong, we revisit old favourites and find new gems to bring you a little gift of science every day in the lead up to Christmas.

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