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NHK SPECIAL - Jared Diamond's Rise of the Third Chimpanzee

What Separates Humans from Animals?

Presented from the Los Angeles Zoo, the first episode explores how we share 98.4% of our DNA with chimpanzees. What's in the extra 1.6% that gave us music, art, culture, and an advantage over other animals? A master storyteller, Dr. Diamond looks to evolution for clues and dives into the origins of human language.

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NHK SPECIAL - Jared Diamond's Rise of the Third Chimpanzee

Why Do We Destroy Nature? / Tackling Inequality

Jared Diamond looks deep into history for clues to help us overcome today's major threats
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Will We Be Visited By Aliens? / Can We Eradicate Genocide?

Jared Diamond looks to evolution for clues to the big questions of our era.
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Agriculture's Mixed Blessings/How Agriculture Differentiated

Nothing changed human history more than the birth of agriculture, giving us culture.
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The Science of Monogamy / Our Mysterious Lifespan

Why do humans live in monogamous couples?
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The Animal Origins of Art / How We Choose Our Mates

What makes us human?
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