Just ten years ago, the prevailing view was that the modern human mind suddenly gelled in Europe some 35,000 years ago. Alison Brooks and her colleague Sally McBrearty have challenged that notion.
Researcher Brian Hare is an advocate for eliminating the chimpanzee pet trade. In the wake of the chimp attack, Brian explains the science behind his stance.
Gustavus Adolphus College hosted a conference last October focused squarely on the idea of “The Human Spark.” We've met with many of the speakers.
Larry Engel discusses the challenges and joys of filming Alan with the chimps at the North Carolina Zoo.
Watch Tanya Chartrand describe what it was like for her as a scientist to be involved in a television shoot for "The Human Spark."
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