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How Human Are You? The Dating Game

When it comes to mating rituals, the animal kingdom has it all. Chimps pound their chests, alligators emit guttural groans, and elk pee on themselves. Humans, it turns out, are not all that different in displaying sex-related behaviours. And we conduct experiments to prove it. In examining courtship rituals, we find that playing footsie is as common among people as ...
  • 2013
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/03/2016

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Ape Man Social Climbers

Primates are highly social, and most primate species live in groups. Being part of a social group is key to survival, so apes will do everything they can to avoid being excluded. But living in big groups isn't easy – it takes a lot of intelligence to form and maintain the number of relationships necessary to ensure you don't get ...
  • 2013
  • 00:45:02
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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Ape Man The Alpha Male

With all the benefits that come with being the alpha male, it's no surprise that male apes have to fight to get to the top. But it's not just our chimpanzee cousins who are in a constant struggle for power. From the world leader's power walk and the CEO's dominance posture, to our subtle everyday power struggles with strangers, this ...
  • 2013
  • 00:45:02
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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Ape Man Hooking Up

The desire to find a mate drives a lot of ape behaviour, and despite millions of years of evolution, we're no exception. We'll explore the different mating strategies of our primate cousins and look at how we retain some of the same preferences. To demonstrate this, we carry out a series of social experiments designed to bring out the inner ...
  • 2013
  • 00:45:00
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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