Human evolution

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    Video caption: Priceless 'Little Foot' fossil studied with X-rays

    The skull of a 3.6-million-year-old human ancestor is brought to the UK for detailed investigation.

  2. The Compulsive Communicators

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    Video caption: David Attenborough looks at how and why humans have come to dominate life on earth.

    David Attenborough seeks to explain how we came to dominate life on earth, tracing the African origins of humans to nearly three million years ago.

  3. Neanderthals

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    Video caption: Brian Cox and Robin Ince explore the extraordinary lives of the Neanderthals.

    Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by comedian Alan Davies, Rebecca Wragg Sykes and Tori Herridge to learn about our much misunderstood, early human cousins, the Neanderthals

  4. Why do we have body odour?

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    Video caption: We’ve had smelly armpits since before we evolved into modern humans

    Scientists have discovered that the smell has been around since before we evolved into modern humans.

  5. Innies and outies - the wonder of the human belly button

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    Video caption: BBC Ideas explores the wonder of the human belly button

    Whether you have an innie or an outie, you definitely have one. So, here's everything you might ever want to know about the belly button.

  6. What’s the point of noses?

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    Video caption: BBC Ideas explores the evolutionary purpose of noses

    We all have noses. But what's the point of them? And why do they stick out? A quick look at the evolution, history and science of the human nose.