Origins of Childhood

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Andrew Luck-Baker asks why humans, unlike other primates, have such a long childhood. Chimp infants can look after themselves when they are weaned, but young humans have to rely on their parents for years. What advantages does a long childhood bring to us as a species?

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Mon 22 Jun 2009 21:00

Inside Science

BBC Inside Science

Adam Rutherford explores the research that is transforming our world.

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