This week Quentin Cooper investigates the psychology that turns a peaceful protest into a rioting mob. He hears about a major international study that is tracking down the genetic background to multiple sclerosis. As a new documentary is released about Project Nim, he revisits the classic experiment to bring a chimpanzee up like a human child. And he learns how Amazon tribes shrank human heads.

Producer: Martin Redfern.

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Thu 11 Aug 2011 16:30

Inside Science

BBC Inside Science

Adam Rutherford explores the research that is transforming our world.