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Some 35,000 years ago, Neanderthals became extinct. Climate change and a taste for steaks may be to blame. (Sound familiar?) Anthropologist Katerina Harvati explains. Anthropologist Katerina Harvati dispels popular myths about Neanderthals. Anthropologist Jean-Jacques Hublin gives evidence suggesting that humans and Neanderthals exchanged culture and technologies. Evolutionary geneticist Svante Pääbo explains that culture—long thought to be an exclusively human characteristic—is evident among other primates as well. Primatologist Christophe Boesch demonstrates and discusses a leaf clipping, an aspect of chimpanzee behavior. Primatologist Christophe Boesch demonstrates and discusses ant dipping, an aspect of chimpanzee behavior. Primatologist Christophe Boesch demonstrates and discusses nut cracking, an aspect of chimpanzee behavior. Primatologist Christophe Boesch explains that declining chimpanzee populations threatens the study of chimpanzee culture. Who is more likely to help out, a child or a chimp? Psychologist Felix Warneken explains how his researched found answers to this question. Do chimps cooperate even when they’re not related? The traditional answer is no, but primatologist Linda Vigilant explains how genetics is revising this belief.