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Ape Genius
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Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

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The great apes -- which include chimps, orangutans, gorillas, and bonobos -- seem to have rich emotional lives similar to our own. But just how smart are these animals? A new generation of investigators is revealing the secret mental lives of great apes. And our evolutionary next-of-kin are turning out to be far smarter than most experts ever imagined. But just as clever experiments are exposing the extraordinary abilities of great apes, new research is redefining the mental talents of our own species. Scientists are at last zeroing in on what separates us from our closest living relatives.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Ape Genius,” 01/15/2008, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_431D1A062F264732BE4F9E68F7996165.
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APA: NOVA; Ape Genius. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_431D1A062F264732BE4F9E68F7996165
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