Yay! Science programing worth a good goddamn!

Tina’s going to be excited about the above.

Drawing from never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives, director Brett Morgen tells the story of JANE, a woman whose chimpanzee research revolutionized our understanding of the natural world.

Then there’s this Blue Planet II delightfully created, produced and delivered beast of a show with an amazing sound track from Radiohead and Hans Zimmer. Dip below the fold for a behind the scenes look at the way the sound track was approached (amazing).

 

Apropos to the conversation, Goodall was in the news recently for statements about Mr. Trump.

“When chimps are competing for dominance, they do a lot of blustering, swaggering, and intimidation,” Goodall explained to Jezebel.

“The chimps who are smart, they use their brain and they get to the top by forming clever alliances, like with their brothers. So you don’t challenge the top guy without a lot of support. They last longer, the ones with the brain. The ones who do the swaggering don’t last as long.”

Just in case you’re wondering which camp she feels Trump falls into, the interviewer responded, “Here’s hoping.” Goodall agreed: “We’re all hoping.”

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