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Origins: The Journey of Humankind

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How did we get here? How did humankind evolve from apes swinging in trees to astronauts walking on the moon? National Geographic's eight-part time-travel adventure series delves deep into history to highlight pivotal "origin" moments that fundamentally and irrevocably created modern living. Host Jason Silva ("Brain Games") guides viewers through a dazzling audio-visual portal to explore these events, such as the discoveries and applications of fire, medicine, money and transportation, while experts across each field inject commentary. The series also incorporates scripted storytelling and documentary sequences.

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Engines and animals powered the rise of civilization, driving humanity into the modern world.
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Our primal curiosity has sparked new inventions and revealed the mysteries of the universe.
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From bone huts to skyscrapers, our shelters have evolved with us, every step of the way.
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War makes humans who they are; it shapes not just the world, but human destiny as a species.
aired 474 days ago
Harnessing fire gives humans the power to create, to destroy and to transform. But it also teaches them hard lessons about what they can and cannot control.
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The human species is in an escalating arms race with super-bugs and super-viruses: living organisms that attack our bodies, adapt to our treatments, evolve and fight back.
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In a society filled with human innovation, one invention stands out above them all: money.
aired 474 days ago
Communication powers the modern world. Through wireless connections and mobile phones, billions of people can make their voices and ideas heard around the globe.

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