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Why Are There So Many Humans?
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    human population evolution - Savanna Pumé (hunter-gatherers in Venezuela) children, shown here building a house, learn to cooperate from a young age.

    Why Are There So Many Humans?

    The populations of the great apes were once nearly equal. Now, one great ape species—Homo sapiens—outnumbers the rest by almost 8 billion. How did we do it?