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ANCIENT LOOK  Fossils of extinct primates that lived in India nearly 55 million years ago come from tiny creatures that were about the size of a gray mouse lemur (shown).

CRACKING UP Bonobos in an African sanctuary use stones to crack oil palm nuts surprisingly well, researchers say. These apes hold nut-cracking stones in 15 different ways, and use 10 hand grips not previously described for tool-using chimps or monkeys.

Bonobos cracking nuts with rocks

CRACKING UP Bonobos in an African sanctuary use stones to crack oil palm nuts surprisingly well, researchers say. These apes hold nut-cracking stones in 15 different ways, and use 10 hand grips not previously described for tool-using chimps or monkeys.

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