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religious fiesta in Peru

WORLD MUSIC  Researchers have identified 18 features that characterize many musical performances around the world, including by this brass band accompanying a dance and performance troupe during a religious fiesta in Peru. Many of music’s common features involve group performance and dancing.

Baboons in a troop

STAYING TOGETHER  Baboons in this troop, tracked with GPS collars, resolved splits in group travel by following collective rules that bypassed socially dominant monkeys.

Kennewick Man’s skeleton

NATIVE GUY  DNA from 8,500-year-old Kennewick Man’s skeleton indicates that he shared ancestry with modern Native Americans and perhaps was closely related to Northwest tribes that want to rebury his bones.

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